Science & Technology

Twelve years ago, director Leila Conners teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio to produce the eco-documentary “The 11th Hour.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Marleen Martinez Sundgaard is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico. As a child, she and her family would come to Washington state to work in the fields for nine months.

from Greater LA

When people get in their cars in LA, one of the first things they do is type a destination into a smartphone. Millions of people worldwide use GPS.

Over-reliance on Waze and Google Maps could hurt your brain

When people get in their cars in LA, one of the first things they do is type a destination into a smartphone. Millions of people worldwide use GPS.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

YouTube drew criticism for not removing right-wing commentator Steven Crowder’s videos from its platform.

YouTube says it will take down videos from extremist groups, but hate speech by individuals gets a pass?

YouTube drew criticism for not removing right-wing commentator Steven Crowder’s videos from its platform.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

Meet the LA-based companies developing the Hyperloop

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

from Greater LA

5G is a cellular network that's supposed to be super fast -- the next evolution in mobile technology.

When will we get 5G?

5G is a cellular network that's supposed to be super fast -- the next evolution in mobile technology.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Apple announced today that they’re breaking up iTunes and rethinking their approach to music, podcasts, TV and books.

Apple breaks up iTunes as it faces scrutiny by the Justice Department

Apple announced today that they’re breaking up iTunes and rethinking their approach to music, podcasts, TV and books.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Las Vegas Convention Center is undergoing a major overhaul.

Elon Musk to drill tunnel in Vegas. What does that say about his plans for LA?

The Las Vegas Convention Center is undergoing a major overhaul.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

Digital billboards resurface in fight over visual blight

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

from Design and Architecture

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

Is LA ready for the car of the future?

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

from Greater LA

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S.

As San Francisco bans facial recognition, how is the technology used in LA and elsewhere?

On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The movies “The Terminator,” “Blade Runner,” and “Her” all center around a future of humans and machines living together. But that’s actually happening right now.

A.I. gets more sophisticated, but the ethics governing it are not

The movies “The Terminator,” “Blade Runner,” and “Her” all center around a future of humans and machines living together. But that’s actually happening right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Of the seven terminals at the Port of Los Angeles TraPac is unique. That’s because from the moment a shipping container touches dry land, robots do the rest.

As the ports automate, longshore workers worry robots will take their jobs

Of the seven terminals at the Port of Los Angeles TraPac is unique. That’s because from the moment a shipping container touches dry land, robots do the rest.

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Port workers aren’t the only people who could lose their jobs to robots. Whole cities in Southern California are at risk of big job losses because of automation.

Will your job become automated?

Port workers aren’t the only people who could lose their jobs to robots. Whole cities in Southern California are at risk of big job losses because of automation.

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The Supreme Court said today that an antitrust suit over how Apple runs its app store can move forward. The Trump administration opposed this decision.

Why the Supreme Court let an antitrust case against Apple go forward

The Supreme Court said today that an antitrust suit over how Apple runs its app store can move forward. The Trump administration opposed this decision.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on Thursday for Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, to be broken up.

What would it look like to break up Facebook?

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on Thursday for Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, to be broken up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Monday, more than 200 employees at Santa Monica-based Riot Games walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Riot Games workers protest forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims

On Monday, more than 200 employees at Santa Monica-based Riot Games walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment and discrimination.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Instagram    is doing an experiment in Canada: hiding likes. Users can still see who liked their posts, but their followers can’t.

How could hiding likes on Instagram affect influencers and advertisers?

Instagram is doing an experiment in Canada: hiding likes. Users can still see who liked their posts, but their followers can’t.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Through Instagram stories, one Israeli tech executive and his daughter are trying to show the life of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust.

What are the effects of telling the story of a Holocaust victim on Instagram?

Through Instagram stories, one Israeli tech executive and his daughter are trying to show the life of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

Is LA ready for the car of the future?

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

from Greater LA