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Watch the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Watch the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, giving us our best look yet at the next standalone installment of the Star Wars franchise. The trailer gives us our best look at what the film is about. The trailer opens with Qi’Ra (played by Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke) […]

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Apple will reportedly announce a red iPhone 8 tomorrow

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Apple will reportedly introduce a new color to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup tomorrow: red. The new color is part of the company’s partnership with (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. MacRumors reports that it has viewed a memo from Virgin Mobile, which says that Apple will announce the […]

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Chinese ride share company Didi Chuxing is preparing to launch in Mexico

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In December, word broke that Chinese ride share service Didi Chuxing would be launching its first overseas expansion in Mexico. According to Reuters (via Engadget), the company has launched a website to recruit drivers and passengers in the city of Toluca, and the app will reportedly go live later this month. A Didi Chuxing spokesperson […]

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A broken submarine cable knocked a country off the internet for two days

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On March 30, the ACE Submarine cable cut out, dropping connectivity for much of West Africa. According to reports, the breach came off the coast of Mauritania, resulting in significant connectivity drops for at least ten neighboring countries. Mauritania itself was offline for nearly 48 hours before connectivity was partially restored. Other countries had enough […]

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Watch NASA dummies crash test flying and falling vehicles

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This week, NASA’s Langley Research Center published a video of the crash-test-dummies whose horrifying accidents make air and space travel safer for their human counterparts. The dummies keep humans safer by giving scientists key data about whether bodies bend or break under different crash conditions. So they’re outfitted with sensors and instruments, and can vary […]

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Ruark Audio’s MRx is a multiroom speaker for design lovers

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British audio company Ruark Audio has just introduced its first connected wireless speaker called the MRx. Compatible with the company’s R2 Mk3 “all in one” music system and its R7 Mk3 radiogram, the MRx features Ruark’s trademark modern design, and also ushers in the company’s new “Link” app, which it alluded to last summer. The […]

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Slow Burn is an engrossing podcast that brings the Watergate scandal to life

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There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about. Since President Donald Trump entered the White House, he and his administration have often been compared to Richard Nixon, particularly […]

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The director of Netflix’s zombie film Les Affames says people are scarier than zombies

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The French-language movie Les Affames (“The Ravenous”) isn’t out to reinvent the zombie movie. Canadian writer-director Robin Aubert is a fan of the genre, and he knows the tropes: the growing hordes of shambling monsters, the thrown-together crew of mismatched survivors, the sudden attacks that winnow them down one by one, the understanding that even […]

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Mac DeMarco made a music video for the cat who lives behind his garage

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Mac DeMarco’s most recent album is called This Old Dog, but his most recent video stars a cat. A cat named Pickles, probably. As Mac notes in the song description, “Pickles lives behind the garage.” We’re not given much more biographical information about Pickles the cat beyond that, but maybe Pickles is not the kind […]

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Disney’s Avatar park will soon feature a giant walking mech suit

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Disney opened its impressive, immersive Pandora: The World of Avatar park last year, allowing visitors to go to go and experience the world of James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar. Disney announced that it’s making a rather cool addition to the the park: a towering, walking mech suit that will be piloted by actors. The 12-acre […]

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