Avie Schneider

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.


Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.


Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Friday, October 24, 2014

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.


Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.


Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.


Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?


Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."


Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Author Howard Rheingold has been thinking about virtual reality tech for decades. He spoke to All Tech Considered about Facebook's purchase of the company behind the Oculus Rift headset.


Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from cyber evildoers.


Tech Week That Was: Bezos' Buy, Twitter Abuse, Scary Alerts

Friday, August 09, 2013

Jeff Bezos' $250 million purchase of The Washington Post, abuses of Twitter in the U.K. and fears of a backlash against new mobile Amber Alerts all made the news in technology this week. So did a hackable Japanese toilet and a patch to hide you from mosquitoes.


VIDEO: 'SNL' Tries On Google Glass

Monday, May 06, 2013

Fred Armisen demonstrated Google Glass, the all-the-rage wearable computer, on Saturday Night Live. Let's just say Armisen, as Weekend Update tech correspondent Randall Meeks, found a few flaws in the device.


VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future, from "smart" fabrics in clothing to devices that help measure your sleep patterns.


Trucks Full Of Cash: U.S. Firms Make Plans For Greece Euro Exit

Monday, September 03, 2012

European leaders have vowed to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for instance, has looked into moving cash into Greece so clients can continue to pay local employees.


Facebook Narrowly Beats Revenue Expectations; Market Isn't Impressed

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The company released its first earnings report as a publically traded company Thursday.


Bank Bailout Fund Floated As Way To Calm Crisis In Europe

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

As Spain's borrowing costs continue to go through the roof, the European Commission proposes a "banking union" for the 17-country eurozone. The plan would include a fund to protect individual governments from being overwhelmed by the cost of bank rescues.


Wall Street Titans, Behaving Badly

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The reputations of JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have all been taken down a notch or two in recent days and months. If you're keeping up, the latest black eye came in the wake of last week's flubbed Facebook IPO.