Elise Hu http://aspenpublicradio.org en Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/weekly-innovation-inflatable-car-seat-comes-backpack Forget wearables, let's talk about inflatables.<p>Volvo's new child safety seat concept is a fully inflatable device designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.<p>So compact is this prototype that it goes from a stylish-looking backpack into a rear-facing car seat in less than a minute. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17456 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/price-war-over-cloud-has-high-stakes-internet This week, our tech reporting team is <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/21/305666363/searching-the-planet-to-find-power-for-the-cloud">exploring cloud computing</a> — the big business of providing computing power and data storage that companies need, but which happens out of sight, as if it's "in the cloud."<p>It's a timely topic, since <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/technology/google-takes-on-amazon-and-microsoft-for-cloud-computing-services.html">there's a price war</a> going on as tech titans aim to control the cloud market. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:33:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17433 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/americas-less-religious-study-puts-some-blame-internet America is less religious than ever before. The number of Americans who reported no religious affiliation <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/">has been growing rapidly</a>, doubling since 1990. That kind of rapid change matches another societal trend — growth in Internet use. The percentage of Americans who say they used the Internet went from nearly zero in 1990 to <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/summary-of-findings-3/">87 percent this year</a>. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:19:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17343 at http://aspenpublicradio.org America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/tech-week-earnings-heartbleed-arrest-and-digital-distraction There was really only one tech story last week — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained">the potentially disastrous Heartbleed bug</a>. This week, we return to more of a panoply of tech-related news, starting with NPR stories in the ICYMI section, the broader topics in the industry in The Big Conversation and fun links you shouldn't miss in Curiosities.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Digital Distraction Remedies</strong>: Is a backlash beginning ... in favor of the physical world? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17251 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/restaurants-modern-day-lab-our-smartphone-obsessed-ways When <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/03/24/293508375/what-to-do-with-your-smartphone-while-youre-having-dinner">we asked you</a> about the changing norms for smartphone use in public spaces, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/03/27/294842209/pay-attention-your-frustration-over-smartphone-distraction">hundreds of stories</a> poured in. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17009 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways