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Anti-Defamation League Steps Up Efforts To Combat Anti-Semitism Online

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Self-driving Uber vehicles are lined up to take journalists on rides during a media preview at the company's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh earlier this month. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

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Pundits Vs. Machine: Predicting Controversies In The Presidential Race

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Tollbooth cashier Henry Gregorio collects change from drivers at the New Rochelle Toll Plaza on I-95. Gregorio has worked in a tollbooth since 1980. Tollbooths are gradually being replaced by E-ZPass technology. Stephen Nessen/WNYC hide caption

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Music, Spies And Exact Change: The Strange History Of Electronic Tolls

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York on July 28. All owners of the new smartphone have been urged to exchange the device after reports of phones' exploding or catching fire. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A self-driving car leaves Uber's newest riverside hub in Pittsburgh. Company officials say the Rust Belt city is perfect for beta testing, citing diverse topography, frequent weather maladies, near-constant construction and hundreds of bridges and tunnels. Megan Harris/WESA hide caption

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What It's Like To Ride In A (Nearly) Self-Driving Uber

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Jake Middleton (right) coaches his brother, Justin, on the cobra pose, which he says can help gamers improve their posture. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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Video Gamers Head To The Gym To Enhance Competitive Edge

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This is a June 8, 1972, file photo of South Vietnamese forces following after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc (center). The Pulitzer Prize-winning image is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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With 'Napalm Girl,' Facebook Humans (Not Algorithms) Struggle To Be Editor

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Police crime tape marks the scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed and an 18-year-old man was wounded in April in Chicago. The grim milestone of 500 homicides already passed this year in Chicago. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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In Effort To Curb Violence In Chicago, A Professor Mines Social Media

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says lack of competition in set-top boxes has meant consumers pay more to get TV services. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The new Apple iPhone 7 lacks a separate headphone jack, which makes people wonder how they can charge the phone while listening to music through a wired headphone via the Lightning connector. Apple's answer: a separate dock that starts at $39. Stephen Lam/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

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QWERTY Traveled From Typewriter To iPhone, But Alternative Keyboards Do Exist

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Why Your Facebook Habit At Work Makes Economists Worry

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Chris Bettinger poses for a portrait with the edible battery his team designed at Carnegie Mellon University. Stephanie Strasburg/Tribune-Review hide caption

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Groups Worry About Impact Of Police Moves To Block Social Media

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When a person places a finger in the slot on the left, the robot uses an algorithm — unpredictable even to its creator — to decide whether to prick the finger with the pin on the end of its arm. Alexander Reben hide caption

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

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An exhibitor shows a smart rice cooker to a visitor at a display booth for MiJia, a new brand by Xiaomi at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on April 28. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

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A screenshot from the video game Fallout 3 of a character standing near a Nuka-Cola machine. Soda machines appear in video games a lot more frequently than Jess Morrissette expected, so he decided to document this phenomenon. @decafjedi/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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