Do you like Marvel movies? Have you evolved beyond the need for sleep? Then you’ll be be interested in the Ultimate Marvel Marathons being held at AMC and Regal movie theaters in late April. The 29-hour sessions start at 6 PM on April 29th, and run through the 11 Marvel movies released since 2008’s Iron Man in order. People who manage to stick around for the whole thing will be among the first to see Avengers: Age of Ultron the hotly anticipated sequel is getting special early showings at the end of the marathon.
At this point the Fast & Furious series is just daring you to throw your hands up in disbelief. After a set of increasingly ludicrous trailers, the latest clip from the upcoming movie, Furious 7, shows Vin Diesel and his crew of incomprehensibly badass street racers lining up to throw a series of expensive vehicles out a cargo plane. With them inside. To understand the complex motivations behind the movie, check out Fast & Furious uber-fan Chris Ziegler’s dialog breakdown. To watch some cars flying, watch the new trailer.
You can picture the producers of this seventh movie stuck in an endless arms race of outlandish pitches. Can we have skydiving cars? Sure. Can we give Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson a minigun? Yes we can. Can we make a…
Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planets surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study.
Nine months after the half-a-billion dollar deal that brought Dropcam to the Google-owned Nest, the two home automation companies are starting to integrate their products. Dropcam customers received an email this week that informed them they now needed to sign up for a Nest account to get the full functionality out of the home-monitoring cameras sold by the San Francisco-based startup. During sign-up, Dropcam customers have to accept a new terms of service agreement and privacy statement.
Note: The following is an interview between Bilal Ghalib and Omar El-Safty conducted at the Fab Lab Egypt in Cairo about the very first Maker Faire in Egypt. The event is happening this weekend, March 7, 2015. Go to the Cairo Mini Maker Faire website for more information. […]
First, we learn that the “love hormone” oxytocin makes men more trusting, nurturing and sociable. Then, we learn that a shot of the stuff makes partnered men less likely to stray or even flirt with other women. Now, we learn that a puff of oxytocin up the nose makes men eat less, and choose…
Actor Harrison Ford, who brought to life characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo, sustained injuries this afternoon after a small plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in Los Angeles. Around 2:30PM PT the actor’s plane crashed at the Penmar Gold Course near Venice, California. According to NBC News he suffered lacerations to the head and potentially fractures, but authorities are now characterizing his injuries as “fair to moderate.”
Ford was treated at the site of the incident and transported to a local hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. At the time, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated that the actor was being transported in critical condition, though that status has obviously been downgraded since….
The wireless service that Google all but confirmed this week will only work on the Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, says Google’s service could launch as soon as late March. But it won’t work with any phone other than Google’s current flagship device, which is manufactured by Motorola Mobility.
Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably… Read More
There are arguably no more iconic characters in the Horror genre than the Cenobites from the Hellraiser movie series. The evil entities are summoned to this world through a schism opened up after solving a puzzle box. The unlucky puzzle solvers then undergo body mutilations that are designed to […]
You don’t have to be a gearhead to appreciate the beauty and timeless elegance of Italian car design. Whether it’s Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, or even Fiat with its diminutive 500, there’s a flair and a flamboyance to this nation’s vehicles that is rarely surpassed by others. This year’s Geneva Motor Show kept up that legacy with the official introduction of two mid-engine supercars from the two racing heavyweights.
In the red corner is Ferrari’s 488 GTB, a smooth, curvaceous beauty with a twin-turbo beast of an engine inside. Even more extreme is the signature-yellow Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce, which strips out everything superfluous in the pursuit of pure, immediate speed. The Lambo costs more and accelerates…
Startup Springleap says it can help marketers improve their ad campaigns by tapping into a community of 180,000 creative professionals. To pursue that vision, the company is announcing that it has raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding, bringing its total backing to around $1.1 million. I got on the phone with founder Eran Eyal partly to discuss the funding, but more to discuss the… Read More
MicroView $40 : sparkfun.com It can be tough to know what your Arduino is thinking sometimes. Thats why the folks at Geek Ammo created MicroView, a chip-sized Arduino-compatible module with a built-in 64×48 pixel OLED display on top. It has 12 digital I/O pins, three of which are capable of […]
Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise is moving to television. Deadline reports that Fox is developing a miniseries based on the increasingly dull, half-comical assassin trilogy. Stallone is set to co-produce alongside the films’ original producer Avi Lerner. No details on the cast have been announced.
The Expendables started out as a promising goof on action movie tropes, but only seemed to get worse with the release of each movie. We can’t say we’re exactly begging for more. But we’re going to get more, whether we like it or not. It’s unlikely Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Bruce Willis will be up to doing a TV reboot, but maybe Fox can snag Kelsey Grammer?
Bee is the second Daily Show alum that TBS has poached since Stewart’s announcement. Last month Jason Jones who is married to Bee announced that he would be leaving to devote his time to a new scripted show for the network. Jones and Bee wrote the pilot for the scripted show together, which is said to be inspired by their…
We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More
Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time? Also joining us is Jameson Lopp of BitGo, who broke down the finer technical points of paper… Read More
Does Homer Simpson deserve a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics? Did the European Organization for Nuclear Research and its scientific partners waste $10 billion constructing the Large Hadron Collider?