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The top 10 words invented by writers

I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it into the larger language, especially at a time when the English language seems to have more than enough words to sustain itself. It is one thing to create a new word or catchphrase and quite another …

Uber looking into violations of its 'God View' customer-tracking app

Uber has more explaining to do following a report that one of its employees tracked a <i>Buzzfeed</i> reporter's location without her permission. Earlier this month, reporter Johana Bhuiyan was greeted by Uber's New York general manager Josh Mohrer, who pointed at his phone and told her "There you are. I …

Google Glass can tell if you're stressed

It's not always easy to tell when your stress levels are through the roof, and you may not always want to break out a heart rate sensor just to find out when it's time to relax. You might not have to, if researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have their way; they've developed BioGlass, an Android app …

Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' first Ctrl-Alt-Delete message (updated)

Whether Microsoft likes it or not, Windows' blue screen messages are iconic -- they're universal signs that something really bad has happened to your software. But who wrote the original Ctrl-Alt-Delete message that would grace the screens of sick PCs worldwide? None other than Steve Ballmer, …

Hawks owner to sell team after racist email

For Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson, "a light bulb went off."<p>In a 2012 e-mail addressing the troubles the franchise faced in attracting more affluent white season-ticket holders, Levenson said he had taken a look around Philips Arena and noticed a few things.<p>First, the audience was …

So THIS Is Where Flight Attendants Sleep

Their secret hideouts are perfect for a mid-flight nap.<p>Sleeping on the job isn’t encouraged in most workplaces, but if you’re a flight attendant on a long-haul flight, it’s a must. And now we know more about where flight attendants sleep, at least on a certain aircraft.<p>Virgin Australia recently …

Android Wear update to feature custom clock faces, coming to all devices

Android Wear is only a few months old. It’s a very new product, and naturally, it has limitations and missing features. People are waiting patiently …

US House of Representatives faces Wikipedia ban thanks to trollish edits

We already know that the United States Congress (or the countless people it employs) can't seem to stop editing Wikipedia articles, but do they need to be such jerks about it? Case in point: Wiki tinkerers using an IP address connected to the US House of Representatives have been blocked from …

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

How to get rid of the LG G3's extra 'G' home screen

Want to disable the LG G3's Smart Bulletin feature? It's just a settings menu away!<p>Among the LG G3's many new features is Smart Bulletin, an extra …