Jan. 30, 2015—The Côr’s in-depth data reports break down your home heating and cooling energy usage, which allows a homeowner to control his/her home energy costs beyond the level of control that other smart thermostats deliver.
Feb. 25, 2015—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and ride-sharing service Uber unveiled a partnership in which money that’s spent on a ride through Uber can help consumers to earn points toward a stay at a Starwood hotel.
Feb. 27, 2015—The company says its EXi Series lawnmower engine has improved air cleaner seals and operates at cooler temperatures than previous engines do. As a result, it never has to have its oil changed as long as consumers add oil as necessary.
Oct. 27, 2014—Toro says the TimeCutter SW Series will be available in January 2015 and the price range will be $2,999–$4,500. The ZTRs are Toro’s first that use a steering wheel rather than handlebars to turn on a dime.
March 19, 2015—A U.S. District Court judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement between Target and consumers who were affected by the retailer’s massive data breach, according to reports. Target will make $10 million available to consumers.
Tax season is substantially trickier in 2015 for many small-business owners, thanks to now-mandatory IRS rules that aim to clarify when owners who repair or purchase property or equipment can deduct that cost.
Google released its Android Auto application programming interface (API) to the public in November 2014. Developers can start to adapt their Android mobile applications to be displayed on the screen of an automobile’s smart-entertainment system.