Marvel’s New Black Panther YA Book Sees a Young T’Challa Coming to America

io9 has an exclusive excerpt from Black Panther: Spellbound.Image: Disney Books Do you have a child who loved Marvel’s Black Panther movie and wants to know more about the character, but maybe isn’t ready to dive into the comics? Disney Books has just the thing. Author Ronald L. Smith is about to release Black Panther:…

NASA reorganizes to prepare for future missions to the Moon and Mars

As it moves towards returning to the Moon ideally sometime in 2024, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is creating two new mission directorates. With the move, the agency is separating its existing Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate into the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD) and Space Operations Mission Directorate. NASA said it’s making the…

John Cho’s Hair Was Almost as Vital to Cowboy Bebop as Anything Else

It’s a good floof.Image: Netflix Cowboy Bebop’s lived-in fusion of sci-fi urban design, Western shantytowns, and interstellar mechanical design is so important to its tone and feel that any live-action adaptation has to nail it to “get” Bebop. But as Netflix’s upcoming series apparently learned, of equal importance was ensuring John Cho went through some awkward…

Dynamic head tracking is now available in Apple Music

The iOS 15 release brings an added treat if you’re a fan of immersive audio: a better soundstage for your tunes. As hinted at WWDC in June, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 users now have dynamic head tracking for spatial audio in Apple Music. So long as you’re using the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max,…

Activision Blizzard says it’s cooperating with investigations into workplace practices

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says the company is working with regulators who are looking into its workplace practices, despite allegations it attempted to stymie investigations. “While we continue to work in good faith with regulators to address and resolve past workplace issues, we also continue to move ahead with our own initiatives to ensure…

NASA Chose a Really Sweet Spot to Land Its Upcoming Lunar Rover

Animation showing where VIPER will land on the Moon.Gif: NASA/Gizmodo After much deliberation, NASA has selected an intriguing spot for its upcoming Artemis rover mission: the rugged edge of an impact crater near the Moon’s South Pole. Advertisement The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will be plopped just outside of the western edge of…

Oculus knocks $100 off a second headset when you buy a Quest 2

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Oculus Quest 2 impressed us last year with its improved hardware, versatility and reasonable $299 price….

$120,000 Aston Martin DB5 for Kids Packs All of James Bond’s Awesome Gadgets

For most kids who are excited to drive one day, an electric Power Wheels vehicle is the ultimate toy, letting them cruise the neighborhood like a tiny adult. Unless that kid is part of the 1%. For them, The Little Car Company has created a painstakingly accurate miniature Aston Martin DB5 upgraded with all of…

The Wheel of Time Season 2 Recasts a Major Role

A new face is coming to The Wheel of Time, but not for a new role.Screenshot: Amazon Tom Hardy talks about Eddie and the Symbiote’s relationship in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Ewan McGregor teases what to expect from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Michelle Gomez teases her return to villainy as Doom Patrol’s Madame Rouge. Plus, a…

iPhone 13 and 13 mini review: A subtle upgrade that’s all about the cameras

Image Credit: David Imel for Engadget Cameras The bulk of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini’s upgrades are around photography and video. Apple improved both the rear sensors here and the ultrawide lens is supposed to let in more light than before. Sadly, a lot of the notable additions are contingent on the A15 chipsets,…