Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Nervous pilot? You might be able to command your UAV with a little more peace of mind now that AIG is willing to sell you drone insurance.
When you go to the doctor, there’s a medical code that determines how your treatment gets billed. Getting treated for urban rabies? Well, that’s distinct from woods-based sylvatic rabies, and your invoice will reflect that. Until today, the system in the US was the same one we used in the 1970s. But there’s a new…
At this point the announcement of yet another comic-based TV series is barely news at all, but this one is a little different: DC and NBC are working on a pilot for Powerless, a proposed sitcom set in the DC universe that’s being pitched as “The Office, but with superheroes.”
In February 2012, LaVerne Stiles went to Citrus Memorial Hospital near her home in central Florida for what should have been a routine surgery.
On March 27, while riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack. It contained my camera, computer, and two hard drives containing seven months of RAW photos and videos. This is what I learned from the ordeal.
Each state determines its own workers' compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.
Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot.
The New York Times reports that several recent moves by Google suggest that it's set to launch a new car insurance shopping site in the near future.
Insurance companies aren't exactly known for their largesse, but one New York-based company has an initiative that'll give you extra money depending on how seriously you take preventive health. With a fitness tracker.
A study published in the journal Addiction found e-cigarettes help smokers' quit — better than patches, gum or willpower. But a research review just published in the journal Circulation finds e-cigs reduce the likelihood that people will quit. I wonder which study insurance companies will side with.
China's debilitating smog problem isn't anything new at this point—at least for its residents. Tourists to Beijing, however, are still struggling with the fact that the sights they came for can often be virtually unseeable. To appease this growing group of angry travelers, China's biggest online travel agency now…
Most of us only think about natural disasters when we absolutely have to (or when it's, uh, for fun). But for scientists and analysts who work for global insurance companies, predicting the next big catastrophe is a business—and an increasingly lucrative one, at that.
Ever nervous about the looming threat of a devastating cyberattack, the government is redoubling its efforts to get companies that operate critical infrastructure to buy into its cybersecurity plan. It's so committed, it may even make sure participants get reimbursed… if they get attacked.
We've all misplaced our cell phone and spent what seems like hours searching for it—but some people take losing handsets to a whole new level. Chances are, you've never lost a phone as impressively as the people that feature in these stories.
If you're making an investment in an Apple product, whether it's a new machine or a permanently on-sale refurb, you want to protect it. At the same time, spending a few hundred more on AppleCare hurts when you're already dropping a couple grand on a computer. You get a year of AppleCare as part of any purchase—but do…
Deciding on whether to take out cell phone insurance is a tricky issue: it costs a heap, but it could save a stack of cash when you drop your smartphone onto bare concrete. Chances are, though, if you do ever make a claim, it will never be as ridiculous as any of these.
When the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared to walk on the moon, they suffered from a very earthly concern: money. Given how dangerous the first manned mission to the moon was, life insurance was prohibitively expensive for the three astronauts. So they had to resort to other means to prepare for the possibility of their…
I was sitting at my desk when my phone rang. It was my wife, "We've been robbed."