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  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:14:33 GMT
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid?  Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips.
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid?  Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips.
  • Housing activists protest Airbnb

    Housing activists protest Airbnb

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:41:17 GMT
    You've probably seen Airbnb commercials extolling the benefits of homeowners renting out their houses or apartments to out-of-town guests for a fee. Sharing is caring feel-good commercials.But housing activists say Airbnb is reducing available housing in New York City's increasingly expensive and shrinking housing market. They argue Airbnb is pushing thousands of apartments toward use as illegal hotels instead of affordable housing.
    You've probably seen Airbnb commercials extolling the benefits of homeowners renting out their houses or apartments to out-of-town guests for a fee. Sharing is caring feel-good commercials.But housing activists say Airbnb is reducing available housing in New York City's increasingly expensive and shrinking housing market. They argue Airbnb is pushing thousands of apartments toward use as illegal hotels instead of affordable housing.
  • Robot workers are coming

    Robot workers are coming

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:13:15 GMT
    A life-sized looking and sounding robot named the RoboThespian is an interactive, alert machine powered by algorithms and codes -- a form of artificial intelligence. It's the sort of thing that would have sounded like science fiction a generation ago. These days, robots like this are used mostly in showrooms and for entertainment. But researcher Cadell Last of the Global Brain Institute says that these bots will have a much bigger role and will make up a major part of the workforce.
    A life-sized looking and sounding robot named the RoboThespian is an interactive, alert machine powered by algorithms and codes -- a form of artificial intelligence. It's the sort of thing that would have sounded like science fiction a generation ago. These days, robots like this are used mostly in showrooms and for entertainment. But researcher Cadell Last of the Global Brain Institute says that these bots will have a much bigger role and will make up a major part of the workforce.
  • Clothing for a cause

    Clothing for a cause

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:00:07 GMT
    Like millions of Americans, John Williams has been out of work for months. He has finally landed an interview for a customer service position. To make sure he gets the job, he is making sure to look his best, thanks to Suited for Work.Suited for Work is a program under FEGS, a nonprofit that's been around for 80 years. Since its inception, Suited for Work has outfitted more than 8,000 men with brand-new suits donated by manufacturers.
    Like millions of Americans, John Williams has been out of work for months. He has finally landed an interview for a customer service position. To make sure he gets the job, he is making sure to look his best, thanks to Suited for Work.Suited for Work is a program under FEGS, a nonprofit that's been around for 80 years. Since its inception, Suited for Work has outfitted more than 8,000 men with brand-new suits donated by manufacturers.
  • How to spot dangerous email

    How to spot dangerous email

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:53:09 GMT
    Spam emails are trying to do one of two things: get your credentials (passwords, bank accounts) or take control of your computer through malware. Timothy Ryan may be the best cyber security expert to have by your side. He was the head of the FBI cyber security unit. We rolled through a few examples of dangerous emails, beginning with the typical email offering a loan.
    Spam emails are trying to do one of two things: get your credentials (passwords, bank accounts) or take control of your computer through malware. Timothy Ryan may be the best cyber security expert to have by your side. He was the head of the FBI cyber security unit. We rolled through a few examples of dangerous emails, beginning with the typical email offering a loan.
  • Atlantic City casino revenues down

    Atlantic City casino revenues down

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:18:25 GMT
    Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago. The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month.
    Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago. The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month.
  • Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

    Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:07:33 GMT
    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.  In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time.
    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.  In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time.
  • Got camel milk?

    Got camel milk?

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:22:39 GMT
    Nondairy milk is a booming business in the United States. You've heard of soy milk, hemp milk, goat milk, almond milk, coconut milk. Well, how about camel milk? It was legalized in the U.S. in 2009. The person who helped bring camel milk to America says it's good for you because it's anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and has much more calcium and iron than cow milk. Many milk alternatives have seen gains in sales.
    Nondairy milk is a booming business in the United States. You've heard of soy milk, hemp milk, goat milk, almond milk, coconut milk. Well, how about camel milk? It was legalized in the U.S. in 2009. The person who helped bring camel milk to America says it's good for you because it's anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and has much more calcium and iron than cow milk. Many milk alternatives have seen gains in sales.
  • Developer offers $90M for Revel

    Developer offers $90M for Revel

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:46:21 GMT
    A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if any higher bids are received by Sept. 23.
    A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if any higher bids are received by Sept. 23.
  • $1 million parking space in Manhattan

    $1 million parking space in Manhattan

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-09-10 09:55:57 GMT
    If you've ever driven in Manhattan, then you know that it can sometimes take a half hour to go one block and parking spots are few and far between. A new 10-unit residential development going up in SoHo is banking on a parking spot being such a hot amenity that it is selling spots for $1 million each.
    If you've ever driven in Manhattan, then you know that it can sometimes take a half hour to go one block and parking spots are few and far between. A new 10-unit residential development going up in SoHo is banking on a parking spot being such a hot amenity that it is selling spots for $1 million each.
  • Internet 'slowdown' protest

    Internet 'slowdown' protest

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:20:22 GMT
    If you see a spinning wheel icon on your favorite sites or videos, don't worry: there is a good chance nothing is wrong. Several companies are hoping to raise awareness about an upcoming FCC proposal they say could drastically change the face of the Internet. If you go to watch your favorite show on Netflix Wednesday, you may notice something a bit different.
    If you see a spinning wheel icon on your favorite sites or videos, don't worry: there is a good chance nothing is wrong. Several companies are hoping to raise awareness about an upcoming FCC proposal they say could drastically change the face of the Internet. If you go to watch your favorite show on Netflix Wednesday, you may notice something a bit different.
  • Flash tattoos sell in a flash

    Flash tattoos sell in a flash

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:31:26 GMT
    Ricky's NYC can't keep flash tattoos on shelves. Everyone has been asking for them. They're becoming the newest must have accessory. From glittery geometric gold to links of shining silver, these jewelry inspired tats are the newest obsession among celebrities like Beyonce and Alessandra Ambrosio.
    Ricky's NYC can't keep flash tattoos on shelves. Everyone has been asking for them. They're becoming the newest must have accessory. From glittery geometric gold to links of shining silver, these jewelry inspired tats are the newest obsession among celebrities like Beyonce and Alessandra Ambrosio.
  • Home Depot confirms breach

    Home Depot confirms breach

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:42:00 GMT
    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or shoppers at stores in Mexico are affected.
    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or shoppers at stores in Mexico are affected.
  • Olive Garden: $100 for 7 weeks of unlimited pasta

    Olive Garden: $100 for 7 weeks of unlimited pasta

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:05:59 GMT
    Pasta chain Olive Garden is offering a 7-week, all-you-can-eat pasta promotion for $100.  The restaurant chain is offering only 1,000 of the passes starting at 3 p.m. on Monday Sept. 8.   The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" can be used every day from September 22 - November 9, 2014.
    Pasta chain Olive Garden is offering a 7-week, all-you-can-eat pasta promotion for $100.  The restaurant chain is offering only 1,000 of the passes starting at 3 p.m. on Monday Sept. 8.   The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" can be used every day from September 22 - November 9, 2014.
  • Apple adding security alerts for iCloud

    Apple adding security alerts for iCloud

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:22:12 GMT
    In the wake of a hacking incident that spread nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence all over the web, Apple is stepping up security measures of the iCloud. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that the company will soon send out alerts to customers whenever someone tries to change a password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or log onto an iCloud account from a new device.
    In the wake of a hacking incident that spread nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence all over the web, Apple is stepping up security measures of the iCloud. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that the company will soon send out alerts to customers whenever someone tries to change a password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or log onto an iCloud account from a new device.
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    Porn: the pioneer of tech advances

    Porn: the pioneer of tech advances

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:27:53 GMT
    You may not realize it, but the adult entertainment industry -- love it or hate it -- has been the driving force behind some of the most common technological advances, everything from movies on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray, to on line credit card payments. Flashback to the 1970s and the invention of the Betamax tape deck by Sony: for the first time, you could watch an adult film in the privacy of your own home. The growing accessibility of the Internet was a game changer.
    You may not realize it, but the adult entertainment industry -- love it or hate it -- has been the driving force behind some of the most common technological advances, everything from movies on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray, to on line credit card payments. Flashback to the 1970s and the invention of the Betamax tape deck by Sony: for the first time, you could watch an adult film in the privacy of your own home. The growing accessibility of the Internet was a game changer.
  • Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings

    Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings

    Thursday, September 4 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-09-04 12:23:20 GMT
    Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.  The devices are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana, a Siri-like voice assistant available to help with directions, calendar appointments and messages.
    Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.  The devices are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana, a Siri-like voice assistant available to help with directions, calendar appointments and messages.
  • Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

    Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:39:55 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. Bloomberg LP said Wednesday current CEO Daniel Doctoroff will step down at the end of the year.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. Bloomberg LP said Wednesday current CEO Daniel Doctoroff will step down at the end of the year.
  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:39:00 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.  The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press that it is looking into "unusual activity" and working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.  The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press that it is looking into "unusual activity" and working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:29:56 GMT
    Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.  As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.
    Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.  As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.
  • Glamsquad app

    Hair and makeup house call

    Hair and makeup house call

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:27:35 GMT
    A new app is bringing the star treatment to the masses. Glamsquad delivers a hair and makeup artist to your doorstep.I invited them over to my place. Kelly did my makeup and Erin styled my mane. They helped me select a look from examples on the app and they encouraged me to tweak the looks to fit my style.
    A new app is bringing the star treatment to the masses. Glamsquad delivers a hair and makeup artist to your doorstep.I invited them over to my place. Kelly did my makeup and Erin styled my mane. They helped me select a look from examples on the app and they encouraged me to tweak the looks to fit my style.
  • Facebook tries satire label

    Facebook tries satire label

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:32:56 GMT
    We've all fallen for at least one joke in our lives, probably some internet hoax meant to get a rise out of people. But now Facebook is trying to stop the spread of those fake jokes and stories. When you get the day's headlines from your social media news feed, it can be a challenge to figure out what might be made up or what might be the shocking truth.
    We've all fallen for at least one joke in our lives, probably some internet hoax meant to get a rise out of people. But now Facebook is trying to stop the spread of those fake jokes and stories. When you get the day's headlines from your social media news feed, it can be a challenge to figure out what might be made up or what might be the shocking truth.
  • Puerto Rico's economic woes worry bondholders

    Puerto Rico's economic woes worry bondholders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:41:09 GMT
    Puerto Rico just balanced its first budget in more than a decade. Sales taxes are up. But optimism remains low when it comes to those making financial investments in the commonwealth. Maglan Capital hedge fund managers David Tawil and Steven Azarbad seem to think Puerto Rico itself is not in any imminent financial danger, just its major utility companies. So why is this news to you? The simple answer: Puerto Rico is a major player when it comes to what Wall Street investors are interested in.
    Puerto Rico just balanced its first budget in more than a decade. Sales taxes are up. But optimism remains low when it comes to those making financial investments in the commonwealth. Maglan Capital hedge fund managers David Tawil and Steven Azarbad seem to think Puerto Rico itself is not in any imminent financial danger, just its major utility companies. So why is this news to you? The simple answer: Puerto Rico is a major player when it comes to what Wall Street investors are interested in.
  • The Big Idea

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-05-20 14:46:59 GMT
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
  • Gender gap persists among video game developers

    Gender gap persists among video game developers

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:28:15 GMT
    When it comes to gaming, women make up nearly half of all players. So you'd think we're the ones designing the games, too, right? Nope. There's a huge gender gap in the industry. Now there is a big push to change that. Although women make up 48 percent of all gamers, 90 percent of the people who make the games are dudes.
    When it comes to gaming, women make up nearly half of all players. So you'd think we're the ones designing the games, too, right? Nope. There's a huge gender gap in the industry. Now there is a big push to change that. Although women make up 48 percent of all gamers, 90 percent of the people who make the games are dudes.
  • SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:01:10 GMT
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
  • Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:32:56 GMT
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
  • Technology security and safety flaws

    Technology security and safety flaws

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:05:58 GMT
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
  • Is that cereal box character looking right at your kid?

    Is that cereal box character looking right at your kid?

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:19:08 GMT
    In the great debate over what cereal to buy a child, there is heavy competition to get kids to pay attention. Seeing the cereal in a TV commercial may just be a piece of the puzzle. New research from Cornell Food and Brand Lab finds cereal marketed to children sits half as high as adult cereal on supermarket shelves. And those cartoon characters' gazes are often at a downward angle, looking right into a child's eye.
    In the great debate over what cereal to buy a child, there is heavy competition to get kids to pay attention. Seeing the cereal in a TV commercial may just be a piece of the puzzle. New research from Cornell Food and Brand Lab finds cereal marketed to children sits half as high as adult cereal on supermarket shelves. And those cartoon characters' gazes are often at a downward angle, looking right into a child's eye.
  • Tech companies love April Fools' Day pranks

    Tech companies love April Fools' Day pranks

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:45:46 GMT
    Redbox told us its new a color-changing console would match our mood. Twitter announced the Twitter Helmet. And Kodak introduced its Picture Kiosk Drone. None actually exist. All found us on April 1 through the Internet.
    Redbox told us its new a color-changing console would match our mood. Twitter announced the Twitter Helmet. And Kodak introduced its Picture Kiosk Drone. None actually exist. All found us on April 1 through the Internet.
  • RunPee.com tells you when to go to the bathroom during a movie

    RunPee.com tells you when to go to the bathroom during a movie

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:49:30 GMT
    Dan Florio refers to himself as a CPO, which stands for chief pee officer. Yes, "pee" as in urine. That idea was to compile a list of the two or three best times to get up and pee in every movie ever. Florio hatched the scheme nine years ago.
    Dan Florio refers to himself as a CPO, which stands for chief pee officer. Yes, "pee" as in urine. That idea was to compile a list of the two or three best times to get up and pee in every movie ever. Florio hatched the scheme nine years ago.
  • Chewing gum sales decline

    Chewing gum sales decline

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-03-22 02:57:04 GMT
    The jingle is sticky, like gum, and tough to get out of your head. But the video is old and grainy. Sort of like the Doublemint twins themselves. Advertising guru Adam Hanft says gum's marketing is stale. That is the reason sales deflated by 11 percent, according to market researcher Euromonitor International, when the industry's bubble blew back in 2009.
    The jingle is sticky, like gum, and tough to get out of your head. But the video is old and grainy. Sort of like the Doublemint twins themselves. Advertising guru Adam Hanft says gum's marketing is stale. That is the reason sales deflated by 11 percent, according to market researcher Euromonitor International, when the industry's bubble blew back in 2009.
  • Social shopping with mom

    Social shopping with mom

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:15 PM EST2014-03-01 03:15:10 GMT
    Sienna Morris uses social media to shop. Yep, she's only 7. Sienna shops online with her mom, Renee, and she's not only the budding fashionista in the family. Renee's eldest daughter, 14-year-old Logan, started shopping via social media with her mom a few months ago. Mother and daughter use various apps to shop: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
    Sienna Morris uses social media to shop. Yep, she's only 7. Sienna shops online with her mom, Renee, and she's not only the budding fashionista in the family. Renee's eldest daughter, 14-year-old Logan, started shopping via social media with her mom a few months ago. Mother and daughter use various apps to shop: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • The Big Idea

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    Friday, February 28 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-28 18:45:49 GMT
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
  • Google Glass: 3 NYC testers give their take

    Google Glass: 3 NYC testers give their take

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-02-28 03:41:47 GMT
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    Meet the ambassadors for the future and their must-have accessory, Google Glass. They have been wearing Glass for several months for anywhere from three to 12 hours a day, each for different reasons. Google handpicked Det, Lori, Maya and a few hundred others to try its futuristic eye wear before anyone else. It comes in a variety of frames and colors, all with a tiny cube over your right eye displaying apps and information.
    Meet the ambassadors for the future and their must-have accessory, Google Glass. They have been wearing Glass for several months for anywhere from three to 12 hours a day, each for different reasons. Google handpicked Det, Lori, Maya and a few hundred others to try its futuristic eye wear before anyone else. It comes in a variety of frames and colors, all with a tiny cube over your right eye displaying apps and information.
  • Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Sunday, February 16 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-17 03:58:29 GMT
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
  • Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:33 PM EST2014-02-11 03:33:18 GMT
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
  • Mobile coupon apps

    Mobile coupon apps

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-02-04 03:19:57 GMT
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
  • Protecting your shoes (and floors) from snow and salt

    Protecting your shoes (and floors) from snow and salt

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:50 PM EST2014-02-05 23:50:06 GMT
    This weather is just the pits, we're freezing cold, soaking wet, and our feet are covered in salt. It's yet another woe of winter. We need the salt to melt all of this snow. But so much salt leaves tell-tale signs on our shoes. Some say a mixture of vinegar and water can do the trick. But Mark Powers, the senior technical editor of This Old House magazine, says it can be even easier than that.
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