Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She's taking a bigger role at Uber. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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Starship Technologies' delivery robots, which can be found traveling the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., get smarter the more they drive — learning about sidewalk and traffic patterns with every trip they take. Meg Kelly/NPR hide caption

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Shanghai pedicurist Ju-wen Zu and NPR's Aarti Shahani talk, aided by a translation app that may change the way we travel abroad forever. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

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Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

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Carmen Aguilar y Wedge is the co-founder and director of creative technology for Hyphen-Labs. She modeled the company's ScatterViz visor at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Nina Gregory/NPR hide caption

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Covert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software

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'Irresistible' By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen

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These days, talking to a bot is commonplace. Think Siri, or your chatty banking app. But you wouldn't talk to your toaster like you talk to a friend — unless your toaster had a great sense of humor. RYGERSZEM/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Steve Reed uses OhmConnect, a service that pays customers to lower their energy use at home during periods of high demand. Megan Wood/inewsource hide caption

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Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

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Peter Reynolds, owner of Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Mass., says he hopes the unique atmosphere will keep customers coming to independent bookstores like his. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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The New Orleans Police Department was one of the first big police departments in the U.S. to embrace the use of body cameras. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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New Orleans' Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

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U.S. lawmakers are once again weighing changes to the popular but troubled H-1B work visa. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Trump May Weigh In On H-1B Visas, But Major Reform Depends On Congress

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The Washington Post and other media organizations have launched webpages outlining ways you can leak information to them confidentially. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

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Facebook claims to have 1.23 billion daily users globally. Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he wants that number to grow and for users to conduct their digital lives only on his platform. bombuscreative/iStock hide caption

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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

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