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What's Next, A Patent For The Lines Around Apple Stores?

Apple has trademarked its minimalist store design. Though it seems over the top, the company has good reason to protect its look: Fake Apple stores cropped up in China last year.
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The FCC’s Proposal For A Free Nationwide Wireless Network

The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.

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D.C. Family Launches Experiment In Tech-Free Living

We meet a D.C. woman who's got her sons on a tech-free diet — and says it's bringing everyone closer together.

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Hack Attack On 'New York Times' Looks Like Part Of Chinese Campaign

Western news outlets that have been reporting on alleged corruption among China's leadership appear to be targeted. The Times says it has been under attack for four months.
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BlackBerry Maker Unveils New Phones, New Corporate Name

With two new phones and a new operating system, the once mobile leader moved more along the lines of its contemporary rivals. The question now is whether it is too little, too late.
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Keeping Up With Kids' Online Privacy

Smartphones, tablets and more affordable laptops mean that children are becoming computer literate younger than ever. But are online privacy laws and protections keeping up with them? NPR's Michel Martin learns more from Rey Junco of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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RIM To Unveil BlackBerry Makeover

There was a time only a few years ago, when the BlackBerry was the undisputed champion of the smartphone market, a title now held by Apple's iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy. Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg News technology commentator Rich Jaroslovsky about the new BlackBerry model that comes out Wednesday.
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Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

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In China, The Government Isn't The Only Spy Game In Town

Increasingly, China's surveillance state has extended to include Chinese individuals spying on one another. Former journalist Qi Hong has helped ordinary citizens and government officials alike detect bugs and hidden cameras planted by others. In one year, his bug hunt turned up more than 300 devices for a hundred friends.

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