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Wisconsin's new voter ID law could keep me from voting at age 87

In October 2011, an article appeared in my local paper reporting that, in order to vote in the next election, everyone was going to need a state-issued identity card for the first time. At 85 years old, I didn’t have one, because I’m handicapped and so I never drove a car or needed an ID.<p>The …

Law enforcement is annoyed at the new levels of smartphone encryption

Recently, Apple and Google announced that additional security procedures would be put in place to make it more difficult for law enforcement to retrieve data off a person’s passcode protected smartphone. According to the Wall Street Journal, this has raised alarms inside law enforcement agencies …

Jay Z fights lawsuit over his use of the word 'oh' in Run This Town

Jay Z is said to be fighting a lawsuit over his use of the word “oh”. Court documents obtained by Techdirt suggest that the rapper is being sued for sampling a single syllable on his 2009 hit single Run This Town.<p>The case’s broad strokes surfaced toward the end of 2013: a label called TufAmerica …

'We don't discriminate': Mississippi business owners resist anti-gay law

In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gay and lesbian people are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.<p>Critics fear the vaguely written law, which takes effect July 1, will prompt authorities to …

How Big Laws Are Affecting Small Businesses

Against a backdrop of health care mandates, changes in minimum wage and other laws affecting the nation's workforce, how are small businesses faring? HuffPost Live sat down with a labor commissioner and a business owner to discuss the effects that changing federal laws have had on the small …

China using antitrust law to pressure foreign businesses

China is using its six-year-old antimonopoly law to put foreign businesses under increasing pressure, a development that experts say will intensify …

Roku LT (2013) review: The best budget streaming-video box - CNET

MSRP: $49.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Roku LT</b> offers nearly the full Roku experience for $50. More than 1,000 channels are supported, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, MLB.TV, Amazon Cloud Player, and Vudu. It also has cross-platform search that scours several major TV and movie …

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Galaxy Gear: Samsung's big move to one-up Apple

With the launch of theGalaxy Gearsmartwatch, Samsung has declared that it's done being a follower. Whether the market will agree is unclear.<p>Samsung has had a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to mobile. It's the world's biggest handset vendor, but Samsung is forever compared to Apple and …

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Galaxy Gear: Why Samsung is a follower, not a leader (review)

The Galaxy Gear is like a mirror reflecting Samsung’s own strengths and weaknesses.<p>It’s a smartwatch that’s chock full of features and whiz-bang technology, and its timing couldn’t be any better — now that the technology world is eagerly anticipating the era of wearable computing.<p>But like so many …

What this year's must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

Gadgets are the future of you.<p>They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand precisely what excites you.<p>So I found myself earlier this week wandering the halls of something called the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, in search of signs of America's …

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Orée puts the stone in Touchstone with a wireless charger made from marble

Wooden trackpad continues startup's obsession with natural construction<p>Orée, the French hardware startup that made its debut with a wooden wireless keyboard, is back in Tokyo to show off more products crafted from natural materials. The company is running another pop-up workshop from tomorrow, this …

The CEOs Are Wrong: Smart Machines Will Replace Millions Of Jobs

Smart machines are coming to the business world, but don’t tell that to the CEOs. Sixty-percent of CEOs surveyed by Gartner Research say the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a “futurist fantasy.”<p>The survey results reflect the anxiety …

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

Why taste for luxury fuels China corruption

<b>On the Chinese lunar calendar this year, 19 September marks the Mid-Autumn festival, the second most important holiday in China (after the Chinese New Year). The moon is supposed to be the roundest and brightest on this day, and there is moon-worshipping, family reunion and, of course, mooncake</b> …

Danone unit investigates fresh China bribery claims

<b>A unit of the French food group Danone has started an internal investigation into bribery claims in China.</b><p>A report in Chinese newspaper 21st Century Business Herald has alleged that Nutricia, maker of Karicare milk formula, bribed doctors to boost sales.<p>The report, which cited an unidentified …

Asia has worst defences against bribery and corruption

Asia has the worst defences against corporate fraud of any region and only 4 out of 10 companies have any kind of anti-bribery and corruption policy …

McDonald's goes global on nutritional offerings

Fast food giant will offer salads — not just fries — as sides in value meals in 2014.<p>Out: Fries with that?<p>In: Salad with that?<p>McDonald's on Thursday, in partnership with a nutrition-focused branch of the Clinton Foundation, revealed plans to begin offering side salads as substitutes for french …

Why Is Starbucks So Expensive in China?

And why do people go there anyway? The culture and economics of drinking lattes in China<p>The problem with this idea is pretty simple—operating a Starbucks store in China is expensive. For a country where labor is cheap—Starbucks baristas in Beijing make much less than their American …

Big Data Can Take the Guesswork Out of the Hiring Process

If you want to improve employee retention, and reduce training costs, your recruiting process must change, even for hourly employees, so says the Corporate Learning Factbook 2013.<p><b>Cracking the Code</b><br>Some companies, including Xerox, have turned to big data to help with the hiring process. This is …

Marketer Advising Coke, Microsoft Questions Ethics Of Widespread Web Tracking

Imagine this scenario: You walk into a store at a mall and then leave. A store employee follows you out the door, pen and pad in hand, and jots down where you go next. Perhaps the clerk notes that you have gone to a rival store and are in the swimwear section. After you leave that store, the …