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Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China


In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says


A new book argues that parents should play video games together and include their children on social media, the better to teach them ethical ways of interacting in the digital world.

E-Scooters Are Returning To Portland This Spring


The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced a second pilot program Tuesday after a report found more than half of Portlanders have a positive view of the scooters. 

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What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

One of the nation's top economists explores the past and future of work in cities. He finds that opportunities for workers without a college degree are drying up.

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Regulators To Ease Restrictions On Drones, Clearing The Way For More Commercial Uses

Federal regulations haven't kept up with technology, say drone operators and enthusiasts. Now the Department of Transportation is proposing to allow drones to fly over cities and at night.

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Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?

Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead."

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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

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Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany's Internet Speeds So Slow?

Germany is Europe's largest economy and engineering giant, but is in danger of losing its edge because of sluggish Internet connections. Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised to speed things up.

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Police Say Hacking Suspect, 20, Confessed To Posting German Leaders' Private Data

The suspect told police he acted alone in publishing information stolen from accounts related to Chancellor Angela Merkel and other politicians. As for a motive, he said he was annoyed.

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'Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook': German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media

Robert Habeck says he left Twitter after he was hacked, but he also says the platform has made him more "polemic".

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After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy

The U.S. Army is looking for recruits in new places like Instagram and e-sports tournaments. NPR's Leila Fadel asked Gen. Frank Muth, head of the Army Recruiting Command, about the new strategies.

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An Engineering Wunderkind's Ocean Plastics Cleanup Device Hits A Setback

Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended.