If there's one thing that united Democrats and Republicans in the Reagan era (besides their unfortunate fixation with perms), it was their near universal hatred of weed. Everybody was a cop back then. Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate for president in 1984, called for another "War on Drugs" — all drugsRonald Reagan, for his part, believed that marijuana was "probably the most dangerous drug in the United States."
Fast forward to the 2020 election, when politicians have largely done an about-face, at least when it comes to weed. Politicians aren't just campaigning for medical marijuana, they're advocating for recreational marijuana to be legalized: explicitly, vocally, and on their campaign pages. Read more...More about Culture, Marijuana Legalization, Election 2020, Culture, and Web Culture
The Case Against Adnan Syed isn't a retelling of the case that launched the hit podcast, Serial. It's more a continuation, as this first look trailer makes clear.
The 2014 series covered the murder of Hae Min Lee, an 18-year-old student, and the 1999 arrest of her boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. The four-part HBO series looks at the aftermath of Serial's run, including Syed's ongoing attempts to win an appeal.
The Case Against Adnan Syed premieres on March 10. Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Hbo, Serial, and The Case Against Adnan Syed
This year Samsung is releasing three versions of the Galaxy S10— the S10e, S10, and S10+. From 1 TB of storage to 3 rear-facing cameras, these phones pack a punch. Here's what to expect. Read more...More about Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mashable Video, and Standalone Featured
Like an unexpected splat of cold, wet snow right to the face in the middle of a long, dark winter, Sean Spicer is back in our lives once more.
The former Press Secretary for the Trump Administration is back in the public eye as a "special correspondent" for, of all things, the syndicated ExtraTV entertainment news show.
In a new video posted by ExtraTV on Twitter, a hiking-vested Spicer is seen joshing around with current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan about the Oscars. Why? We have absolutely no idea.
Because everyone definitely wants some Facebook-affiliated software pre-installed on their smartphone, Samsung announced at the Feb. 20 Unpacked event that its Galaxy S10 camera would come with an Instagram mode.
Exciting, right? The mode, the result of a Samsung and Instagram partnership, would place Stories features directly in the phone's camera app. Think stickers, locations, etc., all at the tip of your fingers without having to leave the camera app itself.
Details on the mode are light at this time (like, for example, if users will be able to disable it), but this partnership clearly shows that Samsung is looking to differentiate the user experience on its devices. Read more...More about Instagram, Samsung, Unpacked, Tech, and Smartphones
The star of the show was no doubt the Galaxy S10, but Samsung also made room for a new smartwatch: the Galaxy Watch Active.
Samsung is no stranger to smartwatches and has been releasing them since before the Apple Watch even launched.
The new $199.99 Galaxy Watch Active is once again similar, but different compared to the regular Galaxy Watch. Read more...More about Mobile, Android, Samsung, Wearables, and Fitness Trackers
It's all just a little bit of history repeating. Or so Anthem publisher Electronic Arts presumably hopes.
Destiny had a rocky launch too, you see. Its moving and shooting felt great from moment one, but the RPG bits that were meant to keep people playing for triple-digit hours were overwhelming and undercooked. In those early days, people liked to play Destiny, but few actually understood it.
Then, lightning struck.
Two weeks after launch, the Vault of Glass raid was released. This pinnacle activity promised the best loot, but at some cost: it took six players to beat, and actually finishing the thing meant solving a series of cooperative puzzles while taking on the game's toughest and most imaginatively designed foes at the time. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Bioware, Anthem, and Entertainment
Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane.
At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display into a 7.3-inch tablet.
Samsung called the Galaxy Fold a "luxury" device and well ... at $1,980 when it comes out on April 26, it really isn't for the everyday person. If you balked at a $1,000 phone, you're gonna lose your mind at the Fold's pricing.
It'll be available in four different colors and Samsung says customers will even be able to customize the hinge color. Read more...More about Mobile, Android, Samsung, Unpacked, and Foldable Phones
If you're willing to walk a few blocks, you could save money on your next ride.
On Wednesday, Lyft rolled out its version of Uber Express Pool: Shared Saver. Think of it as an on-demand mini-bus. The app gives you walking directions to meet a driver already carrying or on their way to pick up other passengers. After being dropped off, you might also have to walk a few blocks to your destination.
Uber's version of the feature launched nationwide a year ago, so the concept isn't entirely new, especially for people who flip between the two apps. (Now there are loyalty programs that encourage users to stick to a single app.) Lyft is already offering riders in Denver and San Jose the Shared Saver option, with other cities to follow. Read more...More about Uber, Lyft, Ride Hailing Apps, Tech, and Transportation
This year Samsung is releasing three versions of the Galaxy S10— the S10e, S10, and S10+. From 1 TB of storage to 3 rear-facing cameras, these phones pack a punch. Here's what to expect. Read more...More about Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mashable Video, and Apple Iphone