Month: July 2022

  • Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols dies at age 89

    Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols dies at age 89

    Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. | Photo by Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images Nichelle Nichols, who was best known for her groundbreaking role as Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek series, died at age 89. Her son, Kyle Johnson, informed her fans in a post on Nichols’ Instagram account. “Last night, […]

  • Kind Man Has Passed Out Over $13,000 in Ones and Fives To Complete Strangers Since 2014

    Kind Man Has Passed Out Over $13,000 in Ones and Fives To Complete Strangers Since 2014 Saw this man sitting by himself at a Waffle House in Midway, Florida. So I said hello and asked him what he was doing with that money. pic.twitter.com/UY2uBW7hXE — Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 9, 2022 Any single act of […]

  • Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols dead at 89

    Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols dead at 89

    Nichelle Nichols made TV history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: the Original Series. (credit: CBS) Actress Nichelle Nichols—who made history with her portrayal of Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series—died Saturday, July 30, at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson announced Nichols’ passing on her official Instagram […]

  • Study Shows That Reaching Out to Old Friends Is More Appreciated Than We Might Think

    Study Shows That Reaching Out to Old Friends Is More Appreciated Than We Might Think Photo of two friends hugging (Photo: Dima_Aslanian/DepositPhotos) It’s easy to lose touch with friends, especially when you live far apart. And sometimes the longer you’ve gone without speaking to someone, the harder it feels to pick up where you left […]

  • A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple

    A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Considering how intertwined music discovery is with TikTok, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if the company launched a music streaming app of its own. Well, patent filings uncovered by Insider suggest TikTok’s working on just that. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, filed a trademark application with the US […]

  • South African Tour Guide Demonstrates How Click Sounds Work in the Zulu Language

    South African Tour Guide Demonstrates How Click Sounds Work in the Zulu Language In a mesmerizing and educational video, Sakhile Dube teaches the click sounds found in the languages of the Nguni people native to South Africa. The tour guide, who grew up in the southeast province of KwaZulu-Natal, explains how each of these sounds […]

  • World’s Smallest Car Looks Like a Toy and Is Now a Kit You Can Build Yourself

    World’s Smallest Car Looks Like a Toy and Is Now a Kit You Can Build Yourself What’s shorter than a Vespa and looks a bit like a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe? One of the rarest—and smallest—cars in the world. The P.50 and Trident microcars were conceived in 1962 in the seaside town of Peel on […]

  • The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable

    The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable

    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Just days after the Pixel 6A’s launch, Google’s rolling out an update to fix an issue preventing users from unlocking the bootloader and performing mods, according to a report from Android Police. The change is bundled within the Pixel 6A’s first update, which Google just started releasing last […]

  • The next Tomb Raider film will feature a new Lara Croft

    The next Tomb Raider film will feature a new Lara Croft

    Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in MGM’s 2018 Tomb Raider. | Image: Warner Bros Tomb Raider’s movie rights are up for grabs. According to a report from TheWrap, the Amazon-owned MGM waited too long to create a sequel to its 2018 Tomb Raider film, freeing up the rights for the next Hollywood studio that wants […]

  • This app does only one thing: splitting meal bills

    This app does only one thing: splitting meal bills

    There’s a lot to be said for an app with one singular function, and that’s what makes the Tab app so magical. Unlike other bill splitting apps like Splitwise, which lets you split and track any type of expense, the Tab app exists to only split meal bills among a group of people. That’s it […]

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