All Tech Considered

All Tech ConsideredAll Tech Considered

Tech, Culture and Connection

Sandra Hassan put her app online in late January as yet more explosions struck Lebanon. She hopes it will help people in conflict zones, and areas hit by natural disasters. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images

Several Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are developing services that manage consumers' investment portfolios with algorithms rather than people. iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto

Support NPR

Support NPR

NPR Shop

Support The Programs You Love

© NPR

Alex Blaszczuk used Google Glass to shoot this self portait. Courtesy of Alex Blaszczuk hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Alex Blaszczuk

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, discusses features of the new iOS 7 during the keynote address of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10 in San Francisco. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Eric Risberg/AP

The Tile, accompanied by an iPhone app, locates items that are attached to it. It's about as small as a matchbook or a stamp. Matt Perko/Courtesy of Tile hide caption

itoggle caption Matt Perko/Courtesy of Tile

Drinks columnist David Wondrich is seen on Esquire's new Talk to Esquire app, which allows users to interact with several of the magazine's columnists through voice recognition. Screengrab via YouTube hide caption

itoggle caption Screengrab via YouTube

Nick d'Aloisio displays his mobile application Summly, which Yahoo recently purchased for a reported $30 million. But the Internet company is killing the app and integrating the algorithm that drives it into its own technology. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Matt Dunham/AP

Cell phone communication can be hacked, tapped or otherwise tampered with. A new app aims to change that. iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto

This map shows data reported by users of the mPING app during Friday's blizzard in the Northeast. The PING Project hide caption

itoggle caption The PING Project

When wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau finds roadkill, she uploads data about it onto her smartphone. Sarah Harris/NCPR hide caption

itoggle caption Sarah Harris/NCPR

A Google logo is seen through windows of Moscone Center in San Francisco during Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in June. Google is one of several major tech companies known for the "acqui-hire." AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption AFP/AFP/Getty Images

A reflection of the Marina Bay Esplanade in Singapore. The nation is increasingly seen as a corporate logistics hub and gateway to the region's emerging markets. Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Vorrarit Anantsorrrarak/Barcroft Media/Landov