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On May 28, 2014 By Lorraine Baer May 27, 2014
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the nation’s first genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law on May 8, 2014. Within a mere day, national trade organizations announced plans to sue and overturn it.
The law, which would take effect in July of 2016, requires any food available for retail sale to be [...]Continue Reading →
The Oculus Rift, at a mere two years old, has taken the gaming press by storm. The Rift is a motion-tracking, head-tracking 3D screen that you wear on your head for complete immersion. After the thoroughly terrible VR days of the 90s, maybe nobody expected VR to be a real thing [...]Continue Reading →
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Should Cause the F.A.A. to Reconsider its Policy on Satellite Tracking of Airplanes
On March 26, 2014 By Daniel Rheiner March 29, 2014
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been a source of public fascination since the plane disappeared on March 8. The media has advanced countless theories of what happened to the aircraft, ranging from mechanical problems to terrorism.
Last week, the New York Times revealed that airlines have [...]Continue Reading →
On March 24, 2014 By Marshall Cox March 26, 2014
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Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, opting to go public in the U.S. rather than Hong Kong. As the largest asset of Chinese Web-giant Sina, Weibo has grown impressively since its creation in 2009, boasting [...]
On March 19, 2014 By Mary Fletcher King March 19, 2014
mSpy is a mobile monitoring software that runs in stealth mode on a phone, enabling a remote user to track the phone’s activity, including text messages, emails, calls, location changes, and even calendar updates. One simply has to log in online to a cloud-based control panel to review the wealth of aggregated information. The [...]Continue Reading →
It appears no one is safe from Carl Icahn, not even Silicon Valley.
The infamous activist investor is at it again, and this time eBay is the object of his disaffection. In what has become a very public battle over recent weeks, Icahn has described eBay’s Chief Executive, John Donahoe, as [...]Continue Reading →
This just in: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals just whacked the grin off Aereo’s face. Aereo is a technology company that provides live and time-shifted (think DVR) streams of TV shows to devices that connect to the Internet. Basically you get to watch True Detective or The X Factor on your [...]Continue Reading →
On March 12, 2014 By Thomas Hayden March 11, 2014
Since the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US government has been running an unprecedentedly enormous data gathering effort on basically all Americans, Congress has been slow to remove what many see as an unforgivable overreach of government power. In fact, today’s Congress is barely even capable of Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2014 By Andrew Bauer March 10, 2014
Last week, the Sixth Circuit upheld a state law that requires Ohioans who own lions, pythons, and other dangerous animals to implant them with a microchip. The case, styled Wilkens v. Daniels, was a challenge to Ohio’s Dangerous Animals Act brought by a group of exotic animal owners who challenged the [...]Continue Reading →
On March 10, 2014 By Thomas McFarland March 9, 2014
Last month Comcast, the nation’s largest cable and broadband internet provider, announced that it had made a bid to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC), the nation’s second largest cable provider for an eye-popping $45 billion. If the deal goes through, Comcast would account for 38% of the broadband market and [...]Continue Reading →
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