Apple job listing seeks Siri's own personal assistant

Apple job listing seeks Siri's own personal assistant

Are you tired of that awkward moment when you ask Siri to check if it’s National Awkward Moments Day and your iPhone leaves you in a lurch? Apple’s AI assistant is tasked with answering your questions and keeping track of your busy schedule, but Siri can’t always keep up with all the events jamming the…

Twitter suspends The Fader's account and a handful of other music blogs

Twitter suspends The Fader's account and a handful of other music blogs

Twitter has suspended accounts of music lifestyle/news publication The Fader along with several other music-centric blogs. On Tuesday morning, Twitter users began posting the hashtag #FreeFader to show support for the publication and confusion about the account’s absence on the social platform. As the day went on, other sites such as 2DOPEBOYZ, Hip Hop N…

'1984' on Broadway is making audiences faint

'1984' on Broadway is making audiences faint

No one who read 1984 in high school would mistake it for a walk in the park.  So it’s no surprise that a Broadway adaptation of the newly-relevant work (Hello, alternative facts!) is provoking some seriously strong reactions in audience members. They include, if you believe this week’s headlines, “vomiting,” “fighting,” and “fainting,” per the…

Best singles of 2017

Best singles of 2017

We’re at the halfway point of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be rolling out our 8.5 (Get it, half of ’17?) picks for the best of the year – so far! – in movies, TV, music, and more. It’s our eight best picks for you, along with a bonus choice that, while…

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation. Motivation is what energizes, maintains, and controls your behavior against internal and external forces. The type of motivation in different situations can help you excel. The type of motivation can prevent you from being at your best. The type of motivation…

CNN gives Trump opening to blast the media—and ignore healthcare

CNN gives Trump opening to blast the media—and ignore healthcare

It is the last thing a media organization ever really wants—to become the news when there’s news to report. The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, give a big tax cut to the wealthy, and, according to the Congressional Budget Office, leave more than 22 million Americans without…

Apple, Waymo partner with car rental companies for driverless cars

Apple, Waymo partner with car rental companies for driverless cars

The self-driving car race has some new entrants: rental-car companies.  Two high-profile moves reported this week link driverless cars with Big Car Rental: Google’s Waymo entered partnership with Avis to storing and maintaining autonomous vehicles, while Apple’s self-driving Lexuses have been linked to Hertz in news that, notably, hasn’t been officially confirmed by either company….