Xeni Jardin

MoviePass launches a one-year subscription plan for $89.95

12:10 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months

4:15 AM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less</b> …

Barnes & Noble

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks

The Freedom of the Press Foundation routed half a million dollars to WikiLeaks. But Assange’s embrace of Trump split the group’s board, and now it’s …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Playboy Sues BoingBoing For Linking To Collection Of Centerfold Pictures

Of all the ways to put Playboy and BoingBoing in a sentence.

Law

Don't miss: 'Brain Candy Live' with Adam Savage (Tested, Mythbusters) & Michael Stevens (Vsauce)

Adam Savage is best known as the guy behind <b>tested.com</b> and the co-star of TV's beloved 'Mythbusters.'<p>Adam is teaming up with YouTube star Michael …

Willy Wonka

Russia-linked political Facebook ads and Twitter accounts released by House Intel Committee

House Democrats just released a trove of data, metadata, Facebook ads, and Twitter accounts run out of the Kremlin’s troll farm. A team of reporters …

Social Media

Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join

Reversing a gender limitation that has been in place for 100 years, The Boy Scouts of America today announced a plan to allow girls to join. Female …

LGBTQ

This 'wheelchair dance' company asks, 'Where's the disability?'

At the Disability Rights Legal Center fundraiser gala this past weekend in Los Angeles, Apple was presented with DRLC's Business and Technology Award …

Disability

Noted fūcking moron Trump angry at reports Tillerson called him 'fūcking moron'

The President of the United States is Angry at Rex Tillerson, who was recently reported to have called Donald Trump 'a fücking moron,' a charge the …

Donald Trump

Dad and son with autism have a conversation

Just a video of a dad and his son having a conversation. Why did dad record and share it? To help people understand the day-to-day experience of …

Autism

Trump's Russia probe legal defense is funded in part by at least one guy with Russian oligarch ties

Who's paying for the attorneys representing President Donald Trump in the federal probe of Russian election interference? His legal defense is in …

Russia

This Cockatoo woke up with a serious case of bird attitude

“Yes, human, I knocked over your cup. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing."<p>やらかした感がある…… pic.twitter.com/vcOnqgsOzn<p>— CT9A柿本改 (@CT9AKAKIMOTO) …

Parrots

Hackers may have traded using stolen insider information, SEC admits

The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said this week that hackers accessed the SEC's corporate disclosure database and likely …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Trump to impose new sanctions on North Korea over missile and nuclear threats

President Donald Trump says the United States will apply new, additional sanctions on North Korea.<p>Reuters:<p>Tensions have escalated in recent weeks …

North Korea

Trump repeats claim 'both sides' share Charlottesville violence blame: Left has “pretty bad dudes” also

Noted white supremacist and current President of the United States Donald Trump said something colossally and freshly stupid today. In other news, …

Robert E. Lee

Student begs professor to let her bring dog to class before hurricane. What happens next is in fact awesome

“She was pretty well-behaved in class, She went straight to whoever was talking for the most part, like if someone was answering or asking a …

Pets

Boxer dog derp dump: here are some of the many reasons Boxer dogs rule

Boxers are one of the derpy-est dog breeds. And that's why we love them so.

Dogs

This smart dog is so excited to go on a walk with his human

“And that is what we call a GOOD DOG.” So super excited, this lil guy is.<p>The surely are.<p><i>Video by Keren Aronoff Masser. Published on Feb 4, 2017 by</i> …

'A $1000 emoji machine.' The best new iPhone X parody video so far.

“When you look at your phone it'll shoot thousands of lasers straight into your pores, then it sucks your soul like Dementor. Thank you for your life …

Satire

Hurricane Irma turned these green Caribbean islands brown

These NASA images of Hurricane Irma churning across the Atlantic Ocean show “widespread browning of the landscape,” as winds devastated several …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Did three Equifax executives sell stock before huge hack because they knew? Two U.S. senators want to know

Two influential members of the U.S. Senate today demanded answers from Equifax on the recent massive data breach that affected 143 million …

Identity Theft

Here are some of Xeni's favorite tools

<i>We have hired an editor to edit the Cool Tools podcast. It costs us $300 a month. So far, Cool Tools listeners have pledged $247 a month to the</i> …

Cool Stuff

North Korea Responds To US-S. Korea Exercises With Awkward Missile Launch

"Our military is closely monitoring for North Korean additional provocation."<p>North Korea fired at least three ballistic missiles into the Sea of …

North Korea

Mueller investigating Flynn's role in seeking Clinton's stolen emails to help Trump campaign

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators are looking into whether former Trump cabinet member Mike Flynn may have been part of an …

Donald Trump

Trump obsessed with Russia probe, rage-dialing GOP over legislation to ban him from firing Mueller

Yesterday, we learned that President Donald Trump chewed out Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell over matters related to the open investigation into …

Donald Trump

Yet another Russian ambassador turns up dead, this time in a swimming pool

Mirgayas Shirinskiy (photo) is the fourth senior Russian diplomat to “unexpectedly” die this year under.<p>From Reuters:<p>Russia's ambassador to Sudan, …

Russia

Sassy Trump Talks Nazis

It was supposed to be Infrastructure Week, but neo-Nazis and Charlottesville happened. Sassy Trump was in a real pickle.<p>A new Sassy Trump. As with …

Total Eclipse of the Pug

Best solar eclipse 2017 video ever.<p>solar eclipse (2017) pic.twitter.com/2SwdHMv2zk<p>— serena🌞 (@serenaaaaaa13) August 21, 2017<p>It's by @serenaaaaaa13. …

Total Eclipse

Justice Department to downsize scope of warrant for DreamHost's user data on anti-Trump site Disruptj20

The Justice Department will scale back a very broad request for data connected to an anti-Trump website, after accusations the demand violated the …

Surveillance

Donald Trump Learns The True Risks Of Staring At The Sun During An Eclipse

BURNED!<p>President Donald Trump may not have suffered any eye damage from his brief glimpse of the sun during Monday’s solar eclipse.<p>But he faced another, in some ways bigger, risk.<p>This one came not during the eclipse itself but in the hours after as photos of him gazing upward ― both with and …

Donald Trump