How ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

How ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated feature Aladdin had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to avoid repeating these same problems in the live-action version of Aladdin, which came out on May 24. So they sought advice from a Community Advisory Council comprised of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim scholars,…
Flipboard reveals data breach, which left users’ details exposed

Flipboard reveals data breach, which left users’ details exposed

Flipboard is the latest company to fall foul of a data breach. The news aggregation app announced in a post that it had identified unauthorized access of some of its internal systems, which contained some Flipboard users' account information and credentials. For more than nine months, the unauthorized person had access to Flipboard's systems, potentially…
Pokémon’s new game lets you catch ’em all while you sleep

Pokémon’s new game lets you catch ’em all while you sleep

As if you didn't cram enough game time into your waking hours, Pokémon is launching a new way to catch 'em all... while you sleep. The Pokémon Company announced the perplexing new app, Pokémon Sleep, at a preview event in Tokyo on Wednesday. According to the announcement, the game will be paired with a device…
5 AirPods Alternatives Under $100

5 AirPods Alternatives Under $100

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High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales

High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales

Many fish, marine mammals and seabirds that inhabit the world’s oceans are critically endangered, but few are as close to the brink as the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Only about 411 of these whales exist today, and at their current rate of decline, they could become extinct within our lifetimes. From 1980 through…
“Paid Off” host Michael Torpey exceeds his own painting expectations

“Paid Off” host Michael Torpey exceeds his own painting expectations

"Ah man, once you start screwing up a painting you just screw it up more!"
Take a look inside the 3D printed habitat that could be home for astronauts living on Mars

Take a look inside the 3D printed habitat that could be home for astronauts...

Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+) develops 'human-centered' living spaces for space exploration. Co-founder Melodie Yashar talks about winning NASA's Centennial Challenge for 3D printed habitats, the importance of designing for human needs, and what it takes to safely house an astronaut on Mars.
Watch these brave humans risk everything to chase cheese down a hill

Watch these brave humans risk everything to chase cheese down a hill

Gloucestershire's annual Cheese Rolling Festival is brutalImage: mark hawkins/Barcroft Media via Getty ImagesBy Heather Dockray2019-05-28 15:43:23 UTC Some people will do anything to get cheese, no matter the cost. Contestants at the annual Gloucestershire cheese rolling festival risked injuries as they raced down a steep hill to capture cheese on Sunday. The winner of the…
‘PUBG’ players arrested in India for playing game on their phones

‘PUBG’ players arrested in India for playing game on their phones

In several cities in India, gamers have been arrested simply for playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (aka PUBG) on their phones. An astonishing BuzzFeed News report published Monday night took a deep dive into the extreme popularity of Battlegrounds in India, as well as government efforts to contain it. At the center of the story are four…

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