Technology

Apple is pulling the plug on the iPod, which came out in 2001. The first version cost some $400. Several generations came out, plus the Mini, Nano, Shuffle, and finally the iPod Touch.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new TikTok series began as a way for kids to get news, then became a collection of lost stories of classic LA restaurants and fun food facts.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

Money talks in mayor’s race: Ad blitz pushes Bass and Caruso ahead

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

from KCRW Features

Some people use smartphone apps to track their menstrual cycles. If abortion is outlawed in certain states, is their data safe?

Your period-tracking data isn’t safe if abortion is outlawed

Some people use smartphone apps to track their menstrual cycles. If abortion is outlawed in certain states, is their data safe?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lifelong journalist Joe Lauria joins Robert Scheer to discuss how companies like PayPal, YouTube and Facebook are quashing non-stream reporting and opinions on Ukraine.

No such thing as dissent in the age of big tech

Lifelong journalist Joe Lauria joins Robert Scheer to discuss how companies like PayPal, YouTube and Facebook are quashing non-stream reporting and opinions on Ukraine.

from Scheer Intelligence

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

What does Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover mean for free speech on web?

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

from Left, Right & Center

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

Electric Corvette is coming, says General Motors. Car fans are gearing up

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy the social media platform. What does it mean for the future of influential app?

Elon Musk at Twitter is like arsonist in fire brigade, says writer

Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy the social media platform. What does it mean for the future of influential app?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Daisy De La O was murdered in Compton, her friends thought they knew her killer, but police couldn’t find him. Using social media, they tracked him down.

Instagram DMs help solve murder of Mexican American Angeleno

When Daisy De La O was murdered in Compton, her friends thought they knew her killer, but police couldn’t find him. Using social media, they tracked him down.

from Greater LA

KCRW talks about the beauty and purpose of gameplay, and how the “gamification” of life is shifting those values.

Appreciating the art and agency of gameplay

KCRW talks about the beauty and purpose of gameplay, and how the “gamification” of life is shifting those values.

from Life Examined

Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter for $43 billion and make it more open toward free speech. He’ll likely have to borrow billions to complete the transaction.

Will Elon Musk ‘go hostile’ if Twitter denies his $43B offer?

Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter for $43 billion and make it more open toward free speech. He’ll likely have to borrow billions to complete the transaction.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hawthorne-based SpaceX just sent another rocket to the International Space Station. But for the first time, most of the crew members were private citizens.

Space X flies 3 amateur astronauts to the ISS

Hawthorne-based SpaceX just sent another rocket to the International Space Station. But for the first time, most of the crew members were private citizens.

from Greater LA

Cameras, sensors, and palm-scanning technology — it’s not science fiction. It’s the new, cashierless Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks.

Cameras, not cashiers, let you ‘Just Walk Out’ of Sherman Oaks Whole Foods

Cameras, sensors, and palm-scanning technology — it’s not science fiction. It’s the new, cashierless Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks.

from Greater LA

Sandwich shop owner Lauren Lemos relied on delivery apps during the pandemic but no longer wants to pay a 30% fee.

Restaurants relied on delivery apps during pandemic but many can’t keep up with fees

Sandwich shop owner Lauren Lemos relied on delivery apps during the pandemic but no longer wants to pay a 30% fee.

from Good Food

Panelists discuss Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, whether sanctions can stop Russia’s attacks in Ukraine, and Twitter’s new edit button.

Does Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation mean a bipartisan future?

Panelists discuss Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, whether sanctions can stop Russia’s attacks in Ukraine, and Twitter’s new edit button.

from Left, Right & Center

President Biden says Vladimir Putin could use a cyberattack in response to sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine, but has no specificity about which U.S. sectors might be targeted.

How dire is Biden’s warning of potential cyberattack from Russia amid sanctions?

President Biden says Vladimir Putin could use a cyberattack in response to sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine, but has no specificity about which U.S. sectors might be targeted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An electric car shortage is getting more intense as soaring gas prices push drivers away from traditional fuel. Shopping anyway? Here’s what you need to know.

As gas prices soar, a hot electric car market gets even hotter

An electric car shortage is getting more intense as soaring gas prices push drivers away from traditional fuel. Shopping anyway? Here’s what you need to know.

from KCRW Features

Russia spent years building its cyber intelligence network, and many thought the country would use it to launch a “hybrid war” in its next major military conflict.

Still no cyber attack from Russia after week of Ukraine conflict. Why?

Russia spent years building its cyber intelligence network, and many thought the country would use it to launch a “hybrid war” in its next major military conflict.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok have banned two of Russia’s most popular news outlets across Europe. Apple suspended sales of all of its products in Russia.

Apple, Facebook, Twitter restrict Russia. How could it affect regular citizens?

Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok have banned two of Russia’s most popular news outlets across Europe. Apple suspended sales of all of its products in Russia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 1990s was a decade of dial-up internet, compact discs, and Hollywood favorites such as “American Beauty” and “Friends.” Chuck Klosterman’s new book unpacks it all.

Get off AOL, you’re tying up the phone line! 1990s is focus of Chuck Klosterman’s new book

The 1990s was a decade of dial-up internet, compact discs, and Hollywood favorites such as “American Beauty” and “Friends.” Chuck Klosterman’s new book unpacks it all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand