Austin Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public AreasThe Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to add e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco products that are banned in public areas such as parks, restaurants and bars. The ban takes effect on July 3.
Kia Tops Car Quality Survey For 2nd Straight YearKia has claimed the top spot in a survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year. Kia owners had 72 problems per 100 vehicles, helping it hold onto the top spot in the survey.
New Virtual Reality App Emphasizes Jobsite SafetyA major provider of workers compensation insurance in the state of Texas has developed an app in which users get killed on a job and live to tell about it.
U.S. Postal Service Releases Image-Changing StampThe U.S. Postal Service has officially unveiled a first-of-its kind stamp that transforms with the touch of a finger thanks to temperature-sensitive ink. It is dedicated to this summer's total solar eclipse.
Google Aims To Become Job Search EngineStarting on Tuesday, job hunters can go to Google and see job listings that its search engine collects from across the internet. The results aim to eliminate duplicate listings posted on different sites.
New Amazon Service Turns Your Home Into Dressing RoomAmazon is increasingly claiming the territory that was once held exclusively by department stores, and the company is doing so again by essentially placing a dressing room in your house.
Air Conditioner Repairmen In Hot Demand Amid Heat WaveHealth officials say most heat-related deaths involve people with non-functioning air conditioners. Take a look at the hectic work necessary to keep people cool.
NASA Finds 10 More Planets That Could Have LifeNASA said that its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside of our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.
Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online ExtremismGoogle is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
To Post Or Not To Post: Internet Tips For College HopefulsGoogle yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see.
FBI Missed Texas Judge’s Role In Rigged Lottery Jackpot SchemeAn inquiry into the winnings of a Texas judge stands out as a missed chance to stop a jackpot rigging scandal that would corrupt the $70 billion lottery industry for years while enriching a tiny group of insiders.
Walmart To Buy Online Men's Clothing Retailer BonobosWalmart said that it is buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks to gain on Amazon.