Uber, Lyft spend big, lose big in Texas vote on driver fingerprinting

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  • May 08, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas On-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suffered an embarrassing defeat in a Saturday election in Austin as voters backed a measure requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers.The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal ...
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Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral 'dead or dying': scientists

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  • Apr 20, 2016
SYDNEY Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral.Bl...
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Nailed it: scientists describe weird ancient hammerhead reptile

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  • May 07, 2016
WASHINGTON It was a creature so outlandish that scientists say it reminds them of the fanciful beasts conjured up by Dr. Seuss. But would the famous children's book author have thought up a marine reptile with a hammerhead snout it used to snack on alg...
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Orbital presses U.S. lawmakers to end ban on retired missiles

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  • Apr 05, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Orbital ATK is pressing U.S. lawmakers to end a 20-year ban on using decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) for launching commercial satellites and the effort has raised concern among companies that have invested...
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12 Tips to Provide Cloud Waste

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  • Apr 26, 2016
Katie Lenahan, Director of Marketing at Cloud Cruiser, providing the following thoughts.The cloud is a wonderful thing, but the ease of access to resources can lead to waste, inefficiency, and out-of-control spending if not carefully managed. The problem ...
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Top 7 Mistakes With Mobile Friendly Web Design

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  • Apr 15, 2015
Unless you’ve been staying away from the Internet these last few weeks, you know that on April 21 Google is going to be rolling out a mobile optimization algorithm (and if you need more information, we’ve covered the announcement here). According to G...
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Graphic celebrations: Philippe Apeloig on his landmark Wallpaper* cover

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  • Oct 28, 2015
When it came to creating the cover for our 200th issue, we of course wanted something special; celebratory but not self-indulgent, a design that looked forward as much as back. It was the perfect excuse for a crème-de-la-crème collaboration. And in desi...
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Hulk Hogan wins sex tape lawsuit against Gawker, awarded $115 million

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  • Mar 19, 2016
Hulk Hogan just won Round One in his battle royale with Gawker Media. But a rematch is already looming. The muscle man's invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker media came to a close Friday, with a Florida jury finding Gawker guilty and awarding the wr...
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Newborn seal draws visitors at Japanese aquarium

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  • Mar 16, 2016
KAMOGAWA, Japan - A newborn baby seal has won over a legion of fans, wriggling its way to the hearts of visitors at an aquarium in Japan.Born on Feb. 21, the seal is the second ringed seal to be bred at Kamogawa Sea World. It is currently with its moth...
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SpaceX delays launch, ocean-landing due to technical issue

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  • Feb 25, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX on Wednesday postponed for at least 24 hours the scheduled Florida launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on a satellite-delivery mission and attempted return-landing at sea to allow extra time to chill the rocket's propellant, the com...
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