NPR Business http://wfae.org en Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust http://wfae.org/post/labels-easy-read-not-always-easy-trust <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Labels%3A+Easy+To+Read%2C+Not+Always+Easy+To+Trust&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 55715 at http://wfae.org This Traffic Backup Brought To You By ... http://wfae.org/post/traffic-backup-brought-you With the advent of the "sharing economy" and successful peer-to-peer ventures like Airbnb and RelayRides, it is now possible for millions to turn a quick buck by renting out underused assets like a spare guest room or a even a dog that needs walking.<p>But many of us who endure long car rides to work each day have another asset that we may have been too frazzled, bored or fatigued to appreciate — even though it trails us almost everywhere we go: our car's bumper.<p><strong>Traffic Problems Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Sean Braswell 55696 at http://wfae.org This Traffic Backup Brought To You By ... NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens http://wfae.org/post/nfl-faces-criticism-over-ray-rice-suspension-ravens <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NFL+Faces+Criticism+Over+Ray+Rice+Suspension+From+Ravens&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTYwMDQ1MDEzMzE1ODcyMjRmY2FlMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 editor 55683 at http://wfae.org Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality http://wfae.org/post/tech-week-industry-diversity-digital-afterlives-net-neutrality What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>Hack The Hood: </strong>Twitter this week followed <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/26/325798198/facebooks-diversity-numbers-are-out-and-theyre-what-you-expect?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=alltech&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140723">Google, Facebook and Yahoo</a> in releasing numbers on the makeup of its workforce. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Avie Schneider 55680 at http://wfae.org Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality If All The Ice Melts, What Happens To Hockey? http://wfae.org/post/if-all-ice-melts-what-happens-hockey <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=If+All+The+Ice+Melts%2C+What+Happens+To+Hockey%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 55679 at http://wfae.org Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining http://wfae.org/post/happy-birthday-amazon-and-its-data-mining Amazon is now 20 years old!<p>In 1994, Jeff Bezos walked out of the Wall Street hedge fund where he worked after they declined to invest in his idea, and began to sell books out of his garage.<p>Today, Amazon is a retail and entertainment empire, selling books and shoes, computers, overcoats, band saws, sofa beds, kimchi, canned beans, artwork, wine, grills, generators, drones, kitty litter, pool filter pumps and garden gnomes, etc., etc., and more.<p>Type in "kitchen sink"- you'll find dozens.<p>Bezos chose the name Amazon, incidentally, because it begins with an A, to pop up to the top of al Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Scott Simon 55669 at http://wfae.org Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama http://wfae.org/post/bill-allowing-americans-unlock-cellphones-passes-house-heads-obama Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55655 at http://wfae.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://wfae.org/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 55645 at http://wfae.org Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy http://wfae.org/post/keychain-breathalyzers-may-make-quantified-drinking-easy While testing whether a <a href="seamus.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/02/327854051/alcohol-test-can-you-control-your-intoxication-by-eating-yeast">dash of yeast</a> could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty stomachs. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Eliza Barclay 55644 at http://wfae.org Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic? http://wfae.org/post/when-do-chefs-and-doctors-buy-generic Pharmacists and doctors are more likely than the general public to buy generic medicine, as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/07/05/198504001/why-doesnt-everybody-buy-cheap-generic-headache-medicine" target="_blank">we reported</a> last year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 editor 55631 at http://wfae.org When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?