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Watch this teen destroy the Rubik's Cube world record

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter used his blazing-fast hands to set the 3x3 Rubik's Cube world record in 4.9 seconds, beating the previous record set just seven months ago.

By November 24, 2015


Stat nerds and reality clash in Donald Trump candidacy

Technically Incorrect: The boffins declare that the "Celebrity Apprentice" host is the worst presidential candidate since data was collected. Trump insists he's the greatest.

By June 16, 2015


Darth Vader trounces top US politicians in popularity poll

Whether running for office on Tattooine or in Washington, D.C., some of the nation's top political leaders would get walloped by Jedi, Sith lords, and even Jar Jar Binks.

By July 23, 2014


LeBron heads back to Cleveland. Was big data right?

The great, mind-dulling debate about where LeBron James would end up took a new twist when famed data nerd Nate Silver weighed in.

By July 11, 2014


Yahoo poaches New York Times tech writer David Pogue

The paper's longtime technology columnist is the latest to part ways with a venerable paper. He's moving to Marissa Mayer's shop to write columns and make videos for expanded Yahoo tech coverage.

By October 21, 2013


AllThingsD cutting Dow Jones cord

The tech-news site is striking out after years of operating under the umbrella of Dow Jones, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

By September 19, 2013


AllThingsD founders' new venture worth up to $40m?

Separating from parent Dow Jones, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are hunting out a minority investor to reincarnate their tech-news partnership that would value it between $30 million and $40 million, Quartz reports.

By September 20, 2013


Nate Silver

Yes, President Obama won re-election in November. But another big winner this year was big data -- and its patron saint, Nate Silver.

By December 11, 2012


Obama's win a big vindication for Nate Silver, king of the quants

Despite some incredulous political pundits, the FiveThirtyEight statistician appears to have correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the presidential election.

By November 6, 2012


Can Nate Silver and friends nail their presidential predictions?

FiveThirtyEight statistician and blogger Nate Silver has taken fire for his polling aggregation methods. But he and others may be able to hit the final numbers spot on. CNET tracks the data.

By November 6, 2012