Apr 8, 2013 — Today's devices are smaller and much more powerful than they were 20 years ago. New advances in technology can't solve all hearing problems, but they've improved many aspects of life for people with hearing loss.
Feb 21, 2013 — Marco Arment pays his writers, doesn't sell ads, and turns a decent profit. He walked us through the numbers.
Jan 28, 2013 — To understand how social rules affect the interactions between humans and machines, scientists re-created a famous psychology experiment using robots. What they found is that if robots are nice to us, we're nice to them. If they're not, we "punish" them.
Jan 16, 2013 — What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
Jan 11, 2013 — On today's show: Three short stories about the stuff we buy — books, toys and clothes.
Jan 9, 2013 — Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that pairs indie-minded entrepreneurs with online investors, funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, according to its end-of-year analysis. The site says more than 2.2 million people pledged nearly $320 million, with 17 projects raising more than $1 million.
Jan 4, 2013 — It's miraculous to see: Press a button, make anything you want. But will it transform the economy?
Oct 23, 2012 — On today's show, we talk with a Stanford law professor about the problems with software patents — and how to fix the system.
Oct 19, 2012 — A couple of Stanford professors have set up a company called Coursera to offer free classes to anybody anywhere in the world. Anywhere in the world, that is, except Minnesota.
Sep 26, 2012 — Rent-to-own companies installed invasive software on hundreds of thousands of computers that enabled them to spy on users, the Federal Trade Commission has ruled. The program logged keystrokes, captured personal information, and, in some cases, took webcam photos of people without their knowledge.