‘Avengers: Infinity War’ comes to Netflix on Christmas Day

Ever since the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s been a looming question: when is it coming to Netflix? Right in time for some holiday viewing, it seems. Netflix has revealed that the star-studded superhero flick will be available to stream on December 25th. Yes, you too can pay tribute to Stan Lee while you’re …

CES 2019: what to expect from the world’s biggest annual tech event

CES 2019 is approaching, fast. Sure, we still have to make it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the holidays and the Video Game Awards, but after the ball drops on January 1, 2019 it will be all eyes on Las Vegas.  That’s because, like every year, Sin City will play host to the gadget extravanganza …

The New ‘Aquaman’ Trailer Is Here to Quench Your Thirst

It’s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from CGI-heavy trailers to big streaming deals to box-office news. In today’s installment: A new look at Aquaman surfaces; the fate of FilmStruck is revealed; and General Mills makes a Boo-ty call to Hollywood. Shark Objects …

Instagram kills off fake followers, threatens accounts that keep using apps to get them

Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience. Today Instagram is removing from people’s accounts who use these apps inauthentic follows, Likes and comments that violate its policies; sending them a warning to change their password to cut ties …

UK unprepared for major cyberattacks

A parliamentary council has warned that ministers are failing to act with “a meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the face of growing cyber threats to the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI). The joint committee on national security strategy called the UK’s level of ministerial oversight “wholly inadequate” at a time when Russia and …

Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Magic Leap Stand Out from the AR Pack?

How do you get people excited about wearing AR goggles on their faces when our flat-screened, 2D media world has some pretty compelling entertainment to offer? That’s one of the challenges that Magic Leap marketing head Brenda Freeman faces as the company tries to justify its years-in-the-making AR product and the billions of dollars it …

BuzzFeed News launches a paid membership program (and yes, there’s a tote bag)

BuzzFeed News is giving readers a new way to support its journalism — by paying a monthly or yearly fee. BuzzFeed might not seem like the most obvious publication to ask readers for financial support, as it doesn’t really have the high-minded appeal of (say) NPR or The New Yorker. However, the company has been …

Save up to 60% on Corel software for Black Friday, including PaintShop Pro

Corel has slashed the prices of its creative software for Black Friday, with huge savings on powerful apps inlcuding PaintShop Pro 2019, Painter Essentials 6, Pinnacle Studio and VideoStudio 2018. Corel is offering different savings for different locations. For example, creatives in the UK can get 25% off PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate, while those in …