Technology & Digital Life

The Two-Way
11:17 pm
Sun July 12, 2015

Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Satoru Iwata, seen here at a press conference in Tokyo in 2009, helped lead Nintendo back to ascendancy in the early 2000s.
Toru Yamanaka AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:05 am

Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo for more than a decade, has died at the age of 55.

"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth," the video game company announced Sunday night in a very brief statement.

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Digital Life
7:59 am
Sun July 12, 2015

App MDs Are Likely To Give The Wrong Diagnoses

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 9:31 am

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Digital Life
7:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

3 Rights Equal A Left: Mapping Safer Routes In New York City

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 2:20 pm

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Code Switch
7:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Outdoor Afro: Busting Stereotypes That Black People Don't Hike Or Camp

Tamara Johnson is a new Outdoor Afro leader in Atlanta.
Shereen Marisol Meraji NPR

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 2:36 pm

In 2009, Rue Mapp was thinking about business school, weighing the pros and cons, and wondering if it was the right choice. The former Morgan Stanley analyst turned to her mentor for advice. But rather than give her an answer, her mentor asked a question: If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?

Just like that, Mapp knew an MBA wasn't in her near future. Instead, she decided to combine everything she loved — from nature to community to technology — into an organization that would reconnect African-Americans to the outdoors.

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All Tech Considered
5:52 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Now In Theaters, Video Game Tournaments On The Really Big Screen

Tyler Hines (from left), Jaden Bautista, Eric Apfelbaum, and Justin Bautista play Minecraft together for the Super League Gaming event at Regal Cinemas on Monday in New York City. The players were able to build their own creations in Minecraft and battle each other while connected to the large movie theater screen.
Adam Wolffbrandt NPR

Matthew Rearley plays Minecraft every day, sometimes for eight hours at a time, but he's never gamed like this before. In a movie theater full of competitors, the 15-year-old's eyes shift constantly between the computer in his lap and the 50-foot-tall screen in front of him.

"Gaming with other people, it becomes more professional," Rearley says. "The general experience of having the big screen there and sitting in a chair like this — it's a big, big game-changer."

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Business
5:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

What's Next For Reddit?

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 2:04 pm

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The Two-Way
5:44 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO

"In my eight months as reddit's CEO, I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly on reddit," Ellen Pao says, in a statement posted to the site. "The good has been off-the-wall inspiring, and the ugly made me doubt humanity."
Robert Galbraith Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:14 pm

Updated at 7:14 p.m. ET

Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao has resigned from the company in the wake of an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA section.

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Health
5:41 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Study Finds Online Symptom Checkers Are Only Accurate Half The Time

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:22 pm

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Politics
4:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns After Massive Data Hack

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:22 pm

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Technology
7:14 am
Fri July 10, 2015

How Small Can They Go? IBM Announces 7 Nanometer Computer Chip

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 3:00 pm

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