‎Society & Culture · 2019

The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBCs newest original podcast, is a series of revealing, one-on-one conversations with thoughtful former American public officials from the highest levels of government service shaping this pivotal moment in American history. Led by MSNBC Contributor and former U.S. Attorney and senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, […]

Combined, they have spent millions on targeted Facebook ads.

Who do the ladies love the most? Trump and Biden are hoping it’s them. Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has been pouring money into Facebook ads, particularly those targeting older women, according to Facebook data recently highlighted by the New York Times. There’s only one candidate who can hold a candle […]

The longest, greatest battles we face are against ourselves.

Superhero stories have taught us that surviving the worst circumstances can be powerfully transformative, like Tony Stark building the first Iron Man suit or Bruce Wayne becoming Batman. But the reality is not so glorious. There’s nothing noble about living with trauma. Usually, it’s messy and painful and littered with […]

Amazon just ratcheted up the pressure on Google.

Amazon just ratcheted up the pressure on Google in a major way. The company just unveiled its new Echo Show 5, a smaller and cheaper version of its Echo Show speaker. The $89.99 device is available for pre-order now and will start shipping In June. With the new model, Amazon […]

Metal Mario joins the fray.

Metal Mario has a need for speed and he finally has an outlet for it now that he’s going to be a Hot Wheels toy. Metal Mario is joining the Mario Kart Hot Wheels lineup this summer, ready to race regular flesh Mario and the rest of the non-metallic gang […]

Drivers can get deactivated, and now so can you.

Uber drivers with low ratings can get deactivated from the Uber platform. Now, passengers who consistently get well below a five-star rating will get the same treatment.  This feature already rolled out in Australia, New Zealand, and India, and now passengers in the U.S. and Canada need to think more […]

‘Words matter, and can have consequences for safety.’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened up about death threats on Twitter following a troubling video from a minor league baseball team.  The freshman congresswoman took to Twitter to level criticism at the team after the Fresno Grizzlies showed a video on their jumbotron on Memorial Day that compared Ocasio-Cortez to dictators Fidel […]

Maybe this year we’ll actually spend less time staring at a phone screen.

Your iPhone is keeping track, but is it enough? It’s been a year since Apple introduced a new feature to its iOS settings: “Screen Time,” the activity and phone use tracker.  Since updating to iOS 12 and beyond, we’ve been getting daily and weekly reports on our phone with data […]