Some say the fediverse is the future of social media. But it also feels like the good ol’ days.
Machines can read wonky text and figure out what a fire hydrant is now.
Hate online shopping? TrueToForm’s AI avatar helps shoppers and designers find the perfect fit.
Mattel’s making a Magic 8 Ball movie. The toy’s history involves ghosts and a billiards company.
Do professors fabricate data to get their papers published in journals? Data vigilantes are on the case.
Billboard and brands are overtaking the night sky with flashy lights.
A new tool out of MIT makes it so AI cannot edit your photos.
Bumble shifts to offer a stand-alone friendship app as making friends online goes mainstream.
Kratom has become popular among users who say it boosts their mood and reduces pain. But it’s not always safe.
Quiznos is mounting a comeback, and it’s bringing its infamous off-key rodents.
This subcategory of AI gets name-checked all the time. What is it?
Application fees, trash collection, pet rent — the White House is taking aim at hidden apartment fees.
TikTokers turned McDonald’s Grimace Shake into horror. It was engagement gold.
Attorneys for three artists who claim Shein stole their work are going after the fast-fashion giant like it’s the mob.
As Hollywood shuts down, strikers worry over how studios could replace them with AI.
Mattel has forged 100+ brand deals ahead of Barbie’s July theatrical debut.
Cory Doctorow coined “enshittification” in January. We’re watching it happen in real time.
Good ol’ white noise is being overshadowed by other colors of soothing sound.
Are tech employees fake-working or are managers lazy-managing?
It’s no cage match, but Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta dropped Threads, an app to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter.
NASA just locked four people in a 3D-printed habitat on a fake Mars for one year.
Businesses are looking to lure bedtime snackers with better-for-you, sleep-promoting treats.
VR? MR? AR? A guide to help sort through this alphabet soup.
Whatever TikTok wants, TikTok gets — including a quesadilla with fajita veggies and Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette.
Rich dudes love fighting each other. That’s how paintball got its start.
Keep your address between you and your post office — coincidentally, one of the many places Domino’s will deliver you a pizza.
Is Apple a trademark bully? A Swiss farming organization worries so.
With Apple’s latest operating system, Mac gamers may be able to play even the big, new games.
Some American municipalities want to ditch a long-standing rule that requires two staircases per apartment building.
NYC gets closer to implementing congestion pricing for drivers in lower Manhattan.