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What jobs will the robots take?

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Atlantic: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in a few decades, but which half?

 

New York 'mobster' charged in 'Goodfellas' cash robbery

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

BBC: Vincent Asaro has been charged with stealing $5 million from the JFK airport in 1978.

 

Fastest ever broadband speeds pass test

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BBC: Speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved during a test in London.

 

The decline of the American book lover

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Atlantic: Nearly a quarter of American adults have not read a single book in the past year.

 

College diversity is expensive

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Atlantic: President Obama has called on colleges to increase low-income student enrollment, but for elite schools, committing to financial-aid students will lead to budget cuts and decreased revenue.

 

Google testing 'smart contact lens'

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BBC: Google is testing a "smart contact lens" that will measure glucose levels in tears.

 

Americans don't know how much they sleep

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Atlantic: Two surveys report different average sleep times for Americans and the number of U.S. insomnia diagnoses is more than five million.

 

Obama to end NSA data-hoarding

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Friday, January 17, 2014

BBC: President Barack Obama will order the National Security Agency to stop collecting data from Americans' phones.

 

Apple to refund $32.5M to parents

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

BBC: The California company will refund parents whose children made in-app purchases without consent.

 

Poverty is literally making people sick

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Atlantic: People with low incomes are 27% more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia.

 

NSA could access offline computers

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BBC: The U.S. National Security Agency could have used "secret technology" to transmit data from computers not connected to the Internet.

 

Income influences how women view marriage

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Atlantic: Statistics show that low-income women often face economic challenges if they choose to stay single.

 

December consumer spending rose

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reuters: U.S. consumer spending in December rose more than expected.

 
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