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Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices

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Newly hired Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Aldrich chats with strangers in a shopping mall. The exercise is meant to help rookies build up the subtle people skills that older police trainers claim are lacking among many millennial recruits. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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In Social Media Age, Young Cops Get Trained For Real-Life Conversation

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Product safety field staff send damaged products, such as this burnt battery pack from a defective electric scooter, to the government testing lab in Rockville, Md. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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As Batteries Keep Catching Fire, U.S. Safety Agency Prepares For Change

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Freedom House reviews restrictions to Internet access and how it's used around the world, weighing whether countries are free, partly free or not free in terms of Internet freedom. Freedom House hide caption

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

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Old Macs are displayed in glass cases in the back of Tekserve, a repair shop with a cult following that's closing this week. Jon Kalish hide caption

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Saying Goodbye To Old Technology — And A Legendary NYC Repair Shop

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Words classified according to their gender, as the word embedding sees it. Words below the line are words that (generally) should be gendered, while words above the line are problematic if gendered. Adam Kalai hide caption

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Concertgoers use their cellphones during a Fifth Harmony concert March 23, 2015, in New York. The company Yondr created a locking pouch to hold phones during performances, creating a "phone-free zone." Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don't Come Out

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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

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Students at Do Space learn to use a laser cutter during a crash course on how to design a key chain. Joy Carey/NET News hide caption

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

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Peter Thiel, head of Clarium Capital Management and founding investor in PayPal and Facebook, speaks at a conference in San Francisco on April 12. Noah Berger/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Two people hold electronic devices while looking over a sculpture by George Segal with the Living Wall in the background at the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Too Much Technology Can Spoil Your Warhol Experience

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Joe Milam explains his investor-relations company, AngelSpan, to fourth-grader Anna Allemann (white shirt, left) and third-grader Sage Powell during Pitch-a-Kid in Austin, Texas, on April 30. Brenda Salinas for NPR hide caption

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For Entrepreneurs, Pitching To Pint-Sized Sharks Is No Child's Play

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About 14 percent of the Gigafactory in Nevada has been built so far. At 5.8 million square feet, it will be a building with one of the biggest footprints in the world. Tesla hide caption

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A Rare Look Inside The 'Gigafactory' Tesla Hopes Will Revolutionize Energy Use

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Gina Rodriguez as Jane and Brett Dier as Michael in the popular TV series Jane the Virgin, in which a shared online calendar was a plot point. Tyler Golden/© 2016 The CW Network, LLC. hide caption

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