TECHNOLOGY - 'The time is right': FCC considers allowing cellphone calls on planes
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others

TECHNOLOGY - 'Wise chisels': Art, craftsmanship, and power tools (w/ Video)
It's often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is likely to have distinctive imperfections and clear signs of an individual's technique and style

TECHNOLOGY - Copper nanowires offer an efficient, inexpensive approach to solar energy harvesting
Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel .

TECHNOLOGY - Gadget gifts under $100 for the tech lover
Sugru hacking putty Worried about frayed wires, or sick of having to loop your headphones in a certain way to get them to the right length? Hacking putty, from Sugru, may be just what you need. This claylike substance is essentially a self-setting rubber and is perfect for do-it-yourself enthusiasts who want to keep all the cords for their favorite tech reinforced and in good repair.

TECHNOLOGY - Google Is Reportedly Working With Eyewear Industry To Bring Glass To Optometrists' Offices
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google is working with VSP Global to bring Glass to optometrists. VSP is a U.S.-based group that provides vision benefits and services to over 60 million people. The company works with a network of 29,000 doctors and also ownes Marchon Eyewear and Altair Eyewear, which design and manufacture eyewear.This matchup between Google and VSP would make it easier for Google to bring Glass to users who need

TECHNOLOGY - Look How Drastically Intelligent LEDs Can Cut Energy Consumption
PG&E, California's largest utility, wanted to know how much energy controllable LEDs could save its industrial customers.  It recently found its answer: a lot.  Earlier this year, the utility tested the performance of a networked LED system at a 44,800-square-foot Ace Hardware distribution warehouse in California. The system was installed and controlled by Digital Lumens, a Boston-based company with more than 500 projects deployed

TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft's opens facility to crack down on cybercriminals
In a building on the north side of Microsoft Corp.'s Redmond, Wash., campus, there is much talk of stopping the bad guys

TECHNOLOGY - Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Nov 22)
Unusual places to live and work and unusual ways to get around top this week's gallery of cool technology

TECHNOLOGY - The Switch: The most expensive places in the world to buy an iPhone, in one map
With the share of smartphone-toting Americans approaching the two-thirds mark, owning an iPhone isn't quite the status symbol it used to be. But as Apple's flagship mobile device continues its march around the globe, it's becoming clear that the price of an iPhone varies dramatically depending on where you live.

TECHNOLOGY - To Test-Drive A Concept Car, Fire Up The PlayStation
Cars in video games are becoming more and more realistic, but it's not just that games are trying to simulate the car world. Carmakers also want the gaming world's clientele.»

TECHNOLOGY - Travel Startup Triptrotting Relaunches As Wist, A Local Recommendations App For iPhone
Travel startup Triptrotting is relaunching today on mobile as Wist, an app that gives you the top five personalized suggestions for dining and drink in any given neighborhood or city, based on your likes, plus friends' and locals' recommendations. The app is debuting with support for Miami only, but will arrive in other large U.S. cities, like New York and Triptrotting's home base of San Francisco, early next year.Later, it will roll out to other .

TECHNOLOGY - Uber-For-Laundry Startup Washio Uses Ninjas To Get Your Dirty Clothes Clean
There's no shortage of on-demand services popping up these days, as different startups each attempt to win the favor of users in specific verticals. One of the latest startups to launch in an “Uber-for-X” category is Washio, which is seeking to bring the on-demand model to the way in which people get their laundry and dry cleaning done. By employing a team of so-called “ninjas” to pick up clothes to be washes and drop them off 24 hours later.

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TECHNOLOGY - Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid
Buying a new Windows 8 device isn’t as simple as, say, picking up a new Android tablet. The device-spanning nature of the overhauled operating system means Windows works on a vast array of hardware, from laptops to tablets to desktops to genre-straddling hybrids. Saying “I want a Windows 8 device” is just the first step of this particular purchasing journey.Our guide will clue you in to everything you need to know