13 Helpful Party Tips From The Star Wars Holiday Special

13 Helpful Party Tips From The Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is legendarily bad, and it lives up to every part of that legend. Airing once in 1978 and never again, it’s a travesty that makes Jar Jar Binks seem both understated and dignified. But that’s not to say it’s entirely without benefit! In fact, it’s…

Your Modern Car Is A Privacy Nightmare

Your Modern Car Is A Privacy Nightmare

Next time you feel the need to justify to a family member, friend, or random acquaintance why you drive an old shitbox instead of a much more comfortable, modern vehicle, here’s another reason for you to trot out: your old shitbox, unlike every modern car, is not spying on you.

How Can We Make Sure That Algorithms Are Fair?

How Can We Make Sure That Algorithms Are Fair?

Using machines to augment human activity is nothing new. Egyptian hieroglyphs show the use of horse-drawn carriages even before 300 B.C. Ancient Indian literature such as “Silapadikaram” has described animals being used for farming. And one glance outside shows that today people use motorized vehicles to get around.

This Is How Little Tax Tech Companies Pay In Australia

This Is How Little Tax Tech Companies Pay In Australia

Some of the biggest tech companies in the world have been known to shift profits around to minimise the amount of tax paid. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) just released a report for the 2017/8 financial year, and while most companies appeared to be paying the full corporate tax rate,…

Boeing Halts 737 MAX Production

Boeing Halts 737 MAX Production

Boeing will halt production on its infamous 737 MAX plane nine months after authorities grounded the passenger airliner following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that took 346 lives.

Alaska Natives Demanded Goldman Sachs Not Fund Arctic Drilling, And It Listened

Alaska Natives Demanded Goldman Sachs Not Fund Arctic Drilling, And It Listened

Money talks, and that’s why environmental activists—and, more specifically, indigenous peoples—have been pressuring banks for years to stop throwing their money toward fossil fuel extraction projects. Finally, major banks are starting to listen. Goldman Sachs announced Sunday that it’s finally listening and won’t fund new coal projects globally or any…

Hey Tom Cruise, What The Hell?

Hey Tom Cruise, What The Hell?

Tom Cruise is supposed to be an ally. This megawealthy superstar is supposed to, at the very least, understand how movies and television are viewed and support us nerds who want everything in widescreen with a perfectly calibrated rec.709 picture and zero motion smoothing. Why has he forsaken us?

Android Messaging Joins The 21st Century

Android Messaging Joins The 21st Century

Say bye to SMS. As of last week, Google finished rolling out RCS messaging on Android phones in the U.S.—meaning, it’s available regardless of carrier in the country.

Future Audi Interiors Will Be A Button-Less, Screen-Filled Dystopia

Future Audi Interiors Will Be A Button-Less, Screen-Filled Dystopia

If you’ve followed me this far on this website, then you’ll know I love car interiors with buttons, dials and switches. That’s not exactly a brave stance, as literally every breathing person in this world feels this way, but I hate touchscreens and will argue against them until my last…

The Best Free Alternatives To Netflix

The Best Free Alternatives To Netflix

Netflix has changed the way we think about watching movies and shows, but that monthly subscription isn’t as essential as you might think it is—a growing number of alternatives are appearing on the scene, and some of them are free to use. Here are the best Netflix-esque services that you…

Getting Airborne In A Car Is One Of The Great Joys In Life

Getting Airborne In A Car Is One Of The Great Joys In Life

There isn’t a lot to keep a teenager occupied in rural America, but owning an $800 car opens up a lot of possibilities. I was a pizza delivery driver for a few of my younger years and after a typical closing shift, some of the other drivers and I would…

Google Reveals Its Top Searches Of The Year And, Yes, It’s Mostly Memes

Google Reveals Its Top Searches Of The Year And, Yes, It’s Mostly Memes

The Game of Thrones Starbucks cup debacle. Watching Notre Dame go up in flames. The moment the world fell in love with Baby Yoda. Going through Google’s top searches of the year feels like flipping through a scrapbook of the internet’s collective obsessions. Released this week, the company’s annual “Year…

An Unnecessary Deep Dive Into The Magic Of Netflix’s Holiday Movie Universe

An Unnecessary Deep Dive Into The Magic Of Netflix’s Holiday Movie Universe

Time travel, sorceresses, curses, ghosts, human cloning. Netflix has officially established a Holiday Movie Universe, connecting several of its Hallmark-style seasonal films through references and Easter eggs. What this has done is create a fantasy realm where Christmas can sustain a country’s economy, hot chocolate is an aphrodisiac, and, oh…

U.S. Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix’s Library

U.S. Feds Break Up Illegal Streaming Network That Dwarfs Netflix’s Library

Two of the minds behind the nation’s largest pirate streaming services, iStreamItAll and Jetflicks, have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges, U.S. federal officials said Friday. Now we all can rest easier knowing there are a few less bad actors getting one over on multi-billion-dollar giants like Netflix and…