Sunday, October 04, 2015 04:15

Wonder Workshop wants robots in the classroom
Are children's robots a fad or a fantastic tool for STEM education?
iPhone 6s Plus: Will it bend?
If my inbox is anything to go by, there's one question about the new iPhone 6s that Apple hasn't answered satisfactorily - does it bend? Also, can it survive five minutes in boiling water?
Listen to a 'CD' made from fool's gold, powered by a Raspberry Pi
What's music to some is noise to others. And that's perhaps most apparent with Ra the latest piece from the creator of an 8-bit camera gun, ::vtol::. As the artist writes in the demo's Vimeo description, ...
Cortana won't help you on Xbox One until next year
If you were hoping to experience Cortana's most helpful version on your Xbox One this year, you might have to settle for her possible appearance in Halo 5 at the end of the month instead. The virtual assistant ...
Alphabet replaces Google's 'Don't be evil' with 'Do the right thing'
Google has long used the phrase "Don't be evil" as a sort of company motto, including it in the founder's letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. The Wall Street Journal ...
TiVo exec explains Bolt strategy, Fire TV app and new Pro next year
When the TiVo Bolt was unveiled earlier this week, most of the questions (that weren't about its odd shape) came from long-time enthusiasts wondering why it doesn't cater to them? Many aren't willing to ...
Microsoft buys 3D physics developer Havok to boost gaming efforts
Microsoft buys 3D physics developer Havok to boost gaming efforts Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:02:00 -0400 Engadget 2015/10/02/microsoft-buys-havok-physics/
Google is now Alphabet, the owner of Google
Google is now Alphabet, the owner of Google Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:14:00 -0400 Engadget 2015/10/02/google-alphabet-restructuring/
Trump: I Would Probably Get Along With Putin
Donald Trump on the Obama Administration's handling of foreign affairs.
Markets Close Higher, Despite Weak Jobs Report
Even a lackluster September jobs report couldn't hold the markets down for very long, as all the major averages rallied more than 1% Friday.
Get Your Meeting Mojo On: 7 Steps You Can Take to Change the Culture of Meetings
How many times have you sat in a meeting and grown increasingly frustrated? Everybody talks at once. People interrupt each other and speak at cross purposes. Some are checking their phones, others look half-asleep, and a few with loud voices control the discussion. Worst of all, when the meeting ends, few decisions have been made, and the call...
It's Make it or Break it Time for the Fall TV Season
By Bob Ivins, EVP, Cross Media Business Development at comScoreSeptember is here and with it comes fall foliage, back to school sales and the much anticipated start to the new TV season. Between now and December, networks will premiere almost 40 new programs in an effort to catch our attention and create this season's breakout show. However, if...
Playdate: An introverted journey with 'The Beginner's Guide'
Playdate: An introverted journey with 'The Beginner's Guide' Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Engadget 2015/10/02/playdate-an-introverted-journey-with-the-beginners-guide/
5 Super-Simple Hacks To Never Run Out Of Good Ideas Again
This article was originally published on Addicted2Success.Have you ever felt stuck when coming up with an idea? Maybe you need a business idea, or an article idea, or an idea to help you solve a problem. And you feel like your idea well has run dry.If this sounds familiar, you're not alone, and it feels like dangerous territory. Ideas are the...
U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy
U.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year. Payrolls outside of farming rose by 142,000 last month and August figures were revised sharply lower to show only 136,000 jobs added that month, the Labor Department said on Friday. "You can't throw lipstick on this pig of a report," said Brian Jacobsen, a portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin...
New chairman sees emissions scandal as threat to VW's viability: paper
Hans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen (VW) , sees the scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the firm's viability albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper quoted him as saying. At an internal company meeting this week at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Poetsch described the situation as an "existence-threatening crisis for the company", Germany's Welt am Sonntag reported in a release ahead of Sunday's publication...
Exclusive: Lockheed Martin mulls merger of some services units with peer - sources
The contemplated transaction would create the largest government services contractor in the United States and would generate an estimated $2 billion windfall for Lockheed, the people said. Lockheed, the Pentagon's largest supplier, is looking to pay down debt following its agreement in July to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, the helicopter unit of United Technologies Corp , for $9 billion in cash...
U.S. auto union, Ford avert strike at pickup factory
The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. said they have averted a strike at a factory in Kansas City, Mo. that builds the company's best-selling F-150 pickup trucks. Ford said in a statement Saturday that they "resolved the open items" at the Kansas City Assembly Plant and have agreed to a tentative local agreement, without elaborating. UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, the union's top negotiator at Ford, in a Facebook post late on Friday said a strike had been averted but gave no details on the agreement...
Pimco fund posts $2.3 billion net outflows in September
(Reuters) - Investors pulled $2.3 billion in assets from Pacific Investment Management Co's flagship fund in September, up from $1.8 billion the previous month, as market sentiment soured over persisting concerns of the impact of Chinese slowdown on the global economy and oil prices slid further.