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Workplace violence policy

Workplace violence policy

This policy describes measures for preventing workplace violence and outlines the steps your company and staff should take if violence does occur. The download includes a PDF version, along with a Word...

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A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.

November 16, 2012 by in Security

Holiday light violations (photos)

Holiday light violations (photos)

Over the years, we’ve developed a set of guidelines for holiday lights. Every holiday season we distribute citations to local residences for exceptionally good (and exceptionally bad) light displays.

December 16, 2011 by in Legal

Behind the Headlines: The Inside Scoop on the Oracle vs Google Trial

The ongoing patent wars by tech giants Google and Oracle might seem a bit hard to understand at times, but the implications of this case will likely change technology copyright history. If you're having trouble following all the developments, check out this ZDNet Hot Topics webcast, hosted by Jonas Tichenor and featuring journalists who have been inside the courtroom. ZDNet Editor Rachel King, CNET Editor Dan Farber and ZDNet Contributor Steven Vaughan-Nichols bring in depth analysis of this case and what its likely going to mean for the future of JAVA and even patents on intellectual property.

May 31, 2012 in Legal

The Future Of... Bus Stops

Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the Eyestop could forever change that waiting game for the better. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination and more.

November 30, 2009 in Legal

Foam finds new life

At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., J. Brian Hennessy, chief marketing officer of Mobius Technologies, explains how the company has found a way to turn industrial waste--things like old insulation and the foam from car seats--into resins and glues. These glues are strong enough to be used to manufacture OSB (oriented strand board), a building material used in everything from houses to furniture, and at very little extra cost to the manufacturing companies.

December 5, 2008 in Legal

Can Psystar take a bite out of Apple?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the brewing suit-countersuit situation between Apple and Psystar. In an effort to quash the sale of Psystar's cheap Mac OS-running computers and preserve its carefully crafted image and reputation, Apple sued the Miami-based company. Now Psystar has lobbed back a countersuit, claiming that tying Mac OS to Apple hardware is anti-competitive. Sam Diaz lays out how the legal battle may unfold.

August 28, 2008 in Legal

Chevy Tahoe's online ad contest

Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.

March 31, 2006 in Legal

LG F1200

LG F1200

LG's mid-range musical phone features dual colour displays and tri-band connectivity, but it lacks memory expansion options.

October 4, 2005 by in Mobility

Nokia 6230i

Nokia 6230i

Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

July 11, 2005 by in Microsoft

Samsung D500

Samsung D500

Samsung's latest slider phone, the D500, looks a lot like its sliding predecessor, but comes in a black case with a megapixel camera and an MP3 player.

April 25, 2005 by in Samsung

Motorola E398

Motorola E398

Motorola's music mobile combines a full-featured handset that will appeal to a wide range of users whether they're looking for fun, functionality or the perfect mixture of both.

November 15, 2004 by in Mobility

First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

First Look: Sony Hi-MD MZNH700

We take a peek at one of Sony's upcoming Hi-MD portable music players, supporting a gigabyte of removable storage thanks to the company's new higher-capacity MiniDisc. Sony's upcoming range of digital music players revamps previous MiniDisc players by introducing Hi-MD media.

May 20, 2004 by in Storage

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