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Public Libraries Exchange Friendly Fire On Twitter Over World Series

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Is a hoverboard-like scooter your transportation mode of choice? Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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#NoCarForMe: Tell Us About Unconventional Means Of Transport Around You

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You can find your audio commands by visiting your Google voice and audio activity history page. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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OK Google: Where Do You Store Recordings Of My Commands?

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After 40 Years, Dungeons & Dragons Still Brings Players To The Table

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Asma Khan of Chicago at the booth for her business, Soap Ethics. Monique Parsons for NPR hide caption

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Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials With Dating Apps And Vegan Halal Soap

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A service technician uses a diagnostic device in front of a diesel engine in a Volkswagen Touran in an auto repair shop in Hanover, Germany. Researchers have been pushing for freedom to learn more about the code inside cars in the fallout of the VW software-rigging scandal. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Fans Offer Legos To Ai Weiwei After Company Refuses To Donate Its Toy Bricks

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The Unicode Consortium announced earlier this month that they are considering 67 new emojis to be released next summer. NPR hide caption

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Who Decides Which Emojis Get The Thumbs Up?

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Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann), as seen in the final season (for now) of Gilmore Girls. Greg Gayne/The CW/Landov hide caption

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One Way To Handle A 'Gilmore Girls' Revival: 'I Wept Immediately'

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Cuba's Widespread Piracy Culture

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What if regular citizens could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it's possible. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Can You Open Source Building Your House?

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Pia Mancini thinks democracy needs to be upgraded — and open source technologies can help. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Could We Open Source Democracy?

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Clay Shirky says the concept of open source goes back much further than the birth of the Internet. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

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