The Green Knight review: Dev Patel takes a magical and masterly quest | Dev Patel

Equal parts folk, prog rock and metal, The Green Knight takes place at the inflection point when one version of the old world was supplanted by the next. In David Lowery’s liberty-taking interpretation of the character’s 14th-century origin poem, the headstrong yet not-quite-valiant Sir Gawain (Dev Patel, superb) traverses an England caught between the mystical … Read more

Fully autonomous drone outperforms two ‘world-class’ human drone racers

The bleeding edge: Researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) developed a machine-learning algorithm for controlling a quadcopter drone that can outperform professional drone racing pilots. The algorithm calculates “time-optimal trajectories” while also factoring in the drone’s limitations. The feat seems obvious at first glance—a machine learning system beat a human again, so what? However, … Read more

TSMC is evaluating Germany as possible location for an European arm

In brief: TSMC has traditionally shied away from building manufacturing capacity outside of its home country. However, in the face of ongoing chip shortages and a fragile supply chain that’s been strangled by trade wars and pandemic-induced lockdowns, the company is now planning a global expansion that includes the US, Japan, and possibly even Germany, … Read more

Army of Thieves Trailer Is Here for a Heist in the Zombie Apocalypse

Return to the action-packed world of Army of the Dead in the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming prequel, Army of Thieves. The footage teases the kind of high-octane, fast-paced heist shenanigans that fans of the first outing enjoyed as Matthias Schweighöfer’s Ludwig Dieter takes center stage and puts his safe-cracking skills to good use during … Read more

See Issa Rae’s 2 Vera Wang Haute Wedding Dresses

Insecure star Issa Rae is married after confirming her engagement to banking professional Louis Diame back in 2019. The actress worked with Vera Wang Haute to dream up her two custom gowns for her nuptials in the South of France, the first of which came with a strapless sweetheart neckline and hand-sewed crystals across the … Read more

Researchers devise a way to levitate small objects from reflective surfaces using sound waves

Forward-looking: Japanese researchers have developed a novel technique to levitate and manipulate small objects from reflective surfaces using only sound waves. In testing with a 3-millimeter polystyrene ball, the team was able to lift the ball using their array from a reflective surface. It wasn’t terribly reliable, however, as sometimes, the ball would move away … Read more