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Amazon is reportedly making a Tomb Raider TV series

Engadget

Hollywood may be taking another stab at a Tomb Raider production, but this time for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter sources say Amazon is creating a Tomb Raider TV series for Prime Video, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag fame) set to be an executive producer and write the script. It's not certain who would star, but we wouldn't count on movie stars Angelina Jolie or Alicia Vikander reprising the role of Lara Croft. The show is reportedly still in the development stage. We've asked Amazon for comment.


5 best streaming devices in 2023

FOX News

Kurt "CyberGuy" Knutsson helps you to find parking spots with this easy to use Apple Maps feature. An increasing number of you are turning to streaming as your primary way of consuming media. New streaming services and original content are also expected to drive growth in the industry. With all of this in mind, we want to ensure that you can watch all the content you love, so we've gathered up five of the best streaming devices on the market. CLICK TO GET KURT'S CYBERGUY NEWSLETTER WITH QUICK TIPS, TECH REVIEWS, SECURITY ALERTS AND EASY HOW-TO'S TO MAKE YOU SMARTER With over 208,000 reviews on Amazon and an 84% approval rating at the time of publishing, the Amazon Fire Stick is an excellent streaming device choice.


Women Are Talking, But is the Academy Listening?

Slate

This week, Dana, Julia, and Stephen start by discussing the film, Women Talking. Then they chat about the new U.K. import Traitors with Slate's own Carl Wilson. Finally, they finish by talking ChatGPT and the coming of AI chatbots. Dana: Werner Herzog is in his somber, elegiac mode with The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft. Not to be confused with Fire of Love, about the same people, but made by Sara Dosa.


The 10 Best Shows on Apple TV Right Now

WIRED

Slowly but surely Apple TV is finding its feet. The streaming service, which at launch we called "odd, angsty, and horny as hell," has evolved into a diverse library of dramas, documentaries, and comedies. It's also fairly cheap compared to services like Netflix--and Apple often throws in three free months when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. Curious but don't know where to get started? Below are our picks for the best shows on the service.


'The Last of Us' recap: More ground rules and a big dose of body horror

Washington Post - Technology News

Silence is the key word here. Remember those zombies Ellie mentioned that use echolocation? When the group makes it to the second floor, the ceiling caves in behind them, obstructing their way out. The commotion also attracts two zombies; Joel signals to Ellie that these infected can't see, and move around based on sound. At a certain point, Ellie and Tess split up, and the attention focuses back to Joel, who regroups with Ellie.


Director, Enterprise Data Management & Quality at NBCUniversal - New York, NEW YORK, United States

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NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service. Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.


VIDEO 'SNL' Skits From Last Night: Watch Cold Open Mock George Santos, Cameos From Joe Biden, Amy Poehler

International Business Times

After a long hiatus, "Saturday Night Live" returned with guest host Aubrey Plaza and musical guest Sam Smith. In the 10th episode of Season 48, the NBC sketch comedy show wasted no time in mocking congressman George Santos, the embattled New York Republican who for weeks has generated headlines over false statements about his background. The episode also featured cameos from President Joe Biden and former cast member Amy Poehler. Other cameos included actress Allison Williams, along with Jonathan and Drew Scott, otherwise known as the "Property Brothers," as well as skateboard legend Tony Hawk. German singer Kim Petras joined Smith in the first musical segment and actress Sharon Stone appeared in Smith's second performance.


Want another great video game adaptation like 'The Last of Us'? Watch 'Arcane.'

Mashable

HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us has received much well-deserved praise since its premiere, including being lauded as the series to break the so-called "video game curse."(Opens in a new window) While some game adaptations have deserved their critical drubbings, recent efforts like Werewolves Within and Castlevania have proven successful and shouldn't be overlooked. My favorite among these newer adaptations is the stellar Arcane, a 2021 animated series that loosely adapts the massively popular game League of Legends. Arcane takes existing characters and lore from the game and blends them with new elements to create a stunningly executed story. You don't actually need to be familiar with League to understand and love Arcane; everything I know about League, I learned from this show. With its gorgeous animation, rich steampunk world, and fascinating characters, Arcane packs a gloriously mean punch.


How Netflix Utilizes Machine Learning in its Recommendation System

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Netflix uses machine learning techniques, including matrix factorization, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, to power its recommendation system and deliver personalized recommendations to its users. Netflix is a leading streaming service that has revolutionized the way we consume TV shows and movies. One key factor in its success is its sophisticated recommendation system, which suggests content to users based on their past viewing history and preferences. In this article, we will explore how Netflix uses machine learning to power its recommendation system and deliver a personalized viewing experience to its users. Netflix's recommendation system is based on collaborative filtering, which involves gathering data on user behavior and preferences, and using this information to make recommendations to other users with similar tastes.


'Bigger, scarier, unforgettable' – The Last of Us game is perfect for TV

The Guardian

When it comes to video-game adaptations, TV and film producers have historically had an unfortunate habit of using the game as a kind of Mad Libs prompt for something completely unrelated. Characters you've spent 30 hours getting to know in a game might remain in name and appearance only, given personality transplants to fit into new, incongruous plots. There has been an endemic lack of respect for video games from decades' worth of film-makers who, in the words of games satire site Hard Drive News, have been excited to take a beloved franchise and adapt it into something not for dumb little babies. HBO's The Last of Us finally marks the end of this era. There's been a shift in the tenor of game adaptations in the past few years; you could tell that Detective Pikachu was written by huge Pokémon fans, Cyberpunk 2077's Netflix series was actually better than the game, and the plot of Paramount's TV version of the military space-opera Halo is just as ponderous and self-important as the games.