Tech & Innovation

Emerging Mojave Desert solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell.

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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FCC approves plan to subsidize WiFi upgrades in schools, libraries

WASHINGTON — Regulators approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their WiFi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Society thinks life ends after 55 years of age, but this 82-year-old proves that it's actually just beginning

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An 82-year-old woman is getting the chance of a lifetime to have her own art exhibit. But she's just one of many older workers stepping into the workforce. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Hope comes from the most unexpected places for these minimum wage workers

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A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society? Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses

In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn’t think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Why a positive emoji is a popular emoji

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Emojis are sensationally possible and continue to enter into the stream of American pop culture. But where did they come from? And why are they so popular? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Movement pro Terry Notary transforms actors into apes on film

Terry Notary is Hollywood's human shape-shifter. In a blink, he can become an elf, an ape or almost any other moving creature. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Why Facebook has been experimenting on you behind your back

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Details emerged Monday about an experiment Facebook conducted on its users without their knowledge and what that means for the future of the social network. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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A chip on the old card: Americans will soon see a new patch of technology on their familiar charge cards

Stores in North Jersey and around the country are gearing up for the next generation of credit cards, and consumers can expect to see changes in checkout aisles and in their wallets in coming months. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Google Glass taking fans closer to the action

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Google shows off Android Auto, wearables

Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday the agency will not share with Congress additional details about its lost emails related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Soccer interactions dwarf other events on Facebook

A total of 141 million people have commented about, "liked" or shared posts on Facebook about the World Cup, the company said Friday. There have been 459 million different interactions on it. Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform for New York Times and Washington Post

The New York Times and The Washington Post announced Thursday that they had teamed up with Mozilla to develop a new platform that will allow them to better manage their readers’ online... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Chelsea Handler heading to Netflix with talk show

Netflix is expanding its empire of original content with a talk show to be hosted by Chelsea Handler. Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Review: World Cup watching easier, less fun

World Cup games typically don't line up well with the North American workweek, often taking place when you should be in bed or at work. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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DreamWorks mixing faves, newbies in YouTube debut

When AwesomenessTV launched as a YouTube channel two years ago, it was a bet by veteran TV and movie producer Brian Robbins on the ability of teen and tween audiences to find videos they love to... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Cutting down: What being a minimalist is all about

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Minimalists may not want a lot of things, but the minimalist culture is growing to new heights. Read more »

June 14, 2014

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