Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood

Whitney Cummings—and Her Sex Robot—Take on Modern Womanhood

In her new Netflix special, comedian Whitney Cummings shares the stage with an ultra-modern version of one of the most outdated comedy props imaginable, the ventriloquist dummy: a laughing, talking sex robot that looks just like her.

An Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices

An Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices

But the Armis researchers, who first disclosed their findings to Wind River in March, say that the patching process will be long and difficult, as is often the case with IoT and critical infrastructure updates .

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

In the case of the pedophile scandal, YouTube's AI was actively recommending suggestive videos of children to users who were most likely to engage with those videos. The feedback loop works like this: (1) People who spend more time on the platforms have a greater impact on recommendation systems.

What the College Scandal Shallowfakes Reveal About the Rich

What the College Scandal Shallowfakes Reveal About the Rich

Rick Singer, the concierge to the stars who pleaded guilty in March to money laundering and racketeering in a scheme to get rich children into luxury-brand colleges, used the software to graft the heads of teens onto the muscled bodies of elite athletes.

Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women's Empowerment

Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women's Empowerment

We vote with our feet, and young women I know are saying I don't want to work at those three companies but I'm going to consider these two and I think that will start to change things.

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Throws the Doors Open Ahead of Build

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Throws the Doors Open Ahead of Build

Not only that it has changed, but that Microsoft has evolved its strategy during a time when some of its top competitors are selling you on software that locks you in—platforms that are so closed that “AOL will feel like a very open world compared to the kind of worlds that both Android and iOS have built,” Nadella says.

Huawei Still Has Friends in Europe, Despite US Warnings

Huawei Still Has Friends in Europe, Despite US Warnings

Last month the European Union asked member states to complete security risk assessments of their 5G network infrastructures by the end of June, but did not propose a ban on Huawei or other Chinese vendors.

Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere

Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere

Adapted from " Coders : The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World," by Clive Thompson Penguin Press Oddities like the ramen optimizer have been part of Ho’s daily routines for years.

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network

Morris, for example, sees posting something publicly to a Facebook feed as a yearning for interconnectedness, while a private messaging thread is a quest for what she calls attunement, a way to strengthen a bond between two people.

Drones Drop Poison Bombs to Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion

Drones Drop Poison Bombs to Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion

On Seymour Norte, officials and conservationists are once again banishing the rats, but the war against invasive species for the purity of the world’s islands has only just begun. Fighting invasive species demands constant vigilance, as the return of rats to Seymour Norte shows.

For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn't Enough

For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn't Enough

“Quite frankly, most of the jobs are still male-dominated and therefore the kind of private information that's so important to help women get ahead isn't as important to men's advancement,” says Northwestern University data scientist Brian Uzzi, the lead author on the study.

Radiohead Is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Radiohead Is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In today's installment: Radiohead gets the "OK" from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Miley Cyrus looks into Black Mirror; and the 2019 box office results walk like a Panther.Radiohead of the ClassNext time you see Thom Yorke, give him a high-five and a Fonzie-esque "Kid AAAAA!": Radiohead are among the artists being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, alongside Janet Jackson, the Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and the Zombies.

Why It's So Hard to Be a Working Mom. Even at Facebook.

Why It's So Hard to Be a Working Mom. Even at Facebook.

"I want to know: Would you give us part-time, work-from-home, and extended leave options right now, not later; would you lead this company and the US in supporting working parents; would you give us the chance to show you how kick-ass and loyal we can be with fewer hours at the desk, if you weren’t afraid?” Zuckerberg said he was sorry I was leaving, but echoed Sheryl.