Renee Machacek

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The complete guide to getting Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

If you’ve been thinking about applying for any of the US government’s expedited screening programs for frequent fliers—Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and the like—don’t put it off any longer. The process is easier than you might imagine, and the benefits are as good as people say. We’ll take you …

Classics Never Die: What It Means for DJs to Grow Old

Two years ago, I witnessed legendary dance producer Giorgio Moroder play a comeback DJ set at a festival in Los Angeles. Onstage, the septuagenarian had a younger, more tech savvy assistant next to him, helping control the session like a driving instructor on a separate set of pedals. Right out the …

Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

“Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes.”<p>In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled — not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of …

Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update Could Impact Over 40% Of Fortune 500 Websites

Google announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal – meaning that those sites which weren’t optimized for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a …

One Of These 31 Movies Will Be Summer's Biggest Blockbuster

Summer movie season seems to stretch wider and wider as blockbusters' budgets swell. Just look at this month's "Furious 7," the latest behemoth in a franchise whose first three installments opened in June. That movie is cruising around with summer-style box-office figures, marking the first in a …