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Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

Elon Musk's SpaceX received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity, which now own slightly less than 10 percent of the firm. SpaceX is currently valued at $10 billion.
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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
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In Tech Marketplace, Seniors Are Carving Out A Sizable Niche Of Their Own

Robert Siegel talks to Laurie Orlov, founder of the market research firm Aging in Place Technology Watch, about the growing industry for seniors and tech.
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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.
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Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.
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From Wax Cylinders To Records, Saving The Sounds Of History

Many of the items in The British Library's vast collection of recorded sound are in danger of disappearing. Some just physically won't last much longer; others are stored in long-dead formats.
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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.
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'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.
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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.
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Experts Petition To Keep Computers On Humanity's Side

Experts are signing a letter calling for research to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits humanity. Philosopher Nick Bostrom tells NPR's Scott Simon about the potential and dangers of AI.

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