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Meet the teen game developer crowdsourcing fans’ IRL horror stories

His indie hit ‘Fears to Fathom - Home Alone’ is scaring the crap out of players. Future episodes will be inspired by fans’ most terrifying experiences.

Spine-chilling
Black cosplayer Kiera Please dressed as Alice in Wonderland

Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray

They’re subjected to endless abuse online, but they’re undeterred. “I’m about to change the face of cosplay,” says one Black creator.

Fandom
Mukbanger Nikocado Avocado eating massive quantities of food

The eating disorder community is using Nikocado Avocado as ‘thinspiration’

Fans say the infamous mukbanger is eating himself to death. Many use his videos as motivation to go in the opposite — but still very dangerous — direction.

Consumption

They ordered a 12-foot skeleton online. They got a 12-inch one instead.

Home Depot’s viral Halloween decorations are sold out everywhere, presenting lucrative opportunities for internet scammers and scalpers.

Caveat emptor

Who makes the hand-painted clothes Kendall Jenner and Emma Chamberlain love?

Keely Murphy, founder of Birthday Girl Shop, is infusing wardrobes with childhood nostalgia and fun — and she wants every day to feel like a birthday party.

Party Time

It’s terrible being a fat, Black femme on Instagram

Between photo takedowns and fatphobic trolls, the app is a hostile place for creators who don’t fit Western beauty standards.

Inequality

Can virtual reality help reduce head injuries in soccer?

Player 22 is a VR app that allows players to practice heading without ever touching a ball.

VR Safety

Meet the inspiring Latina taking vegan, eco-friendly fashion mainstream

Paula Maldonado, founder of Dauntless, wants ethical fashion to be honest and accessible to all.

Viviendo Verde

Meet the TikTok terminator taking down anti-vaxxers

Online sleuth @ThatDaneshGuy reports anti-vax TikTokers to their employers and the authorities. Now he has a target on his back.

Social media

Is the worst tweet ever really the one about Taylor Swift’s eggs?

Stefan Molyneux thinks it’s “very funny” he won a bad-tweet tourney. The organizer thinks another contender deserved the prize.

Twitter

Lesbian gamers say Twitch is failing them

They’re tired of the many ways they’re harassed and undervalued on the streaming platform.

Bias

We need to talk about Facebook PR guy Andy Stone

He’s making no friends with his brash and combative Twitter presence. What the hell are he and his employer thinking?

Comms

Windows 11 review: What a glow up

Microsoft doesn’t reinvent the wheel with Windows 11. It’s still Windows, only now it’s not ugly and it’s easier to use. Plus, it’s free for Windows 10 users, so it’s a no-brainer update.

Reviews

NBA legend Allen Iverson on his first weed collab with Al Harrington’s Viola

The pair talk about their marijuana strain, dubbed ‘96, and what it’s like to be part of a growing industry.

Style

How Nike built a mind-blowing sports science lab for LeBron James

The LeBron James Innovation Center is home to the largest motion-capture installation and the “most sophisticated” basketball court in the world.

Kingdom Come

Inside the secretly vibrant business of porn MP3s

Video sites like Pornhub and OnlyFans get all the attention, but audio smut is a surprisingly profitable enterprise.

Adult content