Digital Life

Twitter.com
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.
 

AP
October 30, 2014 | NPR · The head of the world’s most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.
 

Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission
October 29, 2014 | NPR · The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.
 

October 27, 2014 | NPR · IBM’s supercomputer has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.
 

iStockphoto
October 27, 2014 | NPR · Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren’t so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn’t stop you from sharing them with us.
 

October 27, 2014 | NPR · Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that’s developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.
 

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October 26, 2014 | NPR · The music streaming company is making a play for artists’ goodwill, announcing a new service that gives musicians access to data on who is listening to their music, when and where.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · In this week’s roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
 

Mai/Landov
October 23, 2014 | NPR · If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn’t work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · “When it comes to voice mail, they’re just over it,” says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it’s still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.
 

 

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News

AP
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they’ve been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.
 

AP
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
 

American Red Cross
October 30, 2014 | NPR · An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an “illusion of mass care.” The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that’s not true.
 

Arts & Life

October 30, 2014 | NPR · Michel Faber’s best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.
 

Courtesy Nikki Sylianteng
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.
 

Courtesy of  Universal/The Kobal CollectionTION
October 30, 2014 | NPR · For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 31, 2014 | WXPN · The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 30, 2014 | NPR · The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.
 

Mountain Stage
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live set from the banjo master, who’s long been expanding the instrument’s possibilities.
 

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