November 2017

Sen. Mark Warner has a few questions about that Uber hack

Those Warner eyes.Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-11-28 00:52:25 UTC The revelation that Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up the apparent theft of 57 million people’s information has raised some serious questions about how the ride-hail company operates behind closed doors. At least one senator wants some answers.  On Monday, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia published a letter addressed to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in which he called

James Cameron is tired of your 'Titanic' death theories

Director James Cameron, Kate Winslet, and Leonardo DiCaprio at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Laura Vitto2017-11-28 00:25:29 UTC You’ve read the arguments, you’ve watched the MythBusters clip, and you’ve determined that, yes, maybe Rose could have saved Jack at the end of Titantic. Even Kate Winslet agrees!  But despite the internet’s pleading, James Cameron’s view is, in essence: Get over it. As the Titanic director told

This pic of the White House decked out for Christmas looks like hell on Earth

By Brian Koerber2017-11-28 00:14:16 UTC Goodbye, Thanksgiving. Hello, Christmas.  The official war for Christmas has begun in the Trump White House as the administration unveiled a sneak peek at its decorations for the holiday season.  We’re living in dark times, folks. On Sunday, Stephanie Grisham, the White House director of communications for First Lady Melania Trump, tweeted this nightmarish scene from inside the White House, as she was putting finishing

A 14-year-old is being sued for cheating in a video game and his mom isn't having it

Image: epic games By Kellen Beck2017-11-28 00:07:07 UTC The developers of the game Fortnite filed a lawsuit against a 14-year-old who allegedly used cheating software to get a competitive edge in multiplayer. His mother is fighting back. Epic Games took cheating punishment a step further than usual in October when it not only banned two Fortnite Battle Royale players for cheating but decided to sue them. Now, a month later,

FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens

Image: composite/friendo app By Karissa Bell2017-11-21 00:48:04 UTC There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh. Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it. Sort of like a non-anonymous version of tbh, which Facebook acquired last month, FriendO has been climbing up the App Store

Jason Momoa has no time for the 'Justice League' haters

By Laura Prudom2017-11-21 00:40:32 UTC Whether you loved or hated Justice League, it’s clear that no one involved in the project was more pumped to be there than Jason Momoa, who obviously had a whale of a time (yes, that was a sea pun) playing Jason Momoa Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, the team’s resident surfer bro and reluctant King of Atlantis. Momoa clearly approached the role with all the joie

Come on, of course Luke and Leia will reunite in 'The Last Jedi'

The brother and sister reunion is only a motion picture awayImage: lucasfilm By Chris Taylor2017-11-21 00:34:34 UTC There are some questions that answer themselves the moment you ask them. Case in point: “Will Luke & Leia reunite?” That’s the query gracing the main cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s special on the upcoming Star Wars sequel The Last Jedi, hitting newsstands Monday. The magazine doesn’t exactly answer this  question about the galaxy’s

Black Friday takes off with $99 flights to Europe

Fly on the cheap with a Black Friday deal. By Sasha Lekach2017-11-20 23:51:02 UTC It’s time to fly away from the impending holiday madness.  A Black Friday sale on flights to European cities from the U.S. (by way of Reykjavik) on WOW Air is already in the works and Thanksgiving isn’t until Thursday.  The Icelandic airline is offering $99 one-way flights from Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago to Amsterdam, London, and

Massive hairy spider traps woman inside her car for 20 minutes

By Brian Koerber2017-11-20 23:34:35 UTC [embedded content] GET OUT OF THE CAR. A woman in  — you guessed it — Australia was held hostage in her car for about 20 minutes by a hair spider. Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, Australia, was driving home from work on Friday when she spotted a large spider hanging out on her visor. She decided the best choice was to keep driving for fear

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly's first moments on Earth after a year in space

By Miriam Kramer2017-11-14 00:08:56 UTC When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came back down to Earth after spending a year on the International Space Station, the first thing he did was take a deep breath of cold air.  “Crisp coldness of the air is quite refreshing. And not only fresh, but [it does] not [have a] Space Station smell to it,” Kelly said in a clip from Beyond a Year in