Dr. Ford testified before 17 male senators and just four women

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford delivered gut-wrenching testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday — and not to the most representative audience, either. Kavanaugh's accuser told her story to 17 male Senators and just four female Senators today.  Female prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was also on the panel to assist in the questioning. The eleven Republicans…

Put Thanos’ face on a pumpkin and you’ll get a pretty glorious Photoshop battle

Halloween will soon be upon us, which means that it's almost the time of year where we collectively turn the humble pumpkin into an elaborately carved and decorated work of art. One such embellished pumpkin in particular is getting a lot of attention on Reddit.  A photo of a big pumpkin with the face of…

Tinder launches Tinder U for the college kids

There's a new Tinder in town. It's a feature called Tinder U, made specifically for users of the dating app who are in college. And the company is rolling it out just in time for the start of the new school year. To set up Tinder U on an account, users must have an active…

Williams vs. Osaka: What the heck happened at the U.S. Open?

Twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka bested Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, making her the first Japan-born woman to win a Grand Slam final.  But that landmark moment is not what everyone is talking about today, thanks to a series of penalties that highlight, once again, the sexism plaguing the sport. It all started…

Musk’s underground LA tunnel opening postponed

The Hawthorne tunnel public debut got pushed back a week.Image: the boring companyBy Sasha Lekach2018-12-07 01:07:39 UTC Long criticized for his time management skills, billionaire inventor Elon Musk is once again behind schedule on a major project. This time it's the underground Hawthorne test tunnel for The Boring Company's high-speed transit system underneath Los Angeles.…

Overstock will ditch its retail business to go all-in on blockchain

Overstock is going all in on the blockchain.Image: Getty Images/EyeEmBy Matt Binder2018-11-23 20:55:37 UTC Overstock is getting out of ecommerce. One of the internet’s earliest online retailers, Overstock, is preparing to sell off its entire ecommerce business in February according to its founder and CEO Patrick Byrne.  Overstock’s future? Cryptocurrency and blockchain startups. Speaking to…

Volkswagen Intel team up for Israel’s first self-driving car service

Waymo is planning to have a self-driving taxi service on the road by the end of the year in Arizona. GM's Cruise has its sights on an autonomous taxi hitting San Francisco streets in 2019. In Dubai, a self-driving taxi service is already in testing. Now, Intel's Mobileye autonomous vehicle tech division plans to roll…

Lime e-scooters are now a transit option on Google Maps

Map out your scooter ride.Image: google maps / limeBy Sasha Lekach2018-12-13 08:01:00 UTC Lime made it to Australia last month and Mexico City the month before. On Thursday, the motorized scooters dropped into Google Maps, inching us ever closer to e-scooter world domination. On the Google Maps mobile app, a scooter option showing nearby Lime…

Massive 15-foot gator named Chubbs is terrifying golf course guests

Chubbs the gator is back, everyone.  The massive 15-foot alligator first made a name for himself when he casually strolled through Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida in 2016. In a viral video, Chubbs ambles through the green fields, unbothered by the audibly freaked out course patrons.  He was spotted roaming the green again…

Adorable baby penguin has no idea what happened in 2018. Lucky jerk.

Imagine waking up fresh after this medium-level bin fire of a year, with no knowledge whatsoever of everything that went down. That's the privilege of this offensively cute baby penguin, a newborn addition to the Cincinnati Zoo. First reported by NBC affiliate WLWT, the zoo posted a delightful photo to Facebook of the adorable one-day-old…

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