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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’: Anthology Series From Ronald D. Moore, Bryan Cranston Coming To Amazon
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Philip K. Dick books

Amazon has acquired Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (formerly titled Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick), a science fiction anthology series based on Dick’s many renowned works.

The show comes from Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Battlestar Galactica and Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore, who will both executive produce.

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The Drill Down 463: PAX South Recap; Snap IPO
Mr. BabyMan   |  

TDD 463 Pax South

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Tosin recaps PAX South, drones at the Super Bowl, the tech world opposes President Trump’s immigration ban, Snap goes IPO, factory robots on the rise, Tesla breaks another speed record, and more.

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Amazon Orders 10-Episode Crime Thriller From ‘Drive,’ ‘Neon Demon’ Director Nicolas Winding Refn
The Movie God   |  

Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning On The Set Of The Neon Demon

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, known for making movies like the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives, and most recently The Neon Demon, has found a home for his TV series Too Old to Die Young.

Amazon has made a straight to series order for the show, with 10 episodes on the way to start. Refn will take on writing, directing, and producing duties. But he will have a little help that will be of great interest to comic book readers. Six time Eisner Award winning comics writer Ed Brubaker will be co-writing the series with Refn, and also serves as an executive producer. It’s the second project of Refn’s to land at Amazon, after they acquired the distribution rights for Neon Demon here in the States.

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The Drill Down 461: Explosions, Car Wrecks & The Presidency
Mr. BabyMan   |  

TDD 461 Presidency

On this week’s podcast, The Drill Down co-host emeritus Tom Cheredar joins us to discuss Donald Trump’s first week of Presidency as it affects the tech world, is this the end of Net Neutrality, the final word on the Samsung Note 7 and the Tesla crash, Sprint buys into TIDAL, and much, much more.

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TV Series Based On Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s ‘Good Omens’ Coming
The Movie God   |  

Good Omens

Amazon Studios has announced that they have ordered Good Omens, a TV series adaptation of the late Terry Pratchett (“Discworld” book series) and Neil Gaiman‘s (American Gods) Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

The adaptation will be a limited comedy series, which will run for six hour-long episodes. It will premiere in 2018 exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video all around the world, and will air on the BBC in the UK sometime after its Prime premiere. Co-producing is BBC Studios along with Narrativia, the production company launched by Pratchett in 2012, and Gaiman’s The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide.

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CES 2017: Talk To Your TV: Dish Unveils Integration With Amazon Echo
DwayneD   |  

Amazon Echo & Dish Hopper

In case you needed another reason to go Alexa rather than Google, the media gods have got one for you. The avalanche of CES 2017 press conferences hadn’t even begun when the news came in from Dish Network. In addition to their Sling Box and their 2014 breakthrough, no-contract live-streaming cable service, SlingTV, Dish decided to take another leap forward in delivering television entertainment to their consumers — support for Amazon‘s Alexa Voice Services or AVS.

Dish users with Hopper DRV devices of any generation will be able to control them using their voice through Amazon’s Echo or Echo Dot hardware.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Last-Minute Gift Ideas
Empress Eve   |  

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Ideas banner

Christmas Day will be here this Sunday, so right about now you might be in need of some last-minute gifts. There is still some time to shop online and even sneak in some Christmas Eve deliveries. Plus, there’s always the digital gifts route.

You can still order from Amazon and have select gifts physically arrive by Christmas Eve (see details below). There’s also plenty of digital gifts to give: You can also gift ebooks, MP3 music, apps, digital comics, and video game downloads; send a gift card electronically; or make a charitable donation in the recipient’s name. Either email the recipient their gift, or print up an e-card and hand it to them. Take a look at our various Gift Guides for inspiration.

Here’s some last-minute online gift ideas …

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The Drill Down 456: No One Behind The Wheel
Mr. BabyMan   |  

The Drill Down 456

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the U.S. election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change,  and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 455: The End Of Time
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Drill Down Podcast: Pebble Watch RIP

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Pebble’s dead, Google goes green, UK’s Snoopers Charter, Amazon Go, a DIY gif bot, some amazing game trailers, and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 454: How To Hack An Election
Mr. BabyMan   |  

drill down 454 election

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, was the U.S. election hacked?, Facebook compromises censorship to get into China, auto regulators want you off your apps, Google AI makes its own language, and much more.

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