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Purdue design tool eliminates mouse, keyboard

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Purdue University graduate student Yu Liu uses Shape-It-Up, a design tool that interprets hand gestures Wednesday, May 15, 2103, at the university in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Justin Mack) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — In the movie “Iron Man 3,” the hero is seen in his lab using only hand gestures to [&hellip...

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Ivory Coast techies elect new ‘Web Mayor’

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE – Emmanuel Assouan, the newly inaugurated ‘web mayor’ of Ivory Coast’s economic capital, poses in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sunday May 26, 2013. Five days after Ivorians went to the polls for local elections in late April,...

LA stoplights synchronized but road war endures

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 photo, transportation engineer associate Abeer Kliefe works at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control Center in downtown Los Angeles. The nation’s most congested...

Rebuilding rules as rain soaks Jersey shore

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, Ryan Murphy, center, carries a surfboard and Kenny Dougherty stands guard on a lifeguard stand near the Casino Pier which was ripped apart by Superstorm Sandy, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The Jersey Shore beaches officially...

Girl’s suicide after alleged attack troubles town

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Sheila Pott poses with a portrait of her daughter Audrie in Los Altos, Calif., Thursday, May 23, 2013. Audrie Pott committed suicide in September 2012 after being sexually assaulted by three boys during a house party in Saratoga, Calif. Photos of the incident...

Political landscape changes with improving economy

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 15, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The economy is clearly, if slowly,...

Ohio kidnap case hero not endorsing free burgers

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This May 6, 2013 file photo shows neighbor Charles Ramsey speaking to media near the home where missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were rescued in Cleveland. Ramsey, the man who famously put down his Big Mac to help...

Tavis Smiley marks 10th year on PBS

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated image from video released by PBS shows host Tavis Smiley, right, during an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Tavis Smiley Reports.” Smiley, who’s marking his 10th year this month as host of his PBS talk show and his 20th...

Legislature eyes help for Ore. timber counties

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 18, 2011 file photo shows U.S. Bureau of Land Management forester Craig Brown checking the slope of a planned road on a logging project on federal forest land outside Ruch, Ore. Sen. Ron Wyden is zeroing in on his plan for boosting...

Calif. plastic ocean debris bill dies in committee

May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this May 24, 2012 file photo, a woman carries her purchases in plastic bags in Los Angeles. Plastics discarded by people often end up in the ocean, creating coastal pollution that harms marine life and gathers out at sea in what’s become...