Nov 13, 2013 This week, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons may decide whether to consider a ban on autonomous machines of the future that could kill without command.
Oct 11, 2013 These robots are straight out of a movie.
Oct 11, 2013 Sign spinners at the local bagel shop make minimum wage. That is, if they have a beating heart. Are we about to lose even these low-skilled service jobs -- jumping-around-holding-a-sign-dressed-in-a-silly-costume-while-rapidly-moving-vehicles-speed-by -- to robots? Marketplace’s intrepid labor-trends reporter Mitchell Hartman investigates.
Sep 18, 2013 Businesses make themselves more attractive to corporate clients by adhering to their environmental sustainability businesses. If a client's plan calls for using only hotels that don't automatically deliver clean towels each day... there will be more wet towels in those hotels.
Aug 21, 2013 Following the huge financial windfall of airline fees, hotels and resorts are now charging fees for things that used to be free.
Aug 19, 2013 A continuing goal and a heated debate in the tech world: Can robots truly create art? And what does that even mean?
Jun 3, 2013 New York’s biggest hotel is scrapping room service in August, cutting 55 jobs. What will its elimination mean for a hotel that charges $300 a night? An explanation on the economics of room service.
May 27, 2013 Last week a judge in New York ruled online vacation rental site Airbnb is violating laws against running illegal hotels.
May 3, 2013 Lodging can quickly eat up your summer travel budget. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com shares her tips for redeeming hotel loyalty points, alternatives to traditional lodging, traveling with pets and keeping your money safe when going abroad.