Got your cursor hovering over the “buy” button? Please hold your fire. Before putting your cash on the line to buy a stock, take the time to answer these key questions about the opportunities, risks and
Broadband access is declining, data caps are becoming commonplace, surveillance is increasing, and encryption is under attack. It's the end of 2015, and one fact about the internet is quickly becoming
Milk is regarded, along with bread, as one of the staples of the Western diet. But, Veronique Greenwood discovers, that’s only a very recent phenomenon. In the modern pantry pantheon, milk occupies a place.
Sean Murray isn’t creating just one new world. He’s creating a whole universe of them in his sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, which uses a clever technology to mathematically generate new worlds for players explore.
The future, in retrospect, always seems inevitable. When Steve Jobs unveiled a sleek new device, it felt like it was just meant to be. When Elon Musk gives an interview, it almost seems as if he had dreamt
SAN FRANCISCO — An alleged prostitute has been charged with manslaughter for injecting a Google executive with heroin and then leaving him to die of an overdose on board his yacht. Alix Tichelman, 26,
Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game. Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering
The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible. The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant,
Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’
You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there also
This is why it's so hard to catch a fly bare-handed. Ever wonder how a fly or a chipmunk can evade your clumsy human grasp so easily? A new study published in Animal Behavior finds that, generally, the
Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head
Pentagon gives green light: Now those hundreds of thousands of iPhones, iPads, and iPods can actually be used
Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of Defense had ordered as many as 650,000 iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches from Apple. Now, after passing Pentagon tests, the devices are actually approved
When Lyndon Baty was born six weeks premature with a life-threatening condition, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), doctors gave him two years to live. Now aged 17, Lyndon requires constant medical attention.
It looks like Sony will be adding speech recognition to its next wave of PlayStation products. The company has posted a job opening on LinkedIn for a “Speed Recognition Engineering Intern,” which will
When you’re spreading like wildfire, why douse the flames to make a few bucks? Facebook’s willingness to wait on advertising helped its site and mobile apps grow massive, and now it’s applying the same
The most complicated $100 bill yet For as long as there has been money, there've been people trying to make fake money. In the U.S., the latest effort to stop counterfeiting will arrive October 8, when
In case there’s any doubt about which country is the world’s top industrial cyberspy, a new report adds to the mounting pile of evidence — it’s China. Verizon’s new Data Breach Investigations Report issued
Fans of Sony's Ratchet & Clank know that the franchise has always been a natural fit for the silver screen, thanks to the series' visual style, outrageous characters, and heavy use of cutscenes. Now Insomniac