Google Says Voice-Activated Services Coming, Adds iPhone App

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it has devised a voice-enabled app for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhones that will challenge the Siri personal assistant. The move comes two months after Google acquired Motorola Mobility Holdings, one of the top makers of smartphones.

‘Medical’ Marijuana: 10 Health Benefits That Legitimize Legalization

Prescription drugs kill between about 100,000 people in the world each year, but marijuana, medical or not, has caused absolutely zero deaths. Weed, pot, ganja, or whatever you want to call it, cannabis has actually been a favorable treatment in the treatment of about 200 different medical conditions. Here are 10 ways marijuana can improve your health.

The Monkees Set To Tour With Surviving Members

It’s been 15 years since The Monkees have gone on tour. According to Rolling Stone, the band is set to begin playing again, with surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. The tour will start in California and end in New York, at the Beacon Theatre.

Surging US Corn Prices Spark Ethanol Debate

A 60 percent surge since June in the U.S. price of corn has reignited the on-again-off-again debate over using corn to produce ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, as a motor fuel additive.


Meg Whitman gives her concession speech during her election night rally in Los Angeles

HP’s Whitman: Could She Be Romney Dark Horse VP Pick?

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been winnowing his picks for Vice President in private, with most handicappers suggesting nominees who’ve held public office. How about Margaret (Meg) Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), one of his fondest supporters?

Pelosi Backs Reid On Tax Return Assault

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has supported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's allegation that Mitt Romney avoided paying taxes for years, giving her imprimatur to a charge that Romney's campaign has dismissed as baseless slander.