Don't Name New Human Infectious Diseases After Animals Or Places, Says WHO: Here's Why

Infectious disease names such as bird flu and monkey pox don't do the disease or the consumer much good, says a world health group. They also can taint the species and bring about negative repercussions.

Life May 11, 2015

EO Smart Connecting Car 2 Is The Answer To Your Parking Nightmare

Not only does a German prototype vehicle move sideways to grab those elusive parking spots—it can also shrink itself down if necessary to fit into a spot.

FUTURE TECH May 11, 2015

Fathers Shirk Housework Once Kid Is Born: Reason Why It's Harder For Women To Become Business Leaders?

Perception and reality of what new fathers do in terms of housework and childcare is quite different, reveals a new report that indicates the extra house and parent workload for new mothers may lead to side-lining of the career and ultimate work achievements.

Life May 10, 2015

CHIP Is The Worlds First $9 Computer: 1GHz Brain, 512 RAM, 4GB Storage, Wi-Fi, And More [Video]

If you loved Raspberry Pi, you'll love C.H.I.P. even more. It's the cheapest, but most powerful micro computer arriving on the scene and it's got a tremendous supporting fan base already.

Computers May 10, 2015

210 Zappos Employees Opt To Leave Rather Than Have No Managers And Titles: What's Holacracy?

Online shoe seller and Amazon subsidiary Zappos is moving to a no-management employee strategy. The business approach is prompting a whopping number of workers to take advantage of an opt-out offer rather than work without the traditional business management structure.

Business May 10, 2015

Facebook Study On How Users Are Insulated From Political Opinion Receives Flak From Academics

Academics are fast falling in line to question the transparency of a new Facebook study. Data scientists from Facebook wanted to know how online networks influence exposure to users' perspectives that 'cut across ideological lines.'

Internet May 9, 2015

Ericsson Hauls Apple To European Courts Over Royalty Payments Row

The legal battle over patent use could be a lucrative win as Ericsson may be entitled to $240 million to $725 million in annual royalty patents.

Legal May 9, 2015

Photobucket Hacking Software Developers Arrested, Charged With Conspiracy And Fraud

The FBI is indicting two men for a slew of fraud charges related to creating an app that gave unauthorized users access to password-protected user data, images and videos on

Legal May 9, 2015

Guild Wars 2 Cheater Handed Out A Humiliating Virtual Death: Lesson? Don't Cheat! [Video]

A public humiliation of a malevolent player that wreaked havoc for weeks in the ArenaNet game has some gamers questioning whether such a drastic action is worthwhile as it could spur other hackers into action. As some players relate most cheaters typically don't have a high moral standard.

Video Games May 8, 2015

Uber Bids For HERE Mapping Service For $3 Billion

The ride-sharing service has jumped into the pool of interested buyers for Nokia's service. It's clearly going to be a battle given all the big names that want to own the service and the data.

Business May 8, 2015

BlackBerry And T-Mobile Kiss And Makeup To Make BlackBerry Classic Cool Again

The feud between business enterprise smartphone player BlackBerry and the Un-carrier T-Mobile is over, and T-Mobile will be pushing out the BlackBerry classic to its customers next week. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is even willing to don a T-Mobile t-shirt.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2015

Verizon Will Pre-load Lyft To Select Android Devices

Verizon partners up with Lyft in what may well be a big win-win for both the ride share service and the number one U.S. wireless carrier, given the increasing popularity of ride share service.

Apps/Software May 8, 2015

$150 Million: Amount Google Will Spend To Increase Workforce Diversity

Google outlines its four-prong strategy to diversify its workforce after it was revealed last year that Google, like many tech giants, is mostly a white male-dominated business.

Business May 8, 2015

Woohoo! Nintendo Is Profitable Again After Four Years

Not only did Nintendo hit profit for the first time in four years, this year will mark its entry, finally, into the smartphone app and mobile game segment.

Money May 8, 2015

T-Mobile Woos New Customers With Never Settle With Verizon Campaign (And It Might Just Work)

The battle for the wireless consumer is once again hot and heavy between T-Mobile and Verizon now that T-Mobile has kicked off a new marketing campaign that aims to pull Verizon's customers to T-Mobile.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2015

Secret Message On Online Pizza Order Saves Florida Mom And Kids From Hostage-Taker

An eagle-eyed Pizza Hut chef spotted a plea in the 'Comments' area of the online order form that said: 'Please help! Get 911 to me.'

Internet Culture May 6, 2015

This Is How Comcast Plans To Improve Its Horrible Customer Service: Add 5500 New Jobs

The Internet service provider aims to shore up everything from customer support to simplifying billing in order to make customers happy. It plans to spend $300 million to hire more staff, build new call centers and provide better service.

Business May 6, 2015

Not Optimus Prime But Daimler's Self-Driving Truck Is Just Amazing [Video]

That big rig barreling down the highway may just be operating on autopilot or, as Daimler describes it, in autonomous operation.

FUTURE TECH May 6, 2015

Android 5.0 Lollipop Now Running 9 Percent Of Active Android Devices

Android 5.0 Lollipop is heading for a milestone in June, given its increasing Android device saturation rate. It could nearly double next month, with a slew of imminent update activity.

Apps/Software May 6, 2015

Meerkat Ditches Twitter, Flirts With Facebook

Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin has to be more than a bit relieved that his live stream video app is being warmly embraced, at least for now, by social network titan Facebook. Meerkat's first love, Twitter, dumped the service after creating its own competiting app, Periscope.

Apps/Software May 6, 2015

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