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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

Morning Edition

Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

A DIY Dream: What If Apple Had Made A Watch In 1985?

The Apple II watch, designed by 24-year-old DJ Harrigan, is meant to parody the new Apple Watch and show what wearables might have looked like in the 1980s. But he says he probably wouldn't wear one.

TED Radio Hour

Why Are Social Causes Easy To Launch But Hard To Win?

These days, all it takes to start a protest is a cell phone, says professor Zeynep Tufekci. But does the ease of social media impede social movements from making big gains?

Morning Edition

Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

All Things Considered

Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics — like fingerprints and voice recognition — can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

All Things Considered

Couples Counseling Catches On With Tech Co-Founders

Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.

Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.

Morning Edition

Why Do Courts Still Deliver Many Legal Documents By Hand?

A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.

Japanese Train Breaks Speed Record, Again

April 24, 2015
The Maglev (magnetic levitation) train speeds during a test run on the experimental track in Tsuru, 100km west of Tokyo, on May 11, 2010. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

A maglev train in Japan broke its own record, hitting a speed of 375 miles per hour on a test run near Mount Fugi.

Uber CPO: Don’t Just Talk to Strangers, Split An Uber

April 22, 2015
The Uber app is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2015. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

The car-for-hire company’s new uberPOOL feature lets users split rides with strangers. How successful has it been? And how safe?

To Beat Traffic, San Francisco’s I-80 Is Getting ‘Smarter,’ Not Bigger

April 22, 2015
Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Instead of adding lanes, the project will use a multimillion-dollar “smart network” of electronic meters and signs.

Here Are 8 Issues With YouTube Kids, According To A Boston-Based Consumer Group

April 21, 2015
YouTube Kids is an app with children's programs and parental guides, but some say it's too commercial for children. (Petras Gagilas/Flickr)

One consumer group says YouTube Kids is a big problem, and they’ve filed a federal complaint against Google, which owns YouTube.

Lessons From India’s Tech Industry

April 21, 2015
The famous clock tower located in the middle of the old city in Allahabad is pictured on March 4, 2015. The roads are clogged with traffic, the pavements overflow with rubbish and power cuts are a fact of life. But Allahabad, an ancient settlement on the banks of the Ganges, is hoping to become one of India's first tech-savvy 'smart cities' under ambitious plans being piloted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Del Rey of Re/code traveled overseas to the India Internet Day conference and spent a week checking out India’s tech scene.

Rand Paul, Bitcoin And A New Frontier In Campaign Finance Loopholes

April 17, 2015
Presidential candidate Rand Paul's decision to accept bitcoin speaks to his hip, edgy, libertarian side -- but it also raises important concerns because the virtual currency is untraceable. Paul is pictured here on April 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

Presidential candidate Rand Paul’s decision to accept bitcoin speaks to his hip, edgy, libertarian side — but it also raises important concerns because the virtual currency is untraceable.

Boston Police Use Marathon Security To Expand Video Surveillance Network

April 17, 2015
People pass by several surveillance cameras installed at the corner of Boylston and Hereford streets, near the Boston Marathon finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Video footage helped identify the Boston Marathon bombers two years ago. But some worry police are using marathon security to increase surveillance in the city.

Hiawatha Bray On The EU’s Antitrust Case Against Google

April 16, 2015
In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, a man raises his hand during at Google offices in New York. People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a search of their own name online, Europe's highest court said Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP)

What will the EU’s antitrust case against Google mean for Internet users?

Killer Robots: Be Prepared

April 16, 2015
A Northrop Grumman unnamed X-47B UCAS at its unveiling. (Courtesy  Northrop Grumman )

Lethal weapons – killer robots – are coming. Now the UN is looking at how to respond. We’ll get the latest.

With Amazon Dash, We’re One Step Closer To Never Having To Leave Home Again

April 16, 2015
Amazon’s newest offering, the Dash Button, safely eliminates the serendipity, exertion and troublesome human interaction borne of shopping in the physical world. (fresh.amazon.com)

Amazon’s newest offering, the Dash Button, safely eliminates the serendipity, exertion and troublesome human interaction borne of shopping in the physical world.

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

April 15, 2015
IBM and ICE use Chef Watson in the Kitchen: Florian Pinel, Senior Technical Staff Member, Watson Life interacts with chefs from the Institute of Culinary Education, using Chef Watson to discover new recipe creations. (IBM & Institute of Culinary Education via Flickr)

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

Sprint Makes Its Debut In 1,435 RadioShack Stores

April 10, 2015
A RadioShack consumers electronics store in Falls Church, Virginia throws a clearance sale on December 30, 2014. Radio Shack will no longer sell computers and cameras but will continue to carry smaller electronics such as cellphone accessories. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

RadioShack will no longer sell computers or cameras, but will continue to carry smaller electronics such as cellphone accessories.

Cameras, Cops And South Carolina

April 9, 2015
In this April 4, 2015, frame from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott runs away from city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, right, in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, April 7, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott several times in the back.  (AP)

We’ll look at the South Carolina shooting – a policeman charged with murder – and the unfinished push to put cameras on cops.

Monica Lewinsky’s Second Act

April 8, 2015
The former White House intern's emergence as an anti-cyber-bullying advocate illustrates both the healthy and dark sides of rewriting one’s narrative. Monica Lewinsky is pictured here at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Evan Agostini/AP)

The former White House intern’s emergence as an anti-cyber-bullying advocate illustrates both the healthy and dark sides of rewriting one’s narrative.

Inside Foxconn, Home Of The iPhone Factory

April 7, 2015
Workers put up scaffolding on a building owned by the contract manufacturer Foxconn International Holdings Ltd on November 28, 2010 in Shenzhen, China. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Walt Mossberg of the tech news site Re/code was allowed to take a tour of the facility in Taiwan where iPads and Macs are made.

The ‘Sound’ Of Cybercrime Could Help Track Cybercriminals

April 7, 2015
A zombie robot army visualized: A data project from The Office for Creative Research allows researchers to sort through signals from infected computers around the world. The system also represents the data in sound. (The Office for Creative Research)

A data project allows researchers to both visualize and hear the signals from infected computers around the world.

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