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Quiet Hybrid Cars Pose A Danger To The Blind — So What Should They Sound Like?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced proposals for minimum sound requirements on hybrid and electric vehicles. They say the vehicles pose a safety issue for pedestrians and cyclists, especially for those who are visually impaired. If you have an idea for how the vehicles should sound, email it to: alltech@npr.org
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Computer Users Should Disable Java 7 Owing To Security Flaw, Experts Say

Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable it owing to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."
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The Power Of Online Petitions

Petitions are an age-old tool for activists, but the Internet is transforming their creation and their spread. Kojo explores the surge in online petitions and their power to influence the national discourse.

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How E-Waste Is Becoming a Big, Global Problem

According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, is produced each year in the U.S. Derek Markham, a contributing writer for Treehugger.com, discusses the global impacts, and why you should think twice before discarding your old cell phone.
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Consumer Electronic Show Highlights Home Technology

As more devices connect to the Internet, more companies are flocking to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dozens of them are hoping to bring all the appliances in your home online.
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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business Of Spam

An apparent feud between two black market pharmacies sheds light on a shady global industry.
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'M-Commerce' On The Rise As More Consumers Use Mobile Devices To Shop

A new report says that people buying stuff with their mobile devices — known as "m-commerce" — is way up this year over last year.

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