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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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Oklahoma State Slammed By Sports Illustrated

Sex, money, drugs, and grade fixing. A new investigation makes strong allegations against a big college football program. Host Michel Martin asks the Barbershop guys if the report surprises anyone. She speaks with culture critic Jimi Izrael, and journalists Kevin Blackistone, Ammad Omar, and Corey Dade.
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Predicting The Future

Visions of the future don't just have to come from science fiction. There's very real technology today giving us clues about how our future lives might be transformed. So what might our future look like? And what does it take for an idea about the future to become a reality? In this hour, TED speakers make some bold predictions and explain how we might live in the future.
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How Do You Predict The Future?

Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.

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