Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk
Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately.
Anthropologist Susan Silbey illuminates path to commonsense regulation
Regulations control virtually every aspect of American life, including food production, workplace safety, automotive emissions, and home construction. Yet, within the political arena, the critical dividing line is typically ...
Enforcing food quality and safety standards in Brazil
The globalization of production in the food and beverage sectors has brought increasingly stringent product quality and safety regulations, with sometimes Darwinian results. Leading firms in the international production line ...
Review: 'Mega' phone is huge, with limited appeal
Please turn off all electronic devices, the flight crew instructs as we approach Los Angeles. With a small phone, I might have gotten away with ignoring safety regulations. Samsung's new Galaxy Mega phone ...
EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys
Childrens' toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said.
Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told (Update)
Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel ...
Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns
(AP)—Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
FCC: Fresh fuel critical for storm-hit cell towers
(AP)—Federal regulators say wireless networks are inching back into operation in areas hit by Sandy, as carriers struggle to replenish diesel tanks at backup generators.
FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy
(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...
A third of US public fears police use of drones
More than a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to spy on U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals at home, according to an Associated Press-National ...
Brussels unhappy with Europe nuclear stress tests
The EU's energy chief Thursday deemed an almost year-long study on nuclear plant safety in Europe as short on detail and numbers and demanded further work before publication of the critical report.
Fan power may lead to ban on F1 new 'stepped noses'
Fan power may lead to a ban on the ugly new "stepped noses" on this year's Formula One cars, the sport's ruling body has conceded.
Robotics: Safety without protective barriers
The modern working world is no longer conceivable without robots. They assist humans in manufacturing, laboratories or medicine. In the future, a new projection and camera-based system will prevent collisions ...
LightSquared gets extension for GPS test results
Federal regulators have granted a Virginia company called LightSquared a two-week extension to report on recent tests that aimed to determine whether its proposed high-speed wireless broadband network would cripple GPS systems ...