Alcohoot, a smartphone-powered breathalyzer, is now available to help you gauge your BAC and slow you down before things get out of hand. Alcohoot, shipping now for $119, is more expensive than most other smartphone breathalyzers on the market – the Breathometer, for example, only costs $49. But Alcohoot features “police-grade accuracy” and plugs directly Continue Reading →
Saving for a House
Every week, Amanda Munster marches into the grocery store on a mission: save enough money to buy a house. The 26-year-old digital marketer lives in Dallas with her fiance’ and, like many twentysomethings, is tired of throwing away paychecks on rent instead of building equity with a mortgage. Munster’s biggest roadblock to home ownership is Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Resumes

Jeh Johnson must hand out his resume like a stack of business cards. Jeh (pronounced ‘Jay’) is poised to succeed Janet Napolitano and become our next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Johnson didn’t wake up and become head of DHS. As Politico explains, he’s held several high-profile positions in and around our government. When a Continue Reading →
eBay has agreed to acquire Chicago-based Braintree for about $800 million, the companies announced on Thursday morning. In buying Braintree, eBay has taken one of the major competitors of its payments unit PayPal off the table. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the two sides were closing in on a deal. Braintree Continue Reading →
Ridesharing has finally been approved within the state of California. Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) officially recognized companies like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber as “New Online Enabled Transportation Services” or “Transportation Networked Companies” (TNCs), approving a set of 28 rules and regulations for these entities. The move will allow ridesharing companies to continue Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
Add free Uber rides to the list of perks that come with being an NFL player. The on-demand private car service and the NFL Players Association today announced a partnership that will give ride credits to NFL players and their friends and family for the 2013-2014 season. Starting this month, all active NFL players will Continue Reading →