Hotel behemoth Marriott -- which raked in nearly $13 billion in revenue last year -- wants guests to cough up a little more cash to help pay its hotel maids. Surprising to no one, customers are infuriated.
METHODOLOGY To determine the best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 550 cities that the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having more than 65,000 residents in 2012. Data were collected in seven major categories: crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure. Within each category, specific data points contributed to category ranking. […]
Apple launches iOS 8 today, which brings a lot of change under the hood despite its close visual resemblance to iOS 7. But given that most of the change relies on upgraded apps, and some of the features won't be active without next month's OS X upgrade for Apple's Mac computers, you might not feel the need to rush. If you are going to take the plunge, there are some critical things to be aware of. This guide can help.
The floodlights of a new soccer field in Brazil are the world’s first to be powered by footsteps. Located in a hilly slum near the center of Rio de Janiero, the soccer field features an energy technology called Pavegen, which generates electricity from the player’s movement. A total of 200 Pavegen panels [...]
Amidst all the hoopla over the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and their motion processors, faster CPUs, and larger screens, people are missing that Apple's latest smartphones are also a high-quality camera that filmmakers—or aspiring ones—can keep in their pockets.
Lazy Googling strikes again! A Thai textbook publisher had to recall 3,000 copies of a math textbook after it was discovered that one of the photos on the book's cover came from a porn movie. Won't somebody please think of the children?
Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. ...