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#TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution

#TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution

An unprecedented number of NFL players kneeled or otherwise protested during pre-game national anthems this Sunday after Donald Trump spent his weekend feuding with the league over the peaceful act. The hashtag #TakeAKnee (and a variant, #TakeTheKnee) trended on Twitter all day Saturday and Sunday as players and some team owners and front offices defied […]

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

The pope is about to drop bars and the internet loves it

Sorry, Kendrick. The pope is the greatest rapper alive.  On Saturday, His Holiness was on a flight from Cairo to Rome, where he warned about the devastating effects of a war with North Korea.  A serious topic, for sure. But the internet was too distracted by the above photo to care about the message. Francis: […]

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' already crosses $100 million at the box office

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 doesn’t open in the United States until May 5, but international box office returns portend good times ahead for the latest Marvel space adventure. Across 37 international openings, Guardians 2 has picked up an estimated $101.2 million in ticket sales. It’s on pace for a #1 box office finish […]

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Tesla's Solar Roof tiles now available for pre-order, with 'infinity' warranty

Tesla's Solar Roof tiles now available for pre-order, with 'infinity' warranty

Tesla is not content with just a spot in your driveway.  The company today began accepting orders for the latest product in its arsenal, the long-awaited Solar Roof. Installation of the energy-generating tiles are set to begin this summer in the U.S., and in 2018 for areas outside of the country.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk […]

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' League is scaring off esports teams

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' League is scaring off esports teams

The Overwatch League is already casting a shadow over the competitive Overwatch scene, causing organizations to drop their Overwatch teams as the dawn of Blizzard’s ambitious esports league approaches. In the past week, five esports team organizations have announced that they have either dropped their Overwatch rosters indefinitely or stopped looking to fill their incomplete […]

'Scandal' will probably end after Season 7, and it's about time

'Scandal' will probably end after Season 7, and it's about time

Bad news, gladiators — Olivia Pope is hanging up her white hat.  According to multiple reports, Scandal will end after its upcoming seventh season. The show is currently in the midst of airing Season 6 and has three episodes remaining, with its two-hour finale set for May 18. ABC declined to comment on the news, […]

How I manage a business with depression and anxiety

How I manage a business with depression and anxiety

We’re living at a time when things are played out in public more than ever before. Spend a few minutes on Facebook, then hop over to TechCrunch, and you see countless examples of your peers killing it, crushing it, or whatever the verb of the week might be. However, there’s often a deep chasm between […]

Gorgeous digital Mother's Day cards honor immigrant and Muslim moms

Gorgeous digital Mother's Day cards honor immigrant and Muslim moms

A new collection of beautiful online Mother’s Day cards encourages everyone to celebrate the diversity of motherhood this year. As part of the sixth annual Mamas Day campaign, queer and transgender artists of color have joined together to create free e-cards celebrating immigrant and Muslim moms. The initiative, first launched in 2011 by Oakland-based multi-racial […]

Walmart's Jet.com just opened a temporary brick-and-mortar grocery store in New York

Walmart's Jet.com just opened a temporary brick-and-mortar grocery store in New York

As Amazon maps out a host of physical stores, one of its chief rivals is also spilling out into the real world. Walmart-owned Jet.com opened a limited-time artisanal grocery and household accessory store in New York on Wednesday in a partnership with concept-based retailer Story. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s new rival Jet.com is the ‘Costco of […]

'Rob & Big' star mourns Big's death: 'My heart is broken'

'Rob & Big' star mourns Big's death: 'My heart is broken'

Rob & Big star Rob Dyrdek was absolutely crushed upon learning his former body guard, friend and co-star, Rob Christopher “Big Black” Boykin had died. On Tuesday, Dyrdek addressed his loss on his Twitter account by sharing some touching personal memories of Boykin, 45, who People confirmed died earlier this morning after suffering a heart […]

Trump bars U.S. media from White House meeting, but lets in Russian photographers

Trump bars U.S. media from White House meeting, but lets in Russian photographers

Why deal with that pesky, fake-news U.S. media when you have friendlier options available?  U.S. President Donald Trump held a meeting on Wednesday with two Russian government representatives, just a day after he fired the head of the FBI. The same FBI that was leading the investigation into the Trump campaign and administration’s connections to […]

Microsoft's Emma Watch is a game-changer for people with Parkinson's

Microsoft's Emma Watch is a game-changer for people with Parkinson's

Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s designed to help reduce the hand tremors people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease suffer from. With […]

Cortana will soon have a lot more skills to show off

Cortana will soon have a lot more skills to show off

Microsoft is finally ready to open its assistant up to developers.  The Cortana Skills Kit, which allows developers to integrate their services with the assistant, is now in public preview, Microsoft announced. The news comes just days after Harman Kardon unveiled the Invoke, its Cortana-powered speaker. SEE ALSO: Hey, Siri: How’d you and every other […]

Björk wants you to stop Instagramming and go to the forest

Björk wants you to stop Instagramming and go to the forest

If Björk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great.  The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook.  “Maybe there are […]

Let's just tally up all the bizarre fallout from the Comey firing

Let's just tally up all the bizarre fallout from the Comey firing

Sometimes the world throws a thing at its inhabitants that requires everyone to blink a few times to reset their brains around their new collective reality. Approaching 6 p.m. on Tuesday, we got one of those moments. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert has a brilliant explanation of why Donald Trump fired James Comey President Donald Trump […]

Facebook empowers Page owners to politicize their posts

Facebook empowers Page owners to politicize their posts

Facebook users may see more posts nudging them to contact lawmakers. A recent update to the social network lets Page owners create individual posts that include a button for Facebook users to contact their local representatives.  SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg: Facebook’s next focus is building community The feature is available as an icon on the post […]