WiFi? Why Not? Homeless are Avid Users of NYC's Free KiosksAn ambitious effort to replace obsolete New York City pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with the least wired people in the city: the homeless.
McDonald's Recalls Millions of Happy Meals Fitness BandsMcDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children.
Smiley Faces at Small Company Making Popular Emoji AppsMobile apps that allow users to create their own emojis or share the stylized images of NBA star Stephen Curry and other celebrities are paying off for a small upstate New York company.
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows ResearchThe Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.
Dallas-Based AT&T to Pay Nearly $7.8M in 'Cramming' CasesAT&T has agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million to settle government allegations of unauthorized third-party charges for directory assistance services not provided.
Florida's Back to School Tax Holiday Shorter and SmallerFlorida parents shopping for the new school year are getting a smaller, shorter back-to-school sales tax holiday. The sales tax holiday kicks off this coming...
Chipotle Branching Out, Plans to Open Burger RestaurantChipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant.
Pokemon Go's Digital Popularity is Also Warping Real LifeThe Pokemon Go craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality, or technology that superimposes a digital facade on the real world.
Court: KKK Can Continue Quest to 'Adopt' a Georgia HighwayGeorgia's highest court has ruled that the Ku Klux Klan's lawsuit over its bid to 'adopt' a highway can continue.
Microsoft Readies Windows 10 Update, Answers CriticsMicrosoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.
After Fire Flop, Amazon Returns with Special Edition PhonesAmazon is back in the phone business — sort of. After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other manufacturers' phones at a $50 discount. They'll come with ads on the lock screen and lots of Amazon apps on the home screen. You can hide those apps, but won't be able to uninstall them.
Airport Security Fix: Better Training -- For Humans and DogsCovering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009.