Fast Company
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Take an infographic look at which studios passed on some of the biggest films ever, and the surprising options they didn't pass on. Take an infographic look at which studios passed on some of the biggest films ever, and the surprising options they didn't pass on. Hindsight is not only infinitely more accurate than its opposite, sometimes it can be very painful. Especially when untold sums of prestige and money hang in the balance. For movie studios, the only way to learn this truth is the hard way. Read Full Story
Ars Technica
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Jonathan Gitlin It's still surprising that Tesla has had the high-end electric car market to itself for all these years. The Model S has existed for nearly five years, and even today's potential rivals remain in the prototype stages. Porsche are going ahead with the Mission E . Faraday Future has the FF91 under development, and then there's Lucid. Formerly known as Atieva, it's backed by the same Chinese billionaire as Faraday Future, and this week the company brought a prototype of its first model to Washington, DC for us to check out. Small on the outside, big on the inside With its concept car looks and a pearlescent coat of paint, the Lucid Air certainly drew people's attention as it sat parked outside of one of the US Senate buildings. The first thing that strikes you is the car's relative compactness. Lucid CTO (and former Model S chief engineer) Peter Rawlinson explained that the goal was to be a similar size to the Mercedes-Benz E Class on the outside but with S Class-beating space on the inside.
Yorkshire Post - Sports
an hour
When it comes to Leeds United's vital Championship measurements so far in 2016-17, some numbers really do stack up better than others.
BBC News 24
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officers. That was nothing surprising about the attack, just disappointment for police that he did not spot this person coming in time
Windows Blog
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An attacker might try to exploit bugs in the accessible brokers to elevate privileges and execute arbitrary native code in the broker, and thus escape. To mitigate this threat, we have applied many of the same exploit mitigation technologies to the brokers that provide service to Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge also has some surprising brokers, because the exploit mitigation work forced several components to move out-of-process (OOP), including the Chakra JIT code generator and the Flash runtime process. These components had to move out of process because they necessarily do code generation (JIT) and that is not compatible with the ACG mitigation applied to the content process. Thus, these components function as the “JS code generatorbroker and the “Run Flash bytecodebroker. They can be viewed as brokers precisely because they have permission to do something that the content process is not permitted to do for itself.
OK!
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The top 10 places to visit in the world have been revealed [Getty] Holidays are so important for the average working person. They’re a special time to either sit back and relax or explore the history of a new place. But getaways suddenly become stressful the moment you have to pick a place to visit. With 196 countries in the world, we’re seriously spoilt for choice. Where would you jet off to? [Getty] However, if you’re currently planning a trip, ...
Phys.Org
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TIME - News
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The world is full of fake Ed Sheerans: Rupert Grint , this fellow aspiring musician , and even a two-year-old girl named Isla Walton, complete with distinctive red hair. Last week, photos of the British child began to circulate online, resulting in a viral frenzy as viewers noted the surprising resemblance between the famous Shape of You singer and the toddlerdespite their age difference. On Wednesday, Isla's mother Zoe Walton even shared her thoughts on her daughter's newfound fame with E! News . The takeaway: hopefully one day the real Ed Sheeran and his generations-younger doppelgänger will have a chance to meet. (It's not such a wild dream, by the way beacuse he has interacted in the past with both Grint and his less-famous counterpart, 21-year-old Ty Jones .) I cant believe how viral it has gone, she added of her daughter's images.
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
The world is full of fake Ed Sheerans: Rupert Grint , this fellow aspiring musician , and even a two-year-old girl named Isla Walton, complete with distinctive red hair. Last week, photos of the British child began to circulate online, resulting in a viral frenzy as viewers noted the surprising resemblance between the famous Shape of You singer and the toddlerdespite their age difference. On Wednesday, Isla's mother Zoe Walton even shared her thoughts on her daughter's newfound fame with E! News . The takeaway: hopefully one day the real Ed Sheeran and his generations-younger doppelgänger will have a chance to meet. (It's not such a wild dream, by the way beacuse he has interacted in the past with both Grint and his less-famous counterpart, 21-year-old Ty Jones .) I cant believe how viral it has gone, she added of her daughter's images.
BMW Blog
2 hours
8 seconds, whereas the M2 does the same spring in 4.0 seconds flat. That’s mighty close, so with the new engine and increased power, it wouldnt be surprising to see the M2 eclipse the M4, in terms of performance. The renderings seen here take design cues from the M2, coupled with some aero parts from the BMW 2002 Hommage Concept . The wide hips and more aggressive front fascia remind us that this is no ordinary M2. The rear end stands out with a massive rear wing, paired with a sporty diffuser made of carbon fiber. Further sculpting is also applied to the rear bumper for that racing look. Inside, like any respectable road legal sports car, the M2 CSL features lightweight seats with a roll cage, an M Performance Steering wheel adorned with carbon fiber and alcantara, and a center console and dashboard dressed up in carbon fiber as well. With more power, even less weight and the same small package, the BMW M2 CSL should be one of the most exciting cars BMW has put since the E46 M3 CSL .
TIME - Top Stories
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MacRumors
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Instagram today continued its rollout of pressure free , community-focused updates that now include a blur filter to obscure potentially sensitive content, as deemed by the Instagram review team when a particular post is reported. Instagram said that this means users are "less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app," but they can still view the image or video by simply tapping on the blurred post. Security is getting beefed up in the new update as well, with Instagram enabling two-factor authentication for every user. As it is everywhere else, when the security measure is implemented by a user they will have to type in a code -- sent through a text message -- every time they log in to their Instagram account. Instagram said that these updates will help the app continue to move towards "fostering a safer, kinder community.
The Week People
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Mashable
4 hours
The friendly, upbeat late night host James Corden doesn't seem difficult to work with, but this video of life behind the scenes of the Late Late Show would suggest otherwise. SEE ALSO: James Corden makes a stunning Belle in a Beauty and the Beast' crosswalk musical In the video above, Corden takes us through a Hugh Grant pitch meeting and it's awkward from the get go. After boasting his refined taste in niche British film, Corden challenges his writing staff to come up with a swoon-worthy sketch for Hugh Grant. The hilarious video escalates quickly after Corden fires a writer for infringing upon his spotlight. Common sense would suggest Corden is nothing like his mockumentary alter-ego, but he does play the diva with surprising facility. Read more... More about Pitch Meeting , Mockumentary , Hugh Grant , James Corden , and Late Late Show
TIME - Top Stories
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The finale of BBC America's series Planet Earth II focuses on a habitat one might not expect the show to examine: cities. But given that urban areas are expected to grow by almost 30 percent over the next decade making them the fastest expanding environment in the world it makes perfect sense as a cap to the show. Across the globe, cities are places where animals live and adapt, thriving among humans. It's a wildlife series, so we're looking at how animals overcome the challenges of living in their particular environment in the most extraordinary and surprising ways, explains producer Fredi Devas. I was really excited about working on the Cities' film, because it's such a new area of research, and animals are just showing extraordinary adaptation to this man-made world. Focusing on various cities around the world, the series follows wildlife from leopards in Mumbai, India, to peregrine falcons in New York City.
Sky News
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name, he hasn't been named by the security services, they know who he is but Islamic State don't name him in their statement and that is a bit surprising because you could expect them to pick him up, to laud him and they don't
WhoWhatWhy
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BBC Parliament
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carried on until 1988, when the society realised its rates were so good, and so far ahead of the rest of the market, that they were in reality totally unsustainable. In December 2000, Equitable Life was. To closed to new business, by that time, yes indeed. In that year, there was, to me, the rather surprising Appeal Court judgment that those who had put more.
Techradar - Reviews
5 hours
Since its packing a GTX 1080 rather than the recently released GTX 1080 Ti the system isnt quite able to handle games at 4K without compromise, but it can get pretty damn close, and it's more than a match for the current VR headsets on the market. Its 16GB of RAM leaves plenty of headroom for most gaming use cases, and at full load the amount of sound coming from the machines fans was only slightly higher than idle. We did experience a small amount of high-pitched electrical buzzing during some of our testing. This was most apparent during stress tests involving high frame rates that youre unlikely to reach during normal gaming, bit it was also apparent during our GTA V ultra graphics test. It's a shame that it occasionally spoiled what was otherwise a very quiet desktop experience. The bottom line is that this is a powerful machine indeed, although for the price thats not too surprising.
Daily Express - Life
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CHEATERS have revealed the shady tricks they use to conceal an affair with some surprising methods.
The Event Chronicle
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The Truth About Cars
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ScienceDaily
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Sky News
16 hours
It is a huge tragedy but sadly it is not surprising. We will hear more about the victims who have lost their lives. The police officer has been named but tragically there are other people. French children were caught up in it. A lot of people, they say, are injured with catastrophic life.