It’s Time for Twitter to Die

It’s Time for Twitter to Die

Not unlike Twitter’s new Fleets, the company’s time is rapidly expiring. The platform, which is now dedicated to dunking on the earnest, yelling about conspiracies, and sharing bad memes, is on its way to the big social media cemetery in the sky to join MySpace, Plurk, and (hopefully soon) Facebook.

Let’s All Get Cautiously Excited About This Vaccine News

Let’s All Get Cautiously Excited About This Vaccine News

On Wednesday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced even more encouraging results from its now-completed covid-19 vaccine trial. The experimental vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing illness overall and seems nearly as effective in people over the age of 65, a key population. Despite the very promising findings, though,…

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, Spider-Man 3, and More

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, Spider-Man 3, and More

Aaron Driver is teaming up with Ariana Greenblatt for a new sci-fi thriller. Bruce Campbell returns to horror with a new Black Friday themed adventure. Charmed is introducing a new trans character. Plus, familiar foes confirmed for Stargirl’s return, and what’s to come on His Dark Materials. Spoilers, away!

Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

President Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Trump announced the new Tuesday night via Twitter.

Could a Gigantic Lunar Telescope Reveal the Very First Stars?

Could a Gigantic Lunar Telescope Reveal the Very First Stars?

A team of astronomers is reviving an idea that NASA sidelined a decade ago, in which a huge observatory would be installed on the Moon. Dubbed the “Ultimately Large Telescope,” the facility would easily outperform every other telescope in its class and spot objects that are predicted by theory but…

Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Great news for chickens: It’s now easier than ever to pretend you never posted that cringe to Twitter, which is rolling out a new, Instagram Stories-like type of post that auto-deletes after 24 hours. These are called Fleets, which is slightly confusing until you realise it’s a bad pun.

Teens Surely Rejoicing As TikTok Rolls Out Even More Parental Controls

Teens Surely Rejoicing As TikTok Rolls Out Even More Parental Controls

Even if you haven’t been on TikTok, you probably know that the app is full of teens, and teens, in general, don’t always have the best judgement. In light of that, the platform unveiled a bevvy of new parental controls today geared towards keeping the millions of teens on the…

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Flees FBI Using Handheld Sea Scooter, Fails Miserably

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Flees FBI Using Handheld Sea Scooter, Fails Miserably

Federal agents arrested Matthew Piercey near Redding, California, on Monday over an alleged $US35 ($48) million Ponzi scheme, but Piercey didn’t surrender quietly. The suspect reportedly fled FBI agents in a truck before jumping out, getting something out of his vehicle, and hiding in the freezing water of Lake Shasta…

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Hiding a Tiny X-Men Easter Egg

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Hiding a Tiny X-Men Easter Egg

Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ NPCs are always weirdly surprised whenever they see you zooming through the air via blasts of synthetic webbing. You’d think that the game’s New Yorkers were somehow unaccustomed to witnessing superheroes as part of their everyday lives…despite how prominently Avengers Tower features into the game’s Manhattan skyline.

Tower Records Rockets From the Tomb

Tower Records Rockets From the Tomb

If you’re of a certain age and cultural predilection, you’ll remember Tower Records with great fondness. Founded in 1960, the store was a bulwark against normality for years and probably one of the best places to buy vinyl, tapes, CDs, books, and merch for all your favourite pre-Spotify bands. When…

MSI Creator 15 Review: A Well-Balanced Laptop for Games or Work

MSI Creator 15 Review: A Well-Balanced Laptop for Games or Work

Creator-focused and gaming laptops can sometimes be indistinguishable from each other. Both usually have a high-end specs to transcode videos as quickly as they load graphically intensive games, enough ports to transfer raw image files from cameras and hook-up streaming equipment, and sometimes even 4K displays. But something like gaming…

Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back — and they’re ready to turn 2020 upside down. Hulu has revived Animaniacs in an era where reboots are at an all-time high, giving these classic meta characters a window into modern cultural satire. But are ‘90s goofs still relevant two decades later?

Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Biggest Conflict Is Achingly Intimate

Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Biggest Conflict Is Achingly Intimate

Insomniac’s first thwip at the Spider-Verse gave us a compelling tale of Peter Parker’s dual life, with a wonderfully personable twist that smashed those halves together. Its successor — Spider-Man: Miles Morales, released last week — does the same but as its larger self does, the new story drills this…