An interview about what the hell’s going on in Little Nightmares 2

This year’s Gamescom didn’t have much in terms of big news (aside from pissing in Death Stranding) – but one announcement that did sneak up on everyone was Little Nightmares 2: the sequel to Tarsier Studios’ spooky platformer from 2017. Coming out next year, the game looks like it’s bringing plenty of additions to the original formula, including a new character, different locations, two-character gameplay, and some form of “combat”… if that’s what you can call the ladle fight going on in the announcement video. Naturally, the trailer left fans asking plenty of questions, with many assuming the two-character gameplay meant co-op, and others wondering whether the ladle-slamming combat would form a core component of the game. I pitched these …

Fall movie preview: What to watch if you’re with the family

Welcome to our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. All week long we’re covering the films you need to know about as we head into the final months of the year, from indie gems to awards hopefuls to blockbuster smashes.  The cooler months tend to bring people together, whether to celebrate the holidays or just to cuddle up and feel cozy. But the problem with having so many loved ones in the same place is that it can be difficult to figure out what to do with all of them. Maybe a movie? But which one? Ahem. We’re here to help. Here’s what to watch if you’re with the family… Read more… … and you bond over costume dramas: Downton Abbey (Sept. …

Denver City Council officially delays pollution-tax effort

DENVER — The Denver City Council approved postponing a proposed pollution tax initiative, delaying by a year an effort that would have asked voters whether to impose a carbon tax on commercial and industrial users. Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the effort, and in the weeks since its unveiling, he worked with the council on a compromise: the administration will commit $8 million in the 2020 budget to emissions-reduction efforts and establish a climate office by November of this year. The council will now have several months to craft a new proposal, with a goal to have a new ordinance crafted by June 2020 and a ballot item before voters in November 2020, said Jolon Clark, the District 7 councilperson who …

Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 Gets Remixed In Classic Chicago Colorway

Sneaker customizer Dominic Ciambrone, more commonly known as The Shoe Surgeon, has another lux Air Jordan 1 on the market, this time combining elements of Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 collab with the iconic Chicago colorway. The kicks come equipped with premium leather and reptile detailing, highlighted by the familiar, backwards black Nike swoosh just as it appears on the Cactus Jack 1s. The customs were actually crafted from a regular Air Jordan 1 but The Shoe Surgeon perfectly replicates the design of La Flame’s popular collab. Of course, these handcrafted, ready to order 1s don’t come cheap. Dubbed the Air Jordan 1 “TS Expensive Chicago,” the sneakers are priced at $4,000 with sizes ranging from 5-17. Check out some additional images of …

Kengo Kuma on Career Choices, Cross-cultural Education and His Proudest Moment in Architecture

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates © Takeshi Yamagishi Design:ED Podcast is an inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to worldwide recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level. In this episode of Design:ED Podcast, host Aaron Prinz speaks with Kengo Kuma about …

Leaked Google Pixel 4 photos confirm questionable design choices

Google’s not even trying to hide the Pixel 4 anymore. Following a summer of teasing images and pre-announcing new features for the Pixel 4, which is expected to launch in October, alleged photos of the Android phone in the wild have now surfaced. According to XDA-Developers, the two photos of the Pixel 4 were reportedly shared via their Telegram group and seemingly confirm what we already know about the device: it’ll have a bezel above the screen for a shrunken version of Google’s Soli radar sensor and a large-ish square-shaped bump on the rear that houses two cameras. The Google Pixel 4 may have just leaked yet again – Check out these new images! https://t.co/XXRmEI8Kig pic.twitter.com/X12tiZwgfE — XDA Developers (@xdadevelopers) …

New Realme Q series officially arriving on September 5

Realme is having an event in China to introduce its new Q series. The announcement was made on Weibo by the company CMO Xu Qi Chase, who said four new products will be announced. This might sound like four Realme Q smartphones, but in reality we expect the Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro, Realme XT and Realme Q1 on stage. The post on Weibo does not say much about the specs of the phone. We should see another device with four cameras on the back, since the company’s Weibo profile is all about the “four-cam era”. One assumption that could be made is a device with the same design on the back -… Read more: gsmarena.com

Sacha Baron Cohen shines in dramatic trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Spy’

The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming thriller series The Spy paints Sacha Baron Cohen in a new, dramatic light, and judging by this two-minute preview, he shines. The Spy stars Cohen as Eli Cohen, an Israeli government clerk who has been tasked with taking on a second identity, entering Syria, and spying on behalf of Mossad (the Israeli intelligence agency) in the ’60s. He’ll do anything for his country, but the double life is taking its toll on his family and his own mental health. The series is inspired by real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen. The Spy arrives on Netflix on Sept. 6. Read more… More about Netflix, Trailers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows Read more: mashable.com

What They Had

MOVIE TRAILER:"What They Had" is a hit film centering on a colorful family, pulling together to rise above Alzheimer's. Heartbreaking but funny, see scenes from this uplifting motion picture. As one reviewer put it, "THIS IS EVERYONE'S LIFE in a nutshell. You are bound to find at least one experience here that matches yours – one character that speaks to your current life state now. You will enjoy this film. It will make you think. It will make you want to hug your loved ones even closer. And it will make you see the light at the end of every tunnel." Read more » Read more: alzheimersweekly.com

On the crest of a wave: Portugal’s new eco holiday retreat

A stylish hotel north of Lisbon is part of a plan to spread tourism beyond Portugal’s popular cities and surfing spots. For our writer and family, it works a treat Rows of bungalows on stilts are stacked up a slope. Some are painted a pale terracotta colour; others are clad in wood. Sliding glass doors open onto balconies that overlook a wide, sandy beach. Clumps of grass sprout from the bungalows’ flat roofs. Spotlit in the early evening light, the geometric buildings of Noah Surf House are as incongruous as they are striking, as if someone has airlifted a Californian beach resort and accidentally placed it in an unremarkable Portuguese town. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

Why are Koch-funded activists trying to derail a US city’s public transit?

Phoenix will vote Tuesday on a light rail system expansion. It faces opposition from business owners backed by activists affiliated with the Koch network For years, Phoenix’s public transportation plans have included a network of light rail lines connecting downtown to the suburbs, cutting air pollution and carbon emissions in a city dubbed the least sustainable in the US. But as the city prepares to vote Tuesday on an expansion of its light rail system into a poorer, and more black and Hispanic, part of the city, the train is facing opposition from a group of business owners who fear they will lose customers. And they are receiving help from some eye-catching backers: activists affiliated with the Koch conservative network. …

Vivo shows off Nex 3 in pre-launch video

Vivo’s promotion of its upcoming third Nex phone continues today with a short but surprisingly extensive video that pretty much shows off the whole device. Posted to the official Nex Weibo account, the video features people using the phone around the world, confirming aspects of the phone that were previously detailed in sketches. Here’s the “waterfall” curved glass: Here’s the back panel, with its supposedly watch-inspired circular camera bump: Here’s a pop-up selfie camera, which we hadn’t seen before and which looks to be larger than the unit on the original Nex: And here’s that waterfall screen again, next to what appears to be the phone’s packaging: There’s still a lot to… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

Belkin’s cheaper water meter can detect usage and leaks anywhere in the home

The Phyn Smart Water Assistant installed under a kitchen sink. | Image: Phyn The final frontier for many smart home owners is water management. Things start innocently enough with a few intelligent light bulbs, a dimmer or two, and a motion sensor. Before you know it, you’ve automated the window coverings, installed a video doorbell, a security system, and bought into whole-home audio with an integrated smart assistant to control it all. With the visible home conquered, all that’s left are smart meters to measure your increased power usage, and of course, water, one our most precious resources. That’s where the new Phyn Smart Water Assistant comes in, a do-it-yourself water meter which this Belkin company says can help home owners …

Best sales on laptops and tablets this week: Dell, Samsung, Apple, and more

Oh joy, the back to school and Labor sales are rolling in at the speed of light, and while it can be completely overwhelming to parse through the metric tons of savings you can achieve, we’ve got you covered in at least one area: Laptops and tablets.  SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops: 10 options for under $500 And it’s a doozy this week — there are a whole lot of deals, including price drops on MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Dell devices, Lenovo tablets, and way more.  So, try to stay calm while you check out the extensive list of deals, and try not to spend every last penny you have (or just do it — you should always treat yourself).  …

Are your keyboard and mouse making you less productive? Try these instead.

A good mouse and keyboard can do wonders for your productivity. You don’t even know how unproductive you’re likely being without them.  You’re thinking of upgrading now? Lucky for you, you don’t even need to splurge. From a keyboard that resembles a typewriter to a mouse that elevates your gaming experience, there’s something here for everyone. Shop all the deals below in the Mashable Shop. Azio Aventa mouse Step up your game (literally) with this mouse that’s designed to enhance your gaming experience. It boasts advanced optical sensors, a design inspired by aeronautics and autosports, reliable button switches, and superior ergonomics for added comfort. Normally $79.99, you can get it on sale for $65. Read more… More about Gaming, Computers, …

Fall’s Top Denim Style Is One You Might Have Seen Before

Fall fashion, in our opinion, means cute jackets, all different kinds of boots, and jeans. Lots and lots of jeans. They’re our ultimate Autumn essential, and they look good with everything from sneakers to boots, mules, and even heels. While we love a classic skinny jean, and think flared styles are really fun, right now, we’re partial to the iconic straight leg. These jeans look good on pretty much everyone, and they’re the perfect basic from which you can create your dream outfit. Light washes, ripped styles, and even embellished pairs all make an appearance in our top 24 picks. Whether you prefer a rigid, vintage-inspired fit, or something with a little stretch and give, there’s a pair for you. …