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Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

Tesla’s Gigafactory Promise and Why We’re Scaling It Back to Reality

By now, you’ve read bullish reports gushing over the Tesla Gigafactory, a proposed battery plant that would become the world’s single biggest source of lithium-ion cells by the decade’s end. Indeed, unlike CEO Elon Musk’s white paper on “hyperloops,” the Gigafactory is a genuine plan to make Tesla …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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The 7 Best Apps for When You're Sitting on the Toilet

The Best Apps for Toilet Time<p>1. Instagram<p>2. Tinder<p>3. <i>Words With Friends</i><p>4. Airpnp<p>5. Pinterest<p>6. <i>QuizUp</i><p>7. Google Maps<p>BONUS: iBone<p>Admit it: You saw the …

Meet K-Glass: 30x faster & more 3-12x more efficient than Google Glass

The researchers at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) announced that they developed a head-mounted display 30 times faster processing speed compared to that of Google Glass.<p>‘K-Glass’, developed by Yoo Hoi-Jun, Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and his team, is a …

STOCKS SET NEW ALL-TIME HIGH: Here's What You Need To Know

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FORTUNE — If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now: Big Oil has got some big problems.<p>In a year in which oil remained near historic highs at around $100 a barrel, ExxonMobil (XOM), the all-around best-in-class energy company, said on Wednesday at its analyst meeting in New York that its …

Investment firm Cerberus to buy Safeway for $9 billion

Cerberus Capital Management has reached a preliminary deal to buy Safeway for more than $9 billion.<p>Safeway, the nation's No. 2 supermarket chain, is being sold for $9 billion to an investment group led by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.<p>Under terms of the long-rumored deal, Safeway …

Windows 8.1 May Become A Freebie OS

Microsoft is reportedly building a variation of Windows dubbed “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” It’s apparently part of an experiment to offer the operating system with tighter integration to featured Microsoft apps and services—primarily, at least at first, Microsoft’s Bing search engine.<p>Windows Bing may …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

BlackBerry 10 finally gets its own Microsoft OneDrive app

If you worship at the BlackBerry altar and are in dire need of a cloud storage service that <i>isn't</i> Dropbox, Box or Mega, today's your lucky day. Now you can dump your files in Microsoft's OneDrive by way of a newly released BlackBerry 10 app. Like the Android and iOS versions before it, this OneDrive …

Severe Weather Socks The Economy, But Full Impact Is Unclear

The economy often absorbs the impact of snowstorms, such as this week's storm, without much trouble, but this winter the weather is doing more damage than usual.<p>Sal Sambataro, the manager of Il Cortile in Manhattan, says that when the weather is better, people are packed into the family-owned …