February 1, 2010 Let's say you write for a Web site, and you want to tackle a subject that's just too simple to warrant an actual, full-blown article. Why not turn to an age-old trick, and make a list about it? If you're asking yourself, 'Why would I do that?' — here's a list to answer that very question.
January 31, 2010 The much-anticipated iPad debuted this week, introduced by Steve Jobs as a device that will revolutionize the industry. The 1 1/2-pound slate computer will bring you books, movies, music and even word processing, all on a 9.7-inch screen. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's Laura Sydell about the much-hyped device and whether it's worth all the fuss.
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January 30, 2010 President Obama plans Monday to answer questions submitted via YouTube. But "YouTube democracy" isn't without its quirks — there are plenty of questions about UFOs and Scientology amid queries about health care and the economy. Host Guy Raz talks to Clay Johnson of the Sunlight Foundation about integrating social media into the democratic process.
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January 29, 2010 Tell Me More host Michel Martin and Lee Hill, the program's "digital media guy," comb through listener feedback and offer important news updates to recent conversations heard on the program. This week, the audience weighs in on former presidential hopeful John Edwards marital woes and whether his transgressions of infidelity say anything about his capacity to lead with integrity as a public figure. Also, hear an update on the controversy surrounding the proposed merger of three historically black colleges in Mississippi.
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January 29, 2010 More people these days are using mobile devices. That means they are downloading more videos, more software and other big chunks of data that are clogging up the wireless pipes. One thing that may help is tiered data plans. People who use more bandwidth would pay more than someone who just checks emails.
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January 28, 2010 When Apple computer announced its highly anticipated iPad Wednesday, the name sounded very familiar to two writers for the comedy show Mad TV. Five years ago, Bruce McCoy and Tami Sagher wrote a sketch about a then-fictional Apple device, the iPad. That sketch has now gone viral. The two writers offer their insight.
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January 28, 2010 The transformation in computing has turned the old-style PC into a dinosaur. The obsolescence of the PC has spurred demand for a new kind of device — portable, flexible, always connected. But with the iPad's unwieldy form and hefty price could it truly replace other devices?
Wi-Fi-enabled versions of the iPad will be available in March. Five of the six major American publishing companies have agreed to deals that will provide Apple's new iBooks store with content.
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January 28, 2010 While introducing iPad's e-book reader, Apple CEO Steve Jobs declared that that he was standing on the shoulders of Amazon's Kindle. Jobs may be grateful to Amazon for showing the way, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to take over the e-book market that is dominated by the Kindle. Publishers have been anticipating the iPad as an antidote to Amazon's near monopoly on e-books.
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January 27, 2010 Apple Inc. said it will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting. Larger but similar in design to Apple's popular iPhone, the iPad was billed by CEO Steve Jobs as "so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone."
January 27, 2010 Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled Wednesday the iPad, a much-anticipated tablet-style computer that looks like a larger version of a iPhone. The device allows users to surf the Web, watch videos and read e-books.
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Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone during his keynote address at the MacWorld conference on Jan. 9, 2007.
January 27, 2010 When Apple makes its latest product announcement on Wednesday, many expect the company to unveil a tablet-size computer that will compete with Amazon's Kindle or Sony's Reader. It may also change the way the book and newspaper industries view digital publishing.
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January 26, 2010 Children ages 8 to 18 consume an average of nearly eight hours each day of various forms of media, up from 6 hours in 2005, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition to TV consumption, kids are increasingly texting and talking on cell phones. The numbers are especially high within African-American and Latino communities. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vicky Rideout, an author of the study, freelance writer Rosie Molinary and Dannette Tucker, a mother of two and a regular Tell Me More parenting contributor. They discuss why kids are using so many mediums offer tips to parents on how to balance the amount of exposure.
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January 26, 2010 Small-time hackers are no longer the only ones vying to steal your financial information (or your defense secrets): now organized crime is in the game. Terry Gross talks to cybersecurity writer Joseph Menn and real-life digital-crime fighter Barrett Lyon about how the mob has become a major player in cybercrime — and why they think the Internet might not survive.
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January 25, 2010 Google unveiled last month the hugely hyped Nexus One smart-phone. The device was supposed to revolutionize smart phones the way the Apple's tablet is going to change the tablet game. Unfortunately, says Omar Gallaga, of the Austin American-Statesman, reception to the Nexus One has been tame.
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January 24, 2010 If you've ever wasted time at work watching a YouTube video or playing an online game, you can thank a man named Jonathan Gay for the animation software that revolutionized the Web.
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