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In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
Fembots

Westworld’s Female Hosts Signal a Shift In Our Fear of Robots

Clever fembots are becoming a more popular scare tactic than indestructible Terminators.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.18
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Watch the Trailer for 'Westworld' Season 2

War is coming to Westworld.
Matthew Gault
3.29.18
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The Dragons In ‘Game of Thrones’ Aren’t Nukes, They’re an Air Force

This post contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 7, episode 4.
Matthew Gault
8.8.17
See Food

Your iPhone Can Tell the Difference Between Hot Dogs and Hammers

A developer connected his iPhone to Apple's machine learning system, and it resulted in an impressive demo and a joke straight out of HBO's 'Silicon Valley.'
Samantha Cole
6.23.17
Mobile Is Eating The World

20-Minute Episodes of 'Game of Thrones' Are Just About Ads

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson thinks we only want to watch Jon Snow 20 minutes at a time on our phones. Is he right?
Meaghan Beatley
5.26.17
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John Oliver Just Crashed the FCC’s Website Over Net Neutrality—Again

“Once more into the breach, my friends.”
Sam Gustin
5.8.17
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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Be a Net Neutrality Nightmare, Senator Warns

An influential US senator says the merger could lead to “zero-rating” abuses.
Sam Gustin
11.1.16
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Where Emoji Came From, and Why They're Everywhere Now

Now basically ubiquitous, emoji started off in 1999. But the roots of the pictographic communications system go back much further...
Samantha Cole
10.28.16
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The $85 Billion Question: Will the FCC Review the AT&T-Time Warner Deal?

AT&T and Time Warner want to avoid FCC scrutiny. That’s unlikely.
Sam Gustin
10.28.16
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AT&T’s $85 Billion Time Warner Buyout Faces Tough Federal Scrutiny

US regulators will examine the merger closely for evidence of antitrust harm.
Sam Gustin
10.23.16
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Public Interest Groups Sound the Alarm Over Possible AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Vertical integration is back.
Sam Gustin
10.21.16