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Juul Is Staring Down Yet Another Investigation Into Whether It Marketed to Kids Juul Is Staring Down Yet Another Investigation Into Whether It Marketed to Kids

E-cigarette giant Juul is looking at a fresh investigation into whether the company “actively” marketed its products to children, an allegation that has dogged the company even as it now says it’s working to cut off kids’ access to its products.

Alligator With Knife Stuck in Its Head Seen in Lake in Texas Alligator With Knife Stuck in Its Head Seen in Lake in Texas

A Texas woman says she recently witnessed an alligator with what appeared to be some kind of knife stuck in its head swimming in a local lake, a situation she says she believes may have been a purposeful act.

New York Will No Longer Allow Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreaks New York Will No Longer Allow Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreaks

New York lawmakers voted on Thursday to repeal vaccine exemptions for religious reasons in school-age children as the state continues to battle ongoing measles outbreaks.

American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them American Airlines Wants to Win Back Trust in Its Boeing 737 Max Jets by Making Its Execs Fly on Them

American Airlines has a plan for convincing consumers that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet are safe for flight: Stick their top brass on them and see how it goes.

Instagram, the Last Good Social Network, Is Down [Update: It's Back] Instagram, the Last Good Social Network, Is Down [Update: It's Back]

Updated 6/13/19 8:20 p.m. ET: After hours of Instagram users reporting issues with the app, the company said in a tweet shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Thursday that it had been “fully recovered.” Looks like you’ll have something to stare at while watching TV after all.

Google CEO Tries to Smooth Things Over After YouTube's Anti-LGBTQ Shitshow Google CEO Tries to Smooth Things Over After YouTube's Anti-LGBTQ Shitshow

The complete and utter shitshow that is YouTube’s bungled response to addressing anti-LGBTQ harassment on its platform today brings us a response from Google CEO Sundar Pichai following a meeting with LGBTQ groups at the company.

Why Seemingly Every Company Is Launching a Gaming Subscription Now Why Seemingly Every Company Is Launching a Gaming Subscription Now

Much in the way that streaming has too many damn options now, gaming services are flooding the market as companies increasingly position themselves to compete for attention over singular domination of an entertainment medium. Netflix, for example, disclosed in an earnings report earlier this year that it viewed itself…

YouTube CEO Says She's 'Really Sorry' She Can't Ban the LGBQT Harassment, It's Too Hard YouTube CEO Says She's 'Really Sorry' She Can't Ban the LGBQT Harassment, It's Too Hard

As we continue to watch social media giants fumble their half-baked policies around hate speech and harassment, one of the most visible blunders recently has been YouTube’s mishandling of videos with homophobic and racist comments about one of its creators by another. During an interview at Code this week, YouTube CEO…

What's the Worst Way You Ever Fucked Up on an Airplane? What's the Worst Way You Ever Fucked Up on an Airplane?

Flying is, in theory, meant to make long distance travel a faster and more streamlined experience. In reality, flying is often hectic, cramped, and perhaps even terrifying, depending on your flight’s particular model of flying metal tube and other factors mostly out of your control.

Dumbass Thinks He Can Vape Into a Bag on Spirit Airlines Flight, Gets Lifetime Ban: Report Dumbass Thinks He Can Vape Into a Bag on Spirit Airlines Flight, Gets Lifetime Ban: Report

A Spirit Airlines passenger has reportedly been banned for life for vaping during a recent flight and setting off the plane’s bathroom smoke alarm.

Apple's iOS 13 'Silence Unknown Callers' Feature Is Sounding Pretty Sweet Apple's iOS 13 'Silence Unknown Callers' Feature Is Sounding Pretty Sweet

Many of us are familiar with the uniquely infuriating hell that is robocalls, and folks, I hate to say it, but the problem isn’t getting any better. A recently announced iPhone feature arriving with iOS 13, however, might help quiet some of those unknown callers by kicking them straight to voicemail. So far, I’m…

FDA and FTC Hit Vape Companies With Warnings Over Influencer Posts on Social Media FDA and FTC Hit Vape Companies With Warnings Over Influencer Posts on Social Media

Multiple vaping companies were sent letters by federal regulators this week over posts by social media influencers that did not include necessary warnings about the vape products.

Congress Is Killing That Sketchy Provision That Banned the Government from Offering Free Tax Filing Software Congress Is Killing That Sketchy Provision That Banned the Government from Offering Free Tax Filing Software

How about a bit of good news? It looks like the controversial provision in the Taxpayer First Act that would have prevented the Internal Revenue Service from directly competing with filing services offered through the Free File Program will no longer be part of the bill.

Walmart's Robots Don't Appear to Be Going Over So Great With All of Its Workers Walmart's Robots Don't Appear to Be Going Over So Great With All of Its Workers

Retail giants are increasingly turning over jobs and tasks performed in the past by human workers to a growing workforce of robots. A new report on this automation of jobs by Walmart says it’s led to a greater sense of tedium and unease among some human employees, even as the company insists that its robots are meant…

Instagram Is This Close to Ruining Itself Instagram Is This Close to Ruining Itself

You know what we definitely need more of on social media? Influencers and ads. And lucky for us, Instagram has announced a new tool for surfacing a hybrid of the two in your feed. Your Insta has never looked more #sponsored, baby!

Uber Warns It's Under Investigation by the IRS Over Past Tax Returns Uber Warns It's Under Investigation by the IRS Over Past Tax Returns

Uber—the unicorn whose disastrous initial public offering last month launched a thousand think pieces—has revealed that it is currently under investigation by tax authorities over past returns, a revelation that certainly doesn’t seem like it’ll do the rideshare company any favors.

Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants

U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to nearly all applicants, including those traveling to the U.S. for education or business, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Boeing Reports Up to 148 Parts for Its Aircraft Were 'Improperly Manufactured' Boeing Reports Up to 148 Parts for Its Aircraft Were 'Improperly Manufactured'

Adding to an ever-growing list of Boeing public relations issues, the aircraft manufacturer has informed the Federal Aviation Administration that some of its 737 jets may have “improperly manufactured” wing parts that don’t meet strength and durability standards.

Uh, Those 'Death of iTunes' Rumors Are Starting to Look More Real Uh, Those 'Death of iTunes' Rumors Are Starting to Look More Real

Apple appears to be giving us even more indication that those rumors about the death of iTunes may hold water.

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