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Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay

Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was there to accept the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, which was presented to him in recognition of his work to support the LGBT community.<p>The Apple CEO gave an emotional speech that lasted over …

Instagram CEO Systrom: ‘We Can’t Be Just a Hedge’ for Facebook

Instagram said Wednesday it had reached 300 million users, an important milestone that underscores its value to Facebook, which acquired it for $1 billion in 2012.<p>By almost any measure, that price seems like a bargain now, as big tech companies vie for users in the competitive mobile …

Indiegogo's crowdfunding insurance pays you back if projects go bust

If you've poured a lot of money into crowdfunding, you've probably backed a project that either missed its release date or was an out-and-out fraud -- and since there are rarely recourses in these cases, that often means that you've wasted your money. For Indiegogo, this is enough of a concern that …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Take a look at Business Insider's 10 favorite ads of 2014.</b> We won't ruin the surprise, but the theme linking all our rankings is that marketers this year are starting to harness social media to improve the reach and effectiveness of their campaigns.<p><b>2. Take our quiz and try to identify these 11</b> …

Christian Bale Admits That He Was Jealous Of Ben Affleck Becoming Batman

Once he had put the Caped Crusader behind him after <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>, Christian Bale seemed very serious about moving on to greater roles that didn’t require him to talk like he was gargling rocks. While fans debated his place in Batman film legacy, Bale seemed mostly unwilling to answer …

Apple Watch Distinguishes Between Short and Long Looks

It's fun to see so many more details of the Apple Watch emerging as a result of Apple's releasing their WatchKit to developers who are creating apps. I summarized many of these details in a previous post, including the pixel dimensions of both sizes of the Apple Watch. An interesting article on <i>The</i> …

Smartwatches

'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: We Ain't Ashes

This week's episode of "The Walking Dead," "Consumed," made the most of that imagery-evoking title, sprinkling smoke and fire throughout the hour in an effort to illustrate the characters' – namely Carol's – rebirth. But the episode wasn't quite content with the "show, don't tell" school of …

Meet the Dalek-looking security robot from Knightscope

Say hello to the K5 from California startup Knightscope, a five-foot tall, 300 pound autonomous security robot that has been in development for the …

Companies Want One Thing From iPads — And They're Not Getting It

Apple CEO Tim Cook AP<p>Apple is revitalizing its iPad division to target companies, but it may not have what they're looking for, according to a source with knowledge of Apple's enterprise strategy.<p>In July, Apple announced a huge partnership with IBM with the express goal of selling iPads to …

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 - Trailer 1

Katniss Everdeen finds herself in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice …

Movies

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Shooting in IMAX

BATMAN V SUPERMAN — Fan Composite of Ben Affleck As Batman

Is Dawn of Justice turning into a Batman origins story?

There was a time when the superhero origins story stood as the quintessential example of the mode. Richard Donner’s Superman, Tim Burton’s Batman and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man all altered the comic book movie zeitgeist and arguably created audiences for their protagonists which many had not thought …

Review: Scosche BoomBottle weatherproof Bluetooth speaker for cyclists

You can scarcely turn around these days without bumping into a new Bluetooth speaker. We’ve reviewed many of them.<p>The Scosche BoomBottle manages to set itself apart from the crowd, however, by targeting one specific market: cyclists. The speaker is the same size and shape as a large drinks bottle, …

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

Christopher Nolan wows audiences with verve, but multiple plots packed like sardines in a tin and a humourless superhero make this Batman film leaden viewing, writes Alex Hess<p>How Peter Bradshaw reviewed The Dark Knight in 2008 More most overrated films<p>You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for …