Angelina Jolie Might Be in Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Angelina Jolie is apparently in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals. Tristan Fewings/Getty Images Happy Thursday, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s collection of all things pop culture. What’s happening this week? Well, Angelina Jolie might be heading to the Marvel movie universe. Also, Killing Eve is getting the praise it deserves …

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The two forces reshaping the landscape of shipping and logistics

John Eden is VP of Corporate Development at Legalinc.

The shipping and logistics space is being rapidly transformed by technology. Innovations in this space span the way buyers and sellers transact (digital freight brokerages), the way goods are monitored during shipment (sensor-enabled real-time monitoring) and the manner in which risk is managed (novel approaches to pricing insurance). With diverse opportunities like these, it is no surprise that this is a space ripe for significant disruption.

And yet technology is not the only force driving change. Regulators are taking a fresh look at the lives of workers in the gig economy, often concluding that many folks classified as independent contractors ought to be treated as employees. As we will see, this is causing a sharp uptick in the creation of small-motor carriers. At the same time, oddly enough, driver scarcity is forcing innovators in the shipping and logistics space to think very hard about how to entice new drivers into the market.

Two forces — driver scarcity and regulation — [...]  read more

Gearbox officially announces ‘Borderlands 3’

After several teasers over the last few weeks, Gearbox Software officially revealed Borderlands 3 at Pax East. The first trailer reveals the long-awaited sequel will include over a billion guns (including some with legs), plenty of familiar faces (such as a saxophone-playing Brick and Tiny Tina) and some new characters. It also showcases a number of locations, including a swamp, desert and city full of highrise buildings, as well as plenty of enemies for you to take down.

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Inverigo, scontro frontale fra treni in stazione: 7 feriti, 51 passeggeri contusi

Incidente ferroviario giovedì pomeriggio intorno alle 18.40 alla stazione di Inverigo (Como) sulla linea Milano-Asso di Ferrovie Nord. Due treni pendolari di Trenord, che viaggiavano in direzioni opposte sullo stesso binario a bassa velocità, si sono scontrati. Feriti il macchinista e numerosi passeggeri, pendolari che stavano rientrando a casa e che sono caduti a causa della brusca frenata. Soccorse in codice giallo 7 persone di età compresa tra i 25 e i 60 anni, fra cui due donne. Molti altri passeggeri, una cinquantina circa, hanno riportato lievi contusioni e sono stati valutati sul posto dai soccorritori. Sul posto quattro ambulanze, due automediche e due elicotteri da Milano e Como. I feriti sono stati trasportati negli ospedali di Cantù, Erba, Sant’Anna, Lecco.

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Scontro fra treni a Inverigo

Secondo la ricostruzione, uno dei due convogli, il treno 1665 proveniente da Milano Cadorna e diretto a Canzo-Asso, uscendo dalla stazione di Inverigo non ha rispettato il segnale [...]  read more