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Month: May 2019

How to make iPhone’s Screen Time actually helpful

Screen Time is supposed to help manage your phone addiction. Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-05-29 15:00:00 UTC Your iPhone is keeping track, but is it enough? It’s been a year since Apple introduced a new feature to its iOS settings: “Screen Time,” the activity and phone use tracker.  Since updating to…

AOC opens up about death threats after baseball team shows offensive video of her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no patience for videos that call her an enemy of the people. Image: Lars Niki / Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival By Marcus Gilmer2019-05-29 14:51:29 UTC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened up about death threats on Twitter following a troubling video from a minor league baseball team.  The freshman congresswoman took to…

Uber will now kick off riders with low ratings

Your rider rating means a lot more now. Image: Uber By Sasha Lekach2019-05-29 14:00:00 UTC Uber drivers with low ratings can get deactivated from the Uber platform. Now, passengers who consistently get well below a five-star rating will get the same treatment.  This feature already rolled out in Australia, New Zealand, and India, and now…

Amazon challenges Google with smaller, cheaper Echo Show

DisclosureEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Amazon’s new Echo Show 5 is much smaller and cheaper than previous versions of the speaker. Image: amazon By Karissa Bell2019-05-29 13:00:00 UTC Amazon just ratcheted up the pressure on…

Metal Mario makes his Hot Wheels debut this summer

Look at him go! Image: jeff o. / audra bennett /Mattel / mashable composite / bob al-greene By Kellen Beck2019-05-29 13:00:00 UTC Metal Mario has a need for speed and he finally has an outlet for it now that he’s going to be a Hot Wheels toy. Metal Mario is joining the Mario Kart Hot…

DC’s ‘Doom Patrol’ is the rare superhero show that understands trauma

Superhero stories have taught us that surviving the worst circumstances can be powerfully transformative, like Tony Stark building the first Iron Man suit or Bruce Wayne becoming Batman. But the reality is not so glorious. There’s nothing noble about living with trauma. Usually, it’s messy and painful and littered with regressions and false steps. Doom…

Trump and Biden court older women demographic with Facebook ads

Both these dudes really hoping women aren’t sick of old white men, yet. Image: Mashable composite; Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images, NBC NewsWire/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2019-05-28 14:52:08 -0700 Who do the ladies love the most? Trump and Biden are hoping it’s them. Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has been pouring money into Facebook ads, particularly those targeting…