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EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

NPR | Sept. 30, 2014

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

NPR | Aug. 04, 2015

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.

Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

NPR | Aug. 04, 2015

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if there anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

NPR | Sept. 21, 2014 2:30 a.m.

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.

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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

NPR | Aug. 4, 2015 10:49 a.m.

The company that makes Spritam says the 3D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.

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So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

NPR | Aug. 4, 2015 8:07 a.m.

Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.

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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

NPR | Aug. 4, 2015 7:52 a.m.

Young entrepreneurs in Africa boast that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

NPR | Aug. 3, 2015 3:07 p.m.

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

NPR | Aug. 3, 2015 9:44 a.m.

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

NPR | Aug. 3, 2015 9:26 a.m.

The hitchBOT, as its creators named it, had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California.

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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

NPR | July 31, 2015 10:53 a.m.

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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What Selfies Tell Us About Ourselves And How Others See Us

NPR | July 31, 2015 10:50 a.m.

Ramona Martinez is a production assistant at NPR who worked on an All Things Considered story earlier this week about the culture and meaning of selfies. She offers a selfie postscript.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

NPR | July 31, 2015 8:18 a.m.

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

NPR | July 31, 2015 7:42 a.m.

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.