Underwriters Laboratories Will Start Testing, Certifying Hoverboards For Safety

Underwriters Laboratories Will Start Testing, Certifying Hoverboards For Safety

If hoverboard manufacturers are going to slap counterfeit safety marks on their products, Underwriters Laboratories figures it might as well start testing and certifying the scooters, a function it previously did not perform. [More]

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Levi’s Turns A Schoolyard Threat Into A Style With “Wedgie Fit” Jeans

Has anyone seen Ashton Kutcher lurking around? Because we’re pretty sure we’re getting Punk’d by Levi’s and a new style of jeans it’s pushing for the spring, the “Wedgie” fit. [More]

No, It’s Probably Not A Great Idea To Rent Your Dorm Room On Airbnb

No, It’s Probably Not A Great Idea To Rent Your Dorm Room On Airbnb

If you were traveling to Boston, an Airbnb listing for a private, one-bedroom unit with a great view of Boston Common might sound pretty attractive. For one college student, however, his success in renting his downtown dorm room was not applauded by his school’s administrators. [More]

McDonald’s Customer Files Lawsuit Accusing Chain Of Not Using Real Cheese In Mozzarella Sticks

McDonald’s Customer Files Lawsuit Accusing Chain Of Not Using Real Cheese In Mozzarella Sticks

As the saying goes, “McDonald’s has 99 problems, and mozzarella sticks that don’t contain cheese make up at least two of them.*” After customers raked the chain over the coals for selling breaded shells filled with fried air instead of mozzarella, another customer in California has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, claiming its version of mozzarella is not, by definition, actual cheese. [More]

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Ashley Madison Offering Profile Photo Masks, Rendering Users Completely Unrecognizable To Their Loved Ones

Isn’t it creepy when your husband/boyfriend leaves the room for a second, and then a stranger with a mask over his eyes enters it right after, and you’re like, “Whoa! Who are you and what have you done with my husband/boyfriend?!” Because everyone knows that disguises that only cover half your face can fool loved ones into thinking you’re a total stranger, Ashley Madison is offering users new tools to keep their identities secret. [More]

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Report: Dov Charney Creating Another Retail Chain In American Apparel’s Likeness

Now that Dov Charney’s dreams of owning American Apparel again have been totally and completely dashed, it’s time for a new plan: according to a new report, if he can’t have the company he founded, Charney is just going to start over with a new one. [More]

Microsoft Makes Good On Plan To Push Windows 10 Upgrades More Aggressively

Microsoft Makes Good On Plan To Push Windows 10 Upgrades More Aggressively

Last October, Microsoft told Windows 7 and 8 users that it was only a matter of time before they’d be pushed a bit more aggressively to upgrade to Windows 10. That time is now, as the company will be recategorizing Windows 10 as a “recommended update.” [More]

Report: Marijuana Industry Worth $5.4 Billion In 2015, Will Keep On Growing

Report: Marijuana Industry Worth $5.4 Billion In 2015, Will Keep On Growing

What a difference a few years makes: although marijuana is illegal under federal law, the recreational and legal cannabis industry raked in billions of dollars last year, and it’s only expected to keep on growing (pun totally intended). [More]

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Unruly JetBlue Passenger Charged With Attacking Fellow Travelers, Flight Attendant

Another day, another unruly passenger allegedly stirring up trouble on an airplane: authorities say a man had four alcoholic drinks on a JetBlue flight on Sunday, and ended up being charged with assaulting crew members and a fellow passenger. [More]

United Airlines Reverses Policy After Four Years, Will Let Families Pre-Board Again

United Airlines Reverses Policy After Four Years, Will Let Families Pre-Board Again

United Airlines is changing course after four years, announcing that it will once again allow families with young children to board early. [More]

Group Behind Golden Nugget Casinos, Rainforest Cafe, And More Releases List Of Locations Hit By Data Breach

Group Behind Golden Nugget Casinos, Rainforest Cafe, And More Releases List Of Locations Hit By Data Breach

Late last year, Landry’s Inc., a restaurant conglomerate with over 500 locations, confirmed that it had been hit by a credit card data breach. At the time, the group didn’t confirm how many locations were affected. Landry’s now says soon it will begin notifying customers who might’ve been affected. [More]

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4 Things We Learned About Fake Locksmith Scammers Lurking Online

The moment you realize you’re locked out of your car or your home is never a good one. But now that everyone is armed with a smartphone, it’s an easy thing to search for a local locksmith on Google and have someone show up to the rescue. But not every listing out there is tied to a legitimate business, as scammy fake locksmith companies are hiding in plain sight, waiting to slam customers with pricy bills for their services. [More]

Pizza Hut Offering Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizzas Sprinkled With $100 Worth Of Gold For Super Bowl Sunday

Pizza Hut Offering Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizzas Sprinkled With $100 Worth Of Gold For Super Bowl Sunday

For all those times when you’re in the mood to eat Pizza Hut, but just feel like you should be eating more precious metals with your cheese and sauce, the chain is putting an expensive twist on its new Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza, by sprinkling a “nearly $100 worth” of edible gold on top. [More]

Burger King Employees Break Restaurant’s Windows In Response To Prank Phone Call

Burger King Employees Break Restaurant’s Windows In Response To Prank Phone Call

Burger King customers in the San Luis Obispo, CA area were likely concerned when they showed up yesterday to find about a dozen of a restaurant’s window’s smashed out overnight. But this wasn’t an act of random vandalism, it was done on purpose by Burger King employees after they received a warning phone call that turned out to be a prank. [More]

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

White Castle Takes A Spot On The Cage-Free Eggs Bandwagon, Promises To Make The Switch By 2025

The cage-free eggs bandwagon is so crowded right about now, we might as well call it a “bandsemitruck.” Joining its restaurant pals and other food companies in promising to use only eggs from hens that aren’t caged is White Castle, which says it’ll make the transition by 2025. [More]

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Kroger Wants Alcohol Companies To Pick Up The Tab For Its New Booze Organization Plan

After decades of sticking with its organization system in stores, Kroger has a new plan for how it decides which booze brands go on which shelf, and how prominently each one is displayed. Instead of relying on “category captains” from big names like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo to suggest how wine, liquor, and beer are organized in stores, the grocer wants alcohol companies to pay a privately held distributor to make those display decisions. [More]

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How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of A Super Bowl Ticketing Scam

Whenever there’s a widely publicized event bringing in people from all over like the Super Bowl, you better believe there will be scammers lurking in the shadows, waiting to prey on those unfortunate souls who desperately want to score a ticket to join the fun. This year’s big game is no different, but there are some things football fans can do to avoid becoming a victim to a scam. [More]

The Kola Nuthouse. Excuse me, Kola House.

A List of Corporate Buzzwords From Pepsi’s Announcement Of Its Artisanal Cocktail Space

Do you have a hole in the heart that’s shaped like artisanal drinks made from a kola nut and peddled by a soda company that knows how to use all the coolest corporate buzzwords? You’re in luck! Pepsi is opening the country’s first “experimental kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space” in New York City. From the sound of the company’s press release, it’s where buzzwords go to die. [More]