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Why Google Just Bought a Drone Company

Why Google Just Bought a Drone Company

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Google acquired Titan Aerospace, a drone company, Monday, just one month after it was reportedly being eyed by Facebook.“It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access …

With Gas Prices Rising, California Drivers Are Hurting the Most

With Gas Prices Rising, California Drivers Are Hurting the Most

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gas prices are skyrocketing in some areas of the country, but California is seeing the biggest jump.
In California the price of regular unleaded has jumped 13 cents in the past week — 16 cents higher than at this time …

Stocks Finish Higher; Top Execs Out at GM

Stocks Finish Higher; Top Execs Out at GM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Shoppers were out in full force last month, pushing retail sales up more than 1 percent.  That got investors in a buying mood Monday, along with a better-than=expected quarterly report from Citigroup.  The Dow J…

How a Man Scored $7 Flights for a Bachelor Party in Vegas, and Other Travel Hacks

How a Man Scored $7 Flights for a Bachelor Party in Vegas, and Other Travel Hacks

ABC News(NEW YORK) — How would you like to take a vacation to Hawaii for just $5? Or how about flying first class to Paris for a romantic weekend for almost nothing?It may sound too good to be true, but it’s possible if you know how to “tr…

Volvo’s Ingenious Inflatable Infant Car Seat

Volvo’s Ingenious Inflatable Infant Car Seat

Volvo Cars/YouTube(NEW YORK) — Swedish car company Volvo says it is working on an inflatable child car seat that weighs less than 11 pounds and can fit neatly in a backpack.It’s still in the conceptual stage, but the car seat would inflate in 40…

US Airways Apologizes for Pornographic Tweet

US Airways Apologizes for Pornographic Tweet

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — US Airways has apologized for sending an X-rated Twitter message in response to a customer complaint.The pornographic photo was quickly deleted — but not before dozens of social media users captured the screen image…

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. …

Is Unlimited Coffee Subscription Service Worth It?

Is Unlimited Coffee Subscription Service Worth It?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City gained access this weekend to an unlimited coffee subscription service that tries to compete with brew giants like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. CUPS, the Israeli-originated app, currently partners wit…

Google Looks to Match Online Ads to In-Store Purchases

Google Looks to Match Online Ads to In-Store Purchases

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Google wants retailers to know exactly what they’re getting when spending large amounts of money on Internet advertising.The online search and advertising leader is reportedly partnering with half a dozen retailers …

Meal-Kit Delivery Services Streamline Cooking, Grocery Shopping

Meal-Kit Delivery Services Streamline Cooking, Grocery Shopping

Blue Apron(NEW YORK) — It’s been a common dilemma for the home cook for decades: A new recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon of an unusual ingredient, such as curry paste or caraway seeds, but purchasing an entire bottle of either means the remainder may end …

Google Glass to Be Available to Adults in US for One Day Only

Google Glass to Be Available to Adults in US for One Day Only

Google(NEW YORK) — Google plans to make is polarizing wearable internet device, the Google Glass, available to any adult in the United States on Tuesday, but for one day only.According to a release from Google, the device will be sold online for $1,50…

Amazon Preparing to Release Smart Phone?

Amazon Preparing to Release Smart Phone?

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amazon is preparing to release a smart phone later this year, a move that would pit the company against Apple and Samsung in an already crowded market.According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been d…

Cost of Beef at Highest Point Since 1980s

Cost of Beef at Highest Point Since 1980s

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Grilling season is almost here and meat eaters may have reason to be concerned as the cost of beef is as high as it has been in nearly three decades.Richie Vought of Iowa Meat Farms in San Diego says the high price of bee…

KFC Offering Limited Edition “Chicken Corsage”

KFC Offering Limited Edition “Chicken Corsage”

KFC(NEW YORK) — With the summer around the corner, KFC is offering a crispy accessory for women to adorn themselves with this prom and wedding season.The chicken corsage is — surprisingly — not a belated April Fool’s joke.The company has joine…

Amazon Offering Employees $5,000 to Quit

Amazon Offering Employees $5,000 to Quit

Photo Courtesy: Amazon.com(NEW YORK) — Who said it doesn’t pay to be a quitter?Retail behemoth Amazon is offering warehouse employees $5,000 if they quit their jobs. In a letter to shareholders Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained his decision.”The goal is…

Breakfast Wars: Taco Bell Aims to Devour McDonald’s Morning Menu Empire

Breakfast Wars: Taco Bell Aims to Devour McDonald’s Morning Menu Empire

Taco Bell(NEW YORK) — Taco Bell has launched an all-out advertising assault to promote its new Waffle Taco, in the hopes of taking a bite out of McDonald’s breakfast empire.One ad, set to the tune of “Old Macdonald Had a Farm,” featu…

Hoping to Speak to IRS Agent About Taxes? Be Prepared to Wait

Hoping to Speak to IRS Agent About Taxes? Be Prepared to Wait

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government wants your tax dollars but if you call in with a question — ie., about how to fill out specific forms — good luck getting an answer.Your wait time could be between 30 minutes and an hour. Talk abou…

Stocks Extend Losses; Blue Chips Down 139 Points

Stocks Extend Losses; Blue Chips Down 139 Points

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets call it a week with another sell-off Friday. This time, bank stocks joined the tech sector in the slide.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 139 points to 16,026.75. The Nasdaq Composite plunged 54 points, cl…

High-Priced Wine Boom…in China?

High-Priced Wine Boom…in China?

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — China is now the second-biggest consumer of high-priced wine in the world, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. Already the world’s largest red wine consumer, drinkers in the country now trail only …

What the Heartbleed Bug Looks Like to Hackers

What the Heartbleed Bug Looks Like to Hackers

Heartbleed.com(NEW YORK) — This is what hackers see when they exploit the Heartbleed bug to steal private data, such as passwords and credit card numbers, from vulnerable users, according to malware analyst Mark Loman. 

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