How to stop feeling helpless when you hear about immigrant children taken from their parents

A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.Image: john moore / Getty Images By Rebecca Ruiz2018-06-19 00:44:53 UTC I held my tears back upon reading about Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who killed himself after being separated from his 3-year-old son. I choked on them again when I learned of Elsa Johana Ortiz

Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

J’accuse!Image: AFP Contributor/getty By Keith Wagstaff2018-06-18 23:32:37 UTC Elon Musk has discovered a saboteur. At least, that’s what he told Tesla employees in an email sent Sunday night, according to CNBC.  “I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations,” wrote Musk, who’s under an immense amount of pressure to ramp up production of the Tesla Model

That creepy Olive Garden commercial script is just as weird on screen

By Morgan Sung2018-06-18 23:16:30 UTC [embedded content] Last week, a hilariously creepy script made the rounds online.  Writer and comedian Keaton Patti tweeted that he forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials, and then asked it to write its own version. The script he posted had some funny gems like describing pasta nachos as “warm and defeated” and a character revealing her mouthful of “secret

Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers

Image: Google By Jake Krol2018-06-18 21:58:40 UTC Google is closing the gap between Android and iOS. In an update rolling out today, Google is (finally!) releasing desktop support for the texting service, Android Messages. The update will allow Android smartphone owners to send and receive text messages straight from their laptops or desktops. Text, images, and stickers will be supported in the web version of the service. Android users can

Whole Foods only follows Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram. WHY?

Image: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images By Chloe Bryan2018-06-18 21:20:14 UTC Whole Foods, my close personal friend, what’s going on? The supermarket and Jeff Bezos clique member has long been the place where I occasionally buy salad bar food that always ends up being just okay. But now there’s another facet to our relationship: we’re both following Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram. The Whole Foods Instagram account. Image: whole

Ted Cruz sent Facebook 209 questions, including this bizarre one about Taylor Swift

Ted Cruz had some truly WTF questions for Facebook.Image: Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-06-12 01:54:25 UTC Ted Cruz has some questions for Facebook: 209 of them to be precise. That’s how many written questions the Texas senator submitted to the company following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hours of Congressional testimony, and good lord were some of them were mind-numbingly stupid — including one abut a Taylor Swift song. Some quick background:

'The Last of Us Part II' offers a tender, brutal look at humanity, as you'd expect, at E3 2018

By Adam Rosenberg2018-06-12 01:25:21 UTC [embedded content] Sony kicked off its E3 2018 PlayStation showcase with a fresh look at The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed adventure that somehow turned a mushroom zombie-filled post-apocalypse into the perfect backdrop for an unflinching character-driven exploration of the human condition (with a cool resource-dependent survival game on the side, sure). Part II looks… similar? A game

Facebook finally got around to answering all those senators' questions

Quite the beach read.Image: Chesnot/getty By Jack Morse2018-06-11 23:52:58 UTC Looks like his team finally got back to them.  Almost two full months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dodged senators’ questions about the Cambridge Analytica and user privacy scandals with the vague promise that someone would be in touch, the advertising giant made good on his pledge and provided a host of answers on topics ranging from Russian trolls to

Papua New Guinea's proposed Facebook ban is more about control

People don’t buy Papua New Guinea’s plan to block Facebook.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) By Johnny Lieu2018-06-11 23:50:36 UTC Last week, Papua New Guinea made international headlines when its government said it would consider banning Facebook for a month. Announced by the country’s communications minister Sam Basil on Jun. 29, the department and its National Research Institute would be tasked to understand how Papua New Guineans were using Facebook

'Hereditary' marketing misleads its audience right off a cliff

Milly Shapiro stars as “Charlie” who (shocker) is nothing like her headlining Broadway role, Matilda.Image: A24 By Alison Foreman2018-06-11 23:34:52 UTC Spoilers lie ahead for Hereditary. You’ve been warned. On Friday, horror fans flocked to theaters to revel in and be tortured by A24’s new supernatural horror flick, Hereditary.  By Sunday, the rising fright fest had been rocked by a D+ CinemaScore – though it held onto a 93% Certified