On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Microsoft‘s Surface Go, AT&T wants HBO to be Netflix, Tesla brings cars to China, Elon Musk brings a sub to Thailand, government surveillance around the globe, robot stuntmen… and much, much more.
Deadpool has earned close to $200 million at the domestic box office in its first nine days of release, which is quite a feat for a scrappy R-rated Marvel Comics superhero action-comedy made on a production budget of $58 million. Most of the people who see it the first time can’t wait to see it again. This is more than a blockbuster; it’s a full-blown cultural phenomenon.
As further proof of this development, fans of the movie recently started a petition at Change.org to get star Ryan Reynolds to reprise his role as Deadpool for a gig hosting Saturday Night Live. As of this writing, the petition has gained over 70,000 signatures.
In response to this rallying call from his devoted fan base to introduce Marvel’s quippy Merc with a Mouth to the Not Ready for Prime Players, Reynolds released an audio speaking in character as Deadpool angrily ranting about SNL in the manner of the recently-leaked audio recording of Kanye West having an egocentric meltdown backstage at the show.
This week, the Feds want Apple to unlock your iPhones, Kanye is broke and calls on Mark ZuckerbergÂ to help, Dr. Dre TV comes to Apple, discrimination for female coders, and… Einstein was right all along! Â … All this and more on The Drill Down podcast.