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Pi Day through time: From Einstein to Linux to Tom Waits - CNET

March 14 isn't just Pi Day. It also has a surprising history of famous births, a space population record and a patent that revolutionized cotton production.

Amazon introduces APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screens

Along with the launch of the all-new Echo Show, the Alexa-powered device with a screen, Amazon also introduced a new design language for developers who want to build voice skills that include multimedia experiences. Called Alexa Presentation Language, or APL

Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time

Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars rotate.

Patriots' Gronkowski limited in practice with ankle issue

TE Rob Gronkowski dealing with ankle issue as Patriots prepare for matchup with Lions

Padres scouting vice president Don Welke dies at 75

Don Welke, Padres vice president of scouting who spent more than 50 years in baseball, dies at 75

Chiefs' investment in O-line is paying off in protection of Patrick Mahomes

The Chiefs' offensive linemen aren't as recognizable around Kansas City, even though they're a big reason Patrick Mahomes has had so much success.

DeAngelo Hall on Eric Dickerson's Hall of Fame Protest: 'Right message, wrong messenger'

DeAngelo Hall joins Jason Whitlock, Marcellus Wiley, and Greg Jennings discuss Eric Dickerson's Hall of Fame protest.

PREVIEW: No. 17 TCU going for 5th straight win over Texas in Big 12

The winner emerges as a top contender for the Big 12 title, which is where TCU thinks it belongs.

Amazon’s new Echo Dot, up close and hands-on

If the Echo Show was the Amazon device most desperately in need of a makeover (please and thank you), the Dot was certainly a close second. After all, while the cheapest (and best selling) Echo device has already been through a couple of iterations, the hardw

The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

Everyone’s favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly-strategic approach to hardware where they just throw everything at the wall and wait to see what sticks. We got some new Amazon Echo

Google’s fingerprints were all over today’s Amazon event

Hidden amongst the 70 or so announcements Amazon made at today’s big Alexa event was one key hidden presence. Google’s offerings loomed large over much of the news flowing out from the big event. It’s easy to understand why, of course. Assistant and Hom

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski suffering through ankle injury

With his New England Patriots set to take on the Detroit Lions Sunday night, star tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with another injury.According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Gronkowski was listed on the Patriots’ practice report Thursday as limited wit

Emilia van Lynden of Unseen Amsterdam Photography Fair on her Adopted City

Unseen Amsterdam spotlights what’s new in the globalized world of photography — be it a Greek photography collective in the CO-OP sector, an Iranian gallery at the fair, or a Polish publisher in the Book Market area. Heading into its seventh edition (Sept

10 percent of all Gmails are written by Google robots - CNET

The Smart Reply feature is apparently catching on.

iPhone XS launch imminent, customers line up at Apple stores across the world - CNET

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 launch in-stores Sept. 21.

Forget Amazon's new Smart Plug, these do the same thing for less - CNET

Sorry Amazon, $25 is too much, especially when cheaper plugs can also work with Google Home.

Amazon's Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination - CNET

An Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock were just the tip of the Alexa iceberg today.

Sessions continues to undermine justice for immigrants by tightening his grip on immigration courts

Campaign Action Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III continues to mold immigration courts, of which he has vast authority over as attorney general, to reflect his racist, anti-immigrant worldview. “In one decision,” CNN reports, “Sessions further constra

Odell Beckham Jr. baffled by ineptitude of Giants offense

Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday claimed he cannot remember the last time he won a football game. Injuries of course have kept Beckham out of a lot of games last season, some of which the New York Giants actually won during an awful 3-13 campaign.A good place t

Wrigley Field press box catches fire

There was an incident at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Authorities responded to a fire in the press box at the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs. Fortunately, Isabelle Muñoz of CBS Chicago reported that nobody was hurt in the fire. Strangely, this has become so

As tasks wane, skills rise

The way we work is changing. People possess the innate ability to innovate and evolve in the jobs that they do, and new technologies -- from the wheel to steam power and artificial intelligence -- have drastically improved and impacted work throughout history

Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR

Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA next month, w

Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion

A week ago rumors were flying that Adobe would be buying Marketo, and lo and behold it announced today that it was acquiring the marketing automation company for $4.75 billion. It was a pretty nice return for Vista Equity partners, which purchased Marketo in

Amazon’s new Echo Dot, up close and hands-ons

If the Echo Show was the Amazon device most desperately in need of a makeover (please and thank you), the Dot was certainly a close second. After all, while the cheapest (and best selling) Echo device has already been through a couple of iterations, the hardw

Amazon unveils new Ring Stick Up Cam for home security - CNET

The new camera will cost $180.

Expect a 'slowdown' on Star Wars movies, Disney boss warns - CNET

CEO Bob Iger says he takes the blame for putting out «too much, too fast.»

Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their Gmail accounts - CNET

The warnings are likely to add to Google’s tough times in Washington.

Nissan issues an ABS pump recall for 215,000 cars and SUVs - Roadshow

The affected pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit board and cause a fire.

Republican staff put to rest any doubt that Kavanaugh 'investigation' is a farce

Campaign Action Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has some very good questions for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley about the sham of a hearing he is intent on having Monday into the allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supre

The 11 Best Fictional Head Trips

Netflix’s new drama Maniac revolves around two people who sign up for a three-day pharmaceutical trial in order to wash their brains clean of issues, only to be taken on a wild journey […] The post The 11 Best Fictional Head Trips appeared first o

GEEK PICK: Pac-Man Ghosts Lounge Pants

I have a conflicted relationship with video game clothing. If the design is abstract enough, the video game reference so stealth, that it can pass as just a regular piece of clothing then […] The post GEEK PICK: Pac-Man Ghosts Lounge Pants appeared firs

BSE, NSE to conduct mock trading in commodity derivatives on Saturday

The exchanges had on Wednesday received market regulator Sebi's approval to launch the segments from October 1, starting with non-agriculture commodities like metals

YES Bank gets a ratings cut after RBI order on Rana Kapoor; stock falls

Kapoor's departure might make raising fresh capital, as well as growing deposits and fee income, harder for the Mumbai-based lender, the brokerages said

Knicks won't rush Porzingis or future building plans

The New York Knicks don't know when Kristaps Porzingis will be back on the court or when Joakim Noah will be off the team

Willian leads Chelsea to victory in Europa League

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the campaign when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 victory at PAOK Thessaloniki in the Europa League

Pirates P Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019

Pirates P Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019

Brewers playoff chase primer: Big series with Cardinals looms

What you need to know this week about the Milwaukee Brewers' pursuit of the 2018 MLB playoffs

Rodgers, Peterson meet again when Packers visit Redskins

Banged-up Aaron Rodgers and 33-year-old Adrian Peterson meet again when the Packers visit the Redskins

Amazon’s new Echo Show up close and hands-ons

The Show was far and away the Echo product most in need of a makeover. The original device, introduced two years back, was far more concerned with function than form — that, of course, is in line with many of the company’s hardware offerings, which are of

Hulu is making a new season of ‘Veronica Mars’

It’s official: Hulu is reviving the cult mystery series “Veronica Mars”. The show originally ran from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and the CW, with the titular high school sleuth played by Kristen Bell. Last month, there were reports that Hulu was i
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