New attempt tomorrow

SpaceX aborted the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket today due to problems with an Air Force radar tracker. The mission is designed to carry NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, a space weather satellite, to space. It is also SpaceX’s second attempt to land its rocket back on Earth, which would be a major step in creating reusable rockets to bring down the cost of spaceflight.

Cue the Ocarina

Netflix is working on a live action TV show based on the popular Nintendo video game Legend of Zelda, according to a Wall Street Journal report that quotes an unnamed source pitching the show as Game of Thrones for a family audience. I suspect that means no red weddings, but lots is still up in the air: Netflix is still looking for a writer for the show, and the Journal cations that Netflix or Nintendo may kill the project altogether before it ever reaches our TVs.

Be my Valentine, Chromecast

chromecast goodiesGoogle hasn’t officially announced it, but if you own a Chromecast and check this offers page, there’s a good chance you’ll see a $6 Google Play Store credit available. I did just that and got the $6 added to my account to “enjoy a Valentine’s Day rental,” although it can be used for any media or app purchase in the Play Store. I’d also recommend bookmarking the Chromecast offers page and checking it from time to time. Between this and other offers Google has provided previously, they’ve paid for my Chromecast at least two times over.

Did Apple make a call?

On Twitter’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Dick Costolo said its nearly flat user growth in the fourth quarter was partially the result of an iOS 8 bug. He didn’t explain it very well confusing analysts and journalists alike. On Friday, Twitter backtracked on that explanation. It tweeted, “To clarify from yesterday’s call: there was no bug or issue with iOS 8. It is an issue on Twitter’s side as users upgraded.” For a deeper explanation on what might have happened, read this.

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