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Showtime reportedly plans 18 episodes for "Twin Peaks" revival


  • The A.V. Club

Showtime's revamp of David Lynch series "Twin Peaks" will consist of 18 episodes, say original stars Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee. The pair also revealed that original series composer Angelo Badalamen… Read More launches Smart Speaker, grows Internet of Things ecosystem


  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), an e-commerce company in China, on Monday launched its "DingDong Smart Speaker," an Internet-connected, voice-controlled speaker that can play music and manage calendars. Also, the company has… Read More

Researchers improve efficiency in black silicon solar cells


  • Engadget

Researchers at Finland's Aalto University report they have achieved an energy-conversion efficiency rate of 22.1% with black silicon solar cells. Black silicon is better at collecting sunlight at lowe… Read More

Report: Firefox to be faster with "tracking protection"


  • Digital Trends
  • VentureBeat

Mozilla Firefox users who manually turn on "tracking protection" will see faster Web-browsing speeds, a research paper says. The new option cuts down on page-load times and data usage by hiding browsi… Read More