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A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

NPR | June 29, 2016

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

NPR | June 29, 2016

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

NPR | June 28, 2016

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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Technology | Nation

LGBT Self-Defense Site 'Pink Pistols' Gains Followers After Orlando Massacre

NPR | June 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.

An "LGBT self-defense" website called Pink Pistols run by a disabled woman in Philadelphia has taken off since the Orlando massacre. The group's founder says her Facebook page has quadrupled in likes.

Health | Technology | Business

Tourists Use Facebook To Support Sharm El-Sheikh During Tough Times

NPR | June 27, 2016 8:18 a.m.

I remember the days when it seemed the stream of visitors to Sharm would never end.

Music | Technology | Business

How A New Texting Service Connects A Music Artist With His Fans

NPR | June 25, 2016 3:25 p.m.

Ryan Leslie developed an app that lets him manage conversations with fans and colleagues from his phone. He says the engagement tool gives artists a stronger hand in the business of their music.

local | Technology | News

Is Google Fiber Coming To Portland?

OPB | June 25, 2016 3:05 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council will discuss updating a 10-year-contract it has with Google Fiber on Wednesday.

Technology | Entertainment

Need For Steed? This Bike Gadget Gallops Like King Arthur

NPR | June 24, 2016 10:09 p.m.

A device called Trotify promises to make any bicycle sound like a horse's clop. Taking a page from Monty Python, it uses coconuts.

Technology | Business | World

After Brexit Vote, Britain Asks Google: 'What Is The EU?'

NPR | June 24, 2016 12:43 p.m.

Google Trends shows that this was the second-searched question in the United Kingdom after polls closed. The first was "What does it mean to leave the EU?"

Technology | World

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

NPR | June 24, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

Technology | Entertainment | Arts

Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

NPR | June 24, 2016 9:07 a.m.

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

Technology | Nation | Environment | World | Energy

'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

NPR | June 23, 2016 4:57 p.m.

After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Spain. It's a big step toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.

Technology | Election | Nation

When TV Cameras Shut Down, House Democrats Live-Stream Their Sit-In

NPR | June 23, 2016 11:30 a.m.

Despite cameras on the House floor going dark, a band of Democrats staging a sit-in to insist on a vote on gun control streamed the event, and conducted interviews with media, through smartphones.