NPR Technology Podcast
Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream01/26/15
Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.
3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking
In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.
Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict
A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.
Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed
No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.
App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?
The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.
Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks
They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal
Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.
Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?
Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
NPR: 01-21-2015 Technology
Stories: 1) Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade 2) Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last? 3) Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future 4) Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But...
NPR: 01-14-2015 Technology
Stories: 1) Privacy, Security Focal Points At CES 2) Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable 3) In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight 4) Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries. 5) New Streaming Services Are...
NPR: 01-07-2015 Technology
Stories: 1) Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff 2) Net Neutrality Debate Forces FCC Chairman Into The Spotlight 3) The Best Of The Internet In 2014 4) NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap 5) Utilities Fight...
NPR: 12-31-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) Sony Hack Highlights The Global Underground Market For Malware 2) Online Sellers Pop Up In Real Life, For A Limited Time Only 3) Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack 4) 2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of...
NPR: 12-24-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt 2) North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks 3) For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution 4) U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer...
NPR: 12-17-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That Smartphone 2) Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age 3) After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain 4) YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is...
NPR: 12-10-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Upgrade 2) Ralph Baer, The Man Who Thought Up Video Games, Dies 3) New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company' 4) Inventor Ralph Baer Was An American Success Story 5) Ransomware: When...
NPR: 11-12-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover 2) Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds' 3) Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses 4) WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists 5)...
NPR: 11-05-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's 2) Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77 3) Domino's Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza 4) EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up...
NPR: 10-30-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms 2) With 'Dorothy' App, Clicks Of The Heel Command Your Phone 3) From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out 4) I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask...
NPR: 10-29-2014 Technology
Stories: 1) Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home? 2) Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets 3) At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D
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