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The Mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder

Monday, September 29, 2014

Our friends at the documentary team Retro Report are looking back at an enduring mystery.

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On The Media

There is Now a "Mutual Consent" App

Monday, September 29, 2014

An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent. 
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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It's being used around the world during political unrest.

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The Takeaway

So You Want a Career in Tech?

Monday, September 29, 2014

In the final installment of The Takeaway Job Fair, we consider how students can best prepare for future careers in the increasingly competitive tech industry.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Demanding Democracy, Disappearing Bees, and Careers in Tech

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Takeaway examines pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the mystery behind colony collapse disorder, and evolving careers in technology.

Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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A Jetpack That Keeps Its Wearer On The Ground

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes helped build a jetpack that would make it easier for soldiers to run a four-minute mile. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the project.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: How The Takeaway is Made

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Have you ever wondered how The Takeaway is made? Now's your chance to find out.

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Shellshock Bug's Impact Could Be Huge, But It's Unclear For Now

Friday, September 26, 2014

More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.

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All Things Considered

Cab Competition In San Francisco Benefits Riders

Friday, September 26, 2014

Taxi ridership has plummeted 60 percent in San Francisco due to competition from the ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. Now taxis are fighting back with ride hailing apps of their own.

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The Takeaway

Amazon's New Model May Change the Future of TV

Friday, September 26, 2014

For $39 a month, AT&T and Amazon are offering new subscribers broadband Internet, HBO, and a variety of new, Amazon-exclusive programs, and hoping young viewers buy in.

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On The Media

The NSA Has An Advice Columnist

Friday, September 26, 2014

When employees of the NSA's Signals Intelligence Division need advice about workplace frustrations they can write 'Zelda.'

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Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

Friday, September 26, 2014

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Friday, September 26, 2014

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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The Takeaway

USAID Steps Up to Fight Ebola

Friday, September 26, 2014

Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for USAID, describes the multi-pronged approach the agency is taking to curb the spread of the Ebola epidemic. 

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Innovation Hub

9.27.14 - The Whole Government Show

Friday, September 26, 2014

How can we build a better government? It all starts with rethinking civics education, explains Meira Levinson, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of "No Citizen Left Behind." Then, Aneesh Chopra, America’s first Chief Technology Officer, argues that we have the technology to fix our biggest problems, it’s just getting people to have faith in the government’s ability. Clayton Christensen doesn’t have much faith in the financial markets as they are and says that they need to be reformed. Plus, if you’re tired of sitting in traffic, this University of Texas engineering professor has some solutions for you.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Future of TV, The Best of the Internet, & Traveling an Iron Road

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new TV and online content model from Amazon, the five things you might have missed online this week, and the creative power of train travel.

Innovation: A Mason Jar Radio With One Station Only

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In a world full of choices, this radio gives you only one. And its creators call it The Public Radio, so it's not surprising they want you to pick a public radio station to program it.

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All Things Considered

Buggy, Bendy iPhones Create Bad Week For Apple

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?

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