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Hello from the Magic Tavern is a hilarious improvised fantasy epic in podcast form

Hello from the Magic Tavern is a hilarious improvised fantasy epic in podcast form

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There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. During last year’s New York Comic Con, a friend told me that I had to come with him to the […]

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Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

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Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare claims it will be “the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer […]

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in April

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Next month is April, which means it’s time for the second season of HBO’s Westworld to arrive. Yes, there’s also going to be some “movies” at your local “theater” that may be considered “important if you want to stay remotely in touch with mainstream pop culture,” but mostly it’s going to be about Westworld. Okay, […]

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Court rules that musician wrongly suffered hearing loss while rehearsing music for Apocalypse Now attack scene

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A British viola player has won an important case against London’s Royal Opera House, after the court sided with his claim that he suffered permanent hearing damage during a performance of Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” Chris Goldscheider, 45, is a professional musician who spent 10 years with the Royal Opera House in London. […]

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Snapchat throws shade at Facebook with Russian bot filter

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Snapchat is taking full advantage of Facebook’s position in the news cycle on April Fools’ Day this year with a genius amount of shade. After trolling Facebook last year with a lighthearted Instagram-style filter, Snapchat is going one step further with a Facebook filter that’s designed to recreate Russian bots liking your posts. The filter […]

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Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service, UberRush

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Uber is shutting down UberRush, its on-demand delivery service, reports TechCrunch. The company said in an email to customers that it will be ending the program on June 30th, 2018. The company launched the on-demand delivery service in 2014 in Manhattan, which allowed users to hire someone to pick up a package and deliver it […]

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Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

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The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017. The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for Amazing Stories editor Hugo Gernsback and first handed out in 1953, they recognize the best works in science fiction and fantasy […]

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The return of the merc with a mouth: all the trailers, news, and commentary for Deadpool 2

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‘They probably won’t even make a three’ Continue reading…

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Google is shuttering its URL shortening service, goo.gl 

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Google announced that it is shutting down its URL shortening service, goo.gl. The company says that new and anonymous users won’t be able to create links through the goo.gl console as of April 13th, but existing users will be able to use it for another year, after which it will be discontinued completely. Firebase Software […]

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Report: Netflix is ‘in advanced talks’ to acquire Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp studio

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Last year, French filmmaker Luc Besson released Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a glitzy, CGI-filled summer blockbuster which ended up being a disappointment at the box office for his studio EuropaCorp. According to a report in the French site Capital (via The Playlist and io9), Netflix is “in advanced talks” to purchase […]

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