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Supreme Court Rulings on TV Viewing and Cell Phone Searches

The Supreme Court ruled today on two technology cases, handing a victory to TV broadcasters and cable companies and a defeat to police who want to search cell phones without a warrant. Kojo explores the twin decisions.

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When Are Online Threats Illegal?

When does a Facebook post about killing your wife cross the line from rap lyric to illegal threat? The Supreme Court will tackle that question in a First Amendment case involving digital communication. Tech Tuesday explores the legal and personal issues involved.

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Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not

Yo is an app that does nothing but let you send a voice message to your contacts saying "Yo." Is it worth the $1 million investors seem to think it is?
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Is A Threat On Facebook Real? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.
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Your Favorite Musicians, Straight From Their Laptop To Yours

If you'd like to catch some live music tonight, you may find some surprising options without even leaving home. Online, bands are performing concerts — and making money — using virtual venues.
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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.
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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.
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With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.
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Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own

At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."

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