Working Retail Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About People

People say that “everyone should work retail or service at least once in their lives.” I couldn’t agree more. Like many people, some of my first jobs were retail service gigs. One in a department store, another in a bookstore. I’ve long since moved on, but I learned a lot about the nature of people—and how that battle… » 8/26/15 1:06pm Wednesday 1:06pm

This Depression-Era Carphone Was Way Ahead of Its Time

Today if your car breaks down or you're in an accident, help is little more than a phone call away. It's something that many drivers of the 21st century take for granted, what with our Space Age smartphone technology. This automotive safety net, of course, wasn't available in the 1930s. But one visionary who was… » 8/13/13 1:11pm 8/13/13 1:11pm

Denso Car-to-Car Communication: The Nightmare Scenario

It seems like everyone is looking to get into the car-to-car communication realm. Denso is the latest to give it a shot. The company will begin testing a system that allows cars to communicate with one another through ultra-high frequency radio waves. The tests will begin in April and will continue for three years… » 2/04/08 4:00pm 2/04/08 4:00pm