October 24, 2013 From the moment President Obama warned the public there might be "glitches" with HealthCare.gov, the word has taken the spotlight. So we wondered: Where did this word come from? And how has its latest resurgence in popularity shaped its meaning?
October 23, 2013 Jeffrey Zients, the 46-year-old tapped to help solve the Obamacare website problems, is known as a brainy problem-solver with a talent for cutting through bureaucratic knots.
October 23, 2013 Does this sound familiar? A national IT project plagued with high-profile problems, integration breakdowns involving contractors, and taxpayers left footing a multimillion-dollar price tag: The scenario's playing out with HealthCare.gov, but a similar one in the U.K. led to major reforms.
October 23, 2013 The company has stumbled, but it's probably not fair to blame CGI for the debacle of the HealthCare.gov project. CGI may have received the biggest paycheck, but it's just one of 54 subcontractors. The real problem may be a lack of clear direction from its client, the Obama administration.
October 23, 2013 Rjukan's 3,500 residents, tucked in a shadowed valley, have finally realized the dream of one of the town's founders: giant mirrors to focus the warmth of the sun.
October 23, 2013 Outrage over a clip showing the decapitation of a woman has led the social media giant to say it will do more to delete content that "is being shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate violence."
October 23, 2013 German design student Simon Frambach's prototype works like any other lamp except that its shade is made of soft, foamed polyurethane. You can use the Soft Light as a pillow or stuff it into dark corners.
October 23, 2013 WXXIThis week marks the 75th anniversary of the first modern copier ever made. The technology, which came from serial inventor Chester Carlson, revolutionized the business world and formed the foundation of Xerox's success. It also meant no more messy carbon paper.
October 22, 2013 The steep cost isn't a case of price-gouging, the company says, but a sign of Brazil's heavy taxes and fees on imported electronics. Prospective customers say it could be cheaper to fly to the U.S. to buy the game console.
October 22, 2013 Starting in April, the federal agency that surveys the nation's waters will offer charts only via on-demand printing, as PDFs or electronic charts.
October 22, 2013 The 50-square-foot Coffee Haus from Briggo offers made-to-order espressos, cappuccinos and other specialty brews from direct-trade beans. Like any good neighborhood barista, it will even remember your favorite order.
October 22, 2013 France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.