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Hackers hit U.S. Department of Energy

During a cyberattack on the agency's computers and servers, the personal data of employees and contractors is stolen, but, reportedly, no classified data is leaked.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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U.S. State Department latest to crack down on 3D-printed guns

The State Department demands that Defense Distributed, which has created a series of 3D files used to print firearms, take down the files because they could violate export restrictions.

By May. 9, 2013

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China Labor Watch chastises factory making 'cheap' iPhone

The workplace watchdog takes Apple and its supplier to task for violations at a Chinese factory that apparently is producing the casing for Apple's new "cheap" iPhone.

By Sep. 5, 2013

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LG Envoy II (U.S. Cellular)

With its low-end specs and mediocre camera, the Envoy II isn't worth buying -- especially since the Samsung Chrono 2 comes in at a cheaper contract price.

By Jun. 14, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Jun. 14, 2013

MSRP: $159.99

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Head of unofficial Apple retail labor union departs

The founder of a union for Apple's retail employees is leaving the company after deciding to pursue other options.

By Apr. 8, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G (U.S. Cellular)

A slower processor, older Android OS, and uneven camera keep the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G and its very good slide-out keyboard from reaching their highest potential.

By Oct. 1, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Oct. 1, 2012

MSRP: $179.00

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ZTE Imperial (U.S. Cellular)

If you’re an existing 4G LTE U.S. Cellular customer, the ZTE Imperial is an excellent and cheap phone -- but new subscribers should explore all options and promotions.

By Jul. 29, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Jul. 29, 2013

MSRP: $299.99

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Samsung accused of labor violations in China

New York-based labor group China Labor Watch says that "serious labor abuses" have been found at Samsung's factories in China.

By Sep. 5, 2012

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Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories have begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go.

By Dec. 26, 2012

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State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control winners

The State Department sought submissions from the public on how to use modern technology to help solve some of the world's most pressing arms control and international security problems.

By Mar. 4, 2013