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Twitter Doesn’t Know Why Its Algorithms Amplify Right-Leaning Political Content

It’s a good day to be a mainstream politically conservative party or a right-leaning news outlet on Twitter. The company has released the results of a study analyzing algorithmic amplification of political content on the platform, which affirms what had already been suspected by some: The political right does really…Read more...

We're Running Out of Blue

If you thought the global supply chain disruptions only affected your receipt at the grocery store or your ability to get the newest Apple product, think again. The paint industry is going through an intense supply chain crunch right now, which is bad news if your home improvement or renovation projects require the…Read more...

Tom Hanks' Comfy Finch Suit Sounds Like the New Gold Standard

In director Miguel Sapochnik’s upcoming post-apocalyptic drama Finch, Tom Hanks stars as the titular inventor who finds himself living in almost complete solitude after a cataclysmic event wipes out the vast bulk of the world’s population save for him and his dog. Keen on making sure that his canine companion is taken…Read more...

Trump's Social Media Platform Could Already Face Legal Issues, After Allegedly Ripping Off Code

The most recent former president’s new social media platform—goofily called The Truth Social—would appear to be sourced from derivative code that could potentially get him sued. Read more...

Hideaki Anno's Thunderbirds Compilation Movie Is Getting an HD Remaster

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno loves three things: existential trauma, tokusatsu, and movie titles with the word Shin in them. His latest project has... hmm, let’s go with two out of three, sort of. One and a bit.Read more...

Of Course Dune Has Already Been Pirated

After some frustrating covid-releated delays, Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi saga Dune is almost here; it launches in theaters and on HBO Max in mere hours (HBO Max will have it at 6:00pm ET today). But naturally, and no doubt to the streaming-averse director’s chagrin, online…Read more...

Google Is Slashing Fees for Play Store Apps, So, Please Stop Yelling

Facing increased regulatory pressure, on Thursday, Google moved to further slash the fees it collects from downloads of its subscription-based Play Store offerings for Android.Read more...

Plastic Is the New Coal

A new report out on Thursday warns that plastics will overtake coal-fired power plants as a major leading source of greenhouse emissions in the U.S. in less than a decade. The continued rise of plastic production threatens to wipe away the modest progress made against climate change that’s come from reducing our…Read more...

Returning to Tabletop Has Re-Stoked My Love of Physical Games

Like many people in the last year and a half, a retreat indoors and away from public events to grapple with the scope of the covid-19 pandemic led to a retreat to the indulgence of past hobbies and nostalgic loves. As the prospect of staying inside went on for longer and longer, I binge-watched old favorites,…Read more...

The Chip Shortage Has Finally Hit Apple

It’s been a rough year for gadget makers. The global chip shortage has impacted everything from the PlayStation 5 to graphics cards. For a while, it seemed like Apple had avoided the worst of the supply chain woes, but it looks like that luck has finally run out. Read more...

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