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What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka

Using $100 worth of off-the-shelf electronics and sprays of alcohol, scientists sent the message 'O, Canada' a few meters across open space before it was decoded by a receiver.

By December 20, 2013


Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

A boring summer for tech is about to get a lot more exciting. Here's what to expect.

By July 21, 2013


Chime.in: Do we need another social network?

Meet a new network that's less about socializing with people and more about sharing what you know--and maybe making some money along the way.

By October 18, 2011


EU poised to approve Oracle-Sun deal

Though regulators have until late January to make their decision, sources close to both companies say they expect approval this week.

By January 18, 2010


AMD extends deadline for Abu Dhabi spin-off vote

After failing to get a quorum, Advanced Micro Devices extends the deadline to next week for shareholders to vote on the proposed spin-off of its manufacturing business.

By February 11, 2009


The need for a standard cloud taxonomy

Various vendors have made the term cloud computing almost meaningless, and an overall taxonomy for the technology and market--required for interoperability--is sorely lacking.

By January 27, 2009


Foundry postpones vote on Brocade merger, shareholder votes come up short

Foundry Networks adjourns shareholder vote on Brocade merger until Wednesday, after failing to get enough investors to sign off on the deal on the first attempt.

By October 24, 2008


Republican proposes legal shield for political bloggers

Texas congressman fears rules making political blogging exempt from campaign-finance laws could be changed and wants Congress to enshrine a legal shield in federal law.

By April 4, 2008


'Freakonomics' moves to prime time

NYTimes.com exclusively hosts 'Freakonomics' with Mark Cuban, Jim Cramer as quorum and Q&A guests to the social economics blog

By August 9, 2007