Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 1:01 p.m.

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

Vocab-Intensive Tech For Toddlers Encourages 'Anytime, Anywhere Learning'

NPR |Dec. 31, 2014 5:09 a.m.

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 7:57 a.m.

Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."

After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 2:53 p.m.

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

NPR |Nov. 18, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.

Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

NPR |Nov. 17, 2014 2:42 p.m.

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

NPR |Nov. 17, 2014 8:34 a.m.

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

Domino's Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

NPR |Nov. 04, 2014 1:16 p.m.

Advancements in online and mobile orders have become key ingredients for the company's recent success. Domino's innovations include an online pizza tracker and a voice-ordering app.

Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food for Soldiers

NPR |Nov. 04, 2014 8:11 a.m.

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3D printers to make nutritious food.

Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

NPR |Nov. 03, 2014 2:21 p.m.

In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.

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