All posts tagged: Mountain

‘Space Mountain’ Movie Lands ‘Cowboy Beebop’ Showrunners (Exclusive)

‘Space Mountain’ Movie Lands ‘Cowboy Beebop’ Showrunners (Exclusive)

Action scribes Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are going to Disneyland. The prolific team behind Amazon’s high-profile spy series Citadel and showrunners on Netflix’s adaptation of Cowboy Bebop have been tapped to write Disney’s live-action adaptation of Space Mountain. Jonathan Eirich from Rideback, the banner that is behind Netflix’s hit live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series, is producing the feature, which has been in development for several years, along with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures. Harold was the project’s previous writer. Rideback’s Ryan Halprin is exec producing. Space Mountain is the venerable space-themed indoor roller coaster that was first introduced in Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in 1975, followed by an installation in California’s Disneyland in 1977. It became a fixture in the Tomorrowland section as other parks opened up and is now in five of the six parks around the world.  The ride has no overarching theme nor memorable characters seen in such rides as Pirates of the Caribbean. In fact, Space Mountain in Disneyland has been turned into Hyperspace Mountain and …

A new wave of wearable devices will collect a mountain on information on us – we need to get wise about the privacy implications

A new wave of wearable devices will collect a mountain on information on us – we need to get wise about the privacy implications

Web and mobile services try to understand the desires and goals of users by analysing how their interact with their platforms. Smartphones, for instance, capture online data from users at a large scale and low cost. Policymakers have reacted by enforcing mechanisms to mitigate the risks inherent in tech companies storing and processing their citizens’ private information, such as health data. Wearable devices are now becoming a more significant element in this discussion due to their ability to collect continuous data, without the wearer necessarily being aware of it. Wearables such as smart watches gather an array of measurements on your wellbeing, such as sleep patterns, activity levels and heart fitness. Today, there are portable devices to obtain high-quality data from brain activity, eye trackers, and the skin (to detect temperature and sweat). Consumers can buy small devices to measure the body’s responses that were exclusively available only to research institutions a few decades ago. Although wearables are commercially focused on health monitoring, researchers have long envisioned capturing other kinds of data on a user. …

Thames Water to add to debt mountain in bid for survival | Thames Water

Thames Water to add to debt mountain in bid for survival | Thames Water

Thames Water is preparing to tap debt markets within weeks in an attempt to fund a rescue plan and repair its threadbare finances, the Guardian can reveal. It is understood the embattled water company is planning to publish a revised five-year spending plan within days, before a deadline next month. Its board is expected to meet on Thursday to rubber-stamp the plan, and executives hope to release it on Friday. Sources said the company then intends to wait for up to a week before approaching lenders to fund the proposals and has sought advice from City bankers and lawyers on the debt issuance. Financiers said the proposed timing of the fresh borrowing was surprising, given huge uncertainty around Thames’s future. Britain’s biggest and most heavily indebted water company is fighting to secure its financial future, and has already said it only has cash reserves to fund its operations for the next 15 months without a substantial increase in bills. Thames’s plans to raise fresh debt come despite it labouring under a £15.6bn debt pile. Its …

Greenworks Venture Mountain e-bike returns to ,575, and more

Greenworks Venture Mountain e-bike returns to $1,575, and more

Kicking off this week’s green deals are three discounts to all-time lows, both new and returning. Headlining the offers is Greenworks’ new Venture 80V 26-inch Fat Tire Mountain e-bike that returns for its second official discount to the $1,575 low. It is joined by Jackery’s Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station that just hit a new $849 low, as well as another one-day sale on the Greenworks 80V 26-inch Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer at its $175 low. Plus, you’ll find all of the other day’s other best Green Deals below. Head below for other New Green Deals we’ve found today and, of course, Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories. Greenworks Venture 80V 26-inch Fat Tire Mountain e-bike returns to $1,575 low Amazon is offering the Greenworks Venture 80V 26-inch Fat Tire Mountain e-bike for $1,574.99 shipped. Down from a $2,100 price tag, this e-bike was first announced back in September and slated to debut “in early 2024.” Since its release at the very start of …

Ang Lee Was Told ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Was Likely Winning Best Picture

Ang Lee Was Told ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Was Likely Winning Best Picture

Ang Lee is once again looking back at Brokeback Mountain‘s memorable best picture loss to Crash at the 2006 Academy Awards. Speaking with IndieWire, the filmmaker shared that after he won best director for the queer, modern-day Western, he was told by a stage manager to stick around backstage, as the film was expected to also take home an Oscar for best picture. “I got my award, which was [second to] last to the big one, and I was walking off the stage, they called me down, and said, ‘Stay here. That’s your mark. Everybody assumes you will win, so stay at that mark,’” he recalled. Lee continued, “Right next to the stage was the curtain. The next was best picture. ‘Stay here, just stay here.’ I saw Jack Nicholson, his profile, he opened the envelope, and I go, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ It took like 10 seconds before he announced, and then he went, ‘Crash.’” While announcing the winner, Nicholson appeared to be just as surprised as Lee, seemingly mouthing “wow” after …

Best PlayStation VR 2 Deals: Save With the Excellent Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle

Best PlayStation VR 2 Deals: Save With the Excellent Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle

The Meta Quest 3 may be one of the best VR headsets available and the brand-new Apple Vision Pro has captured the imagination, but Sony’s next-gen PSVR 2 is still our favorite high-end system for console gamers. It isn’t cheap by any standard, especially if you don’t have a PlayStation 5 yet, but if you’re a VR gaming fan, it could be worth the expense. The PSVR 2 takes your PS5 gaming experience to a whole new level and offers plenty of VR games for you to choose from. Deals are essentially impossible to come by right now unless you choose the bundle that comes with one of the PSVR 2 games. Horizon Call of the Mountain is a great title, and if you buy it bundled with your new headset you’ll save a little cash. Right now that’s about as good as the discounts get, but we’ll keep checking. The best prices we could find are below. How much does a PlayStation VR 2 cost?  Sony’s PSVR 2 retails for $550. The set includes the headset itself, …

1 killed, 1 injured in mountain lion attack in Northern California

1 killed, 1 injured in mountain lion attack in Northern California

A mountain lion attack left one person dead and another injured in a remote area of Northern California on Saturday, officials said. The 18-year-old and 21-year-old brothers were antler shed hunting in Georgetown, California, when the mountain lion attacked the pair, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. The younger brother called 911 at 1:13 pm to report being separated from his older brother during the attack, officials said. Deputies began searching the area, and at around 1:46 pm., they found the mountain lion crouched next to the older brother. Shots were fired to scare off the animal. The 21-year-old was dead by the time deputies reached him. The 18-year-old suffered “traumatic injuries” to his face and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities have not released the names of the victims. Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are working to locate the mountain lion. Georgetown is about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento. Mountain lion attacks on humans are rare. The California Department of Fish …

Silicon mountain: Our obsession with electronics is drowning the world in e-waste

Silicon mountain: Our obsession with electronics is drowning the world in e-waste

Whether it’s for work, school or keeping up with friends and family, we all rely on electronic devices for our daily lives. It’s likely you are reading this article from a device that uses a battery or plug. Unfortunately, our phones and laptops contain some toxic elements and when they break or become obsolete, where they end up next can have big impacts on the environment. This isn’t a failure on the individual level so much as an overarching problem with our society’s disposable culture. This trash differs from plastic and other types of pollution however because of the uniquely dangerous toxic metals and other materials, plus the fact that this category of electronic waste, or e-waste, is growing faster than any other. “Most countries in the world do not yet have e-waste regulation in place.” According to a recent report by the United Nations (UN), humanity’s e-waste production is a major environmental problem. Indeed, the UN’s fourth Global E-waste Monitor (GEM) announced on Wednesday that human beings are creating five times more electronic waste …

Juggernaut FS XD 2,300W electric mountain bike has two chains

Juggernaut FS XD 2,300W electric mountain bike has two chains

If you’ve been wanting to get your off-road e-biking thrills but think all the current eMTBs on the market are too weak with their paltry 750W motors, then Biktrix has just what you’re looking for. The new Biktrix Juggernaut FS XD is the full-suspension electric mountain bike equivalent of the hot-rodder’s hot rod. Over 2,000 watts of power in an electric mountain bike is no joke, and Canadian electric bike maker Biktrix had to go back to the drawing board to make it happen. The new e-bike required a custom-built mid-drive motor that was designed in-house by the Biktrix team. Instead of a massive and clunky rear wheel motor to get there, the mid-drive motor built by the company keeps the bike more balanced and allows riders to preserve the type of handling expected from a mountain bike. And as you can imagine, having nearly 10x the amount of power produced by a human could wreak havoc on traditional bike parts like chains and sprockets, so Biktrix had to get custom there, too. The company …