Black-Owned Apps + Platforms Offering Thoughtful Digital Spaces

“This list of six Black-owned technology platforms showcases the strength, grit, and energy that exists within Black culture. It’s admirable that even amidst all the chaos—including racist internet trolls, a racial awakening, the shenanigans of the former president, and a crippling pandemic—these creators kept pushing through with a common goal: creating space for Black communities online,” Okayplayer’s Robyn Mowatt writes in her guide to Black-owned …

Virgin Hyperloop’s Passenger Experience Concept Video

In a new step-by-step concept video, Virgin Hyperloop walks viewers through the entire Hyperloook passenger experience. With utopian serenity, and portal design by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and pod designs by Teague, the journey portrays a commute at supersonic speed with structure and ease. “Hyperloop technology—and what it enables—is paradigm-shifting,” Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience, says. Luchian, one of the first people …

Apple Celebrates Black History Month With Maps + More

Apple’s Black Unity Collection of products and accessories painted in the Pan-African Flag’s colors caught headlines this week, but another set of initiatives will prove more impactful. During Black History Month, through the launch of the collection, Apple will support several global organizations (including the Black Lives Matter Support Fund, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the European Network Against Racism); host a Black-owned …