Digital Life

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?
 

NPR
July 25, 2014 | NPR · Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · In the digital age, our online accounts don’t die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
 

YouTube
July 21, 2014 | NPR · Citing a threat to the leader’s dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un’s image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.
 

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July 21, 2014 | NPR · The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren’t likely to sway the agency’s policy decision.
 

NPR
July 21, 2014 | NPR · Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of “dead-end” jobs.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.
 

AP
July 19, 2014 | NPR · Also in this week’s tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as “lethal weapons.”
 

Moment
July 16, 2014 | NPR · This week’s innovation pick: a mobile app that’s designed to quantify your iPhone usage. It keeps tabs on how much you’re using your phone and updates you throughout the day.
 

 

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News

Xinhua/Landov
July 26, 2014 | NPR · The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday’s crash that killed 118 to bad weather.
 

AP
July 26, 2014 | NPR · The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?
 

July 26, 2014 | NPR · A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still “learning to read,” not just “reading to learn.”
 

Arts & Life

July 26, 2014 | NPR · Remember in Empire Strikes Back where Han Solo slices open the belly of a tauntaun so Luke can stay warm? That’s not much different from how Eli Presser climbs into his T-Rex costume.
 

July 26, 2014 | NPR · Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.
 

Flickr
July 26, 2014 | NPR · At the Library of Congress’ Mostly Lost workshop, viewers are encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might put a name to an unidentified film.
 

Music

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · For Eric Deggans, Prince’s movie wasn’t just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as “a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out.”
 

Metropolitan Opera
July 26, 2014 | NPR · With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.
 

July 26, 2014 | NPR · Soul singer Bobby Patterson got his start in the 1960s, and he’s still singing. At 70 he’s put out a new album, “I Got More Soul.” NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Patterson about the album.
 

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