Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police
Privacy concerns

With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police

The vast record of information stored on Apple devices will only be available to users who possess a four-digit passcode.
Martha Stewart Slams Sheryl Sandberg: 'Too Much Time Is Spent' Leaning In
Women Entrepreneurs

Martha Stewart Slams Sheryl Sandberg: 'Too Much Time Is Spent' Leaning In

The domestic diva said Sandberg's 'Lean In' philosophy misses the mark by encouraging women to take on corporate equality rather than setting their sights on entrepreneurship.
This Man Made His Smartphone 'Distraction-Free' -- And It Changed His Life
Mobile

This Man Made His Smartphone 'Distraction-Free' -- And It Changed His Life

By removing a critical majority of his iPhone apps, the designer Jake Knapp says he lengthened his attention span and relearned how to 'enjoy (or at least be okay with) moments of boredom.'
With $28 Million in New Funding, Porch Is the 1-Year-Old Startup Looking to Remodel the Home Improvement Market
Funding

With $28 Million in New Funding, Porch Is the 1-Year-Old Startup Looking to Remodel the Home Improvement Market

In addition to a large Series A, the company reported an exponential increase in employee headcount and several new site features.
The 5 Most Fascinating Things Tim Cook Told Charlie Rose
Leadership

The 5 Most Fascinating Things Tim Cook Told Charlie Rose

Riding high on record-breaking iPhone pre-orders, Tim Cook discussed television, competition and the art of simplicity in a brand new sit-down interview.
Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians
Mobile Devices

Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians

A theme park in China has created a 164-foot lane for pedestrians to use as they tap away at their phones. The concept borrows heavily from an experiment conducted by National Geographic in Washington, D.C., last July.
Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction
Video Games

Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction

After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Tech Glitches, Delivery Delays: Apple's Latest Product Rollout Has Been a Mess So Far
Retail Center

Tech Glitches, Delivery Delays: Apple's Latest Product Rollout Has Been a Mess So Far

After a livestream unveiling its next generation of devices malfunctioned on Tuesday, the Apple store similarly crashed early this morning when the latest iPhones became available for preorder.
Google Just Bought the Maker of a Tremor-Steadying 'Smart' Spoon
Mergers and Acquisitions

Google Just Bought the Maker of a Tremor-Steadying 'Smart' Spoon

The Liftware Base Stabilizer uses sensors to steady the dining process for the 11 million nationwide sufferers of essential tremor and Parkinson's disease.
This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Just Debuted Her Clothing Line at NY Fashion Week
Young Entrepreneurs

This 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Just Debuted Her Clothing Line at NY Fashion Week

At the age of 13, Isabella Rose Taylor -- whose eponymous line is currently stocked by Nordstrom -- is well on her way to helming a global fashion empire.
Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses
Mobile Payments

Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses

A new payments system baked into the forthcoming iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch could revolutionize how business is done across the globe.
Go Big or Go Home: Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 6 With Larger Displays
Smartphones

Go Big or Go Home: Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 6 With Larger Displays

The sixth-generation iPhones also come with a new Retina HD display and a mobile payments system that some say could upend the credit-card industry.
With the Apple Watch, It's Time for Smartwatches to Get Serious
Smartwatches

With the Apple Watch, It's Time for Smartwatches to Get Serious

Priced at $349 and available in an array of different face and band options, Apple's ‘most personal product' will arrive early next year.
The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America Was Born Male
Gender gap

The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America Was Born Male

Martine Rothblatt, who founded Sirius Satellite Radio and currently leads United Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company, took home a cool $38 million last year.
Olive Garden to Unveil a Really Crazy 'Never-Ending' Deal
Publicity Stunts

Olive Garden to Unveil a Really Crazy 'Never-Ending' Deal

Looking to capitalize on America's appetite for all things 'endless,' the casual dining chain is selling $100 gift cards for seven weeks' worth of unlimited pasta, salad, bread and soda.