Amazon has greenlit an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time

Amazon has greenlit an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan’s sprawling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time is headed to television via Amazon Studios. The studio has greenlit an adaptation of the series, which is likely to be yet another attempt to follow HBO’s sprawling epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. Rafe Judkins, who produced ABC’s Agents of SHIELD and Netflix’s Hemlock…
All those Bigfoot erotica jokes are helping normalize white supremacy

All those Bigfoot erotica jokes are helping normalize white supremacy

The internet has long been a place where we’re free to indulge our seediest desires, a playground where letting your freak flag fly isn’t just acceptable, but practically expected. But as that space has become a more and more integral part of our daily lives, it’s also become increasingly common for some of those private…
5 big questions after VR’s big week at Oculus Connect

5 big questions after VR’s big week at Oculus Connect

Last week marked the fifth anniversary of Oculus Connect, a virtual reality developer conference held by the Facebook-owned headset maker. In 2016 and 2017, Oculus used Connect to tease a self-contained, high-end VR headset that it called Santa Cruz. And in 2018, it finally put a lot of questions around Santa Cruz to rest. We…
The new trailer for Star Trek Discovery’s second season shows off plenty of action and a bearded Spock

The new trailer for Star Trek Discovery’s second season shows off plenty of action...

At New York Comic Con this afternoon, CBS unveiled the latest trailer for its upcoming second season of Star Trek Discovery showing off what’s next for the crew of the titular ship. The network also revealed that the show would return on January 17th, 2019. Set a decade prior to the original Star Trek series,…
Coles steps in after its Sydney store seeks compulsory donations from staff

Coles steps in after its Sydney store seeks compulsory donations from staff

Updated July 26, 2018 18:19:55 Supermarket giant Coles has been forced to step in after staff at one of its stores were told they must donate money as part of a "compulsory mufti day".Coles at Broadway in Sydney's inner west outlined its plans for the July 27 mufti-day on a yellow flyer, which was later…
The steps you can take to save koalas from extinction

The steps you can take to save koalas from extinction

Posted July 12, 2018 16:37:48 Growing concerns about the future of koalas have prompted a conservation group to release an action list to help prevent the species from becoming extinct.Friends of the Koala is based in Lismore on the New South Wales north coast, where 10 koalas died within three days earlier this week as…
Ecobee’s Peak Relief mode will adjust your thermostat to help save money during the priciest hours

Ecobee’s Peak Relief mode will adjust your thermostat to help save money during the...

Ecobee is launching a “Peak Relief” pilot program for its smart thermostats that will automatically cut down on heating and air conditioning during the day’s peak hours to help curb the cost of temperature control. The company says that this program will be customized specifically for each individual’s home by taking electricity rates, comfort preferences,…
John Oliver fixes Facebook’s apology ad to remind you that the company still doesn’t care about you

John Oliver fixes Facebook’s apology ad to remind you that the company still doesn’t...

Back in April, in the wake of a variety of scandals — including the now-notorious Cambridge Analytica breach — Facebook commissioned a theoretically heartwarming ad that attempted to apologize for the state of the platform and promised to get the site back to the way it used to be: bringing you and your friends together.…
Watch every Smash Bros. character do a Fortnite dance, limbs be damned

Watch every Smash Bros. character do a Fortnite dance, limbs be damned

Epic Games’ Fortnite has clearly transformed the gaming industry, but more importantly, it unleashed a wide assortment of dance moves which have become cultural phenomenons themselves. From the backpack kid’s floss dance during Katy Perry’s SNL performance, to Thanos who danced his way into Marvel movie edits, every Fortnite dance is a special treat that’s…
Hundreds of Thais pitch in to help Tham Luang rescue effort

Hundreds of Thais pitch in to help Tham Luang rescue effort

Updated July 06, 2018 13:14:45 An extraordinary community has sprung up on the sidelines of the cave rescue in northern Thailand.The operation to find and rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach has so transfixed this nation of 70 million, that in the two weeks since the team first disappeared, ordinary Thais in their…