Behavior : All Tech Considered Tracking how technology — from the simplest tools like pencils, to the most advanced artificial intelligence — is affecting and changing our individual habits, but also group behavior and society.

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Will Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Loans Trade One Kind Of Bias For Another?

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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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'Never Trust Magic': Tips From An IT Guy

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At This English Bar, An Old-School Solution To Rude Cellphones

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Managing Your News Intake In The Age Of Endless Phone Notifications

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Can Big Data Help Head Off Police Misconduct?

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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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Clash Of The Screens: Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting? AMC Says Maybe

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A Real-Life Tax Scam: This Is What IRS Phone Fraud Sounds Like

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Children with special needs often feel targeted by peers at school. Social media can be a powerful tool to fight back. Martin Dimitrov/Getty Images hide caption

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Justin Worst, Marlo Webber and Jes Waldrip show off an LED light implant. Grindhouse Wetware calls it the Northstar. Courtesy of Ryan O'Shea hide caption

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'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

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The Yik Yak app allows users to post anonymous messages, and to read anonymous messages posted in their current location. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Yik Yak Tests Universities' Defense Of Free Speech

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IBM's Watson analyzes a Twitter account of an unnamed user, breaking down needs, values and five personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (aka emotional range). IBM hide caption

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I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach

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There are a lot of ways to donate to a cause online. While using social media may help in promotion, it may not be the most effective way to get people to actually give. Tomacco/Getty Images hide caption

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Monitored by researchers and cameras, a study participant drives while using hands-free technology. New AAA research found that these technologies are distracting even after they're used. Dan Campbell/American Automobile Association hide caption

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A cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. One analyst finds that economics is the key driver behind the growing phenomenon of "cord-nevers," people who never subscribed to cable or satellite TV. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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