January 31, 2012 Instapaper is a little app that started out as a side project. Now it's a thriving one-man business. We talk to Marco Arment, Instapaper's founder and sole employee, about the app economy.
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January 10, 2012 Metal detectors just don't cut it when it comes to keeping shards of bone or plastic and other nasty stuff out of food. Enter the X-ray. Costco and other big retailers now require food processors to X-ray food to screen for foreign objects. The process is more automated than airport baggage screening.
December 27, 2011 Hospitals may be the only places in America that aren't crazy for iPads. Security issues and incompatibility with hospital systems are two big reasons why tablet computers haven't caught on. But some doctors and patients say they're great for explaining complex medical issues.
"We got the number of the Vatican and called the pope," Steve Jobs says of the first project he worked on with Steve Wozniak. Later, the two founded Apple Computer.
November 16, 2011 When he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs was eulogized as the tech visionary who put elegantly designed gadgets into the lives of people who often hadn't realized the devices were essential — until Jobs, and Apple, created them. A recently recovered 1995 interview offers another chance to hear from the late CEO.
More tech start-ups are now considering the City of Lights as a destination to grow and prosper.
November 5, 2011 Las Vegas has seen better days — the unemployment and foreclosure rates are well above the national averages. But there are signs of hope. Tech companies that seemed destined to flourish in Silicon Valley are setting up shop in Sin City, in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.
September 28, 2011 It's hard to think that in just a year or so trending could be so 2000-and-late. But we all know what happened to car phones. How long will Twitter and Facebook be with us? What fleeting highlights of the 21st century will you miss?
August 23, 2011 Today on the podcast, we talk to some close observers of the hacker group Anonymous to find out how they operate and what they want.
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August 8, 2011 A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is being seen as a victory against "patent trolls," companies that acquire intellectual property for the sole purpose of extracting licensing fees or settlements.
July 7, 2011 Old gadgets never die, they just get buried in the back of the closet. As blogger Scott Cameron's ReplayTV announces its intention to stop working at the end of July, it faces the same fate as his Palm Pilot, robotic dog and VHS player.
June 14, 2011 If you know the right people — and if you can get other criminals to vouch for you — you can go online and buy huge bundles of stolen credit cards. As it turns out, Planet Money knows the right people.
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May 3, 2011 There was a brief moment — post-Friendster, pre-Facebook — when MySpace was a big deal. How did that happen? And why was the moment so brief? The answer involves porn, spyware, and total ignorance.
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If you ever look like this, it's a definite sign that you have Netflix Streaming Syndrome.
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April 27, 2011 I just found out I have a disease. It's called, "Netflix Streaming Syndrome." Actually, to be fair, it's more like Netflix/Hulu/Xfinity/Amazon/YouTube Streaming Syndrome. While our streaming obsession is easy to laugh off, there's something to be said about our addiction to immediate media content.
April 8, 2011 President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign earlier this week with a videoposted on his website and an email and text message blast to supporters stating, "Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign – because we've got more work to do."
April 1, 2011 Welcome to April Fools' Day in the Internet age! Ever since last year's April 1st, when Google changed its name to Topeka for the day, I have been anxiously awaiting this year, to see what kind of shenanigans the web's most popular sites would pull.
Sometimes, it might be better to put the phone away.
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February 25, 2011 When it comes to using mobile devices to talk, text and surf, our manners are getting worse, Americans say. Where do you think you rate? "Rude as you can get" or "an angel"?
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