Elise Hu http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/using-technology-counter-police-mistrust-complicated Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63634 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-ubers-tricks-jpmorgan-hacked-desk-microwave Each weekend, we look back on the tech week that was, which includes original content from NPR and the stories worth noting from across the Internet. Here we go...<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>Amazon Buys Twitch</strong>: In a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/25/343208186/amazon-buys-twitch-proving-gaming-live-streams-are-golden">nearly $1 billion purchase</a>, Amazon bought the exceedingly popular Twitch, which allows viewers to watch live streams of gamers gaming. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63531 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/amazon-buys-twitch-proving-gaming-live-streams-are-golden There's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/20/314264906/big-deals-we-charted-billion-dollar-tech-buyouts-since-2002">another billion-dollar buyout</a> in tech today [OK, it's about $970 million, but close enough] and this time it's Amazon's purchase of the video game streaming service Twitch.<p>Twitch is a company that lets you watch video gaming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/12/15/250793493/u-s-recognizes-a-south-korean-starcraft-player-as-an-athlete">as a spectator sport</a> — it live-streams gamers gaming and allows viewers to interact dur Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63323 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/many-seek-justice-ferguson-mo-will-have-wait-awhile Both the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager's death Aug. 9.<p>About two dozen people showed up Wednesday in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse to demonstrate against County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who is preparing to present evidence in the case to a grand jury.<p>"This means something to me, so I had to be here," says demonstrator Lamont Farr, a home health care worker. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63106 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ferguson-teachers-use-day-opportunity-civics-lesson <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/19/341574604/fresh-clashes-in-ferguson-mo-as-national-guard-arrives">Chaos and unrest overnight</a> have kept the National Guard in the suburban town of Ferguson, Mo., for a second day, and the local school district has canceled classes for the week. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/amid-continued-chaos-ferguson-second-autopsy-released A preliminary, independent autopsy report has been released in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Requested by the family, the autopsy finds that Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. This news follows the most violent night of protests there since the shooting. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Elise Hu 63004 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ferguson-local-faith-leaders-call-different-dialogue On a quiet morning after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/17/341082635/more-violence-arrests-in-ferguson-but-most-respect-curfew">another difficult night in Ferguson</a>, businesses along the streets put up signs in their windows reading "I Heart Ferg." Former Mayor Brian Fletcher is passing out more.<p>"We're going to raise $5,000 by tomorrow at noon for yard signs," Fletcher says.<p>Overnight clashes led to one shooting and several injuries. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62949 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue' On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/net-neutrality-california-cares-texas-not-so-much When nearly <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/21/332678802/one-million-net-neutrality-comments-filed-but-will-they-matter">1.1 million net neutrality comments</a> flooded the Federal Communications Commission this spring into the summer, they came from around the country. But the interest in open-Internet topics doesn't spread out evenly across the United States.<p>San Francisco-based data analysis firm Quid looked at the geographic sources of the public comments and adjusted them based on state populations. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62766 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fascinating-look-inside-those-11-million-open-internet-comments When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/21/332678802/one-million-net-neutrality-comments-filed-but-will-they-matter">the response was huge</a>. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:24:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62702 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-cia-apologizes-twitter-soars-foursquare-swarm We know you don't miss a single NPR headline, but just in case you did, here's our weekly look back at what we covered in digital culture, and what we recommend from our friends across the mediascape.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Not OK, Cupid</strong>: On the heels of Facebook's much-maligned revelation that it conducts scientific experiments to test the emotional responses of its users, the online dating site OKCupid says it sometimes manipulates user profiles for experiments. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62241 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/some-loyal-foursquare-users-are-checking-out-after-swarm-spinoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62090 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/solving-scourge-slow-hotel-wi-fi You know how it feels. You're a moderately frequent business traveler and trying to get some work done from your hotel. But you're slowed — and sometimes stalled — by an intermittent Internet connection. Your hotel Wi-Fi has the download speeds of an early 1990s dial-up connection.<p>It happens too often and hotels don't seem to care, despite charging you a few hundred bucks a night to stay in the comfort of their rooms. So now, a couple of competing sites and apps are trying to solve the problem. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 Elise Hu 62029 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61995 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks 1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/1-million-net-neutrality-comments-filed-will-they-matter The Federal Communications Commission received more than 1 million public comments on the issue of net neutrality during a five-month commenting period that ended Friday.<p>It's the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/15/331798176/fcc-extending-net-neutrality-commenting-time-after-site-buckles">biggest public response</a> the FCC has ever gotten on a policy matter in such a short period, and the second most commented-upon FCC issue, period. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61652 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter? Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/better-culture-could-have-prevented-viral-comcast-call This week, one man's customer service <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/15/331681041/comcast-embarrassed-by-the-service-call-making-internet-rounds">call to Comcast</a> turned into a badgering — a simple request to cancel his service was repeatedly beaten back by the employee on the other end of the line. It was a familiar feeling for a lot of us, which perhaps explains why more than 4 million people have listened to it in less than a week.<p>"It was frustrating to listen to. It's almost a PTSD we have with bad customer service," said journalist Emily Yellin. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:37:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61506 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call Don't Fire The Comcast Guy, Says Caller Who Tried To Cancel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dont-fire-comcast-guy-says-caller-who-tried-cancel Ryan Block, whose hilariously tedious <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/15/331681041/comcast-embarrassed-by-the-service-call-making-internet-rounds">customer service experience</a> with Comcast struck a chord with millions, says the customer service rep who harangued him should not be fired.<p>In a <a href="https://soundcloud.com/ryan-block-10/comcastic-service">phone call that went viral</a> (more than 4 million audio plays and counting), Block tries and nearly fails to cancel his Internet service because Comcast's unnamed customer service rep is frustratingly persis Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61425 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Don't Fire The Comcast Guy, Says Caller Who Tried To Cancel FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fcc-extending-net-neutrality-commenting-time-after-site-buckles A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission's commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:40:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61389 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/comcast-embarrassed-service-call-making-internet-rounds When a customer service call is described as <a href="http://gawker.com/hellish-comcast-call-sets-new-standard-for-shitty-custo-1605200994">"Kafkaesque" and "hellish,"</a> you pretty much know how it's going to go down before even taking a listen. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:53:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61353 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-giants-make-net-neutrality-case-deadline-nears It's not just comedian <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/03/318458496/john-oliver-helps-rally-45-000-net-neutrality-comments-to-fcc">John Oliver coming out against</a> cable companies to support net neutrality. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61295 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-googles-world-cup-play-amazon-sued-and-kids-tracked Summertime in the tech world has made us eager for some lighter news, which you can find below. But the weightier legal battles in technology continue, as highlighted in our Big Conversation section. And links we think you should see are filed under Curiosities. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:36:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61217 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/friday-feline-fun-ranking-most-famous-internet-cats <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Elise Hu 61190 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/future-internet-not-so-free-or-open-pews-new-survey What we know as the World Wide Web — the main way by which most of us access the Internet — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/02/27/282965383/the-web-at-25-hugely-popular-and-viewed-as-a-positive-force">just turned 25 this year</a>. Its existence has allowed for all kinds of learning and free expression, coding and making, rule-breaking and platform-making. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:58:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60773 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-googles-plans-aereos-loss-and-occupied-stalls It's officially summer, but there's no slowdown on the technology news front. Here's your weekly roundup of notable stories in tech, from the team at NPR and beyond.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Aereo No Longer?</strong>: The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, decided that the streaming TV startup Aereo's service, which lets users watch and record live TV from Internet-connected devices, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/25/325488386/tech-firm-aereo-performs-an-illegal-service-supreme-court-says">is in violation of copyright laws</a>. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:13:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60534 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/binge-watch-purge-now-aereo-likely-done The Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/25/325488386/tech-firm-aereo-performs-an-illegal-service-supreme-court-says">gave broadcasters a big win</a> this week in their battle against the startup service Aereo. Subscribers in select cities have been watching and recording live broadcast TV with <a href="https://www.aereo.com/">Aereo</a>, at a cost of $8 to $12 a month. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60469 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/facebooks-diversity-numbers-are-out-and-theyre-what-you-expect The summer of tech company demographic data dumps continues apace. Facebook is the latest big firm to share its staff's racial and gender breakdowns, following similar releases from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/05/29/317024113/googles-white-male-heavy-staff-underlines-techs-diversity-problem">Google</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/17/323040120/how-yahoos-diversity-numbers-compare-to-googles">Yahoo</a>. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60437 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-yo-amazon-fire-phone-and-apples-iwatch It was a big week for product news in the tech world, a topic we typically reserve for your weekly round-ups. Here we go ...<p><h3>ICYMI</h3><p><strong>SCOTUS And Facebook Threats</strong>: A case for our modern times. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60184 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: Yo, The Amazon Fire Phone And Apple's iWatch? Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yo-buzzy-app-moment-whether-yo-it-or-not <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLZCy-_m3s</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:27:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60137 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-yahoos-diversity-numbers-compare-googles <a href="http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/89085398949/workforce-diversity-at-yahoo">Yahoo has responded</a> to the years-long calls for tech companies to disclose their staffs' gender and racial breakdowns. The numbers released Tuesday show its workforce, like much of the tech industry, is dominated by white and Asian males. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:49:00 +0000 Elise Hu 59988 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrats-unveil-bill-ban-internet-fast-lanes Net neutrality has become <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/03/318458496/john-oliver-helps-rally-45-000-net-neutrality-comments-to-fcc">a hot topic</a> this summer, despite its snooze-inducing name. The principle governs that data on the Internet should be served to customers on a level playing field — at the same speeds — without priority for certain companies that might be able to pay for "fast lanes" for content.<p>Now, congressional Democrats want to put a ban on fast lanes, using legislation. A bill unveiled by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Elise Hu 59959 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tech-week-snooping-steve-uber-battles-3-d-nutella-printing So much tech news, so little time. Let's run down the highlights of our tech coverage this week.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Project Eavesdrop</strong>: In a series for <em>Morning Edition</em>, our Steve Henn got white hat hackers to tap his data and communications, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/10/320347267/project-eavesdrop-an-experiment-at-monitoring-my-home-office">in an experiment</a> to see just how much of a digital trail — and pieces of heretofore private data — could be easily obtained. It turns out, it's a whole lot. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:46:00 +0000 Elise Hu 59820 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing