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Seeking A 'Field Of Dreams' For A Rising Drone Industry

Drone developers in upstate New York and other regions are striving to be named official testing sites for drones as the FAA creates regulations for their use. They hope to emerge as the Silicon Valleys of unmanned aerial systems, attracting billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
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Technology Upends Another Industry: Homebuilding

A Maryland building firm automated its home design process, and now it's looking to use another company to assemble houses on-site from parts. The firm has half as many workers as before the recession.
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Weapons Made With 3-D Printers Could Complicate Gun Control Laws

As digital technology continues to transform the way objects are manufactured, it's becoming more possible to produce an entire firearm at home. Amateur gunsmiths are now sharing the digital blueprints for making key parts of a gun online on a 3-D printer and one member of Congress has expressed concern about the implications of 3-D printed guns at airports and other public spaces.
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To Become 'One Yahoo,' Tech Company Bans Telecommuting

Audie Cornish talks with Laura Sydell about Yahoo's recent decision to end telecommuting.
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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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