February 2018

Disney celebrates 'Black Panther's success by donating $1 million to kids in STEM

Shuri IS THE FUTUREImage: marvel studios By Jess Joho2018-02-27 01:12:48 UTC Yes, Black Panther’s Wakanda isn’t real — technically. But life continues to mimic art, as the film inspires more real-world activism tackling the film’s underlying themes of black empowerment.  To celebrate the Marvel movie’s unprecedented, record-breaking box office success, Disney is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. According to a press release, the organization

FedEx won't end partnership with NRA because 'discrimination'

A FedEx truck.Image: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images By Brian Koerber2018-02-27 00:48:13 UTC After a weekend of pressure from social media activists, FedEx has announced it will not end its discounted rate program for members of the National Rifle Association, which offers a discount of up to 26 percent. Following a school shooting which left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida earlier this month, there has been a public crackdown on

Justice is served when a kid gets stuck in an elevator after peeing on it

By Morgan Sung2018-02-27 00:40:12 UTC [embedded content] It’s karma at its best.  Chinese news outlet CGTN shared footage of a prank gone wrong. After the boy in the video urinated on the panel of elevator buttons, he got ready to bolt out. But things did not go as planned. Instead of opening, the elevator’s doors remained closed, and the entire panel of buttons began lighting up. The boy was forced

People really did gather to say 'wow' together like Owen Wilson

Wow.Image: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic By Johnny Lieu2018-02-27 00:26:19 UTC Now this is a story that’ll make you go “wow.” Fans of the Owen Wilson meme gathered in Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia on Monday afternoon, as part of an event organised by a Facebook page called Owen Wilson Wowposting. And yep, people really did gather and say “wow” in unison. For those unfamiliar with the meme, it all has do with

BMW's new smartphone car key means you better not lose your phone

Unlock your car with your phone.Image: bmw By Sasha Lekach2018-02-26 23:11:42 UTC With your car keys in your smartphone it’ll be harder to misplace your keys — but the pressure is really on to keep track of your phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, BMW showed off a smartphone-enabled car locking and unlocking experience. BMW’s Digital Key will be available this July for BMW car owners

Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra Island on Feb. 19, 2018.Image: TIBTA PANGIN/AFP/Getty Images) By Andrew Freedman2018-02-19 23:32:51 UTC Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into

After the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate isn't fading away

Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez at a pro-gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Feb. 18, 2018.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Heather Dockray2018-02-19 22:23:38 UTC Three of the largest mass shootings in modern American history happened in the past two years, but that doesn’t mean Americans are always thinking about gun control. In fact, data shows that with so many mass shootings taking place, Americans move on to

Donald Trump asks Mar-a-Lago guests what he should do about guns

Donald Trump takes a walk on the golf course at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-19 20:34:18 UTC In the wake of the most recent mass shooting, President Donald Trump sought advice on gun control from a trusted source: rich people staying at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.  According to the Washington Post, Trump spent the weekend at his resort watching cable news, complaining about the Russia investigation,

Michelle Obama raves about 'Black Panther' on Twitter

Michelle Obama loves ‘Black Panther.’Image: Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-19 18:41:03 UTC Michelle Obama is constantly reminding us how lucky we were when she was first lady. Recently, she helped unveil a stunning, groundbreaking portrait, then she won Valentine’s Day. Now she’s showing love to our latest obsession, Black Panther.  Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes

Verizon will start locking its phones right when you buy them

Verizon is locking up its phones.Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-02-13 01:19:31 UTC The days of buying unlocked phones are over. Verizon is joining other phone carriers in the practice of keeping phones locked for a certain time period after purchase. That means you can’t buy a Verizon phone and start using it on a different network.  The company says this is a move to prevent phone theft since