VR
Intel Has No Idea What to Do With VR, but It’s Fun to Watch Them Try

Virtual Reality is tech’s biggest question mark. Could it become a mainstream medium, like movies or video games, or something completely different? A lot of people have tried and failed to answer that question, and while Intel’s VR Happy Hour at the New Museum in New York on Tuesday is no exception, roleplaying as a tree and directing a monster is a pretty entertaining way to spend two hours. Read More >>

movies
New Film Marjorie Prime Stars Jon Hamm as a Sexy Computer Program

There’s nothing more painful than losing a loved one. But what if you didn’t ever have to lose them? That’s the future imagined Marjorie Prime, starring Lois Smith as the titular Marjorie, a woman who uses a computer program to create an artificial intelligence that simulates her husband, played by Jon Hamm, after his death. Read More >>

science
Why Bringing Back a Woolly Mammoth Is No Longer Science Fiction

Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA—now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, Church and his Harvard lab try to do the impossible, and clone an extinct Woolly mammoth back into existence. Read More >>

comics
These Evil Batmen Are Coming to Conquer the DC Universe

Between a series cryptic teaser images and an even more difficult to parse prelude comic, we knew that DC’s upcoming Dark Nights: Metal series was going to involve dark, alternate reality versions of the Justice League. But we had no idea they would all be quite this twisted—or that they were all going to be half Batman. Read More >>

apple
Five Things You Might Not Know From ‘The Secret History of the iPhone’

In his new book The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone, Brian Merchant gives us a rare look inside Apple, chronicling the development of the iPhone with details about everything from the selection of raw materials to the product’s famous launch event. Read More >>