Nepal cleared 11 tones of waste from Mt Everest with the help of sherpas The Nepalese government on Monday concluded its clean-up drive of the…
Now you can search Facebook for how much Trump has spent on ads in the past year, which Pages’ ads reference immigration, or what a Page’s previous names were. It’s all part of Facebook’s new Ad Library launching today that makes good on its promise to increase transparency after the social network’s ads were used […]View More Facebook launches searchable transparency library of all active ads
Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year today, due to take off in just a few minutes. Tune in here!View More Watch Rocket Lab’s first launch of 2019 lift a DARPA experiment into orbit
Robocalls are the worst, but an even sketchier call is back with a vengeance, scamming people out hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The FBI calls it the Chinese Embassy Scam, and it comes in as a call in Chinese claiming to be from the Chinese consul…
Lightning Motorcycles finally unveiled the electric vehicle it had been teasing for months. With a $12,000 to $19,000 price range, the Strike electric motorcycle has options with a 200 mile range, 150 mph top speed, and 35 minute DC fast charge times. The new machine has a more upright riding position and friendlier price-tag than […]View More Lightning Motorcycles unveils Strike e-moto, with up to 200 mile range
The Mars 2020 mission is on track for launch next year, and nesting inside the high-tech new rover heading that direction is a high-tech helicopter designed to fly in the planet’s nearly non-existent atmosphere. The actual aircraft that will fly on the Martian surface just took its first flight and its engineers are over the moon.View More Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the first time
Regan Speyer’s mom might have dropped some not-so-subtle (but very creative) hints that she wants grandchildren.
Speyer has a collection of house plants that needed a little sun while she was out, so she asked her mother to simply open the blinds.
In response, her mom sent her photos of her plants basking in sunlight, and texted how much she loved being a “grandplantrent.”
Then, she sent her daughter even more wholesome updates.
DoorDash launched a new initiative today called Kitchens Without Borders, which it says is designed to promote business owners who are immigrants and refugees. It’s starting out with 10 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area: Besharam, Z Zoul Cafe, Onigilly, Los Cilantros, Sabores Del Sur, West Park Farm & Sea, Little Green Cyclo, Afghan Village, […]View More DoorDash launches a new program highlighting immigrant and refugee business owners
It appears that, just like misery, an investigation into possible discriminatory ad practices facilitated by a tech giant loves company.
Following the March 28 revelation that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed charges against Facebook for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act, the Washington Post now reports that Google and Twitter are under investigation by the same agency. And for more or less the same thing.
It turns out that HUD is looking into the super specific ad-targeting features offered by the companies in an effort to determine if they facilitate housing discrimination. An advertising platform that, say, allows the owner of an apartment complex to purposefully exclude certain groups — such as people of color — from seeing new listings would be in violation of the law. Read more…View More Twitter and Google now under scrutiny for housing discrimination
The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, sex positivity, respect, a…View More Sex ed video for teens shatters myths about sexuality and disability
Mayor Pete husband’s Chasten Buttigieg is a rare thing: a Twitter celebrity who deserves his fame.
So it was a beautiful thing to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, an equally deserving Twitter celebrity, follow Buttigieg on Twitter. But it wasn’t just th…
The shipping and logistics space is being rapidly transformed by technology — so it’s no surprise that this is a space ripe for significant disruption.View More The two forces reshaping the landscape of shipping and logistics
As a New Yorker, I’m not ashamed to admit that my city does so much incorrectly: our rent is too damn high, our commutes too damn long, and rats, not the mayor, rule the city.
If there’s one thing this 8-million-plus-person hellhole mostly gets right…