Digital Life

Ello.co
October 1, 2014 | TURNSTYLE · Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it’s generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.
 

September 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel is joined by author Nicholas Carr for a look at the future of automation and automobiles. Carr’s new book, The Glass Cage, warns against the rise of automation in our lives.
 

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September 29, 2014 | NPR · Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of queens’ profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it’s restricting — for drag queens and others.
 

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September 27, 2014 | NPR · Apple’s very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that’s so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.
 

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September 26, 2014 | NPR · More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.
 

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September 26, 2014 | NPR · New websites ending in “health,” “doctor” and “clinic” will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they’ll purvey bogus medical advice.
 

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September 25, 2014 | NPR · In a world full of choices, this radio gives you only one. And its creators call it The Public Radio, so it’s not surprising they want you to pick a public radio station to program it.
 

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September 25, 2014 | NPR · When it comes to police using force, what is acceptable and when? And are police too aggressive? Cops say they’re trying to survive, but reformers say aggressive cop culture is making things worse.
 

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September 24, 2014 | NPR · A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.
 

 

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News

Reuters/Landov
October 1, 2014 | NPR · Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.
 

October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and four women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.
 

AP
October 1, 2014 | NPR · With the territory’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.
 

Arts & Life

October 1, 2014 | NPR · The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she’ll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.
 

AP
October 1, 2014 | NPR · “We’re giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. … a point where they can actually identify themselves,” says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

Music

Warner Classics
October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Stream a performance by the stellar Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Simon Rattle in a program of Rachmaninov, Bruch and Stravinsky with dazzling violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 1, 2014 | NPR · The final weeks of summer brought us new music from two of the biggest names in dance music, the return of post-rock, and a remix of Black Box’s “Everybody Everybody.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by ’80s hardcore and underground world music.
 

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