Trump’s Un-American Failure to Protect Internet Freedom

It was no quiet period for global tech issues. In 2011, Egyptian authorities shut down the internet amid pro-democracy protests; brutal military crackdowns on demonstrators soon followed. In 2013, the Edward Snowden leaks spurred public outcry over surveillance programs and...

Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck?

The electric pickup trucks are here. Or almost here, at least. General Motors dropped a pretty penny to debut its new electric Hummer during the World Series on Tuesday, with a two minute, 15 second ad that took up an...

Is Quibi done for?

Update October 21st, 3:40PM ET: Quibi is, in fact, done for. Shortly after publication, The Wall Streets Journal reports Quibi is shutting down for good. Read more here. Struggling streaming service Quibi’s days appear to be numbered. The mobile-centric platform,...

Facebook Dating launches in Europe after lengthy delay

Facebook Dating, the social network’s competitor to Tinder and other dating apps, launches today in Europe after a long delay from its planned Valentine’s Day debut. The dating service offers the same features in Europe as it does in the...

Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

When the researchers compared the scans of participants, they found that those who most often correctly chose the pot with the most money had more activation in the amygdala, while those who made suboptimal decisions had more activation in the...

12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

2. Advance Voter Data Manipulation: One clear way to throw sand in the gears of the election would be to access and change voter registration databases in advance—for instance changing names, street addresses, or zip codes in ways that would...

The TikTok Teens Trying to Meme the Vote

Colton Hess knows TikTok’s power to reach young people en masse. Once, he got half a million views just for opening a banana on camera. So when he noticed in the months leading up to the election that youth voter...

ClickHole Started as a Meat Joke. Can It Avoid Being Offal?

Apart from the Onion, very few dedicated humor outlets offer staff positions. Other prominent sites, such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, are essentially one-person operations relying on freelancers. The highest-profile humorist in the US right now is probably Andy Borowitz, who...

The Tech Issues You Won’t Hear About at Tonight’s Debate

The 2020 presidential election is technological warfare. President Trump and Joe Biden are spending millions to deploy algorithms and target potential voters with their messages. The campaigns are more dependent on databases, math models, and video calls than ever, in...

How to Watch the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Joe Biden will meet for their final presidential debate on Thursday evening. This was originally scheduled to be the candidates’ third debate of the 2020 election season. But America's mask-shunning, crowded-room-loving, science-skeptical President was diagnosed with Covid-19...

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets New Summer 2021 Release Date

Sony has pushed Ghostbusters: Afterlife back to June 11th, 2021. The long-awaited sequel will now open in theaters exactly 37 years after the original Ghostbusters. The studio had initially bumped the movie from July of this year to March 2021,...

The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally

Liberals and conservatives often seem to speak different languages. A new study using artificial intelligence says that is now literally true. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000...

CBS Sets Premiere Dates for FBI, Bull, SEAL Team and Others

CBS’ delayed fall rollout continues to take shape, with the network announcing premiere dates for five more of its returning series. 2021 Broadcast-TV Renewal Scorecard Launch Gallery The Unicorn will kick off its second season on Thursday, Nov. 12 (in...

The FBI Declassified: Season One Ratings

Published: October 21, 2020 (CBS) The FBI Declassified series comes from the team behind CBS’ long-running 48 Hours TV show. It seems relatively inexpensive to produce and ties in with the network’s FBI and FBI: Most Wanted dramatic series. Will...

The Voice: Season 19 Ratings

Published: October 21, 2020 There’s little chance that The Voice will be cancelled instead of renewed for season 20. While the ratings have dropped, the series is still one of NBC’s biggest draws.  However, in the time of COVID-19, there’s...

neXt: Season One Ratings

Published: October 21, 2020 The neXt TV series was expected to launch in early 2020 but was delayed until Fall 2020 due to the pandemic. The FOX show now has less competition than it would in a typical season. Could...

Archer: Season 12 Renewal for FXX Animated Spy Series

by Trevor Kimball, October 21, 2020 (FXX) Sterling Archer’s adventures will continue on FXX. The cable channel has renewed the Archer TV series for a 12th season, which is expected to air sometime in 2021. An adult animated comedy series,...

What Even Is Friction, Anyway?

We can't escape the fact that we live in a world governed by friction. There's friction in your car engine, there's friction between your feet and the ground, and there can even be friction in your relationships—but that's actually a...

Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV

Quibi, the troubled streaming service focused on “quick bites” of mobile-first content, has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The company quietly announced the change in an updated support article. These apps follow Quibi’s ongoing...

Vivo makes big expansion into Europe

Vivo, one of the largest smartphone brands in the world, is expanding its operations in Europe. The company will now sell phones and accessories in six new markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. Vivo is kicking things...

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