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.

At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

NPR |Oct. 29, 2014 3:16 p.m.

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

NPR |Oct. 29, 2014 7:59 a.m.

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

NPR |Oct. 27, 2014 2:40 p.m.

IBM's supercomputer plays a mean game of chess and has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.

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