New York City has joined with other large school districts to buy disposable trays that won't remain stacked in landfills for eons. They're due in schools this fall.
After seven weeks of negotiations, America's nuclear talks with Iran are reaching a critical phase. If all goes well, Iran will get $7 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to roll back its nuclear program. But much to President Barack Obama’s consternation, the Senate is considering new Iranian sanctions. P.J. Crowley, a former State Department spokesperson and a professor at George Washington University, examines the power struggle between the White House and the Senate.
A federal appeals court has invalidated key provisions of the government's net neutrality rules. In a 3-0 decision, the court ruled that the FCC overstepped its regulatory authority in issuing a 2010 order that barred broadband carriers from blocking or slowing certain websites. Scott Cleland, Chairman of Net Competition, an e-forum that represents broadband interests, applauds the court for overruling the FCC. Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, disagrees.
The demand for bourbon is growing around the world, and foreign companies are taking notice. On Monday, the Japanese whiskey and beer company Suntory announced it was acquiring the owner of Maker's Mark and Jim Bean for $13.6 billion. Will this acquisition mash up culturally speaking? Charles K. Cowdery, the author of "Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey," explains how an inherently American product is becoming an international drink-of-choice.
A federal judge has ruled that retailers can now institute a surcharge on consumers who pay by credit card, creating what some fear may become a two-tiered pricing system for shoppers. Joining The Takeaway now to weigh in are Mallory Duncan, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Retail Federation and Dawn Casale, owner of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York.
Meet Justin Wetherill, CEO of the smartphone repair chain uBreakiFix. He knows how to repair the iPhone whose screen you stupidly shattered when you dropped it on the sidewalk last night.
Each year, we create more than two million tons of e-waste, buy only some of it is recycled. This is the story of one computer's journey through the recycling process from the New School in Manhattan to an e-waste graveyard outside the city.
Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far.
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.
Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set. John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's Minecraft mania into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter put together a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to the game.
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights. The latest technology for protecting football players is a device called Checklight, which measures and displays the force of head impacts players experience when they make a tackle or take a hit.
AMC Theatres is trying to bring more customers to their locations with one thing that home living rooms have always had cornered: comfort.
It seems like every time we report on a tech company or coworking space in New York City, there's a great coffee shop around the corner. Check out our map to see where the hippest coffee joints in the city are in relation to tech hubs.
Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice: do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real?