Judge steams as Uber exec withholds documents and pleads the 5th

Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, VP of Engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A former Google engineer, now working for Uber, used his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination this week. He did so to avoid turning over documents in the Waymo v….

How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for Stories submitted to its public Our Stories. It makes Snapchat as deep as whatever the world is sharing, creating near-infinite rabbit holes to go…

Kim Kardashian: I Must Prepare My Uterus for Pregnancy!

Kim Kardashian is not pregnant with her third child. Not yet at least. Following an enticing promo Keeping Up with the Kardashians, however, in which Kim openly said she was interested in having a third child, E! has released a sneak peek at this Sunday’s installment of the reality series. And it…

Has ‘Batgirl’ Already Cast Its Barbara Gordon?

Hollywood is reaching for a box of red hair dye as Barbara Gordon is finally coming to our screens. The dust hasn’t even settled yet around the surprise announcement that #JossWhedon is bringing #Batgirl to our screens, but the movie already has a frontrunner for who could play the titular role. As fan casting goes…

“Ghost in the Shell” and “Graduation” – The New Yorker

The New Yorker “Ghost in the Shell” and “Graduation”The New YorkerA remake of an anime classic, starring Scarlett Johansson, and a Romanian film, written and directed by Cristian Mungiu. By Anthony Lane. Scarlett Johansson plays the part-machine Major, in Rupert Sanders’s movie.CreditIllustration by Sébastien Plassard.Ghost in the Shell ReviewComingSoon.netScarlett Johansson battles criminals in futuristic ‘Ghost…

New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update Out Now, Reportedly Improves Frame Rate

A new update for Nintendo’s celebrated RPG The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched today. Update 1.1.1 is out now, and the patch notes are just one line long. As posted on Nintendo’s website, the patch notes read, “Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” That’s all Nintendo…

iOS 10.3 Fixes Flaw That Lets iPhones Repeatedly Call 911

Back in October 2016, it was discovered that a flaw within iOS 10 could be exploited in which iPhones were made to dial 911 repeatedly. Given that dialing 911 as a prank is illegal as it basically ties up the lines for people who actually do have an emergency, this was clearly a bug that…

It’s musical ‘Thrones’ in HBO’s new trailer

Five takeaways from the week in TV: 1. OMG, OMG, “Game of Thrones” news! HBO released a trailer for season seven, which will premiere on July 16. It is mysterious, naturally, with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) walking slowly toward seats — with Cersei, exhaling, as she…