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A Samurai's Son Makes Stop-Motion Magic With Music And Origami

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 10:04 a.m.

Kubo and the Two Strings is a sprawling new fantasy film from Laika animation studios. Filmmaker Travis Knight says it's all about merging brand new technology with age-old art and craft.

Music | Technology | Business

A New Apple Patent Could Block Fans From Taping At Shows

NPR | June 30, 2016 8:03 a.m.

A new Apple system could prevent you from taking photos or recording videos in specific places.

Technology | Food | Business | World

Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

NPR | June 21, 2016 8:10 a.m.

When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.

Music | Technology | Business

With New Deals, Apple And SoundCloud Remix The Dance Music Marketplace

NPR | April 29, 2016 9:09 a.m.

Both streaming services recently unveiled new deals. It's hard to say for sure who will benefit.

Technology | Business

Painfully Honest Job Descriptions For Portland Women In Tech

OPB | March 11, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Portland’s tech scene is hot. Jobs for women are not.

Music | Technology

Poor Lonely Computer: Prince's Misunderstood Relationship With The Internet

NPR | March 8, 2016 1:31 p.m.

What's at the root of the iconic musician's notoriously antagonistic stance on the web?

Music | Technology | Business

Is Tidal Changing How Fans Talk About Music?

NPR | March 1, 2016 2:12 p.m.

Artist exclusives may be shifting the way fans process today's most popular tracks.

Economy | Technology | Business | Arts | Books

As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

NPR | Jan. 11, 2016 11:15 a.m.

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

Technology | Arts | Books

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online

NPR | Jan. 6, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts: Thousands of items in the public domain are now offered as high-resolution downloads. No library card necessary.

Technology | Arts | Entertainment

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 9:58 a.m.

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."