Richard Browning is the founder and chief test pilot of Gravity, maker of the fastest jet suits in the world. Browning grew up flying model aircraft with his father, an aeronautical engineer, and started designing his first jet suit a few years ago. After a lot of trial and error, Browning has a fully-functional jet suit that would make James Bond jealous — and it's faster than anything that's been built before.
It's one of the greatest, most original, most influential hip-hop albums ever: The Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has been smashing fans and inspiring artists well outside of the hip-hop genre for 25 years. For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a short film that looks back at the group and the record with interviews of the members, family, and friends that were there during the creation of one of the best albums of all time.
Sometimes, music alone won't draw people in but an eye-catching video can do just the trick. Canadian band Said The Whale took that theory into consideration and 2,250 photos later they caught our attention. The whole video was created using stop-motion and zero special effects.
If heaven had a Porsche theme, it would probably look exactly this stunning collection of cars from the German manufacturer. Having a theme for any collection isn't unusual, but this secret stash of Porsche history — from vintage Speedsters, through nearly every version of the 911, to modern supercars like the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder — is. Presented in white, from the floors to the ceiling, to the cars themselves, guests must remove their shoes or wear white covers, and leave the cellphone at the door.
The One Love Machine is an internationally-known punk band that plays to crowds at tech events, conferences, and even TED talks. But no one in the band is actually alive — they're all the creation of inventor and avid DIY-er Kolja Kugler. Made completely out of found materials, Kulger's creations are totally autonomous and developed their sound completely on their own.
Netflix is about to give the BBC a run for its money — or gorgeous, multi-part nature documentaries. Sir David Attenborough has signed on as the narrator for the streaming company's Our Planet, a stunning look at planet Earth and the environments and wildlife that sustain us all. The series will premiere in April of 2019.
Oris helped lead the diving revolution in the 1960's, and now they're reaching back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The latest installment updates the original look while retaining the retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It also features Swiss-made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, bronze bezel, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a dark brown leather strap and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
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Developed for whisky drinkers that prefer a chilled dram, Norlan's Rauk tumbler takes its name from the old Scottish word for rock. The glass is made of crystal and precision modeled to touch down on four crystal points, making surface contact but providing the appearance that it's hovering. The Rauk also has extruded v-shaped markings inside that offer friction points for gripping slippery peels in cocktails before you muddle them back to life.
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Originally designed for Girl Skateboards, the Nike Diamond Dunk became a sensation before it released in 2005 — thanks to some unintended marketing that was a harbinger of today's use of social media. Founder of Diamond Supply Co. Nick Tershay talks about how he ended up with the shoe and the 20th anniversary edition Diamond and Nike are about to drop.
Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
Disney had their shot at The Jungle Book, now Andy Serkis is putting a darker spin on the Rudyard Kipling classic. The story follows Mowgli's childhood in the jungles of India, cared for by a pack of wolves. Unlike the sing-alongs we're used to, this version shows more of the realities of living in the presence of an angry Bengal tiger. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Serkis himself lend their voices while Rohan Chand takes on the title character. The film will have a limited release on November 29th and then will head to Netflix December 7, 2018.
You probably wear one every day. Maybe you even have one on right now. The basic staple might have a solid spot in your wardrobe but to call it a masterpiece seems like a stretch, unless you're Paola Antonelli. In this episode of TED's Small Thing Big Idea, the design curator goes back 3,000 years to recap the history of the hoodie.
New guest. New stories. Same room. The Duplass brothers return to HBO with their bizarre anthology series. Set in a seemingly normal motel, the 12-episode second season will feature actors like Michael Shannon, Mahershala Ali, Rainn Wilson, and Judy Greer doing some weird and possibly illegal stuff during their stay. The show makes its return on November 9, 2018.
The 20th century saw the rise of art as an investment opportunity, with prices from master artists going in the tens of millions or more. The appetite for art seems insatiable and the supply of money to spend on it limitless. The Price of Everything goes deep into the contemporary art world, talking to artists, auctioneers, and critics — showing that no matter what it is, everything has a price and is for sale. The documentary is available now from HBO.
Rockstar just release their latest video game Red Dead Redemption 2. If you've already spent way too many nights playing well beyond even your adult curfew, you may have noticed a Western delicacy called Bear Stew. For those of you who caught a midnight craving during a late-night gaming session, Binging with Babish has you covered. The entertainment chef channels his inner Arthur Morgan and recreates the outlaw fare.
From experiments with DNA and RNA to growing plants in zero-gravity, the International Space Station has been a major contribution to humanity's reach for the stars. NASA recently got some ultra-high-definition camera equipment to the ISS and released the first video shot in the format to the public. With crew members performing experiments and incredible shots of the Earth below, expect even more breathtaking scenes from our spot 254 miles above the planet.
Aging can be scary. No — your bar of soap isn't enough to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. hims is a one-stop shop for men's wellness offering direct shipment of medical-grade products backed by science to help you reduce the appearance of aging. The anti-aging cream's key ingredient is tretinoin, which can renew and restore collagen in the skin. It takes seconds to apply and is the same custom prescription treatment celebrities use- except you don't have to visit some fancy dermatologist or pay high prices to get it. Try hims today for $20 off.
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When Casper entered the mattress market a few years ago, they changed the mattress industry. And now, after 30 engineering improvements and nearly half a million happy customers, the Casper mattress is more breathable and comfortable than ever. Each mattress is made of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you sleep cool and comfortable. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest homes or apartments. You get 100 nights to try it out and can return it for free if you're not satisfied.
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Zombies overtake WWII in this J. J. Abrams genre-bending production. The film follows a group of U.S. paratroopers that have landed in Nazi territory. As they head deeper into enemy lines, they realize the regime has been dabbling in the supernatural to help them win the war. Starring Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, and Wyatt Russell, Overlord is slated for release November 9, 2018.
No art gallery? No problem. A group of young artists in Santa Fe couldn't get their foot in the door of the art world — so they made their own. And to get the building to house their dream, they enlisted the help of author George R.R. Martin who bought the building. The Truth is stranger than fiction. The story of the Meow Wolf collective comes to theaters November 29, 2018.
In 1991, the rock legend passed away after confirming the day before that he had contracted AIDS. It was the height of the AIDS epidemic and Mercury kept his illness from all but his closest friends and family. This montage of clips from documentaries, interviews, and news shows gives a look at what Mercury's life was like in the weeks and months leading up to his untimely death.
Free Solo is a documentary following Alex Honnold's 2017 ascent up El Capitan without the use of any ropes or safety equipment. The feat would be historic but also dangerous. In this mini-doc, filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin reflect on capturing the monumental event but also the ethics behind filming the risky and possibly fatal climb.
A great survival film should include a hellish landscape, gruesome tactics, and a badass lead. Judging from the first clip, Arctic looks like it'll fit the description. The story follows Mads Mikkelsen after his rescue helicopter crashes, killing the pilot and leaving the only passenger injured. Now, he must find his own way to safety. Directed by first-timer Joe Penna, the movie is set to release in February 2019.
Matt Daw is a Canadian transplant doing custom fabrication and mechanic work on motorcycles in Brooklyn. WIRED spent a day in the shop with Matt as to stripped a vintage 1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster he just bought down to the frame in preparation for a rebuild. Matt goes step-by-step over the process, explaining each part and some advice on getting your hands dirty with an old bike.
Following their films No Country for Old Men and True Grit, the Coen Brothers head back West for their latest offering. The film is set up as a six-part anthology series following an array of characters as they navigate the American frontier. Each chapter will tell a new story and feature actors like James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tom Waits. After a limited theatrical release, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will begin streaming on Netflix November 16, 2018.
In the food landscape, few things could be further apart than burgers and sushi. One is the ubiquitous American staple and the other is as much an art as it is a meal. But sometimes worlds collide, and sushi legend Masa shows how he cooks burgers at his restaurant in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
With the ability to identify, chill, pour, and preserve, the Plum wine preserver combines all wine gadgets into one sleek package. Select your bottle and insert it into the appliance. Inside, a camera scans the label to identify the wine and automatically begin cooling to the ideal temperature. Whether it's a cork or metal screw cap, a double-cored needle punctures the top. As wine is released, argon gas fills the bottle to help prevent oxidation. A single canister can preserve up to 150 bottles, keeping each one fresh for up to 90 days so when you're ready, a perfect glass of wine is always waiting to be poured — a valuable feature during the holidays.
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The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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In 1987, Senator Gary Hart announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for President, hoping to run the Republican nominee in the 1988 election. Hart looked to be the clear frontrunner for the nomination — and then allegations of an extra-marital affair began to surface. Not only did it completely derail Hart's political career, but also marked the beginning of American-style tabloid politics. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons, The Front Runner comes to theaters November 21, 2018
No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 3,000-foot vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each movement, Honnold talks about what it was like performing one of the most dangerous climbs ever.
Mahershala Ali heads to the Ozarks but not for that show. The Moonlight actor is headlining the third season of HBO's True Detective. The series appears to return to its dark, gritty roots, taking place in Arkansas during three different time periods as Ali investigates the disappearance of two children in the 1980s. Penned once again by Nic Pizzolatto, the show returns January 13, 2019.
No one does movie monsters like Guillermo del Toro. From the Amphibian Man in The Shape of Water to The Faun in Pan's Labyrinth, his creatures are some of film's most iconic characters. Video essayist Kaptain Kristian dissects the director's work to reveal how the master makes his impressive creations.
Henning M. Lederer is back at it again. The visual artist has added a third part to his animated book cover series by setting another 66 vintage book graphics in motion.
Variety is the spice of life. Food, entertainment, education, jobs, hobbies — for everything you can think of, there are millions of ways to do it. The Porsche 911 has been the Swiss Army knife of sports cars for 50 years, winning in almost every conceivable motorsport competition from endurance racing to rallying. Porsche makes 24 models of the 911, and if you can't find one that suits you, you aren't looking for a Porsche. Here's a quick video that explains all 24 flavors in five minutes.