February 11, 2016 We know, we know. Digital distractions make us less focused. In a challenge from WNYC's Note to Self podcast, NPR staff come face to face with their consumption addictions.
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Looking for love in all the right spaces? About 1 in 5 young adults now use mobile dating apps, according to a Pew Research Center study.
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February 11, 2016 A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.
February 10, 2016 Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.
February 10, 2016 Virtual reality and other innovations are helping international students and colleges tell whether they're a good fit.
President Obama meets at the White House on Tuesday with members of his national security team and cybersecurity advisers.
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February 9, 2016 In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.
The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory against the Carolina Panthers was the third most-watched broadcast in U.S. television history. CBS also streamed the game online.
February 8, 2016 For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.
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February 8, 2016 NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC's Note to Self podcast about the results of their "Infomagical" challenge aimed at curbing information overload.
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February 8, 2016 Many Twitter users responded angrily after a published report said the company is planning to change how tweets are displayed. The BuzzFeed article said Twitter will switch this week to a curated timeline, based on an algorithm that determines what people want to see. Tweets are currently displayed in reverse chronological order. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says no such change is happening this week, but he didn't deny that it may happen.
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About one-quarter of lower-income families with school-age children say a mobile device is their only way to access the Internet at home, according to a new study.
February 6, 2016 Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
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Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on search engines.
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February 5, 2016 It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
Advertisers used to guard their commercials until they aired on TV. Now, advertisers harness the power of Internet virality and release ads before the big game.
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February 2, 2016 The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake "Hotline Bling" spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.
FBI Director James Comey is one of the federal officials who has said that the growing use of encryption hurts the ability to track criminals.
February 2, 2016 Law enforcement and intelligence officials warn that encrypted communication makes investigation venues "go dark." A study sees other avenues for data collection through newly connected devices.
Rihanna, posing with the art for her Anti album in October 2015.
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February 1, 2016 As fans' listening habits become more and more focused on streaming, the RIAA is trying to catch up.
UmmaGawd (Tommy Tibajia), a pilot in the Drone Racing League, flies his quadcopter in an abandoned power plant in New York.
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January 31, 2016 Goggles and onboard cameras put pilots and spectators in the cockpit as the drones race at high speeds through crazy courses. The Drone Racing League's first season kicks off next month in Miami.
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Minna Sundberg's Stand Still Stay Silent is a gorgeously-illustrated tale of life in and around a postapocalyptic Iceland.
January 31, 2016 Web comics have matured a lot in recent years. They're more confident and more willing to experiment with the medium. We've got a sampler of the most absorbing for your weekend reading pleasure.
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