The hype around driverless cars came crashing down in 2018

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department) As 2018 dawned, expectations for self-driving vehicles were sky-high: Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car company, was testing fully driverless cars and preparing for a commercial launch in the Phoenix area. Uber was racking up millions of test miles for its own cars. Tesla was […]

I didn’t think the $1 billion hotel considered ‘the most luxurious in the world’ could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong.

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, was recently named the “best hotel in the world” by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has frequently been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and […]

Motorola and Verizon kick off the 5G smartphone hype with the Moto Z3

Cellular carriers everywhere are hyping up the rollout of “5G” network technology in the coming years, and now it looks like the hype for the hardware side of things is starting to pick up, too. Verizon and Motorola are announcing what they’re calling “the world’s first 5G upgradable smartphone,” the Moto Z3 (not to be confused […]

Superhero Bits: Russo Brothers Respond to Deadpool, Captain Marvel Hype, Batman Ninja Clip & More

How did Anthony & Joe Russo respond to Deadpool‘s parody of the Infinity War spoiler letter? What’s up with that cocoon in The Collector‘s collection in Guardians of the Galaxy? What DC Comics villain does Morena Baccarin want to play? Want to see a new clip from Batman Ninja? What’s the early behind the scenes […]

8K TVs are coming, but don’t buy the hype

By Rob Pegoraro If the 8,294,400 pixels of resolution on an Ultra High Definition television just don’t seem to convey enough detail, fear not: The electronics industry has heard your cry. Even as UHD TVs, often called 4K TVs for their nearly 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution, approach half of display shipments in the U.S., […]

Avengers Infinity War REVIEW: Does the Marvel epic live up to the hype? Read the verdict

It’s all been leading up to this. After 10 years and 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes together in the most monumental team up in the history of film. This isn’t just the biggest superhero movie ever, this is the biggest movie of all time. Over 70 Marvel characters from across the franchise’s Avengers, […]