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Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities.  Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get […]

The March for Science stretched all the way to the North Pole

The March for Science stretched all the way to the North Pole

The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global.  The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread […]

Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message

Google Doodle uses furry animals to deliver an Earth Day message

Google Doodles are a regular source of unexpected joy, and Earth Day is no exception, with the search giant crafting a special, children’s book style message of love for our planet.  SEE ALSO: Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories The new doodle tells the story of a fox that has a nightmare about fish […]

'The Handmaid's Tale' cast says their show isn't a 'feminist story'

'The Handmaid's Tale' cast says their show isn't a 'feminist story'

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.”  A panel at the Tribeca […]

RIP bandage dresses: Bebe will close all its stores next month

RIP bandage dresses: Bebe will close all its stores next month

Pour one out for the bandage dresses.  Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May.  The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of 2016.  Bebe had […]

Harry Styles has a curious reaction to rumors he auditioned for 'Star Wars'

Harry Styles has a curious reaction to rumors he auditioned for 'Star Wars'

Could Harry Styles have been our young Han Solo? Well, that’s certainly a pervasive rumor — one which Graham Norton attempted to unpack once and for all on Friday’s show. Of course, Harry remained tight-lipped about the whole thing, but he did kind of smile? And he did a weird thing with his lips? In […]

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

It’s been a busy week: Samsung and Google partnered on special version of Google Play Music and White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app might not be that secure. Oh, and Facebook wants you to talk and listen your skin. Luckily, we’ve kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, […]

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you’ll likely hear people chatting and that’s about it. Because that’s what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans — no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center’s founder, Sylvia […]

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch

On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science.  But even if you can’t make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.C., has you […]

This '13 Reasons Why' star could be the Asian leading man Hollywood needs

This '13 Reasons Why' star could be the Asian leading man Hollywood needs

“Is Hollywood ready for an Asian leading man?” is a decades-old question. The answer should be a no-brainer, yet the industry continues to push talented minority actors to the sidelines. With 13 Reasons Why, Netflix showed the wide appeal and bankability of immensely talented and racially diverse cast. Among those core characters is Ross Butler, […]

Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote

Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote

The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has […]

New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car program

New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car program

Apple’s secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious.  The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h […]

Meet Steve, your new favorite astronomical phenomenon

Meet Steve, your new favorite astronomical phenomenon

Say hello to Steve.  Steve isn’t a person. Steve is actually the unofficial name of a mysterious purple streak of light observed by some social media savvy skywatchers keeping an eye out for the northern lights.  SEE ALSO: I am so unreasonably jealous of this view of the southern lights The Alberta Aurora Chasers — […]