October 31, 2011 A 14-year-old girl in Baltimore was recently videotaped performing a sexual act on a teen boy. The tape sparked heated debates about explicit online content, teen sexuality and social media. Host Michel Martin discusses the story with Laura Sessions Stepp, author of Unhooked; Malika Saada Saar, head of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights; and Brenda Joy Bernstein, a criminal attorney in private practice. ADVISORY: This conversation may not be comfortable for some listeners.
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October 29, 2011 John McCarthy, the computer scientist who coined the term "artificial intelligence" in 1955, died Monday at age 84. Weekend Edition's math guy Keith Devlin has this remembrance.
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A screengrab shows the Google Wallet app being used to pay for items at a CVS store.
October 28, 2011 The new Google Wallet app lets shoppers who own Android smartphones pay at the counter with a mere wave at the cash register — and without receiving a pocketful of change in return. It's a sign that the use of smartphones as wallets is finally catching on in America.
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These two images were taken at the same time of day — one with a digital camera, and one with an iPhone 4S.
October 27, 2011 The cameras in many new smartphones are becoming so good that they may spell trouble for the average point-and-shoot camera. In addition to the convenience of carrying one device, they've streamlined photo sharing.
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In a screenshot from the Your Man Reminder YouTube promotion, a man who doesn't actually appear in the app gives himself a little feel.
October 25, 2011 Mark Blankenship looks at an app called Your Man Reminder, which calls upon some women's enjoyment of attractive shirtless dudes to encourage good breast health.
October 25, 2011 Yesterday, we asked for feel-good music. You answered. We're grateful.
October 25, 2011 Netflix is taking another beating over subscriber losses. They're still the big kid on the block, but they need to find their way back to the sweet spot that put them in the lead in the first place.
A message honoring Steve Jobs is scrawled on a blacked-out window at an Apple store in Seattle.
October 25, 2011 The "i" prefix began as an abbreviation for the word "Internet," but ended up being much more than that. "By the time i- was fleshed out, Apple had transformed itself from a culty computer-maker to a major religion," says linguist Geoff Nunberg.
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Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job's death on Oct. 5.
October 25, 2011 After Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer, he asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography. The new book tells the personal story of the man behind the personal computer — from his childhood in California to his thoughts on family, friends, death and religion.
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October 23, 2011 Shigeru Kondo is 56 and has already twice set the record for the most digits of pi calculated. His most recent record, 10 trillion digits, took a year to complete on his home-built supercomputer. Host Audi Cornish found out more about the computer, which caused a little family strife because it had to share electricity.
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Siri's answer to the meaning of life is actually kind of impressive.
October 22, 2011 Siri is the name of a new talking virtual assistant feature on the latest iPhone that can tell you when you have an appointment, where to find a Thai restaurant, and what the pollen count will be. Why are the voices that emanate from our machines so often female?
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For real: Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case protects an iPhone while baby plays with apps.
October 22, 2011 Research suggests that toddlers under 2 don't learn from television — and in fact, TV viewing, even in the background, could harm their development. But what about content on mobile screens? The answer may depend on how you're using them.
October 21, 2011 Autofocus cameras hit the stores back in the 1970s, making it dramatically simpler for the average consumer to get a good shot. Later, the digital camera made it possible for just about anyone to process their own pictures at home on a computer. Now comes a camera that could represent another kind of photography revolution: the light field camera. Take the picture, but focus it afterward. Robert Siegel speaks with Lytro founder Ren Ng about the new light field camera that his company is producing.
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If a high number of Facebook friends gives you a bigger brain, then CEO Mark Zuckerberg, seen here in Sept., must have one massive cortex.
October 21, 2011 Contrary to what you may have heard, more Facebook friends hasn't been proved to make your brain bigger. Check out what researchers actually found in a new study.
For his upcoming biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson conducted more than 40 interviews with the enigmatic tech leader.
October 21, 2011 With a book about Steve Jobs' life set to hit real and virtual shelves soon, his official biographer, Walter Isaacson, is appearing on 60 Minutes. The book reveals that Jobs waited months before having surgery on a tumor — and unknowingly met his biological father.
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