Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow

Use Instagram for long enough and you’ll probably rack up a few contacts that you don’t really care about — someone you followed on impulse and quickly forgot, perhaps. You might have a way to prune those unnecessary connections before long. App sle…

Taika Waititi Still Plans On Directing Akira, Eventually

Western anime adaptations are always fraught and complex, but few have been as troubled in their development as Akira. Recently, it was delayed due to director Taika Waititi’s major commitments elsewhere. And while some viewed that as another death knell on another failed adaptation of Akira, Waititi isn’t so sure.

Read more…

Jared Leto Reportedly Tried To Stop Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ From Happening

The actor, who starred as the supervillain in “Suicide Squad,” felt “alienated and upset” by the standalone film.

Nancy Pelosi’s Brother, Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III, Dies

“All his life, Tommy worked on the side of the angels. Now, he is with them,” the House speaker said in a statement.

Mike Pompeo Says He ‘Never Saw’ Quid Pro Quo Even After Mick Mulvaney Admitted It

Pompeo stuck with the White House’s messaging following Mick Mulvaney’s acknowledgment of the deal in a press briefing.

Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

Qantas just broke a record for air travel, and it may have helped science in the process. The Australian airline has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project researching the effects of very lon…

The Batman Has a Composer, and All It Took Was an On-Stage Proposal

Most movies get their composers in normal, behind-the-scenes deals. Some calls, some emails, probably some demos. You know, business stuff. The Batman is a bit different.

Read more…

‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ Claims No. 1 Over ‘Joker’

The Disney sequel starring Angelina Jolie raked in $117 million at the box office.

The best trackballs

By Thorin Klosowski

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to trackballs.

After sp…

Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ launch

Star Wars fans are in for a big treat when Disney Plus launches in mid-November. Disney is planning to kick things off with an original in the science fiction universe called The Mandalorian, a series that early reviews have heavily praised as a worthy installment in the franchise. Ahead of the launch, the full (alleged) release schedule for the show … Continue reading