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Metro Working On Deal With Wireless Carriers To End Tunnel Dead Spots

The deadline set by Congress for Metro to provide cell phone coverage throughout the system has long since passed, and the latest deadline of Sept. 30 is likely to be missed as well, but a deal with wireless carriers may be close.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

A security gap on the most popular smartphone operating system was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. It would let malicious code take over a phone instantly.
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More Than A Pipeline Problem: In Search Of Diversity In Silicon Valley

As the big tech firms grapple with a lack of diversity, three women of color who work in the industry talk about the challenges of expanding staff demographics.
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Sorting Through The Numbers On Infidelity

When Ashley Madison, the website that helps people cheat on their spouses was hacked, it got our data expert wondering about the statistics of infidelity. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Mona Chalabi.
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Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

The project uses audio recordings of old computers at Bletchley Park, home of Britain's decoding effort during World War II, in a series of musical compositions.
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Kenya's Twitterati Send Thousands Of Messages To Obama

And to CNN, too (which called Kenya "a hotbed of terror"). And to each other. It's one of Africa's tweetiest countries.
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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.
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In The Heat Of The Moment, Drones Are Getting In The Way Of Firefighters

At least five times this summer, firefighting pilots have been grounded because of drones nearby. With wildfires blazing, officials are trying to figure out the best way to save space in the sky.
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California Firefighters Forced To Call Off Missions After Drone Interference

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to New York Times reporter Jennifer Medina about how drones are flying too close to front lines of wildfires in California, interfering with planes fighting the flames.
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Maryland Proposes MagLev Marriage Between D.C., Baltimore

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

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