Secrets of The Likely Lads revealed: How creators convinced reluctant star to make show

We have been storytellers all our adult lives, ever since we first scribbled lines together for a sketch in the early Sixties in an Earls Court pub. It began a career that, amazingly, has lasted longer than Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Laurel and Hardy and Morecambe and Wise. The first characters we created […]

National Inventors Hall of Fame honors creators of Unix, power drills and more

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) joined Engadget on stage today at CES to announce its 2019 class of inductees. While the official induction ceremony won’t actually happen until May 2nd at the National Building Museum in DC, we can tell you that 19 separate innovators representing 12 different inventions will be honored. The […]

Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol

Enlarge (credit: Niantic) How could Niantic, the leading developers of Pokémon Go, possibly top its augmented-reality (AR) gaming sensation? Today’s announcement from the studio hints at its future strategy: find someone else to do it. The Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest talks up a prize pool of more than $ 1 million, but the real […]

Mirai botnet creators praised for helping FBI, won’t serve prison time

Enlarge / Fiber optic cables, center, and copper Ethernet cables feed into switches inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 21, 2018. (credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over nine months ago, three men pleaded guilty to creating and operating the Mirai and Clickfraud botnets. However, on Tuesday, after […]

YouTube’s non-skippable ads are coming to more video creators

Starting next week, you might come across more YouTube ads that don’t come with the option to skip to the video you want to watch. The video-sharing website has announced through its official Creator Insider account that it’s rolling out non-skippable ads to all the channels that can already monetize their videos. YouTube first made […]

‘Until Dawn’ creators return with ‘The Dark Pictures Anthology’

Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is back with another branching horror game, but it’s breaking from tradition in more ways than one. It’s launching The Dark Pictures Anthology, a collection of self-contained titles that touch on various horror genres. There’s no (known) connection to the Until Dawn universe, and this won’t be a PlayStation-only franchise […]

AMD’s Radeon Pro WX8200 is for content creators on a budget

AMD has been pushing Intel on the CPU high-end with new, more budget-minded offerings like the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper, and now it’s doing the same to NVIDIA. Just ahead of Siggraph 2018, AMD launched the Radeon Pro WX 8200, a card aimed not at gamers but workstation-using content creators. With 8GB of ECC RAM, the […]

An Israeli-Palestinian Harvard graduate quit his job to travel the world — and is now one of the most successful creators on Facebook

Facebook/Nas Daily Nuseir Yassin, better known by Nas Daily, quit his cushy New York tech job in 2016 to travel the world full-time. Nas has committed to documenting every day of his life for 1,000 days. Two years into his project, Yassin’s one-minute Facebook videos now garner millions of views. Yassin sat down with Business […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Will Make “Star Wars on Acid,” Emilia Clarke Says

Game of Thrones will soon close out its buzzy, critically acclaimed eight-season run next year, putting an end to the zeitgeist that the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ruled over for nearly a decade. But Benioff and Weiss will soon find themselves in the cockpit of yet another beloved franchise. Lucasfilm announced the Game of […]

Sesame Street suing creators of movie with puppet sex & murder

Sesame Workshop has filed a lawsuit against “The Happytime Murders,” a film where puppets have sex, drugs and shoot each other alongside humans. The creators of the iconic kids’ show say it’s being tarnished by the crass comedy. Sesame Workshop, the parent company behind the long-running show Sesame Street, argued in the complaint filed in […]