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This is why you don't pose with guns for the mannequin challenge

This is why you don’t pose with guns for the mannequin challenge

A mannequin challenge filmed in Huntsville, Alabama, has attracted plenty of attention — much of it from law enforcement.  In November, a group of 22 men gathered together to partake in the viral challenge, but rather than striking a silly pose with a friend or pretending to chug from a bottle of wine, they decided […]

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Snapchat is doing remarkably well in Australia, new figures released by Snap Inc. show.  For the first time, the company has revealed how many Australians are daily active users on the platform. And it’s a cool 4 million. According to a 2015 report from Deloitte, Australia has 15 million smartphone users, making the market’s active […]

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

What would’ve happened if America had seen this coming? For a large mass of the world, the election of Donald Trump was unfathomable mere hours before it happened. Helping that along were a slew of polls along with nonstop commentary—from experts, entertainers and laymen—indicating Hillary Clinton as a superior candidate, on course for a cake-walk […]

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Glimpse into Amazon's futuristic living spheres

Glimpse into Amazon's futuristic living spheres

Amazon is showing off its bizarre plant-filled balls on Instagram.  The company calls them “The Spheres” and they’ve been in construction around its Seattle headquarters for the past few years.  The Spheres, as seen from 7th Ave, are situated as the centerpiece of Amazon’s urban campus. Redevelopment of the Regrade commenced late 2014, with completion […]

This treaty has a massive, $19 trillion upside, but Trump may walk away anyway

This treaty has a massive, $19 trillion upside, but Trump may walk away anyway

The United States could soon walk away from a trillion-dollar opportunity if some influential players in the Trump administration have their way. The Paris Climate Agreement may global boost the economy by $19 trillion over the next three decades as countries invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and zero-emissions transportation, according to a report by […]

Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat

Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat

The same dad who rigged an HTC Vive and Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera to let his daughter explore her dollhouse is at it again. This time, the VR dad has cranked up the tech-meets-cute factor by introducing the family cat.  Strapping the 360-degree camera to the back of the very patient feline, VR dad Toby […]

Wealthy babies can now indulge themselves at their very own day spa

Wealthy babies can now indulge themselves at their very own day spa

Babies are so lucky. First, they get to eat and sleep all day — now this.  Proving that life grows crueller with the passing of time, some extra-privileged babies are being pampered in their very own spas now. And they won’t even remember the experience. So unfair.  SEE ALSO: The ridiculous baby monitor that makes […]

The awful missed calls that marred March Madness opening weekend

The awful missed calls that marred March Madness opening weekend

College basketball referees have something of a bad reputation. But then again, sometimes they really earn it.  Our unfortunate latest case in in point: This weekend’s second round of March Madness, with seasons, legacies and berths in the Sweet 16 on the line.  SEE ALSO: How Derek Jeter’s once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse […]

Even more brands have joined a boycott against Google over ads on extremist videos

Even more brands have joined a boycott against Google over ads on extremist videos

Google now has a full-scale advertiser revolt on its hands. A host of British brands and governmental groups pulled their business from the search giant’s platform last week after reports showed that ads were surfacing on YouTube videos from terrorists and hate-mongers. Several more joined in over the weekend, including three of the UK’s largest […]

YouTube still needs to actually apologize for (and fix) 'restricted mode'

YouTube still needs to actually apologize for (and fix) 'restricted mode'

YouTube is no stranger to backlash from its creator community. But one thing it has never been criticized for: Failing to be inclusive.  After all, this is the platform home to over 51.1 million “coming out” videos and a Sundance Film Festival movie about transgender YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous. Those positive vibes toward the platform may […]

Ballsy new 'Baywatch' poster is trying way too hard

Ballsy new 'Baywatch' poster is trying way too hard

In case you wondered what the new Baywatch movie will be about, look no further than the poster.  Unveiled Monday via Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account, the painfully obvious phallic poster informs us that yes, there will be dick jokes. They’ve already begun. SEE ALSO: 9 of the greatest things David Hasselhoff has ever said Because […]

Guess launches a real smartwatch this time

Guess launches a real smartwatch this time

The last time Guess tried to make a smartwatch, it was pretty lame. Now, the company is taking another swing, this time with a full-blown smartwatch that could rival other fashion brands worming into wearable tech. The company dipped its toes into smartwatches in 2015 with a hybrid smartwatch called the Guess Connect. It wasn’t […]

Something's wrong with Kim Kardashian's Snapchat, and nobody will tell us why

Something's wrong with Kim Kardashian's Snapchat, and nobody will tell us why

Snapchat’s confusing—just ask the producers of E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Or, uh, us.  So, okay—we’ve got a Snapchat mystery on our hands. Or a conspiracy theory. Or just…a very strange occurrence. Whatever this is, if you’ve got any ideas about what the hell is up with Kim K’s Snapchat, please, for the love […]

Trump administration cuts LGBTQ questions from elder care surveys

Trump administration cuts LGBTQ questions from elder care surveys

Activists and supporters are furious after it appears the Trump administration has removed any questions about the LGBTQ community from its national surveys that help decide funding for groups that support the elderly. SEE ALSO: Professor asks class ‘Questions for Heterosexuals’ to explain how LGBTQ people feel every day The National Survey of Older Americans […]

Obi-Wan Kenobi is back. Here's what it means for the Star Wars saga.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is back. Here's what it means for the Star Wars saga.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Star Wars: Rebels episode “Twin Suns.”  From a certain point of view, Obi-Wan Kenobi sits at the very center of the entire Star Wars saga.  Dead or alive, Kenobi is the only human character who shows his face in every episode of the original and prequel trilogies. His […]

Why can't Colin Kaepernick get a job?

Why can't Colin Kaepernick get a job?

Why can’t Colin Kaepernick get a job? He apparently can’t get so much as an interview.  Even Spike Lee or all people smells something “fishy” about the the stone-cold reception Kaepernick’s talents are receiving in the NFL world.  A post-brunch Instagram post by Lee that made headlines Monday could initially be dismissed as just another […]