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CarPlay: Apple Unveils Plan Linking iPhones To Honda, Volvo, Others

The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
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Here's Ellen's Star-Stuffed Oscar Selfie That Broke Twitter

What happens when some of Hollywood's biggest stars snap a group photo live on TV and then tweet it? Lots and lots of retweets, that's what. A record number, in fact.
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E-Sports Reach Pro-Athletic Status, Fandom — And Money

Gamers are attracting millions of fans to their live competitions and bringing in some serious prize money. E-sports teams can be bought for millions, and players are traded for thousands.
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'Mad Black Men': Yes, There Were Black People In '60s Advertising

As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men is part spoof, part dramedy.
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An Answer For Issues With 'Lavatory Logistics' At Outdoor Events

For anyone who has ever been stuck at an outdoor event searching for a restroom, there's an app to help with "lavatory logistics." This idea started as a joke and has turned into a Mardi Gras tool.
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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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BuzzFeed Quizzes: What Data Set Do You Belong To?

A scroll through your Facebook News Feed will turn up BuzzFeed quizzes about what Harry Potter character you are. Ad Age reporter Kate Kaye tells NPR's Scott Simon what BuzzFeed's doing with all the quiz data.
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With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything

Social media star Danah Boyd's new book on teens, It's Complicated, argues that most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of young people. (This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2014.)
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Joint Surveillance Program Stores Millions Of Yahoo Webcam Images

Secret documents provided by Edward Snowden reveal a program shared by the National Security Agency and the UK's surveillance agency. Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian explains "Optic Nerve."
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As Police Monitor Social Media, Legal Lines Become Blurred

Police are buying software programs that help them track suspicious activity on the Web. But they come with a risk: If they're used too aggressively, the department could end up in court.

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