As the recession pushes more readers into cash-strapped libraries, some are turning to electronic books to satisfy their literary appetites. Ray Suarez looks at this nascent industry with two publishers. Continue reading
Some businesses are beginning to embrace a technology called “cloud computing” — storing data and programs on the Internet rather than on an individual company’s computers. But critics worry about privacy issues. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
At least 7 people were reported killed in Tehran during ongoing protests of last week’s disputed presidential election as Iran’s 12-person Guardian Council said it would begin a partial recount of votes. Los Angeles Times reporter Borzou Daragahi talks to Margaret Warner from Tehran. Continue reading
In cities across the country, officials are faced with the task of getting renewable energy from the outskirts of town to the urban centers where demand is greatest. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Los Angeles. Continue reading
To “e-read,” or not to e-read? That was the question on the minds of publishers, authors and librarians gathered in New York City this weekend for the industry’s massive annual trade show, BookExpo America.
The military has increasingly utilized robot technology in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, where the machines search for IEDs and conduct aerial surveillance. Tom Bearden reports on robots on the battlefield. Continue reading
India has benefited from supplying other countries with outsourcing services from computer help to legal document analysis, while in other parts of the country poor farmers are struggling to make a living. NewsHour special correspondent Simon Marks reports on the two Indias. Continue reading
President Barack Obama took part in an online town hall meeting Thursday, the latest in a blitz of public appearances aimed at boosting support for his economic policies. Analysts and historians offer insight on the president’s outreach tactics. Continue reading