Your Phone’s Navigation App is Probably Smarter Than You Think

Your Phone’s Navigation App is Probably Smarter Than You Think

You probably use your smartphone to get from point A to point B, but have you fully explored all the features and options available along the way? Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze all have navigation modes that are smarter and more versatile than you might have realised. From changing…

Disability Continues to be Depicted in Outdated, Cliched Ways in Entertainment

Disability Continues to be Depicted in Outdated, Cliched Ways in Entertainment

The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have forced Hollywood and other artists and filmmakers to rethink their subject matter and casting practices. However, despite an increased sensitivity to gender and race representation in popular culture, disabled Americans are still awaiting their national (and international) movement. “Disability drag” – casting…

Why Our Obsession with Happy Endings Can Lead to Bad Decisions

Why Our Obsession with Happy Endings Can Lead to Bad Decisions

All’s well that ends well, wrote William Shakespeare in 1623. The words may still seem to ring true today, but turns out they don’t. We have just busted the old myth in a recent brain imaging experiment, published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Experiences that end well are not necessarily…

Zoom Integrates Live Captions Into Calls for a Fee

Zoom Integrates Live Captions Into Calls for a Fee

As the pandemic stretches out before us with a long summer ahead, it’s clear that work-from-home will remain the status quo for millions. So any advances to make our video chat hell a little easier to navigate are welcome. With that in mind, Zoom is adding the option to integrate…

Watch This Datsun 280z Get Its First Wash Ever

Watch This Datsun 280z Get Its First Wash Ever

Imagine you crack open a barn that no one has touched in decades and finding a Datsun 280Z with a mere 563 km on it. If you’re a car enthusiast, your brain is probably immediately roaring with ideas about what you’re going to do with this car. But before any…

Facebook Skirted Its Own Misinformation Policies to Avoid Penalising Conservatives, Trump Family

Facebook Skirted Its Own Misinformation Policies to Avoid Penalising Conservatives, Trump Family

In trying to avoid accusations of anti-conservative bias, Facebook has reportedly been bending the rules for high-profile Republicans. Sources told the Washington Post that Facebook has held off on punishing President Donald Trump’s family members and other conservative groups and personalities who repeatedly violate its rules against misinformation, even removing strikes…

How the 1918 Flu Inspired Your Zombie Costume

How the 1918 Flu Inspired Your Zombie Costume

Behind that putrefying flesh, there’s a lot of hidden depth to the zombie. As humanities scholar Jeffery Cohen puts it in his book Monster Theory: Reading Culture, “monsters provide a key to understanding the culture that spawned them.” In 1918, with the Spanish Flu ravaging the U.S., we turned our…

The U.S. Should Stop Blaming Other Countries for Plastic Pollution

The U.S. Should Stop Blaming Other Countries for Plastic Pollution

Study after study have suggested that Asian countries, particularly ones in Southeast Asia, are the biggest contributors to plastic pollution. This belief has informed policy, too — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent plan for how to tackle the issue of plastic pollution, for instance, said that together, China, Indonesia,…