How Google, Facebook Will Adapt to Europe’s New Privacy Law

Companies large and small are updating their privacy policies and service terms to comply with upcoming European Union rules governing data and privacy. Only EU users are technically covered by the rules, formally known as the General Data Protection Regulation. But many companies are making broader changes anyway, at least to some degree. Here’s a […]

The 70 Best Movies on Hotstar in India

While Hotstar is better known for live sports and content from Star India’s bouquet of channels, the streaming service does have a sizeable collection of movies to offer as well. That said, you’ve to put up with a couple of problems: even after its redesign, Hotstar’s usability and design remains subpar, and all of its […]

Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos

Seventy years after the game-changing camera was invented, a vision scientist calls attention to Land’s other technological breakthroughs It’s been 70 years of instant photography, thanks to Edwin Land, on the left. (AP Photo) By Ann Elsner, The Conversation smithsonian.com an hour ago It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands […]

A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers

Invented for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street style Reebok marketed their slim, pliable Freestyle shoes to aerobics lovers in the 1980s. (Nick Smith) By Kate Keller smithsonian.com 3 hours ago The way Bill Bowerman told the story, one of Nike’s greatest innovations came to him at breakfast. The […]

In the Battle for Online Music, YouTube Enters a Crowded Field

YouTube is introducing a $10-a-month music-streaming service, a strategic concession to record labels that analysts say could struggle to find an audience. The new YouTube Music, rebranded as part of a shake-up of YouTube Red, will charge users a monthly fee to watch ad-free music videos. To differentiate itself from the leading music-streaming apps, YouTube […]

How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways

As the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitement A very happy World Bee Day to you. Let’s talk pollinators. (James Gagliardi) By Ryan P. Smith smithsonian.com May 17, 2018 2:08PM Like many of the vital insects contributing daily to our biosphere, bees tend to get a bit […]