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We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.
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From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.
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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.
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The Life And Death Of 'The Internet's Own Boy'

Programmer and activist Aaron Swartz was a "complex person," says filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. He tells Swartz's story, including his legal battle and suicide, in a new documentary.
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Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.
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Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a tour.
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From Thermostats To Prison Security, More Things Going Online

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy.com, talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about how companies are using connected, smart devices to plug into the "Internet of Things."
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Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Richard Neal, of Mint Hill., N.C., chronicled the storm from his point of view, which was a pretty darn good one.
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Big Data Comes To College

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.
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In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.

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