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October 5, 2017 3:30 AM Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO – Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. Google’s new products, including a Pixelbook laptop, wireless earbuds and a small 119

October 4, 2017 10:20 PM Hands on: Google Home Max review

A bigger and louder Home for your home The Google Home Max turns the Google Assistant into your very own personal DJ. Well, the same can be said about the Google Home and the Google Home Mini, but the Max is the only one suited to rock the house thanks to its impressive hardware. But of course, this is Google we're dealing with, so you'll also find a hearty 47

October 4, 2017 5:24 PM Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL announced with water resistance, ‘dual-pixel’ camera, and always-on display

Google has announced the second generation of its Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the Pixel 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, the 2 XL has seen some substantial design changes: it’s jumping from a 5.5-inch display up to a 6-inch display, and that display now covers almost the entire face of the phone. It’s not a perfectly 83

October 4, 2017 1:55 AM How Farm Aid Brought Tom Petty Together With Bob Dylan

The two would go on to tour together and collaborate in the tongue-in-cheek supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. Willie Nelson’s first all-star Farm Aid benefit concert in Champaign, Illinois, in September 1985 began as Bob Dylan’s idea. And before the night was through, Dylan had found a new touring partner and creative collaborator -- Tom Petty 112

October 3, 2017 10:01 PM Tom Petty’s Wisdom and Will Transformed American Music Forever

Tom Petty, who passed away on Tuesday at 66, felt like part of the rock firmament in a way that was different from your Pauls, your Micks, your Anguses. Both solo and with his storming backing band The Heartbreakers, Petty specialized in a loose-limbed style of rock that grooved as it felt utterly human, with Petty's wizened voice, full of wisdom even when it was recounting 115

October 2, 2017 4:54 PM Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to 3 Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller 119

October 2, 2017 7:41 AM Namibia: Ambunda Makes Quick Work of Mjuaji

Paulus Ambunda made a triumphant return to the ring after a second round knockout victory against Tasha Mjuaji of Tanzania on Saturday night. Ambunda hadn't fought for more than a year, but he looked sharp and confident as he dominated the fight from the start. Mjuaji tried to stay out of range in the first round, but by the second, his luck ran out as Ambunda 96

September 30, 2017 6:31 PM Hugh Hefner: The great liberator or exploiter

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner passed away on Wednesday at the age of 91. He was buried next to Marilyn Monroe's crypt at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, a spot that Hef bought for $75,000 in 1992. "The whole 1950s notion was find the right girl, get married, move to the suburbs and then hang out with the guys while 210

September 29, 2017 7:32 AM Sergio Aguero to be assessed by Manchester City after car crash

The 29-year-old will now be assessed by City medical staff after sustaining injuries in a crash in Holland. The Argentina international is reported to have been travelling in a taxi in Amsterdam after attending a concert on Thursday when the accident happened. A statement from the club read: "Sergio Aguero will be assessed by club doctors today after 113

September 28, 2017 4:30 PM GoPro unveils Hero 6 Black action camera with HDR video recording

Just like you should never judge a book by its cover, you should never judge a GoPro by its same old design. At a glance GoPro’s new action camera, the Hero 6 Black, looks no different from the Hero 5 Black, which was released only a year ago. But if you think it’s just an incremental update GoPro’s charging $499.99 for, you’re wrong. There are a lot of sweeping 76