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Six Million Dollar Plant: Scientists grow cyborg roses

A team of researchers has created living rose plants with electronic circuits threaded through their veins.

By November 22, 2015


Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Android TV

Fed up with your dumb "Smart TV?" Tired of waiting for your console to boot up just so you can watch Netflix? Lookng for a cheap tech gift? There are plenty of reasons to get a new dedicated video streamer. We'll help you choose one.

By November 5, 2015


Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.

By September 8, 2015


New rules require feds to get warrant for cell phone surveillance

Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.

By September 3, 2015


US senator wants feds to investigate Apple over music streaming

Al Franken is particularly concerned about whether Apple has stymied competition in the music-streaming business by controlling its own application marketplace.

By July 23, 2015


Fed personnel chief mum on number of employees hit by data breaches

In a Wednesday hearing, members of a congressional committee press OPM director Katherine Archuleta for numbers and details on hacks affecting federal workers.

By June 24, 2015


Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.

By June 18, 2015


Feds take steps to bring broadband to low-income households

The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.

By June 18, 2015


Feds to cable industry: Embrace broadband competition, or else

Speaking at the cable industry's annual convention, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable operators to expect policies that promote broadband competition.

By May 6, 2015


Shock rock: Machine uncovers honking 1,111-carat diamond

A specialized sorting machine that uses X-ray technology sniffs out one of the largest diamonds ever discovered.

By November 19, 2015