Technology

RSS Feed
NPR

Infomagical: WNYC's 'Note To Self' Tries To Make Information Overload Disappear

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's podcast, "Note To Self," about their "infomagical" challenge. They're trying to mediate the problem of information overload and have some results to share.
NPR

Twitter Users Blast Reported Plan To Change Display Of Tweets

Many Twitter users responded angrily after a published report said the company is planning to change how tweets are displayed. The BuzzFeed article said Twitter will switch this week to a curated timeline, based on an algorithm that determines what people want to see. Tweets are currently displayed in reverse chronological order. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says no such change is happening this week, but he didn't deny that it may happen.
WAMU 88.5

Call To Get All Maryland Students Internet Access Renewed This Year

Should all students in Maryland schools have access to the Internet and other digital resources? One Maryland Senator is taking up the call again this legislative session.

NPR

Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity

This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.
NPR

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
NPR

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."
NPR

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
NPR

Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

A mall real estate executive let slip that Amazon plans to build up to 400 walk-in stores. Analysts were skeptical, and now the executive says his comment wasn't intended to represent Amazon's plans.
NPR

Louis C.K. Drops Surprise New Drama 'Horace And Pete' Online

Comedian Louis C.K. is experimenting again with how he distributes programs. He has begun selling a comedy/drama series with a stellar cast online for $5 per episode. NPR explores the show and its business model.
WAMU 88.5

Metro's Plans For Modern Fare Payment System Delayed — No Word On How Long

A new fare gate system allowing Metro riders to use their chip-enabled credit cards, government IDs, or smartphones to pay their way has been delayed — with no word on when riders can expect to see the technology in place.

Pages