The Voice Recap: Which of the Top 24 Came Alive During the Playoffs?

Sharpen the axe! Ahead of a dozen (!) eliminations Tuesday, the 24 remaining contestants on The Voice all performed Monday night in hopes of continuing on to Maelyn Jarmon’s coronation as the winner of Season 16 the Top 12 (well, 13, since next Monday, the show will be adding to the mix the winner of […]

The day the world came to Gander

GROUNDED: Some of the aircraft that were forced to land at Gander International Airport on 9/11 (Image: Gander Airport Authority) IF YOU’VE flown to America via the polar route, you may have spotted the town of Gander on the moving map that charts your plane’s progress. In all honesty, there’s not much to get excited […]

The Biebs Came Out With A Streetwear Line And It's Gonna Be A No For Me, Dawg

Anyone who knows me knows that there are few things I love more in life than Canadian sensation Justin Drew Bieber. Jason Merritt / Getty Images, Ehis Osifo / BuzzFeed So, when I found out that he was dropping a streetwear line back in November, ya girl COULDN’T WAIT! instagram.com The label is called “Drew,” […]

The night George Michael came to see me impersonate him: Tribute act's proudest moment

Rob Lamberti from Scunthorpe is about to tour singing the songs of George Michael (Image: Daily Express) As he stepped out on the stage at the Cinebar in Harrow, Middlesex, one night in 1997 Rob Lamberti could see the usual crowd. Wham! fans of all ages who had come to his midweek gig to hear […]

Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”

Enlarge / Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (credit: Getty Images) Entrepreneurs Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman famously founded Reddit as college roommates in 2005. Tech journalist Christine Lagorio-Chafkin’s recent book, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory, follows their sometimes rocky relationship as Reddit grew from a simple, user-directed […]

The hype around driverless cars came crashing down in 2018

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department) As 2018 dawned, expectations for self-driving vehicles were sky-high: Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car company, was testing fully driverless cars and preparing for a commercial launch in the Phoenix area. Uber was racking up millions of test miles for its own cars. Tesla was […]

Over a third of online Black Friday purchases came from phones

If you spent Black Friday hunting for deals on your smartphone, you’re not the only one. Adobe analysts have determined that just over a third (33.5 percent) of online Black Friday sales were completed on smartphones — a large uptick from 29.1 percent just one year earlier. People were willing to splurge, too. There was […]

Some good came out of 2018: Astronomy photos

While we’re big fans of images of the very small, as brought to us by the Nikon Microscopy Competition, we also admire the really big. And each year, that comes courtesy of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s winners were recently announced and have gone on display a the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, […]