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April 12, 2016 8 Comments

Exploring Stephen Hawking’s ‘Starshot’ Project

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner are unveiling “Starshot,” their new space exploration initiative.

April 12, 2016 Comment

Facebook Sees Its Future In Chatbots, Live Video

Facebook is expected to discuss two new products, Facebook Live and chatbots, at its annual developer conference called F8.

April 12, 2016 3 Comments

Lyft Co-Founder Shares His Vision For The Future Of Ride-Sharing

John Zimmer discusses how Lyft differentiates itself from Uber, plans to expand and how ride-hailing apps should be regulated.

April 11, 2016 9 Comments

What’s The Best Way To Find Great Employees?

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic discusses the tactics companies are using to recruit and how those techniques are working.

April 8, 2016 Comment

Mashable Pivots, Cuts Staff And Hard News Coverage

Mashable is steering away from coverage of world news and politics.

April 8, 2016 3 Comments

Farming By The Numbers

The latest tech start-up boom is not coming from Silicon Valley. It’s in the Midwest.

April 7, 2016 Comment

New Genetically Engineered Pigs Bred To Fight Disease

Researchers in Kansas and Missouri recently developed pigs resistant to a deadly virus that costs the U.S. pork industry millions annually.

April 4, 2016 4 Comments

Job Hunting? There’s An App For That

The youngest generation of job seekers, known as Generation Z, are turning to their smartphones for help.

April 1, 2016 3 Comments

Tesla Gets 180,000 Orders In 24 Hours For New Model

The electric car maker’s CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted that the pre-orders amount to about $7.5 billion in one day.

March 29, 2016 9 Comments

How Strong Is Apple’s iPhone Encryption? Not Strong Enough, Apparently

The hack means Apple does not need to help the FBI break into the phone, but it’s raising concerns about iPhone security.

March 28, 2016 5 Comments

In Nevada, A 21st Century Rain Dance

Researchers are using drones for cloud seeding, a method of increasing precipitation during times of drought.

March 23, 2016 4 Comments

New Jersey Bill Would Fine Texting While Crossing Street

Pedestrians caught using their phones while crossing the street would be fined in New Jersey. Will this solve the problem of distracted walkers?

March 23, 2016 4 Comments

New European Counter Terrorism Effort Didn’t Prevent Brussels Attacks

Despite the creation of a joint intelligence organization to facilitate information sharing, some European countries are still guarding their own intelligence.

March 22, 2016 26 Comments

GOP Tries Out Online Voting In Utah Caucus

More than 59,000 Republican voters in Utah have registered for the new online voting system. But is it a good idea?

March 22, 2016 2 Comments

FBI May Unlock iPhone Without Apple’s Help. Then What?

A mysterious third party has come forward with a possible way of unlocking the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Twitter, Instagram Users Bemoan Algorithmic Timelines

The shift has already happened on Twitter, and Instagram says it’s also planning to move away from its chronological timeline.

March 18, 2016 2 Comments

Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky’s Aerospace Industry

A Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers in science, technology and math before they enter the workforce.

March 15, 2016 Comment

This Year’s SXSW Interactive Has Fewer Gadgets, More Discussion

There is plenty of tech to go around, but the festival is also taking on issues like gender diversity, online harassment and privacy.

March 11, 2016 Comment

Your Smartphone Knows Where You Are, But 911 May Not

If you call 911 from your cellphone, don’t assume the 911 operator has any idea where you are – even if Google Maps and Uber do.

March 10, 2016 Comment

Smart Policing Off And Running In Phoenix

The term “smart” has become synonymous with things that are data enriched – smartphones, smart homes and now, smart policing.

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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.