Annelise Capossela

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/480639265/483749594" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This 2005 silicon wafer with Pentium 4 processors was signed by Gordon Moore for the 40th anniversary of Moore’'s law. Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Images

Dave Rauchwerk is CEO of Next Thing Co., which makes the CHIP computer. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Laura Sydell/NPR

Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/463592334/463789773" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ramalinga Raju, founder and former chairman of fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services, is escorted from a court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad in April 2009. Raju and nine other defendants have been convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Krishnendu Halder/Reuters/Landov
Daniel Horowitz for NPR

Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/385205570/385948521" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dealer Omar Abu-Eid adjusts a stack of chips before the first day of the World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas last July. Humans still reign in most versions of poker. Whew. John Locher/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Locher/AP

Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/375736513/375923274" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

British science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke using a Kaypro II in 1985. AP/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists hide caption

toggle caption
AP/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/349027131/349036447" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In June, the 167th Patrol Dog Class graduated from their canine narcotics and electronic media detection training, held by the Connecticut State Police Canine Unit. At far left is Thoreau, who now helps police in Rhode Island find computer hard drives. Daniel Owen/Courtesy of The Hartford Courant hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Owen/Courtesy of The Hartford Courant

A 1984 Apple Macintosh Classic was on display at the Museum for Art and Industry in Hamburg, Germany, in 2011. Philipp Guelland/dapd hide caption

toggle caption
Philipp Guelland/dapd

At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/265238567/265520706" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Detail of a Turing Bombe machine in Bletchley Park Museum in Bletchley, central England. The device, the brainchild of Alan Turning, was instrumental in cracking the German code during World War II. Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters /Landov

This early version of the mouse (named for its tail-like cord) was assembled by Douglas Engelbart and his Stanford team in 1963. Getty Images/Life hide caption

toggle caption
Getty Images/Life

Since it was first filed in August of 2004, Ubuntu's Bug #1 attracted many comments. With comment number 1834, Mark Shuttleworth declared the issue fixed today. Launchpad hide caption

toggle caption
Launchpad

The GetHealth app was a runner-up at the recent Hackovate Health Innovation Competition held in Kansas City, Mo. Courtesy of GetHealth Limited hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of GetHealth Limited

Plugged in, but not at work: Web security personnel were called in to find out how a company's network was being accessed from China. They found that an employee had outsourced his own job. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/AFP/Getty Images