NPR's Anthony Kuhn has lived in and covered Asia for the past two decades. These days, he is recovering from an intense recent assignment covering Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. You can ask him anything today at noon over at Reddit.
A pet reindeer in a pickup truck — taken in Nome, Alaska. The reindeer's name: Velvet Eyes.
Few people have homes where smart appliances talk to each other. A group of companies hopes to develop a "common language" of software to change that. And the firms hope an open standard will address potential security and privacy issues that are bound to arise.
The government has also pledged to take action to avoid a repeat of what happened this week at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The man who was on stage to do sign language interpretation made only meaningless gestures, say members of the nation's deaf community.