A recent study on data from a dating app found all women except black women were most drawn to white men, and men of all races (with one notable exception) prefer Asian women.
November 30, 2013 Researchers recently took data from the Facebook app Are You Interested and found that not only is race a factor in our online dating interests, but particular races get disproportionately high — and low — amounts of interest.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits navigators helping enroll people on HealthCare.gov.
November 28, 2013 Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in HealthCare.gov has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.
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All our gaming week coverage, mashed into one podcast.
November 28, 2013 Gaming week may be over on our airwaves, but it lives on in our "mashcast" — a podcast of the best of our gaming coverage from last week. Download or take a listen right here.
The FlightAware Misery Map combines weather and flight data into a live map.
November 26, 2013 As sleet, snow and rain batter parts of the country, here's a real-time look at the collective suffering of holiday travelers.
There's a growing market for digital currencies like Bitcoin. A Sydney pub, seen here, is taking Bitcoins as payment for drinks.
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November 22, 2013 The week's tech coverage was dominated by Bitcoin, the cyber-currency that was the focus of a congressional hearing, and by video games, which were the subject NPR explored in its weekly tech theme. And a few other things caught our eye.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (right) reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., at a May hearing. The two are co-authors of a federal IT reform bill.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
November 21, 2013 The disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov is giving an otherwise wonky piece of legislation new momentum. It's called the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, for short. And its two key sponsors are among the most unusual bedfellows in Congress.
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NPR correspondents Laura Sydell and Steve Henn introduce this week's tech team podcast from a garage in Silicon Valley.
November 20, 2013 If you missed any of the technology reporting team's reporting on the sharing, (or peer-to-peer) economy, you can catch up with our downloadable podcast of all the stories.
A slide from McKinsey & Co.'s outside review of HealthCare.gov, in the spring.
House Energy and Commerce Committee
November 19, 2013 Check out this "red team" review of HealthCare.gov by private consulting firm McKinsey & Co., months before the federal health insurance site launched. One slide in particular shows why its chances of success were low from the start.
Customers wait in line Thursday at a Best Buy store in Richfield, Minn., to buy the PlayStation 4, which went on sale early Friday.
Best Buy via AP
November 18, 2013 Coming up on All Tech this week: how video gaming can compel real-life action, the return of old favorites, and the latest innovations in the world of gaming. And, of course, we've started a new Tumblr to go with it.
The sharing economy was the feature of our All Tech theme week.
Are You Gonna Eat That/Flickr
November 15, 2013 Snapchat spurns a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, Google Books can proceed with book scanning and the NPR team dives into the sharing economy. A look at the highlights of our tech reporting this week.
Henry Chao, the project manager of HealthCare.gov, is sworn in to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
November 15, 2013 "When we pull back the curtain now, the mess is disturbing," says House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., of the latest revelations. These documents call into question whether contractors can fix the website as promised by the end of November.
November 14, 2013 Snapchat's leaders balked at a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook. But as the three-year-old company grows up, the ephemeral photo message sharing service — widely loved by teens — is also facing some adult questions.
Co-workers at Denver's Galvanize, a tech hub in Colorado's capital.
November 14, 2013 The sharing economy is already changing several sectors: housing, transportation, retail. In some cities, it's changing the way we work. As more people start their own enterprises, they're shunning traditional offices and choosing to share space instead.
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Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, testifies before the House oversight committee about problems implementing the health care program.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
November 13, 2013 Government's top tech officials — including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park — showed up on Capitol Hill to give a status report of the troubled HealthCare.gov system. As the administration unveils enrollment numbers, the tech officials outlined technology metrics of progress.
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Parts for the PiePal were 3-D printed.
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November 13, 2013 It's midnight, and you're hungry. If picking up the phone or using an app is too much hassle, a new innovation has you covered. You could call it "the emergency pizza button."
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