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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Sequel Has Been Confirmed

When Paramount first released the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was met with immediate backlash over the design of the character. This was because the character looked nothing like what fans of the video game franchise knew and loved, which led to the movie being delayed while they reworked the design.

It turned out that it might have been a good idea as the movie went on to do pretty well for itself as far as video game movies were concerned, so much so that it looks like a sequel to the movie has since been officially confirmed. The movie will also be bringing back the team where Jeff Fowler will be directing, while Pat Casey and Josh Miller will be writing the script.

The movie is said to be in the early stages of development, so there is still no word on casting or

What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat. Two hundred thousand miles is considered a good, long run for a car built today, regardless of whether it’s powered by a lithium battery or an internal combustion engine. But if a flurry of recent reports are to be believed, EVs may soon surge ahead in this long-distance competition—not by mere thousands of miles, but by 800,000.

Recently, multiple EV battery makers have announced the imminent arrival of “million-mile” batteries, power packs that supposedly have enough juice to be driven to the moon and back twice. In May, a top executive at General Motors said the company was “almost there” on development of a million-mile battery; in June, Chinese

Mischievous elephant breaks into store twice and eats more than 10 durians

You know it’s the durian season when an elephant breaks into your store to steal not one, not two, but more than 10 durians.

Just ask Siriphon Kerdsuchon, the owner of the Dao Kaset Pa La-U store located at Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park.

According to New 18, the wild elephant, initially believed to have been a teenager, had first broken into Kerdsuchon’s agricultural supply store on July 7, 2020 in the afternoon.

Siriphon Kerdsuchon has video evidence of the elephant breaking in. IMAGE: New 18.

In its process of breaking entry, it had destroyed a US$383 metal shutter after it realized the store housed the durians.

But what’s funny is that, hours later at night, the elephant returned to the scene of the crime to eat more durians! According to the 47-year-old shop owner, the elephant broke the metal shutter again for the second time after it was

Three top Ubisoft execs are leaving the company amid abuse allegations

Paris-based video game company Ubisoft announced Saturday that several high-level company officers are leaving amid allegations of abuse and harassment. The departures of chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, global head of HR Cécile Cornet, and Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, “come following the initiation of a rigorous review that the company initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior,” Ubisoft said in a statement.

Earlier this week, Ubisoft confirmed the departure of its vice president, Maxime Béland, following assault allegations, making a total of four prominent executives departing. Under Mallat, Ubisoft’s Toronto studio produced several of Ubisoft’s biggest game franchises: he personally produced the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time series before going on to manage big brands including Assassin’s Creed; Rainbow Six; Far Cry; Watch Dogs; and For Honor.

French news outlet Libération reported details of some of the allegations