Technology

NPR
February 1, 2015 | NPR · Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.
 

Snapchat
January 29, 2015 | NPR · Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren’t what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.
 

AP
January 29, 2015 | NPR · Facebook, YouTube and other sites are being asked to do more to stop terrorists. Yet they are also being asked to let some of the propaganda remain to help officials track jihadis.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn’t end there.
 

Youth Radio
January 28, 2015 | YouthRadio · At a children’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.
 

NPR
January 28, 2015 | NPR · A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.
 

AP
January 26, 2015 | NPR · Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.
 

 

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News

February 1, 2015 | NPR · Thousands of supporters of the Spanish anti-austerity party, Podemos, marched through Madrid on Saturday. Polls show they could defeat Spain’s mainstream parties in elections this year.
 

February 1, 2015 | NPR · Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.
 

February 1, 2015 | NPR · Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama’s detail. He talks to NPR’s Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency’s current scandals.
 

Arts & Life

February 1, 2015 | NPR · Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase, where the second and third letters of the first word are switched to get the second word.
 

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February 1, 2015 | NPR · Are the Nordic countries really the utopias they’re cracked up to be? NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Michael Booth about his new book that attempts to answer that question.
 

February 1, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with John Boyne about his novel, A History of Loneliness, which addresses the difficult subject of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
 

Music

February 1, 2015 | NPR · Singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in damages and lost royalties. He claimed his manager and lawyer hadn’t paid him royalties between 1989 and 2000.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 1, 2015 | NPR · Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 1, 2015 | NPR · The orchestral seven-piece hails from a sprawling Canadian island not known for its indie rock. Rachel Martin speaks with singer Tim Baker about how the band has nonetheless made a name for itself.
 

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