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Airbnb Discussed Potential Deal to Acquire Hotel Tonight: Report Airbnb Discussed Potential Deal to Acquire Hotel Tonight: Report

With reported ambitions for growth ahead of a possible IPO, Airbnb may have discussed a deal to buy travel bookings service Hotel Tonight, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

E-Cigs Like Juul Face 'Existential Threat' Over Teen Smoking, FDA Says E-Cigs Like Juul Face 'Existential Threat' Over Teen Smoking, FDA Says

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to increase pressure on tobacco and e-cigarette makers to take significant measures to keep their products out of the hands of teens, with the agency indicating that Juul in particular needs to make good on its commitments to doing so. Now, FDA Commissioner Scott…

Massive Ice Disk in Maine Stops Spinning, Is Somehow Rescued by Paddleboarder Massive Ice Disk in Maine Stops Spinning, Is Somehow Rescued by Paddleboarder

You may have recently read about that colossal spinning ice disk that recently turned up in Maine—the one that appeared larger than a neighboring multi-level parking structure? It stopped spinning.

Multiple Executives Reportedly Out at Snap Following Shake-Up Over Alleged Affair Multiple Executives Reportedly Out at Snap Following Shake-Up Over Alleged Affair

Snap has reportedly ousted multiple high-ranking employees after an investigation into an alleged scandal involving its now former head of global security Francis Racioppi, the Wall Street Journal’s Maureen Farrell reported Friday.

Netflix Says It Won't Pull Controversial Footage of Actual Deadly Incident From Bird Box Netflix Says It Won't Pull Controversial Footage of Actual Deadly Incident From Bird Box

After streaming giant Netflix came under fire for including footage of a real-life, deadly incident that occurred in Canada in its breakout monster movie Bird Box, the company said Thursday it will not pull that imagery from the film.

Facebook's AR Glasses May Be Getting Closer to Becoming a Reality Facebook's AR Glasses May Be Getting Closer to Becoming a Reality

Facebook is reportedly dumping resources into developing nifty new augmented reality hardware—but don’t put money on seeing its products anytime super soon.

ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices ACLU Is Suing the Federal Government for Information About Social Media Surveillance Practices

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as “extreme vetting.”

Netflix Criticized for Using Actual Footage of Deadly Event in Travelers and Possibly Bird Box Netflix Criticized for Using Actual Footage of Deadly Event in Travelers and Possibly Bird Box

It has not been an especially great week for Netflix or its polarizing monster flick Bird Box, which has spawned one of the most idiotic so-called “challenges” to surface in this cursed timeline we’re trapped in. In yet another public relations headache for the company, Netflix is now looking into whether actual…

Most Facebook Users Still Unclear About How the Hell Targeted Ads Work: Pew Survey Most Facebook Users Still Unclear About How the Hell Targeted Ads Work: Pew Survey

There are plenty of very good reasons Facebook users should be extremely skeptical of the information the social media platform collects about them following years of data and privacy scandals. But even as the company continues to push its “transparency” narrative, many of its users still do not understand how their…

Imagine Walking Into This Wall of Spiders and Never Sleep Again Imagine Walking Into This Wall of Spiders and Never Sleep Again

You know what’s more terrifying than spiders creeping into your home in the middle of the night? Spiders in the freaking skies, man.

Lime Reportedly Pulls Glitchy E-Scooters in Switzerland Following Abrupt Braking, Injuries Lime Reportedly Pulls Glitchy E-Scooters in Switzerland Following Abrupt Braking, Injuries

E-scooters can be crazy dangerous even if they’re functioning properly, but especially if they experience glitches or design flaws that can put riders at risk. In Switzerland, an alleged Lime glitch has reportedly left electric scooter riders with serious injuries.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.

Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada Saudi Teen Who Fled Family and Pleaded for Help on Twitter Granted Asylum in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who escaped her family and pleaded for protection on social media, has been granted asylum in Canada.

Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog on E-Scooter Hack Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog on E-Scooter Hack

In early December, Boing Boing published a piece about an e-scooter “conversion kit,” a $30 hotwiring option for users who were, in theory, able purchase any number of Bird electric scooters collecting dust at city impound lots. This apparently didn’t sit well with Bird, which promptly issued a “notice of claimed…

Popular Dog-Walking App Wag Called Out for Vetting Process Over Alleged Animal Abuse Popular Dog-Walking App Wag Called Out for Vetting Process Over Alleged Animal Abuse

The so-called Uber of dog-walking apps, Wag, has found itself in the dog house after one of its walkers appeared to physically assault a dog under his care in security footage. The dog’s owners are now raising concerns over the vetting process behind the platform and others like it, Fox-affiliated KTVU reported…

Amazon's Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report Amazon's Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report

It shouldn’t be the case that inviting smart technology into our homes to safeguard against potential threats might instead lead to serious breaches of individual privacy, and yet reports of such violations of user trust are increasingly common. Now, Amazon’s Ring security cameras have come under fire for just that.

Juul Is Leaning Hard Into Its New 'Adult Education Campaign' Juul Is Leaning Hard Into Its New 'Adult Education Campaign'

Following increased pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Juul Labs is taking a notably different approach from its ad campaigns of yore—the ones accused of making its e-cigarette products widely appealing to kids. The company unveiled new TV spots this week as part of its “adult education campaign”…

Trump Officially Nominates Coal Shill Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA Trump Officially Nominates Coal Shill Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially nominated Andrew Wheeler—former coal lobbyist and man with little tact on social media—to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler, who has been serving as acting chief following the ouster of former EPA leader Scott Pruitt, could be confirmed to…

Homeless Man Connected to $400,000 Alleged GoFundMe Scam Arrested in Philadelphia Homeless Man Connected to $400,000 Alleged GoFundMe Scam Arrested in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department said Wednesday that Johnny Bobbitt Jr., the homeless man linked to an alleged GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000, was arrested after he failed to appear in court in New Jersey the previous day.

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