So many TV series and movies deal with the end of human civilization, but this official trailer for Netflix’s Sweet Tooth shows a more magical side to the doom and gloom of the apocalypse. In a world where a devastating virus has decimated humanity while a new breed of animal-human hybrid children are hunted, Sweet Tooth follows the story of Gus, a deer boy whose apocalyptic fairy tale takes him across the former United States… Read the rest
In 2014, Grant Duffrin and his friends saw a Facebook event for Shrekfest: a five-day celebration of all things Shrek. It promised an onion eating competition, a roaring contest, and Smash Mouth cover bands. Duffrin was excited to attend, as were the thousands of other people who responded to the event.
As Shrekfest drew nearer, Duffrin realized that the event was fake. But now that the idea was in his head, and clearly of interest… Read the rest
VR is futuristic, cool, and just plain fun, but it leaves you blind to the environment around you. The latest Oculus Quest software update just made that way less of a problem for iOS users.
In the latest roundup of new Oculus features on the company blog, the VR headset maker announced that iPhone users can route push notifications from their phones to their Quest or Quest 2 headsets. Oculus said the update is rolling… Read the rest
Amazon wants warehouse workers to take action to improve their health — but they won’t get extra time to do it.
On Monday, Amazon announced wellness initiatives aimed at operations employees, with a focus on health education, mindfulness, and stretching.
When Mashable reached the company via email to ask how employees would be empowered to engage in these activities during their highly regimented and surveilled days, the company said it’s not giving employees extra break… Read the rest
In addition to debuting a brand new scene from the upcoming Black Widow film during the MTV Awards on Sunday night, Marvel blessed us doubly with this new clip from the coming-even-sooner Disney+ series Loki.
Our favourite not-dead-anymore-or-possibly-not-dead-yet god of mischief will be working — under some duress, it seems — with Agent Mobius of the TVA, or the Time Variance Authority, which has an interest in controlling the ripple effcts of Loki’s escape from… Read the rest
It’s not entirely clear who was clamoring for more movies in the G.I. Joe franchise, but if it gives us Henry Golding looking intense while wielding a katana in the rain, it’s hard to get mad about it.
Snake Eyes is the origin story for the super-mysterious eponymous commando and martial arts master of the G.I. Joe team. Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, A Simple Favor) replaces Ray “Darth Maul” Park, who played the (silent) role… Read the rest
In perhaps the most relatable situation a self-driving car has ever created, Waymo’s autonomous taxi encountered a problem, tried to fix it without help, and mostly failed.
When Joel Johnson’s Waymo One taxi came across traffic cones blocking off the rightmost lane that the car needed to turn into, it couldn’t complete the right turn on its route. Mind you, it was a multi-lane road with light traffic, and if it just went around the… Read the rest
When your tech isn’t working right, the age-old solution is to turn it off and turn it back on. Usually that’s pretty straightforward: Hit the power button.
But AirPods’ general lack of buttons makes this process feel more complicated than it is. Lucky for you, we know exactly how to accomplish it for the next time your pods won’t connect, won’t charge correctly, or are generally acting wonky.
Step 1: Put your AirPods in their… Read the rest
When Tiffany Haddish made Grammy history in March, becoming the only the second Black woman to win for Best Comedy Album, after Whoopi Goldberg in 1986, it turned into a whole Moment. That’s because Haddish found out while she was filming with a group of kids for her CBS series, Kids Say the Darnedest Things. Her emotional reaction to the news captivated pretty much everyone who saw it.
Now, two months later, Haddish is still… Read the rest
HBO Max offers an extraordinary selection of movies, and its documentary library alone has enough gems for hours of compelling viewing. We’ve gone through the hundreds of documentaries on HBO Max and picked out the ones you absolutely have to make time to watch.
These movies prove the versatility of the documentary genre, both in terms of subject matter and form. They’ll immerse you in high school basketball, spelling bees, concerts, fights for racial justice,… Read the rest