Nathan Drake is a treasure hunter, explorer, historian, and really good at getting himself in trouble. Until now, his exploits have been confined to gaming consoles. This fan film, directed by Allan Ungar and starring Nathan Fillion, takes Nathan and partner Victor "Sully" Sullivan out of the game and into real life.
The story of Robin Hood has been told many times but the latest reboot is giving it a unique spin. The sharp-shooting archer is still stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, but this rendition goes back to his origins as Robin of Loxley. Taron Egerton stars as the infamous outlaw with Jamie Foxx leading the band of Merry Men. The film is coming to theaters November 21, 2018.
One of the most consequential companies to come out of Silicon Valley is one you've probably never heard of. The story of General Magic starts in 1989 at Apple, when Marc Porat convinced then-CEO John Scully that the future of computing was in a device that would marry communications, computers, and consumer electronics — the germ that would spawn the smartphones we know today. When Apple lost interest, General Magic was created by some of Apple's project members. Those people would go on to start some of the websites and design the devices we know today, like eBay, the iPod, and Blackberry. General Magic premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will have a broader release later this year.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory finished digitizing recently-declassified footage of atmospheric nuclear tests from the height of the Cold War. All the chilling film is available on their YouTube channel — and they are terrifying to watch. The video here is from a test on the infamous Bikini Atoll site called Operation Hardtack. The detonation causes a huge water burst that causes an ominous black mushroom cloud to rise from the ocean — a dark reminder of the power of the Nuclear Age.
The greatest voice in the history of rock — and nearly any other genre. One of the most loved entertainers ever in one of the biggest bands of all time — Freddie Mercury and Queen have no parallel in music history. Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates Mercury and Queen in a biopic that traces their rise to fame and the genre-busting music that got them there. Starring Rami Malek, the film comes to theaters November 2, 2018.
Nigerian 11-year-old Kareem Waris Olamilekan creates hyperrealistic portraits at a level far above his young age. Kareem hopes to one day be as successful as his heroes Michelangelo and Arinze Stanley Egbengwu — and it looks like he's well on his way to achieving that goal.
A good pillow can be the difference between a night of restful sleep and a literal pain in the neck. The team at Casper knows this and designed a pillow that provides comfort and support regardless of your sleeping position. They've invented a unique pillow-in-pillow with a firm inner core and a soft outer shell. Thanks to the even fill distribution of silky fibers, the pillow won't lose its shape. It's also finished with breathable percale cotton to keep airflow moving and your pillow cool. It's even machine washable. Take advantage of the 100-night trial, and if you don't love it, Casper will give you a free refund.
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Taking a cue from car dealerships, Bamford Watch Department last year built a "Service Watch" that was lent out to clients while their timepiece was in for maintenance. People loved it and wanted to purchase one for themselves, so the Bamford Mayfair watch was born. Measuring in at a classic 40mm size with Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC), the watch is available in two versions — one with a matte grey case, anodized aluminum bezel, and leather strap, and one with a more sinister black case, matte ceramic bezel, and rubber strap. Both watches' indices and hands are finished in LumiNova for legibility and are powered by a Quartz Miyota 2035 movement. The Mayfair is your daily driver. Your vintage Rolex is the one that stays in the garage except on special occasions.
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig turns his attention from comedy to mystery for A Simple Favor. Starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, the film follows the unlikely friendship of two suburban moms whose relation takes a turn for the bizarre after one of them suddenly disappears. Based on the Darcey Bell novel, it's slated for release September 14, 2018.
Stranger Things kicks off its usual series of ambiguous advertising to promote season three. For its first teaser, the series gives off some major Dawn of the Dead vibes with this vintage mall commercial. But maybe instead of a zombie outbreak, the food court will be taken over by a horde of blood-thirsty Demogorgons. Luckily, no matter what goes down, Demodog master Steve Harrington will be close by manning the Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. The series returns summer 2019.
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw several new records. Volkswagen's I.D. R electric Pikes Peak car set a record at the hill climb, and both Roborace and Siemens made the first totally autonomous runs of the course — with very different vehicles. Roborace made it's historic run with a specially-designed car and watching it navigate the track is a glimpse into the future of transportation.
Sacha Baron Cohen is back for the first time in a decade with Who Is America?. More than just comedy, the creator of Da Ali G Show takes a scathing look at American culture through the lens of his characters, prompting some unbelievable comments from regular citizens to members of Congress. Who Is America? is on Sunday nights on Showtime.
Over his 50 year career, Kurt Vonnegut wrote numerous novels, plays, and works of non-fiction as well as several short-story collections. In this vintage sound bite, the author reveals his eight secrets to writing a killer short story.
It's a great idea on paper — charging a subscription fee and letting subscribers see any movie they want and as many as they want. But the economics just don't seem to be working out, to the tune of losing tens of millions of dollars a month. MoviePass might be going the way of the dinosaur, and Nerdwriter looks at why such a great idea might fail.
The future of meat is coming from the laboratory — not the farm. Impossible Foods has created a plant-based meat alternative that has everything meat does and even convinces chefs and customers alike. WIRED got a backstage look at the Impossible Foods lab to see how they've created the most convincing meat substitute yet.
Fore-edge painting is a unique art form that dates back to the 1600s. The intricate pictures are painted on the edge of book pages, shown when the cover is open and slyly hidden beneath the gold gilded ends when closed. Artist Martin Frost is the last known commercial fore-edge painter, solely responsible for keeping the magical tradition alive.
Dark and minimal with a superhero name, the German-made Defakto Vektor is a retro-futuristic marvel straight out of an alternative 1950 timeline. Powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic movement, the 39mm watch is the perfect size and its svelte 9.8mm height disappears under shirt sleeves. The black dial and red hands are enveloped by a sphered plexiglas dome for a true mid-century look. The case, which resides on a black cowhide strap, is brushed on the sides and polished on the top and back. And speaking of the back, the Vektor has a see-through case back to show off the movement inside.
While most fine watches arrive in a luxurious box, they're not really designed for being packed and carried during travel. Knowing this, Bamford Watch Department created a globetrotting watch roll crafted in carbon fiber and leather to match the sophistication and level of engineering found in the watches it contains. Ceramic glide rails provide smooth operation of the twist-and-lock capsule that feels and sounds more like a canister used for discreetly carrying dinosaur embryos than a collection of watches. Designed to hold four timepieces as large as the Rolex Deepsea. Made in the UK.
Michael Peña may be the key to saving humanity in Netflix's new sci-fi flick. The Ant-Man star is plagued with a recurring nightmare after the loss of his family. The dream becomes all too real after an extraterrestrial invasion hits the planet. Also starring Lizzy Caplan, the film is set for streaming July 27, 2018.
Racing games bring the excitement of pushing cars that you'll never own around tracks and streets to the comfort and safety of your living room. While you're distracted by the flashy graphics and sounds effects, there is a lot of math going on in the background. Real Engineering went to Red Bull Ring in Austria to hang out with Ubisoft software engineers and learn how they bring a real-life level of handling to their racing games.
Mary Stuart became the Queen of France at the age of 16. By 18, she was a widow. Returning to her native Scotland, a country under the rule England and Queen Elizabeth the First. When Queen Mary makes a claim to the throne, a conflict ensues between the two queens and their countries. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots comes to theaters December 2018.
Last year, Adam Savage launched his first everyday carry bag. The designer/host is following up that project by adding to the collection with the EDC 2. Along with the bag, he is also selling the plans to make your own which he demonstrates himself in his latest One Day Build.
Clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic are the foundations of the Bauhaus Movement. While those components are features still desired in today's architecture, the practice actually dates back to 1919 at Weimar University in Germany. The revolution was initiated by architect Walter Gropius and his design philosophies are still just as — if not more — relevant than they were 100 years ago.
Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida is the place for some of the wildest custom two-wheelers on the planet. Retired F1 driver Tarso Marquez stole the show in his TMC Dumont, a bike that looks like it defies physics. Two giant, hubless wheels powered by a 300 horsepower Rolls-Royce aircraft motor and a retro-futuristic design made it the star of the show. Check out how Tarso and his crew built the monster in this making-of video here.
Curator Jasper Shap has given Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf free reign over the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Using the institution's massive collection of over 4 million objects, the director and his partner have curated their own exhibit. The couple have pulled pieces from 14 collections that include Egyptian Antiquities, Imperial Armoury, and Old Master Paintings ensuring the show will be a predictably quirky mix of bizarre historical findings. Entitled "The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures", the exhibit is set to open November 6, 2018, in Vienna.
In 1967, Sweden made a huge change to its roads — it went from driving on the left-hand side to the right, all in the space of one day. Like the US, Swedish cars are left-hand drive, and driving on the left-hand side of the road meant that seeing around the car in front of you while attempting to pass was difficult and lead to a high number of fatalities. With laws requiring seatbelts and other safety equipment, Swedish car manufacturers like Volvo gained a reputation for being among the safest on the road.
Twenty One Pilots end their year-long hiatus by dropping two new songs. The first track, "Nico and the Niners", brings a chilled out reggae vibe while "Jumpsuit" showcases the duo's alternative roots. Both songs are featured on the band's upcoming fifth LP, Trench, due out October 5, 2018.
They call it the Circus for good reason. The Formula One schedule crisscrosses the globe, sometimes racing on consecutive weekends thousands of miles apart. Getting everything torn down and set back up requires an insane amount of planning, and each team has their own logistics expert. Wendover Productions details how getting a team across continents in the most technologically-advanced racing series on Earth works.
The ending of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is a bit ambiguous, to say the least. Viewers have debated its meaning for the last 50 years but we may finally have the answer now. In this unearthed interview with Jun'ichi Yaoi from 1980, the legendary director reveals his intent behind the final scene of the iconic film. The clip is taken from a documentary Yaoi was making at the time about extraterrestrial life. He spoke with Kubrick during the filming of The Shining but the project was never released and remained shelved until the footage was sold on eBay in 2016.
Castle Rock has been the backdrop of many Stephen King novels — The Dead Zone, The Dark Half, and Needful Things. Now, the fictional Maine town is going to be the focal point of a Hulu series headed by the author and J.J. Abrams. The show is set to premiere July 25, 2018.
Volkswagen brought their I.D. R electric race car to the 2018 Pikes Peak hill climb with one mission — to smash the previous record in the Unlimited class. And smash they did, setting a new record over 15 seconds faster than the one set in 2013 by a gas-powered turbocharged Peugeot. Watch the entire record-breaking run from a birds-eye helicopter view — even the helicopter has a hard time keeping up.
American legend Evel Knievel passed away in 2007, and the void he left has yet to be filled — until now. Travis Pastrana has raced everything from NASCAR's Bush series to the American Rally Championship, but his love has always been motorcycles. Now, he's recreated three of Evel's most popular jumps — the fountain at Caesar's Palace, 52 crushed cars, and 16 Greyhound buses, all while riding a custom Indian motorcycle.