Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

The others include a hothead with super-accurate murdering skills, an adult trapped in a kid's body, and a mouthy addict with death-related powers played by Robert Sheehan, who had the same role in Misfits .

The Howling: Why You’re Hearing Coyotes This Month

The Howling: Why You’re Hearing Coyotes This Month

Coyote researcher Brian Mitchell describes the sounds you’re likely to hear at this time of year: “Group yip-howls are produced by a mated and territorial pair of “alpha” coyotes, with the male howling while the female intersperses her yips, barks, and short howls.

A Photographer Recreates the Snapshots in Old Family Albums

A Photographer Recreates the Snapshots in Old Family Albums

Yet for her series, Yamada had a strict set of criteria: Any album she used for her project had to contain at least 100 photos and she would only re-stage portraits where the subjects were aware they were being photographed.

Does Jeff Bezos Have a Legal Case Against The National Enquirer?

Does Jeff Bezos Have a Legal Case Against The National Enquirer?

Dennis Van Tine/AP Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, accused The National Enquirer Thursday of engaging in “extortion and blackmail” by threatening to publish intimate images of the billionaire unless he agreed to drop his investigation into how the tabloid obtained his private communications.

How to Watch the Grammys

How to Watch the Grammys

Don Emmert/Getty Images The bad news: The Grammy Awards show airing this Sunday has two things in common with the Super Bowl halftime show. The 61st annual Grammys airs on CBS, just like the Super Bowl.

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Surprisingly, Disney Is Happy With EA's Star Wars Games

Also, sales numbers are in for the hottest new battle royale title around and there's a Halo theme park in the works.

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

A week into the new year, federal investigators announced that the latest outbreak of foodborne illness, from romaine lettuce, seemed to be over : There hadn’t been any cases of illness caused by a dangerous variety of E.

YouTube and Instagram Tots Are the New Child Stars

YouTube and Instagram Tots Are the New Child Stars

"I don't want to have a child 15 years from now sitting in a therapist's office saying my parents made me take pictures every day," Bee Fisher says.

Teens Don't Use Facebook, but They Can't Escape It, Either

Teens Don't Use Facebook, but They Can't Escape It, Either

For the families who spoke to WIRED, it’s often the teens asking the parents to limit what they post, or how much time they spend on the site.

'Resident Evil 2' Zombie-Hunts Its Way to Massive Success

'Resident Evil 2' Zombie-Hunts Its Way to Massive Success

Capcom This week, the competition between Steam and Epic's new online storefront heats up the frozen tundras of post-apocalyptic Russia, while zombie games hit their stride (for the third or fourth time), and the rumor mill is gearing up for a second version of the Switch hardware, right on schedule.

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories The confrontational, sometimes Swiftian heart of Killer Mike's show aims to reach common ground by way of unvarnished agitation.

Family Trust Shows Silicon Valley’s Secret Obsessions

Family Trust Shows Silicon Valley’s Secret Obsessions

Family Trust Shows Silicon Valley’s Secret Obsessions “My mom just would really love it if I got a job at Google," says former tech worker and first-time novelist Kathy Wang.

How to Stream the Super Bowl, Kitten Bowl, and Puppy Bowl

How to Stream the Super Bowl, Kitten Bowl, and Puppy Bowl

How to Stream All The Bowls For a complete day of baby animal cuteness and Super Bowl insanity, you'd normally need a cable subscription that includes CBS for the Super Bowl, Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl, and the Hallmark Channel for the Kitten Bowl.

How a Trash-Talking Furry Became Esports' Dominant Player

How a Trash-Talking Furry Became Esports' Dominant Player

Eight games play out their championships on the mainstage at Evo, including Dragon Ball FighterZ , but the event is filled with side matches and exhibitions of more than a dozen other titles.

DeepMind Beats Pros at StarCraft in Another Triumph for Bots

DeepMind Beats Pros at StarCraft in Another Triumph for Bots

DeepMind’s broadcast showed its artificial intelligence bot, AlphaStar, defeating a professional player at the complex real-time-strategy videogame StarCraft II . “In a way, beating humans at games has gotten boring.” StarCraft is a trickier challenge for computers than boardgames like chess because many more decisions are required to build and direct an alien army in real time.

One Couple’s Tireless Crusade to Stop a Genetic Killer

One Couple’s Tireless Crusade to Stop a Genetic Killer

(The most common prion disorder in humans, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kills about 500 people per year in the United States.) Sometimes the problem proteins are passed down from an unlucky parent; sometimes they develop spontaneously, a fluke mutation; sometimes they are the result of contagion, making their way into the body from a tainted cornea transplant, or a skin graft, or beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease.

Steam's Platform Dominance Takes an Epic Hit

Steam's Platform Dominance Takes an Epic Hit

Ubisoft This week, we've got four big stories for you, from Steam's weaknesses and challenges to Facebook's weird ad policies and some huge news for Destiny fans.

Today's TV Mom Is Raising Us for a More Real World

Today's TV Mom Is Raising Us for a More Real World

Her portrait, like that of Penelope (Justina Machado) on Netflix's fantastic Norman Lear reboot One Day at a Time or like Jane (Gina Rodriguez) on The CW's telenovela family saga Jane the Virgin , is more in line with a modern interpretation of mothers: These are women who color the world as it is, not as it should be.

Investigating the Illegal Sea Turtle Trade

Investigating the Illegal Sea Turtle Trade

“But it’s illegal to sell turtles, take their eggs, or to kill a female that is nesting on the beach.” Those restrictions are put in place to protect sea turtles from overharvesting, as most species have experienced catastrophic population declines in the last few decades.

A Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

A Wildfire Was Extra Close to Home for This LA Photographer

"I took a lot of the photographs from my driveway, essentially." The hard work of local firefighters saved the house, and Cooley continued photographing the aftermath of the fire, which eventually consumed over 7,000 acres, becoming one of the largest in Los Angeles history.

Ex-'Hearthstone' Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game

Ex-'Hearthstone' Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game

Ex- Hearthstone Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game Second Dinner, a studio made up of designers who worked on Blizzard's popular card-based title, will set its debut game in a different (but still well-known) universe of giant, powerful beings.

Carnival Medallion Cruises Now Overlay Personalized Avatars

Carnival Medallion Cruises Now Overlay Personalized Avatars

Carnival Corporation, owner of the high-end cruise line best known among (and frequented by) the older generation of passengers who remember the brand from the hit '80s TV show The Love Boat , has outfitted the entire Caribbean Princess cruise ship with sensors, 4K touchscreens, and other connected devices to support a new interactive platform called PlayOcean.

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

Nintendo excels at building games that are just good, clean fun, and this is the best the company they put out this year. Spider-Man (Insomniac Games, PS4)2018 was a conservative year in videogames.

The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse

The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse

Related Stories The hope for many of these companies, of course, is that they can prove to be a viable competitor to Netflix, which is expected to hit nearly 150 million worldwide subscribers by year’s end, and which continues to mint must-see original shows ( The Haunting of Hill House ), specials (Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette ), and movies (the critically beloved, shakily handled Roma ).

The Future of Crime-Fighting Is Family Tree Forensics

The Future of Crime-Fighting Is Family Tree Forensics

The month before, the genetic genealogist had been hired by a forensic DNA company in Virginia called Parabon, to lead its new division devoted to long-range familial searching.

2018 Proved Game Streaming Can Still Get Bigger—and Messier

2018 Proved Game Streaming Can Still Get Bigger—and Messier

In March, popular Fortnite streamer and no-talking-to-girls-er Ninja invited the rapper Drake onto his stream, and racked up 1.5 million viewers in a record-setting display for Twitch, the biggest streaming platform in the videogame world.

The 13 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2018

The 13 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2018

(Star Tilda Swinton, who actually plays a few roles in the film, went so far as to refer to it as a cover version of Argento's original.) Beautifully shot, with an appropriately haunting performance by Dakota Johnson, this Suspiria goes beyond the tale of a witch-run dance school by digging its nails into the many ways the past will forever haunt us.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to Itself

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to Itself

Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to ItselfThe latest in the fighting-game franchise is Nintendo doing what Nintendo does best—but at times its deference to history threatens to overwhelm it.NintendoThe greatest thing about the Super Smash Bros.

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup—and It's Weird

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup—and It's Weird

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Ready For His Closeup—and It's WeirdSega's speedy blue blur is about to race his way into film, but why are his legs so long?SegaThis week, as the year begins to wind down, the news certainly doesn't.

'Fortnite' Season 7's Winter Wonderland Tops the Week's Game News

'Fortnite' Season 7's Winter Wonderland Tops the Week's Game News

Right?In Less Fun Fortnite News, the Inventor of the Milly Rock is Suing EpicYes, The Washington Post reports that rapper 2 Milly is suing Epic Games for the use of his Milly Rock dance as an in-game emote.

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