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Apple announced today that they’re breaking up iTunes and rethinking their approach to music, podcasts, TV and books.
Jun. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Mark Zuckerberg has extended his apology tour to Europe. But he got some sharp questions from members of the EU’s parliament on Tuesday.
May. 23, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Google showed off a robot that sounds convincingly human at its annual conference for developers earlier this month.
May. 17, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Governor Jerry Brown has championed California’s high-speed rail project. But as he passes the baton to Gavin Newsom, its future is in question.
Jan. 1from Design and Architecture
Your smartphone is addictive. Do you need to “Marie Kondo” your apps, put down the phone altogether, or use it as a “drug” dispensary?
Mar. 5from Design and Architecture
In a city that has gone mad for tunneling, Elon Musk has managed to keep the spotlight on his Boring Company with a drip-drip of titillating news about his underground drilling project…
Dec. 19, 2018from Design and Architecture
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.
Jun. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Reading literature not only stirs up empathy, it changes our brains.
Nov. 14, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE was invented to address one particular challenge in tackling climate change: often, the green choice isn’t the most convenient or most…
Mar. 5from KCRW Features
A research group at the University of Washington recently created a video of President Obama saying words that someone else actually said. But the video looked real.
Nov. 28, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When John Elder Robison gets an experimental treatment for Asperger’s, he feels like he’s suddenly seeing the world in technicolor. But that doesn’t mean he likes what he sees.
Jan. 31from UnFictional
This week, DnA visits the UAE and finds oil. We talk to the curator of “Crude,” an art show about oil’s impact on the lives and cities of the Gulf - and the Southland.
Nov. 27, 2018from Design and Architecture