Technology

5:41am

Thu June 12, 2014
All Tech Considered

Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 9:53 am

Taxi drivers gather in Berlin before joining an anti-Uber protest through the city. It coincided with similar protests in cities across Europe.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.

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3:19pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Education

CSU Joins Attempt To Build Digital Delivery Platform

Colorado State University Management professor Ken Petersen teaching a Distance MBA class, Rockwell Hall.
Colorado State University Photography

Colorado State University along with three other university partners have announced plans to develop a shared digital education delivery platform. The tool, called Unizin, is being billed as a one-stop shop for the digital education space — whether it’s for students taking online classes or those in the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom.

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2:26pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Education

A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Adam Goldberg, the creator of the PS 177 band, conducting at band practice.
Eric Westervelt NPR

(This is Part 2 of a two-part report. Read the full piece here.)

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences. First, while they use traditional instruments, they also play iPads. And all of the band members have disabilities. Some have autism spectrum disorders.

"I'm Tobi Lakes. I'm 15 years old. I'm in ninth grade. I'm four grades away from college."

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2:09pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Transportation

Uber Eyes Full Front Range Rollout

Uber Black provides town cars and SUV service on-demand from your smartphone.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Now that Governor Hickenlooper has officially authorized ride sharing service smartphone apps, car-sharing service Uber Technologies, which operates Uber Black and Uber X in Denver, is looking to expand across the Front Range.

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7:26am

Wed June 11, 2014
NPR Ed

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:16 am

Tablet computers and a creative teacher have helped open doors for some kids with serious learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The P.S. 177 Technology Band is in Queens, N.Y.

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