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Beer wear: Dress made from bacterial-fermented brew

Bacteria, beer and a fermentation process come together to create a fashionable dress made from a new kind of fabric.

By March 26, 2015


Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

commentary Purging mass media of hurtful opinions would deny everyone important knowledge. Simply put, says author Greg Lukianoff, it's far better to know that there are bigots among us than to pretend all is well.

By April 7, 2013


What an anti-Google antitrust case by the FTC may look like

Washington, D.C., lawyer paid by Google's competitors says carving the Mountain View search company into multiple parts isn't "necessarily what's called for here," but might end up happening.

By October 25, 2012


Wear Repair: Anti-aging undies cover you with copper

America's obsession with youth gets another boost with the introduction of Wear Repair shapewear and its claim to copper-powered anti-aging effects.

By May 9, 2012


Will Apple's game plan beat the trustbusters?

The challenge for Apple's attorneys is presenting a different picture of the e-book market than the one offered by the Department of Justice, experts say.

By April 14, 2012


Teacher's aide refuses to share Facebook access, is suspended

School authorities insisted that Kimberly Hester open up her Facebook account following complaints over a picture she posted. Now she's fighting for her job and her rights.

By April 2, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1259: No, YOUR mom plays FarmVille (podcast)

Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, FarmVille is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that FarmVille people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.

By June 29, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1257: Don't hold it that way (that's what Steve said) (podcast)

Turns out the iPhone grip of death is simply a "fact of life" with all wireless phones. If holding your phone makes your iPhone 4 signal drop dramatically, Apple would like you to know you should either hold it a different way or buy a case. From them. That sounds logical, right? Right. No, thanks. Also, introducing Rafe's new side project, oneleggedgoat.xxx. Enjoy.

By June 25, 2010


Financial Times checks in with the kids in Foursquare deal

The Financial Times is hanging out with Foursquare, the location-based recommendation community game thingy polluting Twitter and Facebook feeds near you now

By April 13, 2010


Reasons to care about Viacom v. Google (FAQ)

It may sound like two big companies fighting over who gets what. But there's plenty at stake in this court fight for other content creators and Web site operators.

By March 19, 2010