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Virtual Assistance

A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross off items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do list and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

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Online Privacy in Court

Kojo explores the state of online privacy and what can and will be used against you in court.

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Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

Invitations go out online, ideas for favors and games are sourced via Pinterest, the cake is ordered for delivery through a bakery website and moments captured by guests on cell phones posted instantly to social media. Websites, apps and innovative software platforms keep legwork to a minimum and help streamline the party planning process. We consider the pros and cons of deploying tech ahead of and during milestone events.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Amazon opens a 3D printing store, experts warn that USB devices can be an entry point for malware and Apple tests a new operating system. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

We ask travel and tech writers to share their favorite apps, websites and devices for a great summer vacation.

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Hashtag Diplomacy

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

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Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? We explore the predictive possibilities of big data.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Google plans to update its Android mobile operating system and push it out to new places: your wrist, car and TV. The Computer Guys and Gal explain your options.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Apple unveils new operating systems, California okays tests of driverless cars and Facebook wants to listen in when you post a status update. The Computer Guys and Gal area here.

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Health Datapalooza: Harnessing Data to Improve Health Care

Kojo broadcasts live from the Health Data Consortium's Health Datapalooza, exploring how the release of Medicare and FDA data on hospitals, doctors and drugs could empower patients to make well-informed health care decisions.

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