NPR Technology Podcast
Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth...09/02/15
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.
How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias
The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.
After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To...
The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.
North Dakota Law Aims To Set Parameters For Police Use Of...
North Dakota is out in front with a law setting the parameters for police use of drones. It bars the use of lethal weapons on these remote controlled flying machines, but it seems to specifically rule in non-lethal weapons. Some legislators are...
Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting
In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track...
Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act
The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.
Husband Found On Ashley Madison: It Wasn't Me. (His Wife...
When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that. Then they did some computer forensics.
Beyond Jane Fonda Tapes: Home Workouts Go Virtual
In New York City, an instructor leads an indoor spinning class while cyclists at home around the country ride along — and compete with other riders — on special bikes outfitted with tablets.
Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call
When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.
Federal Trade Commission: To Combat Robocalls, 'Just Hang...
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Patty Hsue, who leads the robocall-combating tech initiatives at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, about its plans to combat phone fraud.
Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo,...
One female developer says she hasn't faced much overt sexism in her 20-year career, but there's been lots of "casual exclusion" — like meetings held at strip clubs. It's hard to talk about, she says.
As Traffic Clots The Skyways, Officials Seek Ways To Cope...
Reports of close calls between airplanes and drones is on the rise. Michael Huerta, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, explains how they plan to handle the situation.
After A Divorce, What Happens To A Couple's Frozen Embryos?
Former spouses who disagree over whether their embryos can be destroyed have taken their case to court. In the process, one thing has become clear: how far the law lags behind reproductive technology.
Virtual Summer Camp Uses 'Minecraft' To Teach Digital...
While some kids go to summer camp, others opt for a virtual camp. It uses the Minecraft video game to teach engineering skills, basic coding and how to be a good citizen in the digital landscape.
How Close Are We Really To A Robot-Run Society?
From self-driving cars to automated warehouses, humans are being pushed out of the equation. Soon, robots will "do a million other things we can't even conceive of," author John Markoff says.
A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?
What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? An entrepreneur says something called thermoelectrics is the key.
Online Stars Feel Cheated As YouTube, Facebook Battle Over...
Many popular videos on Facebook originated on YouTube, and YouTube stars say it means they're losing money. Facebook says it takes intellectual property rights seriously and is working on a solution.
Aging Irrigation Systems Lead To Crop Losses In The West
Farmers across the West are making do with less water than they are used to. But the problem isn't just lack of rainfall and snowpack. Outdated irrigation systems have led to crop losses and conflict among farmers.
Scientists Develop App To Turn Smartphones Into Cosmic Ray...
If scientists can convince people to use the app, they hope it will help them solve a cosmic mystery. This story originally aired on March 27, 2015 on All Things Considered.
Bloomberg Columnist: Report On Amazon's Work Culture Not...
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Justin Fox, columnist for Bloomberg View, about Amazon's work culture, following a scathing article in The New York Times.
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