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The comic book ‘Bone’ is getting an animated Netflix series

Bone, one of the finest comics to ever hit the shelves, is getting a Netflix series. Word of the project comes from Netflix’s official “See What’s Next” account: Sadly, just about all of the details surrounding the project — who’s involved, when it’ll arrive, etc. — are still under wraps. For the unfamiliar, Bone is…

Every angle of Volvo’s first electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge

Volvo Cars introduced Wednesday the XC40 Recharge, an all-electric vehicle that CTO Henrik Green described as “a car of firsts and a car of the future.” The XC40 Recharge is hardly the first electric vehicle on the market. But for Volvo, the XC40 is a “car of firsts.” This is the company’s first all-electric vehicle.…

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running

I recently picked up a Chromebook that hadn’t been used for a while in order to try out a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when I hit the key that was supposed to bring those desktops up on my screen, I didn’t see anything. I did some checking around, and I found…

The creators of Billions are making a TV show about Uber

The story of Uber’s messy, meteoric transformation from tech startup to dominant player in the global transportation industry is being developed into a limited television series by the co-creators and showrunners of good television show Billions. The new show will be adapted from New York Times reporter Mike Isaac’s recent book, Super Pumped, and it…

Gemini Man is a throwback film, but it may be the...

Around halfway through the new Ang Lee science fiction / action thriller Gemini Man, super-assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) learns some details about Junior, his equally skilled super-assassin clone (also Smith, in digitally de-aged form). Junior was born around 1995, meaning he preceded Dolly the cloned sheep by a year or so. This is the…

Volvo unveils its first fully electric car and pledges to go carbon-neutral

Image: Volvo ‘With concrete actions, more than symbolic pledges, maybe we can bring sustainability.’ Volvo promised it would release its first all-electric vehicle by 2019, and lo and behold, today’s the day. The Swedish company unveiled the all-electric XC40 Recharge at a splashy event in Los Angeles with a whole slew of futuristic features, including…

The FCC has voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, an FCC official told The Verge. The vote comes months after the Justice Department greenlit the deal. In May, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai first signaled that he would vote to approve the merger after the commission and the companies struck a…

Phone-based VR is officially over

Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing of the past. Oculus CTO John Carmack offered a “eulogy” last month for the phone-powered Gear VR mobile headset, saying that the headset’s days were numbered. And Google just revealed that it’s discontinuing the…

Shonda Rhimes signs podcast deal iHeartMedia

Shondaland, the production company founded by “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, has signed a deal to create a new slate of podcasts for iHeartRadio over the next three years. As part of the deal, Shondaland is launching a new division called Shondaland Audio, with executive Sandie Bailey in charge of day-to-day operations. Rhimes…

Volvo to roll out a new electric vehicle every year through...

Volvo Cars used the unveiling of the XC40 Recharge, its first electric vehicle, to lay out an ambitious business strategy that includes introducing out a new EV every year through 2025 and slashing the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of every car and SUV it builds by 40%. All of the changes are aimed at…