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A new lunar time zone has been pitched for the moon. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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NASA has been asked to create a time zone for the moon. Here's how it would work

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The Apple Pay app on an iPhone in New York. Consumers tend to spend about 10% more when they adopt mobile contactless payment methods, a researcher says. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Using your phone to pay is convenient, but it can also mean you spend more

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As deepfake generation technology improves and leaves ever-fewer telltale signs that humans can rely on, computational methods for detection are becoming the norm. But technological solutions are no silver bullet for the problem of detecting AI-generated voices. Aaron Marin for NPR hide caption

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Using AI to detect AI-generated deepfakes can work for audio — but not always

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From left: didn't stop, can't stop, won't stop Leon Neal/Getty Images; Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images; David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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The first Amazon Fresh grocery store in London opened in 2021. The company is replacing its "Just Walk Out" technology at U.S. stores with smart shopping carts, but leaving it in the U.K. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan off the island's east coast on Wednesday and temporarily disrupted production at semiconductor factories that produce chips major Silicon Valley companies rely on for products and services. Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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Around the country, state legislatures and school districts are looking at ways to keep cellphones from being a distraction in schools. monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images hide caption

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An Amazon Fresh grocery store is seen, Feb. 4, 2022, in Warrington, Pa. Amazon is removing Just Walk Out technology from its Amazon Fresh stores as part of an effort to revamp the grocery chain. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Attendees visit booths at the RePlatform conference in Las Vegas in March. The conference crowd was a hybrid of anti-vaccine activists, supporters of former President Donald Trump and Christian conservatives. Krystal Ramirez for NPR hide caption

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How anti-vaccine activists and the far right are trying to build a parallel economy

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The rolling hills of Waimea, HI, on January 30, 2024. The rural town is situated between Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountains. Ronit Fahl/NPR hide caption

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A Billionaire's Land Purchases In Rural Hawaii Have Locals Worried

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An AT&T store in New York. The telecommunications company said Saturday that a data breach has compromised the information tied to 7.6 million current customers. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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"One second doesn't sound like much, but in today's interconnected world, getting the time wrong could lead to huge problems," geophysicist Duncan Agnew says. Here, an official clock is seen at a golf tournament in Cape Town, South Africa. Johan Rynners/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid growing concern about children's use of social media, the United Kingdom implemented rules designed to keep kids safer and limit their screen time. The U.S. is weighing similar legislation. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Harris watches as President Biden signs an executive order on artificial intelligence on Oct. 30. On Thursday, the Biden administration issued new rules on how government agencies can implement AI. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House issued new rules on how government can use AI. Here's what they do

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Sheryl Crow changed her mind about releasing a new album. The change did her good

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The issue of "green bubble shaming" came up in the Justice Department's lawsuit against Apple last week. The tech giant says it plans to address the problem. NPR hide caption

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'Green bubble shaming' at play in DOJ suit against Apple

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