The HomePod Mini Is a Perfect Smart Home Overlord

The HomePod Mini Is a Perfect Smart Home Overlord

The HomePod Mini is $90 more than the Echo Dot, $120 more than the Nest Mini, and the exact same price as the larger Nest Audio. Its voice assistant, Siri, is not nearly as smart as its rivals. Its audio quality is only so remarkable. It is shaped like a…

Updates From Cassian Andor, Wonder Woman 1984, and More

Updates From Cassian Andor, Wonder Woman 1984, and More

Pedro Pascal teases his hammy, demented Wonder Woman 1984 villain. Amazon’s Invincible adaptation rounds out its cast. Plus, what’s to come when Pennyworth returns, David Boreanaz talks not wanting to return as Buffy’s Angel, and work begins on The Orville’s next season. Spoilers now!

Pacific Killer Whales Are Dying — New Research Shows Why

Pacific Killer Whales Are Dying — New Research Shows Why

Killer whales are icons of the northeastern Pacific Ocean. They are intimately associated with the region’s natural history and First Nations communities. They are apex predators, with females living as long as 100 years old, and recognized as sentinels of ecosystem health — and some populations are currently threatened with…

Amazon Asks Its Advertisers to Consider Being a Bit More Invasive

Amazon Asks Its Advertisers to Consider Being a Bit More Invasive

In case you needed yet another reason to shop anywhere but Amazon this holiday season, here’s a good one: The company dropped a whitepaper earlier this week boasting about the stockpile of personal data it collects from every person browsing through its platform.

The Net Is Somehow Both Outdated and Prescient

The Net Is Somehow Both Outdated and Prescient

The Net, starring a post-Speed Sandra Bullock, was made in 1995, so it’s a given the technology it depicts will look outdated 25 years later. But some of the broader ideas the film pokes into — amid many, many, many scenes of Bullock’s character being chased around by bad guys…