Let's take a look at Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen and the other characters ahead of their Comic Con panel.
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At the end of June, Volkswagen and French racing driver Romain Dumas did something many of us thought impossible. Using a highly specialized electric vehicle called the "I.D. R Pikes Peak," Dumas raced to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado in under eight minutes, shattering the existing records for EVs by a full minute and the overall record (set by Peugeot and Sebastian Loeb in 2013) by a hefty 16 seconds.
Ars was there to see it happen, but truth be told you don't actually see that much of anyone's run at Pikes Peak if you're there in person. The course is 12.4 miles (19.99km) long, so even if you have a media vest and are free to roam outside the official spectating zones, you still really have to pick a corner and then be content with watching a small slice of each attempt from there.
But one of the marvels of living in the early 21st century is our access to small and rugged digital cameras. In fact, the organizers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are pretty good about putting a GoPro on every car and bike that runs up the mountain in anger, and within a week almost all of these were posted to YouTube. But not Dumas' run, no matter how often I begged on Twitter.
It's make-your-mind-up time
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As someone born in the mid-1970s, it's sometimes hard to wrap my mind around Disney's stewardship of the Star Wars universe. Being born into the world a few months before what we now know as A New Hope meant waiting a long time between new chapters of this amazing story set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Beyond the original trilogy, that Christmas special, and two Ewok movies (that I am sure got cinematic releases in the UK but which were also TV specials here in the US), filling in the back stories of the Empire and the Rebellion was something kids did for themselves with the wide array of toys so many of us spent so much time playing with.
These days it's hard to swing a womp rat without hitting some new Star Wars property or other. Such has been the cadence of new theatrical releases that, in the wake of a box office performance by Solo that was merely "fine" rather than "exceptional," people were even talking about the idea of Star Wars fatigue! Well, add one more new thing to the list. At this year's Comic-Con, a panel on the ten-year anniversary of The Clone Wars animated series ended with a surprise: a new season of 12 episodes has been commissioned to run on Disney's streaming service (which launches next year).
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MoneyTaker lives up to its name
Hackers stole almost $1m from a Russian bank earlier this month after breaching its network via an outdated router.…
The "well-planned" attack affected 1.5 million people in the city-state, officials said.
In a special episode of the Carfection podcast, we talk to the fascinating Lynn Park, aka Mr. Cobra, to talk about the car that's been the center of his world for more than 50 years.
So much great stuff, so little money required. Hint: The TV series? Serenity now!
Most of their core apps were already in the cloud anyway
Financial software flinger Intuit is binning its biggest data centre and plonking its corporate backends onto AWS – in another win for the public cloud's biggest player.…
High-end statues that include so much detail.
More changes are coming as the messaging service tries to prevent physical assaults that have followed the spread of rumors on the app.
For the fifth edition of the Her Universe Fashion Show, Ashley Eckstein surprised fans with a 40-pound couture dress made of the character's Funko Pop.
New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico.
In other words, three men—and possibly other "similarly situated" Uber drivers who had quit over low pay or who were deactivated from the Uber platform—can get paid.
"The decision means that New York Uber drivers can file for unemployment insurance and likely receive it," Veena Dubal, a labor law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, emailed Ars.
He who controls supplies controls... eh, not much
Four years ago at the height of smartwatch hype, it was the most desirable mineral in the world. The tech superpowers jostled to obtain supplies of the material, just as the superpowers jostled to secure their nitrate supplies* ahead of the First World War.…