Pace Car Fire Sparks Debate A pace car fire at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sparked debate as to the real reason behind the conflagration. It appears to be the case that an electrical kit in the rear burst into flames. The driver and passenger are both alive and well.
Feb 17 2014, 4:43am CST
Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...
Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST
Target Offers Free Credit Monitoring Target now offers its customers free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. After a major breach in security, that left so many credit and debit cards of its clientele vulnerable to hackers, the store is trying to compensate them via certain concessions.
Jan 23 2014, 11:58am CST
5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding 2.3 million subscribers in the U.S. and more than 4 million overall, bringing the total to...
Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST
5 Reasons Why Valve Steam Machines Won't Disrupt Industry There’s plenty of hype and excitement over the coming of the Steam Machine—a Linux-powered gaming PC designed for big-screen (formerly known as Steam Box.) The Valve-spearheaded project looks to be as much an attempt to...
Jan 22 2014, 6:21am CST
5 Reasons to Start Loving Windows 8.1 You don’t have to look far to find reports that Windows 8 (and the updated Windows 8.1) is an unmitigated failure. A quick search turns up stories detailing why Windows 8 has failed, why Windows 8 continues to fail, as...
Jan 22 2014, 4:00am CST
Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6 Another week brings more rumors of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen; this time around the skinny from a Chinese analyst is that the next Apple superphone will arrive in two larger sizes — 4.7 and 5.7 inches, and as soon...
Jan 21 2014, 1:24pm CST
What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a...
Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST
Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own...
Jan 18 2014, 9:26am CST
Free Credit Report Issued by Target A free credit report has been issued by Target for the sake of its valued customers. After a major breach in security, that left so many credit and debit cards of its clientele vulnerable to hackers, the store is trying to compensate them via certain concessions.
Jan 17 2014, 4:01am CST
'Dark Souls II' And The Fate Of The Cursed Dark Souls never wears its lore on its sleeve, and when it does it’s stitched into the fabric, hidden beneath the folds.
There is rarely much in the way of exposition in the game to handily explain to us what in the...
Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST
Tesla Stock Rises After Increased Demand Tesla Motors stock rose by 16% after an increase in demand for its vehicles. Especially, the Model S sedan is up for grabs and has been a major contributor to the coffers of Tesla Motors.
Jan 15 2014, 2:11am CST
Yahoo! Provides David Pogue With the Playground Of His Dreams David Pogue has become a household name in tech criticism from his “State of the Art” column in New York Times along with multi-media contributions to PBS and CBS among others. Last week, Pogue launched Yahoo Tech at...
Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST
Jim Beam Acquired The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.
Jan 14 2014, 4:04am CST
Jim Beam Acquired by Suntory for $13.6 Billion The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.
Jan 14 2014, 2:08am CST
The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs The coolest tech at CES, from driverless cars to sugar printers and heat cameras for iPhones
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping...
Jan 12 2014, 1:16pm CST
Microsoft Should Embrace Nokia's Android Project While the rumours are still unconfirmed, there’s a lot of talk about Nokia’s Android phone. It appears to have the codename Normandy and developed to complement Nokia’s low-end Asha handsets. It may also have been a...
Jan 11 2014, 8:01am CST
Me Myself I: Ten Songs for Narcissistic CEOs Narcissism and chief executives are much in the news of late. Maybe it’s a hangover from the financial crisis or continuing fallout from Enron and other financial scandals. There certainly seems to be a growing interest...
Jan 10 2014, 2:51pm CST
Amazon Tested Kindle Kiosk Vending Machines Amazon has decided to use vending machines to test its range of Kindle products in the outer world. The Kindle Kiosk, as it is called, may just be the thing the geeks need to get out of their comfort zone.
Jan 10 2014, 12:10pm CST
A New Look At The World Of The Next Halo It’s the season for teases and leaks, as the video game industry throws out scraps of what we already know will be the biggest games of 2014 in preparation for E3 in the summer. One of the first comes to us by way of...
Jan 10 2014, 11:21am CST
Swatch Group Sales Hit New Record For 2013 Swatch Group Ltd., the largest Swiss watch business, reports record sales for 2013 and a strong start for 2014.
The company on Friday said year-over-year gross sales for 2013 increased 8.3 percent to 8.82 billion Swiss...
Jan 10 2014, 7:41am CST
Coachella 2014 Lineup Announcements Made A series of announcements for the Coachella 2014 festival lineups have been made. The celebratory event is focused on music and the arts, has a number of people and groups it wants to honor. Their brave efforts at creating beautiful forms of musical and artistic expression simply cannot be matched.
Jan 10 2014, 1:12am CST
Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013 A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013:
#10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright defendants win long-running litigation affairs–and potentially crack open new markets,...
Jan 9 2014, 11:46am CST
Coachella 2014 Lineup Revealed A series of announcements for the Coachella 2014 festival lineups have been made. The celebratory event is focused on music and the arts, has a number of people and groups it wants to honor. Their brave efforts at creating beautiful forms of musical and artistic expression simply cannot be matched.
Jan 9 2014, 8:20am CST
The Executive's Famous Last Words At Kotter Intetnational, Jimmy Leppert has the challenging job of encouraging executives to view leadership from a new perspective. This change in perspective can be critical to an executive’s future success.
Jan 9 2014, 5:16am CST
Gotcha! What All Brands Can Learn From Justin Bieber in 2014 So the word that defines my livelihood is grist for the dumpster? That’s the opinion of Timothy Egan, anyway, as stated in a recent editorial in The New York Times. “Brand,” along with “artisan,” “gluten-free,” and “...
Jan 6 2014, 2:16pm CST
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