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The poobahs of Pyongyang decide that internet access isn't a good idea after all. Still, subscribers are growing.
April 30, 2013 5:05am |
Whether controlled by one fingerprint or thousands, new gun designs may prove revolutionary for gun control legislation.
32 | April 30, 2013 4:47am |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
From the FCC's first-ever gigabit workshop, here are five recommendations from experts about how to build a gigabit network anywhere.
6 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Fresh-faced grads and young professionals are bypassing Wall Street for a chance to work at a tech startup.
April 29, 2013 8:37am |
An array of food startups are seeing growing investment from Silicon Valley VC firms.
April 29, 2013 5:45am |
BARCELONA -- The Madrid-based IOU Project joined 10 changing-the-world start-ups in the Unreasonable at Sea program, which is giving a new meaning to the phenomenon 'EntrepreneurShip.'
April 29, 2013 3:04am |
Linda Stone, who spent 16 years as an executive at Apple and Microsoft, talks about the effect technology has on our health and productivity.
15 | April 26, 2013 3:00am |
A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |
Sandia Labs has decided not to patent the formula for this nonexplosive fertilizer, making it freely available in hopes of saving lives.
24 | April 25, 2013 6:49pm |
HONG KONG -- Alarming at the time, the deadly virus left the Hong Kong public with cleaner habits and greater preparedness for future outbreaks.
1 | April 25, 2013 3:00am |
Honeywell is going high end with its new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and is tapping its formidable sales and distribution channels to turn up the heat on its competition.
1 | April 24, 2013 8:37pm |
Nest Labs has partnered with several utilities to take the intelligence embedded in its learning thermostat beyond the home and onto the grid.
1 | April 23, 2013 2:29pm |
Terrestrial Energy's safe, liquid reactor could be ready in eight years.
10 | April 23, 2013 4:55am |
Will the streaming service become the next HBO?
5 | April 23, 2013 4:42am |
The U.S. economy is getting better, so why aren't people driving more?
16 | April 23, 2013 4:00am |
With MustHaveMenus, restaurant owners can update and share information with potential diners far more efficiently and cost-effectively.
April 23, 2013 3:00am |
Can LED technology replace voice communication underwater?
3 | April 23, 2013 12:36am |
Artificial limbs, cancer detection, music for the hearing impaired, rockets, water filtration - these are all some of the ideas that were presented today at the White House Science Fair in...
April 22, 2013 8:57pm |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |