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Schnitzel, Sweets, and Shopping: A Day in Vienna With Aerin Lauder

The Estée Lauder creative director carries on her family’s long love affair with Vienna—a city known as much for its old-world appeal as for its persistent modernism.<p>On a Saturday morning in Vienna, Aerin Lauder hardly looks like she just stepped off a red-eye from New York. Dressed in a cream silk …

Parisians rally to cafes and bars to defy Isis after terror attacks

Parisians have rallied for a night of the eating and drinking they are famous for, in defiance of the jihadis who gunned down Friday night revellers last week.<p>Social media reverberated with the slogan “<i>Je suis en terrasse</i>” on Tuesday, an echo of January’s “Je suis Charlie” movement and a reflection …

France

'Drift' aims to end sleepless nights by removing blue light from your TV

Drift TV, by Saffron — a company specializing in sleep-oriented smart lights — is a $99 device that aims to improve your ability to fall asleep at night.<p>Saffron claims its technology coincides with research done by Harvard University, which indicates blue light can be disruptive to sleep …

Sleep

Kitty Genovese killer denied parole in notorious 1964 case

NEW YORK (AP) — The man convicted of killing bartender Kitty Genovese has been denied parole more than half a century after a crime that became a …

The company that wants to charge devices with sound releases new information to prove it's not a fraud

The data dump — which includes technical details but no product demo — comes during a time when another much-hyped startup, Theranos, has come under scrutiny for not delivering on its revolutionary promises. It would seem that uBeam aims to cut negative press off at the pass.<p>"People are saying that …

Apple won’t have to compensate retail employees for waiting in line

Apple won’t have to stump up the cash for back-paying thousands of current and former employees at Apple Stores across California, according to the ruling of a federal judge.<p>The lawsuit was brought against Apple in 2013 by two former retail employees — claiming that Apple’s policy of mandatory bag …

UK government pledges universal access to 10Mbps broadband, but it’ll also be spying on you

The UK government is a confusing, sprawling mess wherever you stand politically. Pick a public service – it’s almost certainly in crisis with its future hanging in the balance.<p>It’s a convoluted assembly of outdated systems and processes.<p>There’s one thing that UK Prime Minister David Cameron …

Steve Jobs movie is unceremoniously dumped out of theaters

Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s <i>Steve Jobs</i> movie had another disastrous showing at the box office over the weekend. With earnings declining more than 69 percent from the previous weekend to just $823,000, the movie was dumped from 2,072 screens — more than any other film.<p>By comparison, the new Bond …

Pebble Time Round: A beautiful smartwatch, with compromises

Pebble Time Round<p>Seriously attractive<p>Incredibly Thin<p>Beware of the Bezel<p>Notifications on your wrist<p>Color but not bright<p>No touch screen<p>Charge from the …

Wearable Tech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes to Twitter to soften comments on Apple, praise beautiful watch design

Yesterday we reported on comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk during a recent interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt. The CEO, known for speaking his mind candidly on occasions, made comments that could easily have been interpreted as critical to the design of the Apple Watch and the quality …

LogMeIn acquires LastPass for $110 million

With us living more of our lives online and using an increased amount of personal information in digital forms, data security is becoming a big business. So it should surprise no one that LogMeIn, a company specializing in remote access, would fork over big bucks to acquire the password manager and …

Personal Information

Shark Bites Surfer, 25, on North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

A 25-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, officials said Friday.<p>The attack happened near a popular surfing spot known as Leftovers, about three miles away from the Banzai Pipeline, Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright.<p>Another surfer …

Elon Musk actually really wants Apple to build an electric car

Elon Musk takes it back.<p>After blasting Apple in a Sept. 26 interview with German media—Musk called Apple’s secretive new car project a “Tesla graveyard” and questioned its ability to produce an electric vehicle—the Tesla CEO quickly changed tune, after his remarks caught the attention of the US …

Future of fitness apps lies in understanding human movement

Some Apple Watch users are apparently confused over what types of exercise the wearable’s Workout app can track. Many people are using it to log weightlifting or stretching sessions, even though Apple only claims the app is suitable for “dedicated cardio workouts.”<p>Fortunately, a new breed of …

Republicans Fear They May Need Dems To Solve Their Speaker Crisis

If no Republican candidate to lead the House can win 218 votes, the only option may be a deal with the other party.<p>WASHINGTON -- If Paul Ryan can't save the GOP, could Democrats?<p>Many Republicans have been turning toward the Wisconsin representative as their best shot of electing a House speaker to …

Andy Rubin, 'Father' of Android, on China, AI and the Next Wave of Computing (Full Video)

"Mobile’s not going away, so everyone can relax."<p>Andy Rubin created the most popular mobile operating system in the world, went to work for Google, left Google and then founded his own startup incubator. What does he think comes next for mobile?<p>Onstage at the <b>Code/Mobile</b> conference at The …

Welcome

A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

Hulu's virtual reality app will launch alongside Gear VR in November

Oculus and Samsung's first fully-fledged virtual reality product, the Gear VR, is set to launch in November for $99. A host of apps have been announced to work with the new hardware, and now we have confirmation that Hulu's VR app will be ready to go when the Gear VR launches. As reported by <i>CNET</i>, …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft to PC Partners: We Still Love You

Following Monday's launch of the Surface Book, Microsoft has been trying to show its love for PC makers by showing up at events around the globe.<p>After introducing its own phones, tablets and first-ever laptop on Tuesday, Microsoft has been taking pains this week to show that it still loves all the …

Firefox will stop supporting web plugins (except for Flash) by the end of 2016

Horrible browser plugins used to offer extended multimedia features for website, often at the cost of a much worse overall experience -- thankfully, they're going the way of the dodo. Chrome recently banished plugins like Java and Silverlight (and made auto-playing Flash ads disabled by default), …

Software

‘Steve Jobs’ Review: Good Apple, Slightly Mushy Core

Danny Boyle’s biopic stars Michael Fassbender as the Silicon Valley innovator in a story, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, that’s as multifarious as Apple’s founder<p>By<p>Joe Morgenstern<p>Joe Morgenstern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoeMorgenstern<p>Joe.Morgenstern@wsj.com<p>A celebrated ad campaign for Apple urged …

Silicon Valley