Diet Coke trying to be cool for millennials with new look, flavors

NEW YORK — Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda’s slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said Wednesday it’s adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. The taste

Contracts for consensual one night stands? There’s an app for that

One night stands may soon become commitments thanks to an app that creates contracts for consensual sex. LegalFling, a new app from a Dutch blockchain company, claims to be the first app to give users a “legally binding agreement” before getting it on. The app also allows users to “match

Ikea offers discount if you pee on their new ad

Standard pregnancy tests are so 2017 — this year it’s all about peeing on magazine ads to find out if you have a bun in the oven. Ikea’s latest magazine ad in Sweden is causing a splash thanks to its revolutionary built-in pregnancy test, which expectant mothers can claim

“Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do. Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart

“Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do. Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart rate, temperature,

Unemployed white tech bros: We’re being discriminated against

An engineer who was fired by Google for circulating an anti-diversity memo sued the company this week, alleging that the tech giant discriminates against white, conservative men. He’s likely not alone in that belief. There are other white men working in tech who believe their gender and race are

Male sex dolls with bionic penises will be here before 2019

Sex doll firm Realbotix has revealed that a new male robot with a “bionic penis” will land later this year. The X-rated companions will be targeted at a new female audience and will each be fitted with an AI “personality.” The new male sex robots are a follow-up to the

“Dashing’ sex robots could make men obsolete

There has been a lot of talk suggesting that the growing sex robot industry could soon make women redundant in terms of sexual gratification, but one mathematician says it is the men who should be worried. Dr. Cathy O’Neil believes that human men are at risk of being passed

2017’s porn was defined by MILFs, lesbians and Japanese cartoons

In 2017, women put all sorts of horrible things in their vaginas and men injected, implanted and struggled with their gigantic penises. But on the less painful and more pleasurable side of what goes on below the belt, porn in 2017 was all about the continuing decline of teens,

Robot duck hopes to help kids with cancer

ATLANTA — A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer — a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them and help them cope creatively with their illness through the power of play. The

Equinox bets on Rumble’s boxing theme

Equinox, believing boxing-inspired group fitness will become the next big thing, just picked up a “significant minority” stake in Rumble, a 12-month-old fitness company with a boxing mentality. Backed by Sylvester Stallone and Justin Bieber — and with a cult following that incudes Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin,

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward coming back to life. On that day, the professor became the first person ever frozen in cryonic suspension, embedded in liquid nitrogen at

Good riddance to Guy Fieri’s Times Square tourist trap

Guy’s American Kitchen, TV superchef Guy ­Fieri’s hangar-size showplace — or burial ground — for American regional and road cooking, officially shut down on New Year’s Eve after less than 5¹/₂ years. The 500-seat jumbo’s epic flop is a story of Times Square hubris — the belief that

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

A woman who lost her left hand in an accident is getting a second chance thanks to a new bionic hand with a sense of touch unveiled by researchers. Almerina Mascarello, who lost her left hand nearly 25 years ago, said: “It’s almost like it’s back again.” The BBC reports

The best day of the year to find love online is coming soon

This is a date to remember. If one of your resolutions for 2018 was to find love, mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 7. Online dating sites like Match.com and PlentyofFish.com expect that this will be their busiest day of the year. Plenty of Fish told Moneyish they’re predicting record

Popular sweetener causing uptick in fatal superbug: study

The quest for guilt-free, “healthier” sugar options has had a serious, unintended consequence — the proliferation of two highly virulent superbugs, a study published in the journal Nature claims. The seemingly innocuous, naturally occurring sugar trehalose, a popular sweetener in nutritional drinks and energy products, could have allowed certain

McDonald’s testing ‘Archburger’ made with fresh beef

It’s a whole new year, and McDonald’s is already busy making good on a failed menu item. On Jan. 3, Business Insider reported that the fast-food giant is testing a fresh beef hamburger at select locations. Dubbed the “Archburger,” the sandwich is strikingly similar to a long gone item

Airlines may take away one of the only good things about flying

One of the only things to look forward to about flying is getting to binge-watch TV shows and movies. But the way we’re entertained in the air could be about to change and people aren’t happy about it. Some airlines are reportedly ditching the seatback screens that give us

People, it’s cold outside — put on some damn socks

You don’t have to be Al Roker to know it’s oppressively cold out there. As I walk down the street, I see you all have been doing a bang-up job of bundling up. You’re properly layering under your bulky parkas and protecting your delicate heads with those cute wool hats adorned

Silicon Valley loves “raw water’ that will make you sick

In case you haven’t noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health. You can see evidence of it just about everywhere, including internet-connected juicers and new medical “breakthroughs,” but rarely is a new trend as obviously flawed as “raw water.” Raw water is

Blood delivered by drone is saving lives in Rwanda

Drones might be causing privacy concerns in the United States and Europe, but in the East African country of Rwanda, they are a welcome sight in the skies. Through a partnership between drone startup Zipline and the Rwandan health ministry, drone-powered medical supply deliveries are ramping up, and

Americans will eat more meat than ever before this year

Americans will eat more protein-rich meat in 2018 than ever before, in part because of trendy low-carb diets, the Department of Agriculture predicted Tuesday. The average American will gobble down 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry this year, topping a record set in 2004, when consumers ate 221.9

Baby born amid police chase as parents race to hospital

This newborn started out life in the fast lane. A South Carolina baby girl was brought into the world amid a police chase Monday as her parents sped to the hospital, news station WCBD reported. Her parents said they hit the road full speed to a Charleston hospital when the

Russia unleashes newest secret weapon: puppies

MOSCOW — The Russian Armed Forces has unveiled its latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year greetings video: cuddly puppies. After a year of showing off its military might in Syria, the Defense Ministry has taken a softer approach. The one-minute video shows dozens of puppies sharing food and

New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world

People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays and loud cheering. Revelers in Australia watched fireworks over Sydney Harbour. In North Korea, fireworks exploded over the Taedong River. Elsewhere, the tone was more somber. In Turkey, some 100 people gathered outside Istanbul’s Reina nightclub to remember the victims

Women monitor their health much better than men

When it comes to minding their health, New York’s women are way ahead of the men. More On: health The most dramatic body transformations of 2017 The craziest medical mishaps of 2017 How to actually keep your New Year's resolutions Moms-to-be are slapping on these freaky 'belly masks' That’s according to Oscar Health, the hipster-friendly

Lotto glitch leads to hundreds of Christmas Day winners

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with hundreds of unexpected winners. The Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game generates trees on a tic-tac-toe grid paying up to $500 when someone gets three in a line. Lottery officials say