NPR | Sept. 30, 2014
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
NPR | April 25, 2015
Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
NPR | April 24, 2015
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
Business | Technology | NationNPR | Sept. 21, 2014 2:30 a.m.
People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.
The Apple II watch, designed by 24-year-old DJ Harrigan, is meant to parody the new Apple Watch and show what wearables might have looked like in the 1980s. But he says he probably wouldn't wear one.
These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufecki. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?
Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.
World | Technology | NationNPR | April 22, 2015 3:21 p.m.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ted Henken, professor of Latin American studies at Baruch College, CUNY, about Airbnb's entry into Cuba.
World | Business | TechnologyNPR | April 22, 2015 3:22 a.m.
The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.
Economy | Business | Technology | NationNPR | April 21, 2015 6:40 p.m.
Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
Technology | Nation | EnergyNPR | April 21, 2015 6:39 p.m.
The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.