New trailers: Empire, Blair Witch, Rings, and more

You’d think that streaming and digital distribution in general would mean that basically every movie ever made should be available online. But often enough I find that not to be true, and with some notable titles, too. One movie I’ve wanted to rewatch for years, Chungking Express, is only available …

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How camping technology made us feel at home in nature

The National Park System is turning 100, and The Verge is celebrating with Wilderness Week: a look at the natural world, its freaky critters, and its future. I used to think of camping trips as a time to disconnect from society. That is, until I started covering camping gadgets and …

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Review: 'Madden NFL 17' runs hard, plays it safe

(Electronic Arts) Every year, the developers at EA Tiburon have to invent reasons for you to plunk down cash on a new Madden game. Occasionally, they strike gold — last year’s Draft Champions mode was pretty awesome — but often they just hit the weight room, buff up and hope …

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