What’s on TV: Emmys, ‘Maniac’ and ‘Quincy’

After tonight’s Emmy awards, there’s still plenty to choose from. On TV, Netflix debuts Maniac, a series from True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone as strangers in a drug treatment trial together. It also dives into the life of producer Quincy Jones with the documentary Quincy, and premieres […]

How Well Does Trump Understand What’s Happening Within the Auto Industry?

President Donald Trump jumped on Twitter Sunday morning to rattle off a series of musings I couldn’t have cared less about. However, mixed in with the rest of them, was a reference to last month’s news that Ford abandoned its plans to import the Chinese-built Focus Active into the United States. “‘Ford has abruptly killed a […]

What’s the Chinese Electric Car Startup Survival Rate? One Percent, An Investor Predicts

China has bit of a gambling problem when it comes to electric car manufacturers, though it should probably be referred to as a “gambling solution.” The country dumps vast sums of money into hundreds of EV startups, effectively hedging its bets by placing chips on absolutely everyone. With $ 15 billion already invested, the nation intends […]

Chelsea 0 Man City 2: Pep Guardiola’s men give taste of what’s to come in Community Shield

Guardiola will once again take on a headlining role with £60m new boy Riyad Mahrez and the prodigious Phil Foden offering another dimension to his Premier League-winning side. Amazon Prime are poised to serve up a warts-and-all glimpse of City’s emphatic march to the top-flight title last season.  But, based on the hunger and desire […]

The Trump administration has one day left to reunite 1,600 immigrant children, and lawyers say ‘parents have no idea what’s happening’

Associated Press/Eric Gay The Trump administration said Tuesday evening it’s on pace to reunite 1,637 “eligible” immigrant children with their families by Thursday’s deadline. But the government says the remaining 914 children are currently ineligible because their parents either have criminal histories or they can’t be found. Lawyers criticized the reunification process, arguing that parents […]

What’s it like to vacation in authoritarian Turkmenistan?

But given the context, it soon comes to feel like a simulation of normalcy. One evening, we wander along Independence Square, lined with marble ministries and the presidential palace, and home to marble statues, timed fountains, and flashing lights that change color. Security guards wave us away from an enormous LED screen showing a group […]

Tempest 4000 finally lives after delays, legal threats—but what’s up on PC?

Enlarge / This is a 2018 title screen, we swear. (credit: Atari / Llamasoft) Ever since 1994’s Tempest 2000, British game developer Jeff Minter has been inextricably linked to Atari. Published by Atari for its Jaguar system, Tempest 2000 was easily among that notorious console’s best, and it combined the spirit of the original Tempest with […]