Note To Self
QofN: How Do I Find Quiet Space Online?07/01/15
This week, we're debuting a new segment called Question of Note. Every other week, we'll take a listener's question -- your question! -- and find just the right the person to answer it. See them allhereas we go along. Got a Question of Note you'd like...
Wevorce: What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage
When two people get married, the story can usually write itself: vows, a commitment, the promise of forever. January 15, 1954 (New York Daily News) And then for not quite halfof those married couples: Divorce. Itsets offanotherset of plot points we...
Stingrays: The Conspiracy Theorist Who Was Right All Along
Update: It's live! Listen here on absolutely anywhere you get your podcast(iTunes,Stitcher,TuneIn,I Heart Radio,RSS feed). Then head over to Radiolab for a bonus round with Manoush and Alex. THEN,send us a voice memo with your thoughts about...
There's Just Something About Paper
Reading on a screen is different than reading a book, and your brain can tell. This week, we've got an update onone of our most popular episodesabout what all that skimming does to our ability to read deeply. Dozens of you have written in with similar...
Judging Your Originality in a Cut and Paste World
Welcome to theonly siteon the wholeWorld Wide Webwith the words: “They were friends forever and lived happily ever after."At least,the only oneas far as a giant database of student papers, online texts, and a Google search can tell. Full credit for...
Exactly How Much the Internet Knows About Your Soul (and...
To introduceour new name —Note to Self —we've decided to bring you an episode that is about exactly that: the self. We found a service that takes the "personalization trend" —think uncanny Facebook ads, targeted email campaigns, and that pair of shoes...
Welcome to Note to Self: Our New Name
Hello friends, Consider this a big cyber squeeze and thank you! After reading through all of your thoughtful suggestions and feedback, we’re ready to announce our new name. To recap: We have been on the huntfor a titlethat better aligns with our...
Update: How Eating Disorders Evolved Online
Last fall, weventuredinto a dark corner of the Internetwhere peoplebond over unhealthy behavior, trading tips on starving themselves. This is where sufferers of anorexia and bulimia share so-called "thinspiration" photos, framing eating disordersnot...
Yes, You’re Distracted. Is it ADHD?
You pick up your phone to send an email. You see a notification for a text message. All of a sudden, you're on Instagram debating whether or not to like an old high school classmate's engagementpicture, Pinterest-ing the photographer (aww, PUPPY!),...
'Am I Trans?': One Teen’s Quest and How Gaming Helped
This week, we bring you astory of video games and gender. Turns out, despite all of the angst, they can be be an inviting place for avery vulnerable and overlooked subset of young people to exploretheir gender identities. Playing Normal We'll start in...
Google's Head of HR on Growth-Hacking Gender Equality at...
Note from the New Tech City team: Hello! As you'll hear above, we're renaming our show, and we want your help!OK, on with the regularly scheduled podcasting... In 2014, only 30percentof all Google employees were women. Break the numbers down farther,...
Apple Knows You're Sick of Your Phone
Can wearable technology solve a problem technology created? Apple just had thebest quarter yet—not just for Apple, butfor any companyever.Sales of the iPhone 6 topped all expectations. A huge chunk of the world is walking around with a smartphone at...
Here’s What Watson Actually Does (And: Cooked Avocado?)
Special thanks this week to The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and Anne Noyes Saini. Check outtheir version of events here. This is a show where we look at how technology is changing our lives, right?Well, on this week’s episode: please, technology... feed...
Kids and Tech Finale: 3 Core Principles
For the finale of our Kids Tech series, we bring you tips for parenting, teaching, and talking to the digitally oriented among us.
Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids
My teacher uses technology to monitor my kid, his behavior, and more. So I decided to find out what that means for his privacy in the long run.
Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, and the End of Braille?
Touchscreen phones work so well forblind peoplethatBraille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."
Parents, We Did Your 'Ed Tech' Homework for You
We take a look atexactly whattech isin the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question:Whyis this tech in the classroom?
Tweens and Tech: Our Guide to Getting Them to Open Up
Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds:Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs.We've got a survey.
Bruce Schneier says There's One Way To Actually Fight the...
Security technologistBruce Schneier, author of Data and Goliath,says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato
The creators of the web video"High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus:how they feel aboutpaywalls, sharing Netflixpasswords, and what they smoke on set.
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