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How to set up multi-room AirPlay 2 audio and stereo pairing on your HomePod

How to set up multi-room AirPlay 2 audio and stereo pairing on your HomePod

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iOS 11.4 is here, and it brings with it a few highly anticipated features for Apple’s HomePod speaker, including the ability to create a stereo pair of two HomePods and support for Apple’s new multi-room AirPlay 2 standard. Here’s how to get everything all set up: Before you get to the fun part, you’ll have […]

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Killing Eve’s queer representation could have gone very wrong — then it didn’t

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Spoilers ahead for season one of Killing Eve. Killing Eve, BBC America’s newest drama, is a twist on the usual espionage genre: the James Bond character and the charismatic, elusive nemesis are both women. Our hero, an M15 security officer named Eve (Sandra Oh) finds herself caught in a cat and mouse game with a […]

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Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store

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The secure messaging app Telegram was banned in Russia back in April, but so far, it’s still available in the Russian version of Apple’s App Store. As another measure toward completely banning Telegram, Russia is now asking Apple to remove the app from the App Store and block it from sending push notifications to local […]

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Former Snap employee says company has a ‘toxic’ and ‘sexist’ culture

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A former software engineer at Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. accused the company of fostering a “sexist” and “toxic” workplace culture, accusations company leadership did not deny, according to a report from Cheddar. Snap now says that it’s working hard to remedy the issues the engineer, Shannon Lubetich, highlighted — starting with improving its diversity […]

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Solo takes Star Wars’ fixation on self-sacrifice in a cavalier new direction

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Warning: Spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rogue One, and The Force Awakens ahead. Halfway through 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I started getting a sinking feeling. I was enjoying the movie, but its intentions were just starting to sink in. Rogue One doesn’t fully hide its seams. It’s a stitched-together production, […]

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The Nintendo Switch has an eclectic summer lineup to keep you busy until Super Smash Bros.

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The Nintendo Switch is experiencing a bit of a lull at the moment. Following the console’s inaugural year, which included the huge hits Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, fans have had to settle for only a handful of new games. Those have included a few fresh releases, like […]

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The second powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane featured extra passenger seats

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This morning, Virgin Galactic conducted the second powered flight test of its spaceplane, the VSS Unity, over the Mojave Desert just 54 days after the company ignited the vehicle’s engine for the first time during flight. It marks another successful in-flight engine burn for the spacecraft, nearly four years after a previous version of the […]

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Tesla Model 3 drives 606 miles on a single charge in hypermiling record

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It only took 32 hours of continuous driving in sweltering temperatures, but two Colorado residents have set a new “hypermiling” record by driving their Tesla Model 3 606.2 miles (975 km) on a single charge. It beat a previous record of 560 miles from a Tesla Model S P100D, but it fell slightly short of […]

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We fact-checked Mercury 13, Netflix’s doc about NASA’s first women astronaut trainees

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In April, Netflix debuted Mercury 13, a documentary about a trailblazing group of 13 women in the 1960s who could have been the first US female astronauts, if their training program hadn’t been cancelled. The doc is a touching portrait of the women pilots, but it leaves some questions unanswered. The Mercury 13 program was […]

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Roseanne canceled by ABC after Roseanne Barr tweets racist remark

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Roseanne, the recently rebooted ABC show starring right-wing comedian Roseanne Barr, has been canceled by the network after Barr made a racist, conspiracist remark about Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s closest advisers. (Jarrett has been a favorite target of conservative conspiracy-mongers since Obama was in office.) @therealroseanne tweet now deleted and apology has been […]

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