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Are computers in the classroom more helpful to students – or the companies that sell the machines? AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Taking a second look at the learn-to-code craze

Past efforts to teach American students computer skills haven't always helped workers get better-paying jobs. But spending on hardware and software for schools has certainly enriched tech companies.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving. Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com

Why Silicon Valley wants you to text and drive

Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
How much time and energy do people spend rating, reviewing and answering surveys? Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.com

Stop doing companies’ digital busywork for free

Companies may benefit when customers create content, provide feedback and do busywork once done by paid employees, but what about the customers themselves – all of us?

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