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Ashley Madison Says Site Continues to Attract New Members After Hack


Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Adultery website Ashley Madison said today it has continued to attract new members, many of whom self-identified as female when signing up for the service.Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, said in a statement Monday that "hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform" in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left as many as 37 million members exposed. Of the new Ashley Madison members, the company said

Girl, 9, Challenges Company's Description of Boys' vs. Girls' Pajamas


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adair Mahoney may only be 9 years old, but she knows how to get things done.The North Carolina native was shopping for pajama pants on line at the popular store, Vineyard Vines, when she noticed that boys’ bottoms were called “lounge pants,” while the girls’ pants were called described as “lazy pants.”“I thought, ‘uh, did they really just call me lazy?’” Adair said in an interview with ABC News’

Netflix Drops Epix in Move to Create More Original Content


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS GATOS, Calif.) -- Now's the time to catch some of the biggest blockbusters on Netflix.Netflix announced in a statement on Sunday that they will dropping its contract with Epix, the cable network, in pursuit of creating more original content.Without Epix, the streaming service will not show such films as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, anymore after September."While many of these movies are popular, they are also widel

Italian Energy Group Finds Biggest Natural Gas Field


PeterHermesFurian/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Italian energy group Eni claims it has found, what is being called, one of the world's biggest natural gas fields, according to the BBC.The field was found off the coast of Egypt and could possibly hold 5.5 billion barrels of oil.Eni has full rights to the area after signing an energy exploration deal with the Egyptian oil ministry, says BBC News.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Google's Driverless Car Heads to Texas


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google's driverless cars are heading east.Google and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have announced that the Texas city will be the first outside of California to test the company's self-driving cars.One Lexus SUV has already been spotted on the streets of Austin this summer, with safety drivers along for the ride.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jeep Hackers Hired to Work for Uber


Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber."Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center," tweeted Miller. "Should be a cool challenge and a lot of fun."Uber's Advanced Technology Center is where the ride-sharing company experiments with autonomous vehicles and roboti

Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? That's been the big question these past few weeks, but now many are wondering "if" the Fed will raise interest rates. Vice Chairman of the Feder

What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him into custody.“I just got this thing!” the visibly perturbed man told police. “I don’t understand what I did wr

What Customers Can Eat with McDonald's Customized Menu


iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual "Create Your Taste" platform. With the test, customers use touch-screen kiosks to customize their orders, including choosing from 25 ingredients on their sandwiches. Choices include guacamole, parmesan, Sriracha mayo, jalapeños, grilled m

Apple's September Event Will Be Available to Stream for Windows 10 Users


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.A website for the event — where it's widely expected Apple will show off a new iPhone 6S — says Apple will support live streaming for Windows 10 devices using the new Edge browser, in addition to the usual line-up of Apple devices.The event is scheduled to start at 1 pm. ET/10 a.m. PT and wil

Little-Known Rule 48 and Other Stock Regulations That Can Affect Your Money


Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exchange put into action "Rule 48," which can essentially speed up the opening of trading to prevent a panicky sell-off all at once.Here's more about "Rule 48" and other procedures that stock exchanges can use in emergencies:1. Rule 48When "extreme

Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day


Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder have their photo taken at Harvard Yard in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, his audience was college students.Eleven years later, the Facebook CEO celebrated a milestone: One billion people — that's 1 in 7 people on Earth — logged onto the site in a single day this w

Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down


Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed."This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base," a statement posted on Avid Life Media's website said. "We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and

Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Products over Glass Fragments


Scott Olson/Getty Images(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside of loaves in 11 states. So far, Bimbo has received three reports from consumers. No one has been injured.The company, which sells bread under brand names like Sarah Lee, Kroger and Nature's Harvest, says affected loaves have a "best by" date of

Gains for Wall Street as Crude Oil Jumps 10 Percent


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.The Nasdaq also jumped 115.17, ending at 4812.71, while the S&P 500 climbed 47.15 to 1987.66.Crude oil also rose 10 percent for its biggest one-day gain since October 2008.Although there's hardly a sign of the plunging stock scare earlier this week, the S&P

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