Y’all better buckle up because hurricane season is coming, and federal scientists have predicted it will be *checks notes*... uh, pretty damn normal.
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Eight years ago, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history wreaked havoc on the 50,000-person city of Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people. On Wednesday night, city residents had to relive the fear of that day as more than two dozen tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma and Missouri, one touching down near Joplin.
Four million. That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from January to March this year, according to its most recent transparency report. (And to put a fine point on it, that’s just the content it actually caught.) In a press briefing this afternoon, vice president of global operations Justin Osofsky teased a plan to pilot a subgroup of moderators who are specifically tasked with handling hate speech.
Evan Peters’ Quicksilver in Fox’s most recent X-Men films has been one of the franchise’s most interesting characters, in part because of the innovative way filmmakers have taken to visualising his super speed. Dark Phoenix wouldn’t be a proper X-Men sendoff without the silver-haired speed demon, and in a new clip from the film, he gets his time to shine.
Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, according to two former Snap employees who spoke with Motherboard, that’s exactly what happened at Snapchat.
As omnivorous creatures, chimpanzees eat all sorts of things, including fruits, termites, tiny rodents, and even full-grown monkeys. As for chimps eating reptiles, that’s completely unheard of—until now. Unprecedented observations have uncovered a community of chimps in Gabon that regularly consume tortoises.
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aimed at banning pay-to-win microtransactions and loot boxes in video games that are “minor-oriented”. The bill, however, essentially applies to all video games ever made, whether children were the intended audience or not. It would also appear to ban a wide variety of in-game mechanics that virtually no one is complaining about, even the parents of kids who game.
Microsoft or Sony don’t make the best controllers for your Xbox or PlayStation. Instead, they’re made by Scuf, a company that produces high-end customisable controllers intended for competitive gaming and people who want the best experience. So when the company announces a new super customisable Xbox One controller, it’s time to get excited.
By now, horror fans know the drill: Each month brings a new instalment of Hulu and Blumhouse’s holiday-themed horror series, Into the Dark. For June, it’s Father’s Day, and They Come Knocking looks to offer an excellent argument against ever camping in the isolated desert, especially if you see a bunch of “missing” posters hanging around the last outpost of civilisation.
X, U, A, Y, and B. Put them all together and what’s that spell? Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, a brand new book from author Alexander Freed that’s kicking off a whole trilogy of new post-Return of the Jedi stories.
When you're thinking of apps that slurp up your data allowance, the likes of Netflix, YouTube, and Stan probably come to mind. After all, video is pretty demanding when it comes to data.
So it might surprise you to hear that Instagram can easily use more data than all of those. In fact, it's probably one of the most data intensive apps installed on your smartphone. It's a real thirsty bish.
Dreamworks has released the first trailer for Abominable, the latest in a string of animated films about the icebound Bigfoot. It might sound recognisable because of all the yeti films we’ve gotten in the past, including the one where Zendaya was Meechee—but it’s also similar for another reason. Does this yeti look...familiar to you?