This week has been a rough one for Airbnb: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a disparaging report of the company and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office filed a lawsuit against landlords operating illegal hotels through Airbnb. Read More
In the public meeting, a number of industry professionals, including drivers, Uber and Lyft executives and technology industry advocates, took the floor to express their often very heated opinions. Read More
The iPhone 6’s questionable bendiness — perhaps better known as #Bendgate — might have just become a lot more serious.
A man, Phillip Lechter, claims his iPhone 6 bent and caught fire in his pocket following a minor pedicab accident in Tucson, Ariz., on the weekend of Oct. 11. The flaming gadget, Mr. Lechter attests on his blog, burned through his jeans, and left first- and second-degree burns on his leg. Read More
New Yorkers might have lined up for days leading up to the iPhone 6’s launch, but the gadget’s debut in China — which happened Friday morning — doesn’t sound like it was met with the same level of enthusiasm.
A mere 100 customers lined up outside the Apple Store in an upscale Beijing shopping district to pick up their pre-ordered new iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reports. The paper also described the event as “decidedly low-key.” Womp womp. Read More
Nowadays, when natural disasters strike, Facebook users often take to the social network to alert their loved ones that they’re okay.
To facilitate this type of communication, Facebook has created Safety Check, a tool that lets users alert their friends and family of their status in the wake of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural emergencies. The company announced the new service in a blog post yesterday. Read More
Apple commanded the rapt attention of the Internet this morning for their live rollout of new products. They’re upgrading the macs, updating the iOS 8 and giving out OS X Yosemite for free.
The one thing that we all needed just in time for the holiday shopping blood-frenzy was the rollout of two new iPads: the iPad Read More
Selfies and brunch photos won’t be found anywhere near Amy Sedaris’s Instagram feed.
When the Strangers With Candy star posts, she digs through the vault of all that is kooky, bizarre and oddly satisfying.
While Ebola is tragically killing thousands of people in West Africa, many of us in the U.S. are securing our airports, keeping up with the news and donating to research and aid. Others, however, are designing Ebola-themed T-shirts.
When you run the world’s largest online marketplace with millions upon millions of items, tasteless, even brashly offensive merchandise is bound to make its way onto the site. For Amazon, this means an endless game of whack-a-mole.
The latest series of problematic apparel is a collection of leggings and hot pants covered with depictions of Hindu deities sold through a third party dealer called Yizzam. Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, lodged a complaint with Amazon that 11 pairs of Yizzam’s leggings with images of Hindu gods like Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu and Muruga were blatantly disrespectful of Hindu practices. Read More
Tragically, yet another person has died taking a selfie.
A young woman named Chezka Agas drowned to death Sunday while posing for a group selfie after a friend’s birthday celebration in the Philippines. Read More