Avie Schneider

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Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Friday, October 24, 2014

When Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her being free of Ebola.

Fauci said it was an honor to treat Pham ...

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our tech coverage this week was bookended by stories about women. We started with a look back at the forgotten females who pioneered computer programming and ended with the controversy about a certain tech CEO's insensitive remarks on women asking for raises. Oh, and Hewlett-Packard called it splitsville.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sunday, August 24, 2014

They say clothes make the man (or woman), but do they make for better government policy?

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, which the White House describes as a "small team of America's best digital experts" that will work on making federal websites ...

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Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.

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Hack The Hood: Twitter this week followed Google, Facebook and Yahoo in releasing numbers on the makeup of its workforce. And like those ...

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science suggests ...

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Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Author Howard Rheingold has been thinking about virtual reality tech for decades. He spoke to us on Twitter about Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from ...

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Tech Week That Was: Bezos' Buy, Twitter Abuse, Scary Alerts

Friday, August 09, 2013

Each Friday we round up the big conversations in tech and culture during the week that was. We also revisit the work that appeared on this blog, and highlight what we're reading from our fellow technology writers and observers at other organizations.

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VIDEO: 'SNL' Tries On Google Glass

Monday, May 06, 2013

You know you've made the big time when Saturday Night Live parodies your product. On last weekend's show, Fred Armisen demonstrated Google Glass, the all-the-rage wearable computer the tech giant has been testing with the help of volunteers. Let's just say that Armisen, as Weekend Update tech correspondent Randall ...

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VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. The wristwatch was one of the first.

Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future of wearable technology — from devices that ...

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Trucks Full Of Cash: U.S. Firms Make Plans For Greece Euro Exit

Monday, September 03, 2012

European leaders have vowed to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union. Bank of America Merrill ...

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Facebook Narrowly Beats Revenue Expectations; Market Isn't Impressed

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The company released its first earnings report as a publically traded company Thursday.

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Bank Bailout Fund Floated As Way To Calm Crisis In Europe

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

As Spain's borrowing costs continue to go through the roof, the European Commission proposes a "banking union" for the 17-country eurozone. The plan would include a fund to protect in...

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Wall Street Titans, Behaving Badly

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The reputations of JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have all been taken down a notch or two in recent days and months. If you're keeping up, the latest black eye came ...

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