No Image

Why Google’s new Doodle is dedicated to Marlene Dietrich

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

One of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends has been glorified in a Google Doodle. The Doodle depicts Marlene Dietrich, famous for her breakout 1930 role as cabaret singer Lola-Lola in Germany’s first talking picture, Der Blaue Engel, and who was born on this day in 1901 — that’s 116 years ago. SEE ALSO: Smart Google Doodle puts coding in everyone’s hands Illustrated by artist Sasha Steinberg (also known as drag queen Sasha Velour and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9), […]

No Image

Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

 The Library of Congress announced today that it will no longer add every public tweet to its archives, an ambitious project it launched seven years ago. It cited the much larger volume of tweets generated now, as well as Twitter’s decision to double the character limit from 140 to 280. Instead, starting on Jan. 1, the Library will be more selective about what tweets to preserve, a… Read More Powered by WPeMatico

No Image

Lego is helping physics students stay in school, ‘cos it’s the best

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Lego is great for kids, but it turns out it could do wonders for adult students too. Teachers at Flinders University in Australia are using Lego cars to help introductory physics students understand concepts like measurement error and variability, as well as improving their lab reporting skills and confidence.  SEE ALSO: This artist is breathing life into his Lego toys, turning them into kinetic sculptures The method has been detailed in the American Journal of Physics, and it’s helped reduced […]

No Image

Uber is selling off its auto-leasing business

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

After confirming the closure of its auto-leasing business, Xchange Leasing, Uber is now reportedly selling it, according to The Wall Street Journal. The buyer? Car ownership startup Fair.com. SEE ALSO: Taxify launches in another country to challenge Uber’s ride-sharing dominance Uber announced in September that it would be shutting down Xchange Leasing, its Delaware-based subsidiary which partners with auto dealerships to offer vehicle leases to U.S. Uber drivers.  The leasing business currently sports a net book value of $400 million […]

No Image

Crowd has the best response after security tells fan to put his shoes back on

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Guess security can’t kick them all out. A fan watching a cricket match between Australia and England on Tuesday was apparently told by security to put his shoes back on. SEE ALSO: This 72-year-old just completed his 2,000th marathon In case if you’re not familiar with the game of cricket, matches can last over multiple days (players stop for lunch and when it gets dark, don’t you worry).  It means fans have to try and get comfortable. Or in the […]

No Image

Crocodile turns up at house for Christmas and no one knows who it belongs to

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Here’s an absolute croc of a story. A one-metre-long freshwater crocodile was found “sitting quietly” by two residents in the front yard of a house on Christmas Day in Melbourne, Australia. They initially thought it was a large lizard. SEE ALSO: 13 times nature was scary AF in 2017 A snake catcher, Mark Pelley, was called by police to capture the loose crocodile in the dark.  Despite the exotic discovery, no one has any idea where the crocodile came from, […]

No Image

Barack Obama teams up with Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry for uplifting new ad

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Barack Obama, Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry have teamed up for an inspirational new PSA. The former President shared the new ad for his independent mentorship organisation, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), on Christmas Eve. Obama established MBK in Feb. 2014 to address opportunity gaps facing young men of color.  “I want you to know, you matter. There is nothing, not a single thing, that’s more important to the future of America than whether or not young people all across […]

No Image

Pennsylvania city breaks records with almost 5 feet of snow in just two days

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Get those shovels out, Pennsylvanians. The city of Erie is operating under a “snow emergency” declaration in the wake of a storm that kicked off shortly after 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, total accumulation had reached 56.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. SEE ALSO: These beautiful snowflake photos were actually captured using a microscope It’s the state’s largest-ever snowfall over a two-day period. Data from the NWS puts Erie’s Christmas […]

No Image

We’ve come to a point where people are proposing with their phone cases

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

Rokshok is selling phone cases that can hide your engagement ring. This is perfect for those who want to capture the proposal right from your iPhone. The ring is also framed perfectly at the bottom of the frame so you can capture the reaction and ring at the same time. It retails for 39.95.  Hopefully your significant other says yes. Read more… More about Iphone, Phone, Wedding, Cake, and Engagement Powered by WPeMatico

No Image

The best Netflix show you’re not watching is coming back on New Year’s Day

December 27, 2017 Editor 0

It’s official: The best Netflix show you’re not watching is coming back on New Year’s Day, and now there’s a trailer for the third season, too.  It’s time for you to start watching Lovesick. There are only two seasons, with 14 episodes, and each one’s around 25-30 minutes. Get it on it now. Here’s the deal: The dumbest way to describe Lovesick is How I Met Your Mother, but British. SEE ALSO: Netflix’s ‘El Camino Christmas’ is a holiday film […]