piracy
Werner Herzog: ‘Piracy Has Been The Most Successful Form of Distribution Worldwide’

Always tuned-in to the true nature and potential of technology, the influential film director Werner Herzog supports cinephiles who want to pirate his films. Read More >>

science
In a World of MRSA and Superfungi, You Need to Start Washing Your Hands Correctly

A harrowing article in the New York Times this weekend has set plenty of people on edge. It details the rise of a fungal disease in hospitals that – like so many infections – has steadily become resistant to the drugs used to treat it. But for all our justified fears about superbugs, there’s a simple precaution against infections that most of us fail to take: washing our hands correctly. Read More >>

wearables
I Was Ready to Dunk on the Bose Frames… But I Actually Like Them?

Smartglasses have a bad rep—you can thank the glassholes for that. To this day, most people still can’t help but think of the first iteration of Google Glass when anyone brings up the topic of smart eyewear. That also means people start thinking about being recorded against their will, dorky design, and absurd prices for unconvincing tech. Read More >>

disasters
Southern African Countries Face Disease Outbreaks, Mental Health Crisis in Wake of Cyclone Idai

More than a week has passed since Cyclone Idai tore through the coast of southeastern Africa, dealing a devastating blow to the region. The cyclone has killed more than 750 among the three countries impacted, reports the Associated Press. And it’s left the major city of Beira in ruins. Read More >>

gadgets
Here’s an Incredibly Slick and Surprisingly Affordable Way to Convert Paper Drawings Into Digital Files

One day, the idea of making marks on sheets of flattened tree guts to share ideas with others will be laughable. But for now, the experience of writing or drawing on a piece of paper still feels more natural than it does on a glass or plastic tablet. Moleskine’s new Adobe Creative Cloud connected Paper Tablet strives to be a bridge between the two, letting you sketch on paper and then immediately edit and manipulate a digital version of your work in Adobe Illustrator. It works remarkably well, as long as you’re not expecting the same experience that £1,000 hardware offers. Read More >>

travel
US Flight Delayed After Vape Battery Reportedly Bursts Into Flames

On Wednesday, a flight from LaGuardia airport to Texas turn unexpectedly smoky when a vape battery reportedly stored in an overhead bin overheated and burst into flames. Read More >>

movies
All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2019

Last year was one of the biggest years ever at the box office, and 2019 looks like it could easily beat that record. Why? Well, you’ll see... Read More >>

movies
The Best, Worst, and Most Unforgettable Movie Moments of 2018

Of all of our year-end lists, this may have been the hardest to settle on. There were just so many memorable moments in film this year. Good ones, bad ones, moments that will last forever, moments you can never unsee. Read More >>

tv
Plans Are Underway to Build a New Ultraman Legacy in the West

Ultraman is one of Japan’s most iconic superheroes. And while each generation of size-changing defenders of the Earth has been enchanting Japanese audiences for over half a century, Ultraman’s impact around the wider world has been in fits and starts. But it may not be for much longer. Read More >>

movies
The Writer of Birds of Prey and Batgirl Told Us Her DC Origin Story

Batman is the entry point into DC for lots of people. However, screenwriter Christina Hodson also credits another superhero: Margot Robbie. Read More >>

internet
Google Finally Gives Up the Duck

Solidifying its powerful monopoly on duck-related online content, the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is now the proud owner of duck.com. The development comes after Google finally relented in an age-old dispute. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Razer Wants You to Mine Cryptocurrency For Them

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has launched a cryptocurrency mining program named Razer SoftMiner to put spare graphics card capacity to work – for them, not for you. Read More >>

giz asks
What Happens When Two Black Holes Collide?

On 14 September 2015, signals from one of the Universe’s most mind-boggling, powerful events produced the tiniest signal in a pair of detectors, one in the US state of Louisiana and one in the state of Washington. They’d detected two already-wild objects, black holes, slamming into one another. Read More >>

smartphones
LG Thinks the Guy Who Runs Its Stellar TV Business Can Save Its Phones

Even though LG has put out a respectable line of phones in 2018, sales for the company’s mobile division continue to struggle. So in an effort to rejuvenate its business, alongside an increased focus on robotics and autonomous vehicles, LG announced today that LG Home Entertainment President Brian Kwon will also be taking control of LG Mobile starting 1 December. Read More >>