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How Much Productivity Is Lost on the Job to Sites Like Facebook?

If you spend any of your work hours checking sites like Facebook, you aren’t alone. A new study says more than half of employees do just that when they should be working instead.

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Printer And Typesetter
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Encyclopedia Britannica Closes The Book On Hard Copy Version

The day of the birth of the first person to live and eventually die without ever opening a real book got a little closer today.  The venerable, dependable and well vetted Encyclopedia Britannica has announced their 2010 edition will be its last in print.

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Smithsonian Previews New Exhibit Of Objects From Sites Of 9/11 Terror Attacks
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You Changed Your Clocks But Did You Find Time For The Other Seasonal Duties?

Congratulations for either surviving or completely forgetting the spring forward time change this weekend.  Now that you've got the time, have you taken some to square away those other pesky things you should do twice a year?

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Barnes And Noble Unveils Their E-Book Reader The Nook
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Justice Department May Free You From The Oppression Of Overpriced E-books

There is so much injustice these days you've got to believe the government just hasn't had time to get around to the particular injustice affecting you.  Unless that injustice is exorbitant e-book prices.  Then Uncle Sam has your back.

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Heart Hospital Uses Technology To Reduce Errors
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Daylight Saving Time Could Kill You This Weekend

This weekend marks the blessed time.  Time to change the time.  Time to spring forward and go forth through another season of renewal.  And it could kill you!

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Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight
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San Antonio Hits International Space Station With Laser Pointer

Laser pointers are a lot of fun, provided you don't point it in an eye or try to hit a overflying airplane.  But hitting the International Space Station is 100% OK, provided you communicate your intentions to an astronaut.

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Ear Trumpet
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Ingestion Of Button Batteries A Powerful Problem

Button batteries have become fairly ubiquitous.  They're in everything from bathroom scales to hearing aids, car remotes to singing cards.  And lately they've been ending up in children's stomachs.

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Cell Phone Jammers May Be Useful But They Are Illegal

Using a portable cell phone jammer is against Federal law.  Talking loudly on your cell phone should be against the law too.

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Large Solar Flare Expected To Affect Earth
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There’s A 1-In-8 Chance You Need To Be Doomsday Prepped By 2020

Maybe all those crazy and eccentric Doomsday Preppers on NatGeo are on to something.  Scientist say there's a 1-in-8 chance earth will sustain a catastrophic solar megastorm by 2020.  Thankfully these events are rare.

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Google Nears 10th Anniversary
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Calling All Hackers! Google Offering $1 Million Dollar Bounty For Internet Browser Hacks

Google is so confident their Chrome browser is safe from your hacking attack they are offering up to $1 million dollars for anyone able to hack it.  They've got cash prizes for Mozilla.  And yes you can pick on Internet Explorer for cash too but there really is no fun shooting fish in a barrel.

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