Technology

U.S. Not on Track to Meet 2025 Carbon Pollution Cutting Goal

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Sep 30
Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study.

Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records

PERSONAL TECH | By Jeff Martin | Sep 30
A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records - plus data showing where customers' phones were - and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator.

Brits Obsessed with Foodie Social Media

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 29
Rather than cooking for the enjoyment of it, a fifth of British adults admit to regularly making a nice looking meal with the sole purpose of posting it on sites such as Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.

California Eyes Unusual Power Source: Its Gridlocked Roads

PERSONAL TECH | By Delara Shakib | Sep 29
All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it.

MIT's Flea Market Specializes in Rare, Obscure Electronics

PERSONAL TECH | By Collin Binkley | Sep 29
Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings.