Las Vegas


Here comes an energy efficiency revolution

Energy-saving, environmentally friendly devices are starting to work their way into the consumer market, and many were on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Shows. But to make sure they sell, their manufacturers are leaving the efficiency out of their sales pitches.


Cool new tech toys debut at CES in Las Vegas

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the frenzied masses were treated to hydrogen-powered vehicles, drones, ultra-high-def TVs, Internet-connected appliances and, of course, smartphones and smart everything else. Here are some of the biggest hits.


Photographers look for 'the poetry of death and dying in America'

Rituals surrounding death vary from place to place, and even from community to community within the smallest of towns. Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng traveled across the US to photograph the wide range of those rituals and what they can show us about the people and places that created them.


What happens in Vegas, stays in a Vegas casino's database

We all know the saying about Vegas, but be aware that all of things that stay in Vegas still end up in the huge data repositories of casinos. Adam Tanner's new book tracks how they're vacuuming up every bit of information they can on their customers to keep people coming back.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Las Vegas maids are taking on The Strip's hottest hotel

Nevada's unemployment rate peaked during the Great Recession at 14 percent. A lot of people looking for work were immigrants: the maids, line cooks, and blackjack dealers who keep the Nevada tourism industry afloat. Now with the Nevada economy picking up, many of those workers want more job security and better pay. They want to be in a union. But it’s not coming easy for some.