Cue the crickets: Berkeley researcher finds Cuba ‘sonic attack’ sound is actually insects chirping

When US embassy staff in Cuba became mysteriously ill after hearing loud piercing sounds, US officials blamed nefarious secret agents for launching “sonic attacks.” But a new Berkeley University study could have proven them wrong. The incidents, which occurred between 2016 and 2018, saw dozens of US staff at the embassy experience a range of […]

Scientists say ‘sonic attacks’ on US embassies may have been caused by Cold-War era microwave weapons

Scientists say microwave signals may have caused brain injuries to 33 US officials and their family members at embassies in Cuba and China. The saga began in 2016 when 24 US diplomats and their family members fell ill after being exposed to what US officials claim was some form of “sonic attack.” Since then, more […]

Daily Podcast: The Latest on Disney/James Gunn, Jon Turteltaub Interview, Venom, Silver & Black, and Sonic the Hedgehog

On the August 9, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and TV news, including a new update about Disney and James Gunn, Venom’s potential rating, the latest in Sony’s brand of Marvel movies, and the […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie Lands Jim Carrey as Mad Scientist Villain

All the way back in 1994, Jim Carrey was at the top of his game. Following a run of hits with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, he headed into blockbuster territory by playing the over-the-top villain The Riddler, a mad scientist named Edward Nygma turned psychopath in the critically scorned […]

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie’s villain could be played by Jim Carrey

The Sonic movie that’s in development from Deadpool director Tim Miller might just have its villain. According to reports from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Jim Carrey is in “final negotiations” to join the cast of this live-action/CGI feature as the mad scientist Dr. Robotnik. James Marsden (Westworld) is already attached to star along […]

Steam’s Summer Sale offers discounts on ‘Fallout,’ ‘Sonic’ and more

Steam holds seasonal sales throughout the year, offering decent discounts during certain dates in Autumn, Winter and Summer. It’s definitely time for the most recent sale, just a day after PUBG got its first deal ever on the game distribution service. Dubbed the Intergalactic Summer Sale, which runs from June 21st through July 5th, the […]

Sonic and ultrasonic attacks damage hard drives and crash OSes

(credit: Microsoft) Attackers can cause potentially harmful hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores, a team of researchers demonstrated last week. The attacks use sonic and ultrasonic sounds to disrupt magnetic HDDs as they read or write data. The researchers showed how the […]

Chevrolet Sonic subcompact will live on for 2019, at least

Despite rumors that it was headed for the chopping block as early as this year, the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact will live to see another model year, at least. The changes are minor but include a powertrain consolidation. Citing a newly available order guide, GM Authority reports that Chevrolet will drop the 1.8-liter inline-four cylinder engine, […]

Report: Chevrolet to kill Sonic, Ford to end Fiesta and Taurus

These are grim times for car sales in the United States as crossovers, SUVs and pickups command the attention of buyers, and now a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that General Motors and Ford are both planning to axe slow-selling nameplates from their lineups. The report suggests that Chevrolet will end production of […]