Andrew Paul

Andrew Paul is a contributing writer for Input Magazine and The AV Club, with work also recently featured by Rolling Stone, GQ, Slate, NBC Think, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
French law forces Apple to display repair scores alongside its products
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Would you believe it if we told you the scores are pretty terrible?
Tech
Sony is expected to allow PS5 internal storage upgrades this summer
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The changes will also reportedly include a firmware update to improve fan speeds.
Gaming
Grumpy Cat is apparently very litigious from beyond the grave
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Grumpy Cat Limited has filed at least 13 lawsuits in the past year following Tardar Sauce's demise.
Culture
Amazon issues 'Vote No' pamphlets to workers ahead of union drive
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The company also just happened to install a USPS mailbox outside its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse.
Culture
This Sega arcade cabinet in a field feels like weed-covered warning
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The ultra-rare Sega R360 rig has apparently just been sitting on a farm in Ireland for decades.
Gaming
Ikea releases disassembly 'How To' guides as part of sustainability push
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The Swedish manufacturer is encouraging extended product lives in an effort to combat waste and promote reuse.
Culture
Twitch dubs Metallica's BlizzCon stream to avoid DMCA issues, glorious mess ensues
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Trust us: Metallica's BlizzCon Twitch stream is the best possible way to start your week.
Culture
Christie's now accepts auction bids made with cryptocurrency
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While currently only for a single digital artwork auction, the move further signals the rapid rise of cryptocurrencies.
Culture
Unlike California, the UK thinks Uber drivers are workers
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The UK's Supreme Court has decided the people who work for Uber are, it turns out, legitimately "workers."
Culture
CamSoda's DogeCast times your sex toy vibrations to the price of DogeCoin
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Horny on r/WallStreetBets.
Woof
Minneapolis is the latest major U.S. city to ban facial recognition tech
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After becoming a focal point for the nation's racial injustices, the ordinance was passed unanimously by the city council.
Culture
Facebook bans Australians from sharing news articles and links
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The dramatic move is in response to a new bill seeking to charge Facebook, Google, and other digital companies for sharing content from Australian media outlets.
Culture
This AI turns poetry into creepy video art
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A computer artist and animator compiled disparate AI visualization and audio programs to create one seriously trippy tool.
Culture
'Six Days in Fallujah,' a game no one wants, is getting a release anyway
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The "realistic" Iraq War title was shelved by Konami back in 2009, only to be resurrected by Victura and Highwire Games.
Gaming
The dark and delightful Deadeus is getting a physical GameBoy release
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The pixelated indie horror is taking pre-orders for an appropriately jet-black cartridge edition.
Gaming
Job postings hint at a secret Amazon cryptocurrency project
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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a Bitcoin clone.
Culture
Warrantless phone searches at the U.S. border are totally cool now, judge rules
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The "U.S. Border" legally encompasses up to 100 miles from any actual border, btw.
Culture
Are cops playing copyrighted music while being recorded to trigger takedowns?
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Instagram posts show Beverly Hills police officers blasting music from their phones while being recorded, potentially to flag copyright monitors.
Culture
Unreal Engine falls deeper into the uncanny valley with MetaHuman Creator
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The new cloud-based app aims to streamline hyperrealistic character creations.
Gaming
The beastly PS5 uses more power than most high-end gaming laptops
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You can use then money you'd save in PC parts for your energy bill.
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