April Fool's Day was one week ago — but an elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen gained wide attention Monday, after those behind the hoax used Twitter, YouTube, and other social media to spread spurious claims that the pastor had renounced his faith and would close his huge Texas church.
An organization in Sweden has developed a smart bracelet to protect aid workers in danger. All Things Considered hosts talk with Robert Hardh, executive director of the Civil Rights Defenders about how the bracelets work.
All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Laura Sydell looking forward to the week's technology news, including some likely hand wringing at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas over the way people are watching shows in the digital era: by streaming video online.
Tech companies in Silicon Valley are ramping up for an all-out fight over immigration reform. It's one of the times that business leaders in the Valley — a longtime epicenter for foreign workers — are really bothering with the public policy debate in any coordinated fashion. Lawmakers are telling the Valley elite they've got to ally with Latinos, but the alliance is proving hard. From member station KQED in San Francisco, Aarti Shahani reports.
Today's devices are smaller and much more powerful than they were 20 years ago. New advances in technology can't solve all hearing problems, but they've improved many aspects of life for people with hearing loss.
As car sharing continues to gain traction among American drivers, Car2Go is one company benefiting from the changing way we use cars. Economics and environmental concerns are spurring the market, as is the idea that cars are tools, not symbols of power or status.
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