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June 7, 2016 26 Comments

Silicon Valley Shuns Donald Trump, Opens Its Wallet For Bernie Sanders

Tech workers, concerned about free trade with China, immigration and education, are keeping a close eye on the 2016 election.

June 6, 2016 Comment

Yale University Lab Provides A Peek Into The Future Of Music

If you could transport yourself to the 23rd century, what would the instruments look like?

June 2, 2016 3 Comments

World On Pace To Install 700 Million More Air Conditioners By 2030

Most of that increase will happen in developing countries with hot climates, like India and Brazil, where populations and incomes are rising.

May 31, 2016 2 Comments

NBA Deploys 3D Video For Virtual Reality Replays

It’s the NBA version of the red carpet Glam Cam. Viewers can relive slam dunks and other show-stopping plays.

May 30, 2016 Comment

Foxconn And China Turn To Robots

Foxconn Technology Group, a supplier to Apple and Samsung, has reportedly replaced tens of thousands of workers with robots in factories in China.

May 30, 2016 5 Comments

The Future Of Driverless Cars Is Now

Most major automakers and a lot of smaller players are developing driverless vehicles.

May 27, 2016 Comment

Facebook And Microsoft Team Up On Undersea Internet Cable

Silicon Valley companies are getting more and more involved in the internet’s infrastructure.

May 27, 2016 7 Comments

Peter Thiel’s Support Of Gawker Lawsuit Prompts Debate Online

Gawker CEO Nick Denton challenged Thiel to an “open and public debate” in an open letter.

May 26, 2016 3 Comments

Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Versus Gawker Media

Thiel, a PayPal co-founder and former CEO, says driving Gawker out of business would be a public service.

May 24, 2016 4 Comments

Facebook Apologizes For Rejecting Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model

Facebook later reversed its decision to ban the advertisement, which was posted by an Australian feminist group.

May 23, 2016 3 Comments

Fewer Business Startups Are Based In Small Towns And Rural Areas

New research found that startup growth remains primarily based in areas like California’s Silicon Valley.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Apple Backs Uber Competitor In China

Apple is investing $1 billion in a Chinese ride-hailing startup called Didi.

May 13, 2016 Comment

Building A Better Bionic Leg, Nature’s Way

Scientists are working on a way to make a computerized bionic ankle act like a real leg by getting muscles to behave like springs.

May 12, 2016 Comment

Cybersquatting On Domains Related To The Presidential Race

A crucial part of a presidential campaign is branding, but defining a brand, including a website, comes with it’s own difficulties.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Revisiting The Short-Lived Success Of BlackBerry

BlackBerry once controlled half of the global cellular phone market.

May 10, 2016 2 Comments

GPS Is Everywhere, Is That A Good Thing?

GPS is now involved in everything from the electrical grid to how we grow crops.

May 9, 2016 6 Comments

How GPS Has Gone Beyond Mapping

GPS is used to monitor the electrical grid, to make agriculture more efficient, and even to keep very accurate time.

April 28, 2016 Comment

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

April 28, 2016 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

April 13, 2016 2 Comments

Verizon Is More Than A Phone Service Company

Verizon’s purchase of AOL in 2015 gave it content providers like TechCrunch and the Huffington Post. It’s also preparing to bid for Yahoo.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.