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All Things Considered

What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Monday, October 27, 2014

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.


Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.


All Things Considered

Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer vacation season has people thinking about how to sign off and escape from the Internet. Is it possible? All Things Considered wants to know about your attempt at a digital detox.


Morning Edition

Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.


Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Visitors to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco will soon be able to see the zombiefied essence of the Facebook founder and CEO. Is the life-size copy too real-looking?


All Things Considered

If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

Monday, April 28, 2014

Twenty years ago, NPR alerted staff members that they would soon have access to a new form of communication: "A collection of computer networks that is connected around the world."


Soft Launching In Nine Months? You'll Need A Social Strategy

Monday, January 13, 2014

Everyone's announcing their pregnancy on Facebook these days. That means it's important to consider your social media strategy, and NPR's Melody Kramer mines the tech startup culture for some humorous ideas.


This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

Friday, September 06, 2013

Peering inside our mind and capturing images of our thoughts has become a preoccupation in much of neuroscience. It's also an unlikely part of the light show at a Mickey Hart Band concert. Yes, the Grateful Dead's former drummer jams with a light show powered by his mind.



Steve Jobs Dishes On The Tech Business In 'Lost Interview' From 1995

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs was eulogized as the tech visionary who put elegantly designed gadgets into the lives of people who often hadn't realized the devices were essential โ€” until Jobs, and Apple, created them. A recently recovered 1995 interview offers another chance to hear from the late CEO.