Tag: smartphones

Vermont Becomes 1st State To Label GMOs

  MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At Mehuron’s Supermarket in Waitsfield, manager Bruce Hyde Jr. said he and his team were ready for the state’s new law requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. But uncertainties abound. Hyde said stores like his have to rely on national food companies to apply labels to products with genetically modified ingredients. But Congress could act next week on a less stringent federal bill that would pre-empt Vermont’s, which went into effect Friday. “It could all be changed a month from now,” Hyde said. Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and other state leaders...

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Digital Spring Cleaning; Cyber Tips to eliminate digital Clutter

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring cleaning isn’t just about tossing old furniture and torn clothing: It’s a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure you’re protected against hackers. That means evaluating all your passwords – and changing them if you haven’t in a while. You’ll also want to update your software and take stock of your personal information on devices and online. A little “cyber hygiene” can go a long way in guarding yourself from identity theft or other Internet attacks. Earlier, we shared some tips on securing your smartphone and protecting yourself against phishing...

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Silicon Valley struggles with FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation. Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently expressed his frustration with the complex web of rules that govern the field. “Health is just so heavily regulated,” Brin told industry executives in July. “It’s just a painful business to be in.” Still, tech entrepreneurs are pumping money into efforts to reshape...

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