Andrew Paul

Andrew Paul is a contributing dystopia beat writer for Input and The AV Club, with work also recently featured by Rolling Stone, MEL, Fangoria, GQ, NBC, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He lives outside Indianapolis.

SCOTUS just overturned Roe v. Wade, here's how to fight back

A few suggestions for aid and support during on very dark day.

Roe vs. Wade

Tesla Powerwall owners will soon get paid to be energy mules

The Virtual Power Plant program is about as useful as it is bleak, unfortunately.

Powerplay

Toyota recalls new bZ4X electric vehicle after wheels start falling off

A spokesperson tells Input that the Toyota is unable to verify how many times drivers experienced wheel failure while driving.

Rollout

Amazon's plan to have Alexa deepfake dead relatives is even worse than it sounds

It's hard to fully capture something so brazenly boundary-crossing, but we're going to try our best.

Hard Pass

FDA bans Juul e-cigs, parents everywhere rejoice

The Food and Drug Administration is making an example out of Juul, but e-cig enthusiasts don't need to panic just yet.

Last Drag

Amazon’s newest robot is a dinky warehouse Roomba called Proteus

The company's “first fully autonomous mobile robot” has a pretty dramatic name for such a mundane job.

Robot Army

Lawsuit claims Google division is staffed by members of New Age 'cult'

The Fellowship of Friends apparently runs deep in the Google Developer Studio, and they'd like to keep it that way.

The Fellowship

Ex-Amazon employee convicted in 2019 Capital One hack after bragging online

Over 100 million people were affected by Paige Thompson exploiting Amazon Web Services in 2016.

Yikes

Visual FX legend Phil Tippett on the 30-year nightmare of making ‘Mad God’

The stop motion effects genius behind 'Star Wars' and 'Jurassic Park' talks passion projects, mental health, and existential walks to the grocery store.

Culture

SpaceX employees have finally had it with Elon Musk

In a scathing open letter leaked to the press, SpaceX workers unequivocally denounced Musk's recent antics.

Final Straw

Tesla loses big on Bitcoin as 'crypto winter' sets in

How much global hunger could Elon have solved with that money?

Brrr

Bill Gates doesn't think very highly of NFTs

During a recent interview, he made it clear that he's not the biggest fan of Bored Ape Yacht Club or cryptocurrency in general.

Closed Windows

No one asked for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatbot, but now we have one

Israeli tech firm AI21 made Ask Ruth Bader Ginsberg to provide a “fun digital experience.”

Ginsbot

Relax, Google’s LaMDA chatbot is nowhere near sentient

Just because you designed a good NPC doesn't make it HAL 9000.

Tech

Major crypto platforms are holding coins hostage as markets collapse

Most major coins are down at least half their all-time highs, and DeFi giant Celsius has frozen users' assets.

Bad News Bears

Everyone breathe easy, Seth Green got his Bored Ape back

But not before paying about $100,000 more than what a collector called "Mr Cheese" paid for it last month.

Justice Served

Tesla's Autopilot problem might be even worse than we thought

The federal government is 'significantly expanding' its investigation into multiple crashes.

Roadblock

Elon Musk hopes Tesla will shift Earth's 'entire' energy infrastructure

While hinting at the Tesla Master Plan's upcoming Phase Three, Musk indicated his hopes of a massive expansion are still very, very high.

Life Goals

Facebook lets you buy and sell guns 10 times before it bans you

Sell guns on our platform once; shame on us. Sell guns on our platform twice; meh, it happens.

Slap on the Wrist

The U.S. forced tech companies to spy on Russian hacker using legal loophole

The All Writs Act of 1789 allowed the government to receive weekly reports from at least two major tourist information databases.

Culture