| May 12, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The 2013 world of the year, selfie, now has a younger sibling: groufie. The word — it means just what it sounds like, a group selfie — is a bit awkward, but that may be because it was coined by the marketers of the world's No. 3 smartphone...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Veteran digital media executive Anthony Bay took over in December as chief executive of Rdio, a streaming music service created by Janis Friis, the co-founder of the Internet phone application Skype (and the file-sharing service Kazaa). Rdio...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Many of the world's top phone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, announced that they have committed to include basic anti-theft tools for smartphones made after July 2015 for sale in the U.S.
Google, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and several others...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:50 AM
After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:
"One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Glen Campbell has been moved into an Alzheimer’s disease care facility, a friend of his family has told People magazine.
The singer’s battle with Alzheimer’s has sparked an outpouring of support and sympathy from fans since he and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:04 PM
The MTV Movie Awards depart pretty seriously from most award shows, forsaking prestige and formality -- and, for that matter, voting by an elite body -- in favor of freewheeling fun, fan-driven prizes, 11-pound gilded popcorn trophies and zany honors like...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Microsoft Game Studios chief Phil Spencer has been given oversight of Xbox and Xbox Live, which are combining under the games group.
In the new role, Spencer will oversee the designers behind the Xbox One video game console, its Xbox Live interface, as...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Future and the Roots are the latest additions to the 2014 BET Experience.
The sing-songy Atlanta rapper and the Philly hip-hop band will headline late-night concerts during the three-day festival slated for June, the Black Entertainment Television...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will anchor the 2014 BET Experience.
The Black Entertainment Television network announced the first crop of performers tapped for the second year of its...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years.
Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Here are four smartphones that turn heads for striking shapes, aggressive style, and distinct physical features that you just don't see every day.
Motorola Moto X
The good: The Motorola Moto X squeezes a speedy camera and futuristic voice command...