Comic-Con Trailers: ‘It Chapter 2,’ ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ and ‘His Dark Materials’

It’s only day one of Comic-Con International, but the conference has already given fans a lot of early looks at upcoming films—and a few trailers. Below are some of the best, from It Chapter 2 to Top Gun: Maverick.

It Chapter 2 (September 6)

“Something happens to you when you leave this town,” the voice of Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) says over footage of bucolic Derry, Maine. “The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But me? I never left. I remember all of it.” So do fans of the first It, which turned one of Stephen King’s most terrifying books into one of 2017’s biggest hits. While the first half of the two-part adaptation gave more setup than scare, this one very much does not: Demon clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) is even more hallucinatorily unhinged, and while I have no idea if the freaky buzzing siren sounds are going to stick around for the movie, they’re goddamn disquieting here. (There’s a reason William Friedkin buried audio [...]  read more

Milano, Formigoni in Tribunale chiede i domiciliari. Il pg favorevole

Maglietta bianca e jeans chiari, visibilmente dimagrito. Roberto Formigoni, l’ex presidente lombardo condannato per corruzione a 5 anni e 10 mesi di carcere nell’ambito del caso Maugeri-San Raffaele, si è presentato così questo pomeriggio davanti ai giudici del Tribunale di Sorveglianza di Milano, a cui ha chiesto di scontare la sua pena ai domiciliari. E di uscire così dal carcere di Bollate (Milano) dove si trova recluso dallo scorso 22 febbraio, ovvero da quando, dopo la pronuncia della Cassazione, la sua condanna è diventata definitiva. E il sostituto procuratore generale di Milano Nicola Balice, si è saputo in serata, ha dato parere favorevole all’istanza perché l’ex governatore è ultrasettantenne, proprio come chiedeva la difesa. La decisione del collegio è attesa a giorni.

L’ex governatore era assistito dai suoi legali, gli avvocati Luigi Stortoni e Mario Brusa che, al termine dell’udienza durata circa 3 ore, non hanno [...]  read more

France's Boutier and Icher share lead at LPGA team event

Los Angeles (AFP) – France's Celine Boutier and Karine Icher shot a best ball … 130 through two rounds of the first ever team event in LPGA Tour history. … The French pair are level with Italy's Giulia Molinaro and Northern Ireland's …
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Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger can charge up to 1,500 electric vehicles a day

Tesla has opened a massive next-generation electric vehicle charging station in Las Vegas that combines the company’s core products into one sustainable energy ecosystem, fulfilling a vision CEO Elon Musk laid out nearly three years ago.

The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts, is designed to dramatically cut charging times for its electric vehicles. Tesla unveiled its first V3 Supercharger in March at its Fremont, Calif. factory. A second V3 Supercharger is located in Hawthorne, Calif., near the Tesla Design Studio. Both of these locations, which were initially used as test sites, lack two key Tesla products.

This new location in Las Vegas is considered the first V3 Supercharger. It’s notable, and not just because of the size — there are 39 total chargers in all. This V3 Supercharger also uses Tesla solar panels and its Powerpack batteries to generate and store the power needed to operate the chargers. The result is a complete system that generates [...]  read more

Google to plug Chrome loophole that exposes Incognito status to sites

In Google’s latest blog post, the tech giant has promised to put and end to a loophole in its Chrome web browser that compromised its users’ privacy when using its ‘Incognito’ private browsing mode.

Currently, websites are able to detect when a user is browsing in Incognito Mode by scanning for the presence of Chrome’s Filesystem API (Application Programming Interface), which is disabled in this mode in order for the user’s browsing activity not to leave traces on their device.

A website can assume the user is browsing in Incognito Mode if it receives an error message when checking for the availability of this API. In Chrome 76, which is slated for release on July 30, Google promises that sites scanning for the API will no longer receive the error message.

Google claims it “wants you to be able to access the web privately, with the assurance that your choice to do so is private as well”, citing examples of political oppression and domestic abuse as valid reasons for [...]  read more

Accusations d’agression sexuelle : les poursuites contre Kevin Spacey abandonnées 

L’acteur américain était accusé d’avoir agressé sexuellement un jeune homme de 18 ans. Mercredi 17 juillet, le procureur du Massachusetts a abandonné les poursuites, quelques jours après que l’accusateur avait refusé de témoigner.

Le parquet du Massachusetts a abandonné mercredi les poursuites contre l’acteur américain Kevin Spacey qui était accusé d’agression sexuelle sur un jeune homme de 18 ans, qu’il avait auparavant incité à boire de l’alcool dans un bar de Nantucket il y a trois ans, montrent des documents de justice. Cette issue était attendue après que l’accusateur avait décidé de ne plus témoigner à la barre par de peur de s’incriminer, le 8 juillet dernier.

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Le téléphone portable du jeune homme, pièce cruciale du dossier, s’était volatilisé. Après en avoir extrait les données, dont un enregistrement vidéo des faits et des SMS, un policier l’avait rendu à la famille, sans demander un récépissé. Devant les demandes de la police et averti que toute manipulation du téléphone pouvait lui valoir des poursuites, le jeune homme a invoqué le 5e amendement de la Constitution américaine, qui permet à un témoin de garder le silence pour ne pas risquer de s’incriminer.

Une trentaine d’accusations

L’ancienne vedette de la série House of Cards et de films comme Usual Suspects et American Beauty[...]  read more

The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News

FaceApp isn’t alone in the land of privacy concerns, a curious week-long satellite outage for Europe has finally ended, and WIRED did the math on what it would take to bike to the moon. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Think FaceApp is scary? Wait until you hear about Facebook

Everyone is talking about FaceApp, the app that uses AI to turn your friends into much, much older versions of themselves in photos. Yes, it’s run by a Russian company that sends your photos to its servers, retains rights to use them in perpetuity, and performs AI black magic on them. But before you shake your fist too hard, you should also know a lot of your favorite apps also do that already.

Europe’s week-long satellite outage is over—but serves as a warning

A week of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system mysteriously [...]  read more

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific

The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the 8-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit manuever.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn’t a mystery where this particular piece of space debris is going to fall.

Tiangong-2 is a small space station that was put into orbit in 2016 to test a number of China’s orbital technologies; it was originally planned to stay up there for two years, but as many a well-engineered piece of space kit has done, it greatly exceeded its expected lifespan and has been operational for more than a thousand days now.

Chinese Taikonauts have visited the station to perform experiments, test tools, orbital refueling, and all that sort of thing. But it’s not nearly as well equipped as the International Space Station, nor as spacious — and that’s saying something — so they only stayed a month, and even that must have been pretty grueling.

The [...]  read more