John Wheeler

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10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.

Kanye West Loses His Mind, Calls Out Beyoncé and Jay Z Before Storming Out of Concert

The rapper—and Trump supporter—ranted about Bey, Jay, and Drake before exiting three songs into his California show.<p>There are three certainties in …

China's multibillion-dollar Hollywood takeover goes deeper than you think

China's invasion of Hollywood drove deeper this week as AMC Entertainment, controlled by billionaire Wang Jianlin, agreed to buy Carmike Cinemas for $1.2 billion.<p>The merger with Carmike will give AMC and its parent company, Wang's Dalian Wanda Group, control over 8,830 movie screens in the U.S., …

Jon Stewart on Republicans lining up to back Trump: 'Those guys are the swamp'

The former Daily Show host criticized the new president-elect but reminded people that not all of those who voted for him should be labelled racist<p>Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart called Donald Trump “a repudiation of Republicans” in his first public comments since the US election.<p>“He’s not a …

U.S. surgeon general issues 'a new call to action' on addiction

When Dr. Vivek Murthy left his Massachusetts hospital to become U.S. surgeon general, the nurses who had known him since he was a resident had a parting plea: Do something about addiction.<p>On Thursday, Murthy tried to make good on that request with the release of a first-of-its-kind report calling …

LeBron James to donate $2.5 million for Muhammad Ali exhibit

LeBron James has added to his growing philanthropic portfolio with Thursday’s news that he, his charitable foundation and business partner Maverick Carter will donate $2.5 million for a new exhibit about Muhammad Ali at the recently opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and …

Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone

The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that puts private browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by default blocks ad trackers, and erases your browsing history, including your passwords and cookies.<p>The …

Software

Apple Music gets exclusive documentary about iconic drum machine

A documentary titled <i>808</i>, chronicling the cultural impact of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, will debut as an Apple Music exclusive on December 9.<p>Narrated by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe and featuring interviews with various big music names — including Apple favorite Pharrell — the documentary previously …

Rap & Hip-Hop

PlayStation Vue makes its Apple TV debut

You can already find PlayStation Vue, Sony's proprietary streaming service, on most every device in your living room. It's native on the Playstation 3 and 4, available on Android TV, Roku boxes, Fire TV and Stick, not to mention compatible smart TVs. You can also find it on Android and iOS devices …

SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites

SpaceX has just asked the FCC for permission to launch 4,425 satellites that can provide high-speed (1 Gbps) internet around the globe. That's more than <i>thrice</i> the current number of active satellites orbiting our planet, based on the data posted by the Union of Concerned Scientists. SpaceX chief …

Apple insider explains the curious case of the iPhone 8’s curved OLED display

The iPhone 8 is still almost a year away, but we have plenty of reports detailing some of its most notable features. Apple is expected to release a …

The Top 10 Hacks of 2016

This year has been a rough one. Between a contentious election and celebrity deaths, 2016 has been dubbed one of the worst years ever. And, …

Hacking

What does outer space sound like? Hear NASA's satellite symphony at the Huntington

It could be the start of a Steven Spielberg sci-fi film: A boy walks into a shimmering, aluminum garden pavilion surrounded by lush palms and succulent-lined footpaths. A lizard scurries across the dirt floor and over his sneaker-clad toes. There's a massive crater in the ceiling, open to the blue …

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Converted to Private Jet

Fly the hedge-funded skies<p>In addition to the Marc Newson plane, I found another opposite-of-coach flying experience, and this one's a doozy: A …

Aviation

Fit For A King: Grand Museum Will Showcase Tut And Egypt's Ancient Culture

The angular steel and concrete skeleton of Egypt's huge new museum rises up on the Giza plains, in sight of the pyramids that inspired it. When it opens next year, visitors to the Grand Egyptian Museum will be able to see the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure through the glass wall …

Archaeology

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

Hear Pink Floyd Performed in the World’s Most Powerful Reverberant Space

This video is a couple of years old, but if you’re 17 billion miles from Earth, it will probably be new to you.<p>On December 31, 2013, guitarist Rich …

Guitar

Facebook, Google: Past 'Fake' News Efforts Impact Premium TV Ad Dollars

Facebook has a long way to go if its wants to grab serious premium video advertising dollars away from TV networks -- even after making a pledged to …

Advertising Industry

In Southwest China, A 'Very Large Eyeball' Peers Into Deep Space

In the year 1054, Chinese astronomers of the Song Dynasty recorded a star in the sky so bright that it was visible to the naked eye even during daytime for several weeks.<p>China was the world's leading scientific power at that time. But its people also saw astronomical events as omens of earthly …

Ill-disciplined and ill-managed: a guide to USA's Costa Rica debacle

After two defeats, the US are struggling in World Cup qualifying and Jürgen Klinsmann is an isolated figure. At least Christian Pulisic looks good<p>For much of his first World Cup cycle, Jürgen Klinsmann’s glass half-full approach seemed like a calming signal. But as his second cycle has stumbled …

You can now buy Apple TV apps on iOS, macOS and PC

Apple is making it easier to purchase Apple TV apps by giving users the ability to download them remotely from iOS, macOS, and Windows.<p>Developers can now create iTunes links for these devices that take customers directly to the product page for their tvOS app.<p>“Make it easier for customers to view …