In Southeast Asia, swamp eels are a common source of human gnathostomiasis, a foodborne zoonosis caused by parasitic Gnathostoma larvae. If the infected eels are eaten undercooked or raw, the parasite can cause mild to serious consequences in humans, including blindness, paralysis or even death. So researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey wanted to find... Continue Reading
The growth of cloud computing has revolutionised the way that information is produced, stored, processed and consumed, with privacy laws sometimes failing to keep up. From 12 March 2014, changes to Australia’s Privacy Act will impose new obligations on companies that collect and process personal information, including those that operate in the cloud. More »
It’s rare that my mom knows the startups I’m writing about. It’s even rarer when she’s the one who tells me about them to begin with. It has happened exactly once. Her first week on the job as a principal in a new school district, she asked me, “Have you heard of ClassDojo?” “No?” “All my teachers are using it,”...
It's been a struggle for Nintendo to sell the Wii U. People got confused about it early on. And there's been some difficulty communicating just what's cool about Nintendo's latest console to the average consumer. So why not have Mario show the nice people what Wii U can do? Read more...
The Energy Department detailed how much more it expects consumers to spend this unusually bitter winter.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
The Fed is Playing a Dangerous Game With Inflation In the last few months, something major has begun. That something is inflation. Regardless of what the CPI inflation measure tells you, the core items that affect most consumers’ pockets are healthcare, housing (rental or home prices), and food. Show More Summary
``Consumer advocates have repeatedly asked the CFPB to address the issue, saying servicers are not complying with certain disclosure requirements to borrowers and anti-blight provisions that require banks to release the lien on a property or complete a foreclosure sale, rather than leaving a property in limbo. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog is investigating companies that link cash-strapped wage earners to payday lenders, according to a document on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) website.
During the annual Florida Strawberry Festival, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association helped educate consumers about where their strawberries are grown and awarded grower-shippers for producing the best flats of berries.
ByAristofanis Papadatos: General Mills (GIS) is a producer and marketer of a great variety of consumer foods. Although the company is very popular across consumers in 130 countries, its stock is rather quiet. In this article, I will describe some positive and negative features of the company, most of which have hardly been mentioned. Show More Summary
By Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk User-generated content that is submitted in contests is an extremely popular way that brands and companies execute to engage with consumers. Social media enables them to help spread the word, gain new followers, and hopefully customers, while at the same time creating buzz for their business. Show More Summary
I'll admit that I'm not the hugest fan of Angry Birds: I just don't see the appeal, particularly with regard to the tie-in products for consumers (seriously, imagine if Flappy Bird was producing kids' lunch boxes -- it'd be ridiculous). But the new Angry Birds Epic might be enough to change my mind.
The firm has made it clear that it aims to provide free services for which consumers have traditionally had to shell out their hard-earned dough.
Many consumers are surprised to learn that in the 21st century, lipstick, blush, and other cosmetics are still tested on animals. While many nations are phasing out animal tests for cosmetics, the issue still remains a real concern in...Show More Summary
If you are looking for stocks benefitting from the latest consumer trends, companies serving the needs of bargain hunting customers might also be the ones to consider for your stock portfolio.
Consumer advocacy groups aren’t the only ones worried about Comcast’s plans to buy Time Warner Cable. Media industry executives have concerns about the merger, too. Reuters reports that several media executives speaking at a conference this week all expressed doubts about the cable mega-merger. Show More Summary
(NSFW: Language) We’re always spellbound by How it’s Made. Let’s learn about the little-known Oreo disassembly plant, which breaks down excess cookies into raw materials, producing one half the flour consumed in the U.S. Or not.
(Reuters) - The owners of New York City's iconic Katz's Delicatessen filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the operators of local food trucks named Katz & Dogz, claiming the trucks are a blatant attempt to dupe consumers.