Series will give Snap’s founding story the ‘Social Network’ treatment

Quibi, an upcoming mobile-first video streaming service, will create a series based on Snap’s founding. Film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman — HP Enterprise’s former CEO and current Quibi chief — have announced their plans for Quibi and SXSW, and they include making both scripted and unscripted originals available for streaming. The duo picked […]

Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own science

Enlarge / The Montana State Capitol building, site of a rather unusual hearing. (credit: Montana.gov) It’s no secret that some of our federal legislators don’t have a firm grip on scientific evidence; it only takes watching a session of the House Science Committee, where one member suggested the climate-driven rise of the oceans might instead […]

State of the Union Rescheduled, Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response — Which Shows Are Preempted?

President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, to be held at the U.S. Capitol. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday. The State of the Union was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but […]

Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

Verizon will give all its subscribers free access to its spam alert and call blocking tools, so long as their phones can support the features. The carrier originally rolled out those tools over a year ago as part of its $ 3-per-month Call Filter add-on. But starting in March, subscribers with compatible smartphones (including iPhone […]

‘I’ll give all the Jews wrong meds’: Anti-Zionist tweets get Muslim doctor fired AND haunt her later

A former resident at a hospital in Ohio has been accused of fomenting hatred towards Jews and of whitewashing the Holocaust, after her tweets, in which she compared Israel to Nazi Germany, resurfaced and gained traction online. Lara Kollab, 27, a recent graduate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently fired from her […]

Cruise secrets: AVOIDING this popular activity could give you access to huge discounts

For many, a cruise may be a once in a lifetime experience, meaning many people want to make the most of the opportunities that are available while you’re there. This can often include seeing live performances, lazing by the open air swimming pool, and dining in stylish restaurants. On-board spas are also something many guests […]

Facebook and MIT tap AI to give addresses to people without them

About four billion people in the world are without a physical address. The MIT Media Lab and Facebook are teaming up to create a solution that will use a machine learning algorithm to identify and assign addresses from satellite images. The system would provide a cheap and efficient alternative to conventional mapping methods. According to […]