The New ‘Cats’ Trailer Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

The New ‘Cats’ Trailer Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Geez, what happened this week? A lot, actually—and not just those impeachment hearing thingamabobs. For one, the President Trump “opened” an Apple factory that had actually been operational for six years. Speaking of questionable statements, the president’s press secretary claimed Obama administration aides left behind nasty notes, which administration officials denied. There was another Democratic…

Are Saturn’s Rings Really as Young as the Dinosaurs?

Are Saturn’s Rings Really as Young as the Dinosaurs?

The Cassini spacecraft perished in a literal blaze of glory on September 15, 2017, when it ended its 13-year study of Saturn by intentionally plunging into the gas giant’s swirling atmosphere. The crash came after a last few months of furious study, during which Cassini performed the Grand Finale — a sensational, death-defying dance that…

Amazon Doesn’t Favor Its Own Brands—Except When It Does

Amazon Doesn’t Favor Its Own Brands—Except When It Does

Amazon’s answers to the House antitrust subcommittee’s investigation of Big Tech, made public earlier this week, are not exactly a model of responsiveness. (Q: “Please identify the total number of Prime members in the United States.” A: “Amazon Prime has over 100 million paid subscribers worldwide.”) But a surprisingly revealing answer came in response to…

How to Avoid Black Friday Scams Online

How to Avoid Black Friday Scams Online

Black Friday attracts crowds, and crowds attract scammers, and that means you need to take extra care when shopping online over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. There’ll be people out there keen to relieve you of more money than you’ll save on a TV set or a gaming console.The following precautions apply whatever…

‘Shop Contest: The Poké Ball Guy

‘Shop Contest: The Poké Ball Guy

From the moment I first saw the Poke Ball Guy I knew he was trouble. And I also knew he needed to get his very own ‘Shop Contest. So here we are. He’s out on parole and free to go on new adventures. Your Challenge This Week: Spread the horror of Poke Ball Guy to…