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March 10, 2016 9 Comments

FAA Administrator: ‘We Can’t Fully Imagine’ Future Of Drones

Michael Huerta says the Federal Aviation Administration is prioritizing safety as the skies become increasingly crowded.

March 9, 2016 Comment

Google’s AlphaGo Wins Match Against ‘Go’ World Champion

The ancient Chinese game has been considered very difficult for a computer to master, because of all the possible board configurations.

March 7, 2016 Comment

The Test Track For Cars Of The Future Is Open In Ann Arbor

Mcity looks like a movie set, but it’s actually where self-driving cars learn to behave on American roads. We take a tour with the director.

March 2, 2016 3 Comments

What A Year In Space Does To The Human Body

Scientists hope to gain valuable information from Commander Scott Kelly, now that he’s back on Earth after 340 consecutive days in space.

March 1, 2016 9 Comments

Apple, FBI Bring Privacy Debate To Congress

It’s the first public face-off since a federal court ordered Apple to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook.

February 26, 2016 4 Comments

Smartphone Use Encouraged At This Classical Music Concert

A chamber orchestra in Houston is encouraging its audience to try an app that provides program notes in real time during the concert.

February 25, 2016 9 Comments

Fending Off FBI, Apple Prepares For Court

Apple is expected in court tomorrow, to defend its decision not to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernadino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

February 24, 2016 3 Comments

PBS Special Probes Benefits And Concerns Of Using Big Data

How is our data being used and who’s using it? That’s the subject of the new PBS documentary, “The Human Face of Big Data.”

February 23, 2016 11 Comments

Rise Of Fingerprint Scanners Raises Security Questions

Fingerprint recognition technology is replacing passwords in smartphones, key fobs and many other consumer products.

February 23, 2016 6 Comments

Poll: More Than Half Of Americans Back FBI In Fight With Apple

The Pew study finds 51 percent of Americans believe Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers.

February 19, 2016 19 Comments

Federal Government Says Hoverboards Are Unsafe

The verdict of an investigation by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: no hoverboard currently on the market is safe.

February 19, 2016 6 Comments

Siri Interrupts This Here & Now Story…

Listeners have been writing in to explain a technological tangle. It seems Siri is activated by the words “it’s Here & Now.”

February 17, 2016 10 Comments

Tech Ethics: How Should Apple Balance Privacy And National Security?

Apple is challenging a federal court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the deadly San Bernardino attack.

February 17, 2016 9 Comments

Apple Opposes Order To Unlock iPhone Of San Bernardino Attacker

CEO Tim Cook said the company will not comply because doing so would have “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”

February 16, 2016 8 Comments

Silicon Valley Feels The Sting Of A Sinking Stock Market

Venture capital investment is down, Google and Apple stocks have slid with the rest of the market and layoffs are becoming more common.

February 10, 2016 4 Comments

Real Estate Through The Eyes Of Zillow

We revisit our conversation with the CEO and chief economist about their new book, “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”

February 9, 2016 Comment

Kik App Faces Scrutiny After Murder Of Virginia Teen

The messaging app Kik is popular with teenagers, but authorities are voicing concern that it may be unsafe.

February 4, 2016 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It’s reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 2, 2016 Comment

Alphabet Tops Apple As World’s Most Valuable Company

The parent company of Google officially overtook Apple to become the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world.

January 29, 2016 2 Comments

Elon Musk Called For A ‘Hyperloop’ And These Students Answered

The inventor and billionaire laid out an idea – a sort of “moonshot” for transportation. Now, the finalists will pitch their prototypes.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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.