On August 21, 2017, the moon wasn't the only thing crossing the sun. Not long after the eclipse began, another, smaller fellow traveler raced across the sky — the International Space Station. Smarter Every Day was in Wyoming to capture the event with some awesome video and still images.
The season finale of Game of Thrones is fast approaching. Korean gayageum hero Luna Lee marks the occasion with an arrangement of composer Ramin Djawadi's theme on the traditional Korean instrument — and the army of the dead marches on.
You never realize how many punches, slaps, people getting thrown into things there are in Indiana Jones until you put them all into one be sound effect remix. Another interesting thing to note is the similarity of the sounds to Star Wars — a film that Indiana Jones sound designer Ben Burtt also worked on. Eclectic Method brings their skill for making music out of movies to Dr. Jones
In a future of a disintegrating society, blade runner Officer K stumbles upon a secret that could shred what's left. The discovery puts Officer K on the hunt for Rick Deckard, a blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago. Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto, the sequel to the legendary Blade Runner comes to theaters October 6, 2017.
When you order one of the most expensive, luxurious cars in the world, you expect a wealth of options and customized details. But Rolls-Royce goes a step beyond — everything about every car is tailored to the buyer, down to what animal the leather is made out of. Step inside the Rolls-Royce Commissioning Suite and see how every Rolls is individually crafted for its owner.
Gary and Samantha just got married. She's the woman he's been waiting his entire life for — but there's a slight hitch. Samantha had a time in her 20s when she was in a death cult, and her son might be the Antichrist. Little Evil stars Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, and comes to Netflix September 1, 2017.
Made 100% in the USA, Leesa mattresses have been drawing praise from customers and critics worldwide, racking up more than 10,000 five-star reviews to date. With a groundbreaking 3-layer foam design that provides the perfect combination of support, breathability and softness, it should come as no surprise that some of the world's greatest athletes turn to Leesa for a better night's sleep. Whether you are getting ready to make a move or simply want a better sleep this summer, you can try your Leesa mattress for 100 nights, commitment free. Order completely online and have your mattress delivered to your door for free compressed in a shockingly compact and convenient box. Skip the showroom this summer and start sleeping with Leesa. You won't regret it.
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If it were socially acceptable, most of us would wear sweatpants everywhere. But that level of comfort is reserved for lounging around the house — until now. If you aren't familiar already, get to know the line of Dress Pant Sweatpants from Betabrand. Available in slim-leg, regular fit, and 5-pocket, each pair features flexible 4-way stretch fabric. They provide a look that's fit for the boardroom with a level of comfort typically reserved for the bedroom.
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In all that dust, there's a car in there somewhere. Ken Block took a break for tearing up urban areas and got back to nature in Swing Arm City, Utah. Using the terrain as a natural stunt course, Ken sent his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 rally car flying through some of the best trails in the US.
Not too many recipes actually call for multiple episodes of Frasier, but there's a first time for everything. For his latest video, Binging with Babish's Andrew Rea re-creates the Fitz Sandwich, surprisingly not from Frasier. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delicacy consists of prosciutto, mozzarella, and pesto aioli between a homemade ciabatta loaf. So good, you'll want to be bad — in a fictional TV villain eating a really good sandwich kind of way.
Picasso was a painter. Newton was a scientist. Thorpe was an athlete. They were all artists, working in different mediums. The lowly MS Paint gets a rap for being a basic art program, good only for crude meme handwriting and blocky pixel art. But as Vox shows you, even crude tools can create masterpieces.
Bryan Cranston's new memoir, A Life In Parts, is the story of someone who was born to act — starting at age seven in commercials. Then, Cranston's father disappeared, and playing parts became necessary to make it in an adult world. Cranston talked with Big Think about how his own experiences with love, drugs, money, and power influenced the Walter White we came to know on the screen.
Directed by George Clooney and penned by The Coen Brothers, the pair team up to take you back to the 1950s. Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac, the story takes place in a picturesque suburban neighborhood. Everything from the yards to the homes appears to be squeaky clean until a few bad decisions bring the underworld to their front lawns. After a Toronto International Film Festival premiere, the film is set for release October 27, 2017.
Spoilers ahead. I think we can all agree that last night's Game of Thrones was what medieval zombie dreams are made of. All of our favorited characters, in the middle of a frozen lake, surrounded by hoards of White Walkers. While most of the landscapes were completely real, unfortunately, the zombie polar bear was not. In the latest behind-the-scenes featurette, show runners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss how all of the action was created for season seven's Beyond the Wall.
If it all goes down and Armageddon is upon us, you'll want to be in the safest possible place to wait out World War III — and that place is probably Switzerland. In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar, "It's a trap!". As in, the entire country is a trap. With bridges, roads, and even mountain sides rigged with explosives, disguised artillery emplacements, and 200,000 troops ready in 72 hours, Switzerland has every intention of maintaining its famous neutrality.
Philip K. Dick is a sci-fi writer. Some of his work has even been adapted into films. Do Blade Runner, Total Recall, or Minority Report ring a bell? Now, some of his stories have been reworked into an analog series. Consisting of ten standalone episodes, the Bryan Cranston production will cover everything from alien dads to humanoid pigs and a cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Janelle Monáe, and Cranston himself. An official release date has not been revealed, but streaming will be available Australian-based company Stan and Amazon Prime.
We're all guilty of mindlessly staring at our smartphones instead of taking the time to view the real world in front of us. The Light Phone, now off of pre-order and available for immediate shipment, acts as a temporary replacement to your existing phone, giving you a break from social media feeds and news notifications, while still keeping a sleek device in your pocket for those old-fashioned "phone calls".
The Light Phone arrives with its own SIM as an unlocked 2G GSM phone that's ready to be used right of out the box (which in this case is actually a special hardbound book). So along with your new number, you'll mostly want to use call forwarding from your fancy smartphone. You get three free months of service, and then it's only $5 a month afterwards (U.S. only).
Roughly the shape of a credit card and only a bit thicker, you'll forget you have a phone with you until you really need one. A beautiful and extremely user-friendly web-based interface let's you add up to 10 contacts for quick dialing. In our own usage, the battery lasts a few days on a single charge. Available in white or black, the Light Phone's minimal design is an instant classic, and surely makes Jonny Ive envious.
The Billykirk x Uncrate Commuter Tote, hand-crafted in 20-ounce black waxed canvas, is built to handle a day's worth of getting around in ease. Trimmed in our own American Bison hide and lined in durable Ranger Tan nylon, items on the inside are easy to spot at a glance. A built-in laptop pocket has its own closure to keep larger electronics from sliding out at the wrong time. Two separate interior pockets just so happened to be properly sized for discretely holding a bottle of whatever booze you may be stowing, without the bottles clanking around. Outside pockets on each side make reaching cell phones, sunglasses, and anything else you might need on the fly easy to grab. It's a part of our collaborative collection with NYC-based brother Chris and Kirk Bray of Billykirk, and is equally usable as a standalone, everyday work bag, or combined with the similarly outfitted Billykirk x Uncrate Carryall and Dopp kit for longer endeavors as your "personal item".
Height w/o Handle: 15.5" / Width: 12" / Depth: 4.25" / Handle Drop: 9"
Solar eclipses aren't rare — they're happening somewhere on Earth every year or two. But what exactly causes solar eclipses and how to view them safely can be. National Geographic shows you how the phenomenon occurs and how to watch it without ruining your eyesight.
What's Larry David been up to in the six years since the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Nothing. Lots of nothing. Since Larry has such a clear schedule and isn't planning on saving New York from the injustices of the world, it seemed like a good idea to make a ninth season. Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO October 1, 2017.
For the first 150 years, photography saw only incremental changes. Cameras still used film and lenses, and it took a darkroom and chemicals to process the images. But in the 21st century, the world of photography saw two major shifts — from film to digital, and the decline of bulky, purpose-built cameras to the camera-equipped smartphone. But where does photography go from here? COOPH looks at where photography is, and where it could be going.
There's hardly a guitar that's been rode as hard and put away wet as Willie Nelson's iconic Trigger. Willie's Martin N-20 has seen thousands of stages and bears the signatures of over 100 of Willie's friends and fellow performers. Luthier Mark Erlewine has been taking care of Trigger for years and gives an up close look at the famous guitar during a recent repair.
Unlike those other superheroes, he's a vigilante that has no qualms with killing. Marvel's Punisher is getting his own TV series after his guest appearance in Daredevil. Jon Bernthal reprises his role in the MCU spinoff, coming to Netflix in 2017.
Mistakes have led to some of the most important discoveries in human history: X-rays, the microwave, and that ubiquitous 80s gated reverb drum sound. From Phil Collins to hair metal to synth pop, that strange, unnatural drum sound defined the decade. Vox explains how a happy accident led to a sound that was popular then and is making a comeback now.
After losing the battle against Godzilla and the giant monsters, humans are forced to pack up and abandon planet Earth. After a 20 year journey to another planet, they find it inhabitable — and a plan is hatched to return and take Earth back from Godzilla. The first animated film in the Godzilla franchise, Godzilla: Monster Planet releases November 2017 in Japan and worldwide on Netflix.
They've saved cities, planets, galaxies — but can they save the universe from the end of everything? Marvel goes slightly buddy cop in Thor: Ragnarok, with the god of thunder and protector of man teaming up with a man — albeit a man with two personalities. Loki and Valkyrie join with Thor and the Hulk to thwart Hela, goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Marvel takes four heroes from four shows — Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist — and brings them all together in what might be peak Marvel. And what evil force would take this many superheros to be stopped? Sigourney Weaver, of course. The Defenders premieres on Netflix August 18, 2017.
Drug smugglers, the super-rich, and Miami Vice — three things that all come to mind when you think of speedboats. From their origins in the drug trade to today's fast party barges, boating for speed has come a long way. Miami is the undisputed speedboat capital of the world, and VICE went to South Beach to find out why.
This is definitely not the yo-yo-ing you did as a kid. Shu Takada is the 2017 World Yo-Yo Champion and shows his mastery of the form in his winning performance on the stage in Iceland. His hypnotic skills on full display as he seems to tie himself in knots, unwind, and even add in a little bit of dance in a highly technical masterpiece.
Action Bronson has a new cookbook out called, appropriately enough, F*ck, That's Delicious. To mark the occasion, Action went to the Munchies test kitchen to share his unique take on chicken parm. A simple red sauce, cheese, and golden-breaded chicken along with some unconventional peppers make this chicken parm Action-approved.
While writing by hand might be a dying art in our digital world, good penmanship is one of the finest arts around. If you've ever looked at an architectural drawing or schematic and wondered how to write in that distinctive style, look no further. How to Architect shows you how to easily get that super-precise look to your handwriting.
The Berlin Wall didn't just divide East and West Germany — it divided the world. Communist versus Capitalist, with the United States leading the West and the USSR leading the East, the Wall is one of the most infamous barriers in human history. TED looks at how the Wall came to be, and the events that lead to it coming down.