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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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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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Instagrammar: Why Adding Periods to Instagram Notifications Makes Users Feel "Sassed"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Instragram added the smallest update to their notifications. So why are users so offended?
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#illridewithyou and Rising Beyond Clicktivism

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the wake of the Australian hostage crisis, #illridewithyou started trending.
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We Don't Want to Be Prevented From Posting Drunken Facebook Photos

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Lab is working to prevent users from posting drunken photos. But do we want that? And will it even work?
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#40 - Tinder Bros

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tinder is home to some of the worst pick-up lines on the internet, and they aren't even original. 
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Unicode, Ophiuchus, and a Surprisingly Goth Emoji Poem

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emoji are darker than you ever realized.
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JakeDate.com Nails App Marketing, Reminds Us That Tech is Boring

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The latest in dating is here: JakeDate, an app that allows you to finally connect  – with Jake.
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Blog to... Novel?: Five Internet Personalities Turned Fiction Writers (Besides Zoella)

Friday, December 05, 2014

Zoella's Girl Online is making a huge splash – are bloggers-cum-novelists always such a hit? (Nope.)
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What Police Video Can and Can't Do

Friday, December 05, 2014

As the debate surrounding the effectiveness of police-worn body cameras grows, Bob Garfield looks at the concerns and evidence regarding the technology and its practical use.

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Little Trolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them. 

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#CrimingWhileWhite: How Should an Ally Be?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite tells tales of white privilege. But are those the stories we need right now?
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