Unemployment drops below 5% for first time since 2008

The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped below 5% for the first time since 2008 and wages are finally on the rise, indicating that the multi-year economic recovery is not done yet. The Labor Department’s January report found that the U.S. added 151,000 jobs in the first month of the year, putting the unemployment rate at […]

Google now lets YouTubers raise money for charity with every video

Giving back just got a whole lot easier — at least when it comes to YouTube. Google announced a new feature on Tuesday that lets YouTubers attach a streamlined “donation card” to their videos, raising money for a verified nonprofit of their choice through the content they create. The new add-on, which appears when viewers […]

5 ways you’re still not taking full advantage of your iPad

While you probably use your iPad every day for web browsing and media consumption, are you really using it to its full potential? Five years after the first iPad went on sale on April 3, 2010, we have five suggestions for ways to get the most out of your Apple tablet. Having a second monitor […]

Facebook is building a sports hub to rival ESPN called Facebook Sports Stadium

Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Sports Stadium, its first shot at trying to provide the kind of real-time sports experience that is dominated by Twitter and ESPN. “With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and […]

Meet the heterosexual couples fighting for civil partnerships

LONDON — Amy Wilson can’t see herself wearing a white dress, or even walking down the aisle, but she wants the protection that comes with marriage, especially as she’s expecting her first child with her partner. “When it comes to the idea of marriage, a lot of the religious and historical connotations jar with me,” […]

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