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‘Black Panther’ Just Keeps Breaking Records

<i>Black Panther</i> (our reviews here and here) has been subverting old tropes and making us add “war rhinoceros” to our genie wishlist, but it’s also been consistently shredding box office records. We already knew it has the highest Rotten Tomatoes rating (97%) of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe …

Airbnb names its first COO, says it won't go public in 2018

As the home rental company's CFO steps down, Belinda Johnson is promoted to chief operating officer.<p>Airbnb has its first chief operating officer: Belinda Johnson.<p>The home rental company said Thursday it promoted Johnson to this position as it forges ahead to build itself into a "21st century …

Airbnb

Intel reportedly considering launching smart glasses this year

Intel is reportedly looking to sell a majority stake in an augmented reality spinoff company, with plans to potentially launch consumer smart glasses this year, according to <i>Bloomberg Technology</i>. <i>Bloomberg</i> writes that the company will probably be called Vaunt; the smart glasses are reportedly known …

Augmented Reality

3 Things to Expect at CES 2018, The Biggest Tech Show of the Year

Every January, Las Vegas’ luxurious casino hotels and sprawling convention center serve as the home of CES, the tech industry’s biggest confab of the …

Tech Industry

CNN revels in pot smoke during New Year's Eve report from Denver

CNN put the “J” in journalism Sunday night, with a marijuana-themed New Year’s Eve show many viewers found downright doobie-ous.<p>During the beleaguered cable news network’s year-end show from Times Square, reporter Randi Kaye did several, um, “hits” from Denver, where marijuana is legal. At various …

Cannabis

Newsweek slammed by Martin Luther King's daughter for tweeting casket photo of civil rights icon

Bernice King, the daughter of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., is not happy with Newsweek magazine.<p>The magazine tweeted out a photo of her father in his casket Monday -- but ultimately deleted it and apologized after backlash.<p>The original tweet had accompanied an article titled “Has …

Black History

Scientists figured out how to read ancient mummy texts without destroying their glorious boxes

Archaeologists often have to walk a very thin line between studying historical artifacts and preserving them in as pristine of condition as possible. …

Archaeology

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan