Technology

NPR
August 1, 2014 | NPR · A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is reigniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
 

AP
August 1, 2014 | NPR · For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
 

Continuum
July 31, 2014 | NPR · You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week’s innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.
 

Kainaz Amaria/NPR
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.
 

July 30, 2014 | NPR · With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it’s just embarked on a trip across Canada.
 

 Pinterest
July 30, 2014 | NPR · Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that’s largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls “guided search.”
 

Courtesy of Foursquare
July 30, 2014 | NPR · The company’s move to break its app in two is costing it the users who loved Foursquare the most. “Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?” asked one user.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users’ profiles for experiments.
 

Courtesy of SpeedSpot
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants’ rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.
 

 

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News

Leanne Brown
August 1, 2014 | NPR · A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
 

AP
August 1, 2014 | NPR · An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
 

AP
August 1, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.
 

Arts & Life

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood’s most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith’s legendary career.
 

Music

for NPR
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here’s who’s involved — with perspective on disputes that aren’t new.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Friend shares his love of New Orleans “jass” by playing “Sweet Lorraine” on six-string banjo.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In ’80s and ’90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.
 

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