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9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial

When does the ordinary -- letters, gloves, wallets -- become extraordinary?<p>When the objects tell a story: a stack of personal letters that fell to the ground after a hijacked plane plowed into the World Trade Center; leather gloves worn in the recovery effort; a red wallet belonging to a woman who …

6 Futuristic Car Safety Features on the Road Today—And One We Can't Have

Brake assist, lane departure warnings, and smart cruise control are making our roads safer. But forget about getting those automatic headlights.<p>Brake assist, lane departure warnings, and smart cruise control are making our roads safer. But forget about getting those automatic headlights. <b>Related:</b> …

PlayStation Vita Slim makes the case for a dedicated gaming handheld

<b>The Good</b> The new Vita Slim charges with any Micro-USB cable, is thinner and lighter, has improved battery life, and works nicely as a PS4 accessory for local game streaming. The game library's gotten really good, too, including freebies for PS Plus subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive proprietary memory …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Wall Street

Wal-Mart's Supercenters Are Becoming A Major Problem

The retail giant's mega stores suffered a .3% same-store sales decline in the second quarter compared with last year. During the same period, foot traffic for Wal-Mart's U.S. stores fell by 1.1%.<p>By comparison, Wal-Mart's smaller-format stores, or Neighborhood Markets, generated same-store sales …

eCommerce

T-Mobile customers billed for millions in scam charges - FTC

<b>Washington</b> --<p>T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.<p>In its complaint filed in a federal court in …

T-Mobile

No thanks to Apple, iPhones and iPads can finally stream DRM videos from your iTunes library

<b>Updated Wednesday, July 2, at 5:37 AM PT to highlight the difference between Younity’s iTunes media streaming and Apple’s “Home Sharing” feature</b><p>iTunes shows and movies are protected by digital rights management (DRM) software, which limits how people can share and view them. But thanks to a …

New FAA rules class toy UAVs as illegal drones

The latest FAA rules on UAVs are so broad that they class adorable toy quadcopters as drones and require special permits to operate them. Meanwhile, …

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain

Working late on a project? Why staying up all night is the worst thing you can do.<p>When running up against a deadline, pulling an all-nighter may seem your only option to complete a project, but a recent study published in the Swedish journal, <i>Sleep</i> showed that, rather than boosting productivity, …

10 Smart Moves Every 20-Something Should Make

Nope, your 20s isn't a throwaway decade. What you do matters. Here are some principles to make the most of these exciting but unsettled years.<p>With many of us taking much longer than our parents or grandparents to finish our education and settle into a career (thanks, crappy economy), it can feel …

As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But …

How to Manage a Crisis Before It Destroys Your Business

Entrepreneurs offer their best advice for staying afloat, even thriving, during a crisis.<p>If there's one universal truth in business, it's that, someday, disaster will strike. You lose your biggest customer; a storm wipes out your data center. So how do entrepreneurs handle a crisis, while ensuring …

How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want

It’s time to stop setting the wrong goals and start using goals to determine the journey, not the destination.<p>It’s a commonly accepted sentiment that setting goals will lead you to success.<p>Many of us believe life will be better by reaching those goals, so we make our plans, put our nose to the …

10 Job-Search Skills Today's College Students Need To Master

The old adage “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true when it comes to finding a job. Practice these critical job search skills so you can present your best self in the hiring process.<p><b>1. Shaking hands.</b> Nothing says, “I’m not interested” like a limp handshake. Practice shaking hands so you get …