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The Human Drama Of Hacking Fuels TV Thriller 'Mr. Robot'

NPR | June 22, 2015 7:13 a.m.

The new show, which focuses on a vigilante programmer, has gotten some rave reviews from real-life hackers. But the show's creator, Sam Esmail, says he wasn't inspired by any individuals in the news.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

NPR | June 12, 2015 1:12 p.m.

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

Business | Technology | Music

Looking For A Connection In An Infinite Jukebox

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:48 p.m.

With millions of songs at our fingertips, is the idea of owning music becoming a thing of the past?

Business | Technology | Music

How Streaming Is Changing Music

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Over the next week, we'll look at how streaming is reshaping how we find, hear and experience music.

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Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music's Perfect World

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:45 p.m.

What should the ideal streaming service look like? We asked everyone we could think of.

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Would You Like To Hear A Song, Dave?

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:44 p.m.

A 'thinking' speaker suggests songs based on a combination of a listener's behavior and taste.

Business | Technology | Music

Tiny Music Royalties Add Up, Unexpectedly

NPR | May 13, 2015 6:14 a.m.

Services that specialize in "micro-licensing" can help generate income for songwriters.

Business | Technology | Music

Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

NPR | May 7, 2015 11:16 a.m.

The DOJ is exploring changes to the music publishing business for the first time since World War II.

Books | Nation | Technology | Education

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

NPR | April 30, 2015 5:19 p.m.

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

Arts | Food | Entertainment | Technology

Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

NPR | April 10, 2015 7:59 a.m.

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.