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When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence

Young people, often rival gang members, have increasingly used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging" and it's led to fights and even death.

FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.


FAA Proposes Nearly $2 Million Fine To Drone Operator For Restricted Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration charges the company, SkyPan International, conducted 65 flights in the skies over Chicago and New York, some of the nation's most restricted and congested airspace.

FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Photo Company Over Drone Use

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was the largest civil penalty the agency has ever proposed after drone use allegedly endangered airspace safety.

Microsoft's Satya Nadella Travels The World Looking For The Next Big Idea

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was in Mexico last week on a high-profile visit. Now that smartphones and Internet access have become so universal, the next billion-dollar idea could come from anywhere.

Internet Access Expands In Cuba — For Those Who Can Afford It

There's a growing number of WiFi hotspots, but access for an hour can cost a couple days' salary. It's leading to a sharp divide between those who can and can't afford it.

Hey Siri, What Did You Say? Why Computers Still Mispronounce Names

Computer voices sound perfect in sci-fi films, but in the real world computer voices such as those used for Siri, Cortana and Google Now don't seem to be able to say some words correctly.

Mispronunciations Aside, Computer Speech Has Come A Long Way

We go back in the NPR archives to find a 30-year-old progress report on the development of computer speech from NPR correspondent Ira Flatow. Things have come along quite a bit since then.