Technology

5:36am

Tue January 7, 2014
All Tech Considered

In Gaming, A Shift From Enemies To Emotions

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 4:56 am

The game That Dragon, Cancer is an interactive memoir about raising a child with pediatric cancer.
That Dragon, Cancer

1:01pm

Wed January 1, 2014
Latin America

Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 9:59 am

Social media is booming in Brazil, which has become a major market for both Facebook and Twitter. But Brazilian law is still in flux, and legislation is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

The use of social media is exploding in Brazil. It's the third largest market for Facebook and the fifth largest for Twitter.

The controversial women-only app Lulu recently launched here and quickly became the top downloaded app in the country, making Brazil Lulu's biggest market.

"I think it is cool because it's a social network for what all women throughout history have always done — talk about the guys we like, the guys we think are handsome," says 20-year-old Marcela, as she taps away at the Lulu app on her iPhone.

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5:42am

Mon December 30, 2013
All Tech Considered

Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 9:14 am

Several Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are developing services that manage consumers' investment portfolios with algorithms rather than people.
iStockphoto

Millions of people are turning their thoughts to self-improvement and New Year's resolutions this week. And one of the most common resolutions, after promises to lose weight or get in better shape, is to be better about money.

A handful of entrepreneurs in the Bay Area have taken note — and they believe the time has come for you to try a different way of managing your money.

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5:42am

Mon December 30, 2013
All Tech Considered

Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 8:34 am

A screengrab of a YouTube video of the game Walking Dead from the Swedish gamer known as PewDiePie. Videos of people offering commentary while playing video games are wildly popular on YouTube.
YouTube/PewDiePie

5:43am

Thu December 19, 2013
All Tech Considered

Bay Area's Steep Housing Costs Spark Return To Communal Living

Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 10:08 am

Residents of the Embassy House, a communal home near San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, eat dinner together every Sunday.
Elise Hu NPR

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