Facebook Lets You Track Friends' Precise Location Through Their Phones

Just because Facebook has moved on to virtual reality face gear and drones doesn't mean they've forgotten their core competency: stalking. The company just launched an optional "Nearby Friends" feature that will let you "continuously" track friends like they were Jason Bourne. » 4/17/14 3:57pm A minute ago

The Best Restaurant in New York Is The United Nations Dining Room

Rich: I realized I had a knife in my bag on the way to the United Nations. It's a pocket knife—a nice one—and while I've never used it (I've never had to), I did not want to give it up. But I knew we'd be searched. I also worried about leaving it in the cab and having someone pick it up and kill someone with it. That… » 4/17/14 3:20pm 38 minutes ago

Rupert Murdoch, the same futurist who bought MySpace and funded The Daily, is turning his head to tech's next great moment—literally! Here he is with his face stuck in an Oculus Rift, perhaps using virtual reality to reenact Eric Schmidt having sex with his wife. » 4/17/14 3:00pm 58 minutes ago

Look at This Guy Shucking Oysters on the Subway

New York City has a new hero: Meet Subway Oyster Shucking Man, distant cousin to Subway Brie Man. Not much is known about our oyster shucker, aside from the obvious: he's very prepared and very determined. But what's the rush? Eating brie on the go sort of makes sense, if you're hungry and happen to have a huge wheel… » 4/17/14 2:52pm Today 2:52pm

What Is a Supercell Thunderstorm?

One of the most commonly used weather terms during the spring and summer months is "supercell thunderstorm." Most weather enthusiasts (myself included) use the term with the assumption that people know what a supercell is, but many people don't. Supercells are the miniature engines of Earth's atmosphere. They're… » 4/17/14 1:54pm Today 1:54pm

Panicked Investors Insist Tech Stock Nosedive Is Just a Phase

The "pounding" tech stocks have been taking in the public market has forced Silicon Valley to wonder if a startup's ability to make a profit really does matter after all. But don't expect a moment of reckoning. » 4/17/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

U.S., Russia Reach a Tentative Deal to Calm Tensions Over Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met and agreed on a plan this afternoon that aims at de-escalating the rising war of words over Ukraine, backing off of military options, and letting the nation determine its own destiny. » 4/17/14 1:19pm Today 1:19pm

Marissa Mayer's Sidekick Made $58 Million Just by Getting Fired

A new SEC filing out of Yahoo! confirms two sad things we already knew: it's tremendously easy for a man to make more than a woman, and it's stupid simple to be filthy rich and also be bad at your job. Where do the rest of us sign up? » 4/17/14 12:51pm Today 12:51pm

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? … » 4/08/14 8:59am 4/08/14 8:59am

20 Feet from Stardom Brings Backup Singers into the Spotlight

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In this year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary, we watch Darlene Love recount the first time she heard, "He's Sure the Boy I Love," a song that she recorded after signing with Phil Spector as a solo artist, on the radio. "I'm tootling down the street and I hear the DJ on the radio and he said, 'the new song by The… » 4/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm