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State Department briefings can be long, so it wasn't surprising that a reporter seemed a little distracted the other day. Department spokesman John Kirby caught the reporter playing Pokémon Go.
Verizon is announcing a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.
It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.
Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.
A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.
Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.
This summer, it has felt like the terrible news just won't stop. A digital journalism expert at Columbia University offers advice for dealing with the barrage of news updates flowing to our screens.
In an unusual move, Twitter has decided to ban a troll. The company suspended the account of a technology editor at the conservative news site _Breitbart_ after he tweeted offensive posts to Leslie Jones, the _Ghostbusters_ actress.
An officer who has been under stress after responding to cases of domestic abuse or suicide may be at higher risk of a negative interaction with the public, a data scientist says.
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the large-scale implications of computer malware. Critic John Powers calls _Zero Days_ an important — and chilling — film.
After last week's police shootings, Facebook received a flood of complaints, with users calling out posts as hate speech. According to Facebook insiders, the company was not prepared.
Black police officers live on both sides of the debate over race and policing. In this week's episode, they weigh in on the limits of force diversity in bridging gaps between black people and cops.
Many African-Americans keep guns for self-defense, dating back to Emancipation. But the shooting in Dallas, and recent killings of black men by police, have raised hard questions for black gun owners.
Pokemon Go has become a smartphone gaming sensation, generating $1.6 million in daily revenue by one estimate and boosting the market value of Nintendo. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to writer Glen Weldon about the hit game and the playing experience.
The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, Web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.
World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?
The latest episode of NPR's _Invisibilia _takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.
The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the tools with the greatest impact, from affordable tablets for schoolkids to an electrical grid in a box.
The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.