Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press. Show More Summary
New York Times health columnist Catherine Saint Louis recently covered the many upsides of a spanking new food analyzing device called the Prep Pad. In addition to weighing just how much food you’re about to consume, this unassuming 9-inch-by-6.25 gadget syncs easily with an iPad (generation 3 or higher) to tabulate the grams of carbohydrates, […]
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an uptick in consumer price inflation for the month of March. Separately, estimates by the Cleveland Fed show that inflation expectations remain flat and well below the Fed’sShow More Summary
Though financial cooperatives have a long history, most consumers are unable to answer the simple question of exactly what is a credit union (and what do they offer?). Here's a definitive guide.
Competitive eater Matt Stonie consumes 100 marshmallow peeps in just over two minutes, decimating the previous record of 60 peeps set by Furious Pete in 2012. via digg
Hint: it's not designer clothes, shoes, bags or watches. And some additional explanation from the World Gold Council: The Chinese traditionally regard gold as a form of money. Indeed, the character for gold in Mandarin (jin) is also a synonym for money. Show More Summary
In the United States Visa and MasterCard have a stranglehold on how consumers spend... telecom provider Vodafone is increasingly locking that same area up in developing markets.
Beats Music has announced integration with the Apple digital Store, offering consumers a more convenient way to purchase a premium subscription, which was only possible outside of the app. This is a strong move for the company as Apple takes a cut for all the purchases made through the store, including new subscriptions to the Beats Music service within the iOS app.
The horrifying part is that the shark was almost certainly alive as the eels made their way into its flesh and began to consume its life blood from the inside. It would have been a long, slow and nasty way to go out. LINK (via:Deep Sea News)
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...
The touch screen - interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consumer kind of way) it was in smartphones. Sure there have been other instances of touchShow More Summary
Solid results from two consumer-facing stocks this week suggest a source for further market gains.
Coca-Cola's first-quarter results showed a striking disparity between the emerging markets and more developed economies, where changing consumer habits are having a distinct impact on growth.
Based on cameras and other sensors, much of the latest auto technology is geared towards driver safety. Jake Fisher of Consumer Reports explains how these advances are leading to full driverless capability of our cars.
Some consumers may be stoked over the prospect of getting more boner bang for their buck, some of the more severe side effects of the drug include abnormally long, raging erections and sudden hearing loss.
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.
It’s important for marketers to keep up on trends because trends can help you catch the consumer’s eye. Hey, there’s a reason why every brand from Oreo to NASA Tweets on Super Bowl Sunday. We’re a nation of collective thinking. Did you see the Game of Thrones premiere? Can you believe the latest social media […]
This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science reporting. Researchers at Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital used...Show More Summary
While the recent financial results of dollar-store operators have been outstanding, don’t be fooled. Wal-Mart will remain the king of retail, as dollar stores don’t boast economic moats that competitors can't breach.
A thermostat is a one-time purchase for consumers, but Nest can continue to sell the data you generate to utility companies for years. Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion earlier this year, but it turns out the company's most valuable asset isn't its hardware, but rather the data it sells to utility companies. Read Full Story