Archive For The “Technology” Category

Public services failing to protect consumers

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Public services failing to protect consumers

Public services failing to protect consumers The telephone companies, email services and social media sites like Facebook all can do something to stop consumers from being scammed by identify thieves and con artists. But they don’t want to spend the money to do the work that needs to be done to protect us. They can…

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies I share my horrific experience with Sprint. I have been a loyal Sprint customer for 15 years only to be treated like dirt when I asked for a change and inquired why new customers were receiving a lower cost for the same plan I was already receiving. Why…

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Detroit-based Quicken Loans named among Top-10 places to Work by Fortune Magazine

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Detroit-based Quicken Loans named among Top-10 places to Work by Fortune Magazine

Detroit-based Quicken Loans named among Top-10 places to Work by Fortune Magazine Nation’s leading FinTech mortgage lender ranks in the top-30 of distinguished list for the 14th consecutive year Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, was today named America’s 10th best place to work in FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ranking of the “100…

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Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience

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Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience

Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience Today, Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds London in partnership with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have officially unleashed KONG: Skull Island, an all-new, multi-sensory experience based on the upcoming film hitting theaters March 10th.  The iconic Times Square attraction now offers its intrepid guests the…

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

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How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth?

How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter…

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D-Link remote cameras are an utter failure

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D-Link remote cameras are an utter failure

Consumers are being pushed to spend hundreds of dollars to purchase computer equipment that just simply doesn’t work, and local stores like Fry’s Electronics in Downer’s Grove, Illinois sell the faulty technology without any concern for consumers. Viruses are an issue, but the real threat to consumers is the garbage produced by incompetent computer technology creators and the…

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

The problem with red light cameras is not the camera or the concept of nabbing speeders who race down streets far above the speed limit, or fail to stop for the red light at intersections. The problem is the governments that install these cameras and their true intent, which is not to keep motorists safe, but to…

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Fitbit More Than A Fad

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Fitbit More Than A Fad

With smartwatches dominating headlines, it is easy to think the fitness band craze of the past couple of years would fad away to the more sophisticated wrist accessories. But, as prices continue to remain high, and the desire to use the smart devices beyond the phone continues to remain stagnant, sales continue to dominate the…

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Court Overturns Injunction Against NSA, Allowing Data Collection to Continue

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Court Overturns Injunction Against NSA, Allowing Data Collection to Continue

NSA program can continue, but Congress has already outlawed the program, effective in November. DC’s Appeals Court overturned a lower court’s injunction against the National Security Agency’s policy of collecting domestic telephone records, enabling the spy agency to continue its controversial program for the time being. The three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals…

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Overtime Pay for Work on Your Phone?

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Overtime Pay for Work on Your Phone?

Judge to Decide If a Worker is Owed Overtime Pay for Answering Work-Related Calls or Emails After Hours According to the Associated Press: A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it…

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