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Amazon workers reject proposal to form first US union

The retail giant will not be seeing its first established union in the United States.

By Jan. 15, 2014


New technology beams power over sound waves

Start-up uBeam shows off a compelling tech demo at the D9 conference.

By Jun. 3, 2011


Won't buy Apple products anymore? Then don't stop there

In the wake of some calls for an Apple boycott, it's worth noting that human-intensive mass production has faced problems with abysmal working conditions in just about every major industrial economy.

By Jan. 29, 2012


Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

By Nov. 20, 2012


How smoking can ruin your Mac

According to a report, AppleCare warranties can be voided if Apple deems the damage was caused by secondhand smoke. Appeals to Steve Jobs have, apparently, not succeeded.

By Nov. 20, 2009


Real gamers choose sparkly peripherals

Creative's gaming mouse.

By Nov. 3, 2006


Amazon Web service's European vocation

Amazon is making EC2 available in two new EU-based availability zones, giving the cloud community its first "regulation compliant" infrastructure. What does it mean to the future of cloud computing and the law?

By Dec. 10, 2008


WhiteHouse.gov now runs Drupal. What took it so long?

Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.

By Oct. 26, 2009


Warning: Dan Rather may be unsafe

Glaskowsky analyzes the engineering claims made against Boeing's 787 on the HDNet TV series "Dan Rather Reports."

By Sep. 28, 2007