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Mafia 3 tackles racism and the Vietnam War in 1960s New Orleans

Mafia 3 takes the series into new and risky territory.

By 5 August 2015


Step into another skin with Everyday Racism app

A new free app for iOS and Android lets you experience a small slice of what life's like in Australia as an Indian student, a Muslim woman, or an Aboriginal man.

By 23 January 2014


Facebook sees a 'dislike' button in your future

In a Q&A session, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer more choices than merely "like." He also discusses virtual reality, artificial intelligence and his feelings about becoming a dad.

By 16 September 2015


Director J.J. Abrams weighs in on diversity in the Star Wars universe

At Comic-Con 2015, the director of the hotly anticipated "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" calls ethnic and gender diversity in film roles "a big consideration."

By 12 July 2015


Revolt! Reddit uprising is determined to oust Ellen Pao

The interim CEO's apology falls on deaf ears after the firing of a key staffer stirs new policies. Poor communication with Reddit users hasn't helped.

By 9 July 2015


It's game on in Aberford, where 1950s housewives save the world from zombies

Women of the 1950s go head to head against zombies in Aberford -- a melee brawler game under development that delves deep into the social issues of post-war suburbia.

By 7 July 2015


Apple removing some apps that contain Confederate flag imagery

The electronics giant adds its voice to the rebellion against the Civil War symbol following last week's racist massacre of nine people at the famed Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.

By 26 June 2015


Amazon, eBay ban sales of Confederate flag merchandise

The online retailers' prohibition comes after bans from Walmart and Sears. Google, Etsy and Newegg also make similar changes.

By 24 June 2015


Reddit bans 'FatPeopleHate' and other forums, citing antiharassment policy

The social-networking and news site removes five "subreddits" it says violated recently introduced rules regarding hostile posts.

By 11 June 2015


John Waters tells college grads to 'use tech for transgression'

"The Prince of Puke" encourages Rhode Island School of Design's class of 2015 to shake things up, "horrify us with new ideas" and make him nervous. Plus, he gives a nod to hackers.

By 9 June 2015