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Fitness App Aims To Deliver Live Feedback From A Personal Trainer 24/7

The Fitnet app uses your phone's camera to analyze your workout and give feedback. Next step is a live trainer on the other end. The hitch: Your Internet speed likely needs to be 40 times faster.
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#NPRreads: Wealthier Grays And The Intersection Of Race And Guns

This week's selection of articles and essays covers a surprising economic fact about seniors, the psychological damage done to juveniles in solitary and a look at the South Carolina church shooting.
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Hunting Ways To Keep Synthetic Estrogens Out Of Rivers And Seas

Hormones from medical treatments wind up in wastewater, and that can be a problem. Some scientists think a version of a household chemical, hydrogen peroxide, could be part of the solution.
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The Legendary Mr. Miyamoto, Father Of Mario And Donkey Kong

Super Mario Bros. turns 30 this year. NPR's Laura Sydell met up with the video game's famed creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was in Los Angeles this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just two hotspots.
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Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

Against the backdrop of several fiery derailments, safety advocates are questioning whether new federal rules meant to prevent incidents go far enough. Opponents say the new rules are too costly.
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As Fitbit Goes Public, It Will Have To Outrun Competition

Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.
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Disney Suddenly Cancels Layoffs For Technology Employees

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Patrick Thibodeau, a senior editor at Computerworld, about why a round of layoffs for some 30 technology employees at Disney-ABC Television Group was suddenly canceled.
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California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

An Uber driver in San Francisco will be paid more than $4,000 in expenses.
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California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

The California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for the ride-hailing service, Uber, was an employee, not an independent contractor. The decision could have huge implications for the company.

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