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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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Episode 45

Friday, February 06, 2015

A note to our listeners.
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Threat Assessment

Friday, February 06, 2015

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  

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The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole: The Game!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A new board game puts all the time you've spent lazily clicking around the online encyclopedia to good use.
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The Corrector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There are a lot of mistakes in this dang world, Jon Delfin tries to correct one or two of them.
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User Experience: Weird Google Alerts

Friday, January 30, 2015

Readers sound off on their weird Google Alerts.
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Security Journalism Isn't A Crime

Friday, January 30, 2015

Journalist and activist Barrett Brown received a lengthy prison sentence for "linking to hacked material." Security journalist Quinn Norton worries her beat might now be criminalized.

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#44 - Prostitute Laundry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Let the priests tremble, we're going to show them our sexts!" (Not the type you're thinking.)
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User Experience: A Call for Users

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tell us about your weird Google Alerts.
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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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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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#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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