Which was obviously $25,000 well sacrificed, considering what Star Wars would go on to achieve.This caused problems for Revenge of the Sith, which was to feature a CGI post-death Cushing – the artists struggled to find full body, full costume shots of Cushing to work from, and a heavily made-up lookalike was used instead.Steven Spielberg makes million from the Star Wars franchise, despite not being a part of productionSteven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas, saying he d trade 2.5-percent of Star Wars for 2.5-percent of Close Encounters Lucas believing that Close Encounters would be the biggest film of all time .Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkeyNot JUST a monkey, a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.
Which was obviously $25,000 well sacrificed, considering what Star Wars would go on to achieve.This caused problems for Revenge of the Sith, which was to feature a CGI post-death Cushing – the artists struggled to find full body, full costume shots of Cushing to work from, and a heavily made-up lookalike was used instead.Steven Spielberg makes million from the Star Wars franchise, despite not being a part of productionSteven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas, saying he d trade 2.5-percent of Star Wars for 2.5-percent of Close Encounters Lucas believing that Close Encounters would be the biggest film of all time .Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkeyNot JUST a monkey, a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.
p Wildlife may now be thriving in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, but it's not always been so scenic.After the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster, the area was completely deserted, leaving buildings empty and in disrepair.Now, a VR tour allows you to experience the before and after of the disaster.The Chernobyl VR Project, developed by Polish games company The Farm 51, is the "first ever virtual tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat intended for VR devices".The project was filmed using high-resolution stereoscopic cameras and includes shots from inside houses, amusement parks and offices.The Farm 51 team say the project is intended to "tell the story" of the victims of the disaster.
May has been a big month for personal robotics.So keep tabs on your parents and grandparents: they could be cyborgs one day.The suit works a little like an image stabilizer in a camera.There are some actuators in the belt that detect shaky movements.The team even received $2.9 million in funding from DARPA, the US government's futuristic technology arm, to develop the suit so that soldiers on the field would suffer less from muscle cramps.The researchers hope eventually the suit will mimic natural skin to the point where you can pretty much slip it on before you put actual clothes on.In the video above, though, you'll see that the robotic suit is more in the middle of the road between being the clunky power-walking suits Hyundai made and actual clothes.In the past few years, engineers have been making strides toward building robotic walking suits that would give paralyzed patients the ability to move again.This obsession with restoring limb function has led to things like mind-controlled arms and printable hands, among many other life-changing advances in prosthetics.Soon enough, these people won't have to worry about looking like robots — it'll just be like putting on a second skin.Read the original article on Tech Insider.More from Tech Insider:Take a tour of London's new super-sleek train systemGoogle just released a new messaging app that lets you do much more than send messages GOOG There's a secret Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Airbnb in NYC you can rent for freeGoogle just announced its Amazon Echo competitorA war is brewing between brands and the social media 'influencers' they payNOW WATCH: A hair scientist debunks the biggest myth about shavingLoading video...
Expedia Inc. s chief executive officer is expecting more company in the world of online travel booking, predicting Facebook Inc. will follow Google into the business.Facebook is already working on e-commerce, letting users save their payment information on the social media giant s site and purchase products they see advertised there directly through buy buttons.Google now lets users book trips and lodging directly through its search engine, a feature the U.S. Justice Department cited when it approved Expedia s takeover of Orbitz last year, saying Google was increasing competition.The development would bring both risks and opportunities for Expedia and rivals, Khosrowshahi said.For years, hotel companies have tried to find ways to drive more sales through their own websites so they can avoid the premiums paid to the likes of Priceline and Expedia when customers book lodgings and trips through them.If Facebook pushes into travel booking it will most likely follow Google s lead, building a tool that lets hotel chains and online travel agents show up in search results on the social network, Dan Wasiolek, an analyst with Morningstar Inc., said in an interview.This new targeted advertising platform in theory is supposed to offer a better way to target travelers when they re planning a trip and when they re in the destination, Henry Harteveldt, founder of the travel industry research firm Atmosphere Research Group, said in an interview.Travel companies including Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Air France-KLM are using Facebook s Messenger application to talk to customers.So is Expedia, said John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia U.S. That s another area that Facebook could expand its presence in, Harteveldt said, either by getting more companies to do business on Messenger or building its own booking tool in the app.Expedia, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, went on a $6 billion acquisition spree in 2015 by buying Orbitz and vacation rental company HomeAway.Startups like GetYourGuide GmbH, Vayable Inc. and Peek Travel Inc. have raised venture capital for their own tour-booking websites and applications.
Member of the Board Sari Haajanen-Ärrälä, as well as Chairman of the Board and owner of Tuire Krogerus got mixed with the root of the carcase shall also have received an honorable representatives, Chairman of the Board Ari math and CEO Arto Ranta-Aho. Photo: Annina MANNILA The importance of board work, rose to a topic of discussion in Tampere on Tuesday, Kauppalehti Growers 2016 tour. The event was also distributed to the Golden Gavel Award. We are special in the sense of a family business that we are not afraid to ask for help from the outside, Chairman of the Board of Directors and owner of Dimexin Tuire Krogerus says the company's board work. We all know what is being done. providing IT services, unseen Technologies, founded last year, CEO Esa Alanen came Growers, the opportunity to network.
MusicianThe Canadian crooner has followed the path of countrymen Justin Bieber and Drake, parlaying a rabid online fan base into a major label record deal—and a spot on our list.Fellow 30 Under 30 2016 honoree Andrew Gertler, founder of management company AG Artists, recognized his talent, became his manager and got him a deal with Island Records.1 on the charts in the U.S., Canada and Norway thanks in part to hit single Stitches.He spent the summer opening for Taylor Swift in preparation of a headlining tour of his own.Seriously, I m 17 … the way I keep myself sane is by thinking of it as fun.Photo:
However, many have slammed the target as lacking ambition in providing Blighty with a globally competitive digital infrastructure.Speaking a breakfast briefing at the Salesforce World Tour event in London, Vaizey said the target was already twice as high as the universal service obligation for the rest of Europe."We will keep under review, we do not want to leave people on 10Mbps in 10 years' time when they might need 100Mbps," he said.He also said plans to overhaul the electronic communications code to give mobile networks new rights to access land and deploy mobile phone masts represented an "exciting" opportunity to build infrastructure.It is hoped that such a move will remove some of the planning objections which have previously slowed 4G rollout, such as the government's embarrassing mobile infrastructure project which fell substantially short of its target to bring mobile coverage to 60,000 homes in "not spots" by erecting masts.On the subject of the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, the minister said: "Clearly we have had this debate in terms of encryption and security for a while.
Kojima's first post-Konami game will use a third-party engine, he has revealed, but we don't yet know which one.After he "left" Konami, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima went on a world tour visiting studios like Crytek, Guerrilla and Media Molecule.Snake on a planeKoj said he believes it's better to make games using internal tech, but doing so would mean his first title - a PS4 exclusive - would take a lot longer to surface."Because I want to release it to the people who are waiting for it, for that title we are going to use a third-party engine," said Kojima."The reason I am travelling the world is that I am looking for such technology to use"Kojima also revealed that the first game will be bigger than he first envisioned, following conversations on his travels."At the beginning I was thinking to make a small title, but after that I met friends worldwide and acquaintances, and they said no, everybody's expecting you to make a big title, just a change of direction.
50 Cent, the rapper who most recently made headlines for going into massive debt and having to file for bankruptcy, has quite a way with humor.In light of news that MTV s Cribs will be revived via Snapchat, the rapper teamed up with a travel site to parody both the show and his financial struggles.And that, ladies and gents, is how we get to 50 Cent giving you a tour of Hostelworld.No vertical videos, Snapchat-style here though.If you ever watched Cribs when it was on the air, the nostalgia is there – except for the irony that some of the stuff shown on 50 Cent s real episode of Cribs were allegedly never really his.Gotta at least give him credit for being able to make fun of himself, though.
Analysis: The good news keeps rolling in for Salesforce as profits rise.Well, technology is the backbone of everything, but for a conference keynote it was enjoyably lacking in product pitching, at least not in the typically manner.The show was all about enablement and helping others to reach their customers better, which is why the company took a long time focusing on customer stories - this took up about 80% of the hour and a half presentation.Polly Sumner, chief adoption officer, Salesforce, took control of proceedings and set the tone early on by saying: "The tech isn't important, what's important are the people connecting to it."Yes there were remarks about how the Salesforce tech has enabled businesses to better serve customers, and there were the obligatory live demos role-playing buying an Aston Martin and having a high-fiving robot were good ideas but it simply didn't have the same feel as an EMC talking about its new appliances for two hours.By using its technology, STEMettes has been able to more closely help young girls to build a foundation to break into the science, technology, engineering and maths.
He followed this with a series of business meetings with Indian corporate heads, such as Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, ICICI bank managing director Chanda Kochhar, Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.After announcing the opening of an app development and design centre in India, he also met four Indian app developers.Cook also headed to the city's iconic Mehoob film studio, meeting director Mukesh Bhatt for a guided tour of the sets of his upcoming horror film.Bhatt revealed that Cook did not want to "skip Bollywood on his first visit to India"."He seemed keen to see how Apple could partner with the industry — after all, movies don't have to be made by just big film producers these days, it can be shot on an iPhone," he said, adding that Cook seemed especially interested in the studio's history.He ended the day by hanging out with a bunch of Bollywood actors at Khan's party.
The truth, it turns out, is much weirder than that: Members of Rage Against the Machine have teamed up with musicians from classic hip-hop groups Cypress Hill and Public Enemy to form a supergroup called Prophets Of Rage, according to Rolling Stone.The cryptic web announcement appeared alongside a series of posters around Los Angeles, which read, Clear the way for Prophets of Rage.Summer 2016.Rage Against the Machine haven t released a new album since 2000, and have repeatedly hinted at new material since their last live performance together in 2011, but have yet to release anything.The band also has a show booked at L.A. s Whiskey a Go Go, and are reportedly considering a summer tour.Whether or not the outfit will release recorded material remains to be seen, but given the fact that such high-profile musicians are in the mix, it seems likely that labels will be interested in courting the musicians — if they don t already have some kind of secret deal somewhere.
MUMBAI Reuters – When Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend as part of an Asian tour aimed at boosting sales, he will sit down with a man whose penchant for a selfie – often using his gold iPhone – can get him into trouble.Modi breached electoral rules when he photographed himself holding his party s symbol of a lotus flower immediately after casting his vote in the 2014 general election, one of the many selfies he regularly takes with his Apple phone.Cook meets the 65-year old prime minister in New Delhi on Saturday, and will be hoping Modi s enthusiasm for phones can help Apple as it tries to bolster sales in India.While smartphone usage is surging as the middle class swells, most Indians still can t afford Apple s iPhones and the company has only about 2 percent market share in a country where 100 million phones were sold last year.Apart from snapping the usual selfie, Modi is likely to tell Cook that if Apple wants to sell more phones in India, it should make them there, and help the prime minister realize his ambition of turning the country into a manufacturing powerhouse.Cook will also have to remember not to come between Modi and his love of the limelight: on a trip to Silicon Valley in September Modi appeared to shove Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg aside so that the cameras could capture him fully.Cook and Modi s meeting will cap an unusually long trip to India that has seen the Apple boss pray at an elephant-god temple in Mumbai, watch cricket and dine with Bollywood stars.Editing by Tommy Wilkes and Mark Potter
Ed Vaizey MP tells Salesforce audience about digital growth as SAAS giant expands capital investments in UK techEd Vaizey, MP, minister for digital economy told the Salesforce World Tour event in London that the UK tech sector is best off in Europe and that the free flow of information around a digital single market of 500 million people would spur economic growth for the sector.Safe Harbour and the investigatory powers bill were important topics for debate with Mr Vaizey saying the discussion with the tech industry should not be characterized as a binary debate where one is either in favour of encryption or in favour of security - 'you are not either pro encryption or pro surveillance.'At its event Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group said it had invested in 10 companies inside EMEA."It's an incredible time for us to be working with some of the U.K.'s best-loved brands, as well as many of its innovative startup companies -- helping to drive the digital transformation that will propel the U.K. economy forward."Events such as the Salesforce World Tour London serve to underline this and throw light on the vibrant technology ecosystem we have in this country."Read a full exclusive interview with Ed Vaizey on the prospects for the UK Digital Economy
Google's Project Tango could turn out to be the biggest thing to happen to smartphone technology in years.There's also potential for helping those whose eyesight may be fading.In many ways, then, it's closer to Microsoft's HoloLens in its focus on enhancing reality rather than creating a whole new virtual one.Aimed at helping you part with your cash more efficiently, they're still in their infancy but give a glimpse into the shop of the future.Among them are Car Visualiser, which lets you take a virtual tour of a car by moving the device, MeasureIt which lets you measure objects just by pointing the phone at them, and 3D puzzle game WeR Cubed.This included ultra-precise indoor navigation in use, complete with a waypoint overlay on the phone's display, which looks a bit like a modern first person shooter game, except those little digital breadcrumbs lead to a delicious meal or an important appointment rather than a virtual bloodbath.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a tour of India this week, and on Thursday, he managed to find enough time to watch a cricket match in Uttar Pradesh.While at the game, a sportscaster asked Cook about his impression of the sport and his experience in India.Sportscaster Alan Wilkins asked: "We have a lot of young viewers... if you had three key points for personal success from the chief executive officer from Apple, what would you say to our young viewers?"Cook replied: "Do what you love, and put your whole heart into it, and then just have fun.One way for Apple to solve that is to have its CEO, who is in the country to open a few new app development centers and meet with Prime Minister Narenda Modi, do a somewhat-charming, relatively-awkward sideline interview during a big match.NOW WATCH: 10 WhatsApp tricks only power users know aboutLoading video...
MorePresidente-executivo da Apple, Tim Cook, fala em evento na sede da empresa, na Califórnia 21/03/2016 REUTERS/Stephen LamMUMBAI Reuters - When Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend as part of an Asian tour aimed at boosting sales, he will sit down with a man whose penchant for a selfie - often using his gold iPhone - can get him into trouble.Modi breached electoral rules when he photographed himself holding his party's symbol of a lotus flower immediately after casting his vote in the 2014 general election, one of the many selfies he regularly takes with his Apple phone.Cook meets the 65-year old prime minister in New Delhi on Saturday, and will be hoping Modi's enthusiasm for phones can help Apple as it tries to bolster sales in India.While smartphone usage is surging as the middle class swells, most Indians still can't afford Apple's iPhones and the company has only about 2 percent market share in a country where 100 million phones were sold last year.Cook will also have to remember not to come between Modi and his love of the limelight: on a trip to Silicon Valley in September Modi appeared to shove Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg aside so that the cameras could capture him fully.Cook and Modi's meeting will cap an unusually long trip to India that has seen the Apple boss pray at an elephant-god temple in Mumbai, watch cricket and dine with Bollywood stars.
In the video, the tour guide takes viewers into the exhibit, and points off to the side, noting that the costumes on display are the ones from the film, and that the Robin costume seen in the film was worn by Jason Todd.Todd was the second Robin, who took up the mantle after Dick Grayson in the comics.After becoming Robin, Todd would later be killed off by The Joker at the hands of comic book readers, who voted in a telephone poll .This could be significant for the DC Cinematic Universe: the Joker is slated to appear in Suicide Squad later this summer, and a Batman film is coming a bit further down the road.If the character is indeed Todd, it points to some established relationship between the Leto s Joker and Ben Affleck s Batman, but also opens the possibility towards another hero somewhere down the line: Red Hood.This all predicates on this reveal being accurate: it could very well be a slip up from the folks behind the exhibition.
The Austin trip would let me take the car out for nearly four hundred miles of driving in a big mix of traffic scenarios.Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%00:00The ScenePlayMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenNeed TextNo compatible source was found for this video.Cruising with Tesla's Autopilot in Houston trafficshareplaysaveI am a skip button.WHOOPS!My chariotI ve driven two previous Model S sedans on the approximately 400 mile about 640km Houston-Austin round trip—first a 2013 model P85 and more recently a dual-motor P85D.The car is very good at following the road and keeping pace with the car in front of it, but it does not follow the path you program into the navigation system nor do any other kind of advanced self-guidance.Most of the time, the Model S would see them—with the speedometer display constantly updating to show silhouettes of other cars in their approximate positions around me—and slow down.
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