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May 20, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
This TikTok trend is real this time… People on the internet are taking hangers, opening them up, and sandwiching their heads inside. Then, their heads turn to the side, seemingly without their control.…
Feb 17, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Sony is trying to make a statement with their radically different earbuds, but compromises on quality in doing so.… "I appreciate what Sony was going for with the LinkBuds, [but] the disc/ring design means there are no in-ear tips for a passive seal, which also means there's no ANC." - @raywongy… Image
Jan 18, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
These dogs are all clones.… Courtney Udvar-Hazy used the Texas-based company @ViaGenPets_ — which famously duplicated the singer Barbara Steisand’s dog Samantha in 2018 — to clone Willow, her dog that had passed after a tragic car accident. Phoenix and five other pups were born.… Image
Dec 30, 2021 22 tweets 13 min read
As 2021 comes to a close, here are 21 of our favorite stories of the year!

First up, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Nyan Cat with its creator, @PRguitarman, by @asilbwrites.… An interview with @SpiritHalloween's biggest fan @NickLutsko, by @AnAndyPaul.…
Dec 29, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
When I say ‘cyborg,’ I don’t just mean any old cyborg, you understand, but by far the most advanced human cybernetic organism ever created in 13.8 billion years,” says @DrScottMorgan, who uses his eyes to type.… Dr Scott-Morgan believes that technology will save him. “All my early science education came from Dr. Who and Star Trek,” he says. “They taught me that if you’re smart enough, brave enough, and have access to technology, anything’s possible.”…
Dec 29, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
It was hard to imagine how the situation could worsen at Activision Blizzard.

And then it did.… These same companies now produce titles that fail to push the envelope in any sense except scope, and, perhaps, players’ tolerance for jank. Does the grueling, harmful work really justify such games?…
Dec 8, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Former employees say the company’s first video showing off the autonomous driving feature on a Model S was entirely staged.… The accusation was revealed by an extensive NYT tell-all that relied on testimony from former Tesla employees, summarizing in clear-headed detail the numerous ways in which Tesla’s autonomous driving software has struggled and flopped.…
Dec 7, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
The VTuber community, which offers creators ultimate freedom over their appearance and interactions with the world, has attracted numerous trans creators seeking refuge from the difficulties they often face in IRL.… “I wasn’t a very happy person for the majority of my life,” says VTuber @ArtsyVRC. “I suppressed doing anything feminine for years. When I started VTubing with a female avatar, I realized that people would accept me as I am."…
Dec 7, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Musician Benn Jordan alleges former NYT reporter Ian Urbina deceptively formed an artist collective in order to take a lion's share of the royalties.… “[Urbina] also reached out to me later, asking if I knew of other artists for the project,” says one artist. “He seemed hungry for more and more.” Ultimately, at least 462 artists signed on to partner with Urbina, giving him more than 2,100 songs in total.…
Sep 28, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
Amazon is giving a presentation right now to convince you to watch Cinderella on Prime Video. Oh they also announced an Echo Show that you can attach to your wall. It’s now more evasive than ever, and can be taught to hear things like the beeping sound your fridge makes when it’s left open, so it can ping you to close it. I wish I was joking.
Aug 16, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Back in May, when Miles Routledge booked his summer vacation in Afghanistan, he had no idea that by the time he landed in Kabul, the morning of Friday, August 13, the Taliban would be tearing through the country with its eyes on the capital city.… “I wanted some adventure,” the 21-year-old British student says. “I’m going to graduate university next year, so I’m going to be working 80-hour weeks at my job [after that] and not have the chance to go anywhere exciting."…
Jul 29, 2020 73 tweets 28 min read
"As gatekeepers of the digital economy, these platforms enjoy the power to pick winners and losers and shakedown small business, and enrich themselves while choking off competitors." — RI Rep. David Cicilline #BigTechHearing “In some basic ways the problem is not unlike what we faced 130 years ago.” — NY’s Jerrold Nadler on the size of today’s tech companies #BigTechHearing