TED (Technology Entertainment and Design)

3:57pm

Wed February 29, 2012
All Tech Considered

New Ways To Think About Online Privacy

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Wired's Chris Anderson: "Privacy is complicated."
Nina Gregory NPR

As an editor who helps put Morning Edition on the air, I work overnight. There is something called sleep hygiene that some of us who work while you sleep have studied closely. Sleep hygiene is a set of practices that aim to help you sleep better — like not reading in bed, not watching TV there or playing Angry Birds or reading the news.

In light of the news of Google's new privacy policy, I got to thinking about privacy practices, something you might call privacy hygiene.

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11:00pm

Sat February 18, 2012
Technology

Building A Village, One Home-Brewed Tool At A Time

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 6:52 am

Designed and built on Marcin Jakubowski's farm, this tractor cost far less than a commercial tractor.
Jon Kalish NPR

Do-it-yourselfers have made everything from bamboo bicycles to 3-D printers, but nothing as ambitious as what's happening on a farm in northwest Missouri where tractors and other industrial machines are being made from scratch.

Marcin Jakubowski earned a Ph.D. in physics, and his doctoral thesis deals with velocity turbulence and zonal flow detection, whatever that is. But when Jakubowski graduated in 2004, he wanted nothing to do with physics or academia.

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