‘Bird Box’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Building a Mysterious Post-Apocalypse and Working With Netflix [Interview]

Bird Box is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the exact cause of the apocalypse is never shown. Something out there causes people to kill themselves when they look at it, and much of the world commits suicide in the first days. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) ends up in a stranger’s house where a group of survivors […]

Dell’s 2018 XPS 13 DE—The best “out of the box” Linux laptop gets the best OS

Valentina Palladino It has been six years since Dell first introduced its XPS Developer Edition moniker, which refers specifically to the company’s XPS laptop models that ship with Ubuntu Linux (and not Windows) pre-installed. Ever since, Dell has been producing some of the best Linux “ultrabooks” in recent memory. Ars has already put the Windows-boasting XPS 13 through […]

Theresa may demands Boris Johnson apologise for his burqa ‘letter box’ comments about Muslims

Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images Theresa May has demanded Boris Johnson for comparing women wearing burqas to bank robbers and letter boxes. The former Foreign Secretary has been accused of Islamophobia over the remarks, which he made in a newspaper column. Johnson has so far refused to back down, and May said on Tuesday […]

MORGAN STANLEY: Internet companies could be stuck ‘in the penalty box’ for a while — here are the corners of tech we’d rather own

Reuters/Nick Didlick Large internet companies like Facebook and Alphabet are under scrutiny for how their users’ data is handled.  Morgan Stanley’s equity strategists are among those cautious on internet stocks. Instead, they’re recommending two subsectors that aren’t facing the same turmoil.  Tech companies have taken a beating in the stock market of late, but Morgan Stanley’s […]

Securitize launches ‘ICO in a box’ platform

EXCLUSIVE: Companies looking to raise funding through an ICO without having to juggle regulations from the SEC and numerous other regulatory bodies around the world can now conduct simple plug-and-play ICOs. Securitize, a new company spun out of tokenized VC fund Spice VC, is launching a platform Thursday that has a host of know-your-customer (KYC), […]

Apple now requires that games disclose odds of ‘loot box’ rewards

Apple has always operated its app business with an eye to protecting its customers from potentially shady business practices. From early guidelines around app content to more recent bans on misleading apps, Apple has a heavier hand in what shows up in the App Store. Now Apple has added a new requirement for games that […]

Berlin's money-guzzling airport could open 8 years overdue with ‘prefab metal box’ for terminal

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 00:47 A desperate plan to speed up the opening of Berlin’s infamously over-budget, behind-schedule airport calls for the use of a “prefab metal box” in lieu of the much-anticipated but incomplete main terminal. Under the plan, Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) could open in 2020. BER Director Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, the fourth […]

BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty in shock Charlie Stayt jibe: ‘That’s me put in my box!’

The presenter’s lack of knowledge became quickly evident during a segment on the Bloodhound supersonic car, which is set for its first public run. Robert Hall, who was presenting live from Newquay, and the 55-year-old’s studio companion Naga Munchetty couldn’t resist pointing out his error. Charlie had asked after the segment: “It’s fascinating. Can I […]

Netflix snags ‘Bird Box’ movie starring Sandra Bullock

Hot on the heels of Amazon’s two-season TV show deal with Julia Roberts, Netflix fires back with its own exciting news. The streaming service announced today that Sandra Bullock will star in a dystopian film called Bird Box, with Susanne Bier attached to direct. It will begin production in September in Los Angeles. Bird Box, […]