Mark Cuban’s hoverboard company has gone up in smoke

More than one year after launching a Kickstarter for a stylish, high-end hoverboard called Moov, Mark Cuban-backed Radical Transport has disbanded, refunds have been issued to backers, and the product is indefinitely shelved. The reason? “Patent issues,” Cuban told The Verge in an email. “Everyone wanted to sue everyone. I just didn’t think it was […]

The end of Instagram as we know it is here

Some time on Monday, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger appear to have snapped. Tensions between the Instagram founders and their parent company had been simmering for months. But tensions are the default state at any company that has been acquired, and Systrom and Krieger had navigated those waters ably for six years. High-level corporate executive […]

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the photo-sharing company today. The news was first reported by The New York Times this evening and confirmed in a blog post written by Systrom. “We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again,” he wrote. “Building new things requires that […]

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leak yet again

Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones may be among the most leaked devices in modern consumer electronics history. With just two weeks to go until the official October 9th press event, where both devices will be unveiled presumably alongside some other Google-made hardware products, we’re getting yet another visual leak of the […]

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion to overtake Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox after a lengthy bidding war this summer. Comcast’s win paves the way for it to acquire Sky and its 23 million European subscribers and entertainment assets. Sky’s shareholders will now need to approve the […]

Destroyer is a guilt-ridden detective story made by one incredible director

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Tackling the leap from directing low-budget indies to tentpole features is no easy feat, and Hollywood has a history of being particularly unforgiving when the filmmakers are […]

A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

A draft executive order from the White House surfaced last night that would direct federal authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” However, White House officials say that the document hasn’t gone through any sort of formal policymaking process. Bloomberg obtained a copy of the draft […]

Now you can listen to Audible on your Apple Watch

The latest Audible update brings the app to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to your audiobooks and podcasts without an iPhone. The new feature takes advantage of watchOS 5, which just rolled out this week to allow third-party apps like Audible to play background audio from the watch. Just make sure you sync […]