Tag: Technology
Airdate: February 3, 2011

Award-winning personal tech writer and host of NOVA‘s ‘Making Stuff’ explains materials science and describes the current image crisis affecting science.

Airdate: July 6, 2010

Best-selling author of The Big Switch talks about his latest—The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

A clown performs during the traditional march through central Kiev to mark April Fools' Day on April 1, 2010.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 1st, 2010

If you intended to Google your pesky neighbor this morning only to find that you were forced to “Topeka” his name, then you fell for an April Fools’ prank. LOL! Here’s a quick round-up of all things foolish so that you won’t get caught off guard again. 1) See here, here and here for explanations [...]

Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire during the Nov. 25th game that led to his fine.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 30th, 2009

Social Media Rule #18,526: Don’t tweet while playing in an NBA game. If you do tweet while playing in an NBA game, Amar’e Stoudemire (@amareisreal) and Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler), the NBA will fine you $7,500 each.

Black Friday shoppers carrying bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 27th, 2009

If you were among the throngs of Americans out shopping and buying a bunch of items marked down from their original marked-up prices, then you might have missed these news items that are (arguably) interesting but have little-to-no impact on your life. 1) The FAA released the recordings from Northwest Flight 188. If you recall, [...]

Airdate: August 13, 2009

Twitter co-founder shares lessons learned from the site’s recent crash, talks about the growing influence of the brand and speculates on the micro-blogging site’s future.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
August 13th, 2009

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks they should. When California high school students return to school this month they will have access to free digital science and math textbooks that meet state standards as part of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative. Ten online textbooks meet state standards, and proponents say California school districts will save money [...]

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July 21st, 2009

This is shaping up to be an interesting week around the universe. The Moon, Sky, Mars and Google: President Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by vowing (with no specifics) to uphold NASA’s mission. Google, which is already being accused of trying to take over the Milky Way, marked the [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 29th, 2009

There are those YouTube members who upload video. Then there are those YouTube members who upload video that also happens to be news (you know who you are). For all of those citizen journalists in the crowd, YouTube launched its new YouTube Reporters’ Center project Monday to help aspiring reporters learn tips from seasoned journalism [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 29th, 2009

Based on recommendations from a 60-day cyberspace policy review, President Obama announced Friday that he will appoint a cyber-security czar to oversee the security of government and business computer networks and to guard against an attack on our digital infrastructure or, as he called it, a “weapon of mass disruption.” Now, if you’re concerned that [...]

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