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Kevlar finds a new use: Protecting tractors from cornstalks

Aug 1, 2012
The stalks of genetically modified corn are tough, so tough that they're puncturing tractor tires. Farmers are fighting back.
Posted In: farms, GMOS, kevlar, technology

Mobile technology big at the London Olympics

Jul 26, 2012
The Olympic Games get under way tomorrow. There's a big technology and social media push this year.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London Olympics, technology

Taxing the use of Internet Explorer 7

Jun 22, 2012
Do you constantly ignore that pop up message telling you to update your web browser? An online retailer in Australia plans to put a kind of tax on customers who shop using outdated browsers.
Posted In: Australia, technology, browsers, internet explorer

An alternative to the college degree?

Jun 8, 2012
New kinds of credentials could offer a cheaper path to a good job.
Posted In: Education, cost, technology, college

Is the airport pat-down coming to an end?

May 28, 2012
Maybe in the distant future. The Department of Homeland Security wants technology companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
Posted In: airports, Homeland Security, technology

Why Facebook's IPO was slightly delayed

May 21, 2012
Facebook's first investors didn't lose their shirts. The company's stock is trading right where it started on Friday: 38 bucks a share. But the initial public offering didn't go exactly as planned. The start was delayed; computer systems locked up; and NASDAQ executives are promising to fix the problems.
Posted In: technology, Facebook, IPO

Innovation funding gets the ax

May 18, 2012
The Technology Innovation Program helped fund a lot of innovations, but now the program has been eliminated.
Posted In: technology, innovation

At Lulu's: No Wi-Fi for you!

May 18, 2012
Lulu DeCarrone was tired of laptoppers turning her New Haven coffee shop into a silent crypt, so she cut them off. And business has never been better.
Posted In: coffee, wifi, Small Business, technology

An app too far?

May 18, 2012
Apple's new Apple Store self-checkout app has Wired.com columnist Lore Sjoberg worried.
Posted In: apple, apps, spending, technology, smart phones

Resisting the iPhone, at all costs

Apr 27, 2012
Commentator Tim Bedore's 14-year-old daughter is lobbying ferociously for an iPhone.
Posted In: iPhone, family finances, technology

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