These quarries supplied the stones that built Stonehenge

Enlarge (credit: Parker Pearson et al. 2019) Excavations at two ancient quarry sites in western Wales suggest how ancient people probably quarried some of the stones now standing at Stonehenge. The 42 stones in question are some of the smaller parts at Stonehenge, relatively speaking: they still weigh two to four tons each. They’re called […]

How This Is Us Built Beth's Ballet Past and Frank, Formidable Family

When This Is Us decided that dance was going to be an integral part of Beth’s past, the show’s Powers That Be wanted to ensure that their storytelling would be on point(e). “I got a text from [series co-producer] Kay Oyegun that said, ‘Girl, can you dance for real?’” star Susan Kelechi Watson recalled. “I […]

How Buke and Gase built a huge indie rock career—and its own guitars, software

L-R: Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez perform as Buke and Gase in November 2018. Each holds one of the band’s titular, custom-built instruments: a baritone ukulele and a guitar-bass fusion. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] NEW YORK CITY—The band brings to the stage: two stringed instruments, neither of which look exactly like a bass or a […]

Samsung will fight its phone sales slump with models built for India

Samsung knows it’s facing tough times, and it’s not just counting on the Galaxy S10 to get out of its funk. It’s launching a trio of Galaxy M-series phones in late January that are designed expressly for “Indian millennial consumers,” the company’s Asim Warsi told Reuters. They’ll launch in India first before a wider rollout, […]

A life-size, moving Gundam statue is being built in Japan

If you happen to be in Tokyo for the Olympic Games in 2020 and dig giant robots, it might be worth paying a visit to nearby Yokohama. A project called Gundam Factory Yokohama is working with the city to create a life-size, moving Gundam statue to help mark the franchise’s 40th anniversary. The project is […]

These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they’ve built AI chatbots to give people life after death

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Netflix drama “Black Mirror” once imagined a world in which tech could be used to recreate the dead. Now, people are working to make that a reality. Tech firm Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital “avatar” of themselves after they die. Eternime is not […]

Daily Podcast: Winter Soldier/Falcon, Attack on Titan, Halloween, Flash Gordon, Elm Street, House That Jack Built, Game of Thrones & Netflix

On the October 31, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Winter Soldier/Falcon, Attack on Titan, Halloween, Flash Gordon, Nightmare on Elm Street, The House That Jack Built, […]