Steve Henn appears in the following:
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A Baltimore man created an app that allowed people to sell their parking space after they left it. But many residents weren't thrilled with the idea of paying for a once free parking space.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Robots are really bad at many simple human tasks. One possible workaround: Combine the person with the machine.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Machines are surprisingly bad at doing things an average 8-year-old can do with ease.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
In a lot of video games, the default character is a man. If you want to play as a woman, you often have to pay.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Frederick Hutson disrupted the biggest captive market in America. While in prison, he honed a business plan and re-imagined that system as an untapped consumer base.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.
Friday, February 06, 2015
For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht has been on trial in New York on seven charges, including money-laundering and trafficking narcotics. On Wednesday afternoon, a jury found him guilty on all charges.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.
Friday, December 26, 2014
The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Doxing is the act of distributing personal information about someone online in an effort to embarrass, frighten or intimidate, and has become increasingly common during highly charged news events.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
The FBI says the man behind the online drug market Silk Road, who dreamed of a utopian marketplace, did terrible things to protect it. This story originally ran Dec. 2 on All Things Considered.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The man behind the online drug market Silk Road dreamed of setting up a utopian marketplace. But when his dream was threatened, the FBI says he did some terrible things to try and protect it.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.