Charter and Tribune Are Beefing Over TV Channels Viewers Can Get For Free Over the Air

Charter and Tribune Are Beefing Over TV Channels Viewers Can Get For Free Over the Air
Charter-owned cable service Spectrum is in a spat with a national broadcaster over a suite of channels that viewers can all access for free over the air. After not being able to reach a new deal by the December 31 deadline to continue airing the channels, Tribune Broadcasting has blacked out all of its channels…

Alex Jones’ InfoWars lasted two days on streaming service Roku

Alex Jones’ InfoWars lasted two days on streaming service Roku
Roku reversed its decision Tuesday to allow Alex Jones’ InfoWars to stream on its platform — days after the company said it would host the conspiracy theorist’s flagship show. The streaming service said in a statement, “deletion from the channel store and platform has begun and will be completed shortly.” Roku took the odd decision…

Lady Gaga “Sorry for My Poor Judgment” in Working with R Kelly

Lady Gaga “Sorry for My Poor Judgment” in Working with R Kelly
Lady Gaga has shared a statement declaring her intent to remove her 2013 R Kelly-featuring single, "Do What U Want," from streaming and digital purchase platforms. The singer—who identifies as a survivor of sexual assault—tweeted an apology for her "poor judgment" in making the song and music video and for not sooner publicly addressing the…

Timothée Chalamet’s Return, Gucci Selfies, And More We Need To See At The 2019 Golden Globes

Timothée Chalamet’s Return, Gucci Selfies, And More We Need To See At The 2019 Golden Globes
Getty Images The Golden Globes are generally a good time for everyone involved. (Unless you were one of the five all-male nominees in the Best Director category last year.) Not as stuffy and coveted as the Oscars and Emmys, nor as predictable and safe as the Grammys, the Golden Globes have a reputation of being…

Here’s Your Exhaustive Guide To Kevin Hart’s Oscars Hosting Saga

Here’s Your Exhaustive Guide To Kevin Hart’s Oscars Hosting Saga
Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images The 2019 Oscars hosting saga has reportedly come to an end. There will be no host for the 91st Academy Awards. At least, that's what the story is at this point in time — but after over one month of back-and-forth reports regarding the matter, it's hard to believe that…

How K-pop Turned Bohemian Rhapsody Into A Viral Phenomenon In Korea

How K-pop Turned Bohemian Rhapsody Into A Viral Phenomenon In Korea
Alex Bailey/20th Century Fox By T.K. Park and Youngdae Kim South Korea may seem like an unlikely answer for the question, "Which country’s people have been the most enthusiastic viewers of Bohemian Rhapsody?" Yet Korea is a place that surprises: Recent industry data reveals the film sold more than 9.4 million tickets with a total box office…

My Painful Quest to Find the Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made

My Painful Quest to Find the Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made
An American Carol, Christmas in Hollywood, and Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special!. Screencaps via Amazon PrimeThis post contains spoilers for multiple bad Christmas movies.Each Christmas, I attempt to spend a few days watching Christmas classics. Which can be difficult, because there have been, in the history of the entertainment industry, maybe 20 Christmassy…

This Guy Made a ‘Game Boy Supercomputer’ That Can Handle 1 Billion Frames Per Second

This Guy Made a ‘Game Boy Supercomputer’ That Can Handle 1 Billion Frames Per Second
Machine learning algorithms are able to dominate humans at our toughest board games, our classic video games, and even some modern ones. But they still have some big limitations, largely having to do with memory—or rather, a lack of it. Kamil Rocki, a computer scientist who works on AI at IBM Research, recently created a…

Hacker Promoting PewDiePie Stops Hacking Because They’re Getting Harassed

Hacker Promoting PewDiePie Stops Hacking Because They’re Getting Harassed
Over the past few months, hackers have been launching prank-attacks on people’s personal devices to promote the nearly 80 million subscriber YouTube channel belonging to Felix Kjellberg, who goes by PewDiePie. These hacks ramped up after T-Series, an Indian entertainment channel, threatened to surpass PewDiePie as the most popular YouTuber on the platform. Internet-connected printers…

I Finally Started Binging ‘The Sopranos’: One Woman’s Story

I Finally Started Binging ‘The Sopranos’: One Woman’s Story
Image by HBO.The day was January 1, 2019. I had spent the morning sleeping, the afternoon cleaning up my sticky-floored, New Year's-ruined apartment, activities that were interspersed with a variety of caloric intakes and movie viewings, including You Got Served (does not really hold up) and Paddington 2 (phenomenal!). Dusk had come and gone, and…