Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino (Up) just put up a lovely 30-second video on Twitter of the orchestra currently recording the score to the film. They’re playing a wonderful arrangement of the classic theme song from the ‘70s Spider-Man cartoon, and it’s so good we can’t stop listening…
As George R.R. Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they’re working on a small group of indie filmmaker in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled “The Wild Wolf,” a short depicting Ned’s doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn…
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards for 2016 over the weekend. There are some impressive and talented works in the mix, including an award for Arrival. But, of course, io9 can’t help but be a little extra thrilled that our co-founder, Charlie Jane Anders, took…
The shift to cloud computing hasn’t reduced the demand for end-point security because there are still a large number of organizations and individuals …
Marcellus has lived on the streets of Philadelphia for more than four years, and he wants you to know that being homeless isn’t easy.
“It’s, like, waking up hungry. Going to sleep hungry,” he says
It’s not just any piece of plastic. Marcellus is holding a Bluetooth-connected beacon — a small component of an app called
Getting people to believe that high-end
That gap of disbelief gets even wider when you try to convince the uninitiated that incredibly detailed, near retail-ready 3D-printed models are being born in VR, but this week we got our best example of exactly what’s possible.
A team at the Seoul National University have been building their self-driving car — cleverly named SNUber — for the past couple of years. While it’s been available for use on campus via an app, the team is ready to test the outside terrain, thanks to Korea recently
In a ride I had with two engineers, the car safely maneuvered through traffic on the Seoul campus, stopping for pedestrians, slowing traffic and oncoming buses that poked into its lane.
We’re all used to using cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, but sometimes it would be nice if you could take your files with you, without messing with wires. That’s what the Fasetto Link sets out to do. What is it? The Link is basically a wireless hard drive that can act as a personal cloud, a wireless hotspot, and backup device all in a square unit just 2 inches wide. It can integrate with your existing cloud services, and it boasts impressive specs for something so small: 256 GB/ 512 GB / 2 TB of V-Nand storage Up…
Released in August of this year in Japan, the role-playing game Dragon Ball Fusions on 3DS is finally getting its U.S. release this December.
At a glance, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be confused for their predecessors, the 6s and 6s Plus. It’s deceptive. The iPhone 7 is perhaps the most drastic revision of the phone since it was first released nearly a decade ago. It’s not just the missing headphone jack. There are several other big ideas, including a new dual camera system (on the 7 Plus), a new touch sensor home button, and mercifully, newly added water resistance. These are substantial changes, and they hint at what we can expect from the future of Apple phones.
Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-twenty-two, except that someone has finally found a way to
I think every non-sociopath’s first instinct when seeing the title card of the video above—which lives up to its billing, as this is indeed a four-minute clip of a man equipped with a waterproof Glock who uses it to “fish” for lionfish—is one of dread. Oh no, you worry, accurately. Am I really about to watch someone brain scores of defenseless little fish with a goddamn handgun???
The king of Linux, Red Hat, continues its growth as a leading Linux vendor that’s betting big on the cloud. Yesterday, the company announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended August 31, 2016.
The company generated $ 600 million in revenue for the quarter, a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Red Hat is often credited with creating a business model around Linux and Open Source: a subscription based service and support model.
Subscription revenue for the quarter was $ 531 million, which accounts for 89% of total revenue. It was a 20% year-over-year increase. Based on these numbers we can safely assume that Red Hat will be generating revenues around $ 2.415 billion in this fiscal year. That makes Red Hat the most successful pure open source company to date.
Just a days after Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. announced plans to deliver food via drone on the Virginia Tech campus, footage of what might be a lunch delivery has surfaced online.
Jacob Demmit of
With the wildly popular AR title Pokémon Go, developer Niantic basically got people to participate in the world’s largest treasure hunt. Inspired by the game, a primary school teacher in Belgium has created her own simplified version that anyone can play – but with books instead of monsters. Aveline Gregoire set up a Facebook group a few weeks ago, called Chasseurs de livres (“Book hunters”). Members post photos and hints about where they’ve hidden a book, so others can look for them. Once you find and finish reading the book you’ve found, you can “release” it back into the wild for other…
Microsoft has made no secret of its
Back in April, Microsoft debuted a preview of Skype bots, the
The role of technology within our personal and professional lives continues evolving at an exceptionally fast pace. From utility-based mobile apps and wearable devices, to the emergence of augmented and virtual reality, the digital revolution is expanding to cover every aspect of the human experience.
Apple Inc. was hit with another lawsuit in China, a case representing the latest setback for the smartphone maker in its second largest market.
Chances are, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That seemed to be the case for the
Naturally, people were very curious to know how the company could sell an Android smartphone for so little, prompting the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) to write to India’s telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get some hard answers.
Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post
Following his trip to China after investing $ 1 billion in ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly scheduled to visit India and meet the country’s prime minister Narendra Modi. While Apple is gearing up to launch its own retail spaces in India, it’s been blocked from selling refurbished devices in the country. Apple declined to comment on Cook’s travel plans – so they certainly would have a lot to talk about. In addition, Chinese hardware giant Foxconn, which is contracted to assemble iPhones, is slated to open a manufacturing facility there, but has delayed its plans over due…