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Here are the secret apps that only Apple employees get to use

When a prototype iPhone 4 was carelessly left in a bar by an Apple employee, the company quickly scrambled to retrieve it, fearful that journalists and competitors could use it to find out what goes on during the making of a new product.<p>Apple employees are given access to a suite of apps to help …

Apps

Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

Tuesday is the 22nd anniversary of Nolan Ryan's famous beatdown of Robin Ventura, a moment in baseball history that further cemented the mythical …

Chicago White Sox

Rap Release Dates: Dr. Dre, R. Kelly, Young Thug, K Camp

A few new release dates were announced this week, check out what’s new.<p>Dr. Dre is slated to release his first album in 18 years. <i>Compton: A Soundtrack</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message sent …

Android News

Android flaw lets attackers into your phone through MMS videos

If you're an Android user, you'd better hope that a stranger doesn't send you a video message in the near future -- it might compromise your phone. Security researchers at Zimperium have discovered an exploit that lets attackers take control if they send a malware-laden MMS video. The kicker is …

Samsung announces monitors with phone wireless charging

Samsung is big on wireless charging these days, having adopted both PMA and Qi standards with its Galaxy S6 smartphone. The company has now announced two new monitors, which feature a built-in wireless charging dock to power up your handset.<p>There are two models in the range, the 24-inch S24E370DL …

Researchers have found a new texting vulnerability in Android

This morning, researchers at Zimperium Mobile Security announced a new vulnerability in Android, targeting the multimedia messaging system. Dubbed "Stagefright," the vulnerability affects roughly 950 million Android devices worldwide, according to researcher estimates, although the most vulnerable …

Quick trip around Major League Baseball

<b>American League</b><p><b>Central Division</b><p><b>White Sox:</b> Streaking Chris Sale goes for record ninth straight game with 10 or more strikeouts Monday.<p><b>Indians:</b> Jason Kipnis' Instagram apology for not reaching liner to save no-no: "Sorry I'm not taller homie!"<p><b>Royals:</b> Infante over Altuve? Biggest injustice since …

Baseball

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

23 best songs of 2015 so far

The first half of 2015 has been good to music fans. Drake released a surprise mix tape, Sleater-Kinney came through with their first record in a …

Top hotels for Summer 2015

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From an eco-hotel in Miami, to a boxy design retreat amidst lush vegetation in Puerto Rico and the coolest of guesthouses in …

Puerto Rico

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand on Memorial Day

For many, Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer. The baseball season is no different, as teams are really starting to hit their stride two months into the year.<p>Once again, we have a new No. 1 club in this week's MLB power rankings, as the top three teams in our previous rankings each …

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

• Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful<br>• Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA<p>The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal …

Surveillance

Shaquille O'Neal Fell on 'Inside the NBA' and the Internet Memes Keep Coming

As a rare change of pace, an absurd and funny thing occurred on <i>Inside the NBA</i> that was unscripted and completely out of left field.<p>Shaquille O'Neal, the biggest of big trees, fell hard on the set Wednesday night after trying to run to the big screen with Kenny Smith. Having unwittingly entangled …

Turner Broadcasting

Derrick Rose's 'Rumours:' The Classic Rock Guide to the NBA Playoffs, Part II

The NBA Playoffs have finally gotten interesting, with all four second-round series tied at a game apiece, LeBron James bringing back the headband …

Zayn Malik addresses Wednesday's Twitter scuffle

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik and current One Direction member Louis Tomlinson got in a bit of a scuffle on Twitter Wednesday—and Malik’s …

Zayn Malik

A Look at the Upcoming LG G4 Phone’s ‘Pro’ Camera, f/1.8 Lens, and Manual Controls

On April 28th, 2015, LG will be unveiling its new flagship smartphone, the G4. From the teasers that have been released by the company so far, it’s …

Mobile Photography

Hear Willie Nelson and Method Man’s Weed-Themed 4/20 Playlists

To celebrate April 20th, or “every day” as Colorado and Washington call it, Spotify has recruited some of music’s biggest marijuana advocates, Willie …

Willie Nelson

Brett Lawrie is a disgrace to baseball

I thought we were done with this.<p>After the game Saturday, most of us wanted to forget Brett Lawrie and his completely reckless behavior. In a …

Hip hop covers located on Google streetview

The locations photographed for likes of Nas's Illmatic and Jurassic 5's Quality Control have been found on Google<p>Staff at the lifestyle magazine Mass Appeal have spent months hunting through Google Streetview to track down the locations that were photographed for certain hip hop records' iconic …

Zayn Malik pays tribute to One Direction in first post-split appearance

In his first public appearance since announcing his departure from One Direction in March, Zayn Malik thanked his former band mates in a touching …

Black Sabbath Reunion: Bill Ward Demands Ozzy Osbourne Apology

Founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been feuding with his onetime bandmates since 2012, when he opted out of the group’s reunion over what …

Music

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Watch Kanye West Jump Into Lake During Armenian Performance

Kanye West delivered a surprise free concert at Swan Lake in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday night during a visit to the region with wife Kim Kardashian. …

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Cyclone Pam: Supplies begin to reach survivors

<b>Emergency aid is beginning to reach some of the worst-hit islands of Vanuatu, after a cyclone tore through flattening entire villages.</b><p>Officials say planes have taken food, water and medical supplies to Tanna island, which was directly in the path of Cyclone Pam.<p>But aid agencies warn much more aid …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy To Induct Hall of Famers

<b>UPDATE 2:</b> Legendary psychedelic art painter Peter Max has designed the official poster and program cover for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Music

Derek Jeter arrives in Japan

TOKYO -- Former major league teammates Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui will play a charity baseball game to support survivors of the 2011 earthquake …

Baseball

Peyton Manning taking a $4M pay cut

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have agreed on a new contract for the 2015 season in which the five-time NFL MVP will take a $4 million pay cut …

NFL