September 30, 2010 As digital recording has become the norm, so has digital storage -- many consumers and news outlets now archive their files on CD. But while tape recordings can last up to 150 years, CDs can deteriorate after only a few years. Recording expert Sam Brylawski explains how to preserve your digital memories.
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Rutgers University students Molly Wei and Dharun Ravi have been charged with invading Clementi's privacy.
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September 30, 2010 Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi jumped off a bridge after a recording of his sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online. Two students have been charged with invading his privacy.
September 30, 2010 Hackers in Eastern Europe used computer viruses to steal usernames and passwords, and teamed up with foreign students who opened bank accounts in the U.S. to snatch at least $3 million from American bank accounts, authorities said Thursday. Charges were announced against more than 80 people.
September 30, 2010 Tech giant Apple received more news coverage in 2009-2010 than any other competitor, with Google close behind. But Tech writer Farhad Manjoo has no plans to pull back his coverage. Both companies, he says, are innovative and polarizing, and deserve all the coverage they get.
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Geeky Genius: Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Mapel play computer nerds who create an incredibly successful social networking site.
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September 30, 2010 The Social Network may or may not reveal the inner life of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but it tells a great story. Director David Fincher creates a thriller out of a tale about business ethics among back-stabbing computer geeks, and the result may end up being the best picture of the year. (Recommended)
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September 30, 2010 NPR Research publishes the results of its survey of NPR Twitter users, conducted in late August and early September 2010.
The Twitter homepage appears on a screen in Washington on Sept. 3.
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September 28, 2010 The Technology Review Editors' Blog finds out "What Twitter Learns from All Those Tweets." Among other things, the company what makes a user post more frequently.
September 25, 2010 A good pair of shoes and an open stretch of trail were all runners used to need. But now many swear by GPS technology that monitors their speed and distance, and new smart phone apps tell them whether they need to pick up the pace.
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The Nike + app shows speed and route on one nifty, colorful map.
September 24, 2010 It seems the market has filled with running GPS apps. NPR's Tamara Keith takes them out for a spin and tells you which ones are worth the sweat.
September 24, 2010 Host Michel Martin speaks to Internet comedy sensation Kevin Wu and his father Michael Wu. Kevin has had 100 million hits on his videos. They are contestants on this season's Amazing Race.
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September 24, 2010 A legally blind man buys an iPhone. He likes it, it works for him. And then he gets an app that changes his world forever, letting him see color for the first time.
September 24, 2010 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear on Oprah Friday to announce a gift of $100 million for the public schools in Newark, New Jersey. This announcement coincides with the release of The Social Network, a blockbuster movie that paints a less than complimentary picture of Zuckerberg as he worked to create Facebook.
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September 21, 2010 Twitter, YouTube and Facebook helped raise millions of dollars for relief after Haiti’s devastating earthquake. But many were using social media tools long before the quake to support global causes. Social media entrepreneurs discuss how new tools are helping activists make a difference in the world.
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September 21, 2010 A security loophole on Twitter.com has been exploited which can cause popup windows to open. Windows to places you really shouldn't go at work.
In Catfish, Nev Schulman creates an image of himself and his virtual romantic interest, Megan, together and names it "Someday."
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September 20, 2010 The documentary Catfish tackles a new problem for this generation of filmmakers: How do you make a visually dynamic film about people who spend all of their time in front of computers?
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