A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.

Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

NPR | April 14, 2014 3:22 p.m.

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

NPR | April 18, 2014 9:35 a.m.

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

Can The Peer Economy Deliver Profits?

NPR | April 17, 2014 12:47 p.m.

Postmates is among a group of app-powered services popping up around the U.S., with a simple promise: deliver food or merchandise in as little as an hour. But can they succeed where Kozmo.com didn't?

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR | April 17, 2014 10:36 a.m.

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

NPR | April 17, 2014 7:46 a.m.

A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service

NPR | April 17, 2014 7:43 a.m.

Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That's challenged matchmaking customs, and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.

Episode 532: The Wild West Of The Internet

NPR | April 17, 2014 6:58 a.m.

Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there's .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1000 new top-level domains will be added.

When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

NPR | April 16, 2014 5:20 p.m.

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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