The Drill Down 331: A Call of Fire
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This week, Amazon unveils the 3D interface Fire Phone and launches Prime Music, Google wants to go to space and keep you healthy, Tesla gives its patents away, and drones that follow your every move…. all this and more and The Drill Down!

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The Drill Down 320: Fire on the Amazon*
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This week, Amazon launches the Fire set-top box, OKCupid takes a political stance and blocks Firefox, news from Microsoft‘s Build conference, DVD/CD ripping is finally legal in the UK, April Fools on the web, and much more…

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Criminal Charges Threatened On College Professor For ‘Firefly’ Poster
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A University of Wisconsin–Stout theater professor, James Miller,has come under fire after putting up a poster for the Joss Whedon sci–fi western cult classic, Firefly, on his office door.

The poster (seen here) included one of Captain Malcolm Reynolds’ (Nathan Fillion) many classic quotes: “You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake. You’ll be facing me. And you’ll be armed.” But apparently there’s a lot of very stupid people involved with monitoring the happenings of The University of Wisconsin–Stout, because campus police saw the poster, blindly only saw the words “kill you,” and removed it because clearly some kid was going to wander by, see it, and kill someone.

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Zac Efron Set To Heat Up Brian Michael Bendis’ ‘Fire’

Brian Michael Bendis is on “fire.”

He’s currently anchoring the Marvel universe, writing everything from big events like Secret Invasion and Siege to ongoing goodness like Ultimate Spider-Man and EVERY Avengers book known to man. He’s got a TV adaptation of Powers in the works at FX and he’s also working with Universal on a Jinx movie.

Bendis is again set to work with Universal on the film version of Fire, his 2001 graphic novel from Image. My favorite heartthrob Zac Efron is set to star and executive produce the film with his manager, Jason Barrett. Bendis is also on board to write the adaptation.

The product description from the Fire graphic novel reads…

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