The case for shaming influencers for not social distancing

Shaming people on TikTok carries a special flavor of vicious righteousness.  Angry at the apparent lack of mask-wearing and social distancing amid rising COVID cases in...

Making smart devices ‘gender-neutral’ won’t undo their deep-seated sexism

The smart assistants sold by big tech companies have a sexism problem. Their names and voices are default female, their answers to questions have sometimes excluded information that’s relevant to women, and...

Biden’s town hall was the opposite of Trump’s — and a striking reminder of...

On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden each took to a stage to participate in a town hall event.  That's about...

Twitter goes down, and it’s probably for the best

Twitter finally struck a blow against doomscrolling.  Everyone's favorite time-suck went down Thursday afternoon, preventing — at least at the time of this writing — its...

Why a cougar probably won’t ‘stalk’ you — and what to do if it...

Chances are, the cougars aren’t after you.  But you would have been hard-pressed to tell that to Kyle Burgess on Saturday when he came face to face...

Unknown song stuck in your head? Hum it to Google.

If you've ever had a song stuck in your head but didn't know the words of the artist, you know it can be an all-consuming mission to name that...

11 superb speeches to inspire us to keep fighting for gender equality, even when...

It's been a particularly distressing year full of chaos, heartbreak, and loss. And though circumstances are tough and constantly striving for a better world can be exhausting, it's crucial...

Netflix’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ can’t resist a glossy Hollywood ending

For a film about one of the most infamous trials in American history, centered around one of the most notorious police riots in American history, Netflix's The Trial of the...

FaceTime gets an upgrade on iPhone 12, just in time for the pandemic

Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup at its October event, and one feature that should be pretty useful during the pandemic flew under the radar.  The iPhone...

Musk: SpaceX’s Starlink internet service will work in high-speed trains

SpaceX’s satellite internet network, Starlink, may deliver broadband to people’s homes and their cars, according to CEO Elon Musk.  On Tuesday, Twitter user Anton Kanerva asked Musk whether Starlink’s...