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 ...
ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Proximity to convenience stores fosters child obesity
Childhood obesity is directly related to how close kids live to convenience stores, according to the preliminary findings of a major Canadian study presented at the Entretiens Jacques-Cartier in Lyon, France. The ongoing ...
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.
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.
Redbox pulls plug on online streaming
Redbox and Verizon Communications plan to shut down their unprofitable online competitor to Netflix on Tuesday night.
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 ...
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.
Exploratory Study: High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducting a neighborhood-scaled exploratory study that tested the association between the food environment, the built environment and women's body mass index (BMI) ...