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How Smartphones Became Vital Tools Against Dengue In Pakistan

Two years ago Pakistan's Punjab province was hit with one of the world's worst dengue outbreaks. This year the number of recorded cases has plummeted. Many leaders credit a mobile phone app that tracks mosquito populations and city workers' efforts to contain them.
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Smartphone Boom Fuels A $1 Billion Fantasy Sports Industry

Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.
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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Again Top Forbes 400

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.
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Whether Facebook Makes You Lonely Depends On How You Use It

A recent study showed Facebook use makes us feel sadder and lonelier, but other studies show the exact opposite. How you engage with the platform explains the difference.
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Are Latinos Turning Away From Traditional Media For Information?

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosted a Google+ Hangout on air, focusing on "Emerging Latinos and Innovations."
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Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

The new iPhone's fingerprint recognition technology is the company's first major effort to combat smartphone theft. But with an insatiable global appetite for the devices, will it really make a difference?
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Technology Transforms TV Ratings And Ad Sales

How are television ratings being done these days? It was only about a decade ago that TiVos and other DVRs started showing up in U.S. households. And more and more, we're watching TV online and on demand. How is the new technology changing the science of television ratings?
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Musical Robots Take The Stage For Harmony, Not Domination

Robots aren't taking over the planet, yet, but they are doing jobs in more fields. One robot band is making a mark in the world of music.
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Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

Apple's introduction of two new iPhones — one, made of plastic in bright colors; the other, a more expensive aluminum model available in gold — may create two classes of users. So it will be easy to tell who paid the big bucks and who decided to go cheap.
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Predicting Touch Screens And Tablets, In 1984

From the TED Radio Hour, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte shares prescient technology predictions he made in a 1984 TED talk.

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