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For some reason, New Line has decided to turn the classic 70s arcade game Space Invaders into a movie, according to a new report.The production studio, which is owned by Warner Bros., has reportedly tapped Greg Russo to write a script for the alleged movie, potentially ushering in the latest theatrical release revolving around an old video game.Space Invaders, of course, is the classic arcade game released by Taito in 1978; it simply involves rows of pixeled aliens slowly descending while players slide a spacecraft back and forth, shooting them out of the sky before they get too close.The premise is so simple that a movie revolving around it will likely either look nothing at all like the game or will be incredibly boring.The claim comes from Deadline, which points out that Warner Bros. acquired the rights to turn Space Invader into a movie several years ago.Russo, who was allegedly hired to write a script for the Space Invaders movie, is the writer behind the unreleased Mortal Kombat flick, as well.
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Historian and journalist Robert A. Caro is most well-known for his seminal work "The Power Broker," and more recently for his series of books on former President Lyndon B. Johnson.Caro has won two Pulitzer Prize awards for his work, which is famous for its meticulous research and thoroughness of reporting.In 2019, he published an uncharacteristically short book detailing his own process — and one particularly brief chapter contained a brilliant piece of advice that everyone could use.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Power Broker" and "The Years of Lyndon Johnson," Robert A. Caro, is known for his meticulously researched, thoroughly reported biographies.His voluminous works are celebrated, as is his dedication to his craft: Caro and his wife Ina have outright moved their residence multiple times in service of his books, so that they could experience the world as the subjects of his books might have.
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Blizzard will soon be abruptly shutting down Overwatch matches, in order to save players from having to go through horrible games against cheaters.Cheaters became a part of Overwatch almost as soon as the multiplayer shooter launched in 2016, but Blizzard has been trying its best to keep the game’s experience as fair as possible.In the latest developer update from game director Jeff Kaplan, it appears that the Overwatch team is further escalating the fight against cheating.Kaplan said in the developer update that Blizzard will be implementing “improved detection” that will result in “the next evolution in cheat detection in the game.”Powered by the improved cheat detection, Kaplan said that Overwatch matches will soon automatically end when cheaters are detected.While a specific timeline was not provided for the launch of the feature, Kaplan said that it was already live in the game’s Public Test Region, which means that it is coming sooner rather than later.
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This job does things to you, folks.Once, I would be surprised and bemused by the things Hollywood tries to turn into major franchises in 2019.I might observe how the truth now matches what we used to make up as parody.But, look, Battleship is a real movie and Rihanna was in it and that was seven years ago.So let’s just skip the song and dance.They’re making a Space Invaders movie, alright?
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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.
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Who you going to call?Filming seems to be gearing up for the upcoming sequel to the original Ghostbusters films, as Jason Reitman, director, recently revealed via a lovely picture on Twitter.The image, featuring Reitman and his father, original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, centres the family at the core of the new film, played by Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace.The Family’s All Here GB20 pic.twitter.com/tUGnwzLP5T— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) July 13, 2019This new movie is really a family affair, from the creators to the stars.
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Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms around, whether you use it to follow loved ones or simply want to be amazed by jaw-dropping snaps.Using your browser’s developer modeProbably the best way to upload photos to Instagram on PC is to use your browser’s developer mode.Google Chrome users can simply hit F12 to enter this mode (or visit the three-dot menu > more tools > developer tools).Well, Firefox users can access this option via the three-line/hamburger menu > web developer > toggle tools.Firefox users should also tap the icon that looks like a smartphone and tablet on the right-hand side of the resulting panel (near the X to close the window).
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Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 10 in less than a month.While we expect this handset to be one of the best smartphones on the market, that doesn’t mean its predecessor is worthless.Even a year later, the Galaxy Note 9 is a great handset worth looking at.So if you are looking for a new device, now’s the time to buy the best phone of 2018.The best deal currently available is from Best Buy.The retailer is offering customers up to $400 off of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
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Albert Einstein's work in part led to the prediction of quantum entanglement: the idea that two particles can remain connected across vast distances of space and time.Einstein found the idea absurd and "spooky," but it has since been proven with countless quantum physics experiments.No had ever photographed entangled photons (pieces of light), though, until one research team recently did so with a high-tech laser experiment.However, the ghostly, eye-like shapes illustrate a strange phenomenon that rattled Albert Einstein so much that he died disbelieving it could exist."The image we've managed to capture is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature, seen for the very first time in the form of an image," Paul-Antoine Moreau, a physicist at the University of Glasgow, said in a press release.Then at the exact moment of observation, even if the particles are separated by light-years of space, the other particle takes on the opposite state of its twin.
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When it comes to picking a gadget with a display you might look at the size of the screen, the number of pixels it manages to cram in, and even how many colours it produces.It’s not often as talked about when it comes to laptops, tablets and smartphones, but here too the refresh rate is becoming something that needs to be taken note of.At the outset, it’s worth going over what the refresh rate actually is.At the simplest level, as the name suggests, it’s how fast the screen refreshes or redraws itself: particularly important if you’re watching a sports match or trying to pick off enemies in a video game, but not so vital if you’re editing spreadsheets or clicking around the web.A faster or higher refresh rate is almost always preferable – the screen ‘reacts’ more quickly – but it’s also more expensive and more of a technical challenge, which is why manufacturers won’t ramp up the refresh rate of a display unless there’s a good reason to do it (and unless they know people are likely to pay for it).It means you might just see an enemy target a fraction of a second faster than you would on a panel with a slower refresh rate.
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If you’re in the market for a new lightweight and affordable tablet for your kid, check out the Walmart deal for the RCA 11 Galileo Pro.The retail giant is offering the budget tablet at a discounted price of $98.That’s a steep 45% discount and it’s a great alternative for kids who might break your pricier iPad.Other early Prime Day deals on tablets include $33 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab E, a bundle deal on Amazon Fire 7, and a $174 discount on Microsoft Surface Pro 6.Additionally, we are curating the best Prime Day 2019 deals Amazon and its competitors have to offer.The next prominent physical feature is the tablet’s detachable keyboard with a built-in trackpad.
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Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and it’s also a great time to buy a new laptop.Laptops are anything but cheap, especially if you want one of the best machines, so the more you can save on this big purchase, the better you’re going to feel about it.So, if you’re looking to find a great deal on Apple products, Echo or Google Home devices, laptops, or even a new smartphone, Prime Day 2019 is your best bet.That being said, there are plenty of laptop deals going on right now — including some MacBook discounts.What laptop deals can we expect from Prime DayAs we’ve experienced in past years, you can expect a wide variety of different laptop sales on Prime Day.
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Looking to smarten up your home?Look no further: A bunch of Google Home and Nest products are on sale at Walmart, many with considerable discounts.For example, you can get the Google Home Mini for $25, which is just about 50% off the regular price.The full-size Google Home is $69, a savings of $30.Some other noteworthy deals in this sale:It's worth noting that virtually every Amazon Echo smart device will be on sale during Prime Day, and in fact the Echo Dot has already been slashed to just $25 -- same as the Google Home Mini.
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Scientists have found evidence of Bronze Age human civilisation written into ancient cattle DNA, according to a new study.The research team collected and sequenced DNA samples from ancient domesticated and wild cattle, or aurochs, to tell the story of cattle domestication in the Fertile Crescent, a region today defined as the Middle East and the Levant.The results reveal a sudden introduction of DNA from a different cattle breed originating in the Indus Valley—perhaps the result of humans adapting to a sudden change to the climate.Cattle originate from an animal called the Eurasian auroch, and were first domesticated by early human civilisation in the Fertile Crescent—but scientists don’t know the full story of how the extinct auroch became today’s domestic farm cows.They extracted DNA from 67 ancient bovine samples and analysed the origins of their genetic code.The first few thousand years of domestic cattle mark a diverse array of origins, with various introductions of auroch DNA.
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Later this year, Disney will finally opens the doors to its Disney+ streaming service, enabling the public to subscribe to the service and enjoy both existing and original content.Among the original content that will be available at the time of its launch is the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and though it hasn’t premiered yet, Disney already has work underway on the second season.The Mandalorian season one will be available to stream starting on November 12 exclusively from Disney.The show will be set in the Star Wars universe five years after The Return of the Jedi, following the life of a single Mandalorian gunfighter.The show’s creator Jon Favreau is already working on its second season, he revealed to Collider, indicating that Disney has high expectations for the series.Favreau says he is already writing season two of The Mandalorian and that the second season is in pre-production.
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Less devoted fans may find themselves putting it on as background noise.Monty, an AI prediction system, was built to predict certain plays and alert fans when they may be about to happen.Notably, Monty uses Google technology — from the cloud, to its advertising systems — to help Mindshare, its creators, generate ad campaigns that drive people to watch a match when it detects that something exciting is about to happen.AI ads could also find you the perfect socks or persuade you to try something you might hate - if that doesn't get too creepy.For the most passionate cricket fans, the rhythm of a game - which can go on for eight hours a day for five days in a test match - is part of the attraction; long periods of solid play that test the endurance and temperament of the players as well as their technique, interspersed with sudden moments of dramatic action, when it might take an action replay to see the details of what happened."Most people have the cricket on as background TV and they drop in and out.
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Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp, collected data from job postings on what programming languages, frameworks, and databases the top unicorn startups in the US are using.These startups include names like WeWork, Juul, Airbnb, and SpaceX.Some of the top languages include JavaScript, Java, and Python — although newer entrants like Kotlin and Go are also becoming popular.If you've ever wondered which languages that developers used to build multi-billion dollar startups like WeWork, Juul, Airbnb and SpaceX, look no further.Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp that trains developers and helps place them in programming roles, looked at full-time job postings from the job listing site Indeed and the developer tool website StackShare to see what languages the billion-dollar plus "unicorn" startups were using to build their technology.Donovan An, director of West Coast Campus Operations at Coding Dojo, says this is because Python is a general purpose language that can be used for games and web development.
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The name alone can give goosebumps to even the most basic comic book fan.And yet, it wasn’t until Spider-Man: Far From Home that he was brought to the big screen.Speaking with director Jon Watts as well as producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, we asked about the idea of making Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, a hero when he’s always been a villain in the comics—and then, well, everything that comes after that.“Yes, his name is Mysterio.I guess he’s a hero in the universe.’”A universe that, because of previous Spider films, doesn’t necessarily have to line up with anything in the comics.
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The thankless job requires you to crouch down low repeatedly which takes a toll on your back, and most vacuum cleaners can be extremely heavy to push around.Thankfully, Shark manufactured the Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum, a lightweight, versatile, and highly maneuverable vacuum cleaner that leaves the rest of the competition in the dust.Right now, the Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum is included in Amazon’s early Prime Day sale and is being sold for only $173 .That’s an unbelievable 42% off from its normal retail price of $299.If you’re looking for a robot vacuum, we’ve curated the best deals for iRobot Roomba models as well.With just a push of a button, the Lift-Away transforms from an upright to a canister, which makes it handy in cleaning hard-to-reach areas like ceilings and tight spaces.
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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.
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