College degrees, esports, video game tutors, streaming for a living — video games have come a long way from rotting your brain, ruining your eyes, and improving your hand-eye coordination. WIRED's Peter Rubin went up against League of Legends pro Matt Higginbotham at the Sports Academy in California, where pro gamers and pro athletes train under the same roof.
Captured by the crew of Apollo 8 on December 24, 1968, Earthrise is one of the most iconic space photographs ever taken. The picture still evokes feelings of awe and wonder to those who see it 50 years later so imagine the flood of emotions the astronauts who viewed it first-hand experienced. In this short film, Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders reminisce about the day they witnessed the Earth emerge from behind the lunar horizon.
Most portable chargers are only wireless until it's time to charge their own batteries. Courant's Carry does away with them altogether by supporting wire-free charging for both your devices and its own battery. Qi-compatible, it's good for up to two full charges and supports fast wireless charging as well as stacked charging, so you can charge it and your phone simultaneously while on top of one wired charger. It also has a USB-C port for even faster charging of compatible devices, and is wrapped in pebble-grain Italian leather so it won't distract from the rest of your ensemble.
Length: 5.5" / Width: 2.9" / Depth: 0.7"
Input: 18W USB-C, 5W Wireless / Output: 18W USB-C, 10W Wireless / Capacity: 8,000 mAh / Included: Carry, USB-C Charging Cable, Dust Bag
Seen on the face of Matt Damon in his role of Carroll Shelby in Ford vs. Ferrari, Entourage of 7's Beacon 1020 sunglasses are a screen-worthy addition to your style arsenal. Not to be confused by imitators or knock-offs, the real sunglasses made by Entourage of 7 sport two dice showing the total number of 7 at each temple hinge. They're also worn by Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method, an example of their timeless versatility. An Uncrate Exclusive, they're handmade in Japan of translucent Zyl acetate made from cotton and supported by titanium hinges with double rivets. Each arrives with a leather case that folds flat for easy storage.
Size: 51-23-145 mm
Uncrate is an authorized online retailer of Entourage of 7 sunglasses.
Ken Block knows cars. The star of the Gymkhana series has ran his wild creations from city streets to Pikes Peak, but one thing was missing — a truck. After two years in development, The Hoonitruck is ready to be unleashed on the streets.
Chris Pine fights for Scottish independence in the latest epic from Netflix. The film follows the true story of Robert The Bruce, the exiled King of Scots who leads a band of outlaws to take back their country from the English and King Edward I. Directed by David Mackenzie, it's scheduled for release in limited theaters and on the streaming platform November 9, 2018.
Secrid rose to prominence with their Cardprotector, a design award winner that kept cards from breaking and preventing unauthorized RFID/NFC scanning. Those same features are at the core of the Cardslide, but with some big upgrades. Not only does the high-quality aluminum casing keep your cards protected, but with one movement they slide out in overlapping sequence for easy retrieval. It can hold up to six cards, or use the space for notes, coins, and keys instead. Either way, the Cardslide is tough and durable yet lightweight.
Living an active lifestyle doesn't have to mean protecting your iPhone with an unsightly, thick case. Nomad's Active Rugged option uses a DuPont polycarbonate frame, rubber TPE bumper, and microfiber lining to swaddle and protect your device. Its back, meanwhile, is covered in naturally-tanned water-resistant leather from Heinen in Germany. It's both more sophisticated than most plastic options and more resistant to scratches and scuffs than typical leather. The case is fully Qi-compatible for wireless charging, has a thick bumper to protect against drops up to 6 feet, and has reinforced speaker ports that double as lanyard attachment points.
Height Above Screen: 0.75mm / Back Plate Thickness: 2.75mm / Bumper Thickness: 1.85mm
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 on November 2, 2018.