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Kamil Chmielewski performs a weight-lifting exercise, as Adam Tilton tracks his actions using wearable sensors and a new program they developed at the startup Rithmio.

What's holding back wearable tech?

Nova Safo | Jul 3, 2015
The tiny sensors inside wearable gadgets still have a lot of evolving to do.

Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

Gigi Douban | Jul 3, 2015
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.
A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome customers to a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Walmart brings greeters back to the front door

Amy Scott | Jul 3, 2015
Security with a smile.
Posted In: Walmart; retail

Silicon Tally: We go together like guac and peas

Ben Johnson | Jul 3, 2015
How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

U.S. Army recruits young innovators

Amy Scott | Jul 2, 2015
Armament research lab wants to help kids patent and sell their ideas.
President Richard Nixon waves to a supporter in Washington in 1973.

Richard Nixon 'wanted to be a good prince'

Kai Ryssdal, Mukta Mohan and Daisy Palacios | Jul 2, 2015
Author looks into the psyche of the anxious introvert who was 37th president.
Norman Williams is CEO of Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan on Chicago's South Side.

Black-owned banks are dying. Here's why it matters.

Dan Weissmann | Jul 2, 2015
Spoiler alert: Racism still exists. And research shows it affects lending.
Posted In: bank, Chicago, race, racism

Univision plans its IPO

Adriene Hill | Jul 2, 2015
US's biggest Spanish-language broadcaster is at the top of its game, experts say.
The share of working-age people who have a job or are looking for employment fell to its lowest level since the late '70s.

Jobs report in 4 charts: who's working, who's not

Tracey Samuelson | Jul 2, 2015
The labor force made up of people 25 to 54 years old is at a low point.

Bubble wrap abandoning its signature pop

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 2, 2015
Say goodbye to your childhood obsession.
Posted In: bubble, childhood, packaging