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Do we really need the iPad?

Jan 28, 2010
The new iPad by Apple is being marketed as a third device -- you buy it after you already have a computer and smartphone. But as the device can't really serve to replace either, what need does it meet? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Science

Sorting through Apple's latest i-rumors

Jan 27, 2010
As with any Apple device, the new technology Steve Jobs is set to unveil is shrouded in mystery and steeped in rumor. Marketplace's Gregory Warner sorts through the hype and tells us what we might be able to expect.
Posted In: Science

A lot of value in free government data

Jan 20, 2010
The White House has ordered that some high-value government data be made available online by the end of the month at, and Brett Neely reports with the right spin, tech heads can find a lucrative business.
Posted In: Science

Speed bump tech slowly gains approval

Jan 18, 2010
Inventor Carlos Cano has been testing his retractable "intelligent speed bump" in Mexico to the delight of slow drivers who've tried it out. But some in Mexico argue there is still a place for the traditional speed bump. Franc Contreras reports.
Posted In: Science

Text donations changing face of charity

Jan 14, 2010
The viral success of text donations to the relief effort in Haiti has helped raise over $3 million so far. Sam Eaton explores why the campaign has been so successful and potential caveats to the giving strategy.
Posted In: Charity, Science

How to be sharp in video job interviews

Jan 8, 2010
More employers are using Skype, iChat and other video conferencing technologies to screen job applicants. Mitchell Hartman talks to experts about how to make the best of a video interview.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

What's hot at the electronics show?

Jan 7, 2010
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas. Kevin Pereira from G4's "Attack of the Show" talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's getting the biggest buzz at the CES.
Posted In: Science

Space shuttle wind-down to impact jobs

Jan 7, 2010
NASA only has about five more space shuttle flights to go, and that means some 7,000 workers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida face unemployment. The state is trying to find new work for those employees. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

E.U. pushes for its own version of GPS

Jan 7, 2010
The European Commission awarded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts for companies to start working on a satellite navigation system called Galileo. But why spend all that money when there's GPS? Bill Radke talks with European correspondent Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Science

Will consumers jump into 3-D TVs?

Jan 5, 2010
ESPN is going to launch a new 3-D channel. With 3-D movies like "Avatar" busting out at the box office, will we all need new TVs and set-top boxes to watch? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science, Sports