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'The Beast Adjoins' Is Seriously Creepy Sci-Fi

The short story presents a fresh take on the idea of an AI uprising. 
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From Bodies to Sex Education, these are our picks for the best streaming titles to binge this week.

Tech Disrupted Hollywood. AI Almost Destroyed It

Streaming invigorated the film and TV industry and sent established studios scrambling. That was before AI sparked one of the biggest work stoppages in Hollywood history.

The Marvel Movies From Worst to Best—and Where to Stream Them

Here’s our definitive ranking of all 33 films (and counting) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nintendo Is Ready to Take On Hollywood

Nintendo is making a live-action movie adaptation of its beloved Legend of Zelda franchise, a move that points to the company’s long-term goals.

What We Want Out of a Legend of Zelda Movie

A live-action Zelda movie could work, but only if Nintendo reads the room. If Link speaks, fans will get upset. If he says, “Excuse me, Princess,” that’s OK.

You Should Be Able to Pick Up Any Game Where You Left Off on Any Platform

The ability to conveniently save your progress in a video game across PCs, consoles, and handhelds is a feature that should be ubiquitous.

Tech and Games Can Help Curb Youth Suicide

In the face of lackluster mental health support, especially for children of marginalized groups, technology and video games can be used to meet young people where they are.

’We’re Putting Gasoline on These Children?’: Behind the Wildest NPC Lines in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

As players dug into the latest Spidey game, they noticed something odd: Non-player characters were having very weird conversations. Here’s why.

Hollywood Actors Strike Ends With a Deal That Will Impact AI and Streaming for Decades

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists reached a tentative agreement with the studios on Wednesday, ending a 118-day strike.

First-Gen Social Media Users Have Nowhere to Go

The collective erosion of X, Instagram, and Facebook marks a turning point for millennials, who are outgrowing a constant need to be plugged in.

Johnny Cash's Taylor Swift Cover Predicts the Boring Future of AI Music

With covers of “Blank Space” and Aqua's “Barbie Girl” going viral, Johnny Cash is suddenly the voice of AI. The choice is telling.

Why You Can’t Stop Reading About Daylight Saving Time

In the US, Daylight Saving Time ends and the clocks go back one hour on November 5. You know this. Google knows this. But here we all are. Again.

‘Now and Then,’ the Beatles’ Last Song, Is Here, Thanks to Peter Jackson’s AI

“Now and Then” was made possible by technology Peter Jackson used on the documentary series Get Back. Listen here.

The Internet Is Thirsty for Twilight—Again

The Twilight Renaissance is here, as more fans find fulfillment—and flaws—in the sparkly vampire romance.

Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Are Resurrecting the American Movie Theater

This week, as “Swifties of the Flower Moon” took over social media, Swift trounced Martin Scorsese at the US box office. Beyoncé’s tour film is coming later this fall. Cinema is back, baby!


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