Stephen Colbert unpacks standout moments of that disastrous Biden-Trump debate

Stephen Colbert’s post-Biden-Trump-debate monologue started, somewhat fittingly, on an apocalyptic note. “I come to you tonight, ladies and gentlemen, an empty vessel,” says the Late Show host in the clip above. “A man with a mind wiped clean, I have stood in the swirling chaos of creation, I have seen Shiva dancing the destruction, wielding his trident, carving great gouts out of the universe, the sky at once both red and blue and black, until… Read the rest

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'The Office' stars recall J.J. Abrams directing an episode of the show

It’s no secret that the American version of The Office  didn’t have a lot of support behind it in the early days. Fans of the British Office, which was created Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, were convinced the U.S. adaptation wouldn’t live up to the original. And even the cast and crew doubted if the new show would last on television. But it did. And it didn’t just last, it thrived. The American Office became… Read the rest

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 144Hz display, 5,000mAh battery

Xiaomi’s flagship phones have been following the same pattern for years: Low price, top specs, few compromises, and at least one feature that’s either a world first or at least very rarely found on top competing smartphones.  The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, a new flagship released alongside the slightly less powerful Xiaomi Mi 10T and the entry-level Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, follows this formula to a T. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Image: Xiaomi The Mi… Read the rest

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Facebook is merging Messenger with Instagram's direct messages

In January 2019, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was looking to merge all of the company’s messaging platforms — Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram — into one.  Now, the company took a big step toward that goal. On Wednesday, Instagram started rolling out the option to connect Instagram direct messages with Messenger. Yes, this means you can send messages to Messenger people from Instagram, and the other way around.  The new feature, which will show up to… Read the rest

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Netflix trailer for 'Vampires vs. the Bronx' looks like hectic fun with a social conscience

Vampires vs. the Bronx is on its way to Netflix, and it looks every bit as fun as the title suggests. With strong echoes of Attack the Block and Get Out, Osmany Rodriguez’s film mixes horror with social commentary as local kids are forced to defend their neighborhood in the Bronx from invading vampires and gentrification. “You all know how this starts,” says one of the main characters, shortly after they’ve seen that the local… Read the rest

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Here's your first look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown'

Gillian Anderson’s not for turning.  And now we’ve got the photographic evidence to prove it.  Netflix has just released photos of The Crown Season 4, which stars a number of new additions to the cast. Namely, Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, former UK prime minister, and newcomer Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.  In this first look at the upcoming series, which arrives on Netflix on Nov. 15, the star of Sex Education and The Fall… Read the rest

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Remember Lenovo’s foldable PC? Yeah, it’s finally ready to pre-order.

It feels like a lifetime ago that Lenovo first announced its ThinkPad X1 Fold at CES back in January. Now, seven months later, the world’s first PC with a foldable display is available for pre-order starting at $2,499. The X1 Fold’s specs haven’t changed since that early reveal. It still features a 13.3-inch flexible OLED touchscreen display (2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution) that can be split into two 9.6-inch screens when folded, with a 5-megapixel… Read the rest

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Disney+ launches new GroupWatch feature for you and your friends

The weather’s getting colder, the pandemic isn’t going anywhere, and you still need a way to watch stuff with your pals. Disney+ just became the latest streaming service to offer a way to do that. The company that once traded a real human man to NBC for the rights to a cartoon rabbit announced Tuesday that Disney+ is getting a new “GroupWatch” feature. As its name implies, GroupWatch lets as many as seven friends (who… Read the rest

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Biden/Harris amps up 'Animal Crossing' campaign with sweet new virtual swag

The all-important Animal Crossing vote is Joe Biden’s to lose at this point. After a successful campaign launch that brought Biden/Harris yard signs to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Democratic candidates vying for the White House in 2020 are back for more. They’ve upped their presence in Nintendo’s March release with a lineup of virtual swag for supporters to wear. In a fun twist, the assortment of sweatshirts (plus one hoodie) is all based on… Read the rest

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John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the Supreme Court

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump has already nominated conservative Amy Coney Barrett as her replacement — a move that means the Supreme Court is about to, as John Oliver puts it, “lurch to the right for the foreseeable future.” During Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, the host takes a look at exactly how we got to this point, from the grim efforts of Senate Majority leader… Read the rest

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