A sequel series to classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon ‘The Flintstones’ is officially in development at Fox and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation; with Elizabeth Banks attached to star and executive produce. The new animated series titled ‘Bedrock’ is set 20 years after the events of the original series. Banks will voice an adult Pebbles Flintstone in addition to executive producing. In the show, Fred Flintstone is on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles is embarking on her own career. As the Stone Age gives way to a shiny and enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm’s club.
So we have been hearing rumours of an Apple ‘ ‘ project for some time now. Recently, Samsung also weighed in, stating they had a ‘smart’ watch in development. Rumours have now been reported that Google will also be developing a product in this vein.
This may well prove just to be another urban myth however with the launch of Google Glass it seems ‘wearable’ tech is an emerging area; whether it’s something consumers actually want or not. Will Apple and others be able to convince people they need a watch if they don’t currently wear one? Many people use their phones as time-keepers.
There are already some ‘smart’ watches available that will work with some functions of iOS devices (i.e. notifications) such as the Pebble; which was initially produced using a Kickstarter campaign and also supports Android.