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Explaining net neutrality to my dad

It’s late Saturday night after an awesome day in Las Vegas with my dad. We are doing our annual father-son weekend, where we head out on Friday somewhere he wants to go and return Sunday afternoon. Don’t ask me why we ended up in Vegas – it’s a mystery to both of us, but we are having fun.<p>Today we …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Video games can be good for you, new research says

Imagine a hardcore video game fanatic, and the picture you summon probably won't resemble Roman Rivera.<p>He grew up captivated by games from "Pokemon" to "Call of Duty," and evaded his mom's screen time limits by covertly playing his Game Boy after lights out. Now that he's 21, he spends up to four …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Confused by new no-contract plans? You're not alone

Wireless contracts and device subsidies will soon go the way of the dinosaur. CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how to navigate the changing mobile landscape.<p>The wireless industry is in the midst of massive change as carriers kill service contracts and eliminate device subsidies.<p>Most of these …

Mobile

Hong Kong Activists Stare Down 'Great Firewall of China'

Social media among Hong Kong protesters pose a “nightmare scenario” for Chinese censors, experts say, while apps meant to evade a further electronic clampdown in the city have surged in popularity.<p>The Communist Party has blocked access to the photo-sharing service Instagram in mainland China as …

Hong Kong

A Developer Created A Brilliantly Innovative New Way To Use The iPhone's Widgets, But Apple Killed It

Apple removed an app called Launcher from the App Store late Friday night, and the circumstances surrounding the app's removal have left its creator scratching his head.<p>Launcher was originally designed to help save its users time by creating one-tap shortcuts to popular actions on your iPhone that …

Apps