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So Many Screens, And So Little Time To Watch

While supersized TV screens have a proud place in many American homes, our viewing habits are changing. Even as DVRs and online services alter the meaning of "TV," phones, tablets and game devices crowd pockets and coffee tables, offering new chances to watch video.
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Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild

Google is doing for the backcountry what it has done for cities and towns — making digital maps that can be accessed on the go. Will it change the experience of the wilderness? NPR's Steve Henn travels to the Grand Canyon as Google engineers make their first trip with the Street View Trekker.
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The TV Screen's Evolution, From 1880 To The Present

Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when radio pioneers suspected they could also transmit images. Even the word "television," combining Greek and Latin roots to mean "far-sight," stems from the 1900 world's fair.
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After Bad Day For Market, Facebook's Revenue Rise Boosts Stock

A larger-than-expected increase in revenue and a smaller-than-expected loss has buoyed investors. The news followed a tough day for other major stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 2 percent.
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Hands On With The New iPad Mini: Lighter, Costlier Than Rivals

Apple unveils a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet. NPR's Laura Sydell gets a hand-on look and finds that the iPad mini is lighter and thinner than she expected. But starting at $329, is it too expensive to compete with other small tablets?
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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Ease Area Traffic

Commuting on area highways can be both slow and stressful. If new, self-driving car technology takes hold, experts say heading to work would be both faster and more leisurely for drivers.

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