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Want To Learn tlhIngan Hol (Klingon)? An App Will Teach You

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Duolingo, an app that allows users to learn new languages, is adding Klingon to its course list. The language, used by a fictional alien race in Star Trek, should be available next year.

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All Things Considered

The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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All Things Considered

The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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Morning Edition

As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

Monday, March 09, 2015

The tech titan's latest device/platform drops into a busy gadget niche that has a big gender gap among early adopters. Still, analysts are expecting more than 10 million sales in the first year.

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Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Monday, March 02, 2015

Tinder launches a new version with added features, including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

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Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

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The Unstoppable Selfie Stick Trend Has Invaded American Shores

Thursday, January 08, 2015

You can't miss them, and some folks can't resist them. Selfie sticks — monopods that help you take cellphone photos of yourself — are only growing in popularity.

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All Things Considered

Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

Monday, January 05, 2015

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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All Things Considered

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their superslim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their super-slim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.

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Morning Edition

Is Amazon's Failed Phone A Cautionary Tale?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

While Apple unveils a futuristic new smart watch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone for shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.

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The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.

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Fresh Air

Want To Dine Out? You May Need To Buy Tickets — Or Bid On A Table

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.

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Weekly Innovation: A Sad Desk Microwave For Your Sad Desk Lunch

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

If this product design becomes a reality, you won't even have to leave your desk to heat up your Lean Cuisine.

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Digital To-Do Lists Are Fine, But What Really Motivates Us?

Friday, August 15, 2014

There are many apps and services to encourage us to do all that we set out (and want) to do — walk the dog, call our mom, eat healthier. But is a reminder, or an alert, enough?

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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