Kate McKinnon will play Elizabeth Holmes in a Theranos miniseries for Hulu

Kate McKinnon will play Elizabeth Holmes in a Theranos miniseries for Hulu

In yet another example of a podcast turning into a TV show, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of ABC Nightline’s investigative series, The Dropout, about Elizabeth Holmes and her failed blood-testing company Theranos, with Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon tapped for the lead role. Hosted by ABC chief business, economics, and technology correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, The Dropout debuted earlier this year as a six-episode podcast and accompanying documentary series that came after…

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You can now listen to Apple Podcasts directly on the web

You can now listen to Apple Podcasts directly on the web

Apple this week updated the web interface for Podcasts to make it cleaner, more streamlined, and easier to navigate. Users can also now play episodes directly from the website, which is a huge, appreciated change from forcing people to load iTunes to listen. Episodes now get their own landing page, too, which provides show notes and another opportunity to listen. The web interface still offers users the ability to move over to iTunes, which they’ll…

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Trump laments that US troops can’t get “rough” with migrants at the border

Trump laments that US troops can’t get “rough” with migrants at the border

And it seems like he’d ask them to do it, too — if it weren’t for those pesky laws. President Donald Trump has mused about closing down the US-Mexico border entirely. He’s reportedly talked about restarting the family separation policy (which he denies). And now, Trump has added another line to his stop-immigration-at-all-costs rhetoric. The president is saddened by the fact that the military can’t be more “rough” with migrants coming to America. After telling…

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Republicans dig into Facebook and Twitter over concerns of ‘conservative bias’

Republicans dig into Facebook and Twitter over concerns of ‘conservative bias’

On Wednesday, a panel of mostly Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), laid into representatives from Facebook and Twitter over concerns that conservative speech is actively being censored on both platforms. Representatives from Facebook and Twitter sparred with Republican lawmakers for hours at the Senate hearing where Cruz, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s panel on the Constitution, pressured industry representatives over deep concerns he and his colleagues have that social media platforms…

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Speed test results push back against AT&T’s ‘fastest network’ 5G E claims

Speed test results push back against AT&T’s ‘fastest network’ 5G E claims

Last week, AT&T proudly crowned itself as “the nation’s fastest wireless network,” buoyed by speed tests from Ookla and its misleadingly named 5G E — i.e., LTE — network. But there’s just one problem: as Ookla has taken the time to point out in a blog post, AT&T’s claim isn’t nearly as resounding of a victory as the company has declared. AT&T’s claim isn’t nearly as resounding of a victory as it says it is…

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Audible will now let you keep your membership credits for a full year

Audible will now let you keep your membership credits for a full year

Audible is making some changes to its membership program and how it issues credits, which are used to buy audiobooks through the subscription service. Now, any credits earned through Audible will last up to one year, whereas previously they lasted only six months. The change comes after a class-action lawsuit (and a couple of others) against the Amazon-owned audiobook publisher, which claimed that customers might not have realized that any membership credits they purchased, had…

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Why is Twitter mysteriously linking the word ‘People’ to The New York Times?

Why is Twitter mysteriously linking the word ‘People’ to The New York Times?

If you’re on Twitter, here’s an experiment: type “Enemy of the People” in a tweet through Twitter’s web client, then see if it automatically suggests an account for you to tag. For a lot of (if not all) users, this currently brings up The New York Times’ Twitter handle. At first glance, it looks like a pretty weird attack on the Times — and it’s something a number of journalists and other users have noticed…

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Walmart’s $25 insulin can’t fix the diabetes drug price crisis

Walmart’s $25 insulin can’t fix the diabetes drug price crisis

The US chain offers a low-cost option, but it’s far from ideal for all patients. Health care executives faced the ire of lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, amid a growing outcry from patients, over soaring insulin prices. “I don’t know how you people sleep at night,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in a House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting, according to Stat News. “You’re in trouble … if you think you can just out talk…

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Kim Kardashian is studying to become Kim Kardashian, attorney at law

Kim Kardashian is studying to become Kim Kardashian, attorney at law

After getting an unjust prison conviction commuted, Kim’s prepping for the California bar exam. Kim Kardashian is starting a new career. She announced in Vogue’s May issue that, after 12 years of starring on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and assorted spinoffs — plus using the associated notoriety to launch a multimedia empire — she’s adding a new responsibility to an already full plate: She’s studying to become a lawyer. And predictably, social media responded…

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