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Big Data creates big industry for storing data

Apr 4, 2013
Every purchase, online web search and even cellphone call generates data that companies hope to use to boost sales. But storing all that data is becoming a big expense, and it has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.
Posted In: data storage, technology, Amazon, ebay, Google

When cars themselves are backseat drivers

Mar 18, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the downsides of increasingly intelligent car technology.
Posted In: Auto, technology, driving, cars

Getting thin with a little help from friends

Jan 9, 2013
Dieters are taking fitness-tracking devices to a new level. They are creating virtual support groups by posting their "body data" on social media networks.
Posted In: fitness, weight loss, technology, social network, Facebook

The TV of the future?

Jan 3, 2013
At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, TV-makers are expected to unveil technologically enhanced sets. But is the TV of the future here?
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, future, technology, Smart TV

What to expect from tech in 2013

Dec 27, 2012
Marketplace's technology reporter Queena Kim tells us what we can look forward to in the tech sector in 2013, from ongoing tablet wars to more privacy regulations.
Posted In: 2013, technology, privacy, mobile

Carmakers developing hi-tech sensors for drivers

Dec 21, 2012
Honk if your palms are sweaty! Carmakers are heading down the road toward biometric technology.
Posted In: car, technology, biometric

The importance of technology during natural disasters

Dec 14, 2012
On Monday, Congress takes up a $60 billion recovery package for areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. When the lights went out and the floodwaters moved in, people needed food and sandbags, sure -- but they also needed information and connectivity.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, technology, natural disasters

Nissan to try unconventional steering

Oct 18, 2012
Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics.
Posted In: automobile, technology, Nissan

Is technology to blame for chronic unemployment?

Oct 10, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Posted In: Jobs, technology, Unemployment

Using radio frequency identification tags to track school kids

Sep 10, 2012
Some schools are testing out RFID tags as a way to keep track of kids and bring in extra money.
Posted In: RFID, technology, privacy, robots

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