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Weight Watchers Under Fire for Diet and Food Tracking App for Kids

The app called Kurbo is referred to as "rewarding and inspirational," but experts believe that it's irresponsible, if not flat-out dangerous.
Jelisa Castrodale
2 days ago
Hacking

Apple’s Lawsuit Against a Startup Shows How It Wants to Control the iPhone Hacking Market

Apple sued Corellium, a company that makes virtual copies of iOS for researchers to practice hacking the iPhone on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
personal finance

Should I Be Worried About a Recession Crashing the Economy?

What the worst stock-trading day of 2019 means for your bank account and why investors are freaking out about a recession.
Anne Gaviola
2 days ago
News

Guns N' Roses Settles Lawsuit Over Guns 'N' Rosé Ale

Colorado brewery Oskar Blues tried to make a case for the name of their prickly pear and hibiscus beer, but Axl and co. weren't having it.
Jelisa Castrodale
2 days ago
Essays

Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer

A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
Colin Joyce
3 days ago
News

A Radio Station Is Streaming Woodstock ’69 in Full This Weekend

Philadelphia’s WXPN will be airing the festival’s entire archived audio in real time, including the concerts, rain delays, and stage announcements.
Josh Terry
3 days ago
labor

Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

“Over the last 5 years I’ve heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighborhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of color without evidence because of ‘fit.’"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
News

Listen to Marc Maron's Moving Tribute to David Berman on 'WTF'

The podcast opens this week with a crushing appreciation of the Silver Jews songwriter, who Maron calls a "genius and navigator of the dark places of the heart."
Colin Joyce
4 days ago
Tech news

A Nuclear Accident at a Russian Missile Facility Killed 7 People

Seven Russians are dead after the explosion, which experts say may have been caused by a test of a new nuclear-powered missile.
Matthew Gault
8.12.19
News

Foster the People Is Peddling a Conspiracy Theory About Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Epstein reportedly died by suicide on Saturday, but the band insists he's "on a private plane to somewhere in the Middle East getting prepped for plastic surgery."
Colin Joyce
8.12.19
climate change

Saving the Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' Is a Race Against Time

Canada has moved to protect the region, where Arctic wildlife is expected to make its last stand against climate change. Scientists say it's not enough.
Becky Ferreira
8.12.19
News

We Investigated Blueface's Claim That He's Slept With 1,000 Women in 6 Months

"It's like sometimes it might be a threesome, it might be a foursome. I done had a fivesome."
Drew Schwartz
8.8.19
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