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Facebook quietly launches de facto follow feature

Sep 21, 2010
So I noticed this last night when I was Facebook friended by one of my kids' friends. He's a nice kid but I didn't want to have that kind of...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, Web Culture

What will we do with all this "white space?"

Sep 21, 2010
Soon, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, also known as "white space." We talk with Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News about how the spectrum works. And Tim Wu from Columbia Law School weighs in on companies that may use that space and what it means for Internet users.

Nano-car may change chemotherapy

Sep 20, 2010
The nano vehicle is full of chemotherapy drugs. It drives straight into cancer cells and releases the payload -- doesn't react and release chemo...
Posted In: Health, Science

New augmented reality blows minds, does little else

Sep 20, 2010
Plane Finder AR is a $3 app that lets you stick your phone in the sky and see the flight number, speed, elevation, origin, and destination of...
Posted In: apps, Entertainment, gadgets, mobile

Bronado gets autotuned

Sep 20, 2010
Just keeping an eye on web culture here. Last week there was some sort of storm in Brooklyn, possibly a tornado, possible just a little funnel...
Posted In: bronado, Entertainment, video, Web Culture

Facebook is building a phone unless they're not

Sep 20, 2010
The buzz all weekend was about a report in Tech Crunch that Facebook was secretly building a mobile phone (or rather building the software and...
Posted In: Facebook, gadgets, mobile, social media, Web Culture

Can social networks help prevent the flu?

Sep 20, 2010
A recent study explores how the flu spreads among groups. Dr. Nicholas Christakis and Dr. James Fowler found that by closely tracking popular people, they can see a flu coming. We talk with them to find out how their findings may apply to online social networks.

Why we give up our privacy so easily

Sep 17, 2010
There was an uproar when Facebook fiddled with its privacy settings -- but really, people willingly give up their privacy all the time for perks like coupons and discounts.

The Wikipedia entry on the Iraq War in 12 handy bound volumes

Sep 17, 2010
The history of the Iraq War is still being written. And it is being written, every day, on Wikipedia. Writer, editor, and publisher James Bridle about his 12-volume set of books compiling Wikipedia material related to the war from 2004 to 2009.

Future Tense becomes Marketplace Tech Report

Sep 17, 2010
Hi everyone. John Moe here. Starting Monday, September 20th, Future Tense will be going by the name Marketplace Tech Report. Producer Larissa An...
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