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The name's McAvoy -- James McAvoy.The actor turns his hand to retro espionage action in new movie "Atomic Blonde", playing the spy who loved Charlize Theron.We caught up with McAvoy to find out what it was like shooting the film's frenetic action and finding out how a real-life injury fed into his character.The Scottish actor is known for playing the cultured, intellectual Professor X in the "X-Men" movies.His character in "Atomic Blonde", Cold War-era spy David Percival, is a stark contrast: McAvoy calls him "A weird, feral dude" who's been caught up in the chaos of 1980s Berlin for so long that he's "rushing towards the gates of hell".Based on comic "The Coldest City" by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, the film is directed by David Leitch, one of the guys behind the insane action of "John Wick".
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At Marvel Studio’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday, director Taika Waititi answered a question about his upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok with a new spin on an old platitude.While Waititi sat in Hall H talking about rectangles, people waited for upwards of three and a half hours to break out of that rectangle, to put on a headset for five minutes and freak out while Stranger Things' Demogorgon stalked them through a house.Just about every genre show and movie creates some sort of companion VR piece for ancillary marketing purposes; Game of Thrones begat Interstellar, which begat Sleepy Hollow, which begat begeverything else.This is just proof that the appetite for Doing Cool Stuff in Headsets continues to grow, right?It also can land just about anywhere on the quality continuum, from inducing legitimate presence—the phenomenon that occurs when everything comes together to trick your brain and body into reacting as though you’re truly in that virtual space, truly there—to being straight-up uncomfortable.At Comic-Con, up to 24 people at a time sat in movie-theater seats and donned Gear VR mobile headsets, then hung on for a five-minute flying-car chase in pursuit of a rogue replicant, during which the seats pitched and rolled in time with the VR action.
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Pint-sized pilot Captain Olimar has crashed his spaceship the SS Dolphin II yet again, finding himself on another world populated by the mysterious plant-like Pikmin creatures.Essentially, this is the familiar set up for every Pikmin game to date, from Shigeru Miyamoto's original 2001 pet project on the GameCube to the long-delayed Pikmin 3 on the Wii U (albeit Olimar's absence as the main playable character there).To really complete stages, you'll need to rely on the abilities of the five Pikmin types you'll encounter.Reds are immune to fire, yellows can be thrown farther and are unfazed by electricity, blues can swim, Rock Pikmin are super-durable and can smash tough barriers, while fairy-like Winged Pikmin can fly and carry Olimar, allowing for controlled descents to reach trickier locations.There's very little in the way of trial and error, with the solution to any obstacle almost immediately apparent.Disappointingly, the five Pikmin varieties on offer are also the exact same types found in 2014's Pikmin 3, which makes Hey!
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There’s a moment near the end of Twin Peaks, Part 11, where Dale Cooper/Dougie Jones takes a bite of cherry pie and mutters “Damn good,” echoing not just his dining companion, but himself 25 years earlier.Cooper’s time as an amnesiac, living the life of Dougie Jones, has been one of the more contentious aspects of the new series, and every week brings new hope that Cooper will snap out of it, a sip of coffee or a bite of pie conjuring up old memories.At this point, more than halfway through The Return’s run, it seems less and less likely that Cooper will make a return in any traditional sense.The “Damn good” pie moment exemplifies just how different this show is from other recent television revivals, which are one of the dominant trends in recent years.Shows like The X-Files, Gilmore Girls, and 24 have all returned after years off the air, and those revivals have tended to give the people what they want, which is to say familiar characters, winks, and nods to iconic scenes; they celebrate nostalgia.The Return has made a point of withholding such moments, or else providing them in a context that saps them of their potential for nostalgia.
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In short, expected to Samsung, in cooperation with the u.s. operator AT introducing a more robust variant of the flaggskeppstelefonen Galaxy S8 referred to as S8 Active.In Sweden, the Samsung has not released a phone out of the Active series since the Galaxy S5 while the manufacturer continued with the series, particularly in the united states.S8 Active has in comparison with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ a flat panel in front of an arched such and major sorgkanter, which is probably due to your phone to be more shock - and scratch-resistant.the Galaxy S8 Active is expected to have a 4000 mAh large battery, Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and Android Nougat 7.0 from the start.Because either the Galaxy S6 or S7 Active presented in the Nordic region, we do not expect to S8 Active launched in Sweden.If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide.
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Telegram, popular for its encrypted messaging service (and adorable emojis!), just upped its privacy game for users.The app now lets you send your friends "self-destructing" photos and videos that disappear after a few seconds, the company said in a blog post yesterday.How long it takes for the media to go away depends on how long you set the timer for.If this update sounds all too familiar, that's because it's similar to Snapchat's ephemeral pictures and video.Snapchat isn't unfamiliar to having its features cloned by other apps, however.
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the Euro zone purchasing managers index fell to 55.8 points in July, according to preliminary data.in June, the index was 56.3 points.Economists expected a more moderate decline, and the forecast was 56.2 points.the Service sector purchasing managers index remained, as expected, the level of 55.4 points.Industry ostopäällikköineksi, in turn, declined to 56.8 points in June to 57.4 points.European central bank president Mario Draghi said last week that the eurozone economy is not yet so strong that it would take monetary stimulus reduction.
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Do you think the creators of Pokemon Go should have to fill out a 10-page application for an event permit, each time you want to play the augmented-reality game in a public park?Neither does a Wisconsin district judge -- who just pressed pause on a local ordinance that singled out such augmented reality games for particularly tough treatment.In a court order Thursday, US district judge J.P. Stadtmueller ruled that augmented reality games count as free speech, and thus that any ordinance would need to be narrowly tailored to solve the problem (The parks were allegedly trampled by Pokemon Go players, leading to thousands of dollars in damage) without unreasonably harming companies or citizens.Permits required for location-based augmented reality games.Virtual and location-based augmented reality games are not permitted in Milwaukee County parks except in those areas designated with a permit for such use by the director of the department of parks, recreation, and culture (DPRC).Permits shall be required before any company may introduce a location-based augmented reality game into the parks, effective January 1, 2017.
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Apple has released the first update of the Clips, an app that helps you create videos you can share on social media.this is the news we are treated to in version 1.1:Customize the videos with the animated Disney-graphics with Mickey, Minnie and others.Add the Pixar graphics with the characters from Toy Story Inside and Out in videos.Choose from dozens of new customizable textbaner, overlays, and posters.Ändringsknapp for livetextning makes it faster and easier to change livetextning.
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Samsung itself has proudly announced that it will be holding an Unpacked event on 23rd August.And while it doesn’t mention it by name, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see Samsung’s not so subtle hints at a Galaxy Note 8 device.What Samsung hasn’t revealed, naturally, is how the “bigger” phablet will look.Thankfully, case maker Ghostek isn’t so shy about showing that off, revealing was looks to be simply a bigger Galaxy S8+.There have been some leaks, speculations, and perhaps wishful thinking that the Galaxy Note 8 would have squared off corners.That is in contrast to the smooth curves of the current Samsung flagships.
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When AlphaBay was shut down, criminals using the darknet site to buy or sell guns, drugs and malware flocked to a rival site, Hansa Market.That turns out to have been a bad move.Authorities from seven countries and Europol took control of Hansa Market on 20 June, leaving it online as a trap to catch AlphaBay's vendors and their customers after that site was knocked offline on 4 July.Rob Wainwright, Europol director, said Dutch authorities left Hansa up for a few weeks to "sweep up" all the new users that switched to the site after AlphaBay was knocked offline.We recorded an eight times increase in the number of users on Hansa immediately following the takedown of AlphaBay," he said at a press conference, adding that usernames and passwords of buyers and sellers were collected for further investigation.Police from the US and the Netherlands said multiple arrests have been made and servers seized.
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Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact.The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on its network, including how many abuse reports have been filed, or the number of actions it’s taken, for example, noting instead across the board percentage increases on things like account suspensions, implementations to limit abusers’ account functionality, and the further results of those actions.The report comes only days after a damning article from BuzzFeed painted a picture of a social network still afflicted by a systemic abuse problem, in which it described Twitter’s anti-harassment controls as a “largely cosmetic solution” and its algorithmic moderation systems as not as effective “as the company would like to think.”The truth is that BuzzFeed and Twitter are both right.Twitter has implemented a number of anti-abuse controls that didn’t exist in the past, which are having some impact on Twitter’s abuse and remediation metrics.BuzzFeed’s analysis of the situation – which also highlights several personal stories from abuse victims – speaks to a network where Twitter is still slow to respond to abuse reports, then often returns with improper dismissals of users’ harassment claims.
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Here’s how the strange saga of Jared Kushner’s security-clearance application, which he has amended several times since January, unfolded, according to a person close to Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser.But the most astonishing omission was that Kushner left off any reference to contacts he had with representatives of foreign governments.“The most important thing that a security clearance is aiming to determine is whether you are blackmailable by a foreign power,” a former senior Obama White House official told me.“The reason why it’s important for you to include that information is that if you don’t, then you’re blackmailable because someone could say, ‘Well, I know this guy used to do X and Y and Z.’ ” The former official said the process involves long interviews with F.B.I.agents, who ask questions like, “ ‘When you travelled, did you ever have a sexual relationship with a woman in another country?’ The reason they’re asking you that question is not because you’re not allowed to have sex with a foreigner but it’s that, is there a possible honey trap?The tone of the process is determining your truthfulness and then the risk of dishonesty being exploited to leverage you.”
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DNA comparable operating profit for the second quarter increased to 30.5 million, while a year earlier operating profit was eur 22.3 million.Factset-according to the database, analysts were expecting about 27 million operating profit.DNA comparable ebitda rose almost 16 percent from a year ago to 67.6 million.earnings per Share that was slightly better than expected, eur 0.17.Analysts expected an average of 0.15 euros the result per share.in the comparative period, earnings per share were only € 0.12.
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This past week we’ve had some time with the HTC U11’s newest feature boost: HTC Alexa onboard.The HTC U11 was already one of HTC’s best made phones of the year – perhaps in several years.It has a top-tier display, runs a processor as powerful as the best in the market, and it comes in several lovely colors.The one we’ve got here is Solar Red, alternating in tones between Tony Stark’s top choices in Iron Man paint: hot rod red and shiny gold.Have a peek at our HTC U11 Review to see what Chris Davies suggested was a device where “You won’t buy this, but you should.”What’s the difference with this app?
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Puoli vuotta Yhdysvaltoja johtanut Donald Trump on epäsuosituin presidentti 70 vuotta kestäneen mittausperinteen aikana, kertoo ABC News.Uutiskanavan ja Washington Post -lehden yhteisgallupissa selviää, että Trumpia toimia presidenttinä tukee puolen vuoden vallassaolon jälkeen vain 36 prosenttia amerikkalaisista.Aiemmin tätä heikompi menestys on ollut ainoastaan Gerald Fordilla, joka nousi presidentiksi varapresidentin paikalta vuonna 1poli974 Richard Nixonin Watergate-skandaalin myötä.Myös Trumpin pojan, Donald Trump nuoremman, ympärillä vellova kohu tapaamisesta venäläisten kanssa on saattanut vaikuttaa tulokseen.Samassa kyselyssä 63 prosenttia yhdysvaltalaisista katsoo, että tapaaminen oli sopimaton.
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Ad tech firm Sonobi, for instance, recently announced a PBM consortium of more than a hundred major publishers, representing over 150 million users.Last year, Time Inc. bought Myspace-owning Viant.The combined company claimed it had access to more than 1.2 billion identified and registered users, with over 200 million in the US alone.LiveRamp, ONE by AOL/Verizon and Publishers Clearing House are among other PBM data platforms that say they can each reach hundreds of millions of users.To paraphrase the late Sen. Everett Dirksen, a few hundred million here, a few hundred million there, and pretty soon you’re talking about a lot of people.While talk about PBM is rising, third-party cookies — the linchpin for ad targeting on computers based on demographics or digital behavior — are steadily losing ground because of counter-actions by Apple, Google and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation.
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When it comes to commercial space travel, the biggest names in the game right now are Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, but a not-so-new contender is hoping to change that in short order.The company, called Moon Express, was founded as a candidate for Google’s Lunar X Prize, and while that competition is still ongoing, the future of Moon Express seems to be bright regardless of whether or not it walks away with top honors.The startup, based out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, is poised to launch its MX-1E lander by the end of 2017 — which is a criteria that must be met by all of the remaining Lunar X Prize competitors — but it’s already setting its sights a future beyond the contest.Moon Express has designed two vehicles thus far: the smaller MX-1E and a larger version called MX-2.The first hurdle is getting its MX-1E lander safely to the moon, but the real star of the company’s lineup is the MX-2, which it says will be capable of not only venturing all the way to the dark side of the moon, but even much longer journeys such as the moons orbiting Mars.The ultimate goal is to achieve similar results as to what NASA has been capable of with its landers, but at much lower cost.
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When Ben Affleck stepped back from directing The Batman, we knew changes were coming.Turns out those changes are total.In a new interview, director Matt Reeves confirmed what many had long suspected.He won’t be using the original script Affleck was working on with DC’s Geoff Johns.“No [we won’t be using that], it’s a new story,” Reeves said on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.I think it’s going to be really cool.”
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That’s a problem for ad buyers looking for new sources of video ad inventory.While bots and domain spoofing remain a threat to programmatic, there’s another type of fraud scheme eating up video ad dollars.Middlemen — typically ad networks and unscrupulous publishers they work with — are making money by arbitraging the difference between display and video CPMs.The reason: there’s more money in video, and fraudsters go where the money is.Although this type of video fraud has existed for years, it has become acutely irritating for advertisers as the demand for video continues to soar.What makes the ads fraudulent is that they’re much smaller than what the advertiser thinks it paid for, and they don’t appear against the type of video content the advertiser anticipates.
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