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Lyft driver Danielle Kerley showcases the company's iconic mustache, which is displayed on cars used in the service. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., livestreaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV. Screen Grab From KARG Argus Radio Video hide caption

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Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, which is aimed at making government websites more consumer-friendly. Whitehouse.gov hide caption

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Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service? Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Respondents in a survey of women with engineering degrees said that many companies did not provide opportunities for women like them to advance and develop. iStockphoto hide caption

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Security expert Jose Molina discovered he could control "every device in every room" of a luxury hotel in China. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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After Grant Hernandez, an undergraduate security researcher at the University of Central Florida, hacked Nest, he programmed it to riff off a favorite line from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Aarti Shahani hide caption

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Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies. Christof Stache/dpa/Landov hide caption

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