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Instacart offers some contractors part-time employment

The grocery delivery startup is making the change as fellow on-demand service Uber faces regulatory scrutiny for not classifying its drivers as employees.

By June 22, 2015


Microsoft's female workforce shrank 2 percent last year

The company's diversity efforts suffer a setback due to cuts at overseas factories where a high percentage of women held jobs.

By November 23, 2015


Tin Man Games: Re-creating Fighting Fantasy books for the digital age

Indie studio Tin Man Games has redefined adventure gamebooks for the digital age. Its upcoming title, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, goes right back to the genre's roots.

By November 11, 2015


What it's like to ride in a $1,000,000 autonomous Nissan Leaf

Nissan says it will sell a self-driving car by 2020, so I hopped in a prototype and went out to play in Tokyo traffic.

By November 2, 2015


Amazing shot of pollen-covered honeybee eye wins Nikon competition

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition lets us see the world up close. This year's winner turned his lens on the eye of a honeybee.

By October 17, 2015


How next year's wireless auction could give T-Mobile a shot in the arm

Smaller carriers may opt out of an auction of valuable wireless spectrum. That could give T-Mobile a better chance to scoop up spectrum and become a more potent rival to AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

By October 15, 2015


Will robots run the restaurant of the future?

RoboHow has trained robots to make pancakes and pizza. Now they've trained a robotic maitre d'hotel to take an order and relay it to the robotic chefs.

By October 12, 2015


This robot could one day work aboard the ISS

A robot being developed for manipulation tasks has demonstrated its ability to perform a complex job in a mock International Space Station scenario.

By October 12, 2015


Will you heart Facebook's new emojis?

The Like button, with its thumbs-up icon, has long been a staple of the world's largest social network. Now Facebook is adding six more symbols to help us express ourselves.

By October 11, 2015


Sprint likely to lay off workers as it seeks to cut up to $2.5B in costs

The wireless carrier is looking to slash expenses to make sure its business is sustainable for the long term. It says some jobs will probably be affected.

By October 2, 2015