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By Tracking Sugar In Tears, Contact Lens Offers Hope For Diabetics

Despite the technical feat, researchers say that much basic research remains, and the relationship between glucose and tears is still unproven.

'Google Glass Driver' Is Cleared In San Diego Court

A California Highway Patrol officer gave Cecilia Abadie two citations last October. At the time, she said the officer seemed "very annoyed" that she was wearing Google Glass.

What Do You Do If Your Refrigerator Begins Sending Malicious Emails?

Consumers are beginning to buy Internet-connected appliances, but companies haven't done enough to protect the machines from hackers, says an information security expert.

NSA Reportedly Collected Millions Of Phone Texts Every Day

A presentation slide cited by The Guardian is subtitled "SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit." The top secret Dishfire text-collection program was reportedly both global and arbitrary.
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Mid-Atlantic Gadget 'Geeks' Pursue Passion for Antique Radios

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club say old radios are more than just electronics; they're works of art.


Teju Cole Writes A Story A Tweet At A Time

Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole has always used Twitter in creative ways. He recently asked a few dozen followers to tweet one line each, which he turned into a short story. Cole tells host Michel Martin more about the project.

5 Years Ago Sully Landed On The Hudson And Twitter Took Off

On Jan. 19, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew successfully ditched their crippled U.S. Airways jet in the river off Manhattan. The 155 people on board were saved. A photo of the floating plane went up minutes later on Twitter. That "changed everything" for the social media site.

How Virtual Currency Could Make It Easier To Move Money

It isn't just Bitcoin. You can now choose from more than 70 virtual currencies, and people are using them partly because it could be a free way of transferring money online. Given more time and widespread use, that could change the playing field for companies like Western Union and banks.

How To Bridge The Racial Tech Gap

A new Pew Research Center report finds that African-Americans trail behind whites when it come to internet usage. But is the gap wide enough to hurt African-Americans in the long-run? Host Michel Martin speaks with #NPRLatism and #NPRBlacksinTech contributors Ana Roca Castro, Roxann Stafford, and Mario Armstrong.

NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide

Circuit boards and USB cards were implanted surreptitiously in the computers when they were shipped overseas from the manufacturers, The New York Times reports. The program, called Quantum, allows intelligence agencies to alter data and insert malware.