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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

Weekend Edition Sunday

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

Weekend Edition Saturday

App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

The Ethics Of The 'Singularity'

When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.

All Things Considered

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

All Things Considered

Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

Morning Edition

X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.

Google Is Said To Be Preparing Its Own Mobile Wireless Service

Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

January 22, 2015
Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, speaks at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., March 2013. (American Council on Education/Flickr)

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

Study: Social Media Doesn’t Stress People Out; People Stress People Out

January 20, 2015
People using their phones (Adam Fagen/Flickr)

A new study by Pew Research Center found that frequent internet and social media users do not have higher levels of stress.

Our Week In The Web: January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015
The rug in the sheriff's office in Florida's Pinellas County praised the glory of dog for more than two months. (AP)

On comments, space-bound manatees and he importance of Dog in everyday policing.

Cheap Gas And Innovation Bring Optimism To Detroit Auto Show

January 16, 2015
Toyota shows off its FT-1 concept car during the media preview at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on January 13, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Spirits are high as automakers prepare for this weekend’s public opening of the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

A 'Golden Age' Of Audio Podcasts

January 16, 2015
It's entirely possible that you have as much of a podcast addiction as Roscoe the Pug, pictured here. (Flickr / Zoomar)

The rise of the podcast. What’s hot, what’s out there and how they’re changing what’s in our ears.

Cambridge-Based Company Aims To Bridge Doctor-Patient Gap

January 14, 2015
Family Nurse Practitioner Ruth Wiley examines Elizabeth Knowles at a Walgreens Take Care Clinic. (Darron Cummings/AP)

CEO and co-founder of Cambridge-based Twine Health left medicine to pursue his dream of making health care more collaborative.

Feed The Meter On Your Phone With The New ParkBoston App

January 14, 2015
Boston will now offer pay-by-phone services for metered parking spots in some areas. Eventually, the new technology will be implemented in all of the city's meters. (Jp Gary via Flickr)

Currently, the app only works in sections of Boston’s Back Bay.

The Real People Who Inspired The Film ‘Spare Parts’

January 14, 2015
Fredi Lajvardi (left) and Cristian Arcega are pictured at the Los Angeles Premiere of Pantelion Films' "Spare Parts" at Arclight Cinemas on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Todd Williamson/Invision for Pantelion FIlms via AP)

In 2004, a team of high school students defeated college teams, including MIT, in an underwater robotic competition.

Cybersecurity And National Security

January 14, 2015
In this file photo, United States Military Academy cadets watch data on computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  (AP)

Cybersecurity reaches the Presidential address level. From the Pentagon to identity theft to your bank account. We’ll dig in.

Nevada Brothel Skirts The Line Between Illegal Advertising And Social Media

January 13, 2015
Sheri's Ranch pool and cabana. (Courtesy Nellie Bowles)

The sex workers at Sheri’s Ranch are using social media communications with fans and clients to skirt the ban on advertising their services.

Hiawatha Bray On Tech: Live From The Consumer Electronics Show

January 8, 2015
Drones fly at the Autel booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP)

Hiawatha Bray is in Las Vegas, at the global Consumer Electronics Show, where companies show off some 20,000 products that make up the future of tech.

FTC Chair Raises Red Flag Over ‘Smart Home’ Hacking

January 8, 2015
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez conducts a press conference January 15, 2014, at FTC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission says hacking will be a problem, as consumers connect everyday objects to the Internet.

Patrick’s Transition Also Means Giving Up The @MassGovernor Twitter Account

January 7, 2015
Gov. Deval Patrick walks outside the White House in Washington on Monday after attending a National Governors Association meeting with President Obama. (AP)

Deval Patrick was the first Massachusetts governor on Twitter, but when he leaves office this week he will also have to leave behind the @MassGovernor account.

Cars Becoming A Featured Attraction At The Consumer Electronics Show

January 7, 2015
Audi connected and autonomous cars are displayed January 6, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

What kind of technology can we expect from the world of automotives? We ask Paul Eisenstein, who is attending CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

January 6, 2015
In his new book, Nicholas Carlson profiles Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayers. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The new book “Marissa Mayer and The Fight To Save Yahoo!” explores the company and the woman brought in to save it.

‘Internet Of Things’ On Display At Consumer Electronics Show

January 6, 2015
Newest Innovations In Consumer Technology On Display At 2015 International CES

Techies are pumping out new ways to make everyday devices — including cars — talk to (and even interact with) each other.

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