Aircraft startup Wright Electric wants to use electric planes for flights in the Middle East

Electric flights could power private jets in the Middle East and North Africa region.Image: wright electric/jetex By Sasha Lekach2018-04-16 22:31:13 UTC Electric aircraft startup Wright Electric aims to carry passengers on battery-powered flights within the next 20 years. Now, business travelers in the Middle East may soon be able to partake in the company’s aggressive flight plans. Flight support company Jetex recently announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based Wright

Someone found the 18th-century version of the distracted boyfriend meme

By Morgan Sung2018-04-16 22:16:08 UTC The distracted boyfriend meme — that image in which a man checks out one woman while holding hands with another — gained popularity last summer, used to explain moral dilemmas like choosing between dealing with responsibilities or taking a nap. (The answer is always take a nap.) The original image is just one piece of a multi-part stock photo series about love, infidelity, and the

21 books you need to read this spring

These 21 books are must-reads this spring.Image: Mashable Composite, Little Brown and Company/ Ecco/ Grove Press/ Riverhead/ Simon & SchusTer By MJ Franklin2018-04-16 14:10:35 -0700 Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading. But with so many great books coming out in 2018, it can be hard to figure out just which ones you should

5 questions Mark Zuckerberg should answer at Facebook’s congressional hearings

Clearly, deep in thought.Image: Alex Wong/Getty By Jack Morse2018-04-10 00:14:34 UTC Mark Zuckerberg is going to testify, but the question remains as to whether or not he’ll really say anything of substance. The CEO is in Washington D.C. this week to assure lawmakers and the concerned citizens of Facebook Nation that he knows he needs to do better, that he is going to make it all OK, and that —

Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Solar panels at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters help the company generate clean power.Image: apple By Sasha Lekach2018-04-09 23:42:45 UTC Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company’s facilities around the world are powered by renewable energy, Apple announced Monday. That’s stores, offices, and data centers powered from solar, wind, hydrogen, and other clean energy sources. While impressive that

You definitely shouldn’t get your iPhone 8 repaired by a third-party shop

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from the back.Image: lili sams/mashable By Monica Chin2018-04-09 22:59:27 UTC iOS 11.3 isn’t even two weeks old, and it’s already causing problems. Specifically, it’s killing touch functionality in iPhone 8 models that have third-party screens.  Users who have had their iPhone 8’s screens replaced by shops that aren’t Apple Stores or authorized retailers have been experiencing difficulty using their phones since downloading the

Uber acquires electric-assist bike-share company Jump

The dockless e-bikes from Jump are now part of Uber.Image: sasha lekach/mashable By Sasha Lekach2018-04-09 22:55:43 UTC Uber is making a big push into bicycles.  The ride-hailing company announced Monday it was acquiring bicycle-share company, Jump. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for the past few months in San Francisco. Uber Bike is sticking around. Now Jump and its

Creator behind new CBS show apologizes for ripping off 'Bones'

Really bro?Image: fox By Jess Joho2018-04-03 00:14:25 UTC They say imitation is the highest form of flattery — unless you’re talking about straight up ripping off someone else’s show. Michael Rauch, showrunner behind the new CBS crime procedural, addressed accusations of plagiarizing from the well-loved and recently canceled Fox crime show, Bones. You see, when Episode 3 of Instinct (not to be confused with the 1999 Anthony Hopkins crime thriller

Elon Musk will sleep at Tesla factory to oversee Model 3 production

The Model 3 is causing a lot of problems at Tesla.Image: tesla By Sasha Lekach2018-04-02 23:14:49 UTC Tesla has lots and lots of cars to build so Elon Musk will be sleeping at his electric car factory. That’s what the Tesla CEO tweeted Monday after an Information article about his deeper involvement in Model 3 production went out.  Musk bristled at the premise of the story: That he was stepping