Technology & Digital Life

All Tech Considered
4:07 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

A 3-D map of London by Nokia's mapping division, called Here.

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 9:47 am

When it comes to creating a digital map of the world, you may think of Google workers driving around in high-tech cars mounted with cameras — snapping photos of everything.

But Robert Scott walks the streets of London jotting down address numbers with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper.

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Code Switch
2:23 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Former Cisco Vice President Buck Gee speaks at the Advance Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives at Stanford University in 2011.
Dai Sugano/San Jose Mercury News MCT/Landov

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 10:28 am

In the last few pages of a recent issue of The Economist, we spotted an advertisement for a leadership program specifically for Asian-American executives. The program charges $11,000 in tuition for a five-day session at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The purpose, says co-founder Buck Gee, is to provide companies with an "immediate solution" to tackle the lack of Asian-Americans in leadership roles.

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Movie Interviews
5:33 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Aaron Swartz was heavily involved in the popular 2012 campaign to prevent the passage of the federal Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA.
Quinn Norton Falco Ink Publicity

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 8:48 am

Aaron Swartz was a programmer, a hacker, a freedom of information activist — and a casualty of suicide.

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All Tech Considered
4:51 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Yearning To Be A 'True Sport,' E-Sports Group Changes Gender Rules

A tournament in Finland for the competitive digital card game Hearthstone raised attention last week when the invitation called for male players only.
Ina Fassbender Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:28 pm

The world of e-sports was rattled this past week when an organization vying to become its governing body drew anger for organizing gender-divided tournaments.

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The Two-Way
9:07 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:50 pm

A Washington Post analysis of data provided by Edward Snowden has revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the National Security Agency were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners. But the examination also showed that officials gleaned valuable intelligence from the wide net the agency cast.

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Around the Nation
7:55 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 12:50 pm



We're spending part of our summer stargazing. And this week, as part of our series looking at the heavens, we went to the U.S. Naval Observatory, which sits on high ground, overlooking most of Washington. You're probably already familiar with what it does.


FRED COVINGTON: U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock. At the tone, the Eastern daylight time - 14 hours, 20 minutes exactly. Universal time...

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5:06 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

From Thermostats To Prison Security, More Things Going Online

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 7:14 pm



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All Tech Considered
12:57 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a developer conference in April. His company was unliked this week for manipulating users' news feeds to test their emotions.
Ben Margot AP

The world of technology keeps on spinning. Hang on, here's what happened this week in tech, from NPR and beyond.


Sell Your Spot: Trouble finding a parking spot? See if someone's selling one. New apps are popping up that allow drivers to buy and sell parking spots in high-traffic areas. But, as NPR's Aarti Shahani found, there are some problems with the concept.

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All Tech Considered
5:13 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Quit Social Media, Save Your Marriage?

Researchers found that, in general, people who use social media are 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse.

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 11:04 am

Your wife comes to bed late — again — after spending hours on Facebook. Maybe you feel like your husband is more focused on Twitter than you. Here's a pro tip: You may not imagining it. Your relationship really could be headed for rocky shores, if not splitsville, according to a new study from Boston University.

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The Two-Way
10:52 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Richard Neal gave a play-by-play of Hurricane Arthur from his perch in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 1:55 pm

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