The iPod Classic still looms larger as my favorite gadget of all time. Sure, plenty have lapped the device in terms of technology, while any lingering concerns about not owning the music I listen to have faded for the ubiquity of Spotify, but the iPod lives on in the perfect sweet spot for my own…

Champagne for space tourists takes flight The billionaires fuelling a space race In 2008, Virgin Galactic first promised sub-orbital spaceflight trips for tourists would be taking place “within 18 months”. It has since regularly made similar promises to have space flights airborne in the near future. Report End of Twitter post by @richardbranson Report End…

ShareTweet Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Are your halls all decked? Become A Contributor I haven’t — and mine are not. I also haven’t flipped over to the radio station playing non-stop Christmas music since it began a couple weeks ago, and I’ve only bought two presents. Christmas craft tutorials seem to make…

London (CNN Business)1. Global gloom: Seasonal cheer is in short supply after weak economic data from Japan, China and Europe sent shivers through global markets. A quarterly survey of business confidence by the Bank of Japan showed companies expect conditions in the world’s third biggest economy to worsen in the months to come. Stocks in…