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  • Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit

    Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit
    Springfield, Mass., has seen better days. Many industrial cities that boomed during the 19th century are like that. A new exhibit at Springfield Museums turns the timeclock back to the city's Victorian-era glory days and gives that era a bizarre, sci-fi...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
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  • Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan

    Soccer-playing robot gives Obama a break in Japan
    TOKYO — During a long day in the coded world of Japanese diplomacy, President Obama’s easiest conversation Thursday was with a robot. “I can kick a soccer ball,” said the Honda humanoid to the president. “OK, come on,&...
  • FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Proposals As Protecting Competition

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler pushed back against reports that his proposals for net neutrality, introduced to fellow commissioners on Thursday, are watering down the agency's efforts to preserve an open Internet and allowing for a landscape that will freeze...
  • Another try at a neutral Net

    Eager to preserve the Internet's openness but not to be rebuked again by the courts, the Federal Communications Commission is crafting yet another set of "Net neutrality" rules to limit broadband providers' control over the data traveling through their...
  • SkyMall loses its captive audience

    SkyMall loses its captive audience
    PHOENIX — Inside an industrial building next to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, about a dozen product scouts meet daily to discuss their search for the next Garden Yeti. This is the headquarters for SkyMall, the in-flight catalog that...
  • Ustler envisions downtown 'innovation center'

    Ustler envisions downtown 'innovation center'
    Orlando developer Craig Ustler envisions a possible innovation center at his billion-dollar Creative Village project in downtown Orlando. He said it could dovetail with efforts like UCF’s planned incubator project downtown and the Canvs shared...
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable tell Congress: We'll be good -- promise!

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...
  • Tom Riley expects--loves--unexpected in 'Da Vinci's Demons'

    Tom Riley expects--loves--unexpected in 'Da Vinci's Demons'
    Ask Tom Riley what he enjoys most about playing a young Leonardo da Vinci in "Da Vinci's Demons" and he doesn't say the sword-fighting or the inventions or the romance—but his answer includes all those things. "Oh man, the unexpected, the not...