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Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

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Issues surrounding inclusivity and diversity make headlines often these days, but the attention isn’t exactly translating to real action. According to this year’s edition of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual study, Hollywood’s progress on representation has been more or less stagnant for a full decade across practically all marginalized groups. “As the reverberations of the […]

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The struggles of MoviePass, the film subscription service

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When MoviePass was first founded in 2011, it had a relatively simple business model: a subscription service for theatrically released movies, where members would pay a monthly fee in exchange for a kind of all-you-can-eat buffet of movies. The idea was to bring theaters on board with a profit-sharing system that would benefit both the […]

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Waymo’s self-driving taxis will reportedly cost as much as Uber or Lyft

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Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has been mum about the fare prices of its soon-to-be-launched commercial ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona. But according to Bloomberg, riders can expect prices to be about the same as the cost of taking an Uber. In interviewing members of Waymo’s “Early Rider” program, reporters from Bloomberg […]

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Twelve South’s new AirPods holder clips onto your backpack so you never lose track of the earbuds

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A company called Twelve South knows the plight of the messy bag owner. Today, it launched a new product called AirSnap, which is a small, leather holder for your AirPods case. The idea is that you can snap it onto your bag and then never have to rummage through your stuff to find your earbuds. […]

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More Details on Intel’s Z390 Chipset Exposed

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A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little bit about what can be expected from the upcoming Intel 300-series platform, newly revealed slides from two sources give a broader insight into the new Z390 chipset. […]

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Please don’t try vaginal rejuvenation devices, warns FDA

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The US Food and Drug Administration has declared that it is cracking down on “vaginal rejuvenation” devices that use lasers to reshape the vagina. Though these have been approved for specific purposes, like treating cancer or removing genital warts, they are increasingly being used for purposes like dryness and menopause-related issues. There is no evidence […]

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Facebook confirms new social media campaign is trying to influence US midterm elections

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Facebook is preparing to announce later today that it’s identified a new political influence campaign that has been operating on its platform with the intention of influencing the US midterm elections scheduled for November, according to a report from The New York Times. It is unclear which organization or country is behind the campaign, although […]

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Topher Grace is the latest Hobbit fan to recut the bloated Peter Jackson movies

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Fans have been trying to recut Peter Jackson’s overstuffed trilogy of The Hobbit films for about as long as the third movie in the series (based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s roughly 300-page novel) has been out on Blu-ray. The latest edit comes from an unlikely place — actor Topher Grace, who IndieWire reports has edited down […]

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Wake up with your favorite Spotify playlists in new Google Clock update

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At long last, Google is making it super easy for you to set music as your alarm sound in the Clock app. By way of a new update that’s starting to roll out today, users will be able to connect their Spotify accounts to the clock app and wake up to their favorite playlists and […]

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Zillow now lets you apply for apartments and pay rent online

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Applying for an apartment rental is about to look a lot like submitting a job application online. As anyone who’s been through the hell of apartment hunting can attest, finding a home can be a grueling experience, and Zillow is looking to simplify it by centralizing the entire process. Starting today, Zillow is offering renters […]

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