Dec 15, 2017

12/15/17: Net neutrality, bitcoins and our autonomous future

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As technology changes, so do our daily lives — whether it's the places we go on the internet, how we pay for goods or how we get from point A to point B. On this week's show we dive into the…

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5 things you need to know about bitcoin

Dec 15, 2017
Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood on the must-knows of the crytpocurrency.
In an age of encryption, one of the major innovations of Bitcoin is their block-chain technology, which allows for transaction to be encrypted and tracked.
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Could self-driving wheelchairs be autonomous tech’s next big thing?

Dec 15, 2017
Car's are not the only form of transportation that could benefit from driverless technology.
Disabled individuals in wheelchairs take part in a demonstration to demand more accessibility options for disabled people near the French National Assembly in Paris on July 6, 2015. 
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Managing mental health in the midst of disaster

Dec 15, 2017
A look at the cost of the impact of disasters on mental health — and the people who's job it is to help.
An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. 
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Ask a Manager: Should you let loose at the office holiday party?

Is it ever appropriate to give your boss a gift? We take your biggest holiday questions and ask a manager.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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What's next for Brexit?

Yes, negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union continue.

As technology changes, so do our daily lives — whether it’s the places we go on the internet, how we pay for goods or how we get from point A to point B. On this week’s show we dive into the future of the internet now that the Federal Communications Commission has rolled back net neutrality, take a look at mental health following disaster and touch on the opioid epidemic. Then, the five questions you always wondered, but were too nervous to ask, about bitcoin. Also, could driverless technology transform how we think about wheelchairs? Plus, Ask A Manager’s Alison Green is back with the secrets to navigating the office holiday party, and all the etiquette involved.