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Lark
April 25, 2015 | KQED · The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.
 

NPR
April 24, 2015 | NPR · Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
 

Instructables
April 24, 2015 | NPR · The Apple II watch, designed by 24-year-old DJ Harrigan, is meant to parody the new Apple Watch and show what wearables might have looked like in the 1980s. But he says he probably wouldn’t wear one.
 

TED
April 24, 2015 | NPR · These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?
 

AP
April 24, 2015 | NPR · As Apple’s smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
 

iStockphoto
April 23, 2015 | NPR · Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.
 

KQED
April 23, 2015 | KQED · Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.
 

AP
April 21, 2015 | NPR · This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don’t pass Google’s mobile-ready test.
 

AP
April 21, 2015 | NPR · Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.
 

AP
April 20, 2015 | NPR · Gordon Moore’s observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
 

 

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News

AL.COM/Landov
April 26, 2015 | NPR · Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.
 

EPA/Landov
April 26, 2015 | NPR · In his first win of the iconic distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.
 

AP
April 26, 2015 | NPR · At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.
 

Arts & Life

April 26, 2015 | NPR · In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten’s collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten’s power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every answer to today’s puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · The second volume of Anne Opotowsky’s lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 26, 2015 | NPR · The lining around Chad Clark’s heart was crushing it, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill’s debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 25, 2015 | NPR · Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating “Steven and Tiwonge,” a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
 

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