Star Trek history was made Sunday night, and not just because of Sonequa Martin-Green — who, as Michael Burnham, became the pioneering black female protagonist this franchise deserves. (Seriously, the camera can't get enough of her, delivering epic hero shot after epic hero shot.)
It's more than that. For the first time in the history of Star Trek, we're not getting an introduction to the main location of a show in its first episode. The equivalent of the Enterprise, or the Voyager, or the space station known as DS9, doesn't show up yet. Your cozy familiar template for a spacebound...more
It's strange to look back on it now, as the U.S. president scolds the NFL for a perceived lack of patriotism, but when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem first draw attention last year, the football world was hardly overwhelmed.
Everyone from superstar quarterback Drew Brees to Kaepernick's old coach Jim Harbaugh to 49ers legend Jerry Rice clucked their tongues about his supposed disrespect for the flag. A report months after Kaepernick had opted into free agency claimed some team executives had come to "genuinely hate" him.
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An unprecedented number of NFL players kneeled or otherwise protested during pre-game national anthems this Sunday after Donald Trump spent his weekend feuding with the league over the peaceful act.
The hashtag #TakeAKnee (and a variant, #TakeTheKnee) trended on Twitter all day Saturday and Sunday as players and some team owners and front offices defied the president's repeated attacks with public statements and on-field shows of solidarity.
And despite players' repeated explanations of the intention behind their decision to kneel or raise a fist, it seems there's still a lot of (sometimes wil...more
Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off.
Sure, he's already on the bad side of plenty of Americans: immigrants, women, minorities, generally any decent people. Now, we can add professional athletes to the list.
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The president has whipped up what is perhaps his most bizarre and misguided controversy yet, calling any football player that protests a "son of a bitch" and separately going after NBA superstar Steph Curry.
His comments immediately led to broad condemnation from U.S. professional ath...more
Sometimes, it takes the cast of Silicon Valley to poke fun at the real world Silicon Valley.
While the show masterfully ribs its own version of tech industry, a new cut from Funny or Die mashed scenes from Silicon Valley with Apple's iPhone keynote to reveal the ridiculousness that is the IRL iPhone X.
Sure, the iPhone X is an impressive phone (it better be with that price tag), but the way Apple fans praise anything the company does is something we should all call out and laugh at. While cool, Animoji is not the breakthrough technology we need (or want) right now. Read more...
"Nintendo and the Switch are really punk."
Those are the words from the industry's most-recognized punk (or post-punk) video game developer: Goichi Suda. He told me his perspective on Nintendo and its newest piece of hardware — the Switch — when I sat down to ask him about his own image as the "punk rock" developer of games.
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But, really? Nintendo? The guys with their Marios and their Pikachus? Punk? Apparently.
"Nintendo have been making consoles for years," Suda said. "With a lot of other companies, console...more
Apple dropped iOS 11 this week and, in addition to a load of new features, the update brings the first wave of augmented reality apps created using the company's new ARKit tech.
But one of the best use cases of ARkit so far is not a game or an app to make your selfies more interesting: It's from Ikea.
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Called Ikea Place, the app uses Apple's augmented reality technology to help make Ikea shopping a little less painful. It uses your phone's camera to quickly scan a room — you'll need iOS 11, but not an iPhone 8 or iPhone X to use it —...more
Prepare to feel old.
Picking up an old Game Boy will likely fill most with pure nostalgia. Toss it into the hands of today's youth and they'll likely be utterly confused.
The problem? Most kids play games on tablets or phones, which all have touch screens. Watch as this little girl tries her very best to use the screen on this Game Boy Color, much to the enjoyment of her father.
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Leland Melvin — former astronaut, NFL player, engineer, author, and owner of the best damn official NASA photo of all time — shared a perfect takedown of President Donald Trump to his Facebook page on Saturday.
In his post, Melvin condemned Trump for many of his recent actions, calling them both "boorish and disgusting." The post touches on multiple incidents, including Trump's NFL-connected attacks on free speech, his tweet which depicted violence against Hillary Clinton, his comments after protesters clashed with racists in Charlottesville last month, and just his general pettine...more
It's not just NFL players who are taking knees. Legendary musician Stevie Wonder knelt down on both during a festival in New York on Saturday evening.
"Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America," Wonder said as his son, Kwame Morris, assisted him at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park. "But not just one knee, I'm taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our futures, our leaders of the globe, and our world."
By dropping to his knees, Wonder joined the growing list of people showing their solidarity after President Donald Trump said that owners of NFL teams should fire playe...more