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Opinion: Why you want to buy the most hated stocks on Wall Street

It’s that time of year again.<p>The half-way mark. The moment when Wall Street’s Great and Wise suck their pencils, stroke their chins, and hold forth …

Investing

Apple And 7 Other Sit-On-Your-Hands Stocks

What is the most common investor mistake? Trading–getting in and getting out at all the wrong times, for all the wrong reasons. You’ve heard it before: Most investors are their own worst enemies. My dad taught me this investing axiom at an early age. In fact, Dalbar Inc. documented it recently in a …

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Loneliness

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

Gold Rush

New Audi A3 revealed with big car tech

At the New York auto show, Audi revealed details of its long-awaited A3 update, a completely redesigned car with tech features inherited from its big luxury brothers in the Audi lineup.<p>NEW YORK--Audi showed off the cabin tech for the new A3 model at 2012 CES, setting the first milestone for what …

Audi

Watch TV, read horizontally with prism glasses

Don't go to the effort of propping your head up. Just slip these specs on and doze off.<p>I always applaud innovations in the art of laziness, and the gadget elves at Thanko are masters at it.<p>Take Gorone de Megane, the latest eyewear to come out of Thanko's Tokyo workshop.<p>As the name suggests, these …

Sleep

Operational F-35B fighter jet's first vertical landing was years, billions in the making (video)

Lockheed Martin's F-35 program has been a political whipping boy seemingly forever, but a production VTOL 'B'-variant of the pricey supersonic jet finally did what it was made for: a vertical landing. That happened nearly three years to the day after the estimated $304 million (each!) jet's first …

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 177: 2013 Land Rover LR2

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, click play below. This week’s Exhaust Note contest proved difficult, and no one figured out which car the sound belongs to. This could be due to the source’s relative dark horse status—at least in enthusiast …

Land Rover

2014 Jeep Cherokee

So proud to live, so proud to die.<p>The last Jeep product to wear the Cherokee nameplate was so beloved it survived three corporate ownership changes and an onslaught of more advanced competitors before finally meeting its demise at the hands of Daimler in 2001. Launched in 1984, that Cherokee—known …

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

The style rebel steps on the gas.<p>Subtlety doesn't cut it anymore in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The new CLA-class, proclaimed a "style rebel" by design chief Gorden Wagener, has made that clear with its voluptuous lines and playful styling elements. This "four-door coupe" appears compact, but it’s …

Does Apple Really “Need” a New Breakthrough to Bolster Stock?

It may be a while before Apple’s shares return to the all-time high of $705 they hit last September, but they should hit $600 or so by year’s …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Some iOS 6.1.3 users hit by battery drain and Wi-Fi issues

The latest iOS update seems to be creating trouble for a number of users chiming in on Apple's support forums.<p>Another iOS update, another round of complaints.<p>Released last week, Apple's iOS 6.1.3 was designed to fix a security hole that let someone access the iPhone by sneaking past the lock …

Wi-Fi

At This Startup, The CEO Lets All Employees Read Confidential Emails

Any employee can read almost every email sent within the company. What that means is that every email is internally public and searchable.<p>The rationale: if everyone automatically knows what's happening within the company, Stripe can reduce the number of meetings it has and have a more fluid …

Employment

Meet The 3 CEOs Of Samsung, The Most Important Tech Bosses You've Never Heard Of

The company also promoted two of its presidents to CEO.<p>J.K. Shin, the company's mobile boss, and Boo-Keun Yoon, the appliances boss joined current overall CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon.<p>That's right. Samsung now has three CEOs.<p>However, the move appears to be more of a title bump for Shin and Yoon than a move to …

CEOs

FBI Pushing Hard for Realtime Email, Gchat, Skype, and Dropbox Spying Powers

The FBI wants more power. That's not any particular kind of surprising, since the FBI always wants more power, but this push is notable for what's …

The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Is Taking Place Right Now

These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It's most analogous to a traffic jam on a highway with no one able to move.<p>The BBC says that security experts are describing it as "the biggest …

Cyber-attacks

Wells Fargo site hit by denial-of-service attack

The bank's Web site was the victim of a cyberattack yesterday, though the company says its physical branches and ATMs weren't affected.<p>Wells Fargo was the target of another distributed denial-of-service attack.<p>The bank's Web site was slowed down by the attack yesterday, affecting a certain number …

Wells Fargo