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The gloriously surreal space epic Ad Astra is half a great movie

The gloriously surreal space epic Ad Astra is half a great movie

Director James Gray’s lush new space opera Ad Astra is essentially two parallel films. One is a visually inventive science fiction odyssey that imagines near-future space travel as the new Wild West frontier. The other is a tepid father / son drama that Gray and his co-writer, Ethan Gross, don’t even try to elevate above…
Trump campaign halts Twitter spending after the platform locked out a McConnell account

Trump campaign halts Twitter spending after the platform locked out a McConnell account

Major Republican committees and President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign are pulling all advertising money from Twitter as of Thursday morning after the platform locked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign account for violating the platform’s rules. Trump’s campaign, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) are promising to…
Wilmot’s Warehouse is a clever puzzler about staying organized

Wilmot’s Warehouse is a clever puzzler about staying organized

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play, we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. About two minutes into puzzle game Wilmot’s Warehouse, I had an “Oh…
OnePlus TV remote revealed by CEO

OnePlus TV remote revealed by CEO

OnePlus is continuing its strategy of making sure that everyone knows every possible nugget of information about its TV before it actually gets around to announcing the thing. Today’s news bomb comes courtesy of CEO Pete Lau, who has just tweeted out a picture of the TV’s remote control. We now know that the OnePlus…
Steve Wozniak says Apple should have broken up years ago

Steve Wozniak says Apple should have broken up years ago

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is wildly outspoken, and he’s never been shy to criticize the company he helped build. This week, he told Bloomberg that Apple should have been split up a long time ago. But he's not talking about government regulators stepping in the way Elizabeth Warren wants. Rather, he’s talking about letting Apple…
Dementia patients among worst affected as UK spends less on social care than most of Western Europe

Dementia patients among worst affected as UK spends less on social care than most...

UK spends less on social care than nearly all the other countries in Western Europe with dementia patients among the worst affected by spending shortfall Britain spends less on social care than nearly all the other countries in Western Europe.The UK is ranked 10th out of 12 comparable nations, with its level of state social…
Apple Watch Series 5: where to go next?

Apple Watch Series 5: where to go next?

Apple is widely expected to announce the latest iteration of the Apple Watch on Tuesday, presumably called the Apple Watch Series 5, if the naming conventions hold out. But where does Apple even take the Watch next? What improvements can it possibly make that will turn it into the kind of product that Series 4…
Children ‘will be taught how to brush their teeth in SCHOOL’

Children ‘will be taught how to brush their teeth in SCHOOL’

Children 'will be taught how to clean their teeth at SCHOOL': Teachers could hand out brushes and toothpaste to pupils amid fears parents don't supervise properly at home Children may be taught how to brush their teeth at school in an attempt to cut spiralling rates of decay, it has emerged.Dentists pull out rotten teeth…
Andrew Yang announces $1,000 a month UBI giveaway at Thursday’s debate

Andrew Yang announces $1,000 a month UBI giveaway at Thursday’s debate

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang went full influencer on the debate stage Thursday night. In his opening remarks, Yang announced that he would be giving away $120,000 through the course of the next year as part of a pilot program for his campaign’s key policy plan: universal basic income, or what he refers to as…
Android 10 review: new gestures, dark theme, and privacy improvements

Android 10 review: new gestures, dark theme, and privacy improvements

Android 10 is an operating system update that, like all Android updates, will not matter to most people for at least a year — more likely two or three. Compared to how quickly and broadly iOS updates hit iPhones across the world, that is a glacial pace. Some years, it grates. Some years, you can…