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Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Anti-Defamation League

The Latest: Weinstein spokeswoman wants #MeToo recognition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes that the activist who founded the #MeToo movement gets as much recognition as the journalists who won Pulitzers for revealing sexual harassment and assault allegations …

Sexual Harassment

Ancient 2,700-year-old artifact uncovered in Jerusalem may confirm Bible's claims about city's governance

A coin-shaped artifact dating back 2,700 years has been uncovered in Jerusalem which may support Biblical accounts of how the city was governed in …

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

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A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

On ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ a Franchise Boldly Goes Into the Serial TV Era

Space, in the “Star Trek” universe, may be an alluring and infinite frontier, but time is a much rarer and more vexing commodity.<p>On this planet, swaths of time pass between installments of the “Star Trek” film franchise, and 12 years have elapsed since the last “Star Trek” television series ended. …

Science Fiction

Riot’s plans: Free runes, uncapped leveling, and no more IP

Brace yourselves, changes are coming! Riot released a huge update with details on the future of League of Legends—and there are quite a few things to …

League of Legends

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How

Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

5 things not to do during the eclipse

The Great American Eclipse is inspiring a great frenzy, with millions of people preparing to get the best look possible as the moon covers the sun on Monday.<p>All of North America will be treated to at least a partial eclipse, with a full eclipse visible in 14 states.<p>Are you ready for the spectacular …

The Average American Gamer, Summed Up in 7 Stunning Statistics

These seven numbers show how far gaming has come -- and where it's headed.<p>The video game industry reached $101 billion in revenue in 2016, and is …

Opinion: How I'd Fix Xbox’s First-Party Problem

These days in gaming, it’s very easy for perception to become reality. All it takes is one social media or Reddit post to go viral and a label can …

Red Dead Redemption

How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food

We need to talk about overhead instructional videos of people making food. You know the ones I mean. Open up Facebook or Instagram and you’ll bump into one or two or a billion of them.<p>Consider “Sliders 4 Ways,” in which a disembodied pair of hands moving at bullet speed turns dinner rolls and a …

This is what it’s really like to cosplay while black

Black cosplay should be inspiring.<p>Plenty of cosplayers get their chance to shine in magazines and music videos ... as long as they’re white. So, why …

Artist Gives Famous Paintings Geeky Cartoon Makeovers

If you love “Adventure Time” and Studio Ghibli, these mashups are for you.<p>The classics meet Cartoon Network.<p>A Canadian artist who goes simply by Lothlenan created a Tumblr post that’s been widely shared during the past week. The post features famous paintings reimagined with carefully chosen …

Political Cartoons: Gorillaz and 17 Years of Dance-Friendly Dissent

You might know Damon Albarn’s cartoon band for radio-friendly crossovers like “Feel Good Inc.” or “Clint Eastwood.” But since its inception, Gorillaz have been making political music, and with their new album Humanz, the band has made club music appropriate for a political nightmare.<p>Gorillaz have …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Xbox Live Creators Program will allow support for keyboard input on Xbox One

At GDC 2017, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, an initiative designed to make it easier for developers to release games with Xbox …

Xbox

Teams are abandoning 'Overwatch' before its official league debuts (updated)

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that it had formed a dedicated eSports division within the company. It will operate under the name Major League Gaming, the organization bought by the studio in 2015, and run the official Overwatch League (OWL) and World Cup. But several major eSports teams have …

Discover How an Early 20th Century Photographer Shaped Her Identity...

Back during the turn of last century, women generally were shying away from fields such as photography.<p>There were, however, a few <b>strong-minded women</b> …

Native Americans

Autonomous driving is here, and it’s going to change everything

Welcome to the hands-free world.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p><i>A couple weeks ago, I spoke to a working group of economists and climate change experts in Norway about what’s happening right now in autonomous driving — how fast it’s likely to go mainstream, the effects it</i> …

Pokémon Go’s Easter event, “Eggstravaganza,” begins this afternoon and lasts through April 20th. 2 k

<b>Pokémon Go’s Easter event, “Eggstravaganza,” begins this afternoon and lasts through April 20th.</b> 2 km eggs will hatch more types of Pokémon. Each …

Futuristic floating skyscraper 'heals' the effects of climate change

Climate change is rapidly affecting every corner of the earth – but could an innovative new skyscraper help turn the tide? Heal-Berg is a proposal …

The Best Gaming Keyboard

One of them is just your type.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you</i> …

Batteries

Within the Next Decade, You Could Be Living in a Post-Smartphone World

The Way of the Beeper<p>One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines …

Artificial Intelligence

Guy Flies Himself Over Stadium In Chair Held Up By 120 Balloons In Insane Video

An adrenaline junkie flew himself thousands of feet into the air... using only the power of balloons.<p>Crazy video footage captures Daniel Boria using …

Buying a Nintendo Switch? Here’s what you should pick up alongside it

Protect your purchase<p>The Nintendo Switch is only days away from being released, and it’s not enough to come home with the console. The Switch, unlike the Wii or Wii U, doesn’t come with much.<p>There’s no pack-in game. The main Nintendo Switch bundle is just the hardware: the console, the left and …

The best Nintendo Switch Easter egg is a mysterious fictional employee

Meet Amelia.<p>Barring some massive last-minute redesign, the Nintendo Switch will launch with one of the company’s most benign user interfaces. A queue of open slots (for your yet-to-be-built game collection) floats above six small icons: News, eShop, Album, Controllers, System Settings, and Power. …

Switch storage limits take Nintendo gaming back to the '90s

Nintendo seemingly has one thing to say about our supposedly "all digital" future: LOL.<p>The upcoming Switch features a downright minuscule 32GB of …

Retrogaming