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Sunday, June 20, 2021
Pirated copies of ‘Tenet’ flood torrent sites — but you probably don’t wanna watch them

Pirated copies of ‘Tenet’ flood torrent sites — but you probably...

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It’s been less than a week since Christopher Nolan‘s latest blockbuster Tenet hit theaters, but pirated copies are already circulating the internet. There’s one catch though: none of the leaked versions are in high quality. Several pirated copies of the movie have cropped up online over the past couple of days, TorrentFreak reports. Sources of the leak…
Notorious movie pirates busted by Europol and Homeland Security

Notorious movie pirates busted by Europol and Homeland Security

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A massive international investigation has led to the arrests of several individuals suspected of running an illegal movie piracy sting. Led in coordination with law enforcement authorities in 18 countries and supported by Homeland Security and Europol, the investigation focused on a notorious movie piracy ring, more commonly known as the Sparks Group. The collective has…
Apple Music debuts new radio stations full of hits and country music

Apple Music debuts new radio stations full of hits and country...

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Apple is launching two new radio stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. As the names suggest, the former will focus on “everyone’s favorite songs from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s,” while the latter will specifically cater to country aficionados. Apple Music Hits will feature a bevy of on-air shows hosted by Jayde Donovan,…
Congress fumbles through antitrust hearing with big tech CEOs

Congress fumbles through antitrust hearing with big tech CEOs

The four horsemen of the techpocalypse – the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – joined the US House of Representatives today for an antitrust hearing. We watched every second of the more than five and a half hours of Congress’ grilling of some of the richest men in the world so you wouldn’t…
Here’s what would happen if a wormhole fought a black hole

Here’s what would happen if a wormhole fought a black hole

Singularities – also known as black holes – are so powerful that even light cannot escape their grasp. But what happens when a black hole meets something even stronger, like a wormhole? We know a black hole would win in a fight against Godzilla, Earth’s yellow sun, and even the entire Milky Way. But a wormhole?…
A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Humanity joins the hivemind

A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Humanity joins the hivemind

Welcome to the latest article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we’ll examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts.  It’s pretty easy to think up new ways for robots to destroy us. We’re pretty squishy. But what if AI doesn’t want us dead? Maybe our future…
Slack accuses Microsoft of stifling competition in official EU complaint

Slack accuses Microsoft of stifling competition in official EU complaint

Slack is tired of Microsoft‘s attempts to undercut its market. The work collaboration app has filed an anti-competitive complaint against the Windows-maker with the European Commission, accusing the giant of unfairly bundling its Teams messenger with Office 365 and stifling rivals. “The complaint details Microsoft’s illegal and anti-competitive practice of abusing its market dominance to…
How quantum computers could make future humans immortal

How quantum computers could make future humans immortal

As best we can guess, life started on planet Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. Unfortunately, so did death. And the reaper remains undefeated. About 99 percent of all species that ever lived are now extinct. There’s almost no scientific reason to believe humans won’t join them in a relatively insignificant amount of time. I…
Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously

Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should...

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday afternoon declaring social media companies to be broadcasters (as opposed to carriers). While the exact language of the EO has yet to be revealed, an alleged draft has circulated on social media throughout the day. If what we’re seeing is close to…
Algorithms associating appearance with criminality have a dark past

Algorithms associating appearance with criminality have a dark past

‘Phrenology’ has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting and velocipedes. We’d like to think that judging people’s worth based on the size and shape of their skull is a practice that’s well behind us. However, phrenology is once again rearing its lumpy head.…

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