Digital Culture

Wildlife Experts Weigh in on Japan's Obsession With Smuggled Pet Otters

They make bad pets, anyway.<p>Look, we all know otters are cute as heck, with their big eyes and sharp little teeth. But just because an animal is cute</b> …

Culture

Hideaki Anno Visits The Largest Evangelion Statue In The World

<i>Evangelion</i> creator Hideaki Anno is in Shanghai, where he’s checking out the world’s largest Unit-01 statue.<p>As <i>Kotaku</i> previously reported, this …

Anime

YouTuber’s Burnout Highlights the Worst Parts of the Attention Economy

It's create or be forgotten.<p>For many children and young adults, becoming a successful creator on YouTube or a top streamer on Twitch is a dream come …

Culture

The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age

How does a fast-paced digital publishing company maintain editorial consistency (while keeping things 💯) during a time in which the lines between …

Social Media

Here's How the Samsung Galaxy S10 Is Rumored To Smash The iPhone

If you're waiting for 2019, it's looking hot!<p>Samsung is planning to release three models of the Samsung Galaxy S10, its flagship phone, in 2019, …

Mobile Technology

Facebook VP Apologizes to Trump-Supporting Duo Diamond and Silk

Who isn't Facebook apologizing to these days?<p>Diamond and Silk, one of President Trump’s favorite pair of YouTube cheerleaders, have gained a …

Internet

Don't Read These 13 Terrifying AskReddit Threads Before Bed

Hurry, look up some pictures of cute baby animals before it's too late!<p>The premier spot on the Internet for hearing a total stranger’s most insane …

Horror

Aston Martin's Autonomous Flying Car Concept Is Sleek And Sexy

James Bond needs one of these.<p>In the age where companies like Terrafugia and Opener are actually building and testing flying cars, putting out a …

Flying Car

This Online Gaming Platform Is Turning Teen Game Developers Into Millionaires

All its games are made by its users.<p>If you're under 18 or know somebody who is, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of Roblox, a massively …

Game Design

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals in Tech So Far

The best sale products we're loving.<p>It's Amazon Prime Day, and while Amazon has already struggled to keep up with demand, there are plenty of sweet …

Shopping

Transparency, digital transformation, luxury purchases: 5 killer stats to start your week

1. Majority of UK consumers want transparency from retailers about AIMost UK consumers (80%) want transparency from retailers about the use of AI and …

Advertising (UK)

Nathan Fillion Stars as Nathan Drake in a Totally Unauthorised Uncharted Short Film

Let's pray it isn't taken down!<p>Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake. If you know both those names, you should get that it's such a good fit. And some …

Nathan Drake

Australian Catholic University

How emojis are improving education<p>Author: Christina Sexton<p>Whether you’re a pro who forgoes time-consuming letters in favour of emojis whenever …

Language

Blocking Spoilers From Your Facebook News Feed Is Officially in Testing

But there's a fatal flaw.<p>Facebook recently announced a new addition to its line up of news feed filters to help you deal with the bane of our modern …

TV shows

How to achieve digital transformation: 5 components of a digital work culture

Companies undergoing digital innovations often aren't successful because they neglect company culture, according to The Boston Consulting Group.<p>While …

Innovation

The New Gintama Live-Action Movie Looks Bonkers

Well, it wouldn’t be <i>Gintama</i> if didn’t look zany, would it? Here is the first trailer for <i>Gintama 2</i>.<p>The movie is based on the popular manga of the same …

Anime

Where online 'spiritual gurus' go wrong

We all know YouTube. YouTube is the biggest video platform on the planet, with about 400 hours of video uploaded to the service every second.<p>But …

Online Life

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE: Class of 2032 Documentary

THE DOCUMENTARY<p>The Class of 2032 Project includes the production of a series of documentary films that explore relevant topics in our conversation …

Online Life

McKinsey

July 13, 2018<p>Welcome to the Shortlist: new ideas on timely topics, plus a few insights into our people. Subscribe to get it in your inbox every …

Innovation

Car Theft's Gotten So High-Tech Your Keys May Need a Tinfoil Hat

For reals.<p>It sounds like advice the most paranoid would give you: wrap your keys in aluminum foil to keep people from stealing their signal.<p>But …

Digital Culture

A Bitcoin Billionaire Wants to Build The World's First Decentralised Bank on This Tiny Island

"Global trailblazers."<p>Plans for the world's first decentralised bank are taking root in Malta.<p>According to Bloomberg, the project is backed by the …

Joseph Muscat

Fortnite Season 5 Is Live! Here's The Most Epic Changes

Updates galore!<p>"Fortnite: Battle Royale's" newest Battle Season is here, and it's a doozy.<p>In Fortnite, the changing of seasons brings a new theme to …

Jared Kushner

Ryan McGinley's Models Photograph Themselves for his Mirror Mirror Project

July 12, 2018<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>An acclaimed American photographer, <b>Ryan …

Photographers

Building a digital culture (full session)

Panelists: Augustine SC Hong, CEO and Co-Managing Partner, Alexandria Capital; Peter Phelan, Founder & CEO, ValuesCulture; and Patrick Tucker, …

Online Life

Instagram's Questions Feature Will Redefine How Influencers Talk With Fans

Ask Instagram Anything.<p>On Wednesday, Instagram debuted yet another sticker feature in Stories, and this time, it packs some serious new functionality …

Culture

Google's Internet Balloon And Deliver Drone Projects Are Graduating to The Big Time

Future, here we come!<p>Loon and Wing, two research projects developed within the secretive X research facility, are becoming standalone businesses …

Autonomous Cars

Magic Leap's Amazing AR Glasses Are a Big Step Closer to Launching This Year

We can't wait!<p>Magic Leap, the start-up that's been teasing a revolutionary pair of augmented-reality goggles for almost a decade, took another small …

Augmented Reality

Thai Cave Rescue: Elon Musk Reacts to Submarine Criticism

Musk is not pleased.<p>Elon Musk has found himself at the heart of a controversy around the efforts to rescue 12 boys and a soccer coach trapped in a …

Innovation

Plane Bae Proves Women Disproportionately Deal With the Consequences of Going Viral

Mainstream memes are used to dox, harass, and mock women who did nothing wrong.<p>Plane Bae was a love story fueled by voyeurism. On July 3, 30-year-old …

Culture

Redditors love Infinity War’s Thanos so much, 300,000 of them just faked their own internet deaths

It’s the biggest mass ban in Reddit history — but unlike Thanos’s victims, they were all asking for it.<p><b>Warning! This entire article is a massive spoiler for the end of</b> <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i><b>.</b><p>Thanos, the Marvel <i>Infinity War</i> villain whose controversial plot to bring “balance” to the world has fueled …

Culture