Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been competing with one man to be the richest person in China for at least two years now.Tencent operates the popular messaging app WeChat, which has more than 1 billion active users and whose vision Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to follow.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Alibaba founder Jack Ma is arguably the most well-known tech billionaire in China, having grabbed headlines with his eccentric dance performances and presided over bizarre mass weddings for employees.But there's another face in Chinese tech that we should be looking out for: Ma Huateng, also known by his nickname Pony, who has for years been jostling with Jack to become the richest man in China.As of July 2019, Pony Ma has a net worth of $32.8 billion, compared to Jack Ma's $34.6 billion.
Tory leadership contender Boris Johnson has refused to rule out proroguing parliament if he becomes PM.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Computer scientists have developed a card-playing bot, called Pluribus, capable of defeating some of the world’s best players at six-person no-limit Texas hold’em poker, in what’s considered an important breakthrough in artificial intelligence.Two years ago, a research team from Carnegie Mellon University developed a similar poker-playing system, called Libratus, which consistently defeated the world’s best players at one-on-one Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker.In a series of contests, Pluribus handedly defeated its professional human opponents, at a level the researchers described as “superhuman.” When pitted against professional human opponents with real money involved, Pluribus managed to collect winnings at an astounding rate of $1,000 (£795) per hour.For AI researchers, poker presents a better model of the real world.“While I am not focused on any particular application, I do think this research can be applied to a wide variety of settings such as cybersecurity, fraud detection, combating adversarial behaviour, and even having a self-driving car navigate traffic,” Brown told Gizmodo.For the new study, Brown and Sandholm subjected Pluribus to two challenging tests.
With display resolutions on TVs, smartphones, laptops, and all other electronics getting better and better, you want to be certain that the media you stream matches the quality of your display.Also, it should be noted that only select content on Netflix will have a 4K option.You’ve got your standalone devices like a Roku or Fire TV, as well as smart TVs with various apps pre-installed.You’ve also got laptops, smartphones, and tablets, all of which might have different operating systems and different features and limitations.However, if you were to get picky, Netflix is supported on more devices than Amazon Prime.This prevents you from sharing your account with your extended family or large friend network — though many still do it.
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Making storyboards interesting for a special feature is tricky, especially when the original actors aren’t around to provide any voice-over work to make the images pop on screen.In what appears to be a cancelled special feature, the best voices ever to get on board the Batman franchise were there to help.The feature, from the original Tim Burton Batman flick, has been unearthed thanks to Mark Hamill, who found it in an old upload on YouTube and shared it on Twitter.The video, he explains, was voiced by Hamill and Kevin Conroy (playing the Joker and Batman, respectively) as a look at a cut scene from the original Batman script that would have introduced Robin.Eventually, Robin was deemed unnecessary and the scene was cut.And so, for unknown reasons, was the special feature, likely slated for some DVD release or another.
The software version at the time of testing was PD1911F_EX_A_1.5.3The Vivo Z1 Pro comes in at a price point that has no dearth of alternatives.The Vivo Z1 Pro breaks the mould and introduces a design that introduces elements from phones priced much higher.The volume rocker, power button, and dedicated Google Assistant button exhibit significant wobble, which is never a good sign.Dubbed “sonic blue,” the color shifts from a sea-green to a rich cobalt-blue giving the phone a jewel-like appearance.We spent some time playing popular games like PUBG on the Vivo Z1 Pro and the results were right in line with our expectations.
Has your LTE connection been letting you down lately?LTE actually reaches lower maximum speeds than “true 4G” does.Paths can differ slightly depending your Android version and phone manufacturer, but you can usually enable Airplane mode by going to Settings > Wireless & networks > Airplane mode.In a lot of cases your LTE connection issues will be gone.Usually, your device will try to connect to the fastest option when available, but if you’ve been tinkering with your settings or recently installed an update, that might need to be adjusted manually.Eject it and carefully reposition it in its tray.
With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, competing retailers have been scrambling to keep up.We’ve seen great deals come out of Walmart, Target, and Best Buy to rival the retail giant, with Target even going as far as trying to re-brand the event as their own.Walmart has been especially active in the days leading up to Prime Day 2019, dropping huge early savings on Google Nest products and 4K TVs before Amazon.It appeared as if Walmart’s early deals were simply an attempt to beat Amazon to the punch rather than competing with them directly on July 15, but a recent news story from Fox Business seems to suggest otherwise.According to the report, Walmart is going to be dropping an enormous summer sale on Sunday, July 14, an entire day ahead of Amazon’s Prime Day.The report also says that Walmart’s Prime Day sale will run through Wednesday, an entire day longer than Amazon’s 48-hour event.
If you’ve ever looked at astronauts on the moon jumping high in the air and thought that looked like a great way to get around, you’re not the only one.The European Space Agency has created SpaceBok, a bouncing robot designed for low-gravity “dynamic walking” inspired by the gait of the springbok.“Instead of static walking, where at least three legs stay on the ground at all times, dynamic walking allows for gaits with full flight phases during which all legs stay off the ground,” PhD student Hendrik Kolvenbach from ETH Zurich’s Robotic Systems Lab explained in a statement.“Animals make use of dynamic gaits due to their efficiency, but until recently, the computational power and algorithms required for control made it challenging to realize them on robots.”This type of movement is ideal for propelling the bot around non-Earth environments with low gravity.“For the lower gravity environments of the Moon, Mars, or asteroids, jumping off the ground like this turns out to be a very efficient way to get around,” Kolvenbach said.
Prime Day 2019 is just 2 days away, and if you’ve been waiting to buy a computer, we expect there will be more than a few Prime laptop deals for you to choose from this year.Of course, if you don’t want to wait until then to pick one up at a discounted price, you really don’t have to.Amazon has been dropping Apple deals pretty much all year long, with Apple Watches and iPads leading the charge with big price cuts.It has a crisp 2,560 × 1,600 resolution Retina display, a sturdy yet lightweight aluminum body, and a highly polished overall build quality.The display might not be as bright as that of the Pro, but it’s still crisp and color-accurate.The price tag isn’t as steep as the Pro’s, either, and at 13 inches, the new MacBook Air arguably strikes the perfect balance between utility and portability.
The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.A smart home should have kickass smart lighting.Make your man cave epic with this smart light strip that you can control from your phone or voice assistant.The Revogi smart USB light strip can reflect a mood, add some swagger to a room, or even visualize music in an array of color.The colors and effects are instantly adjustable through the app or voice command.The light strip can produce 16 million different colors, and you can bend or even cut it to your preferred shape.
In recent years, he made the transition to industry-leading streaming video service Netflix, where he inked a four-film deal in 2014, followed by another four-film deal in 2017.While most of his acting credits fall into the comedic genre, Sandler has taken a few dramatic turns that have received critical praise, proving that this funnyman has some serious acting chops.When a multi-billionaire passes away, his last living grandnephew is called to New York to inherit his wealth and company, worth a cool $40 billion.Dubbed a fantasy comedy, this film co-stars Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Walken, with Sandler playing an overworked family man who discovers that he can fast-forward through the boring parts of his life using a magical universal remote.In this buddy comedy-drama, Sandler is joined by another star-studded cast that includes Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland.When Sandler unites with Drew Barrymore in a romantic comedy, it always seems to be box-office gold.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.The service uses artificial intelligence to answer routine questions and to direct customers to knowledgeable human sales representatives when needed.The chat service is designed to work with the major messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger and Apple iMessage.The company recently raised $2 million in seed funding to promote its service using the pitch deck below.But Steve Desjarlais thinks many would love to have the same kind of individualized attention and expert recommendations online that they used to get in brick-and-mortar stores.Desjarlais's company, Heyday, has created a chat service that's designed to help online retailers do just that.
The return of "Stranger Things" marked the biggest four-day opening for any of Netflix's originals.The streaming service's robust marketing strategy, which enlisted brands like Coca-Cola and Nike to promote the series, is partly to thank.The campaign for "Stranger Things" demonstrates how Netflix is approaching marketing for its flagship series and movies, and teaming with like-minded brands to get its originals in front of more viewers.Netflix propelled "Stranger Things" to what it described as the biggest four-day opening in the platform's history when the 1980s-inspired series returned for a third season on July 4.Of course, Netflix forced fans to wait more than a year and a half for new episodes, which may have had something to do with the monstrous opening.But the success of the return of "Stranger Things" was also owed to a massive, strategic marketing effort within Netflix that enlisted brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, and Baskin-Robbins to help promote the show in channels, like retail stores, that Netflix couldn't reach itself.
The metallic calls of red-winged blackbirds can be heard at marshes, shores, grasslands, and roadsides all over the United States.Swoboda arrived at the wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia early in the morning on Saint Patrick’s Day this year, hoping to photograph the birds blowing “smoke” rings as they cried out to defend their territory.“Every spring I go there and try to get a shot with the backlit vapour coming out of their mouth when they sing,” Swoboda told Gizmodo.“It was on my long list of goals to try and capture that in the spring.”The photo netted Swoboda the Grand Prize for this year’s 2019 Audubon Photography Awards.Grand Prize Winner: Red-Winged Blackbird
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.If you have almost any type of electronic device, you’re probably going to need an SD card at some point.Whether it’s a camera, phone, console, or laptop, having a few flash storage cards knocking around is basically a prerequisite for everyday life.While these used to be incredibly expensive, these days you can pick up a microSD for a very low price.Currently, this is on offer on Amazon for only $39.99 — a 26-percent saving (or $13 for the hard currency focused).The Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC EVO has read and write speeds of up 100MB/s and 90MB/s respectively.
FX Plus (FX+), a streaming video subscription service that provided customers with access to FX content, has been shut down.Existing customers will retain access to their plan until August 20, but the service is no longer accepting new customers.The decision was made by Disney following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.FX Plus launched two years ago at $5.99/month as a way for viewers to get access to existing FX programming like American Horror Story and Atlanta without advertisements.Though FX originals will continue to air on the FX and FXX networks, they won’t be accessible through FX Plus as of August 20.Fans who miss the content when it airs will have a short period of time during which they can stream new content in the FXNow app through the FXNetworks website, assuming they have a pay-TV subscription with which to authenticate the streaming services.
Scientists have detected a signal around an exoplanet that might be the signature of a circumplanetary disk—a disk of debris that could one day form into exomoons.Astronomers theorise that in Jupiter and Saturn’s early days, the massive planets would trap debris into these orbiting circumplanetary disks.The mass from the disks could then do one of two things: fall onto the planet or clump up into moons.New results from the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) in Chile show off what might be evidence for one of these disks around a young exoplanet that’s 370 light-years away from Earth.It orbits far from its young (approximately 5 million-year-old) parent star, further than the distance between the Sun and Neptune and orbiting slightly closer than a vast ring of dust.The researchers interpreted their results not only to be the mark of an exoplanet but one that was gobbling up some of the gas and dust in its vicinity.
Here's a look at the new features that could make the 2020 iPhone Apple's top seller -- and more bad news about TouchID on this year's iPhone 11.A new report from DigiTimes this week, citing industry sources, suggests the manufacturers who build the touch units will make less money this year as Apple switches to lower-cost components.Based on the recent iOS 13 beta code, it would seem as though the functionality will remain to some extent, but it may be a haptic touch-like function similar to what we saw in the iPhone XR rather than a proper 3D Touch.A report from JP Morgan analysts, cited by CNBC this week, backs up a lot of the existing rumors about the 2020 iPhone models and adds a few new insights into the lineup.The 2020 iPhones are rumored to come in three sizes: a smaller 5.4-inch model that would replace the current 5.8-inch, the same 6.1-inch option as the XR and a larger 6.7-inch Max version.The analysts also suggest that the rear-facing camera module on the 2020 iPhones will have some kind of 3D-mapping technology similar to the current depth-sensing Face ID setup on the front camera.