Washington State Sues Comcast for Its ‘Near-Worthless’ Protection Plan
Washington State Sues Comcast for Its ‘Near-Worthless’ Protection Plan

on August 3, 2016

This is the first lawsuit to seek refunds for hundreds of thousands of Comcast’s cable customers, but the state’s attorney general alleges the company uses the same deceptive practices nationwide.

Hate Flossing? Sink Your Teeth Into This
Hate Flossing? Sink Your Teeth Into This

on August 2, 2016

Your dentist and dental hygienist tell you it’s a good idea to floss, and often. They may be right — but then again, maybe not.

Researchers Find a Way For Your Boss to Make You More Productive
Researchers Find a Way For Your Boss to Make You More Productive

on August 2, 2016

So, that open plan office you hate? It will likely spur you to greater productivity — if you are seated near the right type of people.

Cremations Surpass Traditional Burials in the U.S.
Cremations Surpass Traditional Burials in the U.S.

on August 2, 2016

As Americans we are changing our after-life style. Generally speaking, cremation is cheaper and offers more interesting options for our remains than a burial plot.

Thieves Strike a Lucrative New Target in California
Thieves Strike a Lucrative New Target in California

on August 1, 2016

They are valuable, easy to steal, hard to trace and disappearing by the truckload, creating a huge headache for law enforcement and growers.

11 Cool Meals for Hot Weather
11 Cool Meals for Hot Weather

on July 27, 2016

Beat the heat by staying away from your oven. Here are 11 low-cost ideas for tasty summer meals.

PC Gamers: Heads Up for Steam Sale
PC Gamers: Heads Up for Steam Sale

on June 20, 2016

Big savings are afoot for the gaming crowd as the world’s biggest online gaming platform readies for its summer sale.

L.A. Prosecutor Sues Airbnb Hosts for Evicting Low-Income Tenants
L.A. Prosecutor Sues Airbnb Hosts for Evicting Low-Income Tenants

on June 20, 2016

The online room-sharing company, already grappling with allegations of racial bias among its hosts, faces another ugly accusation.

Apple to Pull Support for GOP Convention in Anti-Trump Move
Apple to Pull Support for GOP Convention in Anti-Trump Move

on June 20, 2016

The technology giant (under fire from Donald Trump earlier this year) will not contribute to the Republicans’ event this year, citing the presumptive candidate’s controversial positions.

Flying Within the Next Five Years? Do This Now
Flying Within the Next Five Years? Do This Now

on June 8, 2016

There’s no reason to get to the airport three hours early or wait in stupendously long TSA lines.

Watchdog Calls for Steering Wheels on Robot Cars
Watchdog Calls for Steering Wheels on Robot Cars

on April 28, 2016

As companies work to develop the perfect driverless car, some consumer advocates want guarantees that humans can still intervene.

Everything Is Awesome if You Invested in Legos
Everything Is Awesome if You Invested in Legos

on April 28, 2016

The children’s interlocking brick sets have performed far better than gold and many other investment options in the past decade, analysts say. One set appreciated more than 2,000 percent.

You Got a Fix for the U.S. Budget? Here’s Your Chance to Test It
You Got a Fix for the U.S. Budget? Here’s Your Chance to Test It

on April 28, 2016

The game “The Fiscal Ship” allows you to see how your tax policy and spending ideas would play out. Hint: It’s harder than it looks.

Finally… A Woman Chosen for the US $20 Bill, Plus New Faces For the $10 and $5
Finally… A Woman Chosen for the US $20 Bill, Plus New Faces For the $10 and $5

on April 20, 2016

The decision about how to update U.S. money followed intense political debate over race and gender — and may also have been influenced by a new musical.

Report: VW Ready to Pay $5,000 to U.S. Car Owners Hit by Emissions Cheating
Report: VW Ready to Pay $5,000 to U.S. Car Owners Hit by Emissions Cheating

on April 20, 2016

In a move to avert a court battle, the German auto company is said to be rolling out a settlement offer. Meanwhile, another carmaker admits it cheated on fuel efficiency data.

Virtual Reality Becomes Real Reality With Oculus Rift
Virtual Reality Becomes Real Reality With Oculus Rift

on March 29, 2016

VR is now available commercially, which is cool, but reviewers suggest you may want to wait a bit.

North Carolina Law on Transgender Rights Draws Fire From Corporations
North Carolina Law on Transgender Rights Draws Fire From Corporations

on March 29, 2016

The ACLU is suing North Carolina over this law affecting transgender people, and some companies threaten to avoid the state for future events.

California Court Won’t Give Cellphone Retailers Break on Health Warnings
California Court Won’t Give Cellphone Retailers Break on Health Warnings

on March 28, 2016

Berkeley spearheads a move to alert consumers to the potential health hazards of cell phones with this law, and holds off an industry effort to fight back — for now.

7 Ways Donald Trump is Destroying His Brand and 4 Ways He’s Improving It
7 Ways Donald Trump is Destroying His Brand and 4 Ways He’s Improving It

on March 7, 2016

The billionaire candidate has staked a lot of his company’s value on his name, so when he wades into political controversy it is bound to have an impact on the bottom line. Would you buy a condo from this man?

How to Get More Out of Your iPhone
How to Get More Out of Your iPhone

on March 4, 2016

Most of us use only a fraction of our smartphone capacity. Here are 15 super handy ways to make yours do more work for you.

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