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 | May 29, 2015
Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
NPR | May 29, 2015
Did you hear about that study that found eating a daily chocolate bar helps you lose weight faster? Turns out, it was part of an elaborate hoax to show just how easily junk nutrition science spreads.
Technology | Nation | BusinessNPR | 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.
Technology | Nation | BusinessNPR | May 29, 2015 2:20 p.m.
Ulbricht had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence for the creator of the shadowy online marketplace.
Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she's more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a "damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams."
local | News | TechnologyAP | May 29, 2015 11:15 a.m. | Everett, Washington
The launch of a multimillion-dollar emergency dispatch project in Snohomish County has been delayed again after it failed in tests simulating a large disaster.
Technology | Nation | BusinessNPR | May 29, 2015 8:53 a.m.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes to reboot the Lifeline phone-access program. The plan recognizes that everyone needs to study, apply for jobs and make social connections online.
Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.
The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.
Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.
Health | World | TechnologyNPR | May 28, 2015 1:07 p.m.
In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the fancy machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.
Technology | Nation | Business | Books | ArtsNPR | May 28, 2015 9:59 a.m.
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.