Dark Sky Won’t Be Disappearing From Android Just Yet

Dark Sky Won’t Be Disappearing From Android Just Yet

When news broke earlier this year that Apple had snapped up Dark Sky, the weather app said at the time that while the app would continue working for iOS users, it would be shut down for Android and Wear OS users and subscribers beginning July 1.

Congrats, Humanity, We Trashed a Record Number of Electronics Last Year

Congrats, Humanity, We Trashed a Record Number of Electronics Last Year

The world keeps producing more headphones, microwaves, laptops, air conditioners, and other pieces of electronics even as a record amount ends up as e-waste. A new report concluded that in 2019, humanity generated its highest ever total of e-waste globally, underscoring a rapidly growing problem.

MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content

MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content

Earlier this week, MIT permanently pulled its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset — a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment. The reason? It used racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos.

Cadillac Sure That Losing Plan Will Work This Time

Cadillac Sure That Losing Plan Will Work This Time

Cadillac, a once well-respected luxury brand, has had difficulty getting and retaining customers in a highly competitive segment where foreign brands dominate. Cadillac hopes that an all-new sports sedan, the CT4, will start to change that. I have my doubts.

Young Adult Post-Disaster Novels Can Teach Us About Trauma and Survival

Young Adult Post-Disaster Novels Can Teach Us About Trauma and Survival

COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of us. But it’s standard fare for the protagonists of young adult (YA) post-disaster novels. Like most post-disaster novels, the book is more concerned with how we survive rather than understanding…

Dead: The Lincoln Continental

Dead: The Lincoln Continental

The tenth-generation of the Lincoln Continental — reintroduced in 2016 after 14 years gone — will die again, Ford said today. Production will be halted by the end of the year in the U.S., and eventually in China as well. It’s the newest victim of the obsessions with SUVs.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Images Leak

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Images Leak

We’re expecting a 5G version of Samsung’s adorable clamshell phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, any time now – and it looks like the design has leaked. The device recently cleared TENAA certification and thanks to the beady-eyed folks at MySmartPrice, we now have images that reveal… that it looks pretty much…

The Too-Short Story of Ahmed Best’s Other Star Wars Roles

The Too-Short Story of Ahmed Best’s Other Star Wars Roles

We are, at long last, living in the early days of what is a long-overdue Ahmed Best renaissance. After years of horrifying torment the actor received for having the audacity to bring Jar Jar Binks to life, Star Wars (both its fandom and its institution) has accepted Best into its…

Doom Patrol’s Second Season Is Working Through Some Personal Shit

Doom Patrol’s Second Season Is Working Through Some Personal Shit

If off-panel, in the narrative void. Even though the show has prided itself by leaning heavily into tropes that defined comics as a medium, the second season opens by immediately making clear that it has every intention of picking up right where things left off.

When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

Lizmarie Oropeza imagined that when her 17-month old foster son, Caden, hit his milestones — pointing, learning to walk, speaking his first words — his biological family would be able to celebrate alongside her. Then coronavirus hit. In Oropeza’s home-state of Connecticut, visitation between families and children in the child…

Shell Is the Latest Oil Company to Do a Belly Flop

Shell Is the Latest Oil Company to Do a Belly Flop

We’re halfway through 2020, and I think we can all safely say it’s been a pretty terrible year. There’s been so much terrible stuff in the past two months alone, I can’t even remember the bad stuff that happened in January. But I’m sure it sucked.

The Creators of Pokémon Go Are Now Working on a Settlers of Catan AR Game

The Creators of Pokémon Go Are Now Working on a Settlers of Catan AR Game

In a blog post on its website yesterday, Niantic, the company behind the still-popular Pokémon Go augmented reality smartphone game, revealed it was working on at least 10 new AR games including one that turns your neighbourhood and city into one of the most popular board games since Monopoly: Settlers…

Why Other People Can’t See Your Emojis and How to Fix It

Why Other People Can’t See Your Emojis and How to Fix It

We’ve got more emojis at our fingertips than ever before, but are your friends, relatives, colleagues, and favourite chatbots seeing the colourful cartoon symbols you think they’re seeing? There are several different reasons why emojis can get lost in translation between apps, devices, and platforms, and here we’ll explain how…

Why We Still Love Unsolved Mysteries

Why We Still Love Unsolved Mysteries

Since the mid-1980s, the Unsolved Mysteries television program has investigated thousands of weird and wonderful tales. The popularity of the series over almost 35 years, more than 600 episodes, and five reboots, is testament to the high level of interest in narratives that don’t have a neat resolution. The latest…

Somehow Crucible Is Not the Biggest Amazon Screw Up, But It’s Trying

Somehow Crucible Is Not the Biggest Amazon Screw Up, But It’s Trying

A month after Amazon released its flagship third-person shooter/MOBA/battle royal/what the heck even is this game, Crucible, the company has unreleased it due to copious amounts of negative feedback. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” said the Crucible team in a blog this morning. All current players will…

Australian Authorities Want an AI To Settle Your Divorce

Australian Authorities Want an AI To Settle Your Divorce

For better or worse, there’s a good chance your current love life owes something to automation. Even if you’re just hooking up with the occasional Tinder fling (which if you are, no judgment), you’re still turning to Tinder’s black-box algorithms to pick out that fling for you before turning to…

Damon Lindelof Details the Behind-the-Scenes Struggle to End Lost

Damon Lindelof Details the Behind-the-Scenes Struggle to End Lost

As long as fans have breath in their lungs, they’ll Did it not? Last month marked 10 years since the series finale, and bringing it up at a party (remember those?) is still sure to spark debate. In a new interview, Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof pulls back the…