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New and Noteworthy: "Stealth inflation": Tacking on extra charges

New and Noteworthy: "Stealth inflation": Tacking on extra charges

By Dec. 8, 2003


Will salary inflation curb offshoring?

Asia's booming economy is raising an interesting question for U.S. companies: As businesses in that part of the world raise salaries to reflect their prosperity, will the region become less attractive for offshore outsourcing?

By Oct. 13, 2005


See physicist surprised by news his Big Bang theory was right

Stanford Professor Andrei Linde gets a little choked up when a colleague delivers the news that his theory of cosmic inflation has been verified by the observation of primordial gravitational waves.

By Mar. 18, 2014


Inflation: Why you're not getting a raise this year

Inflation doesn't happen in a vacuum. It's a consequence of the Federal Reserve "printing" scads of money through tactics like keeping short-term interest rates artificially low. In the beginning, this creates some welcome effects, such as "rising" home v

By Apr. 11, 2005


Snore-activated pillow gives loud snoozers a nudge

This snore-activated nudging pillow won't sleep on the job. It detects vibrations from snoring and prods the sleeper into changing positions.

By Feb. 13, 2014


This Volvo concept makes child car seats super-portable

Bulky car seats for babies and young children may one day be replaced with inflatable versions that squish down for portability.

By Apr. 11, 2014


Is Venezuela blocking the Internet amid violence?

As lethal protests wrack the country, the government becomes more heavy-handed with censorship.

By Feb. 20, 2014


Google revs Chrome for Android with new beta release

The Chrome 25 beta for Android adds several features, but perhaps the most important is that it doesn't lag the PC version of the browser nearly as much.

By Jan. 11, 2013


Samsung 12.2-inch mega-tablet coming soon, says report

The Korean company is taking its successful screen-increasing phone strategy and applying it to slates, according to a report, by making a 12.2-inch tablet.

By Nov. 4, 2013


Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By Mar. 17, 2014