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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Budget Deficit

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. In celebration of its 20th birthday, Amazon has declared July 15 "Prime Day," a day of sales that will have "more deals than Black Friday."</b>Starting at midnight on July 15, Prime members can shop from thousands of deals "starting as often as every ten minutes."<p><b>2. Ellen Pao has apologized to</b> …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b> Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit in Brussels on Tuesday in which Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to unveil new bailout proposals, while Greek banks will remain closed until Thursday to keep cash machines from running dry.<p><b>2.</b> …

South Korea navy fires warning shots at boat from North

A South Korean naval ship has fired warning shots to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said.<p>The reported incursion on Tuesday morning came as military tensions run high across the Yellow Sea maritime boundary, a scene of …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.<p>And Twitter …

Siri

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music is set for release today.</b> To use it, iPhone and iPad users will need to download and install a new iOS update, iOS 8.4, which will also become available today.<p><b>2. Music recognition app Shazam has launched new social features that let people "follow" musicians.</b> Pitbull, Calvin Harris, …

4 myths about global aging, debunked

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>You probably know that the world is growing older due to a combination of declining …

Facebook made a huge move this week that could lead to its next billion-dollar business

On the surface, that's exciting for people who don't want to join Facebook, but still want a non-SMS-based way to communicate with their friends.<p>Mostly though, it's a huge business opportunity for Facebook itself.<p>Most simply because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company believes in …

E3 2015: See Project Morpheus Up Close and Personal

The PS4 virtual reality headset from (almost) every angle.<p>One of the biggest upcoming wars in the gaming space is over virtual reality, yet Sony has …

Amazon wants to turn your neighbor into your deliveryman

The e-tailing giant reportedly developing a mobile app On My Way that would pay participating members of the public to deliver goods<p>Amazon.com is considering recruiting the man on the street to deliver packages to the rest of his neighborhood.<p>The e-tailing giant is developing a mobile app that …

Wall Street

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

By<p>The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …

Beatles’ 1960 Bathroom Tapes: The 5 Best Tracks

“Matchbox”<p>That's George Harrison singing, and it's always interesting to note how expressive his vocals could be, and his guitar playing as well, in …

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …