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Kin: If you can’t pick your family, hopefully you can find space weapons

Ars talks with Kin‘s filmmaking team: co-directors Josh and Jonathan Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey. (Transcript available here.) (video link)

“Sixty grand and a space gun—who the hell are you people?”

Out of context, that mid-film Zoë Kravitz quote sounds ridiculous. But Kin, a new sci-fi adventure meets broken-family societal drama from a pair of first-time filmmakers, proves to be far more grounded in heady real-world issues than you’d expect any “kid finds alien” adventure to be. Trying to combine peanut-butter-and-kimchi this way (filmmaking-ly speaking) presents a lot of obvious challenges, from tone to maintaining a logical narrative. But filmmakers Josh and Jonathan Baker have somehow made a movie that combines all of it in a manner that never feels forced.

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We'll have more info from IFA 2018 coming in all weekend, but first, we'll look back at the highlights from the past few days, plus some leaked images of the Google's Pixel 3 and a previ…

This funky new font is made up entirely of brands

A digital studio called Hello Velocity has created a typeface that embraces well-known corporate logos and is still somehow far less annoying than Comic Sans. The studio says it creates "thought-provoking internet experiences," and its Brand New Roma…

Apple will repair defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free

We haven't seen reports of widespread problems with the iPhone 8, but Apple revealed late Friday that it's opening a Logic Board Replacement Program. According to the company "a very small percentage" of phones sold between September 2017 and March 2…

Under Armour’s latest wireless buds stay in your ears during workouts

Wireless earbuds are wonderful for the gym… when they stay put. And Under Armour and JBL are keenly aware of that — they've introduced two sets of Bluetooth earbuds, the over-ear Sport Wireless Pivot (above) and in-ear Sport Wireless React (below…

California’s net neutrality bill is one signature away from taking effect

After SB 822 passed California's state Assembly yesterday, it just needed (re)approval from the Senate before going in front of the governor to be signed into law. The net neutrality bill that its sponsor Scott Weiner calls "the strongest in the nati…

Google says it won’t release a smartwatch this year

Despite longstanding rumors suggesting that Google was preparing to release a smartwatch in 2018, you won't see a Pixel Watch on shelves (or wrists) any time soon. The company's director of engineering for Wear OS, Miles Barr, confirmed to Tom's Guid…

Let down your hair, kick off your shoes, and cruise into this sweet, long Labor Day weekend in style

Let down your hair, kick off your shoes, and cruise into this sweet, long Labor Day weekend in style: with a super sick camper van that you can hook up to your retro Volkswagen Beetle. It’s the ideal way to get cozy with a couple of your closest friends while you go camping and try not to dump someone off on the side…

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