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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.

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

NPR | Sept. 01, 2015

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

The Restaurant With No (Visible) Workers

NPR | Sept. 01, 2015

A new highly automated restaurant opening in San Francisco looks to speed service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

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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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After Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:44 a.m.

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

Technology | World

Can You Imagine Traveling 2 Hours For A Glass Of Water?

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 8:06 a.m.

On an average day, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours collecting water.

Technology | World

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

NPR | Aug. 30, 2015 1:31 p.m.

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

Technology | Nation

Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 6:07 p.m.

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

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Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 10:41 a.m.

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe. But tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about its ties to the Russian government and security services.

Technology | Nation

Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 10:13 a.m.

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

Technology | Business

CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison Steps Down

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 7:57 a.m.

The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.

Technology | Business

New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 5:51 p.m.

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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Husband Found On Ashley Madison: It Wasn't Me. (His Wife Believes Him)

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 3:12 p.m.

When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that. Then they did some computer forensics.

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Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

NPR | Aug. 27, 2015 11:17 a.m.

When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could in fact be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Here's how.