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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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Twitter "Saturday School" For Teachers

Every Saturday morning, nearly 200 educators join the online conversation #satchat. They say Twitter lets them instantly discuss issues like bullying, teacher recruitment and social media with colleagues outside their districts. Host Michel Martin talks with #satchat co-founder and New Jersey public school administrator Scott Rocco.
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'Addictive' Cigarette Smoking Games On Smartphones Target Kids

Researchers have found dozens of free apps on iPhones and Androids that promote and glamorize smoking. Many of the apps target children and teens by using cartoons, celebrities and games. Health experts say these apps, downloaded by millions of people, violate bans on tobacco advertising.
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Driverless Vehicles Could Appear On D.C. Streets

The District of Columbia is considering allowing driverless vehicles on the city's streets.  D.C. would follow three other states in allowing this new technology.

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