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The Good and the Bad of ‘Stranger Things 2’

Really it’s mostly good.<p>Stranger Things 2 Spoilers Below<p>This is the definitive Film School Rejects review of <b>Stranger Things 2</b>. I watched the whole …

Why So Much Went Wrong in the Worst Episode of Stranger Things 2

<i>Stranger Things 2</i> feels a lot like the first season. It re-creates many of the same beats, building a story with rhythms that feel more like a movie …

Here's What's Good, Bad, And Ugly In 'Stranger Things 2'

<i>Stranger Things 2</i> is out and every bit as entertaining as season 1. Here’s my rundown of the good, the bad, and the ugly.<p><i>Warning: Spoilers.</i><p>The …

Stranger Things season 2 review

Time to defend what’s theirs<p>When Matt and Ross Duffer announced that <i>Stranger Things 2</i> would operate as a sequel to the show’s first season, rather than a simple followup, skepticism ran rampant. <i>Stranger Things</i> may have found its grounding in 1980s sci-fi movies and adventures starring kids, but to …

Stranger Things

Question Club: Is Stranger Things season 2 a worthy sequel to the original?

Heading back to The Upside Down, with some new friends along for the ride<p>This past Friday, Netflix released the second season of its hit series <i>Stranger Things</i>. Last year, the show appeared out of nowhere, catching pretty much everyone by surprise with its combination of retro-‘80s nostalgia and …

Stranger Things 1 was made for me, but Stranger Things 2 was made for Eggo

When marketing and nostalgia break bad<p>In 2016, <i>Stranger Things</i> seemed to arrive practically out of nowhere. Netflix released a surprise trailer on June 9th, highlighting the show’s combination of Stephen King horror and Spielberg-esque wonder; barely a month later, the series was streaming across …

What the hell is wrong with Hopper in Stranger Things?

It’s just one awful choice after another, including some really baffling and fatal ones<p>In horror movies, it’s often necessary for institutions to fail. To make the audience scared, the characters have to be scared, which means they can’t just casually whistle up the authorities to take care of the …

Stranger Things 2 Review: Bigger But Not Necessarily Better

Netflix's massive hit returns in the hopes of becoming an even more massive hit. It's successful. Kind of.<p>I'm sorry. <i>Stranger Things</i> is all my fault.<p>Or perhaps more accurately, it's the fault of me and people like me, whose job it is to tell people which new shows are worth watching. Last year, when …

Entertainment

How to Design Streets for Humans—and Self-Driving Cars

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it's not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big …

Into the Vortex: Megacomputers and the Quest to Understand Superstorms

A monster was coming to central Oklahoma.<p>Early in the evening of May 30, 2013, Cathy Finley and her partner, Bruce Lee, were driving along a back …

Inside the Downfall of Doppler Labs

On October 23, Doppler Labs founder Noah Kraft got a Facebook notification. One of those "On This Day" pop-ups, resurfacing a post from exactly two …

Enterprise Tech

From Factory to Boneyard: The Life Cycle of Planes, as Told in Stunning Aerial Photos

An airplane's lifespan isn't something most passengers think about until something annoying or unnerving happens—maybe an air vent starts dripping, …

Inside Bin Laden’s Files: GIFs, Memes, and Mr. Bean

It's not unusual for a laptop or external hard drive to house a bunch of old photos and documents, assorted GIFs and memes, home videos, pirated …

Tesla Delays Its Model 3 Production Goals—Again

<i>UPDATE: On Wednesday, January 3, Tesla revealed it has pushed back its production targets for the Model 3 sedan, yet again. In its latest Vehicle</i> …

This Week in the Future of Cars: Into the Chocolate Factory

Late last month, dozens of automotive and tech journalists across the country got the digital equivalent of a golden ticket in their inbox: an …

You Too Can Fly a Spacecraft Around Mars—With Physics!

Recently, I gave my introductory physics course a fairly standard problem, based on the Matter and Interactions textbook. I've modified the question, …

What is Open Banking and PSD2? WIRED explains

Not much changes in banking in the UK. Sure, there are occasional new ideas – ATMs; apps; contactless payments – but decade after decade the …

Krack has broken Wi-Fi security... but it's not all doom and gloom

Public Wi-Fi networks have always been privacy nightmares. The potential for all Wi-Fi networks to be abused, with hackers able to access information …

Information Security

What would alien life be like on a planet with no day and night cycle?

When we search for life we are often looking for planets with conditions that mimic our own. But it might not be like this. Many exoplanets in the …

The Sonos One is an ace AI speaker that's well worth the wait

Pros<p>Sound quality, good price, stylish design<p>Cons<p>No support in a 5.1 or stereo system; voice recognition not as good as Amazon's<p>Price<p>£199<p>7 / 10<p>The …

The crazy science of what happens when two neutron stars collide

About 130 million years ago, two stars measuring 12 miles across but containing more mass than held in our Sun were locked together. They were …

From polar bears to gorillas, here are 2017's best wildlife photos

Google's new login feature locks down accounts like never before

When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people …

These clever games and toys aren't just for children

Old astronauts are spending years in space and we don't know what it's doing to their bodies

Veteran astronauts are racking up record-breaking amounts of time in space. By the time Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli completes his latest mission …

The best transparent designs for a beautifully clear home

Meet the amateur scientists behind Blade Runner 2049's unique dystopian future

Imagining an alternate world to our own, where technology hasn’t just progressed but taken a different path altogether requires stepping away from …

The best office furniture to smarten up your workplace

1. Tom Dixon Fade<p>The designer's blow-moulded polycarbonate pendant light continues his impressive recent run of form. Described as a light cannon, …

Give your home a stylish makeover with these innovative designs

1. Studio INTEGRATE Rio<p>In collaboration with London-based Studio INTEGRATE, this chair blends classical upholstery techniques and materials alongside …

The best lighting designs for your home and office