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Transformers One Will Have Younger, Messier Robots in Disguise

2024-04-21 04:15:00

Earlier in the week, we got our first look at Transformers One, and it probably didn’t look like what you were imagining. The animated movie, which is meant to serve as an origin story for Optimus Prime (Chris Hemsworth) and Megatron (Brian Tyree Henry)—here respectively known as Orion Pax and D-16—is sillier than…

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It's Finally Happening: the Avengers Are Gonna Fight the Alien

2024-04-21 02:50:00

When Disney bought 20th Century Fox, it seemed inevitable that the company would find a way to get Marvel to crossover with the Alien or Predator. It took some time, but thanks to comics it came to fruition last year with Wolverine fighting the Predator (because who else would?), and now it’s continuing by pitting the…

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Destiny Might Have Lost Its Chance to Become a TV Show

2024-04-21 00:25:00

There’s a lot of video games set to get TV or film adaptations in the next few years, and even more that seem like they’d be ripe for the picking. Bungie’s Destiny franchise seemed like a viable candidate, especially after the studio was acquired by PlayStation in 2022, but it sounds like any plans to bring the games…

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Cowboy Bebop's Showrunners Will Write Disney's Space Mountain Movie

2024-04-20 22:30:00

Nearly four years ago, we learned Disney was hoping to get a movie about its Space Mountain ride off the ground and into theaters. A lot’s happened since then, but the studio’s apparently still determined to make this a reality, hence bringing on a new pair of writers to get the movie into proper shape.

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FBI Director Says China's Hacking Aimed at U.S. Infrastructure to 'Induce Panic'

2024-04-20 22:00:00

Chinese government hackers are constantly trying to infiltrate the computer systems of U.S. water treatment facilities and energy grids in a bid to be “pre-positioned” for inducing panic, according to an alarming new speech from FBI Director Christopher Wray. And given the success of China’s Volt Typhoon program to…

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Trump's Truth Social Stock Dropped, Cybertrucks Broke, the Virtual Boy Deserves Respect, and More

2024-04-20 21:30:00

It was a bad week for Truth Social and the Tesla Cybertruck. Both showed that they might not be as great as Donald Trump and Elon Musk thought. This week also saw a terrifying AI video generator, major complaints about a dog-sitting app, and the retirement of a beloved robot. Check out the big tech stories of the…

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There's Never Been a Better Time to Remember to Actually Watch For All Mankind

2024-04-20 21:00:00

Are you watching For All Mankind? I hope so, because our regular reminders that you absolutely should be culminated this week with the news that Apple doesn’t just want more, but a whole extra show on top of what some of you already aren’t watching. But that’s not all this week—we looked back at DS9's finest episode,…

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Two Hunters Died of Rare Prion Disease. Doctors Suspect a First-of-Its Kind Deer Transmission

2024-04-20 20:15:00

A new study might point to the first signs of a frightening public health scenario: Researchers found two recent cases of prion disease—universally fatal ailments caused by rogue proteins—that could have been caused by the victims eating contaminated deer meat. This connection is still far from confirmed, but doctors…

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Samsung Overtakes Apple In Worldwide Phone Sales

2024-04-20 20:00:00

To no one’s shock, Samsung reclaims the top spot in global phone sales over Apple in this quarter. We also got a first look at the new line of Sony Bravia TVs featuring Mini-LED, which makes a really strong case against OLED. And finally, Ikea revealed its Gaming Furniture Collection, so we, of course, ranked our…

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NASA Spacecraft Sees a Lava Lake With Islands on Jupiter's Moon Io

2024-04-20 18:00:00

In our top science stories this week, reporter Ed Cara explores the similarities and differences between today’s popular obesity drugs and fen-phen, a briefly trendy weight loss aid that was pulled from the market after doctors discovered dangerous side effects. NASA confirmed that a chunk of debris that crashed into…

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How Exciting Was It Working on Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare?

2024-04-20 07:00:00

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Chucky Fans Now Have to Wait a Week Before Streaming New Episodes on Peacock

2024-04-20 06:15:00

If you excitedly went to Peacock on Thursday to watch the latest episode of Chucky, only to find it was not yet available to stream—and then screamed with the wrong kind of horror—you are not alone among the killer doll’s legions of fans.

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Truth Social Files Complaint with Nasdaq, Blames Market Manipulation for Stock Price

2024-04-20 06:12:00

Trump Media, the parent company that owns Truth Social, has filed a formal complaint with the Nasdaq, expressing concern for potential market manipulation impacting the stock.

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What Do We Think About These Transformers One Designs?

2024-04-20 05:30:00

Transformers is known for being “more than meets the eye.” But when it comes to the characters from Transformers One, it’s more than meets the eyes, nose, and mouth.

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How Deep Space Nine's Dominion War Nearly Wrecked Star Trek's Utopia

2024-04-20 04:45:00

Star Trek likes to imagine itself as a franchise that is largely above conflict, but it is defined by it: and how its most idealized heroes in Starfleet and the Federation react to, and become shaped by it. While Trek’s history is littered with devastating battles, few conflicts hold a mirror to Star Trek quite like…

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Best iPhone Portable Chargers in 2024

2024-04-20 03:59:55

This guide was updated on April 19, 2024, to add the Belkin BoostCharge 10K and Belkin Magnetic Wireless 5K.

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Wagner Moura on Filming One Particularly Difficult Scene in Civil War

2024-04-20 03:50:00

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Everything We Know About the Google Pixel 9

2024-04-20 03:37:00

This guide was updated on April 19, 2024, to reflect the latest “real-life” leaks of the Pixel 9 and upcoming satellite connectivity available on Android.

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Abigail's Melissa Barrera and Alisha Weir on Being Horror Frenemies

2024-04-20 03:00:00

An iconic horror duo makes its debut in Abigail with Alisha Weir’s vampire ballerina and Melissa Barrera’s would-be kidnapper Joey. The Radio Silence film introduces a friends-to-enemies relationship you root for between Barrera—one of this generation’s best final girls, having left an indelible mark on the Scream franchi…

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Zack Snyder Digs Into His Rebel Moon vs. Barbie Ratings Discourse

2024-04-20 02:15:00

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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav Gets a Big Pay Bump Despite Being Bad at His Job

2024-04-20 01:55:00

Typically, when a person is bad at their job, they get put under review or are rebuked by their boss. Well, unless you’re a top executive, that is. Then you might get a 25 percent raise, as the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery just did.

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Code: White Is a Slight But Delightfully Sweet Addition to Spy x Family

2024-04-20 01:30:00

A breakout anime’s first movie often falls into one of two categories. Either it’s a showcase of the source material that feels like a stretched-out arc of the anime itself, or it attempts to fill in some backstory and set up some dominoes for the season to come. In the case of the former, the question of whether it’s…

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Apple Blocks WhatsApp, Signal, and Threads in China

2024-04-20 00:45:00

Apple removed several U.S.-based messaging apps from its App Store in China, including WhatsApp, Signal, and Threads, according to the Washington Post Friday. Officially, the apps were already banned in China but could still be accessed by users with a VPN.

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Denis Villeneuve Thought of EVERYTHING When It Came to Dune: Part Two

2024-04-20 00:45:00

You don’t make a movie as sumptuous and engrossing as Dune: Part Two and not think of every little detail. How the planets move, who all the people are, how people get off the sandworm. In preparing and making both Dune films, Denis Villeneuve thought of everything. And, to illustrate that, in a new interview he…

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Where to Stream the 15 Essential Sci-Fi Movies of 1999

2024-04-20 00:00:00

As the year 2000 approached, pop culture channelled its millennial unease into science fiction. While 1999 did see some standout horror (The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project) and fantasy (Toy Story 2, The Mummy) releases, one genre reigned supreme—and it involved aliens, time-travelers, virtual realities, robots,…

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iPhone 16: Everything We Know So Far

2024-04-19 23:31:00

This article was updated on 4/18/2024 to include information about how Apple may attempt to reduce lens flare, Wi-Fi 7 capabilities for the iPhone 16 Pro series, and the debut of a convincing set of machined blanks that show the iPhone’s new family of side buttons.

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A Legendary Rocket's Final Flight and More Top Space Images of the Week

2024-04-19 23:15:00

It’s been a wild and wacky last few weeks in space, not to mention awe-inspiring, as a spectacular total solar eclipse graced the skies across North America. We also said goodbye to a trusty old rocket, while saying hello to what might finally be the first crewed mission of Boeing’s beleaguered Starliner spacecraft.

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Sonequa Martin-Green Talks Facing Herself in Star Trek: Discovery's Fantastic New Episode

2024-04-19 23:15:00

This week’s excellent episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Face the Strange”, let the series take a moment to reflect on the four seasons that came before it in a wonderful meld of a classic Star Trek storytelling device and metatextual commentary. But in preparing to do so, its star found it much more challenging than…

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Bitcoin Goes Above $65,000 on 'Halving' Day

2024-04-19 23:05:00

This article originally appeared on Quartz.

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Everything You Need to Know About Game Emulators on iPhone

2024-04-19 23:00:00

Game emulation has been a tried and true pastime on PCs and Macs for a while now, but it’s a whole new frontier for folks who are only used to their regular, unmodified iPhone. Apple updated its rules earlier this month, and now there’s a building wave of old console emulators streaming onto iOS. If you’re getting…

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Redditor Finds a McDonald's N64 Kiosk Filled With Xbox 360 Games in His Dentist's Office

2024-04-19 23:00:00

This story originally appeared on Kotaku.

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Winning Close-Up Photos Show Life in Sync With Water

2024-04-19 22:30:00

They may not sound as majestic as herds of elephants or flocks of migrating birds, but as these photos attest, there’s incredible beauty to be found in moss springtails and slime molds. Life is just as dramatic at a smaller scale, and, like in the macro world, water is key to survival.

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David Dastmalchian On Working With Mike Flanagan for The Life of Chuck

2024-04-19 22:30:00

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Here's Exactly How Cocaine Makes You Ignore Your Basic Needs

2024-04-19 21:50:00

Scientists may have figured out how addictive drugs like cocaine hijack the brain’s reward system to make us ignore basic needs like food or water. In mice, the researchers were able to extensively detail a neural pathway that allows the brain to respond to natural positive stimuli, while also showing how drugs can…

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Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver: We've Got Good News and We've Got Bad News

2024-04-19 21:45:00

The good news about Zack Snyder’s latest film, Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver is that, without a doubt, it’s better than its predecessor. It’s more focused, cohesive, and character-driven, telling a story that nearly makes Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire feel insignificant. Unfortunately, there’s also bad…

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Tesla Recalls All Cybertrucks Over Accelerator Pedal Defect

2024-04-19 21:39:00

Tesla’s Cybertruck has been quite an embarrassment and not just because of its looks. The electric vehicle that looks like it was designed by a child already has rust issues, doesn’t do well with puddles, and some can’t even survive a car wash, but an issue that causes the accelerator pedal to stick finally prompted a…

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Idris Elba Says Sonic 3 Will Be For the Real Diehards

2024-04-19 21:00:00

Sam Reid teases a big twist for Interview With the Vampire’s second season. Rashida Jones in on the case in a new look at Apple TV+’s sci-fi drama Sunny. Plus, Netflix gives us a first look at the Platform sequel. Spoilers now!

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iPad Pro OLED: Everything We Know So Far

2024-04-19 20:45:00

This guide was updated on April 19 at 8:44 a.m. ET to include new rumors from DSCC analyst Ross Young.

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Cops Say 14-Year-Old Set Fire to Waymo Self-Driving Car in San Francisco

2024-04-19 20:40:00

Police say a teenager is responsible for setting fire to one of Waymo’s self-driving cars in San Francisco earlier this year.

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Weird Teeth Give Away the Fakery In Microsoft's Latest AI Video Generator

2024-04-19 20:00:00

Researchers at Microsoft released a paper this week about VASA-1, a new AI tool that can generate a convincing video of someone speaking, using just a still image. Microsoft doesn’t have immediate plans to release the new tool to the public, but it’s pretty impressive. Well, it’s impressive if you don’t look too…

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Everything You (Probably) Didn’t Know Your Xbox Series X Could Do

2024-04-19 19:45:00

Don’t shoot the messenger, but even if you’ve played your Xbox consistently for the past four years and you think you know it inside and out, you may still be surprised by what your console is capable of. Just like the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have a bevy of hidden…

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Fallout Has Been Renewed for Season 2

2024-04-19 07:30:00

The world it takes place in may have ended, but Fallout will continue—the Prime Video adaptation of Bethesda’s long-running, post-apocalyptic video game series is getting a second season.

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Adobe Express Lets You Generate Some Truly Random Photos and Videos on Android and iOS

2024-04-19 07:25:00

The Adobe Express app’s generative AI features are officially out of beta today. Now, everyone can access the company’s Firefly generative AI engine on iOS and Android. This version of Adobe Express is a pared-down version of the desktop app. Most of what you can make on it is for sharing on social media. Most of what …

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3 Body Problem's Marlo Kelly Breaks Down Her Sinister and Complex Character

2024-04-19 07:00:00

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Marvel Returns to Spider-Man's Radioactive Semen This Summer

2024-04-19 06:00:00

Last summer, Marvel Comics boldly announced that it would return to “The Most Notorious Spider-Man Story Ever Told,” to which the world cried out “You’ll really have to be more specific!” After quickly clarifying that it was a sequel to Spider-Man: Reign, the world cried out again: “Oh. The one with the radioactive…

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Netflix Doesn’t Want to Talk About Subscriber Numbers

2024-04-19 05:25:00

Netflix continues to add more subscribers to its service, but next year, the company won’t bother telling anyone about it.

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Space Company Aims to Deliver Critical Supplies to Any Location in 90 Minutes

2024-04-19 05:20:00

Back in the 1980s, FedEx had a great tagline: “When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” Well, in situations like ground conflicts and disaster scenarios, that’s not good enough. Recognizing the need for an ultra-fast delivery service, Colorado-based Sierra Space is currently developing a system to…

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Abigail Takes a Bloody Delightful Bite Out of the Vampire Genre

2024-04-19 05:15:00

Like Leigh Whannell’s 2020 reimagining of The Invisible Man,Abigail proves that you don’t need a bigger Dark Universe to make damn good horror films as part of Universal’s legacy in the genre. The latest from Radio Silence (Ready or Not, Scream) takes vampire lore to a fun and exciting new level.

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Yeah, That's a Freakin' Lava Lake on a Moon

2024-04-19 04:40:00

Two recent flybys of Jupiter’s moon Io by NASA’s Juno spacecraft revealed a couple of stunning surprises: a remarkably steep mountain and islands in the middle of a burbling lava lake. The new findings were announced yesterday by Scott Bolton, the principal investigator of the Juno mission, at the European Geophysical…

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5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch Now That the Bitcoin Halving Is Here

2024-04-19 04:25:00

Bitcoin will go through its latest so-called “halving” event starting Friday. The halving will cut the current reward for mining new coins from 6.25 Bitcoin to 3.125. Halving is an integral part of the Bitcoin blockchain system, which creates a monetary system that controls inflation.

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NASA Set to Launch Solar Sail for Sunlight-Propelled Space Travel

2024-04-19 04:20:00

NASA’s experimental solar sail is ready to take flight in Earth orbit, using the pressure of sunlight to test a new way of propulsion through the cosmos.

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