SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bigger screen?
Updates on possible furnace problems?
Nest Labs on Tuesday released its third-generation learning thermostat, with a new look and features....Read more
On September 1st, 1974, the SR-71 Blackbird set the record for shortest flight from New York to London.
On August 31st, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash.
On August 30th, 1850, Honolulu, Hawai'i became an official city.
A thought for the day: The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. -- Ernest Hemingway.
On this date in history:
In 1666, the Great Fire of London began. (It destroyed 13,000 houses in four days).
In 1935, a hurricane hit the Florida Keys, killing more than 350 people.
In 1945...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- Poet Eugene Field in 1850
- sporting goods entrepreneur Albert Spalding in 1850
- Hiram Maxim, who invented the first portable automatic machine gun, in 1869
Today is Wednesday,Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2015 with 120 to follow.
The moon is waning. Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn
The Wonderland EffectRobert Arrington
Alice Littleton, gifted with the powers of Wonderland, draws a catastrophe down on herself when she tries to use them in aid of a kidnapped child. Now, she and her father are being pursued by a relentless paranormal intent on recruiting other supers- or eliminating potential competition. She ...
Johan de Witt presided over a golden age in the Netherlands. But he was also a republican, and the Orange royal dynasty had plenty of friends. When the French invaded, de Witt's enemies made their move, lynching both him ...Read more
Each of the following sentences contains clues to a set of three words that are anagrams of each other (each sentence describes a different set).
1) The entire squad dined on domesticated animal flesh.
2) The influential person wore a purplish-red identification card on his tuxedo.
3) You do not deserve for me send payment for the broken stopwatch.
4) Do not scold the clerk if you do not get a discount on the purchase of the egg whisker.View full teaser and answer
picaresque \pi-keh-RESK\ (adjective) - Pertaining to the life of an adventurous rogue, usually of low origin, who uses his wits to overcome obstacles and survive in a world bent on arresting his progress. Pertaining to ...Read more
On this date in history:
In 1715, France's King Louis XIV died after ruling the country for 72 years, the longest reign for a French monarch.
In 1807, Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States ...Read more
Those born on this day include:
- German composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1854
- Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1875
- dancer/singer Marilyn Miller in 1898
- labor leader Walter Reuther...Read more
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a pillar in the fight against apartheid. Now, he has become a pillar in the fight against disease. He became one of the first non-whites to have his genome sequenced, along with four tribal ...Read more
Anagram words, three to please.
A belt, a tower, and used with cheese.
cappuccino \kae-peh-CHI-no\ (noun) - Espresso coffee served with milk.
"Jeff was the sort who liked to start his day with cappuccino, though on the way to work, it was probably better to have a biscotto with it than '...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple and Cisco Systems, two of Silicon Valley's tech titans, are teaming up.
The companies Monday announced a partnership aimed at helping Apple's iPhone and iPad devices work better for businesses, ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Did the National Hurricane Center flub Tropical Storm Erika's forecast?
James Franklin, the center's top hurricane specialist, said Monday the forecast errors were considerably larger than normal,...Read more
Indian antitrust officials have accused Google Inc. of stifling competitors and favoring companies that advertise with it, opening up the latest front in a worldwide battle over whether the California tech company is ...Read more
IPhones and iPads are about to get special treatment at work.
Apple announced a partnership Monday designed to make the mobile gadgets work better on corporate computer networks running on Cisco products. The Silicon ...Read more