| Dec 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
All that tens of thousands of people really wanted for Christmas was to have their electricity back after fierce ice storms felled power lines in a wide swath from Michigan through parts of upstate New York, New England and Canada.
More than half a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
United Airlines is emulating rival American in featuring a baggage-delivery service at your arrival airport. Although you have to get your bags to the departure airport and check them by yourself, when you arrive at your destination airport, you hand your...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.
Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Google Glass won't be released to the public until next year, but a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase.
The Vuzix M100 went on sale this week for $1,000 and is ready to ship in two to four weeks.
The device is similar to Google Glass....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Airline fees can certainly take some of the joy out of the holidays. Travel, already difficult because of decreased capacity and increased ticket prices (about 2% higher this year, according to Rick Seaney, the founder of FareCompare.com), becomes even...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Nov 5, 2013
The day after Halloween, I saw a person setting up his Christmas decorations. As I tried not to drive off the road, it dawned on me that the holidays will be here sooner than we think. Buying presents for family, friends and loved ones are a given. But...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
While Google and Samsung have been busy with smartglasses and smartwatches, respectively, Microsoft has been working on a wearable device that's a little bit more intimate.
The Redmond, Wash., company has developed a smart-bra that its researchers say...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: A male friend has a decent body, but he has a paunch. His choices of turtlenecks, buttoned cardigan sweaters and fitted polo shirts call attention to his stomach. How can I steer him away from those and toward something more...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
While it's better to give than to receive at the holidays, we all like to get presents. And having so many of our gifts shipped to our doors opens the doors for con artists to get us.
They send emails appearing to come from the post office or delivery...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Michael Gibson thought he was a lucky man. Someone was offering him a $95,000 government grant if he'd pay a fee of only $1,500.
He did get lucky, just not in the manner he thought.
When he tried to wire the fee, the transaction didn't go through...