Technology

3:09am

Tue June 10, 2014
All Tech Considered

Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 12:55 pm

If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out about you?
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If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out about you?

It's been just over a year since Edward Snowden became a household name, and his disclosures about the reach and extent of the National Security Agency's online monitoring programs led to headlines around the world.

But one big, basic question remains more or less unanswered: What exactly does the NSA's surveillance reveal?

To try to answer that question, I had my home office bugged.

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7:03am

Sat June 7, 2014
NPR Ed

High School Band: There's An App For That

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 8:34 am

Jason Haughton sings an original tune composed by the PS 177 Technology Band.
Eric Westervelt NPR

Join the Band.

Next week we're going to spend a little time with a public school band that rocks, swings, and breaks new musical ground.

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6:28am

Fri June 6, 2014
Ag Technology

With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband

Yuma County is one of the largest agricultural producing counties in the state. Farmers here are starting to embrace precision agriculture, to use the latest technology to monitor information on the farm such as planting, yield, water and nutrients.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

People living in many parts of rural Colorado still don’t have access to high speed Internet. It’s a problem for schools and businesses, and in eastern Colorado it is making it harder for farmers to take full advantage of the latest technology even as state lawmakers passed legislation to try and even the playing field.

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7:03am

Thu June 5, 2014
NPR Ed

The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:03 am

"The talk." The facts of life. The birds and the bees. Whatever you call it, do you remember when and how you first learned about human sexuality? For me, it was a series of conversations in school and with my parents that began in third grade with the classic picture book Where Did I Come From?.

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8:23am

Sat May 31, 2014
All Tech Considered

With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 1:39 pm

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks wears Beats headphones before a preseason football game last August.
John Froschauer AP

Apple's purchase of headphone maker Beats By Dre for $3 billion is a big payday for Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. But what's in it for Apple?

Beats By Dre headphones are flashy, cool, a fashion statement. One critic called them the Air Jordans of headwear. Most reviewers, however, say Beats headphones aren't actually that good.

"Every time I've listened to them, I think, 'Oh, right, I really don't like these,' " says Whitson Gordon, editor-in-chief of Lifehacker.com.

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