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Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | April 13, 2017 noon | Portland

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

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What Role Should Smartphones Play In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015 1:54 p.m.

Doctors and advocates ask whether smartphones help or hinder patient care.

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Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?


Drenik: Neko vs. The Volcano

opbmusic | April 29, 2015 11:15 a.m.

What are the acceptable boundaries of cell phone use at concerts in a new media world?

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Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:43 p.m.

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.

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Forest Grove News Times: Student's Arrest Sparks Privacy Debate

Pamplin Media Group | Nov. 30, 2013 3:36 p.m.

Last Friday’s arrest of a Brown Middle School eighth-grader sparked a right-to-privacy furor after cell phones belonging to students who recorded the teenager’s outburst were confiscated by district staff.

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Biometric Security Comes To Your Smartphone

OPB | Sept. 24, 2013 12:15 p.m.

The new Apple iPhone 5S's fingerprint scanner has generated a flurry of interest in biometric security features on mobile electronic devices, but are these new systems really more secure?

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Amber Case Talks About "Cyborg Anthropology"

OPB | Jan. 3, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Amber Case says that our relationship to technology is changing who we are — and that we need a new set of terms to understand it.

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National Cell Phone Ban?

OPB | Dec. 14, 2011 9:40 a.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all states pass complete bans on using phones and other electronic devices while driving. We'll find out why — and get reaction to the recommendation.

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Carcinogenic Phones?

OPB | June 3, 2011 9:15 a.m.

A new report by the World Health Organization says radiation put out by cell phones may be "carcinogenic to humans."

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Cell Phone Search Warrant?

OPB | May 3, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Does law enforcement need a warrant to search your cell phone data if you're arrested? That question comes before the Oregon Supreme Court this week.

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RUT? Teens & Texting

OPB | Dec. 10, 2010 9 a.m.

Teen texting and the issues it raises for educators, parents, and lawmakers.

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After the Invisible Man

OPB | Jan. 29, 2010 9 a.m.

Ralph Ellison never-published epic follow-up to The Invisble Man is finally out.

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Rebroadcast: The Selling of Oregon

OPB | Nov. 27, 2009 9 a.m.

How are we selling Portland and Oregon to the world — and what are they buying?

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Driven to Distraction?

OPB | May 4, 2009 9 a.m.

Should Oregon lawmakers ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving?