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Virginia Musician Introduces New Album, New Moniker

We talk with singer-songwriter Andy Zipf about his new moniker, The Cowards Choir, and his newly-released album, Reunion.

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Iran's President Wished Jews 'A Blessed Rosh Hashanah.' Or Did He?

It's been widely reported that President Hassan Rouhani issued the felicitation via Twitter, but an Iranian adviser pours cold water on the authenticity of the message.
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Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video

A funny and disconcerting short film, I Forgot My Phone, gives us a sense of just how much our smartphones have changed life experiences — and probably not for the better.
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Yah-New! Did Yahoo Hit The Mark With Its Logo Change?

The goal was to create something whimsical, sophisticated and fresh, CEO Marissa Mayer says. Is it an improvement, something worse or not that much different?
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Mainstay In Picture Books Is Going Digital

Later this month, some Dr. Seuss books will be released in e-book format for the first time. The president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises says the e-books will stay faithful to the classic print versions.
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Data Marketing Critics Check Out What's Written About Them

Companies that collect and sell information about you are usually pretty secretive. But one of the biggest is now allowing consumers to look themselves up. Acxiom Corporation has set up the website: AboutTheData.com.
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Forget Twitter. In St. Louis, Bare Your Soul Via Typewriter

With more than 300,000 residents, St. Louis, Mo., has a lot on its mind. Local poet Henry Goldkamp hopes to find out just what makes the city tick with his new public art project. He's installed 37 typewriters city-wide, asking for answers to the question, "What The Hell Is St. Louis Thinking?"
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Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

The aging brain may be more flexible than we thought, a study of older adults now suggests. After playing a racing car video game an hour a day, thrice weekly for a month, adults age 60 and over were better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds.
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A Greener Way To Cool Your Foods On The Way To The Grocery Store

Most of the trucks that haul your fruits, vegetables and frozen foods to the store are currently cooled by diesel engines, not the cleanest of technologies. But researchers are working on a cooling system based on fuel cells to keep your food cool while it travels.
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Data Marketers Know What You Bought Last Summer

Marketing technology company Acxiom is letting you see the data marketers have and use to advertise to you. Check out what they know about your household makeup, financial means, shopping preferences and more.

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