Night School Sitcom Based on 2018 Film Snags NBC Pilot Order

Kevin Hart is re-enrolling in Night School at NBC’s behest. The Peacock net has placed a pilot order for a multi-cam sitcom based on the 2018 Universal comedy pic that starred Hart and Tiffany Haddish, neither of whom will appear in the TV adaptation. Hart, however, is on board as an exec producer. The Community-esque project […]

SNL Newcomer Shane Gillis Used Asian Slur in September 2018 Podcast Video

RELATED STORIES On the same day that NBC’s Saturday Night Live cast its first-ever Asian cast member, a video has surfaced in which Shane Gillis, another of Season 45’s new hires, uses racist slurs while critiquing Chinatown and its culture. In a clip (embedded below) from “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast”, dated September 2018 and […]

Uber escapes criminal charges for 2018 self-driving death in Arizona

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department) A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber’s self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg as she crossed a multi-lane road in Tempe, Arizona. “After a very thorough review […]

Dance Your PhD’s 2018 winner mixes superconductivity and swing dancing

Cooper pairs and impurities come to life in a superconductor and dance their little particle hearts out in Pramodh Yapa’s “Superconductivity: The Musical.” Pairs of swing-dancing electrons do the Lindy Hop in “Superconductivity: The Musical,” the winning video for this year’s geektastic Dance Your PhD contest. Pramodh Yapa, a graduate student at the University of Alberta, […]

500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users’ data and profile information. While the company’s engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5th, 2018 — just a few days after the company closed its in-house Marketplace that helped photographers sell […]

Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018

Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $ 7.50 billion in 2018, up from $ 7.02 billion in 2017. Activision expects to lose 8 percent of its staff, or nearly 800 employees. The company plans to restructure its […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]