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January 23, 2015 | NPR · When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the ‘singularity’ will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.
 

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January 21, 2015 | NPR · President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
 

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January 21, 2015 | NPR · Facebook says it won’t delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users’ News Feed.
 

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January 21, 2015 | NPR · SplashData, an Internet security services firm, has released its annual list of 25 worst Internet passwords. Topping the list: “123456″ and “password.”
 

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January 19, 2015 | NPR · Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
 

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January 19, 2015 | KQED · People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn’t necessarily translate into better health care.
 

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January 15, 2015 | NPR · In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it’s just going through a “transition.
 

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January 13, 2015 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs with Iranian roots hope to make an international splash with a new online multiplayer game that is an update of a 1,000-year-old Iranian poem.
 

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January 12, 2015 | NPR · You can now monitor your heart rhythm with your cellphone. Dr. Eric Topol imagines a day when patients will be doing a lot more of their own medical testing, with doctors as advisers.
 

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January 12, 2015 | NPR · Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.
 

 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Writer Greg O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
 

January 24, 2015 | NPR · American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR’s Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.
 

Arts & Life

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January 24, 2015 | KPLU · Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into “Bubble-ville” and “Bubba-ville,” a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We’ll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British parliament.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We’ll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British parliament.
 

January 24, 2015 | NPR · It’s timed for the release of his 36th studio album, and shepherded by an editor who used to run Rolling Stone.
 

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January 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’m more of a communicator than a technician,” says the self-taught, hugely successful UK jazz-pop artist. Hear him perform live in NPR’s studios.
 

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