What’s on TV this week: ‘Doctor Who’

Our last collection of listings for 2019 looks into the new year, where we’ll dive into another season of Doctor Who. Blu-ray and videogame releases largely take the week off, but there’s still going to be a lot of new stuff on streaming. Meanwhile, former Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is releasing a…

Biden to Coal Miners: Learn to Code

Yeah, you! You over there! There’s still a surprisingly large demand for people who know COBOL!Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) Democratic presidential contender and Joe Biden has some advice for the recently disrupted: learn to program. At a rally in Derry, New Hampshire on Monday, per the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, Biden talked about how…

Uber and Postmates sue California over gig worker law

The two firms said there was “no rhyme or reason” to exemptions to the law, which allowed everyone from construction truck drivers to travel agents to avoid scrutiny. They also contended that some exclusions were “so ill-defined or entirely undefined” that you couldn’t determine what was included. When approached by Engadget for comment, Uber and…

Open Channel: What Video Game From 2019 Needs Its Own Movie?

Scenes from The Outer Worlds, Death Stranding, and Control.Image: Obsidian Entertainment, Kojima Productions, Remedy Entertainment There were a lot of interesting video games that came out in 2019, with deep and complex stories that are begging for the big screen. Of course, seems like even the popularity of shows like The Witcher might not be…

RIP Syd Mead, Legendary Designer of Blade Runner and Tron

Syd Mead, right, with Tomorrowland director Brad Bird, left, in 2014.Photo: Jason Carter Rinaldi (Getty Images for Disney) Science fiction would not be what it is today without the influence of Syd Mead. Mead, a futurist and industrial designer whose work on films such as Blade Runner, Tron, and Aliens, died early this morning at…

Samsung may unveil a true ‘zero bezel’ TV at CES 2020

The company hasn’t confirmed anything, and we’d take the claim with a grain of salt. However, there are reasons to believe this might be more than just speculation. On top of Samsung’s earlier work, the company trademarked the “Zero Bezel” brand name earlier in the year. Neither is a guarantee you’ll see something at CES….

LOL The Uncharted Movie

Falling to certain doom once again, it’s the Uncharted movie!Image: Sony Much like its protagonist, Nathan Drake, the Uncharted movie keeps falling off a cliff. Deadline reports that due to “scheduling” issues, Travis Knight, the director of Bumblebee, will soon join the growing pile of directors who have been attached to, and subsequently departed, a…

Sonos Doesn’t Understand How Recycling Works

Photo: Adam Clark Estes (Gizmodo) Trashing your old electronics is bad for the planet—a big reason why you might’ve noticed tech companies push sustainability programs in recent years. Sonos recently joined the recycle brigade in October, launching its Trade Up hardware upgrade program that gives users discounts if they “responsibly recycle older products.” It’s a…

The Chaos of California’s New Privacy Law Has Already Begun

Image: AP California is becoming a monument to how much businesses surveil and abuse its residents, as apps and stores are scrambling to put up “Do Not Sell My Info” notices in compliance with the state’s hefty data privacy law. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2020,…