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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?

Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do When You're Still In My Profile Picture

For every couple who posts and shares loving photos on social media, there's the scary question of what happens after a breakup. Carlos Watson, co-founder of, talks about the concept of a social media prenup.

Tech Week: Baby Photos Online, Facebook V. Shazam, Ebay's Fail

Also in the week's tech headlines, cops are wearing video cameras in New Orleans, a new GIF-making camera is available on Kickstarter and IBM's in trouble.

If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

How To Stay Afloat In Your Infinite Stream Of Photos

In an age of smartphones, it's easy to take an overwhelming number of photos. NPR's picture editor, Kainaz Amaria, has some tips for creating a bounty of images without driving yourself crazy.

Greg Asked For A Holiday. The Internet Helped Him Get It

A vacation request from a security guard for the U.K.-based fashion retailer Arcadia inadvertently got forwarded to the entire company. Within hours, it became a Twitter sensation.
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Tech Gifts for Grads and Dads

With graduation and Father's Day on the way, we'll ask the experts about how to choose a new laptop, tablet, phone or fitness tracker, and explore other consumer gadgets that make great gifts.