The Takeaway

Taylor Swift Is Not the Hero of The Music Industry

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The pop star convinced Apple to pay royalties during a free trial period of its new streaming service. But her complaint isn't fixing the fundamental problems with the music business.

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Apple Music Brings Change to Streaming, but Is It Enough?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
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Apple Wants a Lead Role in Streaming Music

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Analysts and music-industry sources say Apple is gearing up to launch a streaming music service, aimed at winning back some of its lost customers.
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Conducting Business

Forget the iPod. Was the Sony Walkman the Real Game-Changer?

Friday, April 03, 2015

If you're a music fan of a certain age you’ll remember your first Walkman: likely a cassette player with a belt clip and possibly a built-in radio.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Knowing Steve Jobs for 25 Years, And Telling His Story

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli discuss the life, work, and legacy of Steve Jobs in their book Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader. 

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The Takeaway

Supercharging Battery Technology

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With so many advancements in technology, there's still one essential component of most our gadgets that hasn't seen a significant upgrade in a surprisingly long time: The battery.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Watching the Apple Watch

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anywhere from $350 to $10,000 could get you one of these time-keeping, social media-feeding, call-taking, vibrating car-and-driver aides that Apple launched yesterday. Interested?

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99% Invisible

149- Of Mice And Men

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand … Continue reading


FT Big Read

Person of the Year 2014: Tim Cook

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tim Bradshaw explains how the FT chose Apple's 54-year-old chief executive as its Person of the Year.


The Takeaway

Walter Isaacson on The History of the Future

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here, author Walter Isaacson argues that big tech breakthroughs aren’t the work of solitary geniuses, but the result of collective cultural processes.


The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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The Takeaway

You're Not Alone Bono: Here Are 6 'Good' Music Ideas Gone Really Bad

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bono apologized after U2's latest album was automatically sent to all of the world's iTunes users. We explore this bad idea & other music ideas that seemed like good ones at the time.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Siri Meets Her Grandpa

Friday, October 03, 2014

Tomorrow is Siri's birthday, and to test her skills, we played her a 1962 recording of an IBM 704 computer singing "Daisy Bell." Will Siri recognize her own voice-sythesized forebears?
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The Takeaway

Apple's Latest Mess: The Bending iPhone

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's been a rotten month for Apple: First the iCloud was hacked, and then there were problems with the iOS 8 update. Now the iPhone 6 Plus is bending in people's pockets.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Groundskeeper Willie, Michael Jackson, and octopuses win the internet this week.
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On The Media

Apple Will No Longer Let The Cops Into Your Phone

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that their new operating system makes it impossible for the company to give cops access to its users phones. 
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Slate Culture Gabfest

"Oh, Grow Up!" Edition

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss A.O Scott's article which asks, "Who or what killed adulthood?", fingerprint words, and whether Apple Watch is the beginning of our wearable future.


The Takeaway

The World's iPhones Are Made in Toxic Chinese Factories

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Many of the workers are teens who've left home to support their families—and the first job they're given is simply cleaning iPhone screens, over and over, with toxic chemicals.

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Money Talking

Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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Note to Self

The View from Inside the Glass Cube

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We asked ex-Apple employees what they think of iPhone hype, product launch mania, and you.

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