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Facebook Chats Prompt At-Risk Minority Men To Get HIV Tests

One of the biggest challenges in public health challenges is reaching people in vulnerable groups. Often influential peers are recruited to help spread the word. When that technique was transferred to Facebook, at-risk Latino and African American Men were more likely to get an HIV test.
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Beyond The Shadows: Apple's iOS 7 Is All About The Screen

The new mobile operating system's design acknowledges that we no longer need physical analogs — like a camera shutter or old-timey microphone — to describe an app's function. Tech writer Alexis Madrigal says its release will trigger the largest and fastest change in the history of computer software.
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Managing Money: There's An App For That

An endless number of personal finance apps help consumers keep track of their money. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about the different options for tracking savings and spending on mobile devices.
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Software Helps Keep Your Shopping In Check

When you're out shopping, it may be a little difficult to make smart money decisions - especially when those perfect shoes are calling your name. Omar Green wants to help; his company is developing software that tracks spending and - just like mom - reminds you about your financial goals.
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The Lava Lamp Has Turned 50; Here's Some Groovy Video

Five decades ago the trippy light went on sale in the U.K. If you don't have one in the attic, this video may suffice.
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For Microsoft, Nokia's Phones Are 'Key To Everything'

Microsoft is spending $7.2 billion for Nokia's mobile phones business. The thinking, analysts say, is that to succeed in other areas — tablets and PCs — Microsoft needs to build its Windows Phone business.
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Will Microsoft's Nokia Deal Shake Up Mobile?

Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business and licensing key patents for $7.2 billion. Microsoft is aiming to boost its share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The deal may also provide a hint of who will take over when Microsoft's CEO leaves.
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Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

The Amish are perceived as shunning technology, but it's more complicated than that. Many Amish communities embrace newer technologies such as power tools and word processors, but only after determining they won't harm the community or disrupt family life.
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Modifying The Dollhouse: Exposing Girls To Tech Through Play

Two recent Stanford graduates are trying to get more girls interesting in technology — by embedding it in dollhouses. The founders of Roominate, Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, took the concept of building toys for girls to a whole new level by adding wires and generators.
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In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But there are places that can baffle your high-tech gadgets. In Maine, weekend explorers might want to take along a map in addition to their GPS unit.

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