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  • Nokia to unveil new line of smartphones
    The global leader in cell phone sales stumbled badly with its own smartphone operating system. It's hoping Microsoft can help it make a comeback.October 26, 2011
  • Students' financial info revealed on gov't website
    The personal financial details of as many as 5,000 college students were temporarily exposed on the Education Department's direct loan website earlier this month.October 25, 2011
  • Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid
    Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Yahoo.October 22, 2011
  • U.S. military drone planes have a virus and no one seems to know why or what it means
    The U.S. military relies on a large fleet of unmanned drone aircraft for surveillance and attacks. Now the computer networks that control some of those drones have been infected with a keystroke-logging virus.October 11, 2011
  • CenturyLink to provide low-cost high-speed Internet
    Another company says it will provide low-cost high-speed Internet connections to Minnesotans who otherwise could not afford them.October 3, 2011
  • A twist in Google's algorithm: 'standout' stories
    Google News has announced a twist in the automated news-feed algorithm: "featured" content selected from the stories it delivers every day.September 24, 2011
  • Steve Jobs: 10 products that defined his career
    Despite having no formal schooling in engineering, Steve Jobs is listed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 200 U.S. patents.August 24, 2011
  • Is social media good for journalism?
    Midday presents a special panel from the Aspen Ideas Festival looking at the impact of social media on journalism. Panelists include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Wired Magazine's Thomas Goetz, former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Washington Post editor Jay Chandrasekaran, and Orville Schell, the former dean of the University of California Berkeley's journalism school.Midday, August 17, 2011
  • Google, Microsoft go public with patent spat
    Tech heavyweights Microsoft and Google are acting like a couple of feuding starlets in a public online spat over - wait for it - patents.August 5, 2011
  • The future of e-books
    J.K. Rowling announced this month the launch of a new Harry Potter site, Pottermore.com. The site will be the exclusive distributor of Potter eBooks and will provide what Rowling calls a "unique online reading experience." Today, we talk about what to expect from Pottermore and the future of e-books.Midmorning, July 20, 2011
  • Technology wars
    The battle for supremacy in social media is heating up, with Google introducing Google Plus and Facebook launching a video chat partnership with Skype. Who will win? And where will this leave the consumer?Midmorning, July 12, 2011
  • Severe weather marching across Minnesota
    Severe weather was moving across Minnesota, from west to east, toward the Twin Cities Sunday evening. Listen to MPR News on the radio or on this app for updates. You can also follow @MPRweather on Twitter to get all the relevant weather watches and warnings.July 10, 2011
  • The last voyage of the space shuttle
    Live coverage from National Public Radio of the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.Midmorning, July 8, 2011
  • Severe weather marching across Minnesota
    A day of extreme heat and humidity Friday is being followed by severe thunderstorms in parts of the state. Listen to MPRnews on the radio or online, or on this app. You can also get the latest watches and warnings on Twitter @MPRweather.July 1, 2011
  • IBM, pioneer of technology, turns 100
    Google, Apple and Facebook get all the attention. But the everyday tasks of technology -- saving a file on your laptop, swiping your ATM card, scanning a gallon of milk at the checkout line -- that's all IBM. The company turned 100 on Thursday, and its much younger competitors owe a lot to Big Blue.June 19, 2011

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