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In the new book and PBS series “How We Got to Now,” Steven Johnson presents six game-changing innovations and how they shaped the modern world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Johnson about surprising connections between invention and American society. Continue reading
Scientists have diagnosed the first known case of an Internet addiction disorder brought on by the use of Google Glass. Continue reading
In his new book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson outlines the most crucial inventions of the digital age. Continue reading
After profiling visionary individuals like Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, biographer Walter Isaacson has turned his attention to a whole group of creative minds, weaving the tale of the many inventive thinkers who launched the digital revolution. Judy Woodruff sits down with Isaacson to discuss his latest book, “The Innovators,” and what set these people apart. Continue reading
Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies to cover the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees, NBC News reported.
More than six months ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Two months of searching for wreckage and clues yielded no definitive answers about what happened. On Monday the search resumed. Jeffrey Brown talks to science correspondent Miles O’Brien about the continuing investigation and the upcoming NOVA report “Why Planes Vanish.” Continue reading
According to the FTC complaint, AT&T kept at least 35 percent of the unauthorized charges it imposed on customers, who will now be able to get their money back. The multi-agency settlement includes $80 million that will be paid to the FTC for consumer refunds. Continue reading
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists who created the revolutionary LED light, which is 20 times more efficient than a standard incandescent bulb. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to talk about the winners and their energy-saving research, plus a look at this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine. Continue reading
In a device-heavy world, hands-free technology is supposed to make tasks like driving safer. But a new report found that talking, texting and adjusting music might be even more distracting if you’re not using your hands. Gwen Ifill learns more from Jake Nelson, director of Traffic Safety Advocacy and Research at AAA. Continue reading
Estonia will soon become the first country to offer e-residency; inviting people from around the world to apply to become an “e-Estonian” and gain the opportunity to access government services with a click of a mouse.