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More proof that you're never too small to make a difference: Six-year-old Owen Colley from Hingham, Massachusetts, is making clay koalas to help animals affected by the Australian bushfires, and has already raised over $240,000 Australian dollars.
Owen's mother Caitlin told CNN her son had been upset when he learnt of Australia's bushfires, and particularly their impact upon the country's wildlife. Owen's father Simon grew up in Sydney, and he himself spent a few months there as a toddler, so he felt "a pull to Australia."
The news of the crisis thus prompted the kindergarten student to draw a picture of Australia's native animals in the rain. "It was really the first time Owen had made a wish for something other than LEGO or something other than himself," Colley said. Read more...More about Australia, Fundraising, Bushfires, Koalas, and Australian Animals
It's been almost 50 years since the first openly gay sitcom character appeared on All In The Family in 1971, but Apple isn't waiting for the big anniversary to drop its epic docuseries Visible: Out On Television. It boasts an incredible lineup of talking heads — entertainment icons and queer trailblazers ranging from Billy Porter and Rachel Maddow to Lena Waithe, Indya Moore, Asia Kate Dillon, Anderson Cooper, and even Oprah.
The five-episode series promises to span early censorship and taboos, how TV documented historical moments like Stonewall and the AIDS epidemic, the iconic LGBTQ characters and personalities beamed into people's living rooms all over the world, Soap and Queer As Folk and Pose and I'm not crying already, you are. Read more...More about Lgbtq, Queer Culture, Apple Tv, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
What if a car, but on the moon?
The designers for Lexus and Toyota went beyond Earth to cook up concept ideas for out of this world rides. But instead of an all-electric autonomous vehicle with drone helpers like the LF-30 concept car released in 2019, the design team came up with moon cars.
Lexus calls it "moon mobility concepts" but let's be real: These ideas are for riding around the moon like a boss. Seven space vehicle concepts were dreamed up and a selected design featured in Document Journal, an art and culture magazine.
The selection? A concept called "Zero Gravity" that looks like a futuristic motorcycle that can go 310 mph and handle the bumps of the moon's surface, no problem. Read more...More about Moon, Lexus, Concept Car, Tech, and Space
More like Egg-On-Your-Facebook, amirite?
Facebook is striking an apologetic tone after Burmese text posted on the website showed Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as "Mr. Shithole" in an English translation. The social network is blaming the error on a tech foul-up.
"We fixed a technical issue that caused incorrect translations from Burmese to English on Facebook. This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. We sincerely apologise for the offence this has caused," a statement provided to The Guardian reads.
The UK paper goes on to note that Google's own translation feature doesn't show the same error. Though it turns out there is an explanation for how exactly this happened. Read more...More about Facebook, Myanmar, Xi Jinping, Burmese, and Tech
There's the Lime app, the Lyft app, the Uber app for Jump scooters, then there's Bird. And don't forget about Spin, Scoot, or Skip, each with its own smartphone app to unlock, rent, and ride a two-wheeled electric scooterScooter Map arrived in 2019 with all that scooter data aggregated. In One. Single. Place. Thank you.
But developer Victor Pontis' creation is facing scrutiny from bigger scooter companies. The latest issue comes from scooter operator Lime, The San Francisco-based company recently sent another cease and desist letter to Scooter Map, which pulls Lime scooter data like location and battery level onto its app. Read more...More about Apps And Software, Lime, E Scooter, Tech, and Transportation
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