'13 Reasons Why' creator on Season 2's controversial school shooting plot

’13 Reasons Why’ creator Brian Yorkey addressed Season 2’s controversial school shooting plotImage: David Moir/Netflix By Jess Joho2018-05-22 00:48:57 UTC Note: This post contains spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2 of 13 Reasons Why. Controversies over heavy subject matter isn’t new for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.  Season 1 was criticized for its graphic handling of teen suicide, and now many are questioning Season 2’s ill-timed and controversial plot around gun

Here's the aspect of self-driving car testing that's not dominated by Apple or Google

A Cruise vehicle is spotted in San Francisco.Image: Dllu/wikimedia commons By Sasha Lekach2018-05-21 22:31:59 UTC Last week, Apple’s secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California. But despite the company’s big name and the heightened curiosity over the iPhone-maker’s foray into autonomous vehicles, the winner here is not the company you’d expect. We looked at the past few months of reports from

'Westworld' should really just be the Maeve show

Yeah keep the camera riiiiiiiight…there. Yeah, just on her. Perfect.Image: John P. Johnson/HBO By Alexis Nedd2018-05-21 21:53:38 UTC Westworld Season 1 was a phenomenon that thrived on a method of storytelling best described as burlesque: show ‘em a little bit, but always keep ‘em wanting more.  It took the entire season’s run to reveal important information that deeply impacted the way the characters had been interacting all along — Bernard

Hey! Good news! 86-year-old gay man attends Pride for the first time

By Heather Dockray2018-05-21 21:40:38 UTC [embedded content] Pride season is upon us, and with it come the sobs. This season’s earliest nomination for “Best Video That Makes Me Weep” goes to 86-year-old Martin, who recently attended his very first gay Pride. Martin was 85 when he finally came out to his family and friends. “I regret being such a sissy — so nervous, so bloody shy,” Martin says in the

Queen Latifah delivers new Girl Scouts PSA highlighting history-making alum

By Nicole Gallucci2018-05-15 00:46:11 UTC [embedded content] Queen Latifah believes in the power of the Girl Scouts communities, and she’s here to deliver a PSA to girls around the world. The actress, musician, and Girl Scout alum narrated the organization’s empowering “Lifetime of Leadership” video, shining a spotlight on well-known scouts who’ve gone on to become activists and make history in technology, politics, science, entertainment, sports, and many other fields.

Another personality quiz is coming back to haunt millions of Facebook users

Facebook may have another major data leak on its hands.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-05-14 20:25:51 -0400 Welp, it looks like another quiz app may have exposed millions of Facebook users’ personal data. A personality quiz app created by researchers exposed personal data on more than 3 million Facebook users, according to a report published in New Scientist. The app in question is a quiz app called “myPersonality,” which was

9 podcasts to listen to if you love 'Black Mirror'

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Listen in on another world with these captivating sci-fi podcasts.Image: Vicky leta/Mashable By Brittany Levine Beckman2018-05-14 22:57:45 UTC We are in an audio-drama renaissance, and some of the best stories are science-fiction.  We’re not being spooked by War of the Worlds as we gather

Senior class pulls off a truly awesome senior prank

By Brian Koerber2018-05-14 22:52:08 UTC When the local police congratulate the entire class on their senior prank, you know they pulled off something great.  The Cumberland High School class of 2018 in Wisconsin received props from the local police on Facebook on Monday after successfully pulling off an original and labor-intensive senior prank. A closeup of the Cumberland High School class of 2018’s senior prank. “It looked very, very real.