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Amber shows its golden tombs do not easily yield treasure

In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, miners discover a mosquito entombed in a red-yellow substance, supposedly carrying the DNA of long-extinct dinosaurs, waiting to be revived by modern scientists. It's a dramatic moment, but as recent events have shown, amber's real-life exploits are so much more …

The Target Data Hack Cost Banks More Than $200 Million

The gar­gan­tu­an theft of data from cred­it and deb­it cards used at Tar­get stores dur­ing last year’s hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son is now be­lieved …

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Coca-Cola announces $1 billion in cuts as demand, profit slide

Coca-Cola Co., faced with tepid demand and a drop in fourth-quarter earnings, said Tuesday it was initiating a $1-billion cost-cutting campaign to improve profitability.<p>The world's largest beverage company said Tuesday that profit fell 8.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the same …

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The Best International Fast Food Items From 10 Major Chains

We decided to round up an amazing international selection from 10 chains you know and love, mainly to make you jealous.<p>CREDIT: Wendy's New Zealand<p>Most conversations about foreign fast food tends to focus heavily on the bizarro stuff like black ninja tongues. They should hold their tongues, as …

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Futuristic Dubai Restaurant Uses Touchscreen Tables and 'Chef Cams'

Here's the latest in restaurant technology, straight from Dubai: <b>Ebony Interactive Restaurant</b> has outfitted itself with tables that are also internet-surfing touchscreens, allowing customers to browse the menu (complete with photos), order, and watch their meal be prepared via a "<b>Chef Cam</b>" which …

Curved Phones Are No Gimmick

The top-to-bottom curve on the LG G Flex means less glare when watching movies in landscape mode.<p>If you compare the phone in your pocket to the model before it, you probably won’t find a lot of change. Maybe a faster processor and a bigger screen, but those are small potatoes. The last time phones …

Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' debates Australian creationist on evolution

It was among the most ardently-followed debates about evolution since the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Live-stream coverage on YouTube attracted more than 500,000 viewers. About 900 people snapped up $25 tickets to see it in person.<p>All this for a debate, Tuesday night, that saw the bow-tied …

Man gets bionic hand with sense of touch nine years after accident

A man who lost his left hand in a fireworks accident has described how he could feel things that he had not been able to feel for more than nine years after testing a bionic replacement with a sense of touch.<p>Dennis Sorensen, from Denmark, felt the shape and texture of objects during a month's trial …

America's Shopping Malls Are Dying A Slow, Ugly Death

All across America, once-vibrant shopping malls are boarded up and decaying.<p>Traffic-driving anchors like Sears and JCPenney are shutting down stores, and mall owners are having a hard time finding retailers large enough to replace them. With a fresh wave of closures on the horizon, the problem is …

Does streaming music make Amazon Prime’s $99 price tag worth it?

It’s music to some users’ ears: Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.64% is launching a streaming music service that’s free for Prime users. But does this make …

How even the stodgiest retailer can win over millennials

Today’s millennials—nearly 80 million individuals in the United States alone—represent a staggering force in today’s marketplace, spending roughly $600 billion each year. And their impact is only expected to grow through 2020, with estimates their total spending in the US will top out at nearly …

Target to accelerate $100 million chip-enabled smart card program: CFO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Target Corp, which suffered a massive data breach during the holiday shopping season, is speeding up a $100 million program to implement the use of chip-enabled smart cards to protect against cyber theft, a senior company executive said.<p>The sign outside the Target store is …

CVS Caremark, No. 2 drugstore chain, will end all tobacco sales

WASHINGTON —<p>CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national pharmacy company to cease tobacco sales.<p>The move, which the …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

In Q4, Pandora posts highest profit as public company

Pandora Media, the operator of the Web's top radio service, reported its biggest quarter of profit since it went public, affirming expectations that investments to soup up its advertising engine would pay off.<p>But investors weren't celebrating, as they looked to the company's first-quarter guidance …

Hackers accessed Target's network using credentials stolen from a contractor

Customers might have to be worried about another range of companies thanks to the Target credit card security breach. The retailer reported that the initial intrusion into its network was traced back to credentials stolen from Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration, heating, and air …

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

Samsung unveils a new foundation for the smart home

The Samsung family of smart appliances and devices is about to get a lot more tight-knit.<p>Today, Samsung announced a new platform that will enable users to manage all of their connected appliances and devices -- everything from wearable tech to washing machines -- from a single application. The …