What songs get you moving? For cognitive scientists, researchers and now music streaming apps, the answer is in your brain. Continue reading
A Swedish non-profit hopes a new set of emojis they released will help children and teenagers signal instances of abuse or communicate their stressful situations to adults when words aren’t enough. Continue reading
In early 2014, Medicare changed some of its rules and effectively took away the ability of many people with ALS to communicate. Despite upcoming changes, the current limitations are still being felt by patients and their families. Continue reading
A male astronomer’s offhand comment during an interview prompted a social media outcry over the weekend when female scientists around the world took to Twitter using the hashtag #GirlsWithToys. Continue reading
If you own a smartphone, there’s a chance you’re being tracked by your boss, as more companies reportedly use GPS technology to monitor the whereabouts of their employees — even when they’re off the clock. That was the case for one worker who turned off the GPS in her phone and got fired. Now, she’s taking her ex-employers to court. Brian Fung, a reporter for The Washington Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to discuss. Continue reading
Entrepreneurs are using technology to game the employment system without understanding the goal of hiring: matching the right worker to a job so that work can be done profitably for an employer. Continue reading
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans don’t trust the government, but plenty use its open data — often without knowing they’re doing so.
Ransomware, a type of software that computer hackers use to hold individuals’ data hostage by blocking access to files unless they agree to pay a ransom, is on the rise. And because anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, the problem highlights a growing threat that consumers face on both their personal computers and mobile devices. Continue reading