The X-Men’s Trial of Magneto Begins With Tragedy at the Hellfire Gala

The Scarlet Witch and her adoptive father, Magneto.Image: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti, Marte Gracia, Ariana Maher/Marvel Though the Scarlet Witch hasn’t technically been a mutant for some time now in Marvel’s comics, the Hellfire Gala event and its many invitations to non-mutant guests of the X-Men left little question as to whether the so-called “great…

Instagram Is Pivoting To Video

Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / Contributor (Getty Images) Like so many media companies before it, Instagram is gearing up for a sweeping embrace of video as its content of choice, the platform’s head, Adam Mosseri, announced on Wednesday. Advertisement As TikTok and YouTube have seen explosive success with influencer-driven video content, they’ve emerged as serious competitors…

I Had to See This Space Jam: A New Legacy Clip, and Now You Do Too

This is hell, and we are in it.Screenshot: Warner Bros. In some ways, Space Jam fans were dreading this since the moment the first trailer essentially turned “cartoons play sci-fi basketball” into “what if Ready Player One had exclusive access to the Warner Bros. back catalogue?” but truly, to see this Matrix riff in action…

Throwable Ground Vehicles Sent to Aid Rescuers at Florida Condo Collapse

The FLIR PackBot, as seen here in promotional footage uploaded by Teledyne Flir to YouTube.Screenshot: Teledyne Flir/YouTube (Fair Use) A company that makes small, mobile robots with thermal imaging cameras, Teledyne Flir, overnighted two of them to the Miami-Dade Fire Department in the hope they may help with the ongoing search-and-rescue effort following a disastrous…

United’s Newest Planes Finally Support Bluetooth Audio, and It’s About Damn Time

Image: United United just announced that it’s making a massive purchase of 270 new planes. Better yet, those planes will have upgraded cabin technology, like upgraded in-seat displays, faster wifi, and, most notably, support for Bluetooth audio. And while it’s about time United’s planes got some new tech, I’m also wondering if it’s enough. Advertisement…

Robinhood Ordered to Pay Millions In Restitution to Ripped Off Customers

Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) After facing countless class actions and probes from multiple regulators, the financial platform Robinhood is finally paying up. On Wednesday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced it fined the company $57 million and ordered the company to pay back $12.6 million in restitution, plus interest, to the thousands of…

Tim Berners-Lee Sells NFT of the Source Code for the World Wide Web for $5.4 Million

Photo: Sotheby’s/Gizmodo The foundation of the web is worth $5.4 million, apparently. In an online auction at Sotheby’s today, founder of the modern internet Tim Berners-Lee sold an NFT of the source code for the World Wide Web, which he authored in 1989. Berners-Lee has said he plans to donate the money to yet-unspecified charitable…

Star Wars Detours Probably Won’t Ever Be Released and Here’s Why

Han Solo on Star Wars Detours.Image: Lucasfilm Somewhere, 39 completed, official episodes of a Star Wars television show exist. A show George Lucas helped create. A show with Darth Vader, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more. And yet, according to the show’s co-creator, odds are we’ll never get to see any of it. Advertisement That…

Spotify is reportedly thinking about expanding into ticketed events

Spotify is reportedly “considering” expanding into events, according to The Information. The outlet reports the company could sell tickets for both virtual and live concerts as it looks to diversify its business. However, making money off of ticketed events isn’t necessarily Spotify’s short-term goal. Its more immediate plan is to use them as a way to…