Oscars 2020: 20 Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now

Oscars 2020: 20 Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now

Between Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Avengers: Endgame’s record-setting $2.8 billion worldwide haul, superhero movies—and Marvel Cinematic Universe films in particular—continued to dominate the box office in 2019. But in the wake of Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning Roma (2018), several of the year’s most critically acclaimed films opted to forgo a wide or prolonged…

Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

Last week, a global gaggle of billionaires, academics, thought leaders, and other power brokers gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s signature annual event. Climate change! The global economy! Health! The agenda was packed with discussion of the most pressing issues of our time. True to form, much of the musing ventured away…

The US Space Force Has a Rough Launch on the Internet

The US Space Force Has a Rough Launch on the Internet

All but buried in the onslaught of impeachment news and peaking tensions with Iran, Donald Trump scored one of his biggest legislative victories in the closing days of 2019: the creation of a stand-alone “Space Force,” a Pentagon recognition that the atmosphere far above our heads is an increasingly challenging and hostile environment for the…

CollegeHumor Helped Shape Online Comedy. What Went Wrong?

CollegeHumor Helped Shape Online Comedy. What Went Wrong?

On a cloudy morning the week after New Year’s Day, at CollegeHumor’s headquarters in West Hollywood, everyone braced for bad news. “We all knew what was about to happen,” writer and actor Katie Marovitch said. “My face was covered in hives, which happens to me when I’m very anxious, which is a lot.” Sam Reich,…

Probe of the Kobe Bryant Crash Will Examine If Fog Played a Role

Probe of the Kobe Bryant Crash Will Examine If Fog Played a Role

While the investigation into the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight other people Sunday morning is just beginning, a likely focus of attention will be the fog that limited visibility in the Los Angeles area. En route from Orange County to Bryant’s youth basketball academy in Thousand Oaks, pilot Ara Zobayan…

An AI Virus Warning System, Mac Malware, and More News

An AI Virus Warning System, Mac Malware, and More News

Artificial intelligence is alerting and Mac malware is diverting, but first: a cartoon about baby privacy.Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsAn AI epidemiologist sent the first warnings of the Wuhan virusOn January 9, the World…

Kobe Bryant, an Unforgiving Innovator of the NBA

Kobe Bryant, an Unforgiving Innovator of the NBA

Kobe Bryant was his own physics. All matter and motion, seemingly gravity-defiant. Or maybe it is more accurate to say he was Mt. Kilimanjaro, unmoving and not easily conquered. A kind of natural wonder. Or maybe that he was art—textural, operatic, insistent on worship. But even those descriptions seem to fail the totality of his…

Defying Company Policy, Over 300 Amazon Employees Speak Out

Defying Company Policy, Over 300 Amazon Employees Speak Out

While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was throwing a lavish party at his $23 million mansion in Washington, DC, this weekend—attended by celebrities like Ivanka Trump and Bill Gates—hundreds of his employees were gearing up to revolt.At issue was the company’s external communications policy and reports earlier this month that it threatened to fire employees for…