Disney's Pixar Animation Studios has announced that its next feature film will be called Soul.The movie will hit theaters on June 19, 2020."One year from today, Pixar Animation Studios will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions," Pixar posted on Instagram Wednesday.The studio has also set up an Instagram account for Soul.The announcement comes just a couple weeks after Pixar released the first trailer for its upcoming film Onward, with the Disney-owned studio tweeting the official poster and the first teaser trailer late May.Toy Story 4 also released earlier this month in theaters, showing how far Pixar's animation has come in the last two decades.
It's now being used to combat invasive species, destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria and, controversially, edit the genes of human embryos.Science has already unraveled the DNA code of long-dead species such as the woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and Australia's iconic Tasmanian tiger -- and now, pioneering researchers are using CRISPR to remake modern-day descendants in the image of their ancient counterparts.Could we transform an Asian elephant into a woolly mammoth?Skin, muscle and fur survived the deep freeze.To date, attempts to coax frozen mammoth cells back to life have not progressed far, yet the hulking pachyderm has become somewhat of a poster child for de-extinction research.Church resembles a Renaissance painting of God: He's a larger-than-life personality with a long white beard and scruffy locks curling across his head in waves.
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(Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune)Send me tips or feedback at lmoses@businessinsider.com.This week, senior reporter Tanya Dua's been reporting from the annual advertising gathering in Cannes, France, where ad chiefs wrestle with how to get their messages out to consumers as people shut out ads, the tech giants clamp down on targeting, and privacy regulation gains steam.Here's a sampling of what they had to say:Procter & Gamble's Marc Pritchard said the packaged goods giant is increasing its focus on nontraditional advertising, tying up with personalities like John Legend and Arianna Huffington to sell everything from diapers to toothpaste.And while using celebrities and entertainment to sell products is nothing new, Pritchard said what P is doing is different because it's leaning hard into focusing on causes people care about.
Once the vilified poster child of fuel inefficiency, the Hummer brand could make an unexpected comeback with an unabashed focus on zero-emissions off-road prowess.The about-face risks alienating some die-hard Hummer fans, but it will lure new enthusiasts into the fold while ensuring parent company General Motors keeps up with a growing list of rivals in a burgeoning segment of the market.The idea of relaunching Hummer is gaining traction inside GM’s glass-walled Renaissance Center headquarters, Bloomberg learned from inside sources who asked to remain anonymous.GM axed Hummer in 2010 as it navigated bankruptcy, and as consumers were beginning to take fuel economy very seriously in the wake of skyrocketing gas prices.It’s too early to tell whether this relatively small SUV, which was previewed by the 2008 HX concept (pictured above), will once again appear on its product timeline if hummer comes back to life because the project remains at the embryonic stage.Bloomberg stressed that GM executives haven’t approved the plan to resurrect Hummer yet; it’s merely one of many options they’re evaluating.
Earlier this year, Samsung introduced its answer to Apple's insanely popular AirPods: The Samsung Galaxy Buds, wire-free earphones that can charge wirelessly.Better still, they can charge wirelessly by piggybacking on one of Samsung's new Galaxy S10 phones, which is pretty freakin' cool.Read CNET's Samsung Galaxy Buds review to learn more.At $130, the Galaxy Buds are also cheaper than AirPods -- and today they're even cheaper than that.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Verizon has the Samsung Galaxy Buds for $99.99 shipped.(That's the price you'll see after you add them to your cart and .
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At face value, this isn’t really a big announcement…more along the lines of “dog bites man.”For some time now, Microsoft has defined itself by being open and focusing on interoperability.And while Apple hasn’t exactly embraced competing systems like they did when Steve Jobs ran the company (after all, the Apple watch is simply a wearable iPhone), putting their stuff on Windows PCs isn’t new, either.It got me thinking about the evolution of the computer, a history in which we’ve largely focused on the hardware.Mainframes to PCs to client/server to smartphones…and, finally, to cloud.I mean, if you think about it, the behavior around smartphones (initially) and mainframes (initially) was highly proprietary and closed.
InfoWars founder, conspiracy theorist, and tainted supplement pitchman Alex Jones has settled with artist Matt Furie, creator of the unfathomably widespread Pepe the Frog meme, for $15,000 (£11,800) after InfoWars used the image on an obnoxious poster it sold during the 2016 elections, Vice reported on Monday.In the past few years, the Pepe character—originally designed as a chill, fun-loving bro who just liked to smoke weed and eat pizza with his animal pals—has become widely associated with online neo-Nazis and other far-right activists, largely because fans of both happen to share digital real estate on anonymous imageboards like 4chan and 8chan.In 2017, Furie successfully had an Islamophobic, alt-right children’s book using the Pepe character pulled from sale, and he’s sent other cease and desist notices to a number of other noxious racists including the operators of the Daily Stormer and Richard Spencer and his AltRight.com website.In 2018, Furie filed suit against InfoWars over the poster, which featured Pepe alongside prominent right-wing personalities including then-candidate Donald Trump and his confidante Roger Stone.According to Vice, Furie’s law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr sent cease and desist orders as well as a Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice to InfoWars.Jones was the first recipient to resist, apparently, claiming that his usage of Pepe fell under fair use and that Furie had somehow “abandoned his copyright on Pepe the Frog in media interviews.”
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In Frozen 2, Anna and Elsa will venture beyond their home of Arendelle and search for answers to the question: Why was Elsa born with magical powers?A new trailer for the film debuted Tuesday, and it shows Elsa (Idina Menzel) setting out on a dangerous journey with Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sven.Frozen 2 brings back the filmmakers and songwriters from the 2013 original film, including directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.The first film is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.Disney also released a new poster for the film on Monday.A teaser trailer for Frozen 2 released in February shows Elsa trying to run across waves using her ice powers before being taken under by the water.
US conspiracy site Infowars has agreed to pay $15,000 to the creator of Pepe the Frog, after using the image in merchandise sold during the 2016 election.The case was due to go to trial next month but the two parties reached an agreement on Monday.Vice was first to report the news.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a copyright infringement case brought by Matt Furie, the illustrator who created Pepe the Frog.Furie sued Infowars for using an image of Pepe in a poster it sold during the 2016 election.
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Infowars will pay the creator of Pepe the Frog $15,000 to settle a lawsuit over the use of the cartoon.The case dates back to last year, when the artist Matt Furie sued the website for selling a poster that included right-wing figures like Donald Trump and Infowars founder Alex Jones, as well as Pepe, which has been co-opted as a symbol of the alt-right.Furie accused the site of infringing on his copyright, and the case had been expected to go to trial soon.Both sides said the settlement represented a win.“Infowars had said it planned to ‘free Pepe once and for all,’ but it backed down rather than face trial and lose,” Furie’s pro bono counsel, Louis Tompros, said in a statement.Last month, a judge declined to toss the lawsuit, while also reportedly limiting the potential jury award to about $14,000.
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Once released, art belongs to the world.No one knows that better than Matt Furie.The Boys Club cartoonist has spent several years grappling with how the internet has coopted Pepe, turning his fun-loving stoner frog into one of the most prominent symbols of the alt-right.Furie has launched campaigns, including a Kickstarter, aimed at taking back Pepe the Frog.Things finally came to a head when Alex Jones’ Infowars site began selling a poster using the amphibian’s likeness in 2017 and 2018.The case has become an important landmark in the fight for intellectual property online.
Big data remains a big deal, but that fact is somewhat obscured by the recent stumbling of its former poster children: Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR.Once the darlings of data, able to raise gargantuan piles of cash—Intel pumped $766 million into Cloudera in just one investment round!—the heavyweights have been forced to skinny down, whether by merging (Cloudera and Hortonworks) or cutting heads (MapR).Meanwhile, other open source big data vendors like Elastic and MongoDB are soaring.There is, of course, a variety of reasons, among them the fact that the erstwhile Hadoop vendors bet big on the wrong audience, namely architects bound to the data center, while the market shifted to developers seeking freedom in the cloud.[ Discover the Bossie Award winners: 2018’s best open source software for enterprise for software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and data storage and analytics. ]MapR is the latest casualty of the vendors that grew fat on Hadoop’s riches.
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Martin's video game collaboration with From Software looks to have been leaked late Friday.Reported by CNET sister site GameSpot Friday, the Game of Thrones author's game will be called Elden Ring.The leaks came ahead of E3, the world's biggest video game show, next week.Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, tweeted the poster for Elden Ring Friday.Ahmad said the game will see a "new world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R.Martin", and will come to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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Update, June 7, 2019 (11:10 AM ET): Despite the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 not even being fully launched yet, we already have a pre-order link from Ali Express.The device won’t ship for another 25 days so don’t think you’re going to get it any time soon.However, the listing does give us a pretty clear look at the specs and price of the new fitness tracker.The listing says the Mi Band 4 has a 0.78-inch color display with a 240 x 120 resolution.The battery will peak at 135mAh and the device comes with Bluetooth 5.0.The more expensive version will also feature NFC — but that version isn’t available for pre-order yet.
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The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is set to be unveiled next week at an event in China, and the Founder of the company has just shared a teaser image of what we can expect to see.It's the first time we've officially been able to see the full band in marketing materials so far, and this gives us a clear glimpse at a variety of colors of the band.It confirms the tracker will be available in orange, blue, burgundy, black and beige.There may be more colors to follow at the actual launch too.The image also gives further evidence that the tracker comes with a full color display rather than the black and white screen that we've seen on previous iterations of the companies trackers.In the post accompanying the image, Lei Jun confirmed the screen is almost 40% bigger than the ones on previous trackers from the company.
It seems Diana Prince is going to war next summer when Wonder Woman 1984 hits cinemas.A new poster debuted by director Patty Jenkins shows the DC superhero in a gleaming set of armour seemingly inspired by a famous comic book run.Here’s the tweet from Jenkins, which also comes with the news that Warner Brothers is not going to have a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year.By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year.We’re so sad to miss you there!And waiting until Dec. to start our official WW84 campaign in full-- But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA6
A bulleted list of stacked lines.Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is the most popular professional gamer in the world, with more than 22 million YouTube subscribers and 14 million followers on Twitch, Amazon's streaming platform.He reportedly earns as much as $500,000 per month playing "Fortnite" and other games.While "Fortnite" continues to dominate the gaming world, Ninja told the Los Angeles Times he wants to be known for more than just "Fortnite."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.In the past year the 27-year-old's list of accomplishments include being named to Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, gracing the cover of ESPN the magazine, an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and a cameo in a Super Bowl halftime commercial.
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Tech giants are facing threats of regulation on many fronts, but in the months ahead, California is poised to become ground zero.An Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat the voice command was added to show Amazon’s commitment to privacy.Just hours before the new voice command was announced, the California State Assembly passed the Anti-Eavesdropping Act.AB 1395 requires the makers of ambient listening devices like smart speakers to receive consent from users before recording their voices.Privacy has become a selling pointRecent actions by tech giants appear to be an attempt to prove they can regulate themselves, as well as a way to shield against regulatory action to come.
The first images from Pixar Animation Studios' upcoming film Onward have landed, with the Disney-owned studio tweeting the official poster and the first teaser trailer late Thursday.The teaser sets up the film's urban-fantasy world, where pegasus must fight for air space with planes, and unicorns are the equivalent of racoons.Our protagonists are two teenage elf brothers who head on a road trip to run a "really fast and strange errand" aka a quest.Onward writer and director Dan Scanlon said the movie sees two elf brothers "go out on an adventure to see if there's a little magic left in that world," according to People."Tom Holland is perfect for our character of Ian, the younger brother," Scanlon told People."We were looking for someone who could have this shy quality and someone who is good at being a little awkward.
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The first images from Pixar Animation Studios' upcoming film Onward have landed, with the Disney-owned studio tweeting the official poster late Thursday.Pixar also tweeted that the first trailer will be dropped during Thursday night's NBA Finals.The film will hit screens in Mar.Onward writer and director Dan Scanlon said the movie sees two elf brothers "go out on an adventure to see if there's a little magic left in that world," according to People."Tom Holland is perfect for our character of Ian, the younger brother," Scanlon told People."We were looking for someone who could have this shy quality and someone who is good at being a little awkward.
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