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New spending bill puts the brakes on Bulbageddon

A single paragraph in the 1,582-page document provides a glimmer of hope -- or perhaps a stay of execution -- for the incandescent light bulb.

By Jan. 14, 2014


What put the brakes on global warming: The Pacific Ocean?

Sea-surface temperatures may explain why climate change is not warming the planet as fast.

By Aug. 30, 2013


Bolting your food? Put on the brakes with HapiFork

Slow down, savor your food, and maybe lose a few pounds with this vibrating utensil.

By Jan. 6, 2013


Facebook's U.S. growth eases on the brakes

New data shows the rate at which U.S. users frequent the social network has markedly decreased along with users spending less time on the site.

By Jun. 11, 2012


Volvo technology brakes for animals

Automotive safety stalwart Volvo is developing an anticollision system in vehicles to avoid accidents with animals.

By Jun. 21, 2011


Bike with no brakes no prob for mini robot

Masahiko Yamaguchi's mini robot can balance itself while riding a bike just by moving the handlebars. Expect wheelies soon.

By Nov. 14, 2011


New York City puts the brakes on new Uber cab-hailing app

Taxi commission says it has not authorized any apps for summoning taxis or paying for rides for use in city cabs.

By Sep. 6, 2012


Drivers put the brakes on with thought alone

German researchers devise and test a system that reads brain activity to detect drivers' intent to hit the brakes. They say it leads to faster braking times and could help prevent collisions.

By Aug. 1, 2011


BBC puts the brakes on TomTom, 'Top Gear' partnership

After thousands of units had already hit shelves, the BBC has pulled the plug on the TomTom-"Top Gear" partnership.

By Oct. 17, 2011


Verizon: Put the brakes on broadband monitoring

The ISP itself does not engage in monitoring its customers to display relevant ads, but nevertheless suggests some guidelines on how it should be done.

By Sep. 25, 2008