BERKELEY, Calif. -- As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets.
The ...Read more
On July 1st, 1862, the Russian State Library was founded.
LAS VEGAS -- A dozen massive television screens hang inside Banjo's war room in a nondescript office park here beaming streams of social media data, 24-hour news networks and an animated, spinning globe highlighting hot ...Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Hidden behind drab doors in a valley that celebrates all that is new, bright and beautiful is a scientific treasure: proof of what the Earth is made of, how it became what it is -- and where it might ...Read more
Giant pits nearly 600 feet deep on the surface of Rosetta's comet are likely caused by massive sinkholes, scientists say.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers describe 18 mysterious depressions on the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Snapchat is removing a cumbersome feature and making it easier to add friends on its app.
The Los Angeles startup announced Wednesday that users will no longer have to continuously hold a finger on the ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Shyp, the quickly growing startup that provides on-demand courier services, said Wednesday it would reclassify its contract workers as employees, becoming the latest high-profile tech company to change how...Read more
Q: In a column you wrote last August, you said that there was a fix available for ransomware attacks, in which a hacker on the Internet locks your computer and won't release it unless you pay a ransom. My iPad suffered a ...Read more
The Insiders: A ThrillerCraig Hickman
Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls ...
NEW YORK -- After Apple Inc. announced a new music app that will use people to create real-time song playlists, HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher joked that the company should be congratulated for "inventing radio."
But the...Read more
Q. Has the adverb "really" completely disappeared from usage? I hear sentences such as: "The shoes are real tight"; "The clerk was real nice"; "It was a real good movie." -- Robert Derosier, West Hartford, Conn.
A. Darn...Read more
A thought for the day: If you treat people right they will treat you right -- 90 percent of the time. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
On this date in history:
In 1847, the first U.S. postage stamps were issued.
In 1859, the first intercollegiate baseball game was played in Pittsfield, Mass., and it was a high-scoring contest. ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz in 1646
- French novelist George Sand, a pseudonym for Amandine Dupin, in 1804
- grammarian William Strunk Jr. in 1869
- ...Read more
Today is Wednesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2015 with 183 to follow.
The moon is full. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
A lot of people hate it when you make the bubbles in your synovial fluid either get created or collapse. This is the most likely cause for the sound produced when you crack your knuckles, although there are other theories....Read more
A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?
1) punched when starting work & discussion ...View full teaser and answer
obsequious \ohb-SEE-kwe-uhs\ (adjective) - Dutifully compliant, servile, fawningly sycophantic, overly zealous to please or worm one's way into the affection of others.
"Farnsworth obsequiously refilled Lord ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy's alliance with Samsung is getting even deeper.
The electronics retailer, based in the Twin Cities suburb of Richfield, already has two store-within-a-store spaces dedicated Samsung products; one ...Read more
Move over, parrots. There's another bird with some impressive "language" skills: the chestnut-crowned babbler. Scientists studying the social birds have discovered that they can rearrange meaningless sounds in their calls ...Read more
On this date in history:
In 1859, Frenchman Jean Francois Gravelet, known professionally as the Great Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
In 1870, Ada ...Read more