Prison Phone App Exposes Millions of Inmate Messages and Personal Data

Prison Phone App Exposes Millions of Inmate Messages and Personal Data

As many incarcerated individuals are having their visiting privileges restricted due to the global pandemic, Telmate’s Getting Out app has become one of the only options that families separated by incarceration have to keep in touch. But according to research published today, hundreds of millions of intimate messages from many…

SpaceX’s Satellite ISP Now Boasts Download Speeds of More Than 100 Mbps

SpaceX’s Satellite ISP Now Boasts Download Speeds of More Than 100 Mbps

When Elon Musk and SpaceX proposed building an ISP comprised of satellites in low earth orbit, it seemed like a project straight out of sci-fi. And while SpaceX has launched less than 800 of its eventual 12,000 satellite goal, the company just announced that its space-based internet service Starlink is…

Keep Pregnancy Tests Dumb

Keep Pregnancy Tests Dumb

I love a good teardown as much as the next gadget nerd, but two teardowns of digital pregnancy tests on Twitter illustrate how “technology” for reproductive health often misses the mark.

Updates From Black Widow, Lucifer, and More

Updates From Black Widow, Lucifer, and More

Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris have boarded John Boyega’s next sci-fi film. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal is making a return this October. Riverdale teases its next few chapters. Plus, the CW hypes up Swamp Thing’s network debut, and the writer of Netflix’s Project Power is tackling A.I. in a new sci-fi…

A Cheap ‘Apple Watch SE’ is Coming

A Cheap ‘Apple Watch SE’ is Coming

The new Apple Watch Series 6 is really close to dropping. Some rumours even say it will launch next week, completely separate to the iPhone 12 launch. While we don’t know if that will actually happen, what we do know is a cheaper ‘Apple Watch SE’ will be debuting alongside…

Facebook Is Helping Encourage Voters to Break the Law

Facebook Is Helping Encourage Voters to Break the Law

On Thursday, President Trump doubled down on the instructions he had given voters the day before: that those who voted by mail should also show up at polling locations and verify that their votes have been counted, and, if not, vote again. What Trump has now repeatedly directed people to…

Netflix’s Army of the Dead Is Getting Its Own Snyderverse

Netflix’s Army of the Dead Is Getting Its Own Snyderverse

Netflix is banking on Zack Snyder’s zombie heist thriller becoming their next big thing. The streaming platform announced that Snyder’s upcoming movie Army of the Dead is getting an expanded universe before it even takes off, with a prequel film and an anime spinoff series.

Lesbian Necromancers in Space Will Break Your Heart

Lesbian Necromancers in Space Will Break Your Heart

Forgive me, but Tamsyn Muir’s incredible debut, Gideon the Ninth, absolutely ruined me last year. The novel racked up a lot of accolades, and Muir has followed it up with a breathtaking sequel — Harrow the Ninth — that will disgust, amuse, and maybe even titillate you, and then break…

Netflix’s Biohackers Is Not the Tech Utopia You Might Expect

Netflix’s Biohackers Is Not the Tech Utopia You Might Expect

The German sci-fi series Biohackers has debuted on Netflix, ostensibly telling the story of a medical student who gets caught up in the world of biohacking. However, as we see in the first episode of this six-episode series, there’s a secret lurking underneath the surface. One that’s grabbed our attention.

Updates From The Matrix 4, Lucifer, and More

Updates From The Matrix 4, Lucifer, and More

Ed Solomon’s next project is a peculiar stop-motion revival. Bruce Campbell wants you to know the next Evil Dead is going big. Oscar Isaac discusses Dune’s relevance in our modern society. Plus, Mike Flanagan wants his hands on The Dark Tower and Danny Trejo is fighting demons. To me, my…

COVID-19 Has Caused an ‘Explosion’ of Plastic Pollution

COVID-19 Has Caused an ‘Explosion’ of Plastic Pollution

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge amount of new plastic pollution, says the charity Surfers Against Sewage. Apparently, we’ve all gone back to single-use plastic in droves, and some inconsiderate gits are leaving it on the beach or throwing it into rivers, alongside their used face masks. Lovely. Starting…

Love Avocados? Thank This Extinct Mammal

Love Avocados? Thank This Extinct Mammal

Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all. In my new book “Avocado: A Global History,” I explain how the avocado survived a series of ecological and cultural close calls that could have easily relegated them to…