The Crown: Staff at castle used for Netflix hit reveal all about ‘down to earth’ cast

It has been used for three series of the hit Netflix drama, doubling as the royal residence at Windsor. When Olivia Colman and company filmed the third season they were accompanied by an army of backroom staff including their own caterers. But there are no airs and graces with Britain’s new Queen of the show and she […]

Survivor’s Elizabeth and Missy Apologize: Sexual Harassment Has ‘No Business’ Being Used as a Tactic

RELATED STORIES Survivor: Island of the Idols‘ Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Byrd have both tendered apologizes for their actions during the reality series’ Nov. 13 installment, where they trumped up sexual harassment allegations against a fellow castaway. In the double-episode outing, castaway Kellee Kim made clear her discomfort with Dan Spilo’s encroaching of her personal […]

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 […]

Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won’t say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos wont get paid a dime (AMZN)

REUTERS/Rick Wilking Medium isn’t commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won’t say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won’t get […]

Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr) Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is […]

Cruise secrets: Why you should be worried if you hear THIS name used by staff

Cruise ship staff are tasked with the smooth running of everything on-board the vessel, from meal times and social activities to allocating cabins and making sure guests can enjoy a jam-packed excursion list. They are often working in teams together for weeks on end, as the boat moors up at a number of jaw-dropping destinations. […]

I tested a $52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that used an old-school navigation system instead of digital maps — here’s what it was like

Matthew DeBord/BI Many vehicles are now equipped with GPS navigation systems that use digital maps, rendered in infotainment screens. Recently, I tested a $ 52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that lacked this feature. Instead, it had an older system, called “Turn-by-Turn.” I’ve always been a fan if Turn-by-Turn, and on the XT4, I found that […]

Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Enlarge (credit: Taki Steve / Flickr) It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn’t meant widespread use. Quantum key distribution has ended up a niche market because creating shared keys with it for […]

Taylor Swift concert used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers

You’re probably used to the presence of facial recognition cameras at airports and other transport hubs, but what about at concerts? That’s the step Taylor Swift’s team took at her May 18th show at the Rose Bowl, in a bid to identify her stalkers. According to Rolling Stone, the camera was hidden inside a display […]

Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide

Former FBI Director James Comey has admitted the Steele dossier was still uncorroborated by the FBI at the time he left the bureau. The infamous dossier was used by the FBI to monitor Trump aide Carter Page. The House Oversight Committee has released a 235-page transcript of Comey’s grilling 24 hours after the former FBI […]