Over the summer, Netflix likely ruined the day for some sci-fi fans when the company announced its biggest original genre series, Sense8, wouldn't be returning for a third season. Though fan outcry pushed the streaming service to commit to a one-off, two-hour finale for the Wachowskis' series, the cancellation still left a sci-fi sized hole in the company's programming going forward. That changes on February 2, 2018. Today, Netflix released the first trailer for Altered Carbon, a 10-episode series based on the Philip K. Dick award-winning 2002 novel from Richard Morgan. Here's how the company describes the premise: Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an … [Read more...] about Netflix fills a sci-fi hole in its originals lineup with
With its move to Amazon Prime Video, the cast of The Expanse Season 4 has become more, well…expansive, with the addition of a number of new cast members. Stars like Rosa Gilmore, Keon Alexander and Burn Gorman will join the existing cast, which includes Steven Strait, Cas Anvar and Dominique Tipper. Who is in the cast of The Expanse Season 4? New cast members Lucia Mazu - Rosa Gilmore Elementary and The Handmaid's Tale star Rosa Gilmore will play Lucia Mazur, described by Deadline as, "one of the Belter refugees who have staked their claim to a new Earth-like planet on the other side of the Ring Gates. Trained as a medic, Lucia doesn't hesitate to help friend and foe alike when disaster strikes." Marco Inaros - Keon Alexander Tyrant star Keon Alexander is another Belter, who leads a faction of the group and who is described as "wily and charismatic." According to a Gizmodo interview, Alexander already had a link to the show before he got the part. According to actress Cara … [Read more...] about ‘The Expanse’ Season 4 Cast: Who Stars in the Amazon Prime Video Series?
Hurricanes carry a lot of unknowns as they form, move and, sometimes, hit land. The precise path they will take is notoriously hard to predict, for instance, making the exact locations of landfall unknown until the last hours and sometimes later than that. One thing we know about hurricanes for certain, though, is this: They generate all kinds of phony photos, some of them obviously designed to amuse and some of them apparently designed to scare the bejesus out of you. Sometimes the photos merely carry misinformation in the description of them so they appear to be something they're not. Other photos are doctored, some with great skill, to show sharks swimming down flooded city streets, airplanes on tarmacs submerged in water or President Trump walking through (not on) floodwater to save a couple of distressed kittens. Fake, fake and fake. (Sort of like this.) Good for everybody that the fact-checking website Snopes is all over this. It has this set of stories on fake hurricane photos … [Read more...] about Fake Hurricane Photos: Sharks On Streets, Trump Cat Rescue, More
It’s no secret that many deals have been struck and key relationships formed at TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s former house in Atherton. In case you aren’t familiar, Arrington threw epic parties at his home for the tech community in the early days of TechCrunch. Police were called, booze was flowing, people passed out. I don’t have enough fingers to count how many times I’ve spoken to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or VC who said he or she used to frequent Mike’s house parties back in the day. Clearly this was the place to be for anyone looking to meet their next investor, acquirer, co-founder etc. And that’s exactly what Box co-founders Dylan Smith and Aaron Levie were thinking when they showed up to Mike’s house in early February 2006 for the Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party. It was in Mike’s backyard where they met then Draper Fisher Jurvetson partner Emily Melton. Beers in hand (actually only Levie was of age-barely, … [Read more...] about Box: The Path From Arrington’s Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business
The Federal Communications Commission was sued today by a group that says the commission failed to comply with a public records request for communications about net neutrality between FCC officials and Internet service providers. On April 26, a nonprofit called American Oversight filed a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request asking the FCC for all records related to communications on net neutrality between Internet service providers and Chairman Ajit Pai or Pai's staff. The group asked for "correspondence, e-mails, telephone call logs, calendar entries, meeting agendas," and any other records of such communications.Further ReadingFCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments The group also asked for similar records related to FCC communications with members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the media. But American Oversight's lawsuit against the FCC says the commission hasn't complied with the requests. “The FCC has made it clear … [Read more...] about Lawsuit seeks Ajit Pai’s net neutrality talks with Internet providers