James Resiter

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Congress Asks EPA If Crumb Rubber Turf Is Safe for Young Athletes

Washington lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh in on whether crumb rubber used in artificial turf fields in thousands of schools, parks and stadiums is safe for young athletes — citing a series of stories by NBC News.<p>"These stories and others raise questions among …

The Power of Quiet Leadership

We are often taught that if you want to be heard you have to speak up. If you want to lead, you have to be loud.<p>Is that really the case?<p>In a recent …

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AT&T is locking down Apple SIM cards in the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

So much for shopping around<p>Just when we think the SIM card may be about to die, here comes AT&T on a self-serving life support mission. <i>MacRumors</i> reports that the Apple SIM card, which is designed to be used by a growing number of carriers around the world, will be locked by AT&T as soon as you sign …

Apple's iPad Air 2 on preorder at Walmart for $489

A day after Apple unveiled its two new tablets, Walmart is shaving down prices. The retail giant told CNET on Friday that it's offering the iPad Air 2 for $489 and the iPad Mini 3 for $389. Apple's prices are $499 for the Air 2 and $399 for the Mini 3.<p>Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 …

Comcast Sat By As ID Thieves Set Up Multiple Accounts, Ran Up Thousands In Charges

A local news report in Nashville about a local man whose ID was stolen and used to open up two bogus Comcast accounts hundreds of miles away in …

Comcast Sued By Customer Who Says Cable Company Had Him Fired From Job

Last week, we brought you the story of former Comcast customer Conal O’Rourke, who lost his job at renowned accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers …

College Students Pitch In To Tip Delivery Driver $1,268 For Two Pizzas

Reading through notes given to him by the students. (WISHTV.com)<p>Tipping a lot for pizza isn’t unusual — how else can one adequately express thanks …

Groupon Provides Refund For “Secretly Mexican” Samsung TV

You may remember reader Rob, whose story we featured here a few weeks ago. Rob bought a smart TV from Groupon Goods. and then ended up plunged in a …

Holy Hamburger! World's first $1,768 burger

This may – or may not – be the world's most expensive burger.<p>But, geez Louise, would you want to pour ketchup on the $1,768 Glamburger?<p>The burger is made with 220 grams of Kobe Wagyu beef minced with 60 grams of New Zealand venison. It's made with Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron. It's …

Bought A Red Bull In The Last 12 Years? Here’s How To Claim Your Piece Of The $13M Settlement

<b>UPDATE 10/9</b>: The link for the Red Bull settlement is apparently no longer working, after reports that a surge in traffic might’ve crashed the site. …

Unhappy Customer: Comcast Told My Employer About Complaint, Got Me Fired

——<p>——-<p>When you complain to your cable company, you certainly don’t expect that the cable company will then contact your employer and discuss your …

Virgin America Flight Diverted After Passenger Masturbates, Tries To Open Exit Door

The purple lights are kind of inviting, but come on. (triterion)<p>A Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles had to stop in Nebraska on the …

I live in the US and I can't get home internet

In some parts of the country, there is only one choice for home internet. In others, there are none<p><i>Daryl Myers is a resident of Whatcom County, Washington. He decided to go public with his story after nearly two years of frustrating negotiations for internet with local providers and officials.</i><p>A …

Comcast is injecting Xfinity ads on public WiFi hotspots

Comcast has again drawn scrutiny, this time over its practice of injecting its own advertisements into Web pages visited by those connected to its …

EA CEO: We Don’t Want To Win Worst Company Award For 3rd Time

In 2013, video game giant Electronic Arts became the first business to be named Worst Company In America twice by Consumerist readers (a feat that …

You’re Not Seeing Things, Virginia Drivers — Those Are Some Seriously Crooked Road Lines

Drivers in Virginia were probably rubbing their eyes and wondering if maybe someone slipped a bit of booze into their morning coffee yesterday, when …

Comcast incompetence inspires more painful tales from customers

The horror: Man talks to six Comcast CSRs in 90 minutes, problem still unfixed.<p>The hapless, rude Comcast employee who was recorded by a customer …

PSN Down As Sony, Blizzard, Riot And Others Are Under Siege By Hackers [Update: SOE President's Plane Diverted By Bomb Scare]

If you’re trying to play a game on PSN today, you may be running into some issues. Despite routine maintenance set for tomorrow, over the weekend Sony's PSN service has been hit by a series of crippling attacks from a hacker/vandal collective known as “Lizard Squad.”<p>The group also claims to have …

US House of Representatives faces Wikipedia ban thanks to trollish edits

We already know that the United States Congress (or the countless people it employs) can't seem to stop editing Wikipedia articles, but do they need to be such jerks about it? Case in point: Wiki tinkerers using an IP address connected to the US House of Representatives have been blocked from …

3 Myths Comcast Is Telling The FCC About TWC Merger

Comcast has been justifiably criticized for blatantly trying to curry favor with the FCC by trying to spend $110,000 to sponsor a fundraiser honoring …

New GM Recall Means Automaker Has Recalled About 15 Times More Vehicles Than It Has Sold - Consumer Reports News

It appears General Motors is in the recall business, and business is booming. The troubled automaker just recalled another 3.16 million vehicles from …

GM Recall Puts Bad Ignition Switches Back in Some Cars - Consumer Reports News

It’s a bad situation when a recall has to be recalled. Now after having recalled 15.3 million cars to remedy defective ignition switches and keys, …

Watch A Guy Sit On Hold With Comcast Until They Close

3:22:35 and counting…<p>The saga of what happens when you try to cancel your Comcast account continues this evening with a recording of the tail end of …

Comcast Spends $110k On Award Dinner For FCC Commissioner, Doesn’t See Why Anyone Thinks That’s A Problem

Comcast really wants to buy Time Warner Cable. Really really. And they have no shortage of ways, both subtle and obvious, to try to push the odds …

Comcast Tells Customer The Only Reason He’s Getting Bogus Charges Refunded Is Because He Recorded Call

Most of us have been in this situation, and probably once or twice with Comcast. You’re told by the first person that something is free, then you get …

If You’re Unhappy About Comcast Charge, Don’t Pull Gun On Service Tech

While we disagree with some who think that Comcast is an admirable company, we certainly don’t advocate using a gun to resolve your disputes with the …

Chubby Checker, HP Reach Settlement Over Penis-Measuring App

It’s been more than a year since a dispute between singer Chubby Checker and Hewlitt-Packard over a penis-measuring app plunged this country into …

Amazon expects to lose half a billion dollars in the next three months

Fire ain't free, my friends<p>Amazon has a pretty stable pattern when it comes to reporting earnings. It delivers big growth in revenue, and little-to-no profits. For the last couple years that has kept the company's share price on a steady upward climb. But it may be approaching unsustainable …

GM net tumbles to $200M on $1.2B recall charge

General Motors reported net income of $200 million in the second quarter after a $1.2 billion charge for the cost of recalls.<p>That's well off from a net of $1.2 billion a year earlier, when it had just $100 million in recall expenses.<p>Revenue in the quarter was $39.6 billion, up slightly from $39.1 …