The New York Times headquarters building in New York City. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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The headquarters of Menlo Innovations, a software design firm in Ann Arbor, Mich. At Menlo, there are no cubicles, few walls and no offices. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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An anti-NSA protester in Washington, DC. Steve Rhodes/Flickr hide caption

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Glenn Greenwald is the blogger and journalist who broke the story about widespread surveillance by the National Security Agency. His partner, David Miranda, was detained at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week. Sergio Moraes/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Uji shower head will be available for sale in early 2014. Its light turns from green to red as the shower progresses. Courtesy of Brett Andler hide caption

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BlackBerry smartphones on a table during a "BlackBerry Brunch" in June in Berlin. Timur Emek/Getty Images hide caption

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A rendering of the proposed Hyperloop's passenger transport capsule. Courtesy of Elon Musk hide caption

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