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3 tips for getting more done when you travel

Being on the go doesn't need to dent your productivity if you follow this veteran road warrior's advice. More>>

Windows 7 still dominates the desktop OS market with a 60 percent majority

Not only does Windows 7 maintain the highest market share in the desktop OS space, but its figures are actually growing from month to month. More>>

Amazon's Prime Now heads out of the U.S., offering one-hour deliveries in London

After launching its Prime Now one-hour delivery service in December 2014, Amazon has slowly but steadily increasing the cities in which the service is available. Now Prime Now has expanded out of the U.S., bringing one-hour deliveries to London.

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3 startups feeding the food delivery bubble

The number of food delivery startups has ballooned in the past three years. Here are three competing for share of stomach.

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Realtor.com and Airbnb let you try a neighborhood before buying a house

If you're thinking of buying a new home, it's a pretty a big commitment. It's not just the house itself but the surrounding area that you're going to be stuck with for years. Now you can actually try out your new neighborhood before you sign on the dotted line.

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Attention frequent fliers: This app claims to lessen jet lag

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How online razor retailers are cutting into Gillette's sales

Upstarts like Dollar Shaving Club and Harry's have left traditional giants like Gillete playing catch-up. More>>

Amazon to start paying some authors based on how many pages you read

Amazon's about to make a pretty major change to the way it pays some of its authors.

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Court rules Uber drivers are employees -- not freelancers

In a landmark ruling, California's Labor Commission ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors.

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4 reasons why going green has gone mainstream in business

At this point, if you don't go green, it's bad for business.

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Ex-BlackBerry CEO admits company didn’t have a chance against the iPhone

In an intriguingly candid talk at an event in Toronto, Jim Balsillie, BlackBerry's former co-CEO, admitted the company couldn't compete with the iPhone and that its attempt to do so led the company to crash and burn. More>>

Why so many workers are faking 80-hour workweeks

Some company cultures make employees feel the need to pretend as though they're working 80-hours per week. Why is this, and what effects does this have on employers and employee expectations?

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Netflix is testing ads before and after its shows

In what may either be a simple trial, or a sinister sign of things to come, Netflix is experimenting with advertising before and after its original content.

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Google set to battle Apple with new Android Pay

Android Pay is more than a rebranding of Google Wallet.

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As sales plummet, Keurig promises to bring back refillable K-cups

Keurig's new system was designed to block people from brewing coffee pods from other brands, and despite an overwhelmingly negative response from consumers, the company maintained that implementing this system was a good idea. But now they're singing a different tune. More>>

Older execs bring pluses, minuses to the job

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4 big trends to watch for at CES 2015

Check out this list of tech one expert predicts will be all over the place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Fourth of July about more than fireworks

    Sunday, July 5 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-07-05 05:16:12 GMT
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
    Sure, the Fourth of July fireworks were impressive as expected Saturday night at the Illinois Veterans Home. So were all of the trappings that accompanied the celebration, from the on-stage musical entertainment to the concessions and other attractions. Possibly lost to some, however, were the memories and sacrifices that are a part of many lives on a day such as July 4, especially at a site like the Veterans Home.
  • Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Eyewitness describes Fourth of July shooting scene

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:26 AM EDT2015-07-06 15:26:14 GMT
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.
    Like many others on Quincys northwest side on Saturday night, David Goellnitz and his family were outside their apartment at 637 College enjoying the weather and getting ready to watch the citys annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Just before 8:30 p.m., Goellnitz heard a sound that he knew wasnt fireworks. Seconds later, he came across a shooting scene at 635 College. Gavin J. Masters, 18, of Quincy faces murder charges as the result of the shooting.
  • Knee operations in two countries different experiences for Norwegian teen

    Knee operations in two countries different experiences for Norwegian teen

    Monday, July 6 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-07-06 14:18:29 GMT
    Exchange student Martha Roslands luck when it comes to knee injuries has been anything but good, but the 18-year-old from Norway is glad that knee injury No. 2 happened in the United States -- specifically Quincy.Roslands second injury came March 31 while a member of the Quincy High School girls soccer team.
    Exchange student Martha Roslands luck when it comes to knee injuries has been anything but good, but the 18-year-old from Norway is glad that knee injury No. 2 happened in the United States -- specifically Quincy.Roslands second injury came March 31 while a member of the Quincy High School girls soccer team.
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