Juliet Bennett Rylah
, The Hustle
A hand holding a phone with the Yelp logo on the screen over a background of torn paper.

Yelp vs. fake reviews

Yelp is cracking down on fake reviews with a little public shaming.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 26, 2023
A woman with short blonde hair wearing a black dress takes a photo with a black camera on a yellow, green, and orange background with a geometric pattern on it.

Getty Images’ AI play

Getty Images once refused AI-generated content. Now, it has its own image generator.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 26, 2023
Two Starbucks frappuccinos; a woman and a man enjoying wine during a date; a “Squid Game” character in a pink jumpsuit and a triangle-emblazoned mask; a spiderweb; and two ghosts on a black-and-white swirl background.


Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 25, 2023
The Porsche Design Tower, surrounded by cars on a blue background.

Branded residences aren’t just for hotels anymore

Brands are slapping their names on condos, offering loyal customers a lifestyle experience.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 22, 2023
Expendables movies

When a $789m film franchise turns risky

The latest in the Expendables franchise debuts against box office headwinds.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 22, 2023
A young woman in a blue sweater records a video of herself on her phone on a blue-and-white swirl background.

Gen Z would rather influence than be astronauts

Gen Z actively wants to pursue influencing as a career — even more than being a rock star or an astronaut.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 20, 2023
A man in a gray hoodie holding a laptop outside of an MGM casino on a red-and-black and swirled background.

Scattered Spider, Alphv, and the MGM hack, explained

MGM’s high-profile hack sheds light on how devastating cyberattacks can be — but who’s responsible?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 18, 2023
A red coffin-shaped package with a yellow skull on it, reading “Paqui” and “One Chip Challenge” on a red background.

One chip, several problems

Brands can face consequences for dangerous marketing stunts. Paqui’s One Chip Challenge is just the latest.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 15, 2023
A plate of avocado toast sits on a wooden tray against a colorful background.

Avocado guy goes viral again and other weird takes from the extremely wealthy

Another gross CEO moment shows off the increasing gulf between classes.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 14, 2023
An eggplant locked inside a birdcage against a pink background.

Hackers will hack anything — including your sex toys

As the Internet of Things grows, vulnerabilities emerge in all sorts of devices — even sex toys.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 13, 2023
A collage includes a pair of silver handcuffs, planet earth as seen from space, and a tied-up stack of newspapers looming above an overhead shot of Miami’s Star Island.

An insurance bill that’ll make you sweat, a steep crypto punishment, and more

Plus: Local news gets a big boost, and SpaceX has some fixing to do before its next Starship launch.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 11, 2023
A red play button over a black-and-white swirl background.

Is chasing TikTok a mistake for YouTube?

Some senior staff at YouTube worry that, in chasing TikTok, Shorts is crushing the platform’s long-form content.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 6, 2023
A cluster of orange mushrooms growing on a patch of grass and dirt on a blue background.

AI-generated foraging books seem dangerous, right?

Foragers suspect AI-generated books are appearing on Amazon, which could be pretty dangerous for unsuspecting mushroom hunters.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2023
A white robot with a computerized face in front of a dizzying, colorful kaleidoscopic background.

When AI starts teaching AI, models may ‘collapse’

When AI trains on AI-generated data, it goes haywire.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 30, 2023
Three white T-shirts aligned in a horizontal row on a pink background.

This company is really into T-shirts

Why Buck Mason bought a Pennsylvania factory to make T-shirts.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 29, 2023
houses in a neighborhood

Will the Bay Area get a new city?

Another group of deep-pocketed investors want to build a brand new city. Will this one happen?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 28, 2023

Meta vs. Canada is a long pattern of dismantling news

Meta’s ban on Canadian news is part of a larger pattern of upending and preventing access to information.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 24, 2023
dating app

Do dating apps decide who we get to date?

Do dating apps decide who we deserve to date?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 23, 2023
wearing headphones

Music you can really feel — no, really

Music: Not Impossible makes backpacks and devices that allow users to feel up to 24 different sounds at once as vibrations.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 22, 2023
healthcare setting

How neuroaesthetics and design affect our health

Buildings make us feel things. So how do we make them feel good?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 21, 2023
child in front of a computer

Illinois law makes parents pay child influencers

Child influencers can make bank. Illinois is making sure they see some of that cash.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 18, 2023
‘Star Wars’ hotel

Disney will lose $250m on its ‘Star Wars’ hotel… but it was really cool

Disney will lose $250m on the epic Star Wars immersive experience it’s closing after just 18 months.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 16, 2023

Music labels vs. the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is being sued again, this time by music publishers.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 15, 2023

Behold, an 800-pound butter cow, plus more newsy numbers

Plus: Cheerios’ dominance, an overachieving RPG, and producing more robots to harvest produce.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 14, 2023
fediverse graphic

The fediverse, explained

Some say the fediverse is the future of social media. But it also feels like the good ol’ days.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 11, 2023

CAPTCHAs get weirder as AI gets smarter

Machines can read wonky text and figure out what a fire hydrant is now.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 9, 2023
pants shopping online

Using AI for the perfect fit

Hate online shopping? TrueToForm’s AI avatar helps shoppers and designers find the perfect fit.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 8, 2023
Magic 8 Ball

The history of the Magic 8 Ball

Mattel’s making a Magic 8 Ball movie. The toy’s history involves ghosts and a billiards company.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 4, 2023
stack of papers

Academia drama involves lying about… lying

Do professors fabricate data to get their papers published in journals? Data vigilantes are on the case.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2023
satellite map of light pollution

Even without that giant ‘X’, there’s still a lot of light pollution

Billboard and brands are overtaking the night sky with flashy lights.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 1, 2023

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