Michael Halbert

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The Not So Sweet Facts About Sugar

A new study offers a broad overview of the use of sugar in the US diet and its consequent health implications. The good news is that the growth in sugar intake appears to have stopped and may even have slightly declined. The bad news is that people still consume way too much sugar and that that …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

The future of fingerprint sensors (Apple doesn't own the best)

<b>The future of fingerprint sensors (Apple doesn't own the best)</b><p>You might have heard that Apple's next iPhone will have a fingerprint sensor. Why? Because that would let Apple implement anti-theft and identity services (hint: get rid of passwords!)<p>This is going to be a HUGE shift in how secure we all are.<p>But Apple, with its acquisition of AuthenTec, doesn't have the best technology. First, more on that: …

Hackers accessed Target's network using credentials stolen from a contractor

Customers might have to be worried about another range of companies thanks to the Target credit card security breach. The retailer reported that the initial intrusion into its network was traced back to credentials stolen from Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration, heating, and air …

The 10 Most Outrageous Government Boondoggles I Ever Saw

When I first came to Washington nearly 20 years ago, I didn’t set out to become known as a budget hawk—and I didn’t plan to earn nicknames like “Dr. No”—simply by adopting a skeptical approach toward spending taxpayer money. I was merely taking seriously the basic responsibility of a member of …