Lucasfilm fires the director of Star Wars Episode IX

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 13 Share this story Lucasfilm has fired Colin Trevorrow as director of Star Wars: Episode IX. The final installment of the nine-part Star Wars saga is slated for release…


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Swatch launches Swatch X You, a custom design system for true watchanistas

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Spread the loveTweet Swatch, the fashion watch for the masses, has created Swatch X You, a clever online watch “factory” that lets you pick a face, band, and extra doodads…


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Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light

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Spread the loveTweet According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until…


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Westworld’s Creators Know Why Sci-Fi Is So Dystopian

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Spread the loveTweet Urs Hölzle and Google’s AI chip, the TPU 2.0.Cole Wilson for WIRED Urs Hölzle has a big job. As senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google,…


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Airbnb makes good on its promise to house the displaced

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Spread the loveTweet The goal remains lofty: Airbnb wants to house 100,000 people in the space of 5 years. That’s no mean feat, but the company has at least some…


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Wonder Woman and the Importance of the Female Hero Moment

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Spread the loveTweet When J.J. Abrams was wrapping up Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he showed a rough cut to Ava DuVernay, the Selma director he’d recently befriended. It needed…


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This Bot Turns Trump Tweets Into Official POTUS Pronouncements

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Spread the loveTweet President Trump’s relationship with the media has always been fraught. He rarely holds press conferences, and when Press Secretary Sean Spicer steps in to speak on his behalf,…


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Can’t Take a Joke? That’s Just Poe’s Law, 2017’s Most Important Internet Phenomenon

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Spread the loveTweet Just over a month ago, Fusion reporter Emma Roller did exactly what the far-right internet wanted her to do: she believed 4chan. For months, the online message board had…


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Wonder Woman Overcame Her Origin Story to Become a Feminist Icon

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Spread the loveTweet Twenty-three years. It’s been twenty-three years since a female superhero has anchored her own movie—1994’s Supergirl being the most recent example. (Catwoman and Elektra? Both antiheroes. Don’t…


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World Environment Day: These Simple, Eco-Friendly Practices Will Reduce Your Power, Water Bills and Help You Go Green

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Spread the loveTweet India’s population has been exploding for a few decades. Its cities are overpopulated and the burden on its ecology has never been closer to breaking point. Water…


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