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How Eating Disorders Evolved Online: An Update

Easy to find, but also easy to miss, pro-eating disorder websites are all over the internet. But what should we do about them? 

Yes, You’re Distracted. Is it ADHD?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We talk with a father of four diagnosed with adult ADHD, struggling to function in a distracting world. The catch? He's a digital marketing exec who specializes in distracting tech.
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'Am I Trans?': One Teen’s Quest and How Gaming Helped

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

There's something about video games that makes them a magnet for people questioning their gender identity. But is it a safe space?
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What Google Is Doing to Solve Its Gender Problem

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Three useful tips for any working woman, or anyone who employs women, from Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of Human Resources.
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Help us Rename New Tech City

Monday, April 27, 2015

We know "New Tech City" sounds like a show about infrastructure, subways, and start-ups. Help us come up with a better, more meaningful fit. 
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Apple Knows You're Sick of Your Phone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As the Apple Watch begins to ship, we stop to ask the question: Can more tech decrease our addiction to tech? Hear a conversation with tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.
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Listeners: So Many Ways to Cook an Avocado

Monday, April 20, 2015

Last week, IBM's Watson computing system instructed Manoush and the Sporkful's Dan Pashman to cook an avocado. It was delicious. We wanted more.Thank goodness for our listeners. 
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Here's What Watson Actually Does

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

IBM's Watson won Jeopardy. Now, it wants to win your trust in the kitchen — and beyond. This week, we test out the premise of cognitive computing. And cook an avocado.
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Growing Up Digital: 3 Truths for the Adults

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

We spent weeks talking with teachers, parents, kids and education technology experts all over the country. Here's what we've learned about learning today. 
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Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.
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Is Braille Obsolete?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Touchscreen phones work so well for blind people that Braille may become obsolete. But advocates worry this could render the next generation "functionally illiterate."
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A Glossary of Useful Ed Tech Terms

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are a lot of buzzwords in education technology — including the phrase "education technology." We'd welcome your suggestions on what else to include.
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A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 
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A Classroom Activity for Tweens and Teens Everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A lesson plan — and a podcast experiment — for classrooms across the country.
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Tweens and Tech Guide: Getting Them to Open Up

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Things you learn when you talk to 12-year-olds: Kids are mortified when you post their baby pictures for #TBT. Adults use their index fingers, kids use their thumbs. We've got a survey.
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There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
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'Whoa!': Hear the 'High Maintenance' Star's Moving Reaction to His Own Show

Friday, February 27, 2015

When we stripped away the visuals and just listened to this scene from the webseries "High Maintenance," we made the show's own Ben Sinclair get misty-eyed. Here's what he heard. 
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Ethical Questions for Your Inner Couch Potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The creators of the web video "High Maintenance" tell us how they choose what to stream online. Plus: how they feel about paywalls, sharing Netflix passwords, and what they smoke on set.
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The Winning Wallet Dream Houses

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What brilliance looks like, when brilliance means "get bored, empty your wallet, and build your dream house."
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Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We asked you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones. In the process, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phone users are alike.
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Counting Your Phone Time Isn't Easy

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The app developers take your questions and explain how their apps track your phone habits. 
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