Called the eDumper, the massive truck relies on regenerative braking to recover some of its energy as it slows down. Let’s break down the physics.

Sorgente: This Huge Electric Dump Truck Never Needs to Plug In | WIRED

Like its predecessors, the latest title in the series goes beneath the surface to explore the toll of combat on its characters and their world.

Sorgente: ‘Gears 5’: A War Game That Really Deals With War Trauma | WIRED

Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems.

Sorgente: Behind the Rise of China’s Facial-Recognition Giants | WIRED

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Chernobyl, la serie tv dei record (per ascolti e per gradimento di critica), fa paura, molta paura. Per due motivi.

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Do you know what today is? It’s the last day before a long weekend! Labor Day generally marks the end of summer and while the three-day break is usually reserved for barbecues, park time, and going to the beach, it’s also a mighty good time to catch up on some binge watching. There are a lot of new movies and TV coming in the fall, so right now is the ideal moment to consume some things you may have missed before the new stuff arrives. Here are our picks for what you should prioritize.

Sorgente: 8 Movies and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Weekend | WIRED

The move furthers a trend of hardware manufacturers consolidating their brands by adding studios to their stable of first-party creators.

Sorgente: Sony Buys Studio Behind Its Awesome Spider-Man Game | WIRED

Schools are adding ethics classes to their computer-science curricula. The reading assignments: science fiction.

Sorgente: What Sci-Fi Can Teach Computer Science About Ethics | WIRED

Owen Gleiberman on how Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” on the 25th anniversary of its release, looks more relevant than ever.

Sorgente: ‘Natural Born Killers’ Is, More Than Ever, the Spectacle of Our Time – Variety

The “Breaking Bad” movie is coming to Netflix sooner than you might think.

Sorgente: ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Release Date, Title and Plot Revealed – Variety

At the core of Brazil’s out-of-control fires in the Amazon is deforestation. Here’s how human meddling fundamentally transforms a rainforest.

Sorgente: Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation | WIRED

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C’è una sapienza antica in alcune attitudini dei Millennials (i ragazzi nati dopo il Duemila). Guardano serie tv e film con l’occhio scanzonato di chi non vuole esprimere giudizi ma di chi cerca soltanto una rappresentazione fenomenologica di sentimenti e stati d’animo. Lontani dagli strilli psichedelici degli anni Settanta, quando i giovani cercavano nuovi e improbabili maestri nelle canzoni dei grandi concerti rock all’aperto, i ragazzi di oggi utilizzano invece il sistema del “mash-up”, letteralmente “poltiglia”, per mischiare insieme contenuti (video, musica, testi) diversi e ottenere in questo modo una nuova storia, più personale e, quindi, più vera. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

Il professore Claudio Siniscalchi parla del film Easy Rider a 50 anni dalla sua uscita

Sorgente: Audio Rai.TV – Isoradio – Claudio Siniscalchi – Easy Rider

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Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider,” then showed Hollywood he could act about three decades later in “Ulee’s Gold,” died on Friday from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.His sister Jane Fonda said in a statement, “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”His wife Parky released a statement on behalf of the family, saying “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts…And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Sorgente: Peter Fonda Dead: ‘Easy Rider’ Star Was 79 – Variety

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Dai, proviamo a dirlo ad alta voce, per vedere l’effetto che fa. Le sale cinematografiche non sono più al centro delle strategie di sviluppo delle cinematografie più evolute. Sono condannate ad un ruolo marginale, più di marketing che di business vero e proprio. I soldi, quelli veri, si faranno altrove. Impressionante, no? Leggi il seguito di questo post »

 

Dopo il neorealismo cosa ci sarà, si domandavano Carlo Lizzani, Cesare Zavattini e Luchino Visconti negli anni Cinquanta. A distanza di più di mezzo secolo il dilemma si pone di nuovo e con maggiore urgenza di allora. Lo scorso 27 marzo, a Roma, sono stati consegnati i Premi David di Donatello 2019, la prima edizione organizzata (con una giuria tutta nuova) da Piera Detassis. Le storie dei film vincitori inducono ad una riflessione non episodica proprio sull’ipotesi del ritorno di una nuova forma di neorealismo. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.

Sorgente: A Brief History of Porn on the Internet