Some call it an international patent arms race: Tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Google are launching lawsuits over competing patent claims related to smartphones and tablets.As NPR's Laura Sydell tells Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, companies are mounting takeovers ai
I find the news of Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple's CEO particularly sad. In some ways, I feel something like I felt when The Beatles broke up. Sure, I'd always have the band's music, but damn, what a special time. What special chemistry.
A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy.Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making
China is stepping up Internet censorship, telling hotels and cafes they need to monitor public Wi-Fi usage or face fines and punishments.China is already one of the most heavily censored places in the world — along with places like Burma (Myanmar), Iran and many Middle Eastern countries.Now, new sof
Every week it seems there are reports about U.S. drones — unmanned, remote-controlled aerial vehicles — tracking down suspected terrorists in remote, unreachable areas of Yemen, Somalia, Libya or Pakistan.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to create a more open and transparent government by making more data public. But how else can the Emanuel administration use technology to grow access-or even business- in the city?
Modern technology, with ultrasound and pre-natal screening, makes it easier for parents to selectively terminate a pregnancy based on gender. In countries like China and India, but also in places like Vietnam, Korea, Georgia, and Albania, sex selection is on the rise.Mara Hvistendahl is the Be