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Meet the $1 Million Robot You Can Buy on Amazon

Meet the $1 Million Robot You Can Buy on Amazon

YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A robot that takes its cues from its operator's facial expressions to shoot at enemies is now for sale on Amazon, suggesting that you can buy just about anything on the e-commerce giant's website.While it's unclear if the sinister shooting feature is for sale in this version of the Kuratas robot, a starter's kit is being offered on Amazon Japan for a little more than $1 million.Standing nearly 13 feet tall and weighing five tons, Kuratas looks like something out of a Hollywood action movie. While it may have the feel of a tank, the gasoline fueled robot moves at a top speed of 6 miles per hour.A video from 2012 provides a bit more insight into how Kuratas works.The rider climbs on board the robot, presses a button and slips into the cockpit from which they can operate the robot. Kuratas can also be operated via a smartphone hooked to a 3G network, according to a video released a few years ago when the project was first being developed. The command to shoot at an enemy: a smile. The video calls the feature "smile shot."While there are reviews left on the Amazon website, it was unclear if anyone has actually purchased the robot. A translation of the website listed just one Kuratas in stock and it was unclear if more were expected to be sold.One more thing -- buyer beware: The Kuratas doesn't come with arms and the $1 million purchase is for a starter kit that requires assembly, according to the Amazon Japan website.

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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His Next Book Club Choice

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His Next Book Club Choice

ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's about that point in the new year when many people begin abandoning their New Year's resolutions, but not many people have millions of people watching them like Mark Zuckerberg does.The Facebook CEO, who has vowed to read a book every two weeks focusing on cultures, beliefs, history or technology, revealed his second book club pick is a page-turner from psychologist Steve Pinker that argues violence in humanity has declined over time.Zuckerberg called Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined a "timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend."Since the book is 832 pages long, Zuckerberg said he'll take one month to read it but will keep with his resolution by naming another, shorter book in two weeks to complement the longer read.When it comes to billionaires and book clubs, Zuckerberg, like Oprah Winfrey, seems to have a Midas touch in choosing books.His first book club read, The End of Power by Moisés Naím, shot up on bestseller charts and was even briefly temporarily out of stock on Amazon.The tech titan takes on an ambitious personal challenge every year. In previous years, he has tackled everything from learning Mandarin Chinese to writing thank you notes.

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Recall Announced for Chicken of the Sea Brand Tuna Cans

Recall Announced for Chicken of the Sea Brand Tuna Cans

Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is recalling more than 2,000 cans of light tuna in water after it was determined that the cans may contain metal pieces from a broken piece of equipment.According to a press release from Publix food stores, about 2,400 cans of Chicken of the Sea brand tuna were recalled. Those cans had been shipped to stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Publix notes that no injuries had been reported in association with the recall, and no customers have reported finding metal pieces in the product.

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Uber Hopes to Create Jobs, Help Environment Through Partnerships with European Cities

Uber Hopes to Create Jobs, Help Environment Through Partnerships with European Cities

Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch(MUNICH) -- Speaking at the DLD15 Conference on Sunday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick outlined his company's hopes of building new partnerships with European cities to bring the ride-sharing service to them."Uber is committed to establishing new partnerships with Europe's cities to ensure innovation, harness powerful economic benefits and promote core city functions," Kalanick said. The Digital-Life-Design conference "is a global network on innovation digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration."In a post to the Uber blog, the company says it could help take 400,000 cars off the road, reduce emissions and create 50,000 new jobs across Europe. Currently, the company is working with European governments on rule to ensure public safety. Uber notes that 22 U.S. jurisdictions passed new laws regulating ridesharing in 2014, and similar legislation has either been adopted or is being considered by numerous international jurisdictions.Finally, the company shated its key principles -- rider and driver safety, choice and competition, economic growth and tax collection.

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Teen Arrested Over Christmas Gaming Console Attacks

Teen Arrested Over Christmas Gaming Console Attacks

Ghettog76/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- British police may have nabbed the Grinch responsible for taking down Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network over Christmas, causing disappointment to gamers around the world. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Friday in Merseyside County in northwest England as part of an investigation into the attacks, which knocked the gaming systems offline, as well as "swatting" offenses, police said.

Swatting is when someone falsely reports a crime to law enforcement to prompt a SWAT team mobilization. Police in the United Kingdom typically do not release the names of suspects at the time of their arrest. "We are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done. We will continue to work closely with the FBI to identify those to who commit offences and hold them to account," Craig Jones, head of the regional cyber crime unit, said in a statement. Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network both suffered “distributed denial of service” attacks over Christmas, designed to flood the networks with artificial traffic, ultimately disrupting connectivity and knocking the systems offline. Lizard Squad, a mysterious hacking collective that seems to choose its targets for the "fun" of it, tweeted at the time that it was responsible for the attack.

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Wendy’s Removes Soda Option from Kids’ Menu

Wendy’s Removes Soda Option from Kids’ Menu

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fast food chain Wendy's has removed the soda option for kids' meals, according to a report by USA Today. Soda will no longer be listed as an option on the kids’ menu, but parents will still be able to order it for their child. The fast food chain is the most recent to give into pressure from child health advocacy group. McDonald's recently made a similar commitment to drop soda from Happy Meals in 2013.

"When ordering a kids' meal, the customer is asked what beverage they prefer," Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini told USA Today. "The change is the kids' meal beverage options which are shown on our menu boards."

Other fast food restaurants including Subway, Arby's and Chipotle do not have soda listed as a drink option on their kids' menu.

However, Burger King still lists soda as an available item to kids on their menu, according to USA Today.

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Oil, Gas Companies Fuel Wall Street Rally

Oil, Gas Companies Fuel Wall Street Rally

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Oil and gas companies fueled gains in the markets on Friday, sending them higher for the first time in days to close the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session at 17511.57, up 190.86 from its open. The Nasdaq rose 63.56 to 4634.38. The S&P 500 was up 26.75 to close at 2019.42.A long drop in crude prices was placed on pause after the International Energy Agency cut its estimate of oil production from countries outside OPEC. The price of oil is now half of what it was last June.  Investment bank Goldman Sachs reported a ten percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday, hurt by a fall in trading activity. Safety regulators are looking into potentially serious problems in SUVs involving engine compartment smoke or fire complaints in 2015 Jeep Cherokees and air bags that didn't properly inflate in 2013 Nissan Rogues.

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FTC Sends Refund Checks for ‘Rachel from Cardholder Services’ Scheme

FTC Sends Refund Checks for ‘Rachel from Cardholder Services’ Scheme

Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced on Friday it is mailing nearly 17,000 refund checks totaling more than $700,000 to consumers who lost money to the “Rachel from Cardholder Services” scheme.In one pitch, the recording to consumers promised to reduce credit card interest rates for an up-front fee, when in fact the service did little.  The Federal Trade Commission previously called "Rachel from Cardholder Services" scheme "public enemy number one." Affected consumers are getting a refund of $43 each. The refund checks were mailed out on Friday.The refunds are being made from funds collected through a November 2013 settlement with Emory L. “Jack” Holley IV, Lisa Miller, and the six corporate defendants they controlled.Pre-recorded telemarketing robocalls became illegal in 2009, but refunds are only issued for fraud. The Federal Trade Commission can't reimburse customers for annoyance.

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These Smart Shoes Were Made for Harvesting Your Walking Energy

These Smart Shoes Were Made for Harvesting Your Walking Energy

Klevis Ylli/HSG-IMIT(NEW YORK) -- These smart shoes may one day power up your wearable electronic devices while you walk. Built by German researchers, the set of shoes aims to harvest the energy humans create with every step they take, getting rid of the need for batteries or adapters to power a person's wearable devices. The technological advance was detailed in the journal Smart Materials and Structure. The power sneakers are equipped with "inductive energy harvesters" in the soles of the shoes. With each step a person takes, they generate power from the motion created between the magnets and coils in the sole of the shoe. A separate "swing harvester" also harnesses the energy a person makes every time their foot swings to take a step. While the power kicks are cool, they won't be enough to power a current smartphone, but the shoes should be able to power small sensors in various wearable devices, according to the study. The BBC reports the technological advance could even be used to power self-lacing shoes for the elderly -- Marty McFly style.

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World’s First Virgin Hotel Opens in Chicago

World’s First Virgin Hotel Opens in Chicago

Virgin(CHICAGO) -- Travelers in Chicago are seeing red -- Virgin red, that is. On Friday, the air carrier and lifestyle conglomerate launched the world's first Virgin Hotel in Chicago.Built inside the Old Dearborn Bank Building, a 26-story Art Deco landmark, the Virgin Hotel will offer 250 rooms kitted out with stylish, modern amenities including overhead showers, smart TVs and miniature SMEG refrigerators, yet maintain original aesthetic features of the building such as ornate brass elevator doors, mail chutes and a 1920s oak Cigar Bar that functions as the hotel’s front desk.While Virgin's travel group has operated a handful of exclusive, uber-luxury retreats around the world since the 1980s -- including a private island, a Swiss chalet and a Kenyan camping site that begins at $640 per night -- the Windy City property marks the first accommodations for the brand that arrive with an affordable room rate."We welcome all customers who are looking for a hotel that has a distinct identity and isn’t concerned with nickel and diming them," Raul Leal, CEO Virgin Hotels, told ABC News."We believe that certain hotel amenities and offerings, such as Wi-Fi, should be a right, and our hotel is aiming to eliminate those customer pain points," he continued. "Other fees, we’ve removed are early check-in/late check-out fees and we’ve made our minibar pricing at street level. Those who have come to love and respect our level of service on Virgin Air will enjoy the hotel. We’re looking for entrepreneurs, travelers, and more."Money saved on small-print fees and minibar snacks can be put to use instead at one of the four dining locations available throughout the hotel.The Commons Club, a drinking and dining lounge meant to evoke a private club, offers a range of culinary delights from stuffed potato tots to black truffle Ribeye with bone marrow mac 'n' cheese. Other outposts, such as a rooftop bar, coffee shop and traditional American diner, will roll out in the coming months.And if you need to spruce up after a visit to the in-house gym or spa, Virgin Hotel rooms are designed to convert to each traveler's discreet needs."The guest rooms, we call them chambers, are divided into two spaces – the dressing room and the lounge -- with sliding doors, complete with a peephole, to sound proof the room while creating privacy and security," said Leal. "However, we have to say, we designed the dressing rooms with women in mind. The dressing room is complete with full vanity, make-up desk and mirror, an extra-large shower with bench, and his and hers closets for easy unpacking."But while these distinctive design touches will be present in all future Virgin Hotels, Leal noted that each property will also include references to the city in which it stands, like an in-room cup from Chicago-based Bowtruss Coffee."It’s been a long held dream to start beautiful, comfortable, fun hotels for guests and give them what they want and need while being gentle on their wallets,” said Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder, in a release. “I’m tremendously proud of the brilliant Virgin Hotels team, and I look forward to hosting our fans and spending more time in Chicago."

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What Airline Ticket Sales Tell Us About Who Will Win Super Bowl

What Airline Ticket Sales Tell Us About Who Will Win Super Bowl

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New England fans, perhaps not surprisingly given their fanatical devotion to their hometown teams, are pretty confident the Patriots are headed to next month's Super Bowl.Nevermind whether the Pats are actually going to win this Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Judging from airline tickets sales on Orbitz, however, New England has this one in the bag.Patriots fans have purchased the most airplane tickets, at an average of $507, to see the AFC Championship Game in person.Seattle Seahawks fans are feeling confident they will make a repeat appearance to the Big Game -- coming in at number two at $424 a ticket.The Colts and Packers fans don’t seem as confident with the fewest purchases coming from Green Bay at $402 a ticket and Indianapolis at $434 a ticket, respectively.If it seems crazy to book a plane ticket without even knowing who is in the Super Bowl, then think again. According to Orbitz.com, airline ticket prices to the past two Super Bowl cities jumped significantly the night of the conference championships.Last year, the average flight to New York jumped 25 percent from $388 to $518, and in 2013 to New Orleans, nearly 40 percent from $591 to $970.No matter who is in the game, hotel rooms in Phoenix may be hard to come by. But hotels often block out more rooms than they can actually sell, and availability often increases as the game gets closer.

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Nintendo 3DS XL: What to Expect from Revamped Gaming Device

Nintendo 3DS XL: What to Expect from Revamped Gaming Device

Nintendo(NEW YORK) -- The people who just unwrapped a Nintendo 3DS XL over the holidays can enjoy having the newest gaming console for a hot second, because it's about to become old news.Nintendo announced this week it is releasing a revamped 3DS XL handheld device that will have 3-D face tracking technology, even better graphics and shorter load times. The device also comes with a Near Field Communication chip that will enable gamers to interact with their Amiibo plastic figurines, bringing another layer to the gaming experience.What may disappoint owners of the old Nintendo 3DS XL the most are the two new buttons and "C stick" control that allow games to be released exclusively for the new device, rendering the old one obsolete for certain games.The first game exclusive to the new 3DS XL will be Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. The remake of the tremendously popular Wii game will launch on the new handheld device in April, according to Nintendo.Among the features that make it different are a bonus mode that lets players check out 3-D models of the characters and listen to music from the game.Nintendo is banking that die-hard fans will choose to upgrade to the device, so much in fact that the new 3DS XL doesn't come with a power adapter since its compatible with old systems. The company said it was a cost-cutting measures designed to not charge gamers for a piece of hardware they may already own.Adapters are available for purchase for as low as $9.95.The new Nintendo 3DS XL launches in the United States on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.If you're considering upgrading your gaming device, check out Nintendo's guide on how to seamlessly transition.

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Elon Musk Moves Forward with Multi-Billion Dollar Hyperloop Idea

Elon Musk Moves Forward with Multi-Billion Dollar Hyperloop Idea

Tesla Motors/Spacex(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk's dream of catapulting humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality.The Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted that he plans to build a test track "most likely in Texas" where student teams and companies can test out designs for possible Hyperloop pods.The billionaire first unveiled his futuristic idea in 2013, calling it "a cross between a Concord, a rail gun and an air hockey table."He published the 57-page design plan on both Tesla Motors' and SpaceX's blogs as a PDF available for download.According to Musk's concept, the Hyperloop could carry travelers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, easily beating out a costly high-speed rail project.The Hyperloop is a large pneumatic tube, similar to the system used by some hospitals to transport documents, samples and medications in a more efficient manner. New York City also relied on a network of pneumatic tubes to transport mail during the first half of the 20th century.For human travel, Musk plans to mount a large fan to the front of a pod, which would re-direct high pressure to the rear of the capsule, facilitating even higher speeds.The cost of the project has been estimated to fall between $6 billion and $7.5 billion.Musk has not only spent his week re-imagining how we may travel in the future, but he is also doing his part to keep humanity safe from a potential robot uprising by donating $10 million to the Future of Life Institute for research on how to keep artificial intelligence safe.He has previously expressed his concern about robots, saying artificial intelligence has the potential to be "more dangerous than nukes."

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Don’t Worry, You Can Still Send Glitter to Enemies

Don’t Worry, You Can Still Send Glitter to Enemies

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You can still send glitter to your enemies, but you'll have to click on over to a new website.An Australian company had advertised a way to anonymously prank people by sending them cards filled with glitter, then said it would stop taking new orders.Now, a Canadian woman hopes to fill the void with her own glitter-bombing company."I found out yesterday [Wednesday] night that he [shipyourenemiesglitter.com founder Matthew Carpenter] said he was suspending orders," said a woman who goes by the name Davison, who is based in Canada. "I know he wants to exit, but he should never suspend orders. He’s throwing away a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No one gets this much exposure that quickly."Davison teamed up with a business partner to create actuallyshipyourenemiesglitter.com and pick up where Carpenter left off."We purchased a domain, opened the Tumblr, and started commenting everywhere where they reported that he [Carpenter] was no longer shipping orders," she told ABC News.Like Carpenter's business venture, Actually Ship Your Enemies Glitter offers a one-click ordering system to ship someone a surprise letter filled with glitter specks."We are not copying his idea," Davison said. "We are just offering a glitter shipment service. That's all."The service costs $11.11 in U.S. dollars, whereas Ship Your Enemies Glitter's rate cost $8.15.In addition, customers will have the option to include a personalized note, so long as it isn't threatening or obscene, according to Davison.Carpenter told ABC News that Ship Your Enemies Glitter had made "thousands."Following the stop to incoming orders, Ship Your Enemies Glitter posted a statement on its purchase page: "Purchasing has been temporarily suspended. You guys have a sick fascination with shipping people glitter. We've received all orders & working through them. There was a tonne so be patient."Carpenter also tweeted that he was putting the site up for sale."It sounds like he doesn't have the patience for the business," Davison said. "I know how to deal with it, so bring on the orders! Out of all the things I've done, it'll be hilarious if I make the most money out of this."

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WATCH: First Look at Bud Light’s Super Bowl Ad

WATCH: First Look at Bud Light’s Super Bowl Ad

Anheuser-Busch(NEW YORK) -- The Super Bowl is less than a month away, and while many are anticipating the big game, others are looking forward to the commercials.ABC News' Good Morning America on Friday got a first look at Bud Light’s 2015 Super Bowl ad. In this year's ad, entitled "Coin," a Bud Light fan heads out for an epic night filled with '80s "old school" fun and games. There’s even a life-size Pac Man board.The ad continues the brand's "Up for Whatever" campaign and celebrity appearances are expected. Last year's commercial of one fan's wild and crazy night out had cameos from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don Cheadle, Minka Kelly and more."We believe that our new Super Bowl commercial and the Bud Light House of Whatever will make Bud Light the most talked about experience at the Super Bowl,” Alexander Lambrecht, vice president, Bud Light, said in a press release.More than 112.2 million tuned in for last year's Super Bowl, making it the most-watched program in history, according to the NFL.Watch GMA on Jan. 27 to see the full ad before the big game on Feb. 1.

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Does Your Car Have a ‘Hidden Warranty’ that Could Save You on Repairs?

Does Your Car Have a ‘Hidden Warranty’ that Could Save You on Repairs?

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While driving her pre-owned 2007 Honda CR-V last summer, Odalys Grieco found hot air blowing from the vehicle’s air conditioner.With a broken air conditioner and what she thought was an expired warranty, she expected to pay a lot to have it repaired.That was before she did some digging and discovered that there had been a problem with the air conditioning units in that model year, so she asked Honda about it and the company performed the repair for free.“It would have cost me approximately $800 or more,” she said.Grieco’s vehicle had what some call a “secret warranty,” and Consumer Reports magazine has found hundreds of what it calls “hidden warranties.”“A lot of people think that their car's warranty is over and they're done. And in many cases that's not the case,” the magazine’s Jake Fisher told ABC's GMA Investigates.Car companies dispute calling the warranties “secret” or “hidden.” Across the industry, car manufacturers call them “customer satisfaction campaigns” because they say that, when they discover a problem, they notify the dealer and the original owner.Honda says it did that, but second owners, such as Grieco, don’t necessarily get those notices.John Holmes discovered the so-called “secret warranty” for a fuel pump on his pre-owned 2004 BMW 325i, saving himself $8,000.“I felt like I won the lottery,” Holmes said.Honda and BMW told GMA Investigates that they are happy the customers received the free repairs.So how can people find out whether their vehicles are covered by these types of warranties?First, call the dealership and provide the year, make and model of your vehicle. Ask about any potential service campaigns or customer satisfaction campaigns that cover the problem your vehicle may be having. And don’t forget to ask about any technical service bulletins on your vehicle.

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Bethenny Frankel Set to Launch Skinnygirl Marijuana

Bethenny Frankel Set to Launch Skinnygirl Marijuana

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Bethenny Frankel is expanding her empire one puff at a time. The Real Housewives of New York City star will launch Skinnygirl Marijuana in states where recreational use of the drug is legal.According to US Weekly, Frankel will create cannabis for those who want to avoid the munchies afterward, in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.A source told the magazine, "She read about how profitable the cannabis industry is and wants to get in on that."News of her new business venture comes as she's still dealing with her bitter divorce from estranged husband, Jason Hoppy."Jason turned down a $3 million settlement offer because he wanted more," a source said. "Their divorce has gotten nasty."

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RadioShack Nostalgia: A Look Back At Its Glory Days From the 1980s and ’90s

RadioShack Nostalgia: A Look Back At Its Glory Days From the 1980s and ’90s

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Struggling to bring customers into its stores over the last few years, RadioShack is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy protection.However, during much of the 1980s and '90s, RadioShack was one of the country's go-to electronics retailers, with the tagline, "The Technology Store."That's when the company touted 3-watt "Car/Carry Transportable Cellular Phones" with basketball-size portable adapters you can carry from your car."Memory dialing stores up to 98 numbers of up to 32 digits each for fast 2-digit dialing," a catalog description states. And they were only $799, commercials around the late '80s and early '90s touted.

Fast forward to this decade. The company has posted losses for the last 11 quarters. Meanwhile, its shares have plummeted about 30 percent Thursday and are trading around 29 cents.The 94-year-old RadioShack is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as February, the Wall Street Journal reported.The company started off with mixed roots in Boston and Fort Worth, Texas. Then in 1963, Tandy Corporation acquired RadioShack, "marking the company's start as a personal electronics retailer," RadioShack's website states.In 2000, Tandy Corporation changed its name to RadioShack Corp. and listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RSH.As a personal electronics store, the company tried to stay on top of the trends.One RadioShack commercial touted about 25 years ago: "Finding a phone in a car isn't that unusual anymore, except when it leaves the car for greener pastures, the high seas or a leisurely lunch."RadioShack employs around 27,000 associates in more than 4,400 company-operated stores across the U.S. and Mexico, according to the company late last year.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the electronics retailer may be in talks with a private equity firm to sell its assets out of bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.A spokesperson for RadioShack told ABC News in a statement, "We decline to comment except to say that RadioShack has not confirmed any of the information that is being reported."

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Rough Week for Markets Continues, Unemployment Claims Rise

Rough Week for Markets Continues, Unemployment Claims Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A rough week on Wall Street continued Thursday with the fifth consecutive day of losses as all three major indices finished the session below where they began, prompted in part by an increase in the number of jobless claims reported by the Labor Department.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 102.69 to a close of 17,324.40.The Nasdaq lost 68.5 to 4,570.82, and the S&P 500 dipped 18.54, ending the session at 1,992.73.The Labor Department announced Thursday that 316,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending Jan. 10. That number was 19,000 higher than the previous week, which was also revised up from 294,000 to 297,000.

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Google Glass Sales Halted as Group Goes Back to Drawing Board

Google Glass Sales Halted as Group Goes Back to Drawing Board

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google Glass has been discontinued as the team behind the futuristic eyewear goes back to the drawing board.Google announced Thursday in a blog post that it is shutting down its Explorer program and that the last day for individual consumers to purchase the computer-equipped glasses will be Jan. 19."Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we're ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run," the Google Glass team said in a blog post.The company is expected to continue selling its Glass at Work devices, which have been used everywhere from sporting events to operating rooms.Thursday's announcement also included restructuring plans, which will move Glass from the Google X research lab to a separate group, which will report to Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest Labs, which the technology giant acquired last year for $3.2 billion.Whether Google Glass will become a technology relic or rise again remains to be seen.Google said the plan is for the group to "build for the future," and promised new versions of Glass will be available down the line.

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