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Wind turbines and farm equipment now dot Horace Pritchard's land, where he raises corn, soybeans, and other crops. He also receives payments for hosting nine of the more than 100 wind turbines now operating near Elizabeth City, N.C. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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The South Has Been Slow To Harness Its Wind, But That's Changing

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Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple TV app during a product launch event in Cupertino, Calif., in October. The company now plans to make original movies and TV programming, according to sources. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Looks To Compete With Netflix Originals, But Making Hits Is Hard

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The hardworking Instant Pot, touted by its fans on social media, is Amazon's top-selling item in the U.S. How it got to No. 1 is a lesson in viral marketing savvy. Grace Hwang Lynch hide caption

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Amazon's personal assistant device Echo, powered by the voice recognition program Alexa, is one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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As We Leave More Digital Tracks, Amazon Echo Factors In Murder Investigation

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How One Couple Fought For The Legal Right To Leave A Bad Yelp Review

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks with technology leaders at Trump Tower in New York. Albin Lohr-Jones/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump And Technology Executives Try To Reconcile Rough Relationship

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What's Hot On Netflix? A Startup Aims To Track Ratings In The Streaming Age

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A map of the Amazon shelf showing the newly discovered reef structures in yellow. Courtesy of Carlos Rezende (UENF) and Fabiano Thompson (UFRJ) hide caption

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The Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office, vaulted into the top 10 of Amazon's best-selling electronics this year. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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How Did We Do On 2015 Tech Predictions? 'Still Waiting'

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