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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:00 -0500Computer scientist Avi Rubin says all our smart devices — cars, phones, even fitness trackers — can be hacked. He warns that our network of connected technology puts us at risk for cyberattacks.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:11:00 -0500Some police officials say their millennial-aged recruits are so used to communicating using social media that they need training in talking with people face to face.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:45:00 -0500Every culturally imposed time-logic is an invention, it's something we made up — and we lie to ourselves if we think we can get more out of time, says commentator Adam Frank.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:46:00 -0500Charities are using virtual reality to immerse people in the plight of refugees and others who need help. Researchers are studying whether it's more effective than other media. And there are skeptics.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:33:00 -0500This is the 10th anniversary of the introduction of Apple's iPhone. NPR talks to Steven Levy of Backchannel about the anniversary.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:44:00 -0500Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPhone. Let's consider a not-so-obvious advantage of the technology — the potential to revolutionize behavioral science, suggests Tania Lombrozo.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:08:08 -0500Syracuse University Professor Corey Takahashi offers his commentary on the challenge of teaching students who, instead of wanting to be writers or filmmakers, aspire to be online "influencers."
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:39:00 -0500Video game enthusiasts in Cuba face big obstacles with limited access to the Internet. With the opening to the U.S., two young Cubans hope to release the first independent game produced on the island.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:30:00 -0500New research reinforces the role of a human — an adult or older child — when young kids learn from technology.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:35:00 -0500Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0500Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:09:00 -0500The app gathers personal data and gives residents a rating. A good score ensures discounts. A bad score may lead to problems. It's part of China's effort to create nationwide social credit system.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500As of Jan. 1, French companies with more than 50 workers will be obligated to allow their employees to ignore work emails outside of work hours.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:01:00 -0500Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:38:08 -0500Smart devices like the Amazon Echo record snippets of conversation when they're being used. NPR's Scott Simon asks Scott Stein of CNET to explain what happens to the data that is collected.