Marvel Considered Guardians of the Galaxy Shorts Prior to Original Movie

The Guardians of the Galaxy could have had a different introduction.Image: Marvel Studios Thanks to their appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy are now household names. Today, everyone loves Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and, of course, Groot. Before the first film, though, Marvel Studios had an idea to introduce…

Britain Wants to Use Its New Cyber Command to ‘Hunt’ Ransomware Gangs

Sir Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence and cybersecurity agency.Photo: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP (Getty Images) The United Kingdom wants to use a recently formed cyber command to “hunt” and hack ransomware gangs, a high-level government official recently revealed. Advertisement Jeremy Fleming, the director of Britain’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, divulged the plans at this year’s…

Y: The Last Man Just Set the Table for an Epic Finale

The rightful President of the United States, Regina Oliver (Jennifer Wigmore), plays a big role on this week’s Y.Image: FX on Hulu The secret is out. Not that Y: The Last Man won’t be picked up for season two by FX on Hulu, though that’s true too. It’s that Yorick Brown is alive and his…

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future is ‘young adults’ and the metaverse

Amid reports that Facebook has misled shareholders about significant declines in teens and younger users, Mark Zuckerberg said the company was “retooling” in order to make “serving young adults” its top priority. To do that, the company plans to make “significant changes” to its Facebook and Instagram apps, and spend billions of dollars building out…

Microbes Might Make It Easier to Produce Rocket Fuel on Mars

A computer-generated view of Mars.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech New research details a biological solution for producing rocket fuel on Mars, but significant hurdles need to be overcome to make this intriguing idea work. Advertisement With plans to visit Mars next decade, NASA is still sorting out the fuel situation; launching a rocket to the Red Planet is…

Aquaman’s James Wan Was Secretly Working on a Black Manta Movie

Black Manta, as seen in James Wan’s Aquaman.Image: Warner Bros. We all thought the news was too weird to be true and, apparently, it was. Back in early 2019, we found out that hot on the heels of James Wan’s DC film Aquaman making a big box office splash (get it?), Warner Bros. was developing…

Blue Origin Wants In on Luxury Space Real Estate

Illustration: Blue Origin Blue Origin has big plans for its own space station, a project called Orbital Reef that would be “mixed use business park” and the “premier commercial destination in low Earth orbit.” Sort of like a cruise ship that fits 10 people and doesn’t travel to multiple destinations. It’ll be a little smaller…

Eero’s Mesh Wifi Routers Will Soon Play Nice With Your Other Smart Home Stuff

Good news! Your Eero routers will support Matter when it arrives in 2022.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Eero co-founder and CEO Nick Weaver confirmed at a Verge event that the company’s wifi routers will be ready for the smart home future. Advertisement Eero has long been an adopter of the Thread standard, which operates on a…

Dune Part 2: What Can We Expect From the Sequel?

Wait, Paul didn’t have blue eyes in Dune Part 1? Well, that’s because he wasn’t a Freman… yet.Image: Warner Bros. At least director Denis Villeneuve is upfront about it. Before you see much of anything in his new film Dune, the opening title card says “Dune Part 1.” It’s an admission that what you’re about…