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The Secret Formula

F__ormula One,__ the sexiest motor sport in the world, has grown into a $3 billion global jug­ger­naut. And yet, there’s a problem: 62 years after its founding, F1 is still a puzzle to American audiences. F1—born in the jet-set redoubts of Monaco, San Fermín, and Spa, and with a history more …

Jon Hamm's True Hollywood Story

Because of the man he plays on TV, people make all kinds of crazy assumptions about him. But his "real life" is more unbelievable than you'd ever imagine.<p><i>Published in the March 2012 issue, with a special fold-out cover — like so.</i><p><b>Little-known fact:</b> Jon Hamm owns four eagles. They sit on separate …

Microsoft has failed

Microsoft is in deep trouble, their two main product lines are failing, and the blame game is intensifying. Steve Sinofsky gets the blame this time …

King of Samsung: a chairman's reign of cunning and corruption

Lee Kun-hee made Samsung a global power over 25 years, but at what cost?<p>If Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee takes a moment this weekend to reflect on the past 25 years, he could be forgiven for having mixed emotions. Tomorrow marks the quarter-century point since Lee took over from his late father, and …

Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks

Prior to his death on Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs made sure that the elevation of Tim Cook—his longtime head of operations and trusted deputy—to Apple …

Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Is Trying To Go Broke

On a cool summer afternoon at Dublin’s Heuston Station, Chuck Feeney, 81, gingerly stepped off a train on his journey back from the University of Limerick, a 12,000-student college he willed into existence with his vision, his influence and nearly $170 million in grants, and hobbled toward the …

Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.<p>It seems so long ago that we had to start hiding our Blackberry’s in our pockets to avoid …

All I Want for Christmas Is My Apple TV

Coming into 2012, with rumors and theories running wild, we all hoped for a new Apple TV in time for Christmas. While we did get spades of new …

John McAfee Fled to Belize, But He Couldn’t Escape Himself

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Security<p>Date of Publication: 12.24.12.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>On November 12, 2012, Belizean police</b> …

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building

Wright Thompson profiles Michael Jordan:<p>Most people live anonymous lives, and when they grow old and die, any record of their existence is blown …

How emoji conquered the world

In 1995, sales of pagers were booming among Japan’s teenagers, and NTT Docomo’s decision to add the heart symbol to its Pocket Bell devices let high school kids across the country inject a new level of sentiment (and cuteness) into the millions of messages they were keying into telephones every …

Inside TED: the smartest bubble in the world

Imagine, if you will, a snow globe. Wait, the snow globe is in California — Long Beach to be exact. It’s really sunny in this particular snow globe. There’s a beach. Okay, thinking of a west coast snow globe? Good.<p>What’s inside the snow globe? Buildings — say, the sprawling, mid-century Long Beach …

The iPhone's Biggest Flaw

The iPhone has a flaw, and it’s not a minor one. In fact, it affects every single one of the over 100 million sold so far, and there is no real solution yet in sight.<p>The iPhone’s battery sucks.<p>Before you bust out your benchmarks or anecdotes, yes, I know exactly how it compares to other phones on …

How Damon Dash Launched Jay-Z And Roc-A-Fella Records Then Blew Through A $50 Million Fortune

In the late 90s and early 2000s, hip hop entrepreneur Damon Dash was on top of the world. At the time, Dash was the CEO of the hottest rap label in …

OTL: Lionel Messi, Here & Gone - Soccer - ESPN

OSARIO, Argentina — In the imagination of guidebook writers, who see places as they should be but rarely as they are, there is a passionate love …