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Belkin’s Boostup wireless dock can charge three Apple devices at once

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It’s not quite AirPower, but Belkin’s latest charging dock gives you a convenient way of charging up to three Apple devices simultaneously. The Boostup Wireless Charging Dock has a pair of elevated wireless charging pads to power your iPhone and Apple Watch, and a USB Type-A port for charging a third device, like an AirPods […]

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How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

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I am most tired on during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confidently knew about myself until recently. When I was a teenager, my periods were agonizing; they were painful, unpredictable, difficult to track, and basically debilitating. The intense cramps and dizziness caused me to frequently miss school, so […]

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Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

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Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

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Film is an expressive medium — at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for variety and nuance. So how to explain the way cinema processes so many diverse, nuanced books into generic, nearly identical hunks of cookie-cutter product? And the problem seems particularly pronounced with books aimed at younger readers. […]

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Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood

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Researchers at Deezer have developed an AI system capable of associating certain songs with moods and intensities, as spotted by VentureBeat. The work is described in a newly published paper on Arxiv.org titled “Music Mood Detection Based on Audio Lyrics With Deep Neural Nets.“ To determine a song’s musical mood, the team considered both the […]

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Porsche says that it will no longer make diesel vehicles

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Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morning, it explains that amidst falling demand for diesel vehicles, and a growing interest in hybrids, it “has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future.” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume notes that his company isn’t “demonising diesel” […]

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The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

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Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements that riders be age 18 or older Continue reading…

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Serial’s third season is a return to form

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There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. The third season of Serial starts off with host Sarah Koenig introducing the place where the podcast listener will reside for […]

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NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

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NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the government agency is surprisingly close at hand: hair dryers, water softeners, skin cream, landmine removal! NASA even has a cool interactive tool called NASA Home and City to showcase all the ways space research affects us back here on Earth. […]

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Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

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If you have an email inbox, you’ve probably received a message that promises money or luck if you share it and unspecified misfortune if you don’t. “Please do not throw this letter away until you have carefully considered what I am about to tell you,” it might begin. “This can be the most important communication […]

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