Rare nationwide cold snap to ring in the New Year across U.S.

Rare nationwide cold snap to ring in the New Year across U.S.

January 2017 will start off unusually cold across the entire lower 48 states, in an unusually expansive and intense cold snap. The frigid weather, with possibly as many as 15 states seeing below-zero Fahrenheit temperatures at times, will start in the Pacific Northwest, northern Plains and Upper Midwest, and then creep eastward like a slow…

5 VR safety tips to stop you from destroying your home

5 VR safety tips to stop you from destroying your home

The new year may be upon us, but many of you are probably still playing with your holiday gifts, one of the most popular of which appears to be VR headsets.  But if you take a look around social media, you’ll notice a surprisingly common story popping up: People are getting so into virtual reality,…

From Bowie to Solange: Here are the top 10 albums of 2016

From Bowie to Solange: Here are the top 10 albums of 2016

If you released an album this year and thought you could slide by without bringing your A-Game, well, as Chance the Rapper would put it, “Uhahua!” 2016 was stacked with great music. Many of the world’s biggest artist’s put out the best work of their careers, legends blessing us with swan-songs that make saying goodbye…

Snapchat's 10 most popular lenses of 2016

Snapchat’s 10 most popular lenses of 2016

Snapchat is insanely powerful. Not only has it changed Facebook (for better or worse), it has popularized the term “vomiting rainbow” and transformed selfies.  Just over a year ago, Snapchat introduced lenses, a feature that recognizes objects such as faces and overlays them with animated filters. It’s one of the app’s most addictive features in…

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to be buried together

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to be buried together

Carrie Fisher, the world famous actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, will be buried together with her mother, the iconic actress Debbie Reynolds, according to Reynold’s son Todd Fisher.  The two renowned actresses died one day apart, on Dec. 27 and 28.  A date for the funeral…

Trump says Happy New Year in the most Trump way

Trump says Happy New Year in the most Trump way

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his New Year’s wishes on Saturday morning, and they do not disappoint. Choosing to steer clear of a neutral, hopeful message for the future, Trump instead sent a tauntingly boastful signal to his enemies. Presumably the tweet was also directed at his vanquished rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, who won…