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Why the Poor Don't Work, According to the Poor

Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?<p>Conservative Republicans have officially made it their mission to end food stamps as we know them. Such was evident last week, when the House GOP voted to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

Republicans Can't Win With White Voters Alone

An influential set of conservatives argues changing demographics won't doom the GOP, but the smart money -- and the math -- are not on their side.<p>This much is undisputed: In 2012, President Obama lost white voters by a larger margin than any winning presidential candidate in U.S. history. In his …

Solar-Powered Cellphone Charging Stations Invade NYC

New Yorkers are currently adjusting to a spate of new amenities, such as Wi-Fi-enabled subway stations and a bike share program, that residents in …

Tesla shows off battery swap tech [video]

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) swapped out the batteries of two of its Model S electric cars on stage during an …

What is electric car battery swap tech, and why is it important?

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Better Place<p>Better Place went bankrupt trying to build out the idea; Tesla just unveiled the technology to a live …

On the Hunt for the NSA Wiretapping Leaker

In the wake of a pair of eye-opening reports on the government's domestic phone and internet monitoring programs, officials are turning their …

Elon’s Top 7 Statements From Friday’s Tesla Motors Press Conference (Quotations)

<b>Published on</b> June 4th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>8<p>Elon’s Top 7 Statements From Friday’s Tesla Motors Press Conference (Quotations)<p>June 4th, 2013 by</b> …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Will Drive Electric Model S From LA To NY

20<p>The problem with battery electric cars is that you can't take them on long trips, because they take so long to recharge.<p>Or so goes the common …

Senate Republicans Divided On Moving Obama's D.C. Circuit Nominees

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been signaling he may pick a fight on filibuster reform this summer, and a major litmus test will be whether Republicans block a handful of President Barack Obama's key nominees in the coming weeks. But for now, Republicans can't even …

Apple e-book deal 'cost hundreds of millions'

<b>A deal between Apple and publishers to set the price of e-books cost customers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a government lawyer has claimed.</b><p>Lawrence Buterman made the claim while speaking at the opening of a trial into price-fixing allegations against the iPad and iPhone maker.<p>He said a rise …

The IRS's Bizarre Parsing of the Word 'Targeted'

How the IRS could deny something that seems plainly true.<p>In March 22, 2012, then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified before a House Ways & Means subcommittee that there was no targeting of Tea Party groups for special scrutiny by the agency.<p>"We've seen some recent press allegations that the …

Kindle finally getting a color screen? Amazon buys Liquavista display company

Samsung sells off the flexible screen maker after only two years<p>Samsung's been teasing its flexible, full-color display technology since 2011 when it acquired Liquavista, but it never actually shipped in a consumer product. One of the few companies that still has a viable e-reader business, Amazon …

How the Republican Party could go extinct

The party has a golden chance to make inroads with Latinos and gays with one immigration move. And it’s blowing it<p>From a pure political perspective, supporting inclusion of same-sex couples in the immigration reform bill should be a slam dunk for both Democrats and Republicans. Scuttling the …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …