Steve Henn

Steve Henn appears in the following:

Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.


A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.


What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?


To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.


IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

Monday, July 28, 2014

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.


Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Friday, July 25, 2014

Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now many independent authors, both well-known and relatively unknown, say they're making good money without a publishing house.


Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Friday, June 13, 2014

Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even an unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.


How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.


Project Eavesdrop: What Passive Surveillance Collects

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency can do. Our technology correspondent allowed his phone and Internet activities to be monitored to see what was revealed.

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.


Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would he find out?


The Fight Over Drones, As Seen From A Drone

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This is a video filmed by a drone. It also explains the legal fight over where drones can fly, and what they can do.


Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.


Post-Apocalyptic Picnics And Hollywood Steakhouses In Gabriel Kahane's LA

Friday, May 30, 2014

Though the composer and singer-songwriter wasn't raised in Los Angeles, The Ambassador feels like a musical tour of the city, right down to specific addresses used as song titles.


When Drones Leap Into U.S. Airspace, Attention Turns To Herding Them

Monday, May 12, 2014

If drones are ever going to fly safely near manned airplanes, these unmanned craft will need to sense and avoid objects and danger. But the FAA's next generation of radar may not be up to the task.


High-Ho, The Derry-O, The Farmer And The Drone

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Congress has ordered the FAA to create new rules to safely integrate drones into U.S. airspace by 2015, but North Dakota's farmers aren't waiting.


New Anonymous Facebook Login Hides Info, But Not From Facebook

Friday, May 02, 2014

Facebook has introduced a way for users to log into apps anonymously as a way to build trust and protect privacy. User info would be protected from app developers, but visible to Facebook.


Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.


Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

Monday, April 21, 2014

The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.


When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?