Joystick advances independent voting
A voting joystick created at Michigan State University could eventually enable people with dexterity impairments, senior citizens and others to exercise their right to cast ballots independently.
Boston Scientific to cut up to 1,500 jobs
Boston Scientific Corp. plans to shed as many as 1,500 jobs worldwide, or 6 percent of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs.
Mexicans create bracelet for geriatric surveillance
Researchers have lead a project to build the first medical surveillance bracelet for senior citizens.
Low-income Georgia residents now will pay $5 a month for Lifeline phones
Georgia on Tuesday became the first state to charge low-income residents for what is now free cellphone service aimed at assuring the poor have access to basic communications.
Warner Music turns to YouTube tastemakers
To promote its new song from platinum-selling country music artist Hunter Hayes and Grammy winner Jason Mraz on Tuesday, Warner Music Group didn't book its stars on "Good Morning America" or "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes
BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.
Apple exec hopes to get iTunes Radio international
Top Apple executive Eddy Cue says he's "very pleased" with the initial rollout of iTunes Radio and hopes to have it running internationally as soon as possible.
Toward understanding the dangers of the fake marijuana called 'Spice' or 'K2'
The harmful effects of increasingly popular designer cannabis products called "Spice" or "K2" have puzzled scientists for years, but now a group of researchers is reporting progress toward understanding what ...
The intoxication of power
Why are so many companies brought down by an excess of self-confidence, and rash decision-making by out-of-control egos at the top? A Cambridge conference aims to explain why power corrupts, and whether corporate ...
Partners across Rhode Island launch shared research resources website
Academic and medical institutions from around Rhode Island today unveiled CoresRI.org, a Web directory of publicly shared core science facilities and services that officials said could accelerate research ...
Technip to lay world's deepest gas pipeline in Gulf of Mexico
French firm Technip will lay the world's deepest gas pipeline for energy giant Shell in the US Gulf of Mexico, the oil services company said in a statement on Friday.
Toyota exec: Camry will stay as US top-selling car (Update)
Toyota will not relinquish the Camry's spot as America's most popular car this year, a top executive told industry analysts on Tuesday.
Yahoo buying binge continues with Rockmelt deal
Yahoo on Friday said it bought social web-browsing startup Rockmelt, extending a buying spree started shortly after Marissa Mayer became chief last year.
Speculation about new Apple products kicks into overdrive
For Apple Inc. fans and investors, the future can't get here fast enough. Chatter about what revolutionary products the company has cooking in its laboratories is incessant and often overblown. But anticipation ...