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Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

At a tech conference in Berlin, a developer compared a software plug-in framework to his girlfriend, saying she "complains, interrupts" and "doesn't play well with others."

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Joshua Rothman and Cressida Leyshon on Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Joshua Rothman and Cressida Leyshon on Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.

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SnapChat CEO's Emails Didn't Disappear, Come Back To Shame Him

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The CEO of the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat says he's "mortified" his misogynistic fraternity emails were made public.

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Morning Edition

What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms

Friday, May 23, 2014

Today's babies are part of the first generation with their entire lives documented on social media. Researchers are finding lessons in the streams of their photos.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Adam Gopnik and Ann Goldstein on the challenges of translation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Adam Gopnik and Ann Goldstein on the challenges of translation.

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All Things Considered

As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

Monday, May 12, 2014

As the price of drones drops, more people are playing around with them in their cities and neighborhoods. This doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans. Are they just paranoid?

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Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

Friday, May 09, 2014

There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.

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America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet

Monday, April 21, 2014

A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: A drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.

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All Things Considered

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Monday, April 14, 2014

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The perk-laden, money-drenched world of Silicon Valley gets a send-up from Mike Judge and HBO starting Sunday night. The cast weighs in on the "real" Silicon Valley.

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Tech Week: Smartphones And You, Virtual Reality, NPR Plays

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The fairy tale of virtual reality company Oculus VR, your stories of smartphone distraction and the possible end to the NSA's bulk phone record collection led this week's tech conversations.

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All Things Considered

Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Monday, March 24, 2014

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.

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Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?

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Gender Disparities In Tech Flare Up Again: A Reading Guide

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A female developer at GitHub resigns, saying the company has a clubby, intimidating culture, and debate brews over whether geeks can lead unwelcoming environments. Get caught up with these reads.

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All Things Considered

SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The moneyed world of tech startups is getting a sendup from Mike Judge and a dramatic treatment from AMC. Both programs explore the people who, for better or worse, are changing the way we live.

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Morning Edition

Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.

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Morning Edition

Technology May Turn You Into A Bigger Tipper

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.

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