Do you go in for the handshake? Should you start eating despite the host's absence? Author Charles MacPherson answers these and other burning questions in his new book, "The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide
What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your
Posters with the message “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” next to a photo of a man with a keffiyeh wrapped around his face may soon be plastered on New York City subways and buses,
News A Seattle entrepreneur on Monday delivered a startling message to his employees — he is raising the minimum pay for all of his employees to $70,000, while reducing his own pay to the same amount about
Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch an all-new web browser code-named Spartan alongside Windows 10 Microsoft is planning to release an entirely new web browser in the vein as Google Chrome and Firefox
A German hacking group claims that it can recreate your fingerprints from the other side of the world. At a cybersecurity convention in Hamburg last week, the "Chaos Computer Club" demonstrated how it
After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch phone
Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gaming
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A lawyer for Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday threatened legal action against Twitter if its users continued to post emails or other information that came from the widespread hack of the company.
When Facebook launched Paper for the iPhone last week, I was skeptical. The company’s social network is a huge, lumbering machine with a vast array of moving parts; to create such a simple redesign, surely
Front Desk, a software as a service platform and mobile business management tool that can handle things like scheduling, payments and client management, today announced that it has raised a $4 million
Skype is rolling out a multi-platform update that it promises will make for a more seamless experience across multiple devices, and rectifies one of the most frustrating parts of using the chat platform.
FORTUNE — In recent weeks, the arrest of Bitcoin Foundation’s Charlie Shrem and the near collapse of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, have added plenty more debate over the virtual currency’s
In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen's but a new entry that's been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open OS
Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you
“My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day. But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up video
When AngelList — the network for young startups to find funding and employees — announced a $24 million round of funding last year, it noted that it had already helped 3,000 people find jobs through free
Apple begins flat redesign of iWork for iCloud, adds shared password protected docs & new editing features
Update: Some users are reporting that after opening a document in iWork for iCloud, that document is unable to be opened in the Mac or iOS versions of iWork. Apple has just pushed out an update to its
After Jon von Tetzchner left Opera in 2011, things went quiet around the company’s former CEO and Opera itself quickly went into a different direction under its new leadership. As part of that change,
But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 competition.
It’s been a tough few years for Logitech. The high watermark in sales of PC accessories for the iconic computer mouse and keyboard maker was way back in the last quarter of 2007. So what’s behind the surprisingly
Microsoft has published its Q2 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $6.56 billion in net income on $24.52 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased by 14 percent from the same period last year,