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Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? One author says they already can -- and rather than fearing the predictive powers of big data, we should embrace them. Tech Tuesday explores both the potential and the consequences of mining data to change the way we live and work.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 20, 2015

You can hear music from Brazil this week at two Bossa Nova concerts.

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.

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Morale Is Low Among Government Workers, But What Can Be Done?

Lawmakers are awaiting the results of a Government Accountability Office on low morale across federal agencies. But can Congress help fix a problem they played a large part in creating?

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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