The classic 1967 Ira Levin novel Rosemary's Baby has already made it to the screen once — Roman Polanski's 1968 film of the same name is considered a genre-defying horror film (its poster is pictured above). As reported by Deadline, NBC has officially greenlit a four-part Rosemary's Baby miniseries to be directed by Oscar- and Emmy-award winner Agnieszka Holland. NBC might seem like an unlikely destination for such a miniseries, but it's part of a big push from the network to be a part of the scripted drama boom that's been taking over TV for several years now. A few months ago, NBC announced it was developing Rosemary's Baby and a number of other miniseries as part of a push for more longform content — presumably to cater to audiences hungry for quality dramatic storytelling they may feel that they're not getting in movie theaters.
It’s no secret that wireless carriers want your money, but in order to get their hands on it, they might have to get creative in an increasingly saturated smartphone market. At a recent investor conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that carriers need to start thinking about how to get consumers to to sign up for data plans as opposed to how to sell them the newest devices, which is the strategy most carriers in the U.S. are employing right now. “When you’re growing the business initially, you have to do aggressive device subsidies to get people on the network,” said Stephenson. “But as you approach 90 percent penetration, you move into maintenance mode. That means more device upgrades. And the
Smartphones are a great tool that simplify life, but taking a few precautions and securing the info you put on your phone may result in a more important contribution to keeping your life simple. Identity theft will likely cost you lots of time and lots of money.
The Verge Mobile Show is completely willing to have a deep and meaningful relationship with an operating system. The Verge Mobile Show isn't afraid to express its feelings both to and about a sentient and highly intelligent computer. The Verge Mobile show knows that it's alright to cry, to form a lasting bond with a piece of technology that can endure forever. The Verge Mobile Show will be featured in a Lifetime original TV movie where its heart will be opened by the infinite power of redemptive love.
A day after two million passwords were hacked from several social network sites--Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google--it's clear reporters who covered the breach have parroted bad advice. More alarming, that advice came from an industry expert that discovered the malware.
The Autocomplete function of Google Search is both annoying and fascinating. When you start typing in the first letters or words of your search into the Google search box, Autocomplete takes a guess at what you are looking for and "completes" the search phrase by offering you multiple query phrases.
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors piled into Twitter Inc for the second straight day, lifting its shares to more than $52 and setting a new intraday high on Tuesday even in the absence of any significant announcements from the social media debutante. Shares of Twitter were up 6 percent to $52.20 on Tuesday afternoon after a frenzied trading session on Monday, when Twitter closed up nearly 10 percent, its biggest gain ever. Since the loss-making San Francisco-based firm held its closely watched initial public offering last month, its fans on Wall Street have strained to reinforce the bull case for a stock priced at increasingly inflated multiples compared to social media peers like Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp. Twitter has released a spate of management news and product updates since its IPO, but some announcements, such as the official roll-out of a lucrative, cookie-based ad targeting technology called "targeted audiences," have been preceded for months by prior announcements.
In a petition released this week, 562 of the world's authors — including five Nobel Prize laureates — came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal. The petition comes only a day after eight leading tech companies, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, launched a similar campaign aimed at President Obama and Congress demanding changes in how the NSA monitors civilian data. Among the writers who've signed the petition are Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Don DeLillo, and Yann Martel, collectively forming the Writers Against Mass Surveillance. The authors unequivocally state that "surveillance is theft.
As Microsoft’s search for a new CEO drags on, you may be wondering why outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer decided to step down without having an obvious replacement lined up. One answer is that Microsoft during Ballmer’s reign has seen a major exodus of top executives that have either left the company or have been reportedly pushed out by Ballmer and his deputies. Take a look at this two-and-a-half-year-old report from Redmond Magazine to get an idea of just how many top executives left the company since Ballmer started asserting more control over its operations after 2008. Over a span of just two years, Microsoft lost chief software architect Ray Ozzie, CFO Chris Liddell, Office boss Jeff Raikes, platform and services boss
LG isn't the only company joining the Google Play Edition program today. Google has announced that the Sony Z Ultra is now available for $649 in the United States, complete with its herculean 6.4-inch 1080p display, waterproof / dust-resistant design, and quad-core Qualcomm 800 processor clocking in at 2.2GHz. Aside from the Android 4.4 KitKat software on board, it's identical to the version Sony announced back in June, measuring just 6.5mm thin — less than an iPhone 5S — and weighing 212 grams. ...
For the same $349 you'd spend on the phone, you can now buy the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet. As you'd expect from the name, it's a tablet with stock Android 4.4, serving up KitKat on a 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display with rather thin bezels. That "8.3" number doesn't just refer to the screen size, though, but also the fact that the tablet is just 8.3mm thick. The whole kit is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 system-on-chip, and comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and dual cameras.
Along with two brand new Google Play edition devices, Google is also giving a lot of Nexus 7 lovers a nice holiday miracle of sorts: a white Nexus 7. This color is only available in 32GB and WiFi-only, which means you're going to have to fork out $270 to grab one. If this is what you've been waiting several months for, then you're in for a treat -- it's already available in the Play Store.
Google just announced a few new Google Play-edition tablets, but its own flagship device is also getting some attention today, in the form of a cosmetic refresh. You can order one now on Google Play, provided you're in the US, UK, or Japan.
The beauty of Glass is that we're just barely scratching the surface of what Google's smart eyewear can, and eventually will, do. Leave it then to the brainiac undergrads at UC Berkeley's CITRIS lab to show us one possible direction that sees the wearables modded for at-home convenience. By adding an IR emitter to the side of Glass, the Berkeley team was able to demonstrate remote control of home appliances by pairing them with an Xbee 802.15.4 WiFi radio and microcontroller.
According to a new report from FireEye, attacks originating in China have compromised nine different government ministries, beginning in August 2013. The attacks also specifically targeted the nations' foreign ministries, suggesting its objective was primarily diplomatic. Although FireEye's report leaves the countries anonymous, The New York Times has named the Czech Republic, Portugal and Hungary as among the nations compromised. Although the report offered no definitive link to the Chinese government, FireEye found conclusive evidence that the attacks had originated in China and was being operated by Chinese speakers.
Google has finally announced that Google Play editions of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 are not only real, but are actually ready for US buyers to pick up today (sorry, global fans, no word on availability yet). The Xperia Z Ultra is available for $650, while the G Pad can be all yours for $350. From what we can tell, all of the specs appear to be exactly the same as the original versions, but they're offered without the specific OEM customizations that we've grown to love or hate.
Sending humans to Mars is a multi-step process, and today, the Mars One project -- you know, the folks who aim to colonize the Red Planet and fund the mission, in part, by televising the whole thing ...
Johnny Cash's legendary discography stretches far and wide, but it turns out there's still music from the country icon that the world has never heard. Out Among the Stars is a 12-track album that Cash recorded between 1981 and 1984 with producer Billy Sherill. More importantly, he was a huge advocate of the "countrypolitan" style that peppered pop elements into country music to make the genre more digestible for a mainstream audience. Speaking to the Associated Press, John Carter Cash said, "It was the 'Urban Cowboy' phase.
The potential threats stemming from global climate change is something that countries across the world are considering — China is now the latest to publish a comprehensive look at what pitfalls might await it due to global warming and how it can work around those challenges. According to The Wall Street Journal, this new plan covers a number of initiatives the country wants to put into action by 2020 to fight the effects of climate change. It's not dissimilar to the climate change executive order President Obama released last month. That order called upon agencies like the Department of Defense, EPA, and NOAA to create plans of their own; China's plan has already been signed off by the ministries of finance, housing, transportation, water, agriculture and forestry.
I never thought I would say this. I experienced what it's like to have social media withdrawal today. I did not plan on being socially silent, it just happened. I got to work, became intensely focused on a project that required 100 percent of my attention. For someone that has ADD (I like to call it creative intelligence), it is incredibly rare that I ever focus on one thing for more than an hour. I soon realized that it was nearly 1pm and I should take a break. I figured that during my lunch break I would easily find time