Elise Hu http://wfae.org en Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked http://wfae.org/post/tech-week-googles-world-cup-play-amazon-sued-and-kids-tracked Summertime in the tech world has made us eager for some lighter news, which you can find below. But the weightier legal battles in technology continue, as highlighted in our Big Conversation section. And links we think you should see are filed under Curiosities. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:36:00 +0000 Elise Hu 54761 at http://wfae.org Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats http://wfae.org/post/friday-feline-fun-ranking-most-famous-internet-cats <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Elise Hu 54743 at http://wfae.org Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation http://wfae.org/post/what-burritos-and-sandwiches-can-teach-us-about-innovation When you slap some meat inside two slices of bread, you have a sandwich, at least according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the safety and labeling of meat and poultry.<p>"We're talking about a traditional closed-face sandwich," says Mark Wheeler, who works in food safety at the USDA. "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit."<p>That excludes items like burritos, wraps or hot dogs. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:18:00 +0000 Elise Hu 54580 at http://wfae.org What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey http://wfae.org/post/future-internet-not-so-free-or-open-pews-new-survey What we know as the World Wide Web — the main way by which most of us access the Internet — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/02/27/282965383/the-web-at-25-hugely-popular-and-viewed-as-a-positive-force">just turned 25 this year</a>. Its existence has allowed for all kinds of learning and free expression, coding and making, rule-breaking and platform-making. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 Elise Hu 54175 at http://wfae.org The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey Facebook Manipulates Our Moods For Science And Commerce: A Roundup http://wfae.org/post/facebook-manipulates-our-moods-science-and-commerce-roundup So, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/28/326453204/facebook-scientists-alter-newsfeeds-find-emotions-are-affected-by-it">that happened</a>.<p>Scientists <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/24/8788.full">published a paper</a> revealing that in 2012, Facebook researchers conducted a study into "emotional contagion." The social media company altered the news feeds (the main page users land on for a stream of updates from friends) of nearly 700,000 users. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:31:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53961 at http://wfae.org Facebook Manipulates Our Moods For Science And Commerce: A Roundup Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls http://wfae.org/post/tech-week-googles-plans-aereos-loss-and-occupied-stalls It's officially summer, but there's no slowdown on the technology news front. Here's your weekly roundup of notable stories in tech, from the team at NPR and beyond.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Aereo No Longer?</strong>: The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, decided that the streaming TV startup Aereo's service, which lets users watch and record live TV from Internet-connected devices, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/25/325488386/tech-firm-aereo-performs-an-illegal-service-supreme-court-says">is in violation of copyright laws</a>. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:13:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53852 at http://wfae.org Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done http://wfae.org/post/binge-watch-purge-now-aereo-likely-done The Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/25/325488386/tech-firm-aereo-performs-an-illegal-service-supreme-court-says">gave broadcasters a big win</a> this week in their battle against the startup service Aereo. Subscribers in select cities have been watching and recording live broadcast TV with <a href="https://www.aereo.com/">Aereo</a>, at a cost of $8 to $12 a month. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53744 at http://wfae.org The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect http://wfae.org/post/facebooks-diversity-numbers-are-out-and-theyre-what-you-expect The summer of tech company demographic data dumps continues apace. Facebook is the latest big firm to share its staff's racial and gender breakdowns, following similar releases from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/29/317024113/googles-white-male-heavy-staff-underlines-techs-diversity-problem">Google</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/17/323040120/how-yahoos-diversity-numbers-compare-to-googles">Yahoo</a>. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53708 at http://wfae.org Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect Watch This To Put Your Facebook Feed In Perspective http://wfae.org/post/watch-put-your-facebook-feed-perspective <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxVZYiJKl1Y</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:52:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53644 at http://wfae.org Watch This To Put Your Facebook Feed In Perspective Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch? http://wfae.org/post/tech-week-yo-amazon-fire-phone-and-apples-iwatch It was a big week for product news in the tech world, a topic we typically reserve for your weekly round-ups. Here we go ...<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>SCOTUS And Facebook Threats</strong>: A case for our modern times. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Elise Hu 53390 at http://wfae.org Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch?