23 November 2014

Does bad behavior really hurt business?

FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the midst of a controversy involving a top executive who reportedly suggested paying $1 million to dig up dirt on a journalist critical of the company, Kalanick on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 gave a speech to current and potential investors at a Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Paul Sakluma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?


23 November 2014

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe leaves 10 Downing Street in London, following a meeting of Cobra. The head of London’s police force says as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat. Hogan-Howe told the BBC on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 that normally security services disrupt one plot annually. However, he says this year alone authorities have disrupted “we think four or five.’’(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON (AP) — The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.


23 November 2014

Pebble updates bring support for 80 languages and notifications for all Android apps

Pebble updates bring support for 80 languages and notifications for all Android appsPebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.


23 November 2014

Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the riseVideo games made by small studios have an effective tool in their arsenal when it comes to setting themselves apart.>


23 November 2014

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon


23 November 2014

Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool'

Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool'Microsoft Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Teper talks about Microsoft's thinking on everything from its Minecraft acquisition, to how the leadership team is evaluating what's core to the company.


23 November 2014

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything


23 November 2014

Eminem releases massive free mixtape online

Eminem releases massive free mixtape onlineDo you want 66 free songs from Eminem's label, Shady Records? You can now download Shady Classics, a 66-track mixtape put together by DJ Whoo Kid that represents some of the material that couldn't fit on the upcoming Eminem compilation album Shady XV. It also has some Eminem freestyles, though don't expect too much brand new material: the rapper's manager tells MLive.com that "there’s not a bunch of new stuff on there or anything.


22 November 2014

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room


22 November 2014

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

22 November 2014

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple's legendary pirate flag

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple's legendary pirate flagGift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just the perfect gift for the Apple nut in your life. No, it's not an iPhone case or a new iPad Air. It's a $1,900 hand-painted pirate flag.


22 November 2014

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed

Why celebrities are suing video game studios, the Fire HD 6 and other stories you might've missed


22 November 2014

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships


22 November 2014

ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolutionKeith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.>


22 November 2014

ESPN: No more tweeting for baseball writer who defended evolution

ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolutionKeith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.>


22 November 2014

The Verge Playlist: the weird nomenclature of the pop-punk and emo revivals

The Verge Playlist: the weird nomenclature of the pop-punk and emo revivalsThe last few years has seen a big return of two particular music scenes: emo and pop-punk. Both had big moments in the recent decades — emo in the 90s, and pop-punk at the turn of the century — but the early aughts saw the most popular bands from each scene "make it" while the rest of them broke. From the bands' names (Tigers Jaw, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Andrew Jackson Jihad) to the album titles (Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, Chicago Bowls), and especially the song titles below, you couldn’t get any weirder if you cut up a dictionary and stirred up the pieces.


22 November 2014

The best Apple iPad Air and mini tablet deals of Black Friday 2014

The best Apple iPad Air and mini tablet deals of Black Friday 2014Sales on these devices don't always yield big discounts, but here's how to save a little on these popular holiday gifts.


22 November 2014

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera


22 November 2014

Watch Pippin sing the final song in 'The Hobbit' trilogy

Watch Pippin sing the final song in 'The Hobbit' trilogyWhen the credits roll on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month, Peter Jackson's wonderful 15-year journey through Middle Earth will be complete. It will be a bittersweet moment, and it looks like Jackson's queued up the right music to send off the two trilogies. Billy Boyd — who played smooth-singing Pippin in the original trilogy — will lend his musical talents to the credits sequence, and you can hear the final song right now. Warner Bros. ...


22 November 2014

Need a laugh? 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' outtakes make it so

Need a laugh? 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' outtakes make it soGeordi has a giggle fit, Picard gets trampled by Bev Crusher, and Riker chases a shipmate in the most hilarious way possible in a new blooper reel.>