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Mattel Shelved Its 'Aristotle' Device For Kids Over Privacy Concerns

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:55am

What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained.

Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:43am

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, some states are considering barring nondisclosure agreements in the settlement of claims.

How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry.

(Image credit: Grace Hood/CPR)

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

(Image credit: Michelle Kondrich for NPR)

Puerto Rico Power Authority Calls To Cancel Dubious $300M Grid Contract

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:23pm

The Puerto Rico Power Authority canceled a massive energy contract to rebuild the island's power grid. The contract had been with Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company with ties to the Trump Administration.

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