1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

NPR | July 21, 2014 6:04 p.m.

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

NPR | July 21, 2014 3:35 p.m.

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

NPR | July 21, 2014 10:53 a.m.

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

NPR | July 21, 2014 8:13 a.m.

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.

Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

NPR | July 21, 2014 8:13 a.m.

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

An American Radio Station That's Saying 'Jambo' To Kenyans

NPR | July 21, 2014 7:52 a.m.

There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

NPR | July 21, 2014 7:07 a.m.

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

NPR | July 19, 2014 2:42 a.m.

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

Last Chance To Crash FCC Website With Net Neutrality Comments

OPB | July 18, 2014 12:42 p.m.

Today really is the final day to submit comments to the Federal Communication Commission on net neutrality.

Girls-Only Robotics Camp Attracts the Next Generation's Engineers

OPB | July 18, 2014 12:23 p.m.

A Portland robotics program is tackling the gender gap in the sciences by offering an exclusive program for young women, with the ultimate goal to attract more female students to the robotics field. 

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