Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
Happy 2nd birthday… and thanks a million The UKHRB team have worked tirelessly to comment on and summarise recent case law, often within a few days, if not hours, of a judgment being published ... certainly led to me meeting some fantastic co-bloggers and campaigners, and I am now regularly ... 04/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings the Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? That was the headline on a conservative blog following a $2.5 million judgment this month against blogger Crystal Cox in a defamation case tried in federal court in Oregon. It’s a case followed closely in both the blogosphere and in the ... 12/22/2011 - 7:16 pm | View Link
University Sues Former Investment Officer Thomas Kannam for $3 Million The University filed its suit in the Middletown Superior Court on November 24, requesting a hearing which could force Kannam to put aside a $3 million pre-judgment remedy ... The University claims that around 2006, Kannam became the owner and Director ... 12/10/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
A clothing company is recalling 756 girls jackets sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores in the U. S., saying drawstrings on the jackets pose a risk of strangulation.
The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that Ram's Imports Inc.
Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade.
But there's a cost when it comes to deficits.
The budget office says the bipartisan agreement would increase the deficit by $23.2 billion in 2014 and by $18.2 billion the year after that.
The deal permits $63 billion in relief from automatic spending cuts over the coming two years and substitutes $85 billion in longer-term savings and fee proposals over the coming decade.
That framework has drawn the ire of some conservatives.
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using 'cookies' and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.