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DIY Tractor Repair Runs Afoul Of Copyright Law

Like a lot of machines, tractors are increasingly run by computer software that has proprietary locks. But if farmers break those locks to fix their John Deere, they are also breaking the law.
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IRS Hack Bigger Than First Thought

A closer look shows hackers got nearly three times the taxpayer data originally feared.
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Can You Teach A Computer To 'Feel' Suspense?

Scientists want to make computers into better storytellers, but to do that they have to teach the machines a tricky element: suspense. Now researchers believe they've taken a big step forward.
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Jeff Bezos Responds To 'New York Times' Report On Amazon's Workplace

Amazon's CEO says in a memo to employees that "anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay."
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Epson Printer Promises Freedom From Overpriced Ink Cartridges

Renee Montagne talks to Wilson Rothman, of The Wall Street Journal, about his reporting on Epson's new printer, which breaks the current "razor blade" business model of overpriced printer cartridges.
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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

Developers at Akili are working on a game they hope might one day be prescribed to treat mental health conditions like ADHD and depression. But first, they must get past the FDA.
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Report: AT&T Had Long, 'Highly Collaborative' Partnership With NSA

The New York Times and ProPublica examined documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They reveal an extensive relationship between the spy agency and the telecom giant.
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#NPRreads: Compton, The Burger Lady And A Crisis

From a strong overview of Dr. Dre's new project to a breakdown of the facts on Europe's migrant crisis: Here are the stories we were reading this week.
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Engineers Make Narcotics With Yeast. Is Home-Brewed Heroin Next?

The yeast produce only tiny amounts of the drug. But eventually, the technology could lead to better painkillers and other medicines. Drug officials worry the microbes could fall into the wrong hands.
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In Twitter Rant, Tinder Blasts 'Vanity Fair' Article On New York Dating Culture

In an outburst on Twitter, the dating app Tinder criticized a recent Vanity Fair article describing the hookup culture in New York City. Tinder said it was unfairly portrayed in the article, and reporter Nancy Jo Sales failed to seek the company's comment for the story.

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