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Matt Lauer Firing: A History of His Biggest Scandals And Grossest Controversies

Today, NBC fired Matt Lauer, longtime host of the network’s popular morning show <i>Today</i> for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” Lauer’s …

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

How many of you are old enough to remember "We Didn't Start The Fire," that shit-awful Billy Joel song in which he unconvincingly insists over and …

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind

I'm going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon in three movies. And then some text.<p>There's this universal shorthand that epic adventure movies use …

Paramount Pictures

Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on $20

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20, and Alexander Hamilton will …

Day 1 in Trump’s America

Donald Trump was elected president last night. The reaction to that news today has not been good. Especially for people of color and women, Day 1 was …

Mossberg: The PC has become part of the furniture

New designs are coming, but not that old excitement<p>For a long, long time the PC was king. Whether it ran Windows, as most did, or was a premium-priced Mac, your desktop or laptop computer was your most cherished, most important digital device. For three decades, from roughly 1977 to 2007, people …

The difference between iPhone users and Android users

Just over three months ago, I was having a casual conversation with an acquaintance about a few rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7. …

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.<p>The web, they’ve said, will bring us closer through new forms of mass communication, connect us to business and government to give us more power over our lives, and deliver a …

Televisions

The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Samsung’s Galaxy Note

On the verge of challenging Apple’s mobile phone dominance, the South Korean company made a rushed decision, based on incomplete evidence, that later forced it to kill the model.<p>The X-ray and CT scans showed a pronounced bulge.<p>After reports of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire spread in early …

Mobile

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Voting

Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS

Thirty-one.<p>That’s the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware program and without the confidence of its owners. Thirty-one months is just barely longer than …

What’s Love? Don’t Ask the Answer Couple

I used to be one half of the Answer Couple in Glamour. The other half was my husband. This was 30 years ago, when newsstands were overflowing with glossy magazines.<p>Every few months, he and I would have dinner with our editor and read the handful of questions from readers that had arrived in the …

Pixel, iPhone 7, and grading on a curve

2015: 'Familiar' design, high price, and lack of OIS, stereo speakers, and water resistance were problems. 2016: All fine! Take my data! Rene Ritchie …

How to Rekindle Sexual Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

New research shows that couples who are responsive outside of the bedroom have more interest in sex<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>How can a couple keep their sexual desire going strong for …

Wall Street

We Need to Be More Honest about the Realness of Marriage

I think a lot of single women want to rush to get married because they believe too many things they see on social media. They watch too many romantic …

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far …

Google Assistant

Mind blown: Alphabet drones to deliver Chipotle burritos

SAN FRANCISCO — No need to pinch yourself. This is not a dream. Google parent Alphabet really is delivering Chipotle burritos by drone.<p>This month, a small group of hungry students and employees will get their burrito orders lowered on a winch from a hovering drone on the Virginia Tech campus, …

Virginia Tech

With the iPhone 7, Apple Changed the Camera Industry Forever

Camera companies, like traditional phone manufacturers, dismissed the iPhone as a toy when it launched, in 2007. Nokia thought that the iPhone used inferior technology; the camera makers thought that it took lousy pictures. Neither thought that they had anything to worry about. Of course, neither …

IPhone 7

This $40 adapter can charge the iPhone 7 with your headphones plugged in

Dongle life<p>Picture this: a pair of headphones plugged into 3.5mm dongle, which is then plugged into a Lightning adapter, which is then plugged into your phone. That is the reality we live in now that Apple removed the headphone jack on the new iPhone 7. Because the new phone only has one Lightning …

Terrifying video shows government spyware in action for the first time

With the Snowden leaks, Stingray and FBI surveillance planes always in the news, most people just assume that The Man has god-like surveillance …

4 Reasons People Have Affairs That Might Not Be So Bad

Some time ago I described six different kinds of affairs people have today, and mentioned that an affair could be psychologically healthy. Many …

Selfies

Why you should update your iPhone right now

If you have an iPhone, you need to download the latest iOS update<i>right now</i>.<p>Apple released the "important security update" in response to an active malware threat that can be used to read texts and email, record calls (including WhatsApp and Viber calls), track your location and turn on your phone's …

Saturated Fat Does NOT Promote Heart Disease

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>For the past 60 years, conventional medical authorities have warned that saturated animal fats cause heart disease and should be …

The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear

Maybe you heard about the Tamir Rice case and wondered: How does a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun on a playground get shot to death on-camera by the police without anyone getting charged? Put another way: How does a small group of government officials make this case disappear without a trial? …

The Uncanny Places on Earth That Look Like Alien Worlds

We've made huge strides towards finding exoplanets and surveying the other worlds in our solar system recently — but most of us will never know what …