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Homework is much harder when you can't get online at home

Apr 4, 2019
What it's like to try to graduate high school without easy internet access.
Larry Brown gets online at the library or a friend’s house when he needs a good connection, bigger screen and keyboard to do homework. Like many New Orleans students, he doesn’t have internet service at home.
Jess Clark/New Orleans Public Radio

Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits

Mar 26, 2019
The new platform Alia allows gig workers to earn paid time off and some types of insurance.
Olivia Mejia, a house cleaner in Brooklyn, logs into the Alia platform on her phone. She has taken out life insurance and accident insurance through the platform.
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Slow internet? Fast internet? You might be paying the same price

Aug 15, 2018
You and somebody across town might be paying the same fee, but getting very different service.
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Black Twitter is a force for activism

Feminista Jones on what the social forum has accomplished.
Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement march during a demonstration against the killing of black men by police in the U.S.
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Predicting the technology of the future for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Nov 20, 2017
Some of the tech that will be used in Los Angeles may not have even been invented yet.
 A general view of the Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park Coastal Cluster on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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