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As Headphones Invade The Office, Are We Lonelier?

Headphones have become common in the workplace, allowing people to tune out their co-workers. But in many cases, those same co-workers are still communicating — online. Critics say technology is letting us hide from one another, but in one case study workers who posted on an internal company blog actually increased productivity.
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Long Before The Internet, The Linotype Sped Up The News

In 1886, Ottmar Mergenthaler invented a machine that could create an entire line of type at once. It was called the linotype and it revolutionized the way we communicate.
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Tech Look Ahead: Apple After Steve Jobs

Melissa Block looks ahead to this week's tech news with Steve Henn.
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Vintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone A Run For Its Money

In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
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Patients Crusade For Access To Their Medical Device Data

Heart implants supply doctors with data that can tell them a lot about a patient's health. But that information isn't directly available to patients. Now some patients are on a mission to get faster access to information about their hearts.

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