Redbox pulls plug on online streaming
Redbox and Verizon Communications plan to shut down their unprofitable online competitor to Netflix on Tuesday night.
California becomes first US state to ban plastic bags
California became the first US state Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags, as Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law.
Convenience of technology comes at a cost
As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...
Your Web product, in a locker near you
Online retailers Walmart.com and Amazon.com are looking to extend their reach by putting delivery lockers in drugstores and convenience stores, and in chain stores like Staples, to meet customers' demands for faster access ...
New tool promises private photo-sharing—even using Facebook and Flickr
In the next five minutes, roughly a half-million photos will be shared online. Embarrassing or not, many are only intended for a certain audience—family, or friends maybe—not the whole world. And yet, relatively few will ...
ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell
Smaller genome, greater applications
Bacteria are often the ideal machines in industry. The inputs they require are cheap substances such as amino acids and sugar, and their outputs are valuable products such as bioplastics.
New surveillance camera can search 36 million faces for matches in one second
Beach replenishment a tough issue in Florida
(AP) -- The St. Joseph Peninsula is picture-perfect Florida: 17 miles of sugar sand beach interrupted by a few clusters of homes, each with a million-dollar view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments
(AP) -- After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.
Verizon Wireless to charge $2 for one-time payment (Update)
Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.
Forests under threat from exotic earthworm invasion
It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet. A recent study by Dara Seidl and Peter Klepeis of Colgate University in New York traces the ways ...
Redbox's golden opportunity: higher Netflix prices
(AP) -- Netflix is giving Redbox a golden opportunity to gain some ground.
Retailers cater to shoppers demanding convenience
Want to pick up some steak for dinner along with a cute pair of shoes and a new flat-screen TV? Growing consumer demand for convenience is the driving force behind changes to the grocery retailing sector over ...