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  • VIDEO: Chicago's Skydeck ledge cracks under tourists

    While tourists were standing on the Willis Tower Skydeck, a glass ledge suspended 103 floors above Chicago, cracks began forming beneath them.

     

    May 29, 2014

  • Skype's real-time language translator

    This week at Re/Code's Code Conference, Microsoft announced a real-time, multilingual translation beta called Skype Translate. The service can mediate between two video chatterers who speak different languages by providing text and audio translation after each person finishes speaking. Currently the service works for English and German, but Microsoft says it will support other languages soon. The beta will be released later this year.

    May 28, 2014

  • airplanes-work-1.jpg Airfare honesty? It may be an oxymoron

    The issue of fare advertising has taken on a renewed sense of urgency now that Congress is considering removing the Transportation Department's full-fare advertising rule, which requires airlines and ticket sellers to display a price that you can actually book.

    May 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Five myths about caffeine

    But how much do you know about the drug - and yes, it is a drug - you're consuming? Before downing one more gulp of your favorite stimulant, let go of some persistent, caffeinated myths.

    May 23, 2014

  • Meet the black officer who went undercover as a KKK member

    Retired police Sgt. Ron Stallworth's story - about how he, a black undercover Colorado cop, infiltrated one of the nation's most notorious hate groups in 1978 - is one such truth. Stallworth, 61, recently released the book "Black Klansman," detailing his amazing story during his early years of service.

    May 22, 2014

  • VIDEO: The CEO of Levi's doesn't want you to wash your jeans

    The CEO at Levi's talks about why he hasn't washed his jeans in more than a year.

    May 21, 2014

  • chi-mcdonalds-scary-happy-meal-mascot-20140519.jpeg McDonald's new mascot: Creepy or kid-friendly?

    This week, McDonald's introduced "a new animated Happy Meal character that brings fun and excitement to kids' meals while also serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating." Not surprisingly, the American reaction to Happy's introduction has been one of horror.

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rules for avoiding those travel road bumps

    The secrets to a hassle-free summer vacation seem simple enough: Keep a checklist. Read the rules, especially if you're flying. Take photos of your rental car. Don't make assumptions about your hotel.

    May 19, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-05-16 at 3.00.12 PM.png Go paperless: 3 apps to keep more info with less mess

    If you're environmentally conscious or just don't like the stacks of paper sitting around, going paperless using your phone is a practical option with the help of a few apps.

    May 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can technology help you and your friends choose a restaurant?

    Deciding where to eat, drink, relax and chat with friends should be a pleasure, but instead it's an engine of hesitancy and chagrin. As a result of that hesitancy and chagrin, you often end up going to the same handful of tried and true restaurants instead of branching out. What if technology could solve this problem by collecting a party's various dietary, monetary and atmospheric preferences and producing a restaurant that will delight everyone?

    May 15, 2014

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