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  • OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:51:44 GMT
    Think you're in control? Think again. This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. The New York-based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month that Facebook let researchers change news feeds to see how it would affect users' moods.
    Think you're in control? Think again. This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another. The New York-based Internet company's revelation follows news earlier this month that Facebook let researchers change news feeds to see how it would affect users' moods.
  • New York's microbrew industry growing

    New York's microbrew industry growing

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:52 GMT
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
  • Maryland casino to interview workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

    Md. casino eyes workers from closing Atlantic City casinos

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:32:23 GMT
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    A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down.
    A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Hanover, Maryland casino held a similar recruitment effort in January when The Atlantic Club shut down.
  • Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:54:31 GMT
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
  • iPad sales decline

    Are tablets already on their way out?

    Are tablets already on their way out?

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:50:16 GMT

    Four years ago, tablet owners starting raving about the market's newest piece of mobile technology. Last quarter, Apple iPad sales fell by 9 percent. Still, forecasting the death of the tablet seems premature and incorrect. More likely, all our devices are cross-breeding and evolving until all our calling, emailing, texting, messaging, Internetting, TV watching, all our communication happens on one mobile gadget.


    Four years ago, tablet owners starting raving about the market's newest piece of mobile technology. Last quarter, Apple iPad sales fell by 9 percent. Still, forecasting the death of the tablet seems premature and incorrect. More likely, all our devices are cross-breeding and evolving until all our calling, emailing, texting, messaging, Internetting, TV watching, all our communication happens on one mobile gadget.
  • Cooler inventor raises $7 million in two weeks

    Cooler inventor raises $7 million in two weeks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:24:47 GMT

    What is being described as the coolest cooler of the 21st century is getting a lot of backers via Kickstarter.  Ryan Grepper, an inventor from Portland, Oregon, says he was tired of regular coolers.

    What is being described as the coolest cooler of the 21st century is getting a lot of backers via Kickstarter.  Ryan Grepper, an inventor from Portland, Oregon, says he was tired of regular coolers.

  • Do mosquito-repellent apps really work?

    Do mosquito-repellent apps really work?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:01:26 GMT
    What would you do if there was an app that repelled mosquitoes? Well, there are 2 free apps that claim they repel mosquitoes. The Android app from Prothoughts releases high-frequency sound that mosquitoes reportedly don't like. And you can select several frequencies up to 22 kilohertz.The iPhone app from Pico Brothers also claims to drive away mosquitoes. But this one says it cannot guarantee 100 percent success. We went to an expert to see if these types of apps really work.
    What would you do if there was an app that repelled mosquitoes? Well, there are 2 free apps that claim they repel mosquitoes. The Android app from Prothoughts releases high-frequency sound that mosquitoes reportedly don't like. And you can select several frequencies up to 22 kilohertz.The iPhone app from Pico Brothers also claims to drive away mosquitoes. But this one says it cannot guarantee 100 percent success. We went to an expert to see if these types of apps really work.
  • Latest wedding trends and tips

    Latest wedding trends and tips

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:35:07 GMT
    Summer is wedding season. Christal Young reports on some recent wedding trends. Kellee Khalil, the founder of a wedding search engine Lover.ly, gives her take on the trends and also shares some tips.
    Summer is wedding season. Christal Young reports on some recent wedding trends. Kellee Khalil, the founder of a wedding search engine Lover.ly, gives her take on the trends and also shares some tips.
  • The future of technology

    The future of technology

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:01:39 GMT
    For New Yorkers fed up with the nightmare otherwise known as traffic, a futuristic answer may be closer than you think: driverless cars.Gray Scott is a futurist with seriouswonder.com. He and his colleagues track the future of technology. He says driverless cars will be a reality.After launching Google Glass just months ago, Google is about to take vision innovation a step further.
    For New Yorkers fed up with the nightmare otherwise known as traffic, a futuristic answer may be closer than you think: driverless cars.Gray Scott is a futurist with seriouswonder.com. He and his colleagues track the future of technology. He says driverless cars will be a reality.After launching Google Glass just months ago, Google is about to take vision innovation a step further.
  • Puerto Rico's economic woes worry bondholders

    Puerto Rico's economic woes worry bondholders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:41:09 GMT
    Puerto Rico just balanced its first budget in more than a decade. Sales taxes are up. But optimism remains low when it comes to those making financial investments in the commonwealth. Maglan Capital hedge fund managers David Tawil and Steven Azarbad seem to think Puerto Rico itself is not in any imminent financial danger, just its major utility companies. So why is this news to you? The simple answer: Puerto Rico is a major player when it comes to what Wall Street investors are interested in.
    Puerto Rico just balanced its first budget in more than a decade. Sales taxes are up. But optimism remains low when it comes to those making financial investments in the commonwealth. Maglan Capital hedge fund managers David Tawil and Steven Azarbad seem to think Puerto Rico itself is not in any imminent financial danger, just its major utility companies. So why is this news to you? The simple answer: Puerto Rico is a major player when it comes to what Wall Street investors are interested in.
  • Beach fashion

    Long-sleeved swimsuit is latest beach and pool fashion trend

    Long-sleeved swimsuit is latest beach and pool fashion trend

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:13:49 GMT
    You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow. The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover.
    You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow. The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover.
  • The Big Idea

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    3D printing revolutionizing medicine and more

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-05-20 14:46:59 GMT
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
    Imagine it. Design it. Hold it in your hands. Technology first introduced in the 1980s is now open to a whole new market with 3D printers regularly available for less than $2,000. It's creating a wave of innovation and new competition among entrepreneurs like Jerry Castanos. He just opened 3D Heights, a full-service printing lab in Washington Heights. Among his top clients are med students at nearby Columbia University.
  • Gender gap persists among video game developers

    Gender gap persists among video game developers

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-05-20 02:28:15 GMT
    When it comes to gaming, women make up nearly half of all players. So you'd think we're the ones designing the games, too, right? Nope. There's a huge gender gap in the industry. Now there is a big push to change that. Although women make up 48 percent of all gamers, 90 percent of the people who make the games are dudes.
    When it comes to gaming, women make up nearly half of all players. So you'd think we're the ones designing the games, too, right? Nope. There's a huge gender gap in the industry. Now there is a big push to change that. Although women make up 48 percent of all gamers, 90 percent of the people who make the games are dudes.
  • SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    SocialRadar for Google Glass shows you feeds of people near you

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:01:10 GMT
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
    The Terminator was way ahead of the time back in the 1990s. The robot could see a person's life story flash before his eyes. Now we can do that, too, with SocialRadar paired with Google Glass. "When you walk into room, or go to an event, or attend conference, if you look at your smart phone or now with Google Glass projected right in front of you, we'll tell you there's 10 people here that you know," says Michael Chasen, the founder and CEO of SocialRadar.
  • Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Will Amazon Fresh take on Fresh Direct and Peapod?

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:32:56 GMT
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
    Fresh Direct has been around for years. You grocery shop online, and the company delivers to your door. Well now other companies are cashing in on the convenience.Amazon hopes a gadget called the Dash will bring in more cash. It looks like a remote control. While you're at home you can either scan the barcode of the grocery items you need or you can speak in to it. Items are added to your Amazon Fresh account for delivery.Currently, the Dash is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and...
  • Technology security and safety flaws

    Technology security and safety flaws

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:05:58 GMT
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
    When the iPhone, Xbox and PlayStation came out, there were some glitches -- annoying, but not unsafe. Now, however, we're learning of high-tech security and safety flaws in those products and others. A major security flaw was discovered recently in the iOS7 and iOS7.1 systems, making it impossible to recover stolen iPhone.
  • Is that cereal box character looking right at your kid?

    Is that cereal box character looking right at your kid?

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:19:08 GMT
    In the great debate over what cereal to buy a child, there is heavy competition to get kids to pay attention. Seeing the cereal in a TV commercial may just be a piece of the puzzle. New research from Cornell Food and Brand Lab finds cereal marketed to children sits half as high as adult cereal on supermarket shelves. And those cartoon characters' gazes are often at a downward angle, looking right into a child's eye.
    In the great debate over what cereal to buy a child, there is heavy competition to get kids to pay attention. Seeing the cereal in a TV commercial may just be a piece of the puzzle. New research from Cornell Food and Brand Lab finds cereal marketed to children sits half as high as adult cereal on supermarket shelves. And those cartoon characters' gazes are often at a downward angle, looking right into a child's eye.
  • Tech companies love April Fools' Day pranks

    Tech companies love April Fools' Day pranks

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:45:46 GMT
    Redbox told us its new a color-changing console would match our mood. Twitter announced the Twitter Helmet. And Kodak introduced its Picture Kiosk Drone. None actually exist. All found us on April 1 through the Internet.
    Redbox told us its new a color-changing console would match our mood. Twitter announced the Twitter Helmet. And Kodak introduced its Picture Kiosk Drone. None actually exist. All found us on April 1 through the Internet.
  • RunPee.com tells you when to go to the bathroom during a movie

    RunPee.com tells you when to go to the bathroom during a movie

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:49:30 GMT
    Dan Florio refers to himself as a CPO, which stands for chief pee officer. Yes, "pee" as in urine. That idea was to compile a list of the two or three best times to get up and pee in every movie ever. Florio hatched the scheme nine years ago.
    Dan Florio refers to himself as a CPO, which stands for chief pee officer. Yes, "pee" as in urine. That idea was to compile a list of the two or three best times to get up and pee in every movie ever. Florio hatched the scheme nine years ago.
  • Chewing gum sales decline

    Chewing gum sales decline

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-03-22 02:57:04 GMT
    The jingle is sticky, like gum, and tough to get out of your head. But the video is old and grainy. Sort of like the Doublemint twins themselves. Advertising guru Adam Hanft says gum's marketing is stale. That is the reason sales deflated by 11 percent, according to market researcher Euromonitor International, when the industry's bubble blew back in 2009.
    The jingle is sticky, like gum, and tough to get out of your head. But the video is old and grainy. Sort of like the Doublemint twins themselves. Advertising guru Adam Hanft says gum's marketing is stale. That is the reason sales deflated by 11 percent, according to market researcher Euromonitor International, when the industry's bubble blew back in 2009.
  • Social shopping with mom

    Social shopping with mom

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:15 PM EST2014-03-01 03:15:10 GMT
    Sienna Morris uses social media to shop. Yep, she's only 7. Sienna shops online with her mom, Renee, and she's not only the budding fashionista in the family. Renee's eldest daughter, 14-year-old Logan, started shopping via social media with her mom a few months ago. Mother and daughter use various apps to shop: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
    Sienna Morris uses social media to shop. Yep, she's only 7. Sienna shops online with her mom, Renee, and she's not only the budding fashionista in the family. Renee's eldest daughter, 14-year-old Logan, started shopping via social media with her mom a few months ago. Mother and daughter use various apps to shop: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • The Big Idea

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    The rapid progress of artificial intelligence

    Friday, February 28 2014 1:45 PM EST2014-02-28 18:45:49 GMT
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
    Meet the humanoid robot called Robothespian. He is designed to interact with people even through Skype. Created by England-based Engineered Arts, the Robothespian runs on algorithms and codes, or a form of artificial intelligence. Nicole Carey says he recognizes people, and sees your emotional state and more. Humanoid robots are the type of thing that are just the warm-up act for what is coming next in the world of A.I.
  • Google Glass: 3 NYC testers give their take

    Google Glass: 3 NYC testers give their take

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-02-28 03:41:47 GMT
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    Meet the ambassadors for the future and their must-have accessory, Google Glass. They have been wearing Glass for several months for anywhere from three to 12 hours a day, each for different reasons. Google handpicked Det, Lori, Maya and a few hundred others to try its futuristic eye wear before anyone else. It comes in a variety of frames and colors, all with a tiny cube over your right eye displaying apps and information.
    Meet the ambassadors for the future and their must-have accessory, Google Glass. They have been wearing Glass for several months for anywhere from three to 12 hours a day, each for different reasons. Google handpicked Det, Lori, Maya and a few hundred others to try its futuristic eye wear before anyone else. It comes in a variety of frames and colors, all with a tiny cube over your right eye displaying apps and information.
  • Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Powerball Jackpot is $400 million and growing

    Sunday, February 16 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-02-17 03:58:29 GMT
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
    The Powerball Jackpot is growing! Since there was no winner in Saturday’s drawing, the next jackpot will be worth at least $400 million dollars and it may grow higher!
  • Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Pressure for U.S. to adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards

    Monday, February 10 2014 10:33 PM EST2014-02-11 03:33:18 GMT
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
    Just before the holidays, retail giant Target became one itself for hackers, who successfully stole millions of customers' personal credit card numbers. Just weeks later, there is a renewed call by both security experts and customers for new, safer ways to pay for merchandise with something known as chip-and-PIN, or smart, cards.
  • Mobile coupon apps

    Mobile coupon apps

    Monday, February 3 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-02-04 03:19:57 GMT
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
    Shoppers save billions every year by using coupons. And some get such a thrill from the savings, there's even a reality show all about it. But while everyone loves a deal, many of us can't be bothered with the actual clipping and carrying to the the store. That's why mobile coupon apps are growing in popularity.We Skyped with Noah Godfey, the founder of one of the newest coupon apps: Checkout 51.Each week the free app lists offers for 15 to 30 products from national brands. This week, Frosted...
  • Protecting your shoes (and floors) from snow and salt

    Protecting your shoes (and floors) from snow and salt

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:50 PM EST2014-02-05 23:50:06 GMT
    This weather is just the pits, we're freezing cold, soaking wet, and our feet are covered in salt. It's yet another woe of winter. We need the salt to melt all of this snow. But so much salt leaves tell-tale signs on our shoes. Some say a mixture of vinegar and water can do the trick. But Mark Powers, the senior technical editor of This Old House magazine, says it can be even easier than that.
    This weather is just the pits, we're freezing cold, soaking wet, and our feet are covered in salt. It's yet another woe of winter. We need the salt to melt all of this snow. But so much salt leaves tell-tale signs on our shoes. Some say a mixture of vinegar and water can do the trick. But Mark Powers, the senior technical editor of This Old House magazine, says it can be even easier than that.
  • The challenges of being a millennial looking for a job

    The challenges of being a millennial looking for a job

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:15 PM EST2014-02-06 23:15:35 GMT
    Much like in speed dating, millennials and mentors met for five minutes at a time before moving to the next table and the next potential connection. The goal at a New York Women in Communications event sponsored by 21st Century Fox is to pair the unemployed with the employed; to give young job seekers tips about how to land their first job.
    Much like in speed dating, millennials and mentors met for five minutes at a time before moving to the next table and the next potential connection. The goal at a New York Women in Communications event sponsored by 21st Century Fox is to pair the unemployed with the employed; to give young job seekers tips about how to land their first job.
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