‘Hey, Disney’ voice assistant comes to Disneyland in 2022

You won’t have to book a trip to Florida to try Disney’s Amazon-based voice assistant. Disney has revealed that “hey, Disney” is coming to Disneyland hotel rooms sometime in 2022. As in Walt Disney World, it’ll be available alongside Alexa in your room’s Echo speaker and handle request ranging from amenities through to stories and…

Haunting soft synth has a visualizer that stares back

Love Hultén’s fondness for strange synthesizers has taken a new, more modern-looking turn. The artist has unveiled Synth#boi, a hybrid soft synth and “interactive visualizer” built with help from the designer Lirona. The blocky, austere art project translates input from a MIDI keyboard to an Intel NUC PC with an S-Engine MKII sound module, a…

Star Wars’ $6000 Cruise Has Lightsaber Training, First Limb Gets Removed for Free

Image: Disney We’ve spoken in the past about the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort that’ll let visitors live out their wildest Disney approved cosmic fantasies. If spending six grand to feel like you’re in a movie that cost hundreds of millions wasn’t already enticing, you’ll be pleased to hear that you’ll be able to…

Wesley Snipes is Chill With Mahershala Ali as Blade, “No Emotional Loss”

Image: New Line Cinema/Marvel It was going to happen sooner or later, so it may as well have happened now. When new actors take on the torch of superheroes that were already played by other actors, it’s apparently law that the veteran actor will have to speak on the matter. Mahershala Ali is going to…

El Salvador plans to create an entire city based on Bitcoin

El Salvador’s government is throwing even more of its weight behind Bitcoin. Coindesk and BBC News report President Nayib Bukele has unveiled plans to build a “Bitcoin City” near a volcano along the Gulf of Fonseca, between La Unión and Conchagua. The metropolis will have its own geothermal power plant to help support crypto mining, and…

Don’t Blink, Blink and You’ll Miss Our Doctor Who Spoiler Zone

Struggled to keep my attention on that episode, tbh. The whole “arc” thing has gone a bit “The CW” in the sense that it feels like there’s only any sort of genuine intrigue or development in the last 5/10 minutes of the show, and everything else is just disposable stuff. But then I’ve never liked…

Netflix renews ‘Arcane’ for a second season

It didn’t take long for Netflix to greenlight more Arcane. Deadline reports Netflix has renewed the League of Legends-based series for a second season now in production. Core stars Ella Purnell (Jinx), Hailee Steinfeld (Vi) and Katie Leung (Caitlyn) are already set to reprise their roles. There’s no mystery behind the decision: the show is…

Adele got Spotify to remove the shuffle button from album pages

Artists have a lot of clout at streaming music services, but Adele might have more power than most. BBC News reports Spotify has removed the shuffle button from all album pages after Adele pressed the company to make the change in sync with the launch of 30. Albums should be listened to “as [artists] intended”…

Open Channel: What Did You Watch This Weekend? There Was So Much Stuff

Image: Netflix With our more recent Open Channels, we’ve tried to keep the focus on a particular topic, be it a new Marvel movie (real or eventually real), a horror series, whathaveyou. But since this weekend in particular is a pretty packed one, it made sense to do a free for all. Advertisement Perhaps you…