Jon Favreau offers a look at the voices behind his Lion King remake. Star Trek producer Heather Kadin promises Discovery and Picard will feel different from each other. The DC/CW superhero crossover teases both Lois Lane and a familiar Superman location. Plus, what’s to come on Supernatural, and a clever new Daredevil poster. Spoilers, go!
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Select self-service checkouts at supermarkets in the UK will “very soon” be equipped with cameras and facial recognition software, according to The Telegraph. They’ll reportedly use tech from British startup Yoti to determine if a shopper is old enough to buy alcohol and cigarettes without forcing them to “register their identity in advance”.
When Apple launched its new iPhones back in September, the company did a good job of fleshing out its handset lineup with the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. But still, it felt as though new iPhones and Apple Watches were only part of the equation.
On October 2, Saudi citizen, US resident, and journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, reportedly wary of the potential consequences of entering a facility controlled by a dictatorial government he frequently criticised. He is now presumed dead at the hands of Saudi personnel, who Turkish officials speaking under the cover of anonymity have claimed were recorded torturing and murdering him inside the embassy.
Week one of San Francisco’s year-long electric scooter pilot program is reportedly already creating problems, both with the way they’re being operated and seemingly by the sheer fact that they now (legally) exist on its streets. Problems with the e-scooters just days into the program include illegal parking, devices left astray, and riders on footpaths, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organisations,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to revoke net neutrality rules last year.
Two years ago, researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia shook the science world by claiming to have discovered 3.7 billion-year-old fossils in a rock formation in Greenland, a finding that pushed back the origin of life on Earth by 200 million years. New research is now casting doubt on this discovery, with scientists saying the rock structures are of non-biological origin.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued a warning about a disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an illness it says it knows very little about but can cause arm or leg weakness and paralysis, particularly in children. According to a Tuesday press briefing, there have been 62 confirmed cases across 22 states in the U.S.A in 2018.
On most flights I’ve been on, everything gets held up even if something as minor as the latch that holds the rolling trash-dolly in place is too tarnished. Only after it’s perfect can the plane take off. That sure as hell wasn’t the case with this Air India flight, which kept right on going even after the pilot clipped the top off a brick wall and whacked into an instrumentation tower.
Facing ongoing employee organisation within its grocery subsidiary, Amazon distributed a 45-minute union-busting training video to Whole Foods managers last month, the contents of which were first reported by Gizmodo. Now, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are demanding answers from the company about the video, which they say “directs and encourages potentially illegal interference with the rights of thousands of workers.”
The Life of Captain Marvel has been teasing major changes to Carol Danvers’ long and at times befuddling comic book origins. After bringing in a shocking twist last month, its new issue this week has lifted the lid on a huge new backstory for Carol—and she’s not the only one affected by it.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics didn’t just make discoveries. Their revolutionary work turned powerful lasers into ubiquitous lab tools. The day of the announcement earlier this month, I’d already planned to visit the tennis-court sized Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator, or BELLA, which uses one of the Nobel-winning methods to create one of the most powerful laser pulses on Earth.
Video: At first, this new clip from an upcoming episode of Star Wars Resistance seems innocent enough. It’s Kaz and a new character, voiced by Elijah Wood, on speeder bikes racing toward a ring. Then you read that sentence back. Elijah Wood is going after a ring! And he even tells Kaz that he can’t let him pass!