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Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

The decision by Yahoo to stop its remote work policy seems to fly in the face of recent trends that allow more working-from-home, not less.
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YouTube Era Creates New Metric For Billboard's 'Top 100'

Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea speaks with Silvio Pietroluongo of Billboard Magazine about the recent changes to the formula for the "Hot 100" chart. Billboard now incorporates the number of views on YouTube to determine the top songs in the country.
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Tech Like 'Google Glass' Could Outsell PCs In Five Years

Smart phones have quickly become the dominant technology of our time. But as computing processors get smaller and new flexible materials come online, it's silly to think that we are going to be tapping on flat pieces of glass forever. Some analysts believe in just five years wearable computing devices like Google's new spectacles and smart watches will outsell PCs.
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As Police Drones Take Off, Washington State Pushes Back

Unmanned aerial vehicles are starting to show up in American police departments, courtesy of grants from the Department of Homeland Security. But that's caused something of a backlash, and now some state legislatures are considering legal limits on drones to address opponents' privacy concerns.
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Contagion On The Couch: CDC App Poses Fun Disease Puzzles

Dozens of kids get sick after a seemingly innocent birthday party. Was it the homemade ice cream or an accident in the pool? A new iPad app lets you solve outbreak puzzles just like real disease detectives. It's pleasing entertainment, if not as infectious as real video games.
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Is China's Military Behind Cyberattacks on U.S.?

A new report released by an American security firm alleges the Chinese military is linked to extensive cyberattacks against American corporations and government agencies. Is China engaged in cyberwarfare? How should the Obama Administration respond to cybersecurity threats?

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