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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices’ “nuisance value.”
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

April 22, 2015 | NPR · The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.
 

 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan’s security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR’s Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

HBO
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. “Disrupt” may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center’s annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo’s “cultural intolerance.”
 

Music

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

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April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · To mark the release of his seventh album, the singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and ’30s.
 

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