THE ROBOTIC POOCH FROM BOSTON DYNAMICS' VIRAL VIDEOS IS READY FOR REAL WORK

The eerily agile Spot is surveying progress at construction sites using AI-analyzed, 360-degree images. For years, people have joked...

HOW KNOWING WHAT YOU DISLIKE CAN SPARK YOUR PASSION

It's not enough to know what makes you tick. My parents advised me from an early age to follow my passion. They encouraged me to excel...

 
 
 

A VEGAN IS SUING BURGER KING BECAUSE ITS IMPOSSIBLE WHOPPERS ARE MEAT ADJACENT

A vegan is suing Burger King over its plant-based Impossible Whoppers, cooked on the same grills as beef Whoppers. A vegan is suing...

THIS 2,000-YEAR-OLD CARTOON FIGURE WAS REDISCOVERED BY IBM'S WATSON IN PERU

Analyzing aerial images, computer vision unearths a larger-than-life figure almost completely obliterated by erosion. Whether built...

 
 
 

NESPRESSO JUST SPENT $1.2 MILLION TO FIX A PROBLEM IT CREATED BY EXISTING

The coffee pod company is investing the money to help New York City's recycling centers better recycle their coffee capsules (and,...

JUNO IS ABRUPTLY SHUTTING DOWN: HERE'S WHAT RIDERS AND DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW

Parent company Gett is closing ride-hailing app Juno but opening the door to a partnership with Lyft. New York-based ride-hailing service...

 
 
 

INSIDE THE MEETING THAT'LL DETERMINE WEWORK'S FATE-AND THE POSSIBLE RETURN OF ADAM NEUMANN

Details from the secret meeting last week on the future of the humbled office leasing company, and a new wrinkle to Adam Neumann's...

JAKE TAPPER USES MR. ROGERS TO ECHO ELLEN DEGENERES'S HOLLOW CALL FOR CIVILITY

What is it about those who have nothing to lose that compels them to ask people fighting for their lives to do so politely? “Don't...

 
 
 

LIZZO IS BEING SUED AGAIN-THIS TIME FOR BEING A NIGHTMARE POSTMATES CUSTOMER

A Postmates delivery driver is suing the singer for libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy. Lizzo...

FORGET FAD DIETS. FASTING ONCE A MONTH MIGHT HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

Mormons who fast monthly show longer longevity. Rejoice: A gentler form of intermittent fasting provides the same life-lengthening...

 
 
 

THE BIG PROBLEM WITH VIRTUAL REALITY? IT'S ALMOST AS BORING AS REAL LIFE

No one needs a virtual Toyota. We need to give users good reasons to leave their reality behind and immerse themselves in a new one. Just...

SARA LEE'S SPICY, UNOFFICIAL SNL CAMEO IS EXACTLY WHAT MOST BRANDS WANT

“Becoming a part of culture” has become a marketing strategy, but the best examples are still unplanned and uncontrollable. Sara Lee...

 
 
 

THE NEW YORK TIMES SHRUGS OFF FEDEX CEO'S ‘COLORFUL' CHALLENGE TO A TAX POLICY DEBATE

The CEO of FedEx is so ticked off about a New York Times story that he issued a rebuttal and challenged the paper to a tax debate. The...

HOW TO MAKE A CAREER SHIFT WHEN YOU'RE TOO SCARED TO TAKE THE LEAP

It's never too late to make a change. Are you having an existential crisis, wondering if you are pursuing the right career path? Perhaps...

 
 
 

THIS NEW MAGICAL COATING SAVES WATER BY MAKING TOILETS SO SLIPPERY THAT POOP BASICALLY FLUSHES ITSELF

Apply it to your toilet, cut the water use in half. In a single day, more than 141 billion liters of water is used to flush toilets-and...

EXTINCTION REBELLION'S LATEST ACT OF PROTEST SHOULD TERRIFY US ALL

A powerful new public art installation by Extinction Rebellion emphasizes the urgency of climate action now. Passersby along the river...

 
 
 

JOHN LEGERE, T-MOBILE'S INFLUENTIAL CEO AND CHEERLEADER, IS LEAVING NEXT YEAR

T-Mobile CEO John Legere will exit the company in May 2020, leaving COO Mike Sievert as his successor. T-Mobile CEO John Legere isn't...

THIS INGENIOUS SAUCEPAN IS A POT, MEASURING CUP, AND COLANDER ALL IN ONE

Food52, the company that brought us the genius Five Two cutting board designed by 13 million users, is back with saucepans that feature...

 
 
 

THE DESIGNER WHO ILLUSTRATED RACISM, INEQUALITY, AND BLACK LIFE IN AMERICA, 120 YEARS AGO

W.E.B. Du Bois was a sociologist and civil rights activist-as well as a groundbreaking designer. A show of his work underlines its...

THESE ARE THE ABSOLUTE WORST REASONS TO ASK FOR A RAISE

Your supervisor is certain to turn you down if you trot out these terrible excuses for needing more money. You know the feeling when...

 
 
 



Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history

Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history

Data from the U.S. government sure seems to indicate that the Earth is warming (despite what the current leadership may say). Apparently, the globe just experienced the... Read more ...

The New York state attorney general is investigating WeWork amid layoffs

The New York state attorney general is investigating WeWork amid layoffs

Reuters reported that the New York State Attorney General is investigating WeWork in the latest crisis facing the embattled workspace giant. The company confirmed that it had... Read more ...

Chick-fil-A no longer funding Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Chick-fil-A no longer funding Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A has stopped donating to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two organizations that have come under fire from LGBTQ... Read more ...

Boeing shareholders are suing the board, alleging 'careless' handling of the...

Boeing shareholders are suing the board, alleging 'careless' handling of the 737 Max development and the crisis that followed

Boeing's board members were careless in their oversight of the Boeing 737 Max , leading to a "loss of credibility in the marketplace, a damaged reputation and billions in... Read more ...

The coming fight over who controls digital health data

The coming fight over who controls digital health data

Spending for consumer digital healthcare companies is set to explode in the next few years; the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is... Read more ...

Carla Fried: No-commission trading is a threat to your investing success

Carla Fried: No-commission trading is a threat to your investing success

In October, discount brokerage firms were falling all over each other trying to hand out what looks like an enticing treat: no commissions when you trade stocks, mutual funds... Read more ...

'Not on Netflix' and proud of it, Tubi boasts in ads

'Not on Netflix' and proud of it, Tubi boasts in ads

Netflix. Disney+. HBO Max. Apple TV+. For anyone getting tired of all the mounting number of streaming sites charging a monthly fee for shows and movies, a lesser-known service... Read more ...

DOJ to throw out decades-old film business regulations. But what impact will...

DOJ to throw out decades-old film business regulations. But what impact will it have?

The so-called Paramount decrees - the regulations that have governed Hollywood since the heyday of Marilyn Monroe - are taking their final bow. The U.S. Justice Department is... Read more ...

Coty climbs after agreeing to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie...

Coty climbs after agreeing to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's makeup line

Coty announced Monday that it agreed to pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics, the makeup line owned by Kylie Jenner. Shares of Coty gained as much as 4.9%... Read more ...

A professor specializing in drug crime used his knowledge to launder $2.5...

A professor specializing in drug crime used his knowledge to launder $2.5 million of dirty Venezuelan money, federal prosecutors claim

Professor Bruce Bagley wrote a textbook on drug trafficking and organized crime. Now federal prosecutors claim he used his knowledge to launder $2.5 million of dirty Venezuelan... Read more ...