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17 Passengers, Crew Member Taken To Hospital After American Airlines Flight Stops Mid-Takeoff

An American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia suddenly aborted its takeoff at Palm Beach International Airport Thursday afternoon because of a possible fluid leak, sending 14 passengers and three crew members to the hospital.  [More]

Mall Security Robot Knocks Toddler To The Ground, Keeps On Going

Mall Security Robot Knocks Toddler To The Ground, Keeps On Going

A wise man once declared: “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” But a mall security robot apparently hasn’t been reading up on his Isaac Asimov, as parents of a 16-month-old boy in Palo Alto, CA say the bot knocked their son to the ground and just kept on rolling. [More]

How To Avoid Shady Third-Party Apps Piggybacking On Popularity Of Pokémon Go

How To Avoid Shady Third-Party Apps Piggybacking On Popularity Of Pokémon Go

Amid the crowds of roving Pokémon Go players out there following virtual monsters around with their phones, there are likely some who might be interested in downloading third-party or ancillary apps to help you in your quest. But like with any popular tech phenomenon, there could be dark forces lurking out there, shady apps that you should avoid. [More]

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Dress Like A Cow On July 12, Get Free Food From Chick-Fil-A

If you’ve got a hankering for free food and have no problem looking like a farm animal in public, July 12 will be your lucky day: Chick-fil-A is offering complimentary entrees to anyone who shows up at its restaurants dressed like a cow. [More]

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Here’s How To Make Google Forget All Those Embarrassing Things You’ve Done Online

Remember that night you stayed up late watching every Crazy Town video you could find? Or when you scoured the internet for effective eye stye remedies? Google remembers those moments, but it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to scrub Google’s brain and make it forget you did any of that. [More]

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Twitter Reportedly Met With Yahoo To Discuss Possible Merger

As Yahoo prepared to dissect a second round of bids for its core internet business — including search, mail, and news sites — the company might have another proposal to ponder: a merger with Twitter.  [More]

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Of Course There’s A Keurig-Like Machine For Marijuana

As with any new consumer industry, now that more people have access to marijuana, there are businesses who want to offer them tools and gadgets to go along with their legal medical or recreational pot. And because consumers love things in pods, there’s a weed vaporizer that’s being called the Keurig machine for marijuana in development right now. [More]

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She Tried This One Crazy Thing And Received The Consumerist Newsletter Twice A Week

Okay, so it’s not that crazy, but you do only have to do one thing to sign up for the Consumerist newsletter, and have it arrive fresh and hot in your email inbox twice a week. [More]

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5 Alternatives To Get Through Airport Security Without A License

Imagine getting to the airport only to find that your driver’s license is not in your wallet. Maybe you left it at home or dropped it along the way, but looking for the misplaced license will cause you to miss your flight. Not to worry. While it might take a little longer, the Transportation Security Administration does provide a handful of options to get you through security without government issued ID.  [More]

Target’s Marimekko Collection Doesn’t Fly Off Shelves, And That’s A Good Thing

Target’s Marimekko Collection Doesn’t Fly Off Shelves, And That’s A Good Thing

Last year, a collection at Target from Lilly Pulitzer was such a hit that it temporarily took down the retailer’s site, and shoppers camped out overnight, cleaning out local stores. By the standards of Target’s designer collaborations, their latest one with Finnish company Marimekko is almost a flop, having only sold out of some of the products on the first day. [More]

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New “McDonald’s Of The Future” In Missouri Will Offer All-You-Can-Eat French Fries

While we live in a fast food world that’s been moving steadily toward healthier menu options, you better believe that if someone puts unlimited French fries on the table, people are going to react. That’s where a McDonald’s franchisee in Missouri with his big “McDonald’s of the future” idea comes in. In his version of the future, we will all eat as many fries as we want. [More]

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Goat On The Loose Stops For A Snack At Starbucks

It’s all good and great if you’re in need of a caffeine fix and you happen to possess hands and a human voice for ordering food and beverages, but despite having neither of those things, a goat in California managed to break free from her home and make her way to her local Starbucks in search of a snack. [More]

Nest May Compensate Revolv Users Who Will Own $300 Paperweights As Of May 15

Nest May Compensate Revolv Users Who Will Own $300 Paperweights As Of May 15

There’s a serious problem with “smart” devices that can power items in your home: many of them are designed so that they only work with their creators’ cloud service. That’s fine, as long as your internet access is reliable and the company doesn’t go out of business or decide to shut off the servers where those cloud services run. Unlike Nest, companies should probably anticipate that some users might be a bit upset about this. [More]

21 Pranks, Fake Products, And Other Corporate Attempts At April Fools’ Day Relevance

21 Pranks, Fake Products, And Other Corporate Attempts At April Fools’ Day Relevance

Ever since April 1, 1922 when our print forerunner, The Consumerist Bugle-Gazette, ran an April Fools’ Day cover story that unwittingly — but accurately — announced the death of exiled Austrian Emperor Charles I, we’ve not tempted fate and avoided such tomfoolery. But others aren’t burdened by these ghosts of Aprils gone awry. [More]

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Alexa Surprises Amazon Echo Owners By Obeying Commands She Heard On The Radio

While it’s surely useful to direct the Amazon Echo’s Alexa to turn down the smart lights, what happens if the digital personal assistant starts hearing other voices commanding her to complete tasks? She just might obey, as one radio show recently found out after it aired a segment covering the Amazon Echo. [More]

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Users Complain That This Night Cream Is Giving Them Weird Dreams

A night cream is exactly what it sounds like: a cream that you apply to your face overnight to moisturize while you sleep. Yet some users of a night cream from skin care brand Dr. Brandt report that more than wrinkle-softening is happening when they use it: they report incredibly vivid dreams, some of which are scary. [More]

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Lawmakers Renew Push To Curb Unwanted Robocalls

In the last few days, legislators in both the House and Senate have once again pushed the issue of nuisance pre-recorded, auto-dialed robocalls back into the spotlight — urging telecom providers to give customers more tools for blocking these calls, and trying to roll back the government’s ability to abuse robocalls for its own debt-collection purposes. [More]

Waffles Are Serious Business, So Which Makers Are The Best?

Waffles Are Serious Business, So Which Makers Are The Best?

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m not a breakfast person. I know, that’s crazy. But I married into a breakfast family, and not just plain jane morning meal enthusiasts; we’re talking dedicated waffle fans. The waffle maker sitting in my cupboard is probably the only appliance my husband knows how to use, and finding that machine was a test of patience for yours truly.  [More]