Laura Sydell Laura Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for the NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and NPR.org.

Zarine Khan (right) and Shafi Khan, parents of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, speak to reporters in Chicago Oct. 9 after a federal hearing for their 19-year-old son, accused of trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Pro-ISIS Messages Create Dilemma For Social Media Companies

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Barbara Beskind, 90, is a designer at IDEO who works with engineers on products that improve the quality of life for older people. Nicolas Zurcher/Courtesy of IDEO hide caption

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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs stands in front of a projection of iTunes at a presentation in 2004. Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption

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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

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Ride-hailing services like Uber have changed ground transportation for both passengers and drivers. As Uber rapidly grows, it becomes more difficult for its drivers to keep up with the hustle. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

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Interactive touch screens at the newly redesigned Cooper Hewitt museum let visitors sort through the catalog and create their own designs. Cooper Hewitt hide caption

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

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Inventor Ralph Baer Was An American Success Story

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While viral videos are a common feature of modern Internet life, recently a few audio clips, including sounds from a comet, have become popular. Underwood & Underwood/Corbis hide caption

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Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

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David Lowery, of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, says he's wary of the way Pandora pays for music. Cooper Neill/Getty Images hide caption

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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

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Uber Executive Lashes Out At Journalists After Negative Publicity

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Rebecca Watson says she has been disappointed by the police response to online threats against her. Adam Isaak hide caption

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Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

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IBM's Watson supercomputer is most famous for winning at Jeopardy! Now it's been called in to come up with recipe ideas. Bob Goldberg/AP/IBM hide caption

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I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

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A technician opens a vessel containing women's frozen egg cells in April 2011 in Amsterdam. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

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Twitter is suing the federal government over First Amendment rights. The tech company says the government stopped it from releasing extra detail about government requests for user information. iStockphoto hide caption

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Jean Jennings (left) and Frances Bilas set up the ENIAC in 1946. Bilas is arranging the program settings on the Master Programmer. Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania hide caption

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

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