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Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

The new iPhone's fingerprint recognition technology is the company's first major effort to combat smartphone theft. But with an insatiable global appetite for the devices, will it really make a difference?
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Technology Transforms TV Ratings And Ad Sales

How are television ratings being done these days? It was only about a decade ago that TiVos and other DVRs started showing up in U.S. households. And more and more, we're watching TV online and on demand. How is the new technology changing the science of television ratings?
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Musical Robots Take The Stage For Harmony, Not Domination

Robots aren't taking over the planet, yet, but they are doing jobs in more fields. One robot band is making a mark in the world of music.
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Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

Apple's introduction of two new iPhones — one, made of plastic in bright colors; the other, a more expensive aluminum model available in gold — may create two classes of users. So it will be easy to tell who paid the big bucks and who decided to go cheap.
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Predicting Touch Screens And Tablets, In 1984

From the TED Radio Hour, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte shares prescient technology predictions he made in a 1984 TED talk.
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New Computer School Makes French Students Teach Themselves

The school, simply named 42, requires no high school diploma and no money to apply. It's turning French education on its head, but it may also solve some of the country's most pressing problems.
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Hundreds Of New Internet Domains Prepare To Launch

As soon as November, the first of hundreds of new domains come online. Get ready for .google, .app and .green. Kojo looks at the sweeping change about to hit the Internet.

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Tech Week That Was: Brogrammers, New iPhones, Twitter IPO

Between Apple's announcement, Twitter's announcement and the sexist pronouncements at an industry conference, there's plenty of tech news to catch up on.
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Tweeting For Atonement: Sharing Sins On Social Media

People of the Jewish faith are seeking atonement during Yom Kippur, but one congregation is giving the holiday a new twist. Members are using social media to tweet for forgiveness. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cantor Debbi Ballard to find out how the process works.
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Is The NFL Weakening Defense Of Redskins' Name?

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for Backtalk. This week, they talk about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' team name.

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