Elise Hu http://nhpr.org en How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's http://nhpr.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 50401 at http://nhpr.org How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame http://nhpr.org/post/chicago-conference-latest-tech-sexism-hall-shame Times may be slowly a-changin' for the Y-chromosome-dominant technology sphere, where it's becoming a tougher environment to objectify women, at least publicly.<p>We've already covered <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/04/318882549/women-complain-a-lot-interrupt-developer-says-at-conference?live=1">the sexist presentation slide</a> that showed up at a software conference on Wednesday. But also this week, Techweek Chicago organizers sent out a party invite for a "Black Tie Rave" featuring beautiful, scantily clad women. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Elise Hu 49751 at http://nhpr.org Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act http://nhpr.org/post/drone-journalism-cant-fully-take-flight-until-regulators-act <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1gHrKIcyw</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Elise Hu 47938 at http://nhpr.org Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell http://nhpr.org/post/innovation-gadget-scrambles-egg-inside-shell <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIxtFBhh5k</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Elise Hu 47642 at http://nhpr.org Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg http://nhpr.org/post/check-out-barefoot-wax-sculpture-mark-zuckerberg I don't know how I missed this (yes, yes I do) but the life-size wax figure of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was unveiled last week.<p>As you can see here, the wax Zuckerberg is dressed in his signature hoodie, sitting barefoot with his legs crossed and his laptop in his lap. <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/04/23/zuckerberg-facebook-madame-tussauds/">Mashable reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The figure, which took 20 artists between 3 and 4 months to create, is a life-size replica down to the last freckle, says [museum marketing manager Lauren] Fahrer. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:24:00 +0000 Elise Hu 47590 at http://nhpr.org Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-now-heartbleed-bug-exposed-internet With a name like Heartbleed, it's no surprise it's bad. A vulnerability in OpenSSL — the Internet's most commonly used cryptographic library — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained">has been bleeding out information</a>, 64 kilobytes at a time, since March 2012.<p>"I would classify it as possibly the top bug that has hit the Internet that I've encountered, because of it being so widespread, because it's so hard to detect," says Andy Grant, a security analyst at iSEC Partners.<p>Are you affected? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Elise Hu 46493 at http://nhpr.org What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture http://nhpr.org/post/what-silicon-valleys-cast-thinks-about-silicon-valley-culture Sunday night, HBO's new comedy, <a href="http://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley">Silicon Valley</a> premieres, and <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2014/04/mike_judge_hbo_series_silicon_valley_reviewed.html">as a Slate review notes</a> of the titular place, "Rarely has a show had to do so little to find so much to mock."<p>It's from <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1397656">Mike Judge</a>, the man who so hilariously captured <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118375/">suburban ennui</a>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/">white colla Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Elise Hu 46272 at http://nhpr.org What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason http://nhpr.org/post/cyclings-catching-texas-very-texas-reason For years, cyclists have faced long odds in Texas, where sprawling highways teem with trucks. Dallas was ranked <a href="http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2012/05/its-official-dallas-is-still-the-one-and-only-worst-city-for-bicycling-in-the-entire-country.html/">the worst city for bicycling in the country</a>, several years in a row. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 46089 at http://nhpr.org Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason Gender Disparities In Tech Flare Up Again: A Reading Guide http://nhpr.org/post/gender-disparities-tech-flare-again-reading-guide We are three weeks deep into an <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/283505648/enter-title">on-air exploration of women in technology</a> through our midday show, <em>Tell Me More</em>. Host Michel Martin has led some really thoughtful conversations about the dearth of women in tech and the areas of notable improvement. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Elise Hu 45360 at http://nhpr.org Gender Disparities In Tech Flare Up Again: A Reading Guide SXSW Interactive Wrap-Up: So Much Fest, So Little Time http://nhpr.org/post/sxsw-interactive-wrap-so-much-fest-so-little-time <em>Note: We have covered the horrific news that two people were killed by a drunk driver in downtown Austin last night. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/13/289765802/bodies-went-flying-as-car-tore-through-crowd-at-sxsw">Check out our breaking news blog</a>, the Two-Way, for updates. This post wraps-up SXSW Interactive, which closed on Tuesday night.</em><p>If you can get past the swelled attendance and all the swag being shoved in your face, South by Southwest Interactive is a great super-gathering to learn about tomorrow's technology trends and the people behind them. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Elise Hu 45035 at http://nhpr.org SXSW Interactive Wrap-Up: So Much Fest, So Little Time SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC http://nhpr.org/post/sxsw-tech-industry-inspires-new-shows-hbo-amc <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 44955 at http://nhpr.org SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On http://nhpr.org/post/sxsw-software-apps-still-rule-hardware-resurgence The task of building your very own toy, or robot, or radio can seem daunting for someone without much background in engineering. But a set of color-coded electronic bits that can be magnetically snapped together called <a href="http://littlebits.cc/pressroom">littleBits</a> is aiming to make creating your own electronics easy for everyone. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:23:00 +0000 Elise Hu 44829 at http://nhpr.org SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On SXSW Tech Preview: Snooping, Wearables And More 3-D Printing http://nhpr.org/post/sxsw-tech-preview-snooping-wearables-and-more-3-d-printing <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive">South by Southwest Interactive</a> is the technology-driven part of the annual Austin-based festival for digital, film and music and it starts on Friday. An expected 30,000 people will take part in the interactive and film week that precedes music, and they love it for the spontaneity and the chaos. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Elise Hu 44636 at http://nhpr.org SXSW Tech Preview: Snooping, Wearables And More 3-D Printing Niche Online Dating Promises A Different Site For Every Preference http://nhpr.org/post/niche-online-dating-promises-different-site-every-preference The numbers show Americans are getting more comfortable with online dating — a <a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Online-Dating.aspx" target="_blank">recent Pew survey</a> found at least 11 percent of us have tried to find a match on the Internet. And the places to cyberdate are proliferating. No fewer than 1,500 dating sites are available in the U.S. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Elise Hu 43455 at http://nhpr.org Niche Online Dating Promises A Different Site For Every Preference For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work http://nhpr.org/post/taiwanese-news-animators-funny-videos-are-serious-work <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VzLOaeNZEY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou6E9kVSC-4</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 42525 at http://nhpr.org For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work