Andy Goldberg

Amazon to take fight to Apple with the Kindle Fire

Amazon's challenger to Apple's iPad will be called the Kindle Fire, technology website <i>TechCrunch</i> reported on Monday.

‘Cars aren’t just for driving any more’

Advances in digital technology are set to transform the automotive world, making cars safer, more efficient and more fun to drive, says General Motors chairperson Rick Wagoner. His speech at last week's Consumer Electronics World, the world's largest technology fair, signified how fast cars are integrating electronic gadgets.

Long live The Simpsons

Hit animated show The Simpsons is notching up its 350th episode, and ''the shows we're doing now are just as good as any I've been involved with'', its executive producer tells Andy Goldberg.

Dylan documentary wins over fans, critics

No Direction Home is a documentary masterpiece that has earned unanimous praise from critics as it documents Bob Dylan's meteoric rise and his backlash of paranoia and personal disintegration, writes Andy Goldberg.

The amazing Biosphere 2 is up for sale

If you have a cool -million to spare, you might want to take a look at one of the most intriguing and unique property deals on the planet. Biosphere 2, the audacious attempt by Texas billionaire Ed Bass to build a structure that would replicate the entire ecosystem of planet Earth, is up for sale.

Celebrity trials dominate US media

''You're innocent until proven broke,'' said celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochrane who managed to secure football star OJ Simpson an acquittal in his celebrated double-murder case a decade ago. That case, followed breathlessly by television cameras from around the world, set off an obsession with celebrity trials, which seemed to reach its peak last Tuesday when three separate cases dominated the news in the United States.

US police use bait to put a dent into car thefts

If there's one thing that Americans love more than their cars, it's other people's cars. That explains why there were a staggering 1,3-million cars stolen nationwide last year, or about one every 25 seconds, according to a recent study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

So Hef, how does it feel to have won?

It all started on a kitchen table in Chicago 50 years ago when Hugh Hefner, a former scribe at Esquire magazine decided that the men of America deserved better. With of his own money and 000 more in loans he put together the first issue of the men's magazine Playboy in December 1953.

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