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Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says
Legal

Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says

The U.S. Trademark Office must protect companies with slur names, according to the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
10 CES Gadgets From the Past That Went Nowhere
CES

10 CES Gadgets From the Past That Went Nowhere

The products at Consumer Electronics Show are supposed to be the next big thing, but sometimes they disappear.
Cruise Lines Add Tech Upgrades to Appeal to Star Wars Fans and Gamers
Travel Industry

Cruise Lines Add Tech Upgrades to Appeal to Star Wars Fans and Gamers

The $30 billion cruise ship industry has been on a mission to update itself.
John Gaudiosi
Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date
Science

Why Every Science Textbook Is Now Out of Date

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table.
Arjun Kharpal
Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg's 2016 Goal: Create His Own A.I. Butler

'This should be a fun intellectual challenge to code this for myself,' Facebook CEO wrote.
Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments
Cybersecurity

Microsoft to Warn Outlook Users of Suspected Hacks From Governments

The policy shift at the world's largest software company follows similar moves since October by Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo.
After Fatal Listeria Outbreak, DOJ Investigates Blue Bell's Response
Illness

After Fatal Listeria Outbreak, DOJ Investigates Blue Bell's Response

The government wants to discover what the ice cream company knew and how the health crisis was handled.
Oregon Bakery Pays $144,000 After Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple
Court Cases

Oregon Bakery Pays $144,000 After Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple

The bakery owners were found to be in violation of anti-discrimination laws because their bakery was not registered as a religious institution.
U.S. Internet Speeds Tripled Over Three-and-a-Half Years, FCC Says
Internet

U.S. Internet Speeds Tripled Over Three-and-a-Half Years, FCC Says

The FCC says video accounts for more than 60 percent of U.S. Internet traffic.
Carl's Jr. to Launch All-Natural Turkey Burger Line
Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. to Launch All-Natural Turkey Burger Line

The move is aimed in part at millennial diners.
Katie Little
New Research Shows How the Liver Fights Off Sugar Cravings
Health

New Research Shows How the Liver Fights Off Sugar Cravings

A protein in the body could hold the secret to controlling sugar cravings.
Uber Competitor Sidecar Is Shutting Down
Ridesharing Apps

Uber Competitor Sidecar Is Shutting Down

The ride-hailing and delivery company has long struggled to keep up with rival Uber and Lyft.
Report: Apple to Pay Italy $348 Million to Settle Tax Fraud Case
Apple

Report: Apple to Pay Italy $348 Million to Settle Tax Fraud Case

Italian prosecutors have been investigating allegations that Apple failed to pay corporate taxes to the tune of 879 million euros, sources say.
Soon, Your Driver's License May Not Be Enough to Get You on a Domestic Flight
Business Travel

Soon, Your Driver's License May Not Be Enough to Get You on a Domestic Flight

You may have to bring extra documentation to the airport depending on how your state is complying with new security standards.
Nina Zipkin