Alonzo Aungon

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Why Can't Airline Fees Be Refundable? Glad You Asked

The North American airline industry collected an estimated $8.2 billion last year from fees for items such as checked baggage, premium seat assignments and early boarding privileges -- a $700 million increase from 2013. But are they keeping more of your money than they should?<p>Andrew Petrilla …

Flying

A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists

Remember in grade school when the teachers repeatedly told us to read directions? Well, they were onto something. Not only did teaching us that simple, yet invaluable skill mean they didn't have to answer the same question over and over again, but they were also preparing us for the rest of our …

Emily Kinney books first post-'Walking Dead' role

Emily Kinney has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s <i>Forever</i>, which marks her first gig after being killed off <i>The Walking Dead</i>, <i>EW</i> has learned.<p>The …

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck? | Pete Etchells

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker

At The Oscar Nominations, It's A Good Year To Be An Idiosyncratic Man

<b>Listen · 10:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>[<i>At the top of this post, you'll find a discussion I had with Stephen Thompson, my Pop Culture Happy Hour co-panelist, about the Oscar nominations. Tomorrow's full PCHH episode more fully covers the film</i> Selma<i>.</i>]<p>The Oscar nominations are in (you can see the …

Civil Rights

Rookie P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 for NBA's flop of the year

Thursday's worst Oscar snub may well have been P.J. Hairston of the Charlotte Hornets.<p>The NBA rookie certainly, definitely, no-doubt-about-it …

Google puts Nest's Tony Fadell in charge of Google Glass

The Glass Explorer Program is being shut down<p>The fate of Google Glass has been up in the air these past few months, as developers seem to have stopped paying attention to the new-age eyewear and Glasshole sightings have decreased significantly. But Glass isn't done yet: Google's announcing today …

Swiss Currency Has Shot Up 15% So Far Today. Here's Why That Matters

Chaos in the currency market is a sign of deep problems for Europe—and the whole global economy.<p>The global economy got a lot more interesting today, …

Two Dead, One Injured in Anti-Terrorism Raid in Belgium: Officials

Anti-terror police in Belgium raided a town east of Brussels on Thursday, killing two terror suspects in a dramatic shootout that was part of a crackdown on Islamic extremists returning from Syria. Belgian federal prosecutor spokesman Eric Van der Sypt said at a news conference that police carried …