In the '60s, your "wrong number" was likely the phone company's error

Dial a phone number. Instead of the person you're trying to reach, a stranger picks up. After a moment of confusion, you blurt out "sorry, wrong number," and hang up. Was it your fault? In 1960s America, it might have been the phone company's error, but AT&T was happy to let you blame yourself. » 9/13/14 12:56pm Yesterday 12:56pm

Apple Watch Will Play Music On Bluetooth Headphones, No iPhone Required

The Apple Watch we got a glimpse at this week is a powerful peripheral device, but most of its tricks require it to be tethered to an iPhone in the user's pocket. Last night on Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed one thing the Watch can do on its own: Send music to your Bluetooth headphones. » 9/13/14 11:47am Yesterday 11:47am

Tim Cook Talks iCloud Hack, iPhone 6, and More With Charlie Rose

Last night, Charlie Rose aired the first half of his two-part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It was a wide-ranging conversation covering Apple's current products and problems, the future of the company, and (of course) the loss of Steve Jobs. Here are the most important tidbits you might have missed. » 9/13/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Verizon Gives More Detail on A La Carte TV to Your Mobile Device

Verizon has been eyeing different TV distribution models for a while, and today at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference the company's CEO gave some big hints about a future of pay-for-the-channels-you-want TV delivered to your mobile device. Sounds promising, if Big Red can deliver. » 9/11/14 1:19pm Thursday 1:19pm

Apple Watch Will Lock Up Your Payment Info When You Take it Off

One of the Apple Watch's nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card—but there's a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch. » 9/11/14 12:10pm Thursday 12:10pm

Watch Recycled Paper Go From NYC Trash to Brand-New Boxes

New York City fills recycle bins with tons and tons of discarded paper. That cast-off fiber lives to serve another day, thanks to the wonders of recycling. NYC Sanitation's director of photography Michael Anton followed that voyage from start to finish, creating this beautiful timelapse of the process. » 9/11/14 10:43am Thursday 10:43am

We know how much time they had because they had the same amount of time as we had when we played with it hands-on. We were in the same room in the same building as them, and they sure as hell didn't have the time to do a full review—nor did they have the equipment, these were nonfunctioning prototypes! » 9/11/14 1:27am Thursday 1:27am