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​Five ways Vodafone fudged its global tax report

a shared story    53 minutes ago
Mobile giant Vodafone has delivered some real transparency in its latest global tax report. It's a shame it's so twisted and self-serving. 

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Ode to the range: Cowboys take to prose to celebrate U.S. West

a shared story    1 hour 53 minutes ago
By Mary Papenfuss ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) - When long-time bronc rider Paul Zarzyski needed to rest his aching bones after an adrenaline-charged stint on torquing horseflesh, he often turned to the last thing most people would associate with cowboy life: writing poetry. The ramshackle town with...(more) 

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Dropcam CEO leaves Nest; founding VP of technology goes to Twitter

a shared story    2 hours 53 minutes ago
Two high-level employees at Nest have departed the company this week, The Verge has learned. Sources say that Nest's vice president of technology Yoky Matsuoka, as well as Greg Duffy who co-founded Dropcam, are no longer with the company. Matsuoka was previously the head of innovation...(more) 

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​Google Now and third party apps: One interesting dance

a shared story    3 hours 53 minutes ago
For some third party apps, a partnership with Google Now will be a mobile boon. Others won't be so lucky. Time will tell. 

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Doctor Who and other BBC shows are vanishing from Prime in Amazon's fight for exclusivity

a shared story    4 hours 53 minutes ago
Amazon's streaming war with Netflix is about to claim a new victim: Doctor Who. The Verge has learned that the program, along with the majority of BBC programming, will be vanishing from Prime Instant Video starting February 15th. Amazon's licensing deal with the BBC allows other...(more) 

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This anti-bullet wall can stop bullets from penetrating and ricocheting

a shared story    5 hours 53 minutes ago
Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It's basically the best shield against a gun we have.Read more... 

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$50 million lawsuit filed over deadly Washington subway smoke incident

a shared story    6 hours 53 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The family of the woman who died in a Washington D.C. subway train after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city's subway system on Friday. Marcus and Anthony Glover, sons of late Carol Glover, filed...(more) 

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Cute miniature kitchen allows you to cook tiny breakfast on tiny pans

a shared story    7 hours 53 minutes ago
Japanese toy company Konapun has this cute but fully-functional miniature kitchen that is just perfect to cook a real Thanksgiving dinner for your hamster —or his favorite breakfast.Read more... 

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New York City settles with family of slain black teen for $3.9 million

a shared story    8 hours 53 minutes ago
(Reuters) - New York City has settled with the family of an unarmed black teen fatally shot by police in 2012, agreeing to pay $3.9 million, officials said on Friday. Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot dead on Feb. 2, 2012 inside the bathroom of his Bronx...(more) 

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Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says

a shared story    9 hours 53 minutes ago
Drivers of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft may have to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco said Friday.  

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Check out these animations showing the evolution the desktop, laptop and mouse

a shared story    10 hours 53 minutes ago
Apple had a record Christmas quarter after crushing all expectations and setting a new world record for the most profitable quarter ever in the history of any company. While iPhone sales — specifically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions — brought in a significant...(more) 

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​No car is more aptly named than the 2015 Honda Fit

a shared story    11 hours 53 minutes ago
It's big on space, but with a small footprint. We hit the road in the 2015 Honda Fit EX-L. 

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