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The Saga of Brian Bowen Jr. and Coach Rick Pitino Shows How Blatantly Unfair College Sports Have Become

The Saga of Brian Bowen Jr. and Coach Rick Pitino Shows How Blatantly Unfair College Sports Have Become

Last year, federal prosecutors exposed a “dark underbelly of college basketball” and charged nearly a dozen people in a sweeping scheme, wherein college coaches allegedly took bribes and sportswear

Rebecca Traister Wants You to Stop Suppressing Your Rage

In reading Rebecca Traister’s new book, simply titled, Good and Mad: How Women’s Anger Is Reshaping America, it’s hard to not to get emotional, so I gave up trying. While I took (many) moments to
SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed

SoftBank leads $35M investment in sports engagement startup Heed

Heed, a startup looking to create new ways for sports leagues and clubs to engage with fans, is announcing that it has raised $35 million led by SoftBank Group International. As laid out for me by CEO
Facebook users can now ask for a ‘second look’ at content moderation decisions involving bullying

Facebook users can now ask for a ‘second look’ at content moderation decisions involving bullying

Facebook today announced that it’s beginning to implement a slew of features aimed at helping users keep bullying and harassment out of their News Feed. Most notably, Facebook will extend the option

∞ Every Apple TV screensaver: 4K, 60FPS, and 20x speed

[VIDEO] If you are at all a fan of the Apple TV flyover screensavers, this video (embedded in the main Loop post) is terrifically fun to watch.Here's the order of the clips, from the video info

Liberal talk show host praises Trump for new trade deal with Mexico, Canada: ‘Winning’

Liberal late-night TV show host Trevor Noah had some genuine praise for President Donald Trump’s new, renegotiated trade deal with Mexico and Canada on Monday…
Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN

Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN

For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their race was always the subtext, though no
HBO Was Bad For Boxing

HBO Was Bad For Boxing

There was a time, not that long ago, when HBO and its pay-per-view arm were the undisputed kings of televised boxing. Paying exorbitant rights fees, by the mid-1980s they had easily pried away the top
DeepMind AI can generate convincing photos of burgers, dogs, and butterflies

DeepMind AI can generate convincing photos of burgers, dogs, and butterflies

A system that can produce convincing photos out of whole cloth is the holy grail of image synthesis, and thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), researchers at Google subsidiary DeepMind and
The obsession with Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘trauma’

The obsession with Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘trauma’

On Monday, President Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women, said of his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, “You look at his life, until this
Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests

Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests

Austrian-American Carl David Goette-Luciak had reported on unrest since AprilAn Austrian-American reporter who has been covering Nicaragua’s political upheaval for outlets including the Guardian and
Microsoft refreshes Surface Laptop and Surface Pro with updated specs and black variants

Microsoft refreshes Surface Laptop and Surface Pro with updated specs and black variants

At its “A moment of your time” event in New York City today, Microsoft refreshed the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro with updated specs and a black color option. The price tags have changed slightly:
Microsoft announces Surface Studio 2 with 2TB SSD

Microsoft announces Surface Studio 2 with 2TB SSD

At its “A moment of your time” event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Surface Studio 2. While the device looks largely the same as its predecessor, it’s what’s on the inside that
Microsoft announces Surface Headphones with Cortana

Microsoft announces Surface Headphones with Cortana

At its “A moment of your time” event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled wireless Surface Headphones with Cortana built in. While the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 also announced at the
White House Corrects Transcript To Add Few More Insults About Female Reporter

White House Corrects Transcript To Add Few More Insults About Female Reporter

WASHINGTON—Claiming that the current record failed to accurately represent the exchange that occurred during Monday’s press conference, White House officials announced Tuesday their correction of the
Republicans Put Out a Very Misleading Ad Attacking Medicare-for-All

Republicans Put Out a Very Misleading Ad Attacking Medicare-for-All

A new ad from the National Republican Campaign Committee, the main organization dedicated to electing Republicans to the House of Representatives, opens ominously. The ad, which appeared online
Huge Facebook breach leaves thousands of other apps vulnerable

Huge Facebook breach leaves thousands of other apps vulnerable

The breach affecting 50m accounts took advantage of ‘tokens’, a system used by third-party platforms such as SpotifyRemember the Facebook hack last week that ? It’s worse than you think.Last Friday,
Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO

This year has seen a number of tech companies that are majority or substantially owned by Chinese giant going public in the U.S. Baidu’s iQiyi service, Xiaomi-backed Huami and Viomi are a few
India’s real fake-news problem is visual. A startup is betting on AI to solve it

India’s real fake-news problem is visual. A startup is betting on AI to solve it

Indian social media has become a ticking time bomb. Beyond just words, phony videos and doctored photos are racing through the ecosystem, spreading division and…
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K adds HDR and remote with IR device control

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K adds HDR and remote with IR device control

It’s been two years since Amazon revamped the Fire TV Stick, an HDMI dongle running an entertainment-centric variant of the retailer’s Fire OS operating system, and the intervening months have seen