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Amazon’s answer to ‘Altered Carbon’ is Iain Banks’ space opera

It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix’s crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights to Iain M. Banks’ space opera series called The ……


Robots that pick up and sort objects may improve warehouse efficiency

Sorting and organizing may not always be the most difficult tasks, but they can certainly get tedious. And while they may seem like prime examples of something we might like robots to do for us, picking up, recognizing and sorting objects is a……


Installation begins on Bezos-backed 10,000 year clock

How will our actions affect our grandchildren? Our great-grandchildren? And their great-grandchildren? That’s the kind of long-term thinking that the non-profit organization the Long Now is trying to foster. And now Amazon founder Jeff Bezos h……


Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods

Amazon has announced that its Rewards Visa will now offer users the same level of reward when they shop at Whole Foods as they receive at Amazon itself. Eligible Prime members will now receive a flat five percent bonus on all purchases at Whol……


Amazon backs Marie Curie biopic starring Rosamund Pike

Amazon’s latest Prime Video production won’t just rely on star power to reel you in — it should also appeal to science fans. The internet giant is teaming with France’s Studiocanal on Radioactive, a biopic covering the work and romance of pi……


Twitch postpones new rules to clarify vague expectations

Twitch is temporarily putting the brakes on its new rules for hate speech, harassment and sexual material. The livestreaming service has postponed the enforcement of new rules from February 19th to March 5th in order to “better explain some s……


You get to pick the next free games on Twitch Prime

Twitch has been giving away free games with a Prime membership for awhile now, but now you’ll have a say in what’s handed out each month. With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick from eight indie games and the one with the most votes will be given away March 15th. Here’s what’s in the running:

  • I, Hope – Double Plus Good Games
  • Kingsway – Carbon Interactive
  • Shadow Tactics – Daedlic Games
  • Steamworld Dig 2 – Image & Form
  • Tomb of Annihilation – Bkom Studios
  • Treadnauts – Topstitch Games
  • Tumblestone – Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Voting opens today and runs through Sunday, March 11th. More than just a free game for you, developers have something to gain as well. According to a press release, there’s a $175,000 prize pool for the winning games. And if you want to see what the games are before you vote, a pair of streamers will be playing the games for the next two weeks.

Sony used to hold voting contests for PlayStation Plus’ giveaway indies, but that hasn’t happened in quite some time.

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Essential’s Amazon-exclusive phone comes with Alexa onboard

Oh, you thought Essential was out of new color options to show off? Not quite. The company announced today that a new, so-called Halo Gray model is now available to purchase exclusively from Amazon. Unlike the other, limited-edition versions o……


FedEx left sensitive customer data exposed on unsecured server

It seems like there’s no end to the data breach stories. Uber covered their problem up, then had to answer to Congress. Equifax’s initial response to its massive data exposure added its own security issue. Federal employees were even found ste……


Amazon confirms Jeffrey Tambor won’t return to ‘Transparent’

Jeffrey Tambor’s role in Transparent has been in limbo for months following sexual harassment allegations, but there’s no ambiguity now: he’s out. Amazon has confirmed that Tambor won’t return to the series following an internal investigation……