technology http://www.kplu.org en A Rising Tide of People `Pushes Back' Against Technology http://www.kplu.org/post/rising-tide-people-pushes-back-against-technology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do the little alerts from your phone make you twitch? Is Facebook leaving you more depressed than satisfied? If you’re feeling tired of being constantly connected to the Internet, you’re not alone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Washington researchers say there’s a new phenomenon on the rise. Called “pushback", it refers to people who are choosing to unplug.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10645 at http://www.kplu.org A Rising Tide of People `Pushes Back' Against Technology Heads up! Flickr will be down on Thursday, July 25 http://www.kplu.org/post/heads-flickr-will-be-down-thursday-july-25 <p>According to Yahoo, Flickr will be down for planned maintenance this Thursday from 4 PM PDT to 10 PM PDT and won't be available during that time. The nature of the maintenance was not specified.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:06:32 +0000 Justin Steyer 9421 at http://www.kplu.org Want to explore state parks? There’s an app for that http://www.kplu.org/post/want-explore-wash-state-parks-there-s-app <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s state park system boasts everything from coastal campgrounds to wooded hiking trails and historical buildings. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, you might find help in the palm of your hand.</span></p><p>Just in time for Washington State Parks' centennial, the state has unveiled a new smartphone app that serves as an on-the-go interactive guide.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:53:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8066 at http://www.kplu.org Want to explore state parks? There’s an app for that Like this post on Facebook — it might reveal something about you http://www.kplu.org/post/post-facebook-it-might-reveal-something-about-you Those Facebook likes? Tue, 12 Mar 2013 03:33:09 +0000 7947 at http://www.kplu.org Like this post on Facebook — it might reveal something about you Facebook unveils big changes to your news feed http://www.kplu.org/post/facebook-unveils-big-changes-your-news-feed <strong>Update at 1:31 p.m. ET. Larger Images, Mobile Oriented:</strong><p>Facebook announced today that it was overhauling its "news feed." This is significant on two fronts: First, this is truly the first big makeover for the feature since its inception. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:40:37 +0000 Eyder Peralta 7921 at http://www.kplu.org Facebook unveils big changes to your news feed Seattle, Tacoma rolling out new ‘predictive policing’ software http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tacoma-rolling-out-new-predictive-policing-software <p>Imagine you could predict crime the same way weather forecasters issue storm warnings. &nbsp;</p><p>It’s happening – with new software recently deployed in Seattle and Tacoma. Police precincts in both cities hope it will help them allocate patrols more effectively.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:49:25 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7875 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle, Tacoma rolling out new ‘predictive policing’ software Working from home: The end of productivity, or the future of work? http://www.kplu.org/post/working-home-end-productivity-or-future-work In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:28:27 +0000 Elise Hu 7848 at http://www.kplu.org Working from home: The end of productivity, or the future of work? Google's Glass Project: Can You Make The Grade? http://www.kplu.org/post/googles-glass-project-can-you-make-grade <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uyQZNg2vE</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:33:42 +0000 7834 at http://www.kplu.org Google's Glass Project: Can You Make The Grade? No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines http://www.kplu.org/post/no-mercy-robots-experiment-tests-how-humans-relate-machines <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kf9coMuVuI</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:07:41 +0000 Alix Spiegel 7659 at http://www.kplu.org No Mercy For Robots: Experiment Tests How Humans Relate To Machines Kickstarter pledges topped $320M in 2012; Site names year's top projects http://www.kplu.org/post/kickstarter-pledges-topped-320m-2012-site-names-years-top-projects Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that pairs indie-minded inventors and entrepreneurs with online investors, fully funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, according to its end-of-year analysis. The site says that in total, more than 2.2 million people pledged a total of nearly $320 million. For the year, 17 projects raised more than $1 million.<p>Those numbers come from Kickstarter's look back at 2012 — a year in which the site raised $606.76 every minute. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:01 +0000 Bill Chappell 7526 at http://www.kplu.org Kickstarter pledges topped $320M in 2012; Site names year's top projects Mushroom Ice Cream, Anyone? Chefs Turning To Veggies For Dessert http://www.kplu.org/post/mushroom-ice-cream-anyone-chefs-turning-veggies-dessert Chefs at some of the most cutting edge restaurants in the country are incorporating vegetables into their desserts in ways that, at first glance, might not seem very dessert-y.<p>In fact, a <a href="http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2012/november/features/the-unexpected-evolution-of-dessert.aspx">recent article</a> in the trade magazine <em>Food Technology</em> lists things like celery sorbet with celery salad, goat cheese mousse balls, macerated figs and balsamic vinegar at <a href="http://www.delposto.com/">Del Posto</a> in New York; sweet corn crème brulée with popcorn shoots a Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:17:41 +0000 7341 at http://www.kplu.org Mushroom Ice Cream, Anyone? Chefs Turning To Veggies For Dessert The Brain Of The Beast: Google Reveals The Computers Behind The Cloud http://www.kplu.org/post/brain-beast-google-reveals-computers-behind-cloud Behind the ephemeral "cloud" of cloud computing, the network we use for everything from checking our email to streamlining our <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/10/01/162080613/cloud-computing-saves-health-care-industry-time-and-money">health care system</a>, there lies a very tangible and very big computer infrastructure.<p>But besides a glimpse at some of the hardware in <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20">2009</a>, there has been little information about Google's data centers, the warehoused collections of s Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:38:12 +0000 6746 at http://www.kplu.org The Brain Of The Beast: Google Reveals The Computers Behind The Cloud New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update http://www.kplu.org/post/new-apple-mobile-software-get-maps-siri-update <p></p><p>SAN FRANCISCO – Not ready for a new iPhone? Don't worry. Many software features are coming to older iPhones as well.</p><p>Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won't be available on all devices. The new features include an updated mapping service and better integration with Facebook.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:54:02 +0000 The Associated Press 6303 at http://www.kplu.org New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update 'Cropswap' website takes barter between home gardeners online http://www.kplu.org/post/cropswap-website-takes-barter-between-home-gardeners-online <p>What do you do when you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or lettuce?&nbsp;Or flower bulbs that have multiplied like rabbits? Many people give their extras away.&nbsp;And in the down economy, more and more hobby gardeners are trading their bounty at swap meets.&nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="http://www.cropswap.me/want.php?z=98121">new website</a> from a team in Seattle and Tacoma makes those transactions easier.</p><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:00:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6192 at http://www.kplu.org 'Cropswap' website takes barter between home gardeners online Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV http://www.kplu.org/post/apple-unveils-new-ipad-apple-tv As has been the case with all of Apple's product unveilings, there is a shroud of secrecy surrounding today's impending announcement.<p>Today, Apple has invited media to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a 1 p.m. ET. event. The only clue provided by Apple was a typically cryptic invitation with a picture of an iPad and a few words: "We have something you really have to see. And touch."<p>The speculation is that Apple will release the third incarnation of its highly successful iPad tablet. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:24:36 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4360 at http://www.kplu.org Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV