Comedian Paul F. Tompkins reviews Sleep Machine, an app that lulls users into rest and relaxation with ambient sounds — from lapping waves on the beach to morning birds to the hum of a running dishwasher or fan.
Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that. Blazing Cloud's Sarah Allen hopes that making women in the field more visible to each other will help young women see a path for themselves in this fast-growing profession.
Roughly one in four cell phone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for those customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.
We finally know what the inventor of the telephone sounded like. Last week, the Smithsonian unveiled recordings of Alexander Graham Bell's voice from 1885. It's the first known recording of him speaking.
The bidding hasn't closed yet, but a charity auction of having a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has attracted offers of more than $600,000. The coffee klatch will take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. There is no word on whether refills are free.
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