Marc André Laflamme

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Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather.<p>Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said Friday. The report was in line with economists …

Economics

The Most Efficient Mode Of Transportation In America Isn't A Prius -- It's A Train

Think hybrids that go 60 miles on a gallon are efficient? Trains can go eight times as far with 2,000 pounds in their backseat. And they’re only getting smarter.<p>Trains are no longer the lumbering hunks of metal of the 20th century. Today’s locomotives are computers on wheels, and they’re beginning …

America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

5 Things You Need to Know, March 5 | Inc.com

1. Legal Matters<p>When is an employee officially off the clock? That's a question the Supreme Court will take up, as it hears the case of temp workers who are asking to be paid for the time they spent going through security when leaving Amazon warehouses and distribution centers.--<i>Fordyce Letters</i><p>2. …

San Francisco

Revealr: A Voice-Based Dating App

From Hinge and Let’s Date, to Grindr and Tinder, if there’s one thing the world <i>doesn’t</i> need, it’s another dating app. But a new entry into the space is looking to find its niche with a dating app that uses your voice as your passport.<p>The lowdown<p>Revealr is the handiwork of London-based duo Paul …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available

A team of iOS programmers called Evasi0n have jailbroken that latest iPhone/iPod/iPad operating system, iOS 7.0.4. Jailbreaking allows uses to install home-brew software and run unapproved apps from the Cydia software repository.<p>The jailbreak takes “5 minutes” and works on Windows and OS X. Users …