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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

New moms will now get 16 weeks of paid leave and will also receive $500 for expenses. Mayer was criticized over the winter when she prohibited workers from telecommuting.
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Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

Tough federal aviation rules and a public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.
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When It Comes To Productivity, Technology Can Hurt And Help

With more employees working on the road and more distracting technologies in the office, some companies are creating new ways to improve efficiency. One software firm helps identify wasted time, while another makes it easier for co-workers to collaborate.
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How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

At Harvey Mudd College in California, about 40 percent of the computer science majors are women. That's far more than at any other co-ed school. And it's thanks in large part to the school's president, Maria Klawe. She has worked hard to keep women interested in computer science and empower them to succeed in the field.
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A Real-World Connection Between Video Games And Guns

Video game makers want their products to be as realistic as possible. Often, that means modeling virtual weapons on real ones, then buying permission to use real brand names. For gun makers, that brand placement is worth a lot more than the licensing fees they collect.
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'Sleep Machine' Am Ambient Noise App For Your Nap

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins reviews Sleep Machine, an app that lulls users into rest and relaxation with ambient sounds — from lapping waves on the beach to morning birds to the hum of a running dishwasher or fan.

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