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WATCH: Gadgets Destroyed...In Slow-Motion

Engadget | Terrence O'Brien | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

Let's be honest, we've all had those moments where we've wanted to hit our phone with a hammer or throw our laptop against the wall. Generally though,...

Lynne Peeples

Ramping Up Efforts To Halt Hazardous E-Waste: New Regulations Push For Safe Disposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

Residents of North and South Carolina can no longer toss their old laptops, flat-screen TVs or a host of other unwanted gadgets out with the trash sta...

The Simple Economics of Piracy (Or, Would You Pay $136 for Tron Legacy?)

Joe Karaganis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Joe Karaganis

Digital media technologies have become much much cheaper without any corresponding increase in access to affordable media goods. So why doesn't Sony or Disney lower prices in the developing world and expand its markets?

Getty Gets Google Goggles

Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

The Getty Museum understands that life in the modern world means utilizing smartphone technology. Today, Getty announced that museum visitors will hav...

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

Put Down Your iPhone -- Urgent Message

Chloe Spencer | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology
Chloe Spencer

Notice your kid shutting you out with earphones on the way to school or ignoring you while texting constantly? Don't worry, tons of families all over the world, especially in the U.S, are experiencing these behaviors too.

Walmart Execs Spy On Target Behind Enemy Lines

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

ROGERS, Arkansas (Jessica Wohl) - When the guy who runs the rival store up the road drops in for a visit, a lot of "shop talk" can be expected -- espe...

An American Industrial Renaissance?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.27.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

In the sorting out of the wreckage after Japan's earthquake and tsunami, many Americans have begun paying more attention to a phrase they had barely known -- "supply chains."

The 10 Most Counterfeited Products In America

Daily Finance | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

American consumers love bargains. But that zest for getting a coveted product at the lowest price also has an economic downside: It creates a giant op...

Gadget Factories Charge Up China's Labor Activism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The trajectory of China's breakneck economic growth over the past three decades is a case study in how globalization allows cutting-edge technology to exist alongside primitive labor conditions.

Bad News from Korea: Young Samsung LCD-Factory Worker Suicide -- Second in Two Weeks

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

Kim Joo hyun's suicide is but the latest deeply disturbing news coming from Samsung's Korean manufacturing plants.

iPad Killer: Truly, Really, I mean It

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

CES 2011: I'm the first to admit that I fall victim to shiny objects at trade shows, and I regularly call every new tablet an iPad Killer. But now, really, I've found it.

Exclusive CES Video: 3D Camcorder from Sony -- No Glasses Needed!

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

So far, 3D has been a failure. The bulky glasses and expensive sets -- not to mention the lack of content -- have made it less than a savior for the CE industry. But that all changed today at CES.

PHOTOS: The Most Popular Holiday Gifts In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the Great Recession continues to take its toll on American households, gifts this season will be practical. Even if some gifters splurge on electro...

Choose Family Over Frenzy

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Leonard

Our out-of-control consumption has taken a toll on the planet, our family budgets and the quality of our lives at home. What is the use of a new Pottery Barn table if we don't have a gang of friends to gather around it?

You Are What You Waste

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The problem of excess waste goes much deeper than wanting or using too much stuff. It's a deeply ingrained systemic problem that results in damage to our environment and our health in ways that go way beyond trash.

Poison Apple: iPhone Production Line Tied to Toxics in China

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Chen

Anti-sweatshop activists have blasted Apple for ignoring exploitative, perhaps severely poisonous, working conditions at United Win Technology, a facility in Jiangsu Province apparently connected to Apple Computers.

The Story of Electronics: Make 'Em Safe, Make 'Em Last, Take 'Em Back

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Leonard

Why should taxpayers pay to safely recycle every toxic, poorly designed, short-lived piece of electronic gadgetry that comes through the system? It's time we hold manufacturers responsible for their product design decisions.

Calling for Conflict Minerals Certification With Ashley Judd

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

In August, I traveled with actress Ashley Judd to the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman or girl.

Despite Appearances, Girls Are Geeky Too

Kelly Feller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kelly Feller

Despite spending less than men on electronics, women account for nearly 40 percent of the market. Yet electronics geared toward women are still all-too-often "pink and sparkly."

Reforming Wall Street and Ending the World's Deadliest War: Congo

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Last week, thousands of people across the country wrote and called their senators asking them to support a section in the Wall Street reform bill that addressed 'conflict minerals' from Congo, the new blood diamonds.

Double-Dip Recession Self-Imposed

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Worsening economy and possible double-dip recession will be self imposed not just economically driven. Clearly the economy continues to be soft at bes...

Confessions of a Crackberry Addict

Suzanne Todd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Suzanne Todd

Yes, it's true. My name is Suzanne, and I'm an addict. I'm addicted to my Blackberry. I carry it with me everywhere and I have it in my hand more hours of the day (and night) than I'd like to admit.

Michael, What the Dell? Design out Toxics!

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daniel Kessler

On Tuesday, Greenpeace held a protest at computer giant Dell's headquarters for the company's backtracking on its public commitment to eliminate key toxic chemicals in its products by 2009. There is still time for Dell to do the right thing.

Technology Affects The Worldwide Community

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

There's a strange side effect happening around the world, which seems to be occurring more overseas than here at home: countries who adopt our technology are slowly adopting our social styles as well.