NEWS

  • ‘Altered Carbon': Full Length Trailer (Video)

    ‘Altered Carbon': Full Length Trailer (Video)

    It’s been more than a month since we first brought you word of Altered Carbon, the upcoming Netflix series that will hopefully scratch the tech noir/cyberpunk/Blade Runner itch that many of us live with constantly. Now, a full length trailer for the series has hit the internet, along with a full plot synopsis: “In the distant future, human […]

  • Chicken Pizza Crust: America’s Latest Food Innovation

    Chicken Pizza Crust: America’s Latest Food Innovation

    Once again it behooves me to make a reference to George Costanza’s stint as a Tyson Chicken employee, and once again I’m appalled and horrified at the American food industry for the same reason. The Washington Post recently reported on something called, I kid you not, chicken pizza crust, and it must be stopped by any means necessary. […]

  • Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    You may or may not be familiar with the term “split-flap,” in case the latter is true I’ll just go ahead and tell you now it isn’t anything dirty. Instead it refers to those old-school mechanical signs you might associate with train stations or airports back in the day. Vestaboard is a mechanical split-flap display that you […]

  • ‘Dirty Money': Netflix Doc Explores Cost of Greed (Trailer)

    ‘Dirty Money': Netflix Doc Explores Cost of Greed (Trailer)

    It’s hard to open up a newspaper or check out social media these days without being reminded of ever increasing greed all around us. Alex Gibney is the documentarian behind Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Going Clear, and he’s taken to Netflix for his next project, exploring just that subject across six different stories, covering everyone […]

  • ‘Barry': Bill Hader is a Hitman Who Gets Into Acting (Trailer)

    ‘Barry': Bill Hader is a Hitman Who Gets Into Acting (Trailer)

    I used to think that the ultimate intersection between crime and show business could be found in the early sequence of Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, when Robert Downey Jr.’s character accidentally crashes an audition while running from the cops. An upcoming HBO comedy series starring Bill Hader looks like it might come close to that […]

  • Five Star Lager: A Chicago Exclusive Craft Beer from Lyft

    Five Star Lager: A Chicago Exclusive Craft Beer from Lyft

    One of the great advantages of using rideshare services like Lyft instead of driving is that you can get as drunk as you want and the only real risk you take in transit is severely annoying your driver. In turn, that means Lyft is free to explore possibilities within the craft beer industry for some […]

  • ‘Trust': Danny Boyle’s Getty Kidnapping Series Coming to FX (Trailer)

    ‘Trust': Danny Boyle’s Getty Kidnapping Series Coming to FX (Trailer)

    All the Money in the World is still in theaters, but we’ll soon have a Deep Impact/Armageddon or Independence Day/Mars Attacks situation on our hands with the premiere of the first season of Trust, an FX anthology series by director Danny Boyle that is based on the very same case as All the Money in the World.  That would be the kidnapping […]

  • Heatworks Tetra: A Countertop Dishwasher That Doesn’t Need Plumbing (Video)

    Heatworks Tetra: A Countertop Dishwasher That Doesn’t Need Plumbing (Video)

    I had never thought of it before, but in introducing its new dishwasher Heatworks makes an interesting point: The modern dishwasher is far too large for most American households. This means people wither forsake using the machine altogether (either opting for disposable dishes or to wash everything by hand) or waiting until they can fill […]