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The Best Sci-Fi Binges You Can Watch in a Single Day (or Weekend)

Sometimes you just want the full story. Oh sure, you could start a binge of a show like Lost, The Expanse or Doctor Who today and keep watching that show for several months. But maybe you want to start something, finish it, and move onto the next thing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Firefly, Batman, Lord Of The Rings, Black Mirror, The Matrix, Spider Man, Watchmen, The Witcher, The Dark Crystal, Watch It Nerds


Light pollution, habitat loss and pesticides push fireflies toward extinction

There are more than 2,000 species of fireflies, and scientists are sounding the alarm that some of these species are on the brink of extinction. Research published in BioScience indicates that habitat loss, light pollution and pesticides are threatening these delightful insects. According to Tufts University biology professor Sara Lewis, the study’s lead author, “If people want fireflies around in the future, we need to look at this seriously. Fireflies are incredibly attractive insects, perhaps...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Research, Cnn, Fireflies, United States, Firefly, Insects, Extinction, Endangered, Tufts University, Center for Biological Diversity, Sara Lewis, Fireflyers International Network


Firefly 2020 Lineup

The festival lineups are falling from the sky. Boston Calling, Rolling Loud, and Osheaga have all revealed their performers lists in the past 24 hours, and now Firefly is doing the same. More »
Tags: Music, News, Firefly, Osheaga, Boston Calling Rolling Loud


Waymo’s UX challenge: getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the ride. “This is an experience that you can’t really learn from someone else,” Waymo’s Director of Product Saswat Panigrahi told TechCrunch, while explaining the work he oversees on user experience (UX) development. “This is truly new.” The sheer novelty of designing a UX for driverless mobility has dr...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Artificial Intelligence, Chrysler, Firefly, Autonomous Car, Powell, Saswat Panigrahi, UX Research, Ryan Powell, Waymo


Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy the ride. “This is an experience that you can’t really learn from someone else,” Waymo’s Director of Product Saswat Panigrahi told TechCrunch, while explaining the work he oversees around driverless development. “This is truly new.” The sheer novelty of designing a UX (user experience) for driverless mob...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chrysler, Firefly, Autonomous Car, Waymo


Razer’s new $50 Firefly V2 mouse mat lights up your desk in a rainbow of color

Razer's new Firefly V2 packs in several enhanced features that'll spice up the look of your gaming setup. It comes with all-round edge Chroma RGB lighting, and a built-in cable catch.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Computing, Firefly, Razer, Firefly v2


Small rocket launch startup Firefly teams up with Aerojet Rocketdyne

In a perfect example of a small, new space startup teaming up with a legacy industry heavyweight with plenty of experience, Firefly is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Firefly Aerospace was founded in 2013, and has raised $21.6 million so far to bring its first product, the Alpha small satellite launch vehicle, to market. Firefly is on track to make its crucial first launch in time for the February to March timeframe next year, according to Firefly founder and CEO Dr. Tom Markusic, who spo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Congress, California, Washington, Tech, Ceo, Firefly, Alpha, Aerospace, Beta, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Maser, Aerojet, OTV


Firefly raises $30M to bring more ads to Ubers, Lyfts and taxis

Firefly, a startup that allows ridehail drivers to make money from advertising, has raised $30 million in Series A funding. The company is about to launch in New York City, where it’s also acquiring the digital operations of advertising company Strong Outdoor. Co-founder and CEO Kaan Gunay said this will allow Firefly to start working with traditional taxis in a big way. “It’s essentially locking in the largest taxi advertising contract, partnering with the largest taxi trade organization in the...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Advertising Tech, Funding, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Firefly, Google Ventures, Uber Lyft, GV, Adam Ghobarah, Kaan Gunay, Gunay


Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M

NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent.
Tags: Technology, Israel, San Francisco, Investing, Radio, Venture Capital, Firefly, Zillow, Zeus, Venture Funding, Ribbon, Trulia, Industry News, Lyric, Select, News Brief


Investors just gave NFX $275 million more to fund seed-stage startups focused on ‘network effects’

It’s the worst kept secret in the world of startup funding. Series A rounds today are the equivalent of what used to be called Series B rounds. The checks are bigger, but so are the expectations around revenue and traction. That shift has created more of a vacuum for seed-stage companies. While there are plenty of individuals willing to plug money into nascent startups, and no shortage of micro VC funds focused on them, there is a shortage of funds with the kind resources typically reserved for ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Stanford, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Gigi, Venture Capital, Firefly, UC Berkeley, Sabre, Lastminute, Flint, Currier, Jennifer Doudna


These Are Your Favorite Spaceship Reveals in All of Pop Culture

Last week, I asked you—yes you, or at least, the plural you that is the io9 readership—to tell me your favorite spaceship reveals in sci-fi and pop culture at large, that grand moment when an iconic ship comes into the scene for the very first time. And boy howdy, did you tell me about a lot of good spaceships.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sci Fi, Spaceships, Firefly, The Expanse, Open Channel, Galaxy Quest


Firefly 2019 Lineup

The 2019 lineup for Delaware's Firefly music festival has just been announced. Panic! At The Disco, Tyler, The Creator, Zedd, Travis Scott, Kygo, Death Cab For Cutie, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, and DJ Snake will headline the three-day event at the Woodlands venue from 6/21-23. So, it's a pretty pop-centric bunch. Some of our favorite … More »
Tags: Music, News, Firefly, Delaware, Dj Snake, Zedd Travis Scott Kygo, Cutie Post Malone Vampire Weekend


Firefly emerges from stealth with $21.5 mln in seed funding

San Francisco-based Firefly, which provides a digital advertising platform for rideshare drivers, emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $21.5 million in seed-stage funding. Funding was led by NFX, Pelion Venture Partners, Decent Capital (which is funded bu Tencent founders), and Jeffrey Housenbold (of Softbank‘s Vision Fund) with participation from Cross Culture Ventures, Muse Capital, StartX and others.  The company was founded in 2017. PRESS RELEASE Firefly Officially Launches As Ne...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Stanford, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Coalition, Silicon Valley, Firefly, Patrick Schwarzenegger, James Currier, Lime, Ooh, San Francisco CA, San Francisco Calif


Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding

Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It’s also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. The idea of sticking advertising on a cab isn’t new, but Firefly offers drivers what it calls a “digital smart screen,” allowing advertisers to run targeted, geofenced campaigns. The company has apparently run more than 50 ad campaigns already, during a beta testing period in San Francisco and Los Angel...
Tags: Startups, New York, Advertising Tech, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tencent, Firefly, Uber Lyft, Limousine Commission, Jeffrey Housenbold, SoftBank Vision Fund, Coalition for Clean Air, Kaan Gunay, Gunay


One-hit wonders: 12 great TV shows that only lasted a single season

Getting past the first season can be a difficult hurdle for television series, even for shows that have a great story, impressive cast, and a loyal fanbase. These TV shows had all of that, but still never got a second season. The post One-hit wonders: 12 great TV shows that only lasted a single season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Firefly, Freaks And Geeks, Movies & TV, My So-Called Life, Almost Human, Undeclared


I Wanted to Stream Buffy, Angel, and Firefly for Free, But Not Like This

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and the good looking criminals of Firefly are finally going to be available for free online for anyone to revisit or watch for the first time. This should be a cause for celebration. But they’re coming back courtesy of Facebook Watch, and as much as I’d love for friends to finally see…Read more...
Tags: Science, Angel, Firefly, Buffy, Facebook Watch, Buffy Angel


Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch. There’ll be simultaneous viewing Watch Parties where fans can live comment together for Buffy at 3 pm PT today, Angel tomorrow at 12 pm PT, and Firefly on sunday at 12pm PT. Facebook recruited Buffy star Sarah Michelle...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Verizon, Facebook, Apps, Video, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, America, Tech, Mtv, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Hulu


20-Year-Old Concertgoer Dies At Firefly Festival

A 20-year-old woman has died on the campgrounds of a popular music festival in Delaware that has drawn tens of thousands of people. More »
Tags: Music, News, Firefly, Delaware


Eminem Responds To Critics Of Gunshot Sound With Passive-Aggressive Stage Message

Eminem received criticism last week for playing what sounded like gunshot effects during his Bonnaroo set. Last night, he responded to the complaints by ignoring them completely. According to USA Today, his Firefly performance included several "gunshot" sounds and a written message, "If you are easily frightened by loud noises or … More »
Tags: Music, News, Eminem, Firefly, Usa Today


The Firefly wireless earbuds give you 2 hours of music for 10 minutes of charge

Meet Firefly, a pair of earbuds that promise premium Graphene sound, an ambient sound feature that actually allows some outside noise to come in to help you remain aware of your surroundings, 16 hours of playtime, and fast charging. The post The Firefly wireless earbuds give you 2 hours of music for 10 minutes of charge appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Wireless Headphones, Firefly, Wireless Earbuds


Video: Celebrate ‘Firefly’s 15th Anniversary With This Look Back at Joss Whedon’s Space Western

It’s easy to forget that when Joss Whedon was hired to direct The Avengers, the decision raised some eyebrows from Hollywood’s elite. Whedon only had one movie to his name at that point, and was far better known for his work in television. But those of us who had seen Firefly, Whedon’s pulpy, ensemble-driven sci-fi western, and Serenity, the film continuation of the story, knew he had the chops to bring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the early cancell...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, America, Earth, Star Trek, Fox, Firefly, George Lucas, Joss-Whedon, Video Clips, Serenity, Whedon, Action/Adventure


Firefly 2018 Lineup

The people behind Delaware's Firefly Festival just announced the lineup for this year's festival, which goes down 6/14-17 at the Woodlands in Dover. And the big news is that Arctic Monkeys are among the headliners. The UK rock rulers haven't played a live show since a November 2014 gig in Brazil, so this … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Brazil, Firefly, Delaware


25 Last Minute T-Shirt Gifts Ideas

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to tell you that it’s almost Christmas. And if you’ve not finished (or started) your shopping yet, you’re friends and family are going to get whatever you end up finding at the one drug store that’s open Christmas Eve (though, I could use some Tums after eating Mexican last night). But don’t panic… your friends here at TeeHunter have you covered. Earlier this holiday season, we put out the TeeHunter 2017 Gift Guide. Maybe that helped with most of your g...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Heavy Metal, Breaking Bad, Review, Spider-Man, Tim Burton, Bela Lugosi, Christmas, Holiday, Star Trek, Gifts, Pokemon, Game Of Thrones, Wonder Woman, Firefly


Whedon Fans, Assemble!: 26 Tees From the ‘Verse

Whedonverse fans, unite!  Joss Whedon has to be one of the best-beloved screenwriters among geeks everywhere. Whedon has given us incredible shows, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Dollhouse. He’s written and directed Agents of SHIELD, as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron,  and even wrote the screenplays for beloved childhood stories like Toy Story, Atlantis: the Lost Empire, and Titan A.E..  With such soaring credentials as that, we couldn’t help but make a whole post completely dedica...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Entertainment, Agents Of Shield, View, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Avengers, Elle, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Toy Story, Age Of Ultron, Don, Blue Sun, Dollhouse


22 Tick T-Shirts to Spoooooooooooon Over

I was lucky enough to grow up outside of Boston. There was a tiny comic book store chain called New England Comics. They had a newsletter that had this little superhero character called The Tick as their mascot. That mascot turned into an independent comic book satire series. It was hilarious, and though back then it seemed like an eternity between issues, we had no idea that The Tick would live on for decades to come. COUPON -10% ...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, Gotham, Fox, Angel, Firefly, Batman, Patrick Warburton, Peter Serafinowicz, Joss Whedon, Spoon, Arthur, Manuel, Warburton, T-shirts, Dick Tracy


22 Tick Shirts to Spoooooooooooon Over

I was lucky enough to grow up outside of Boston. There was a tiny comic book store chain called New England Comics. They had a newsletter that had this little superhero character called The Tick as their mascot. That mascot turned into an independent comic book satire series. It was hilarious, and though back then it seemed like an eternity between issues, we had no idea that The Tick would live on for decades to come. COUPON -10% ...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, Gotham, Fox, Angel, Firefly, Batman, Patrick Warburton, Peter Serafinowicz, Joss Whedon, Spoon, Arthur, Manuel, Warburton, T-shirts, Dick Tracy


Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle

 If you were holding out for one of those super cute autonomous pods from Google’s early days of researching self-driving vehicles, I have bad news. The autonomous division of the company is now Waymo (that’s not the bad news), and it announced that it is retiring the little white vehicles, known as “Firefly” inside the company. That, for those of us who liked the… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Automotive, Firefly, Autonomous Car, Waymo, Pods


Dylan Brings (Some Of) The Hits To Firefly

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. You might've noticed headlines recently looking back at Monterey, calling it the moment rock festivals were born. There are too many festivals to keep track of today. Back then, they were oddities and monolithic, singular events. In hindsight, they became watershed, historical moments. More »
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Concert, Firefly, Monterey, Sounding Board, Dylan


Firefly Fest-goer Discovers Human Remains In The Woods

State police are investigating the discovery of skeletal human remains found in a wooded area near Firefly Music Festival, just outside Delaware’s capital city, Dover. More »
Tags: Music, News, Firefly, Delaware


Twenty One Pilots Hate On Coachella During Firefly Headline Set

Twenty One Pilots brought some serious haterade to their headlining set at Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware yesterday. As Billboard reports, the Columbus duo opened the show by projecting a video of a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through Coachella, and in case that wasn't clear enough for you, lead vocalist Tyler Joseph made sure … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Firefly, Coachella, Columbus, Twenty One Pilots, Dover Delaware, Tyler Joseph, Where's The Beef