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Avie Schneider

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Russia, France Agree To Cooperate In The Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, November 26, 2015

In the last leg of his diplomatic tour to win support for a coordinated effort against ISIS, French President Francois Hollande on Thursday secured a pledge of cooperation from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports for our Newscast unit:

"With both countries still reeling from ISIS-claimed attacks ...

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#NPRreads: A Digital Dark Age And A Story That's Part Listicle, Part Longread

Friday, October 16, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you three ...

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The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sometimes fast food just isn't fast enough. A new highly automated restaurant that opened in San Francisco on Monday looks to speed service through efficiency — you won't see any people taking your order or serving you at the Eatsa quinoa eatery.

It could be the latest sign that ...

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The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Andy Greenberg was minding his own business, driving a Jeep Cherokee on the highway in St. Louis when the SUV's air vents suddenly started blasting cold air. Then the radio switched stations and began blaring hip-hop at full volume. Spinning the radio control knobs did nothing. Soon, the windshield wipers ...

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The U.S. economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, but the Labor Department report for June also shows more people are leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

The economy added 223,000 jobs last month as unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008, the Labor Department ...

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Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, ...

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#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...

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Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Updated at 2:32 p.m. ET

As 2015 began, the U.S. economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent annual pace. That's a sharp slowdown from the fourth quarter and well below the 1 percent rate economists had projected.

The deceleration — from 2.2 percent growth ...

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thursday, November 06, 2014

What's in your home, always on, ready to listen to you and constantly adapting to the way you talk? Why, it's Amazon's Echo speaker. Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free.

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the ...

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Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tim Cook is known for revealing new Apple products but the company's CEO made news this week by publicly acknowledging that he's gay. As NPR's Laura Sydell reported, Cook's decision may have a larger impact overseas than in the U.S.

And for other tech news highlights this week:

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Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Friday, October 24, 2014

When Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her being free of Ebola.

Fauci said it was an honor to treat Pham ...

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our tech coverage this week was bookended by stories about women. We started with a look back at the forgotten females who pioneered computer programming and ended with the controversy about a certain tech CEO's insensitive remarks on women asking for raises. Oh, and Hewlett-Packard called it splitsville.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sunday, August 24, 2014

They say clothes make the man (or woman), but do they make for better government policy?

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, which the White House describes as a "small team of America's best digital experts" that will work on making federal websites ...

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Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.

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Hack The Hood: Twitter this week followed Google, Facebook and Yahoo in releasing numbers on the makeup of its workforce. And like those ...

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science suggests ...

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Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Author Howard Rheingold has been thinking about virtual reality tech for decades. He spoke to us on Twitter about Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from ...

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Tech Week That Was: Bezos' Buy, Twitter Abuse, Scary Alerts

Friday, August 09, 2013

Each Friday we round up the big conversations in tech and culture during the week that was. We also revisit the work that appeared on this blog, and highlight what we're reading from our fellow technology writers and observers at other organizations.

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In case you missed it ... here ...

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VIDEO: 'SNL' Tries On Google Glass

Monday, May 06, 2013

You know you've made the big time when Saturday Night Live parodies your product. On last weekend's show, Fred Armisen demonstrated Google Glass, the all-the-rage wearable computer the tech giant has been testing with the help of volunteers. Let's just say that Armisen, as Weekend Update tech correspondent Randall ...

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VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. The wristwatch was one of the first.

Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future of wearable technology — from devices that ...

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