Saturday Night Live had a huge season — what did they do with it?

The Hollywood Reporter published an oral history of Saturday Night Live’s “yuuuge year” this week, filling in the backstory of its most popular sketches, monologues, casting choices, and brushes...

Walt and Nilay on Twitter, Amazon and the FCC

This week, Walt took a week off from writing his column. However, we still have a brand-new episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for you! This episode focuses on what has been...

Snapchat now lets everyone make Bitmoji shortcuts of their friends

After first testing the feature with Android beta users, Snap is updating its main iOS and Android app to allow people to create widgets of their best friends’ Bitmoji....

Google releases Android O to developers, promising better battery life and notifications

For the second year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March, well ahead of its presumed consumer release...

The Pagani Zonda Roadster is still a looker, almost 15 years later

The Pagani Zonda S Roadster is more than a decade old. It was the first roadster from the Italian supercar maker, and just 40 were built. But, even though...

An external 1080 Ti can quadruple a MacBook Pro’s graphics power

Right now the external GPU market is a bit of a mess, full of hacks, incompatibilities, half-adhered-to standards, and artificial limitations from the likes of Apple. The folks over...

Trump’s transportation secretary made a huge mistake about self-driving cars

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressed her openness to self-driving technology after she was appointed by Donald Trump. But in an interview with Fox Business this week, she shared...

Instant recall

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing Continue reading…

The rise and fall of a Twitch bot army

On the morning of Friday, February 24th, a post on HackForum appeared, offering a new way to make life difficult for Twitch streamers. “ChatSurge is an extremely simple service...

Internet Noise cycles through random websites to protest snooping ISPs

This week, Congress voted to allow internet service providers to sell users’ web browsing histories, rolling back FCC rules passed under the Obama administration. Activists have already roundly criticized...

At this year’s SXSW, the hard questions have all gone unanswered

One of the most anticipated SXSW panels of this year featured Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. They are responsible for producing the televised conclusion to...

Google Home will soon notify you about reminders, flight updates, and more

Google is adding notifications to the Google Home, letting its assistant keep you posted on the things you need to know and get around to doing. The feature, called “proactive...

Teen who asked Wendy’s for nuggets breaks all-time retweet record

Nevada teen Carter Wilkerson has successfully ousted Ellen DeGeneres for the world record of the most retweeted tweet of all time. The title, previously held by DeGeneres at 3.4...

Google is adding Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development

Google just announced that it will officially support Kotlin on Android as a “first-class” language. Kotlin is a super new programming language built by Jet Brains, which also coincidentally...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus dual-camera prototype shows up in a photo

It is no secret that Samsung experimented with a dual-camera setup for its Galaxy S8 smartphone generation. The company told our own Dan Seifert as much during its preview...