USB Is Broken

Andy Greenberg with the Hack of the Week™ and how USB security is broken: That’s the takeaway from findings security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to present next week, demonstrating a collection of proof-of-concept malicious software that highlights ... Read More »

The Richest Person In Each State

Just in case you wanted to know, Kevin Short's list of the richest people in the country-- by state: Washington resident and Microsoft founder Bill Gates' $80 billion net worth makes him the richest person in the country (and the world). The least rich individual on the ... Read More »

Comcast Rage

It's like road rage, complete with irate gunman, but only happens to the cable guy. Daniel Bean with details on a Comcast customer who didn't want to pay an extra service charge: When the customer became upset and refused to agree to pay these fees, the Comcast tech began ... Read More »

No Sapphire Screen On iPhone 6?

Of course not. After a year of being told the sapphire screen was a sure thing for iPhone 6, a market researcher says, uh, no, won't happen. Lance Whitney: Analysis of the iPhone 6 supply chain indicates related component suppliers need to ship products to OEMs for assembly ... Read More »

Coming Soon: The 6th Mass Extinction

From Laura Geggel: The previous mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs, happened about 65 million years ago, likely from a catastrophic asteroid that collided with Earth. In contrast, the looming sixth mass extinction is linked to human activity... Large animals ... Read More »

Define Douchebag

Here we are in the 21st century and there are still men who think like Geraldo Rivera. Generally speaking, the man is the breadwinner, although now, increasingly, women do work... But I think what a woman brings to a marriage more than anything else-- to a relationship-- ... Read More »

Use iPhone To Unlock Hotel Rooms

You knew this was coming, right? Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a plan to let guests to check in and unlock their hotel rooms with their smartphones. Craig Karmin: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is placing a $550 million bet that hotel guests increasingly will use smartphones ... Read More »

Amazon Fire Phone In The Enterprise

The top phone in the enterprise is Apple's iPhone, and by a wide margin, yet someone came up with a ridiculous list of reasons why Amazon's Fire Phone supposedly supports business. Matthew Miller: Amazon's Fire phone is now available to purchase and while it is targeted ... Read More »

Another Bad Selfie? Or, Something Else?

By definition selfies (photos of yourself) are somewhat narcissistic, but there's probably a few lines that shouldn't be crossed, and a few that simply cannot be seen from the photo. Tim Molloy describes one: Breanna Mitchell's picture of herself at Auschwitz is, on its ... Read More »

iPhone 6 Pre-orders

That didn't take long. Zach Epstein: More than two dozen sellers have taken to Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace in an effort to capitalize on the incredible amount of hype surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. The phone is expected to be the first iPhone to feature a ... Read More »

iPad Savior: IBM

Apple's iPad has strong but declining sales. Why? CEO Tim Cook isn't worried. Zack Whittaker with more details on the Apple-IBM deal: Apple currently has iPads in 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, including banks, technology companies, and others. But that could ... Read More »

Programmed To Be Happy

Somebody must be the happiest nation on earth. Guess who? Kari Paul on a DNA study covering over 130 countries: Researchers at the University of Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy wanted to find out why countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands ... Read More »

Now What?

Microsoft announced that 18,000 employees would lose their jobs in the largest corporate restructuring ever for the Windows maker. Now what? Gene Steinberg: Microsoft has made a move that may seem perfectly logical to the bean counters who look at dollars and cents ... Read More »

Samsung Executives Return Bonuses (kind of)

Samsung has missed revenue and profit projections for three straight quarters, thanks to intense competition in the smartphone and tablet industry, especially at the low end of the spectrum. ZDnet says smartphone executives have returned 25-percent of their achievement bonuses. Bonuses ... Read More »

Missing From The Apple-IBM Deal

The match between two giants which seems to be made in heaven is missing something. So says Frederic Paul: There’s one critical piece missing from the deal that may tend to undercut the deal’s importance for both Apple and Microsoft. The deal is all about iOS, it ... Read More »

Android’s Biggest Challenges

Nice list from Adrian Kinglsey-Hughes on the massive problems facing Google's Android project. Things might seem rosy in the Android camp. After all, it commands some three quarters of the global shipment market share, and Google is seeing some 1.5 million new devices activated ... Read More »

Slaughter At Microsoft

You knew the train wreck was coming as soon as Microsoft bought Nokia. Polly Mosendz on the what may come to be known as the 'Slaughter At Microsoft.' Microsoft will actually be firing 18,000 employees. That's exactly 14.16 percent of its global staff of 127,104. This ... Read More »

Apple And IBM: 3 Losers

Bloomberg has details on Apple and IBM's new corporate business alliance: The deal unveiled yesterday gives Apple access to an IBM sales force that will recommend Apple’s devices to customers in industries such as health care and banking, which have never been priorities ... Read More »

Comcast Is Hotel California

One way to prevent the loss of paying customers is to never let them leave. Brad Reed on America's Worst Company, with this exchange to former customer Ryan Block: “Why don’t you want the faster speed? Help me understand why you don’t want faster Internet.” “We ... Read More »

Rose McGowan Looks Like Michael Jackson

I couldn't help myself. Charmer Rose McGowan went all ape$#@& after posting a photo on Instagram and a reader said "You look like Michael Jackson." McGowan: Has anyone stopped to think that Michael Jackson used to be black, and tried to turn himself into a white, possibly ... Read More »

Another Shakeup At Microsoft

There's a sure sign things are not working at a company when one shakeup is followed by another which is followed by yet another. Tom Warren on yet another shakeup on the way at Microsoft: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a broad email to all employees today outlining ... Read More »

Now Aereo Is A Cable Company

Richard Lawler: Despite Aereo's best efforts, the Supreme Court decided that its service was too much like cable TV and therefore its unlicensed streaming of TV broadcasts were illegal. Now, after putting its service on pause, Aereo has filed a letter with the US District ... Read More »

10 Ways Marriage Can Bring Out the Worst in You

As one who is getting ready to tie the knot I'm collecting these items. From Jenna Birch: Remember the early days of your relationship, where things felt easy and exciting? After the post-wedding glow, no matter how much you care for your spouse, married life can become ... Read More »

Are You Boneheaded?

If you don't run antivirus apps on your Mac then you're boneheaded. So says Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: In fact, choosing not to run antivirus on a Mac is a boneheaded move that people choose to make based on nothing more than fanboy idealism, and has no place in the real ... Read More »