Reddit dives into NFTs with new Collectible Avatars

Reddit dives into NFTs with new Collectible Avatars

Compared to other social networking sites, Reddit has taken a slow and limited approach to features that carry a stain of self-promotion or branding. Even a decision to add simple profile pages that users could fill with their own posts faced criticism. Browsing the site, you’re more likely to see posters using variations of the … Read more

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ cements its first season with a strong finale

Daniel Cooper

The following article contains really significant spoilers for ‘A Quality of Mercy.’ We’re living in the age of the prequel, with studios exploiting every scrap of existing material where there’s an audience already in place to enjoy it. But the low-hanging fruit and easy cash a prequel promises severely limits the storytelling opportunities for those … Read more

Super Bowser now has his own 2,807-piece Lego Mario set

Super Bowser now has his own 2,807-piece Lego Mario set

How tall is Bowser, the fire-breathing dragon-turtle-lizard thing who regularly roils the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario’s chief nemesis? It is the age-old question, and there’s no single answer. But if you’ve been holding back on Lego’s cutesy interactive Mario sets because their Super Koopa didn’t meet your satisfaction, I might have the set for you. … Read more

Roku’s Streambar drops to $90 ahead of Prime Day

Valentina Palladino

Now’s a good time to pick up a new Roku device while a bunch of them are on sale before Prime Day even begins. Roku has cut prices of most of its streaming devices and soundbars, including the compact Streambar, which is 31 percent off and down to $90 right now. Other noteworthy discounts include … Read more

The end of Netflix’s culture of feedback

The end of Netflix’s culture of feedback

This article is a collaboration between New York Magazine and The The Hamden Journal. The sign that Netflix’s culture had irreversibly started to change came in the form of a Google doc. The company had long prided itself on welcoming brutally honest feedback — a value embodied by the Open Q&A doc, where employees could … Read more

The Morning After: Apple’s Lockdown Mode will fend off cyberattacks on high-profile users

The Morning After

Apple has announced Lockdown Mode, an “extreme” level of security designed for a “very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats.” It’ll be available this fall. The company says it created Lockdown Mode to protect high-profile people who, because of their status or job, might be personally targeted by malware developed by the … Read more