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Weight Loss On Your Wrist? Fitness Trackers May Not Help

Researchers were surprised that the young adults given fitness trackers lost less weight than their peers who didn't have the gizmos. Maybe they're not as motivating as we hope.
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Government Says Self-Driving Vehicles Will Save Money, Time, Lives

Transportation officials say they will unveil a sweeping plan to make sure the federal government is involved in ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles.
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New York's Use Of Phone Alert Shines Spotlight On Wireless Emergency System

"WANTED," blared New York's alert. "Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old male." This year, nonfederal authorities have sent as many wireless emergency alerts as in the previous three years put together.
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Pundits Vs. Machine: Predicting Controversies In The Presidential Race

How well can a computer program predict which controversies around Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are likely to re-emerge in the coming weeks? Two human pundits agree to compete against the machine.
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How Luck And Intuition Helped To Build Instagram

David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.
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Growing List Of American Politicians, Athletes Subject To Russian Hacking

Russia's found a great way to tamper with the U.S. election, says James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin he expects more embarrassing hacks.
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Reinventing The Football Helmet: Is Improving The Technology The Answer?

The NFL announced last week it will invest $100 million to advance concussion research. Rachel Martin asks David Camarillo, who leads a Stanford University lab dedicated to inventing such equipment
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A Look At Uber's Ambitions For A Driverless Future

The ride-hailing firm Uber began testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh this week. Professor and author Timothy Carone discusses the technology and risks of driverless Uber vehicles.
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#NPRreads: Defy The Odds This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.
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A Former NSA Deputy Director Weighs In On 'Snowden'

You can probably guess what a former deputy director of the National Security Agency thinks of the new biopic on Edward Snowden.

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