Emanuel Maiberg

half-life

'Black Mesa' Is Not the 'Half-Life' You Remember

After more than a decade in the making, the 'Half-Life' remake is one of the most ambitious mods ever made.
Emanuel Maiberg
2.19.20
iPhone

After 1,434 Days of Testing, My Review of the iPhone 6S Plus

A fine and durable phone for a hard and horrible world.
Emanuel Maiberg
2.13.20
porn

Pornhub Doesn't Care

Pornhub hosts hundreds of Girls Do Porn videos; a Motherboard investigation shows the high-tech solution meant to stop those videos from spreading doesn't work.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
2.7.20
election 2020

The Democrats Screwed America With an App No One Asked For

The Iowa caucus showed a Democratic establishment in thrall to the worst kind of techno-optimism, fixated on fancy technological solutions to problems that don’t exist.
Emanuel Maiberg
Jason Koebler
Tim Marchman
2.4.20
Internet

Joe Rogan's Endorsement Is One of the Most Influential in America

Bernie Sanders won the Joe Rogan primary. Is that good for Bernie?
Emanuel Maiberg
Jason Koebler
1.27.20
deepfakes

Deepfake Porn Is Evolving to Give People Total Control Over Women's Bodies

People are creating a new kind of nonconsensual pornography by combining deepfakes with 3D avatars that can be manipulated to do whatever they want.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
12.9.19
Sex

'They Can't Stop Us:' People Are Having Sex With 3D Avatars of Their Exes and Celebrities

A community of 3D graphics hobbyists are making and selling avatars of real people in order to fulfill their sexual fantasies, and there's little anyone can do to stop them.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
11.20.19
porn

Pornhub Finally Removes Girls Do Porn

After months of knowingly working with porn production company that was accused of lying to women, Pornhub finally removes its official page from its platform.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
10.15.19

How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

Pornhub is hosting videos that have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. The women in them say they thought the videos would never reach the internet, and that being doxed has ruined their lives.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
7.16.19

YouTuber Suspended for Video of Killing Feminist in 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

What was most disturbing was that it found such a rabid audience, so quickly, and which in no uncertain terms proclaimed its hatred of feminists.
Emanuel Maiberg
11.8.18
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

The Video Game Industry Is Afraid of Unions

Voice actors on strike and the future of the gaming industry.
Emanuel Maiberg
2.24.17