Technology News from NPR
May 22, 2017
In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.
May 22, 2017
Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.
May 22, 2017
In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.
May 21, 2017
Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.
May 20, 2017
In the game Minecraft, a chocolate chip cookie will tame a parrot, but they're poisonous to the birds in real life. Minecraft has promised to update the game.
May 20, 2017
A small Indiana nonprofit was devastated by a malware attack earlier this year. It's still recovering after hackers stole data.
May 20, 2017
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
May 20, 2017
Researchers printed gelatin scaffolds into which they placed ovarian tissue, and then implanted the new organs in mice. Three out of seven female mice produced healthy offspring using the technology.
May 19, 2017
Google is making a push into virtual reality with a headset that doesn't require a user to connect to a phone or computer. Amidst massive hype, virtual reality has been slow to take off.
May 18, 2017
The vote begins a months-long process to collect — once again — public comment on how the government should regulate Internet service providers. The FCC is repealing Obama-era rules.
May 18, 2017
What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.
May 18, 2017
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.
May 17, 2017
In Part 1 of the series Total Failure, a former NASA official recalls the disastrous mission of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 and how the accident changed his life forever.
May 16, 2017
"The [WannaCry] attack is a wake-up call for all of us," Microsoft's president wrote about last week's incident. How many times have we heard cyberattacks described this way? Let's look back.
May 16, 2017
We live on a hackable planet. How do we stay safe?