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New Tech City

Putting heart and the human experience into tech coverage, WNYC's New Tech City with Manoush Zomorodi investigates what all the data, constant connectivity, and perpetual "upgrades" really mean for daily life. Follow @newtechcity and subscribe to the podcast for stories of discovery on how the digital age is altering our brains, relationships, and values. 

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I Am A Real Person

Friday, January 23, 2015

When Time Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer got a call from a telemarketer, he knew the voice on the other end of the line wasn't right. She kept insisting she was, in fact, human.

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“Invisible Boyfriend” Expands Boyfriend Repertoire, Sets up Perfect Meet-Cute

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Invisible Boyfriend" is looking for new fake beaus, and a new romcom idea is born.
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#16 - *WIN A MILLION DOLLAR MANSION FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER*

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Sweepers" are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes—the kind most of us think are scams. It turns out, we're wrong. Some people win big.
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British Men Are Posting Their Nipples on Twitter in Protest

Thursday, January 22, 2015

British men are posting photos of their nipples on Twitter for a (related) cause. 
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Helpful Synonyms for All of LinkedIn’s “Most Overused” Words

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LinkedIn users all sound the same. Here's a helpful guide to make you stand out.
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Welcome to Horse Vine

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Look, some teens love horses, trap music, and video editing.
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User Experience: One Star

Friday, January 16, 2015

Talking to Internet users about how it feels to leave a negative review.
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#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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A Paranoid Reflection Of Our Digital Age

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker on making a hit TV show that explores technological obsession and the more disturbing facets of our humanity.

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Tweet to a Grecian Urn: Behind #TwitterPoetryClub

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snap snap snap. Twitter has its own poetry salon. Snap snap snap.
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Ship Your Enemies Glitter Delivers on a Beautiful Promise

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Internet has created a sparkly new way to torment the people you hate.
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Aggregation and Ownership in the Digital Wild West

Friday, January 09, 2015

In a "remix culture" where sharing is a business and virality a science, Bob asks if copyright has lost all meaning.

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Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015

Brooke speaks with futurist and io9 contributing editor George Dvorsky about the 2014 breakthroughs in science, technology, and culture that could be right out of a sci-fi novel. 

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#42 - GodTube

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Will Rogers wanted to let Christians know that non-Christians had something to say. So he made a video saying almost nothing at all.
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Dear Haruki: Japan’s Most Famous Novelist to Become Online Advice Columnist

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Move over Dear Prudence and Dan Savage, Haruki Murakami is ready to answer emails.
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Locked Out of the Alt: Why One Woman Turned to Alt Twitter for a Room of Her Own

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Lily locked her Twitter account to try to find some privacy online, but it wasn't enough. Then she found "alt" Twitter.
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One Hell(boy) of a Reddit Secret Santa

Friday, December 19, 2014

Diane from Legal was nice to give you that Starbucks gift card, but this surprising Reddit user might be the Secret Santa of the year.
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Reporting the Sony Hack

Friday, December 19, 2014

Did the Sony hack reveal newsworthy information, juicy gossip, or just our own voyeuristic tendencies? Ethicist Kelly McBride weighs in. 

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#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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New Bot Eliminates the Need for Writers, Writing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Content, Forever solves the problem of content. Forever.
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