Earlier this week a colleague and I test drove a Tesla Model X. I immediately pictured the cars from Minority Report. All you have to do is just sit and stare—the driverless machine does the rest. But this isn’t 2054. Fully autonomous vehicles (for better or for worse) are still a thing of the future. But it was nonetheless fascinating.
Although it was launched last year, Google Smart Reply didn’t come to my attention until this past May. At the bottom of an email, I noticed three boxed selections containing built-in responses.
In this latest episode of the Substandard, Sonny, JVL, and I discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, the second reboot of our webbed hero.
It’s taken 80 years to figure out what happened to Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviatrix whose plane went missing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Or so the media insist.
“All State Parks Closed.” I kept passing these signs on the Garden State Parkway this past weekend, unaware that a budget impasse had resulted in a partial shutdown of government operations (not counting essential personnel like prison guards). I also didn’t realize this applied to my beloved Island Beach State Park.
These are perilous times for Nancy Pelosi. Following Jon Ossoff’s defeat in Georgia’s costly special election, a growing number of Democrats have expressed their frustration over the leadership of the House minority leader.
In the opening scene of Crimson Tide, we are told “the three most powerful men in the world” are the president of the United States, the president of the Russian republic, “and… the captain of a U.S. nuclear missile submarine.” But who’s the fourth most powerful person in the world? The yearbook editor.
Last Friday Germany’s longest-serving chancellor, Helmut Kohl, died at the age of 87. He came to power in 1982—during the height of the Cold War—and presided over the reunification of East and West Germany.
As Rahm Emanuel famously put it, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” So the ad execs at 72andSunny had an idea for client Smirnoff Vodka: “Made in America. But we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath.”
On Sunday, standing outside the Helium comedy club in Philadelphia, 28-year-old Colleen Campbell went on a drunken tirade directed first at the club and then at the police.