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The 42 Best Movies on Netflix This Week

From Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga to Zombieland, here are our picks for the best streaming titles to feast your eyes on.
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The 46 Best Shows on Netflix Right Now

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HBO Continues to Have the Worst Timing

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Streaming Is Too Big for Its Own Good

Viewers are overloaded with content. And as Netflix and other major services are now learning, blind excess comes at a cost.

Fast X Is the Fanfic We All Deserve

Dominic Toretto and company have made millions at the box office by doing something no one else has pulled off: Making movies that are truly for the fans.

The 15 Best Shows on Max (aka HBO Max) Right Now

From Barry to Succession, Max is a streaming paradise of “it’s not TV” television.

The Fanfic Sex Trope That Caught a Plundering AI Red-Handed

Sudowrite, a tool that uses OpenAI’s GPT-3, was found to have understood a sexual act known only to a specific online community of Omegaverse writers.

BlackBerry Is a Movie That Portrays Tech Dreams Honestly—Finally

The thing people used before they used the iPhone gets the Social Network treatment in Jay Baruchel and Glen Howerton’s new movie.

Tears of the Kingdom’s Creators Answer Your Most Urgent Questions

Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and producer Eiji Aonuma weigh in on Link’s stink, Ultrahand, and getting lost in the world they created.

The Most Useful PlayStation and Xbox Accessibility Options

It's easier to use your gaming console than you might think.

The Latest Legend of Zelda Embraces Mad Scientist Discovery

The new Ultrahand feature builds on Breath of the Wild’s open world and lets you build almost anything—once you get the hang of it. Even the game’s creators made “terrible things.”

The Ted Lasso Fandom’s Push for Polyamory Just Makes Sense

Admit it: There’s something satisfying and titillating about the idea of Roy, Keeley, and Jamie getting together.

Death of an Author Prophesies the Future of AI Novels

Stephen Marche composed this novella with extensive input from large language models. It’s required reading for anyone who's thinking about doing the same.

Your Twitter Feed Sucks Now. These Free Add-Ons Can Help

A  few simple tools can help filter out most Twitter Blue users (but still see the ones you like).

All Hail Charles, the Unmemeable King

Queen Elizabeth II was a blank canvas onto which scores of memes were projected. Charles III is nothing of the sort.

Spotify Has an AI Music Problem—but Bots Love It

Fake listeners are flocking to AI-made songs on streaming platforms, taking much needed money away from human artists. 

Doug Rushkoff Is Ready to Renounce the Digital Revolution

The former techno-optimist has taken a decisive political left turn. He says it’s the only human option.

With Silo, Apple TV+ Strikes Prestige Sci-Fi Gold

The long-gestating adaptation of Hugh Howey’s book series was worth the wait. 

AI Wrote 95 Percent of This Murder Mystery

Stephen Marche composed Death of an Author using three AI tools, under the shared pen name Aidan Marchine. Here's a look at the result.


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