Netflix’s New Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Gets Mind-Bending Official Trailer

In Netflix‘s new sci-fi series Altered Carbon, human consciousness is transferred between bodies, meaning bodies are merely shed like a snake does its skin. Ahead of the program’s early February premiere, the streaming service has unleashed the official Altered Carbon trailer.

We in turn find that ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (played by Joel Kinnaman) has been brought back to life after 250 years, courtesy of the richest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy). Bancroft then wants Kovacs to solve his attempted murder, awarding the former solider another shot at life. But if he doesn’t figure things out quickly enough, he will be terminated.

Based around Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name, Altered Carbon lands on Netflix February 2.

In related news, new Netflix show ‘The End of the Fucking World’ has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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‘Denied’! Rumor Has It Drake Got Straight Up REJECTED By Issa Rae At A Golden Globes After Party!

Ouch! Issa Rae is not nearly as Insecure as she lets on!

According to sources giving that Golden Globes goss to E! News, none other than Drake hit on the HBO writer/creator/star at an after party Sunday night — and got roundly rejected!

Photos: Issa Was Looking Fierce On The Golden Globes Red Carpet!

One witness said the Hotline Bling rapper “made his whole group stop so he could go talk to her,” then asked her to Netflix and chill — well kinda:

“He asked her if she wanted to come to the Netflix party with him.”

But she told him “she was with all her friends” and wasn’t really interested in leaving the group. Then she reportedly said:

“Thanks, but no thanks!”

And “walked away”! PURE, UNCUT HEROINE!!!

Drake. Drizzy. You know we love you, but come on! It’s a night of unity and female empowerment. You know, Time’s Up? The women are all dressed in black, man. Read the room.

Would YOU turn down Drake while on a ladies night??

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Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage, Plans Bonuses After Tax Overhaul

Wal-Mart will raise starting pay to $11 an hour for all its U.S. employees and hand out one-time bonuses of up to $1,000, as the retailer doles out some of its expected gains from the new tax legislation. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage, Plans Bonuses After Tax Overhaul

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Intel CEO Pledges Commitment to Security Following Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today wrote an open letter to Intel customers following the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” hardware-based vulnerabilities that impact its processors.



In the letter, Krzanich says that by January 15, updates will have been issued for at least 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years, with updates for the remainder coming at the end of January.



For Apple customers, macOS and iOS devices have been patched with protection against Spectre and Meltdown. Meltdown was addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and iOS 11.2, while Spectre mitigations were introduced in a macOS 10.13.2 supplemental update and iOS 11.2.2, both of which were released this week. The vulnerabilities have also been addressed in older versions of macOS and OS X.



According to Krzanich, going forward, Intel promises to offer timely and transparent communications, with details on patch progress and performance data. Because Spectre and Meltdown are hardware-based vulnerabilities, they must be addressed through software workarounds. In some cases, these software patches cause machines to perform more slowly.



Apple users do not need to worry about performance impacts. According to Apple, Meltdown had no measurable reduction in performance on devices running macOS and iOS across several benchmarks. Spectre, fixed through a Safari mitigation, had no measurable impact on most tests, but did impact performance by less than 2.5% on the JetStream benchmark. Apple says it plans to continue to refine its mitigations going further.



In addition to remaining transparent about the performance impact of the software fixes, Krzanich says Intel will commit to disclosing security vulnerabilities and sharing hardware innovations that will, in the future, prevent such attacks.

Our customers’ security is an ongoing priority, not a one-time event. To accelerate the security of the entire industry, we commit to publicly identify significant security vulnerabilities following rules of responsible disclosure and, further, we commit to working with the industry to share hardware innovations that will accelerate industry-level progress in dealing with side-channel attacks. We also commit to adding incremental funding for academic and independent research into potential security threats.

For those who missed the news last week, Spectre and Meltdown are serious hardware-based vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, potentially allowing hackers to gain access to sensitive information.



Spectre and Meltdown impact all modern processors, including those used in Mac and iOS devices, and these two vulnerabilities will continue to be an issue for the foreseeable future as addressing them entirely requires new hardware design. Apple has prevented Spectre and Meltdown from affecting customers through software updates, but all hardware and software manufacturers will need to be wary of additional speculative execution attacks going forward.



Apple customers should make sure to keep their Macs and iOS devices up to date with the latest software to remain protected from malicious attacks that might take advantage of the exploits.


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