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The biggest players in the video gaming have gathered in Los Angeles this week for E3 — the industry's annual trade show. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Laura Sydell about what's coming in the world of gaming for the next year.
Linda Wertheimer and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Law enforcement officials are pressing cell phone companies to make their devices more theft resistant. Mobile phones — iPhones especially — have become common targets of robbers and thieves.
NSA Director Keith Alexander told a Senate panel that his agency's program did indeed protect American's privacy while gathering data on terrorist activity. Alexander told lawmakers he wants to declassify more details to reassure everyone the programs are legal and effective.
The Chicago Blackhawks have beaten the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago won 4-3 in a game that went into triple overtimes. It was the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
NPR Morning Edition - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 04:22
A flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix this week was delayed. Passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours, without air conditioning or water in 108 degree heat. A YouTube post said some passengers got sick. But to "avoid a mutiny," others joined together in song: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
NPR Morning Edition - Wed, 06/12/2013 - 04:14
Marcine and Nita Lou Webb marked 65 years of marriage with a trip to Augusta, Maine, completing a mission to visit all 50 state capitols. When they went to the gallery to see a debate, the House speaker recognized them and the legislators gave them a standing ovation.
Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.
President Obama is trying to keep the pressure on Congress to overhaul the immigration system without interfering with progress on the legislation. Surrounded by business, labor and religious leaders, the president on Tuesday called on the Senate to pass the bill. The Senate has moved the measure forward, but lawmakers will propose many amendments before any final vote.
Buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. Now, you can choose a light bulb that will save you money because it uses less power. And, you can pick a bulb that might last longer than you do. Linda Wertheimer talks to Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist for Bloomberg News, about the latest light bulb technology.
Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst who leaked NSA surveillance information, has made claims about his ability to access private phone conversations and email. Some in the industry dispute the range of activities he says analysts are able to do.
In all the noise and shouting over the NSA data gathering, the unspoken assumption is that the public must be outraged. But in fact, much of the public seems indifferent, and the political fallout may be less predictable than it seems.
Vodafone is trying to buy Kabel Deutschland. The reported offer of more than $13 billion marks a major change in strategy for Vodafone. Up until now it has focused almost entirely on the mobile phone market.
Sales of the George Orwell classic have risen nearly 6,000 percent since news of the NSA's secret surveillance program broke. The book was first published 64 years ago last week.
In Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday, Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed. Turkey's prime minister is scheduled to meet with anti-government demonstrators but more violence could lead to a postponement.
The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.
NPR's Peter Kenyon has the latest from Taksim Square in Istanbul where Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed on Tuesday.
Linda Wertheimer has business news.
Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.
NPR's Steven Henn reports on the reaction from those in the security sector to claims made by Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, about his ability to access private phone conversations and email. Some in the industry dispute the range of activities he says analysts are able to do.