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A CES dispatch from Yahoo! Tech's David Pogue

Jan 9, 2014
The former New York Times tech critic talks about CES and his new job with Yahoo! Tech.
Posted In: Yahoo, David Pogue

Inside Intel's 'confict minerals' program

Jan 9, 2014
Earlier this week, Intel announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that its chips will be produced from 'conflict-free' sources.
Posted In: Intel, conflict minerals

CES 2014: 'The year of sensors'

Jan 8, 2014
Some of the most exciting innovations at this year's CES are... sensors.
Posted In: CES, sensors

Why is the government at CES?

Jan 8, 2014
At CES in Las Vegas, the Commerce Department highlights its "Open for Business Agenda."
Posted In: Penny Pritzker, CES

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky on his cool new smartwatch

Jan 7, 2014
The Pebble Steel is a star at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: smartwatch, pebble

Where are our jetpacks and flying cars?

Jan 6, 2014
As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car.
Posted In: jetpacks

Will I get stuck in the Kitchen Aid ecosystem?

Jan 6, 2014
At the big tech CES conference in Las Vegas, many new devices will come out that will help construct the internet of things.
Posted In: internet of things

Cars get even more connected with Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Jan 6, 2014
Honda and GM will join Audi in using Android operating systems.
Posted In: cars, Google, audi, Honda, GM

Looking at the future of the TV

Jan 6, 2014
Higher definition? Interactive programming? More movies at home? We look at what's next for TV.
Posted In: television, interactive, techsplainer

Consumer Electronics Show wraps it up

Jan 11, 2013
And, contrary to reports, there's still plenty of life in the Las Vegas' annual tech extravaganza.
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show

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Did you know Doritos were born in a Disneyland dumpster? Or that the Slinky was the happy accident of a naval engineer?

At Marketplace, we’re always curious about the brains behind the products that have become synonymous with American life, so we’re starting a new series called “Brought to you by…”

As part of our Innovators project, we’ll track down the minds and muses behind the stuff you use every day and tell those stories on the radio and our website.

We’re starting with stuff that Americans buy up and bring out every summer, from sunscreen to pool noodles to popsicles.

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