Wired Feature on Deep Sea Cowboys Saving Giant Ships

The cargo ship Cougar Ace was entering Alaskan waters when its ballast tanks malfunctioned and a wave turned it on its side. Millions of dollars in shiny new Mazdas were dangling feet from the cold water. Then the A-Team of sea salvage (including a geek) flipped it right side up without the help of cranes or tugs. My… » 2/26/08 4:03pm 2/26/08 4:03pm

Apple Resists the Hard Questions with PR Force Field

This interview outtake gives you an idea of the kind of control Apple demands (and gets) when dealing with any kind of media. Benjamin Cohen, a correspondent from UK broadcaster Channel 4 in the UK interviews Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller. As soon as the words "iTunes" and… » 11/15/07 8:58am 11/15/07 8:58am

Embargo Agreements Only Work When Cat Stays In Bag

Today's lineup highlights the futility of most news embargoes. I can count perhaps 10 items that leaked before the official US announcements. I can't tell you what they are—ironically, I'd be breaking now meaningless non-disclosure agreements. And while I'd like to say that all these came from master sleuths or… » 8/28/07 6:45pm 8/28/07 6:45pm