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Today's kids confused by old-fashioned typewriters

What happens when kids are asked to use a typewriter for the first time? The Fine Brothers find out in this latest "make us all feel old" video series.

By August 3, 2014

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An Audiophiliac reader speaks out

David H.'s "Skin, Grass, and Sky; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cassette Deck" is the winning entry from the recent Audiophiliac reader contest.

By July 9, 2014

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Enroll at Hogwarts: An online wizarding school with real class

Your Hogwarts dreams are about to be realized via an online wizarding education built by "Harry Potter" superfans.

By April 16, 2014

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Why I want to live in space: Mars One book to show human side

With its upcoming book of essays and applicant letters, the nonprofit trying to colonize Mars seeks a deeper, more communal understanding about what it may be like to travel to the Red Planet and never come back.

By January 21, 2014

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Google bestows author Zora Neale Hurston her own doodle

Showing an illustrated portrait of the writer, along with a backdrop that easily fits into her acclaimed novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," the Web giant pays homage to the great American author.

By January 7, 2014

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Could LinkedIn give students an 'in' with college admissions?

With a lowered age requirement, LinkedIn hopes to welcome more teens. Its university pages aim to provide prospective students with info on how they're connected to a school and suggestions on how to achieve career goals.

By December 3, 2013

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How NSA snooping secures profits for famed privacy pro (Q&A)

Government surveillance has been a business boon for PGP creator Phil Zimmermann, whose company Silent Circle counts SEALs and the CIA as clients. Plus: why encryption needs a "Spartacus" moment.

By September 30, 2013

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Chasing the ultimate sound system

John O. is the winner of the "You can be the Audiophiliac for a day" contest, and his essay will surely strike a chord with a lot of audiophiles.

By August 24, 2013

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By August 8, 2013

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'Ender's Game' author: Where's 'tolerance' now?

After gay-rights activists move to boycott the film version of "Ender's Game" to protest author Orson Scott Card's opposition to gay marriage, Card asks for tolerance of views like his.

By July 10, 2013