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TV Makers Look To Pack More Pixels Into Your Home TV With 4K

TV makers, studios and streaming companies are all getting behind 4K TVs, which offer higher resolutions than even high-definition TVs. Some say it could worry Hollywood and lead to even less risk-taking in movies, but the technology still has significant hurdles to overcome.
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Internet Harassment Of Women: When Haters Do More Than Just Hate

Anyone who posts something online runs the risk of getting negative feedback. But for some female writers, things are taken to an extreme level. Host Michel Martin talks with Amanda Hess, about her article "Why Women Aren't Welcome On The Internet." Writers Bridget Johnson and Mikki Kendall also discuss how they've handled harassments and threats - on and off line.
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Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.
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Intel Striving Not To Miss Next Wave Of Computing: Wearables

Intel was a powerhouse in the age of personal computing, making its revenues from powerful chips built into PCs. But it has largely missed the mobile computing revolution. With PC sales slumping, Intel is intent on becoming relevant in the next wave of computing — wearables.
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Intel Steers Clear of 'Conflict Minerals'

The Consumer Electronics Show is known for whiz-bang gadgets and the latest tech wizardry. But the world's biggest maker of computer processors — Intel — made a different kind of announcement this year. Its processors are free of so-called "conflict minerals." Intel's supply chain management director, Carolyn Duran, leads the company's conflict minerals program. She tells Audie Cornish how they've done it.
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Tech Fit For The Showroom, But The Runway Might Have To Wait

Wearable technology is often said to look dorky. "Stylish" and "fashionable" are not words anyone would associate with devices like Google Glass or smart watches. But companies are now working to embed technology into clothing so that it's unobtrusive or even attractive.
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Food & Social Media: Beyond Instagramming Dinner

The Internet and social media make it easier than ever for shoppers to ask why a company uses potentially harmful chemicals or how they're sourcing ingredients. We consider the changing communication dynamics between food producers and customers and how they're affecting what we eat.

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Class Trumps Race When It Comes To Internet Access

A new study finds that income and age play a larger role in access to high-speed Internet than race. Among lower-income African-Americans, smartphones are often a way to make up for not having a broadband connection at home. But using a mobile device as a primary means of accessing the Internet has drawbacks.
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In Gaming, A Shift From Enemies To Emotions

Many of these "empathy games" focus on smaller, more personal stories about everyday people. Today's developers grew up with the medium, says one designer. For them, it's "natural to consider that you can have a game about anything."
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CES 2014: Toothbrush? Bed? Car? Put Some Internet On It

The Consumer Electronics Show is the tech industry's annual electronics showcase in Las Vegas, where companies are showing off their latest-and-greatest gadgets like Internet-connected toothbrushes (ideal for hygiene-concerned helicopter parents) and cars that come equipped with a 4G cell connection.

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