| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:49 PM
When a powerful denial-of-service attack brought down Sony's PlayStation Network on Sunday, a group that claimed responsibility said it had acted on behalf of the Islamic State, the rapidly growing terrorist organization in the Middle East. Even if the...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Do you feel like a late bloomer?
The term is defined as someone who is slow to develop talent. It can be used to describe a child or adolescent who does not develop as quickly as her peers, but catches up and in some cases overtakes them. It also applies...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Google Ventures is taking a stake in virtual-reality technology startup Jaunt, which is building a system for 360-degree 3D viewing of movies, TV shows and videogames.
The funding from Google Ventures, the Internet giant's...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Martha Stewart did it. So did Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Roger Goodell, Carson Daly, the New England Patriots, Ethel Kennedy, Mark Zuckerberg, Knightro the UCF mascot and probably someone you know.
They accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Ice bucket challenge videos, the viral craze of 2014, have raised more than $15.6 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research and awareness since July 29.
The ALS Association announced the new figure Monday, a massive jump from the $1.8 million...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Facebook just doesn't get it.
The company doesn't get why people are pitching such a fit over the user-manipulation study it conducted in 2012, the details of which broke this weekend. It doesn't get what this says about how it treats its users, and...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Twitter's Dick Costolo is gutting the company's top ranks as he seeks to build an executive dream team.
The microblogging service Tuesday appointed a new chief financial officer, former Goldman Sachs banker Anthony Noto, who took the company public in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Men and women donning fashionable suits and dresses chat over hors d'oeuvres under an enclosure at Pottawatomie Park, as rowing sculls cruise by in the Fox River in St. Charles.
It's a scene the west suburb isn't accustomed to, but it's one the city...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's amazing what the publicity from Facebook purchasing Oculus Rift has done for Hollywood getting in on the virtual reality craze. Oculus VR has been around for multiple years at video game shows like Game Developers Conference, E3 and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:15 AM
LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who runs Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, takes on the miserly power plant owner Montgomery Burns in a future episode of "The Simpsons."
Musk, 43, portrays himself in an episode...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Pay for performance.
It's typically what companies say about how they decide to pay their top executives. It sounds simple in theory, but it gets hard to understand when you look at the numbers.
Take, for example, San Francisco game...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...