Technology & Digital Life

The Two-Way
5:22 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

A small drone hovers during a meet-up of the D.C. Area Drone User Group on Feb. 1.
Robert MacPherson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:09 pm

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the Federal Aviation Administration had overstepped in fining a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the National Transportation Safety Board says the agency has the authority to regulate such drones.

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Technology
5:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Uber Executive Lashes Out At Journalists After Negative Publicity

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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All Tech Considered
3:35 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:58 pm

Don't install software from the Web unless it's directly from the company that made it. If you do install software, make sure you update it. And whatever you do, don't open attachments emailed to you by spammers.

These are just a few warnings from Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert.

Krebs learned the ins and outs of how the spam industry works when he was given documents in the aftermath of a feud between two Russian companies — two of the largest sponsors of pharmaceutical spam.

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The Two-Way
1:40 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:39 am

The popular ride-service company Uber is in damage control mode after a senior vice president expressed interest in unveiling details about the private lives of journalists in retaliation for unflattering coverage of Uber's business practices.

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Digital Life
5:06 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And now a remembrance for the technology that once had TV geeks, well, geeking out.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Oh, what's this? A giant 50-inch plasma.

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Digital Life
5:06 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

University Turns To E-Sports For New Scholarship Opportunities

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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Television
5:02 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby speaks at a press conference about African- American art on Nov. 6.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:29 pm

This may be the first time in a long while that Bill Cosby can't control the public conversation about Bill Cosby.

Read the recent biography Cosby: His Life and Times, and you see a portrait of a talented performer who took control of his business and career interests early on, forever suspicious of journalists and industry executives who might try to interfere.

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The Two-Way
2:41 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Airbus' patented design for amphitheater-like seating.
Espacenet

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Airbus has filed a patent for a new plane that looks decidedly more Star Trek Enterprise than airplane.

The Financial Times dubbed it "flying doughnuts."

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Food
5:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans has perfected the art of tweeting a recipe in 140 characters or less.
fot. Wojciech Zalewski iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 4:54 pm

Yes, you can fit a recipe into a tweet.

Just ask Maureen Evans, author of Eat Tweet: A Twitter Cookbook. She has been sharing recipes with friends and families for years from the Twitter account @Cookbook, and realized early on that not only is it entirely possible, but it can also be fun.

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Parallels
3:50 am
Mon November 17, 2014

In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

Artist Dan Roosegaarde pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh's painting Starry Night by creating this bike path in Van Gogh's hometown of Eindhoven.
Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 12:27 pm

In the Dutch town of Eindhoven, artist Daan Roosegaarde has paid homage to its most famous resident, Vincent Van Gogh, by creating a glowing bike path that relies on solar-powered LED lights and interprets his classic painting Starry Night.

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