AbbVie agreed to buy Pharmacyclics in a $21 billion (R247bn) deal after beating out Johnson & Johnson for control of a blockbuster blood cancer therapy that will help it expand in the lucrative area of oncology. ||| Drew Armstrong and...Show More Summary
Wesley Matthews isn't the most important member of the Portland Trail Blazers, but the team can ill afford to lose him as it attempts to stay in the top four of the Western Conference. However, a left leg injury knocked him out of Thursday's...Show More Summary
A Conversation with Beth Hart Mike Ragogna: Beth, your new album is titled Better Than Home. So what's better than home? Beth Hart: "Better Than Home," the song, is about getting out of your hiding place and having the courage to live as loud as possible. Show More Summary
Microsoft has a vision for the future of gaming: A unified experience across Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox head Phil Spencer laid out that plan at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, where he conceded Windows lost the plot with gamers. Show More Summary
No denying that those Fast & Furious folks pretty much have done it all with four wheels on the road and quite often a ways above it. But parachuting out of a plane in their cars? Here’s an extended clip from Furious 7, in which VinShow More Summary
Yet another VR headset? We wouldn't be surprised if that's what you're thinking after all the VR headset news these past few days. This one is the latest device out of Vuzix's headquarters called the IWear 720, which can do more than just block the w...
(YouTube link) Domino artist Flippycat (previously at Neatorama) built a giant Etch-A-Sketch toy out of dominos! Then with a little stop-motion video magic, he illustrates the way you’d draw on a giant domino Etch-a-Sketch. The finished masterpiece is made of dominos, so you know what he did next. Yes, he knocked them all down, and then some. -via Tastefully Offensive
The songwriter and producer behind Sam Smith's mega-hit tests out his own voice.
Turns out the Snuggie was hiding something nefarious up its cozy blanket sleeves, and now the sham of a company is paying the ultimate price—a fine! Read more...
White House contends plaintiffs in "really take four words out of context in a 900-page law" to make it mean what they say it does.
In my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the Arena section of today's Wall Street Journal, I lay out how exactly Blondie's Heart of Glass was written and recorded, and what helped the song soar to #1 on Billboard's Hot...
Earlier today, Jianjing Kuang pointed out to me something interesting and unexpected about the sounds in a LLOG post from last month, "Vocal creak and fry, exemplified", 2/7/2015. To see what she heard, let's start with a 50 Hz buzz: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some simple Octave code that generates a buzz […]
Our world is in peril. With radical Islam mounting a holy war of unspeakable barbarity and with the world’s superpower’s “leader” refusing to recognize the danger, many Americans are living
Check out the new Le Sac 11 bag by Giorgio Armani. The top-handle bag with two soft-textured handles and the allure of a classic, is a limited edition creation specially designed for the Milan boutique. Read the rest of the story at: Classic Allure: Giorgio Armani Special Edition Le Sac 11
The best part of having a pet (besides someone to blame your farts on) is the bonding you can feel when you do when you're participating in their favorite activity. For dogs (playing fetch) and cats (getting the shit scratched out of you) it's easy. But how do you bond with your adorable turtle? Read more...
Lotic Heterocetera [Tri Angle; 2015] by Birkut Rating: Lotic is all about provocation. The unhinged, disjointed club music that J’Kerian Morgan dishes out provokes the listener to question their own sense of expectation while redefining the limits of what they can endure. Show More Summary
Jeff Hammerbacher may seem like a prototypical startup wiz kid, but his path to Silicon Valley greatness was anything but a sure thing. Sure he attended (and briefly dropped out of) Harvard and played a prominent early role at Facebook before co-founding a big data juggernaut. Show More Summary
Take the work out of status updates with Siri for iPhone and iPad Most of us know how to manually update our Facebook statuses with the Facebook app, but did you know you can also have Siri do it for you? As long as you're signed into...Show More Summary
Michael Weiss is a woodworker who builds useful and decorative furnishings out of wood reclaimed from the winemaking materials of California Wine Country. That’s why he calls himself the Wine Country Craftsman. This beautiful bookcase is a fine demonstration of his skill. Show More Summary
Changes to the top 200 companies reflects the tough times in resources industry.