A review of Jamie Foxx’s Day Shift

A review of Jamie Foxx’s Day Shift

(from left) Jamie Foxx as Bud Jablonski and Snoop Dogg as Big John Elliott in JJ Perry’s Day Shift.Photo: Netflix Day Shift marks the feature film debut from stunt coordinator JJ Perry—as well as the latest attempt by John Wick filmmakers David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s 87 North Productions to pair high-profile stars with high-concept, … Read more

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

Image: Vintage Tones (Shutterstock) In 2016, cybersecurity pro Patrick Wardle heard a story that deeply disturbed him: cybercriminals were using malware to surreptitiously spy on people through their MacOS webcams and microphones. In one particularly unsettling case, a hacker had used a malware called “Fruitfly” to hijack the webcams of laptops with the goal of … Read more

GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

Image: Gamestop / Krystian Majewski / Kotaku GameStop has once again proven with their NFT shenanigans that an unregulated market built on planet-destroying technology is, and this may shock you, not a terribly great idea. In a thorough report from Ars Technica, the GameStop NFT marketplace is yet again the topic of controversy as an … Read more

UPS Drivers Are Furious Over Dangerous Heat Inside Trucks

UPS Drivers Are Furious Over Dangerous Heat Inside Trucks

Simone Martin says her work as a UPS delivery truck driver was especially difficult on July 21, during a heat wave in NYC. In the summer months, Martin often dips a cooling cloth into a container of ice that she keeps in her truck and wraps it around her neck. But during that recent heat … Read more

Riot Blockchain Made More in Power Credits Than Bitcoin

Riot Blockchain Made More in Power Credits Than Bitcoin

The bitcoin mining machines in the Whinstone Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas, owned and operated by Riot Blockchain.Photo: MARK FELIX/AFP/AFP (Getty Images) At least one big bitcoin mining operation in Texas that was not actually mining much bitcoin during this season’s record-breaking heat netted millions of dollars in profits—more than they would have if … Read more

Ana de Armas’ accent in Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ trailer panned by fans, ‘this was a giant casting failure’

Ana de Armas’ accent in Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ trailer panned by fans, ‘this was a giant casting failure’

While ‘Blonde’ received bouquets for the riveting trailer, Ana de Armas had brickbats thrown at her as fans took to Twitter to criticize the Marilyn Monroe movie for being based on fiction as well as Armas’s Cuban accent. ‘The Gray Man’ star, who according to multiple reports, learned English only in 2015, and even spent … Read more

Meta Asks Oversight Board If It Can Stop Caring About Covid Misinformation

Meta Asks Oversight Board If It Can Stop Caring About Covid Misinformation

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Getty Images) Meta, the company routinely railed against by experts and lawmakers for turbocharging covid-19 lies, wants its hand-picked Oversight Board to weigh in on whether the whole misinformation thing is still that big of a deal. In a blog post published Tuesday, Meta President of Global Affairs, Nick Cleggsaid the company … Read more

Bitcoin Dumpster Guy Has Plan to Rescue Bitcoin From a Landfill

Bitcoin Dumpster Guy Has Plan to Rescue Bitcoin From a Landfill

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid (Getty Images) You gotta hand it to some people for being impetuous even in the face of extraordinary odds. Imagine looking for a single hard drive amidst a literal heap of trash. Well, that’s been one UK man’s goal for nearly a decade after he accidentally lost the chance of being an … Read more

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Cat Game Stray Falls Into Cyberpunk’s Usual Orientalism Problem

Image: Annapurna Interactive If you’ve felt uncomfortable about the rice paddy hats in Strayyou aren’t the only one. Stray lifts Asian aesthetics to evoke exoticism and danger, but it doesn’t engage with the history of the city it appropriates. This is especially problematic because its real-world setting carries painful historical baggage that cannot be reduced … Read more

The NIST Is Fighting Quantum Hackers, Which Don’t Exist Yet

The NIST Is Fighting Quantum Hackers, Which Don’t Exist Yet

Photo: CHRIS DELMAS / AFP (Getty Images) This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the winners of a global competition to create new encryption standards. Somewhat mind-bogglingly, these algorithms have been designed to defend against a cyber threat that doesn’t even exist yet: quantum computers. For the most part, today’s popular … Read more