Of the 86 “Person of the Year” issues TIME has published since 1927, only five featured a woman.
Two of those women were famous for their relationship with a male world leaderWallis Simpson, who won in 1936, “captured the heart of Edward, the Prince of Wales,” which eventually led to his resignation and made her the most famous woman in BritainMadame Chiang Kai-Shek had to share her “Man and Wife of the Year” award in 1937 with her husband, China’s Premier Chiang Kai-shek. The third female…
Google is using its Google+ social network to create ads but not run them, the company announced on Monday.
The “+Post” ads will run on Google Display Network, which includes 2 million sites. The ads look just like Google Plus posts but appear outside the network. For example, if you’re in the market for a minivan, you might see a Toyota ad pop up on AutoTrader or another car enthusiast site. In that sense, the units behave much like Facebook’s promoted posts. The Google+ ads don’t include…
A couple of high-definition cameras recently delivered to the International Space Station are set to start broadcasting near-live images of Earth for free — at a magnification where you can see vehicles and crowds.
The cameras are the property of Urthecast, a Canadian company that plans to start its free broadcast in early 2014. The cameras can see everything from 51 degrees north to 51 degrees south — sorry, Alaska, Scandinavia, and most of the UK, you won’t be featured. Everyone else will…
As mobile devices get increasingly slimmer, so too will their corresponding USB connectors. Even better, you won’t have to flip the cable when you try to slip it in upside down. Finally.
Development for the next-generation USB connector, called the Type-C, is underway and will be thinner and sleeker than current USB 3.0 cables (pictured above), according to the USB 3.1 Promoter Group, which is made up of industry heavy hitters including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Intel.
After cycling through all the major networks, except Fox, Katie Couric announced this week she would become the global anchor at Yahoo News. After the surprise wore off, the primary question was: Is this a bold claim on the future or a desperate gamble based on a discredited business model?
It appears to be a marriage of convenience. For Couric, 56, who famously tried to resurrect the CBS Evening News, Yahoo is a chance to embrace a new medium. Couric told Capital New York that she won’t…
The streets of San Francisco — sorry, Gotham City — went absolutely insane Friday for a 5-year-old boy named Miles
Miles has leukemia, and his fondest wish was to be Batman for a day. The Make-a-Wish Foundation obliged, setting up several scenarios around the city involving two of Gotham’s greatest enemies, The Penguin and The Riddler. At last count nearly 15,000 San Franciscans had signed up online to play the grateful onlookers
Global pop star Lady Gaga will soon be performing among the stars, blasting off into outer space in 2015 on a Virgin Galactic ship
Her unearthly jam session will reportedly coincide with the Zero G Colony tech festival in New Mexico, and she will become the first celebrity musician to sing in space
The out-of-this-world stunt will require some prep work. “She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere,” a…
Can YouTube create live content that inspires watercooler zeitgeist moments like television? Google’s giving it a shot with the YouTube Music Awards, a celebration of do-it-yourself Internet culture livestreaming on YouTube right now. It’s chaotic, innovative, offensive, silly, and downright weird. But one thing’s for sure. You won’t see this on TV.
Creative director Spike Jonze’s goal with the the YouTube Music Awards was to create “live music videos” on stage with artists like The Arcade…
Planning a website redesign can be pretty daunting. After all, we’ve all heard the nightmares about the “website redesign gone wrong.” (Or lived them.)
There’s the company who went way over budget. There’s the company who had to quit half way Read more