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The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”<p>Worry not. I’m …

Final Fantasy

Disney Releases Film From The ’70s Called ‘The Dream Called EPCOT’ Which Introduced Guests To Epcot Center

This Sunday, Epcot will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and in trying to build up the excitement, Disney has released the original ’70s preview video …

Jackie Chan’s Plan to Keep Kicking Forever

Jackie Chan is in his 60s now. His stunts aren’t as insane as they once were, but he’s back on American screens with a killer new revenge flick called The Foreigner (Jackie vs. evil James Bond!). So GQ sent Alex Pappademas to Beijing to interview the king in his castle—a vast martial-arts complex …

Animation

Apple's new iPad 9.7 vs. the old iPad 9.7

One prong of Apple's many-tined approach to making a comeback in the education market is something you don't have to be in school to appreciate: lower iPad prices. At its education-focused event in Chicago, the company announced its updated version of the mainstream and education favorite, the …

Zinke defends 'konnichiwa' comment to Japanese-American lawmaker

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defended his use of the Japanese greeting “konnichiwa” when responding to a question from a lawmaker.<p>Zinke told reporters Saturday that the phrase is innocent and inoffensive.<p>“How could ever saying ‘good morning’ be bad?” he said during his tour of the U.S.-Mexico …

Chinese money dominates bitcoin, now its companies are gunning for blockchain tech

Beijing, China<p>It’s a sweltering summer night when I’m invited to join a bitcoin miner from Shenzhen at a “bitcoin club” somewhere in downtown Beijing. I’ve just returned from visiting one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines and find myself at a gathering of cryptocurrency enthusiasts at a craft …

Bitcoin

The Secrets of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Directors

How much money are your favorite filmmakers really making?<p>Last September, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> made waves when it reported that <b>Christopher Nolan</b> was getting $20 million upfront <i>and</i> 20 percent of the gross for <i>Dunkirk,</i> the beautiful war drama already deemed an Oscar contender by film critics. At the …

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Writers on the Scene That Redefines the Movie

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley look at the film's pivotal moment: "It's fun to hear that audible reaction from the audience."<p><b>[Warning:</b> …

Marvel Universe

Softorino YouTube Converter 2 Makes Downloading Streaming Video Effortless

There are few macOS utilities I’ve tried that take a potentially complex, multi-step process and boil it down to a simple task as well as Softorino YouTube Converter 2 does. That’s because it’s a difficult technical and design challenge to hide complexity without creating an inflexible app with too …

Apps

Convert Streaming Videos to Audio Files With This App

My chill-out music of choice is, weirdly enough, incredibly long Youtube videos. I like to nap to the low hum of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, or a …

Apps

Edgar Wright’s Pop Culture Sampling Makes ‘Baby Driver’ A Found Art Masterpiece

At first, it’s hard to know just what to make of <i>Baby Driver</i>. It has an obvious <i>Drive</i> vibe and an earphoned protagonist named “Baby” (Ansel Elgort) who’s like an iPod commercial meets the Asian bad guy from <i>Fargo</i>. Sunglasses and ear buds firmly in place, Baby sits through heist-planning blackboard …

Edgar Wright

The 50 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

With Edgar Wright's terrific <i>Baby Driver</i> in the running for the Golden Globes (and in talks for an Oscar or two)—he proves how integral a great …

Soundtracks

Apple is going to let podcast creators — and advertisers — see what listeners actually like

Basic analytics are (finally) coming to Apple’s podcast app in an upcoming refresh. It’s a big deal.<p>Big changes coming to podcasting: Apple is going to let the people who make podcasts learn what podcast listeners actually like — and what they ignore.<p>A new version of Apple’s podcast app will …

Self-improvement

Legal Delivery Is Becoming Digitized. What Does That Mean?

The legal industry is becoming digitized. What does that mean? Digitization is a common term lacking a uniform definition. It is often used to describe a suite of IT assets– networks servers, software, the cloud, and other tools. IT is an essential element, certainly, but digitization is much more …

Innovation

17 Tips for Dominating Injustice 2

dominating

This tiny $14 device turns any speakers into Bluetooth speakers

Do you have a wired sound system that includes some great high-quality speakers? Are you tired of having to dig through your cabinet every time you …

Real-Time Strategy Classic 'StarCraft' Becomes a Free Download for Mac

Blizzard Entertainment today made wildly popular real-time strategy game <i>StarCraft</i> a free download for Mac and PC, nearly two decades after its original release.<p>The RTS hit was universally acclaimed when it launched in 1998, and went on to become an e-sport phenomenon in South Korea, where big-prize …

Gaming

The Apple File System's killer features: clones and snapshots

APFS replaces the hoary HFS+ - a relic with roots in the 1980s - and offers a laundry list of 21st century features.<p>Apple's APFS is already on …

Replication

Stephen Curry in Middle School: The Origin of the Baby Faced Assassin

<i>Part of what makes two-time-reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry so good is the chip he carries on his shoulder. Make that chips. Throughout his career, he's drawn on lack of respect from his peers, on his draft position, even on the schools that didn't recruit him in high school—using those experiences</i> …

How DC's Flintstones Became the Most Politically Relevant Comic on the Stands

Who knew life for a Flintstone was so difficult?<p>The world is a politically tumultuous place these days, and that's reflected in comic books as much …

10 Disney Propaganda Cartoons From World War II

Walt Disney cartoons are known for having family-friendly values. It is not surprising to see social commentary slipping through, even in the …

20 Of The Most Iconic Monologues From Movies That Left A Lasting Impression On Us

Writers are the most important cog in the film machinery. They are the ones who begin the process by putting pen to paper and writing a story. And …

WhatsApp: 16 tips and shortcuts to make the most of the messaging app

WhatsApp needs little introduction. A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll …

Apps

Quadro is a super-charged Touch Bar that runs on iOS devices

You don’t have to break the bank on a new MacBook Pro to get Touch Bar functionality. Thanks to an app called Quadro, you can add a super-powered Touch Bar with even more features than the real thing to any Mac or Windows PC.<p>Lots of apps turn your iOS device into an extension of your computer, …

How to install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi

Kodi is a great way to make your TV smart. It's the continuation of XBMC, a free and open-source application that is a great media player and …

This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

It's dongle city. That's how you can describe Apple's new MacBook Pro.<p>The company's decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge …

Apple Users Are Being Spammed With Calendar Invites. Here's What to Do If You Get One

Whatever you do, don't click 'decline.'<p>Large numbers of Apple users are reporting that they've received spam calendar invitations and/or photo-sharing invitations, many of them to dubious Black Friday sales events. And those who decline the invitations will likely find themselves getting much more …

Photo Sharing

Adapt to the MacBook Pro with these USB-C docks and dongles

Allow yourself to bask in the glow of a brighter screen and the multifunction Touch Bar. But when the high subsides and you’re ready to order the new MacBook Pro, you will need to deal with a slight inconvenience: all those USB-C ports.<p>But because Apple prepared us for the new industry standard …

Now you’re reading with power: Revisiting the nostalgia of NES manuals

NES Mini's free downloadable scans include surprising rarities.<p>Well before the NES Mini's launch, Nintendo and other companies were already plumbing …