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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.
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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos your IT person probably knows more.
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R.I.PC: When To Let Your Computer Pass Away?

Glenn Derene, electronics editor at Consumer Reports, explains to Robert Siegel when to repair and when to replace a computer.
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People Wonder: 'If They Gunned Me Down,' What Photo Would Media Use?

A killing in suburban St. Louis leads people to tweet "dueling" photos of themselves – one where the subject looks wholesome, and another where the same person might seem like a troublemaker.
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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
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Where Can Drones Fly? Legal Limits Are Up In the Air

Buying a drone is easy, but few federal regulations are designed to cover civilians operating drones. And some rules, like the FAA prohibition on flying drones in urban areas, are often ignored.
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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.
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Social Media Let Users Stick To Their Preferred News Slant

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Gilad Lotan, a data scientist who studies social media echo chambers. He looked at how news about the Israel-Gaza conflict has been disseminated.
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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

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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