| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Amazon.com is gearing up to release an Internet-connected television set-top box as early as next month, according to a report Friday.
The Seattle-based online retailer is aiming for a March debut for a product that would go head-to-head with the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
IPod. IPad. IStamp?
Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and chief executive of Apple, is among several pop culture figures who will be featured on U.S. postage stamps over the next few years.
The stamp for Jobs, who led Apple during its creation and then...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Long before anyone heard of Dorothy Hamill, Shaun White, Bob Costas, Steve Jobs, live streaming or the Borg, there was Uncle Walter.
He stood with his back to the camera as a blizzard set in. Then he whirled around and started a revolution.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:39 AM
In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Of course it's Apple's "1984" ad for the original Macintosh computer.
The ad ran in its full 60-second length only once on national television--during the third quarter of Super Bowl 18, on Jan. 22, 1984. (It was shown a month earlier on a TV station in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Apple is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. debut by streaming the band's historic performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company launched a channel for Apple TV called "The Beatles" where users can go to...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A couple of centuries ago, Northern California was a magnet for legions of men, young and old, in search of riches. They had heard that millions could be made by anyone who showed up and worked hard. Some did achieve great wealth, but most left with...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:53 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- How do new inmates cope with the lack of privacy in prison? What advice would an inmate give someone facing a long prison sentence? What are the effects of incarceration on inmates' families?
All good questions, none of which had good...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Had Steve Jobs commissioned a song, it would have felt like Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Modern but ageless. Sleek, streamlined, memorable and futuristic.
"We're up all night to get some, we're up all night for good fun," Pharrell optimistically declares,...