Google has created a new priority inbox system for its Gmail service. The new system sorts through your messages and puts the important ones in a separate box called Important. hide caption

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77-year-old Suzette D'Hooghe works on her laptop computer during a computer class in Des Plaines, Ill., in 2003. Increasing numbers of people older than 50 are turning to social networking to share updates and connect with family and friends. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Peace Corps volunteers cheer as President Obama speaks at the airport in Accra, Ghana, in July 2009. Staying connected to friends and family back home is easier for volunteers these days, thanks to technology. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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A screenshot of Egyptian riot police, taken from a video about protests on the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights' YouTube channel. EIPR/YouTube hide caption

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A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 30 percent of people under 45 said the use of devices like smart phones and personal computers has made it harder to concentrate. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Andrew Lowenthal (left) receives his $50 gift card from Red Velvet Cupcakery employee Lauren Knight at the company's store in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 customers purchased the cards for $25 through a deal with LivingSocial. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Philip Rosedale created the virtual world of "Second Life" based on the "Metaverse" of Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel Snow Crash. AFP/AFP hide caption

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