With instant messages buzzing, emails pinging and texts ringing, how can employers increase productivity in the workplace? Software companies are tackling the problem, tracking employees' computer time to find ways to improve their efficiency. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When It Comes To Productivity, Technology Can Hurt And Help

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Paul Applewhite of Applewhite Aero isn't allowed to fly this 3-pound Styrofoam plane. That's because he has added circuitry to make it autonomous — it can find its way to specified coordinates — which means it's an unmanned aerial vehicle requiring a special testing permit. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

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'Sleep Machine' An Ambient Noise App For Your Nap

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Medal of Honor's authentic action is a selling point for its publisher, Electronic Arts. Courtesy of Electronic Arts hide caption

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A Real-World Connection Between Video Games And Guns

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Can Schools Exist In The Cloud?

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Residents of the East Village in New York City look for cellphone reception Nov. 1 after Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and some cell towers. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability

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Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. U.S. Army hide caption

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Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers

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A phonorecord by Alexander Graham Bell, one of the Smithsonian's trove of recordings left there by the inventor of the telephone. Richard Strauss/Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Via AP hide caption

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First He Invented The Phone. Then, Bell Left A Voice Message

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A Lot Of Beans: A charity auction of a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has garnered bids topping $600,000. In this file photo, a pot of beans sits in a Starbucks store. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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James Webb Space Telescope Wings It

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