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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.
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High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big

Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.
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Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter

Dick Costolo calls the @ sign "scaffolding" that gets in the way of clear communication. And he says Twitter has to bridge the gap between the brand's global awareness and user engagement.
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What's The NSA Doing Now? Training More Cyberwarriors

The military's reliance on cyberspace is outpacing its ability to defend against cyberattacks, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Here's how cyberwarriors are being trained.
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Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.
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From Waltz To '90s Icon: The Unforgettable Life Of The Nokia Ringtone

With the announcement that Nokia will move away from the smartphone market, it's worth taking a moment to remember a sound once ubiquitous, which we might never hear again: the Nokia ringtone.
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Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon. And they may change the way we behave.
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What Would Dad Do?

There are countless blogs and books for moms and by moms. But now more dads are asking, "What about us?" Robert Nickell talks about his new web show "My Life As A Dad."
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Weighing The Risks Of Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests

Police have long been able to search people without a warrant at the time of their arrest. Two cases before the Supreme Court ask whether cellphones should be off-limits until police get permission.
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If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

Twenty years ago, NPR alerted staff members that they would soon have access to a new form of communication: "A collection of computer networks that is connected around the world."

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