June 20, 2017

Yes, Carrie Fisher would have wanted us to know about the drugs

Carrie Fisher and her constant companion, the French bulldog Gary, at a signing for her final book last November.Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock By Chris Taylor2017-06-20 01:11:24 UTC There’s a wonderful sight gag in Postcards from the Edge, the movie based on the novel based on Carrie Fisher’s life. The Fisher character, just released from drug rehab, is in the kitchen having an argument with her mother. Personifying her cleaner-than-thou attitude, the mother

Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner's speech

Jared Kushner (left) and Apple CEO Tim CookImage: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Lance Ulanoff2017-06-20 00:56:37 UTC I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away. The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies. Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of

Psychologists devise clever trick to make us eat more veggies

Are you salivating yet?Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2017-06-20 00:34:26 UTC Turns out if you call beets “dynamite” and sweet potatoes “zesty,” people actually want to eat their veggies. A new study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine from Stanford University’s Psychology Department found that rich, descriptive and delicious labels for vegetables makes them a lot more appealing. The study found that “indulgent” descriptors for vegetables like beets,

Tim Cook's barf face at Trump's big tech meeting says it all

Holding back the vomit.Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:05:38 UTC Damn, Tim. You’re not looking so hot.  Maybe, and I’m not a doctor, but could it be because you were forced to pay homage to The Great Orange One at the inaugural June 19 meeting of Trump’s American Technology Council? Or possibly, and I’m just spitballing here, you look like you just swallowed a first-generation iPhone simply because you

Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Why talk when you can text?Image: Silvia Otte/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:02:09 UTC Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking behind