Elise Hu http://wkms.org en It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://wkms.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 42430 at http://wkms.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms http://wkms.org/post/what-those-baby-photos-social-media-can-teach-us-about-moms You can't miss 'em. Baby pictures have flooded so many Instagram and Facebook feeds that an app is now available to block them, if you want. But as the newness of social media collides with an experience as old as time — motherhood — researchers are beginning to study its sociological and psychological impacts.<p>"We're living in a different era, where families are not necessarily living in the same neighborhood, on the same block, seeing their grandparents every Sunday," says Brooklyn mom Nicole Jedinak, who has been snapping and sharing photos of her son Jackson since he was born. Fri, 23 May 2014 13:44:58 +0000 Elise Hu 40787 at http://wkms.org What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell http://wkms.org/post/innovation-gadget-scrambles-egg-inside-shell <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIxtFBhh5k</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Elise Hu 40226 at http://wkms.org Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet http://wkms.org/post/what-do-now-heartbleed-bug-exposed-internet With a name like Heartbleed, it's no surprise it's bad. A vulnerability in OpenSSL — the Internet's most commonly used cryptographic library — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained">has been bleeding out information</a>, 64 kilobytes at a time, since March 2012.<p>"I would classify it as possibly the top bug that has hit the Internet that I've encountered, because of it being so widespread, because it's so hard to detect," says Andy Grant, a security analyst at iSEC Partners.<p>Are you affected? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Elise Hu 39798 at http://wkms.org What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On http://wkms.org/post/sxsw-software-apps-still-rule-hardware-resurgence The task of building your very own toy, or robot, or radio can seem daunting for someone without much background in engineering. But a set of color-coded electronic bits that can be magnetically snapped together called <a href="http://littlebits.cc/pressroom">littleBits</a> is aiming to make creating your own electronics easy for everyone. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Elise Hu 39170 at http://wkms.org SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work http://wkms.org/post/taiwanese-news-animators-funny-videos-are-serious-work <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VzLOaeNZEY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou6E9kVSC-4</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Elise Hu 38312 at http://wkms.org For Taiwanese News Animators, Funny Videos Are Serious Work A Rush To Reconcile Health Enrollment Data, By Hand http://wkms.org/post/rush-reconcile-health-enrollment-data-hand With just a few weeks left before a deadline to get health coverage, lingering bugs lurk in the part of HealthCare.gov that you can't see. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:48:00 +0000 Elise Hu 37297 at http://wkms.org A Rush To Reconcile Health Enrollment Data, By Hand HealthCare.gov Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline http://wkms.org/post/healthcaregov-team-working-through-holiday-meet-deadline Besides movie theaters and Wal-Mart, one place that will stay open this Thanksgiving is the new HealthCare.gov "exchange operations center." Staffers on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/10/22/239220962/the-healthcare-gov-tech-surge-is-racing-against-the-clock">the "tech surge"</a> to fix the error-riddled site have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site.<p>The pledge came from the president, the vice president, the Health and Human Services secretary, and the numerous spokespeople that represent them, like White House s Fri, 29 Nov 2013 05:27:00 +0000 Elise Hu 36954 at http://wkms.org HealthCare.gov Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline How The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Places We Work http://wkms.org/post/how-sharing-economy-changing-places-we-work <em>This week, we've been reporting on</em><em> </em><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/11/244538728/this-week-exploring-the-sharing-economy">the sharing economy</a></em><em> </em><em>— a term that describes the couch-surfing, car-sharing and community-garden-growing world where so many people are using their existing talents, space or tools. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 36552 at http://wkms.org How The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Places We Work The Tech Stats We Now Know About HealthCare.gov http://wkms.org/post/tech-stats-we-now-know-about-healthcaregov The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/13/245046494/more-than-106-000-people-chose-an-obamacare-plan-in-first-month">big numbers out today</a> are the administration's counts of how many people actually enrolled in health exchanges between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:11:00 +0000 Elise Hu 36544 at http://wkms.org The Tech Stats We Now Know About HealthCare.gov