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U.S. Airports We Wouldn't Mind Being Stranded In

It goes without saying that time spent in the airport is usually the worst part of any trip -- the term "layover" is basically a dirty word to frequent flyers. But airport advancements in recent years have made time spent there a bit more bearable.<p>Simple additions and amenities go a long way -- for …

Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within …

New iPad-Like Touchscreen On The 2015 Volvo XC90 Reinvents How We'll Interact With Our Cars

A new touchscreen on the 2015 Volvo XC90 that operates like an iPad has the potential to deliver what Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and other automakers have not been able to: a less cluttered interior with fewer driver distractions. But, like all systems that trade individual buttons for a large …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like Chitika and Tapjoy. One …

Be My Friend: The Staggering Number of Young People's Cell Phone Contacts

After her six year-old flip phone had lost keys and was literally falling apart, my parsimonious and independent 20-something daughter finally agreed to let me get her a new one. It seemed to be taking forever to transfer the data from her old phone to her new one. Finally, she asked the Verizon …

You Are Being Hunted On Social Media

Working at home has ups and downs. This morning I found myself picking a piece of Lego out of my foot that I managed to step on in the darkness, again. That coupled with the fact that I had to yet find my way to the coffee maker meant that my mood was far less than pleasant.<p>After properly …

​Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has struck a deal with Boeing and Lockheed to build space rockets

Wondering why NASA gave Boeing the lion's share of its space taxi funding? Jeff Bezos could have something to do with it. Shortly after NASA awarded Boeing $4.2 billion in funding, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> claimed the company padded its bid with a partnership with Bezos' Blue Origin. Turns out, the …

Oligarch's arrest deepens fears over Russian economy

The arrest of one of Russia's richest men, whose empire spans oil production to the country's largest mobile phone network, could send further shockwaves through an economy already reeling from western sanctions.<p>Analysts said the moves against Vladimir Yevtushenkov this week looked like a raid on …

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Big Health Expands Its Digital Therapy For Sleep Disorders To The iPhone

Index Ventures-backed UK health startup Big Health has launched its first app, extending its inaugural web product, Sleepio — a cognitive behavioral therapy program for sleep disorder sufferers — onto the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app integrates with Apple’s HealthKit in iOS 8 so it can import …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Texas Considers Textbooks That Contain Climate Change Denial

Texas Schoolbook Massacre<p>Oh Texas. All that juicy low-carbon windpower you're generating – and wiring into the grid – makes us love you.<p>But then you have to go and deny anthropogenic climate change. Such a turn-off.<p>Several news outlets -- including <i>The Guardian</i>, the <i>National Journal</i>, the <i>Huffington</i> …

GuitarHero co-founder raises $37M to jump into 'smart home' market

What do you get when you put together one of the guys behind GuitarHero, the founder of a company that makes robots for cops, an M&A attorney, and a Palantir co-founder?<p>Well, you get Leeo, a stealthy company in the “smart home” space that’s announced it has already managed to raise $37 million in …

Enormous Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction In Texas

It'll trap tons of CO2 from a coal-fired power plant ... and then use it to mine for more fossil fuels.<p>What will eventually be the world's largest carbon capture facility has started construction near Houston, Texas.<p>The Petra Nova system will collect carbon dioxide leaving an existing coal plant by …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

$3 Per Gallon Gas, Here We Come

After peaking around $3.70 per gallon in June, gas prices dropped steadily for two months—and they're expected to keep declining for months to …

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas as cover for firing rockets at Israel

Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.<p>But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza's crowded urban landscape, took …

Visiting 10 Real-Life Locations From FX's 'Archer'

Despite being an animated series (perhaps encouraged by that fact), Archer and his team at the International Secret Intelligence Service often travel to various high-flying locations around the world to practice spycraft (poorly). Most of these locations, as one would imagine, are perfectly …

Dutch Woman Fakes Trip to Southeast Asia, Surfaces Universal Truth

Did you guys hear the one about the Dutch girl who faked a trip to Southeast Asia? Nope, that isn't a joke, so the upside is there's no terrible punch-line either.<p>In truth, 25 year-old Zilla van den Born literally deceived her friends and family into thinking she'd peaced out to Southeast Asia for …

T-Mobile CEO on Sprint: 'Put a fork in it. They're done'

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sprint may boast more subscribers than T-Mobile, but John Legere doesn't even regard Sprint as his competition.<p>In an interview, the outspoken T-Mobile CEO reiterated his goal of surpassing Sprint as the nation's third-largest wireless carrier later this year. "Put a fork in it," he …

8 Of The Best Nude Beaches In Europe

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually <i>mooning</i> each other (you know, on the beach), we're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline …

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Apple Store Crashes As iPhone 6 Goes On Sale

Users logging onto the online Apple Store at midnight — when the new iPhones were scheduled to go on sale — reported slow load times and a long delay in the devices becoming available to purchase.<p>Some service appears to have been restored after about 30 minutes. But later Friday morning, the store …

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Denmark McDonald's Workers Get Paid Vastly Higher Wages

In response to the protests, McDonald's, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, has warned that wage increases would force franchisees to raise menu prices.<p>But in Denmark, McDonald's employees make twice what they do in the US, and the Big Mac costs just 35 cents more, William Finnegan …

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Hawaii ramps up efforts to move homeless people from tourists areas

Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach.<p>These days Trevarthen, 62, is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and jacked up the rent, he said. He spends his days reading surfside and figuring out where he’s going to get his next meal, and his …

A Baltimore Pizzeria Is Offering Free Pies In Exchange For Ray Rice ‘Toilet Paper’

While the Baltimore Ravens have announced that they will eventually be allowing fans the opportunity to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys, one pizzeria has a more immediate alternative. Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks on Light Street in Baltimore announced on its Facebook page yesterday that fans who have …