NPR Technology Podcast
How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking...10/02/15
What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.
We Need 2 Talk: Most Teens Still Start, End Their...
The Pew Research Center surveyed adolescents ages 13 to 17 and found social media and mobile phones are woven into teens' lives — particularly when it comes to flirting.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'
Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently it's been emphasizing their privacy features. Tim Cook describes how Apple is protecting and using, or not using, customer data.
Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still...
With apps and video chats now a part of many people's days, some firms and hospitals see big potential for health care delivered remotely. But a lot of insurers still aren't willing to pay for it.
No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft
Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.
Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers'...
Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our cars. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.
Atlanta Tries To Carve Out A Niche In Tech
Many local start-ups say their biggest hurdle is cash. It's such a common complaint, Atlanta's mayor is launching a venture capital fund to help tech companies get off the ground.
India's Prime Minister Urges Indians To Stay In Their...
During his trip to Silicon Valley, Narendra Modi spoke about the "brain drain" that's led many educated Indians to settle in the US. He would like to reverse it, as would many Indians in the U.S.
How 'Long Overdue' Chip Credit Cards Protect Consumers...
Investigative journalist Brian Krebs, author of the blog "Krebs on Security," reviews the changes ahead for credit cards and how chip technology is supposed to keep consumers safer.
India's Leader Tours Silicon Valley, Swaps Stories With...
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Facebook on Sunday, where he and Mark Zuckerberg shared some personal stories.
Indian Prime Minister Takes California, Courted By Tech...
Narendra Modi, India's social media-savvy prime minister, is sweeping into Silicon Valley for a whirlwind of events, engaging titans of American tech industry including Facebook, Google and Tesla.
U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World
And there are just 15 years to accomplish them. Here's a rundown of the 17 aims, which include ending poverty, hunger and AIDS, fixing the environment and giving everyone access to green space.
U.S., China Talks On Cybersecurity To Be A 'Very...
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution about why reaching any kind of detailed agreement will be a serious challenge.
Tech Leaders From U.S., China Meet In Seattle, Can't Quite...
In meetings on Microsoft's campus, the disagreements were many, from America's desired access to Chinese markets to China's desire to control Web content. On digital life, there's a cultural divide.
Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off
Personal rapid transit was supposed to be the future of public transport: lightweight pods on elevated tracks, on-demand destinations. But funding issues mean cities are reluctant to change course.
Cybersecurity Tops Agenda As Chinese President Visits Obama
One of the biggest topics President Obama is expected to discuss with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week is the hacking of U.S. companies by China. American officials say the issue threatens relations between the countries, and the U.S. is...
The Cost Of Interruptions: They Waste More Time Than You...
Interruptions are ubiquitous and annoying. Studies indicate that getting interrupted is also costly — it can take a long while for people who have been distracted to settle back into tasks. Now, new research explores whether there is a cure.
Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Have Emissions...
Volkswagen faces a growing scandal over how it used software to dodge clean air rules for diesel vehicles. The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe and large financial penalties are sure to follow. Volkswagen also has another big problem on...
China's President Meets With Tech Leaders In Seattle
Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his trip to the U.S. in Seattle Tuesday, where he will meet with leaders in tech and aerospace.
Apple TV, App Makers Try To Move Casual Gamers To Bigger...
In 2015, mobile games revenues are expected to hit more than $30 billion worldwide. Apple wants these casual gamers to play their mobile games on its streaming TV console.
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