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US looks into claims that Uber charged customers for rides they never took

27 minutes agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Authorities inside the United States are investigating reports that Uber has charged British consumers for rides which they claim to have never taken. The Guardian reports that one Uber customer was charged $260 for a ride in California that, because of the time difference, took place in the dead of night. Show More Summary

The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

Your drinking glass can trick you into consuming alcohol much more quickly than you intended. That’s because, according to new work by researchers at the University of Bristol in England, people tend to make volume judgments based on the height or shape of a container—and they are often pretty far from the mark. Show More Summary

Mary Renault And The Drug-Fueled Sensuality Of The Ancient World

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Cutting-edge science now tells us ancient warriors would indeed consume vast vats of liquid opiates and a ferocious honey-mead, retsina and wine cocktail. There was cannibalism. Girls and boys did oil one another with rose and saffron-scented olive oil. Renault heard and smelt the ancient world many millennia after it had died and decades before […]

Texas governor signs bill to speed up permits for industrial projects by limiting public scrutiny

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation aiming to quicken regulators’ pace of cranking out permits for major industrial projects by limiting public scrutiny — another victory for a wide range of industries and a blow to consumer and environmental advocates. Senate Bill 709, which will now...

China cuts tariffs on imported consumer goods

Duties halved on a range of goods as Beijing seeks to boost consumer spending.

This Is A Carry-On That Can Solve Some Problems

I love the innovation occurring in the luggage arena. We saw the Bluesmart carry-on run their successful Indiegogo campaign last year and this year, luggage manufacturer Delsey launched a campaign to assess the tech needs for consumers in their smart bag. Show More Summary

Mazda USA Isn’t Importing The New 2: Here’s Why

  Although the car’s been certified for sale in the United States, Mazda won’t be bringing the new 2 to American consumers. That doesn’t mean the possibility isn’t there for the future, according to Automotive News, nor does it mean the 2 won’t appear in the United States in another form. Show More Summary

5 Companies That Will Dominate Consumer IoT Market - Part 1

Internet of Things is no more a science fiction. From smart homes to connected cars to smart healthcare, consumers and vendors are gearing up for the next big thing. There is more to IoT than those fancy wristbands, gadgets, and watches. From chip manufacturers to communication providers to platform vendors [...]

Americans Eat 800+ Hot Dogs on Memorial Day and Other (Less Gross) Stats on The Holiday Weekend

Categories: Featured, Price Forecast Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Americans will consume more than 800 hot dogs per second this weekend. Think about that. Per second. But hey, it’s Memorial Day! It’s the “unofficial” start of summer. And,...Show More Summary

Why now may be a great time to buy a new car

For consumers looking to shift into higher gear on a new car or truck purchase, experts and buyers have advice

Green Initiatives Improve a Brand’s Perceived Value

These days, if your business isn’t going green, it’s going extinct. Consumers aren’t only looking for businesses that offer high-quality products and competitive prices; they want to know that the organizations that take their money are going to use it to make the world a better place. Show More Summary

Ford sells sustainability to China with MyEnergi Lifestyle pilot

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Ford has launched its MyEnergi Lifestyle sustainability program at CES Asia, selling the message of renewable energy, efficient vehicles and lower energy bills to Chinese consumers.

Verizon And Sprint May Have To Refund Customers $120 Million

Verizon and Sprint are accused of illegally billing their customers more than $100 million in unauthorized third-party charges. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Verizon and Sprint consumers that clicked on...Show More Summary

TV Club: Salem: “Dead Birds”

Another Salem season two episode, another episode where things just click. This witch war continues the shift in alliances and allegiances, as Sebastian finds himself growing more and more consumed with jealousy over Mary and Wainwright...Show More Summary

I USED TO LOVE MY ‘BERRY:  The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry. If the iPhone…

I USED TO LOVE MY ‘BERRY:  The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry. If the iPhone gained traction, RIM’s senior executives believed, it would be with consumers who cared more about YouTube and other Internet escapes than efficiency and security. RIM’s core business customers valued BlackBerry’s secure and efficient communication systems. Offering mobile […]

Opening doors to China tech opportunity

Outside of our love of Chinese-made consumer electronics, Australia barely has a relationship with the China tech sector.That's about to change in a big way.

PacSun Under Fire For ‘Disrespectful’ T-Shirt On Memorial Day Display, Consumers Demand Shirt Removal

One clothing company, Pacific Sunwear, is under fire for a t-shirt that was prominently displayed for the Memorial Day weekend that many Americans are calling offensive. The t-shirt features an image of the American flag in black and white flying upside down. Show More Summary

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