Technology

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September 23, 2014 | OZY · Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya’s capital thinks it’s found an answer.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · Steve Henn of NPR’s Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It’s pay for service. What a concept.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · Ever wonder why watch ads always display the same time, 10:10, and why Apple’s new watch is a minute early? NPR’s All Tech Considered ponders the tradition of watch times in advertising.
 

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September 21, 2014 | NPR · People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app’s built-in navigation doesn’t give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week’s roundup.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week’s Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there’s no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.
 

SpaceX, The Boeing Company
September 19, 2014 | NPR · Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here’s how they compare.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
 

 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn’t arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.
 

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September 23, 2014 | KHN · Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky’s state exchange used a broker.
 

Arts & Life

September 23, 2014 | NPR · Sarah Waters’ latest novel, set in 1920s London, examines the moral consequences of passion. Though slightly too long, this book brings the past to life with exquisite clarity.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Jimi: All Is By My Side focuses on the year Hendrix changed his name and recorded his first album. Director John Ridley and star André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) talk about portraying the guitarist.
 

Music

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Electronic producer and composer Richard D. James returns to recording after a 13-year absence, with an album that stands refreshingly askew next to mainstream EDM.
 

Courtesy of Open Road Films
September 23, 2014 | NPR · Jimi: All Is By My Side focuses on the year Hendrix changed his name and recorded his first album. Director John Ridley and star André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) talk about portraying the guitarist.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 23, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show, we premiere a thoughtful song from Damien Rice, a track from Leonard Cohen’s highly anticipated new album, music from recent discovery Caroline Rose and more.
 

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