For two years, Hawkins let his app guide him around the globe, including a stop in Gortina, Slovenia. Courtesy of Max Hawkins hide caption

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Eager To Burst His Own Bubble, A Techie Made Apps To Randomize His Life

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Tom Hanks stars in The Circle as a tech CEO who is part Steve Jobs and part Mark Zuckerberg. Frank Masi/STX Entertainment hide caption

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In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

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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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