Technology Latest technology news and breakthroughs in technology, science, and industry. Download the NPR Technology podcast and Technology RSS feed.
Can Big Data Really Help Screen Immigrants?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, hope to build an automated computer system to help determine who gets to visit or immigrate to the United States.FrankRamspott/Getty Images/iStockphotohide caption

toggle caption
FrankRamspott/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Can Big Data Really Help Screen Immigrants?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/571199955/571199985" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/571199991/571199992" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Long Island Woman Charged With Using Bitcoin To Launder Money To Support ISIS

The Justice Department has charged Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, with bank fraud and money laundering. She allegedly converted money from credit cards into cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and transferred it abroad in support of ISIS.Dan Kitwood/Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Facebook's Partnership With Fact-Checkers Gets Off To A Rocky Start

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/571027739/571027740" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai led a vote to repeal Obama-era "net neutrality" rules on Thursday.Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/570526390/570927341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/570723585/570723586" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What Could Change After Net Neutrality Repeal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/570723613/570723614" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
As FCC Prepares Net-Neutrality Vote, Study Finds Millions of Fake Comments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process to roll back Obama-era regulations for Internet service providers. The agency is scheduled to vote on Thursday on whether to reverse regulations of whether all web traffic should be treated equally.Emily Bogle/NPRhide caption

toggle caption
Emily Bogle/NPR
'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

A woman photographs inside the "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity" room during a preview of the Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum on Feb. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images
How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms
LA Johnson/NPR

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/570262813/570556442" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
How A Female Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

Initially, engineer Niniane Wang didn't want to go public with sex harassment allegations because she worried it would jeopardize her relationships with other investors.Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortunehide caption

toggle caption
Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune

How A Female Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/568455103/570603553" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/570248510/570248511" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools

High school students use smartphones and laptops at a vocational school in Bischwiller, France, in September. The country's education minister said he will tighten the ban on phones for elementary and secondary school students, except for educational purposes and emergencies.Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/569983759/569983760" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images
In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

A Lyft driver places a company emblem on his dashboard Jan. 31, in San Francisco. Lyft announced it's offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber.Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyfthide caption

toggle caption
Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/569462645/569983808" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

Carl Pasciuto, president of the Custom Group, says he needs well-trained workers more than he needs equipment.Chris Arnold/NPRhide caption

toggle caption
Chris Arnold/NPR

Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/569118310/569516234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Airlines Restrict 'Smart Luggage' Over Fire Hazards Posed By Batteries

Three major U.S. airlines have announced new restrictions on "smart luggage" because of the fire hazard posed by lithium-ion batteries in cargo holds. The airlines say any such batteries need to be removable.Rob Carr/Getty Imageshide caption

toggle caption
Rob Carr/Getty Images

To Avoid Fires In Flight, Airlines Move To Restrict 'Smart' Luggage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="http://npr.org.mevn.net/player/embed/568920283/568920294" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
superuser.com, chron.com, lefigaro.fr, wikiwiki.jp, abcnews.go.com, php.net, nbcnews.com, instructables.com, lenta.ru, hespress.com,