Why Netflix Keeps Canceling Shows After Just 2 Seasons

Why Netflix Keeps Canceling Shows After Just 2 Seasons

Shows can have a dedicated fan base, like Altered Carbon and The OA, but they might not have been successful enough to have amassed a Netflix-wide viewership.

Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19?

Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19?

One study, from Singapore and looking not at aerosolized virus but the soot and smoke of Indonesian wildfires, found that a simple filter and fan mounted in a window to pull air inside reduced particulate matter between 1 to 10 microns by around 75 percent.

How K-Pop Stans Became an Activist Force to Be Reckoned With

How K-Pop Stans Became an Activist Force to Be Reckoned With

Ria, who is 16, based in the US, and whose favorite K-pop group is the boyband BTS, heard about the plan to prank Trump from other K-pop fans on Twitter, though she was aware that the idea was circling on TikTok, too.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Is a Lot of Filler, Mostly Killer

Final Fantasy VII Remake Is a Lot of Filler, Mostly Killer

First released in 1997 on the Sony PlayStation, it ushered in a new era of Japanese role-playing games, and in the process, its story—begrudging hero Cloud Strife and a ragtag band of idealists and hangers-on fight the captivatingly evil Sephiroth for the sake of the planet—became larger than life for a lot of players.

Doom Eternal Is a Dizzying Catastrophe

Doom Eternal Is a Dizzying Catastrophe

That's what made Doom so special in 2016: not just that it was a thrilling action game, but that it felt like a clever, often funny descent into hell by way of corporate greed and irresponsibility.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Overwhelms With Spectacle

Final Fantasy VII Remake Overwhelms With Spectacle

This feels like Final Fantasy VII filtered, not just through modern sensibilities, but through the modern aesthetics of Final Fantasy itself, a game series that relied upon a sense of contemporary slickness to build a new identity for itself as its place in the vanguard of Japanese role-playing games fell away in the past two console generations.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Being Delayed

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Being Delayed

The Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics (which Square Enix is publishing) is also getting delayed; instead of coming out in May, it'll be ready to play in September.

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

Leaving Star Wars Is the Smartest Thing Benioff and Weiss Ever Did

But considering the Benioff and Weiss contribution was slated to come next after this December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the timing does seem abrupt, especially when paired with the news about the panel and the fact that the duo made their deal with Netflix after they made one with Lucasfilm.

Apple's New AirPods, Tesla's New Solar Roof, and More News

Apple's New AirPods, Tesla's New Solar Roof, and More News

Last Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed Version 3.0 of the Solar Glass Roof , a house-topper made of solar panels that looks like slate.

RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without

RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without

It launched with 14 basic options developed by Apple, including Weather, Dictionary, World Clock, Calendar, and Calculator widgets.I could type little notes on my Stickies, glance at the Calendar or Weather widget, use the Calculator, or find out why my laptop fan was going crazy.

Wouldn’t It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?

Wouldn’t It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?

Mobile voting could indeed increase voter participation, but it’s plagued by security issues in search of a solution.But it depends on people, with all their flaws, and on connections to older, not totally secure technologies, like the internet.

What the Jetflicks and iStreamItAll Takedowns Mean for Piracy

What the Jetflicks and iStreamItAll Takedowns Mean for Piracy

In late December 2016, a Jetflicks subscriber used the service to stream a recently released episode of The OA, a Netflix show with a fervent fan base .

We Can Be Heroes: How the Nerds Are Reinventing Pop Culture

We Can Be Heroes: How the Nerds Are Reinventing Pop Culture

Warner Bros., the studio behind the movies, tried to crack down on all the fan fiction, bombarding fansites with threatening cease-and-desist letters; it took entertainment giants a long time to realize that fandoms actually generate enthusiasm (and therefore revenue).

In Praise of 'Euphoria,' the Perfect Anti-Binge TV Show

In Praise of 'Euphoria,' the Perfect Anti-Binge TV Show

Jason Parham writes about pop culture for WIRED.Across its mostly terrific eight-episode first season, which concluded Sunday, Levinson introduced explicitly hard-to-swallow themes—drug addiction, domestic abuse, the hazards of online hookups, pedophilia, depression—and didn't hold back with regard to the physical and psychological violence these issues havoced on his characters.

How White Nationalists Have Co-Opted Fan Fiction

How White Nationalists Have Co-Opted Fan Fiction

Though white nationalist fantasies are loosely based on real events, modern elaborations are often authored by people with no actual connection to the original place or people, and their fairy tales can be self-propagating.

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

The imitation of forward movement in games like Destiny 2 is catnip to a mind stuck in neutral. It's about what videogame players call "grinding"—the act of repetitiously getting resources, experience points, or anything else you might need in a game to achieve your goals.

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. Based on book the series by Andrzej Sapkowski that later got turned into a videogame franchise, the story follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, aka Superman), a witcher who hunts monsters, has no emotions, and has a horse for a best friend.

Welp, We Might Be Getting a 'Final Fantasy XIV' TV Show

Welp, We Might Be Getting a 'Final Fantasy XIV' TV Show

This week, Sony is looking to make a Final Fantasy XIV show, and also, uh, there's Budweiser-related news? As PC Gamer reports, Sony's working on a live-action television show about the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Final Fantasy XIV .

The Biggest News You Missed at E3 So Far

The Biggest News You Missed at E3 So Far

The Biggest News You Missed at E3 So Far. Square Enix brought some gameplay footage from its upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII to E3.

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News. We could also see an update to Watch OS and the release of "Marzipan," the codename for Apple's years-long project of porting iOS apps to the Mac. New York is ready to ditch the MetroCard.

Depth of Field: Game of Thrones Was Always Doomed to Disappoint

Depth of Field: Game of Thrones Was Always Doomed to Disappoint

The image of Sansa taking her throne suggests a curious proposition: What is the value in continuing to look on when we can't see much, when things don't quite make sense?. Game of Thrones Recap: The Endings We Choose to Believe.

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

SAFANSI accomplished this by experimenting with new community food and nutrition programs, building government capacity to monitor and evaluate activities, and evaluating the impact of our work. In India, a multisectoral nutrition pilot in the state of Bihar used community self-help groups developed by the Bank-supported Jeevika, a rural livelihood program.

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

Nor do they attempt to initiate first strike capabilities against the forces of the Night King. With the Night King grounded, Daenerys rightly attempts a close air support strike against him.

The 'Avengers: Endgame' Tie-In on 'Fortnite' Lets You Be a Hero

The 'Avengers: Endgame' Tie-In on 'Fortnite' Lets You Be a Hero

This time around we've got news about Fortnite 's latest Marvel tie-in, Epic Store exclusives, and Overwatch modding. This time, PC Gamer reports, Thanos is back, and you can take up the weapons of Marvel heroes to fight him in a new game mode.

The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

Roufanis, who earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, came to believe that the way large metropolises like London are designed is partly responsible for why people feel so lonely in them.

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

According to the latest projections, the movie is on track to make $200-250 million in its opening weekend and online ticket retailers are struggling to keep up. If Endgame brings in more than $257.6 million, it'll beat out its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, for the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

It’s the kind of thing people write on social media after a tense scene between two heavily “ shipped ” characters, or when fan-favorite actors get cozy off set.

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era Dennis Kunkel/Science Source In November 2015, infectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, evolutionary psychologist Tom Patterson, were spending the week of Thanksgiving exploring pyramids and pharaoh’s tombs in Egypt when Patterson came down with what seemed like a nasty bout of food poisoning aboard their cruise ship.

Why Electric Cars Struggle in the Cold—and How to Help Them

Why Electric Cars Struggle in the Cold—and How to Help Them

“You don’t have as much power when you want to discharge,” says Stefanopoulou, “The situation is even more limited when you want to charge.” Modern cars are designed to take that into account, with battery thermal management systems that warm or cool a battery.

Playing Kingdom Hearts III Feels Like Coming Home

Playing Kingdom Hearts III Feels Like Coming Home

Playing Kingdom Hearts III Feels Like Coming Home Kingdom Hearts is primarily the story of Sora, an adventurous and happy young boy, who teams up with Donald Duck and Goofy (yes, the Disney characters) to fight monsters and find their friends.