Apple Q2 Earnings: What to Expect

By Seth Fiegerman During Apple’s second quarter earnings call a year ago, CEO Tim Cook noted that the company would have “really great stuff coming in the fall, and across all of 2014.” Apple made good on its promise to have a busy fall last year, releasing updates to its iPhone and iPad line, but […]

Fast Food CEOs Make 1,200 Times As Much as Their Workers

By Businessweek Economic inequality in the U.S. can be quantified in all sorts of ways. The 1% account for almost 40% of the country’s wealth. The 0.1% account for more than 10% all by themselves. The combined wealth of the 0.01% totals $6 trillion. The pay gap between the top chief executive officers and the […]

Bryan Singer Accuser Names 3 More, Alleges Widespread ‘Hollywood Sex Ring’

By Josh Dickey The man who accused X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting him as a teen on Monday raised a fresh round of allegations against a trio of powerful Hollywood executives — all part of what the his lawyer described Monday as a “Hollywood sex ring.” Garth Ancier, David […]

‘Low-Cost’ Folding Telescope Under Development at DARPA

By The United States military’s advanced research arm is working on a foldable space telescope that could image Earth in high resolution at a relatively low cost. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says the telescope design – known as the Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation, or MOIRE – would be of […]

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

By Lance Ulanoff I’m flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly. At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don’t need to exert much energy to achieve lift. In the distance, I see an island under an azure sky. This is my home. Off to my west, the sun is setting […]

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Dead at 76

By Josh Dickey Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer imprisoned 19 years for a crime he did not commit and whose plight became a rallying point for racial inequality — as well as a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington — has died. He was 76. Carter died in Toronto after a long […]

Hands On With Facebook’s Nearby Friends

By Kurt Wagner There’s a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added “exact location” to that list Facebook’s new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want […] on Heartbleed: Actually, Do Change Your Passwords

By Sam Laird After the massive online-security vulnerability known as Heartbleed was discovered earlier this month, officials said customers of the new medical-coverage site had nothing to fear Now, however, the site is is singing a different tune: Users who visit the homepage are presented with a message reading: “Reset your password to […]

What Can IFTTT Do for You?

By Armand Valdes In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, we discuss the powerful web service IFTTT (“If This Then That”). While IFTTT has been around since 2010, the company has only recently started to work with sensor devices. See also: 11 Top IFTTT Recipes to Activate Now IFTTT allows apps to communicate […]

No Yolk, These Painted Pop Culture Eggs Are Insane

By Dennis Green Before you scoff at the silly idea of dying eggs for Easter, consider these art pop masterpieces that dwarf the ones you made at home. Using paint instead of dye, artist Barak Hardley uses eggs like a canvas, filled with caricature-like dedications to pop culture. The eggs feature some of the most […]