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'JRR Token' is a punny name for a cryptocurrency, but Tolkien's estate is not humored

The estate of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien has successfully blocked a cryptocurrency called "JRR Token."

McDonald's ice cream machines seem to always be broken

Want to know why the ice cream machine always seems to be broken at McDonald's? NPR's Kelsey...

For wellness community, social media often a conduit for misinformation

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Derek Beres, co-host of the podcast Conspirituality, about vaccine misinformation in...

5 decades ago, Intel unveiled the first commercially available microprocessor

As NPR marks its 50th anniversary, we look back at an innovation that also changed the world...

Neopets, an online game popular in the 2000s, is having a resurgence

The virtual reality game, Neopets, which boomed in the 2000s, has had a resurgence. Danielle Kurtzleben explores...

A 14-year-old boy devises a computer program to make apps run faster

The program calculates anti-prime numbers used in everyday software. His discoveries won him top prize in the...

Facebook changes its corporate name to Meta

NPR's A Martínez talks to Alex Heath, a reporter for The Verge, about Facebook announcing a...

What does the future of driverless cars look like?

Amazon's autonomous vehicle unit, Zoox, announced plans to test-drive "robotaxis" in downtown Seattle. NPR's David Folkenflik...