The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.
Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure the mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.
While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected last month, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.
We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?
The monthly unemployment report is out Friday morning. Analysts think the economy added about 200,000 jobs in March.
As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?
Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.
Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."
Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.
Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, discuss the future of the aviation business. Delta and Virgin recently announced a transatlantic joint venture. As more mergers and partnerships develop, what's in it for the consumer?
We asked: What's your biggest source of work-related stress? Tell us in one word and a photo. Here's what people had to say.
The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.
A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.
The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.
Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.
China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.
There is still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.
Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.
You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.