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'Fat Fingers' Blamed For Accidental Mobile Ad Clicks

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block talk about Google's launch of a new type of mobile ad that aims to combat the "fat finger" problem. As the smartphone market grows, mobile ads have become more important to the tech giant, which makes most of its revenue through advertising.
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3-D Printing: Revolutionizing Manufacturing (Rebroadcast)

Many technologists believe 3-D printing technology will revolutionize manufacturing. We explore the future of 3-D printing and possible intellectual property battles looming on Capitol Hill.

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New Car Features May Keep Older Drivers Out Of The Big Yellow Taxi

Carmakers are taking advantage of innovations in electronics and software to trick out the interiors of their vehicles. The gizmos appeal to tech-savvy buyers. But those interior features are quietly aimed at another audience: aging baby boomers.
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Unplugging From The Web

Kojo explores how the expanding reach of the Internet is affecting our experiences offline and whether it's still possible to completely unplug.

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'Instant' Looks At Polaroid's Land

Writer Christopher Bonanos tells the story of analog instant photography and the man who invented it--Edwin Land, the scientist and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Plus Flora Lichtman visits New York's 20x24 Studio to capture a super-sized Polaroid camera in action.
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Is It Possible To Create A Mind?

Siri can make an appointment for you. IBM's Watson beat a human contestant on Jeopardy. But will they ever really think? Futurist Ray Kurzweil shares his thoughts on the nature of the brain and describes how biological and technological advances might augment the human mind.

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