Insect-inspired microfluidics might assist Ant Guy and the Wasp breathe

Insect-inspired microfluidics might assist Ant Guy and the Wasp breathe

Enlarge / Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), would need 100 times more oxygen than usual at smaller scales. Marvel Studios The ability to rapidly shrink down to bug size (and beyond) gives Ant-Man and the Wasp tremendous advantages. But it also comes with some scale-related…
New TELEVISION area for Glass will make you wish to think in incredibly powers

New TELEVISION area for Glass will make you wish to think...

Enlarge / Elijah Price, aka "Mr. Glass" (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka "The Horde" (James McAvoy), and David Dunn (Bruce Willis) find themselves thrown together in a mental institution. An evil genius in a wheelchair and a psychotic serial killer with superhuman abilities join forces to escape from a mental institution in the…
Artifact beta: Discover how to play Valve’s very first card video game … and how to pay

Artifact beta: Discover how to play Valve’s very first card video...

Enlarge / It's a beta! A beta that will take your money. Valve's next video game, a card-battling computer game called Artifact, will be a tricky one to review for a few reasons. For one, it inevitably comes with the baggage of being "Valve's next video game." Whatever Artifact is, it isn't one of the…
Abstract parlor game are all the rage– and Reef is the year’s finest

Abstract parlor game are all the rage– and Reef is the...

Enlarge / Reef is a bright, inviting game with a lot of fun, colorful pieces. Aaron Zimmerman Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Abstract, family-style board games are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They tend to occupy that…
Sundown Overdrive evaluation: Flight the rails to kaboom-town (lastly on PCs, too)

Sundown Overdrive evaluation: Flight the rails to kaboom-town (lastly on PCs,...

Throw traps, shoot guns, grind rails: that's the Sunset Overdrive way. Update: There's no shortage of new games this 2018 holiday season, but we wanted to bring a surprise gem to your attention: 2014's Sunset Overdrive, a high-octane, parkour-driven visual stunner. With seemingly zero fanfare, a $20 PC version arrived yesterday for Windows PCs (Steam,…
RIP William Goldman, developer of cherished movie, The Princess Bride-to-be

RIP William Goldman, developer of cherished movie, The Princess Bride-to-be

Enlarge / Screenwriter William Goldman attends a special screening of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009. Joe Kohen/WireImages/Getty Images Legendary Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87 from colon cancer and pneumonia, The New York Times reports. Goldman won two screenwriting Oscars, for Butch…
We have actually cut loose on the Change variation of WarFrame– and it’s strong

We have actually cut loose on the Change variation of WarFrame–...

Video shot and edited by John Cappello. Click here for transcript. If you had asked us a year ago whether the Nintendo Switch would ever deliver a shooter on par with the online team-questing of Destiny, we would surely have laughed you off. A solid, connected, shooting-filled 3D game for Nintendo's handheld? Go back to…
Report: Less expensive, disc-free Xbox One alternative following year

Report: Less expensive, disc-free Xbox One alternative following year

Psht, who needs 'em? Any future for used games? View more stories Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the…
Hit man 2 evaluation: Available stealth exuding with design

Hit man 2 evaluation: Available stealth exuding with design

Enlarge / Agent 47 stalking his prey. Agent 47, the star of the Hitman series, is a man whose entire being is dedicated to one task. Every skill he has, every quirk of his appearance and personality, all of him exists for this singular reason: to find and kill any target assigned to him. He's…
Apple inks handle A24 studio to produce initial, feature films

Apple inks handle A24 studio to produce initial, feature films

Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven't been disclosed, but Apple reportedly signed…
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