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Airbnb Anticipates Tourism Boost With Launch In Cuba

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ted Henken, professor of Latin American studies at Baruch College, CUNY, about Airbnb's entry into Cuba.

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In Movie Piracy Case, Australian ISPs Are Ordered To Share Customers' Info

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

It's being called a landmark ruling in Australia, where delayed film release dates are blamed for helping create one of the highest rates of Web piracy in the world.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com and .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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Artists In Residence Give High-Tech Projects A Human Touch

Monday, April 06, 2015

A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.

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Judge Allows N.Y. Woman To Serve Divorce Notice Using Facebook

Monday, April 06, 2015

Attempts by Ellanora Biadoo to reach her husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, were unsuccessful. But he has kept in touch exclusively via phone and Facebook.

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Owner Of 'Revenge Porn' Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Jail

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Kevin Bollaert who ran a site allowing people to anonymously post nude photos of others and then charged the victims to have them removed, was convicted of identity theft and extortion.

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Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too.

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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

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Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online often deal more frequently with service interruptions because of financial hardship and data limits.

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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New York City To Teens: TXT ME With Mental Health Worries

Friday, March 27, 2015

In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.

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What If Web Search Results Were Based On Accuracy?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google has been researching the possibility of ranking search results based on established facts. Were this to become the norm, it would have huge implications for future discourse, says Adam Frank.

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Morning Edition

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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Monica Lewinsky Redefines Her Story In Anti-Cyberbullying TED Talk

Monday, March 23, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jessica Bennett, contributor to The New York Times, about Monica Lewinsky's efforts to rebrand herself as an anti-cyberbullying activist.

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Monday, March 23, 2015

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Friday, March 20, 2015

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how The Great Wave went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.

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Morning Edition

Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what's currently being called Project Spartan.

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Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?

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