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If you think you're good at Pac-Man, it's time to put your money where your Pac-mouth is.
A competitive form of Pac-Man is coming to casinos, pitting two to four players against each other with a cash prize on the line. The game is debuting at the Global Gaming Expo in early October, and it's called Pac-Man Battle Casino.
Pac-Man Battle Casino is based off of 2011's Pac-Man Battle Royale, an arcade game for up to four players where each player controls a different Pac-Man as they try to eat each other. The Battle Casino version uses this same general concept as players try to out-eat each other (while eating as many pellets and ghosts as possible), but instead of feeding quarters into a machine, you can put quite a lot more money on the line (and hopefully win your investment back). Read more...
Instagram beauty blogger shinybeautiz has created the rather niche look, which involves pencilling one's brows into a distinctly bolt-like shape. She's added matching liquid eyeliner bolts for added effect, too.
In a promotional video for his upcoming film The Mountain Between Us, Elba reads out genuine Idris Elba-inspired fan-fiction. There's no indication as to how many takes it took for Elba to read it all out with a straight face, but considering just how whacky the romantic tales get about him, surely he must have broken down into tears/laughter at least once or twice? Read more...
Not since the Victorian era has the general public been so shook at two people holding hands in public.
But, these two star-crossed, hand-holding lovers are no ordinary people. They're Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And, they just made their very first public appearance since word got out about their courtship.
Meyers looked at the strange development of this story with the help of comedian Amber Ruffin.
The analysis covers Trump's initial (and slightly bizarre) call to fire NFL players who take a knee and the subsequent backlash. Star athletes like LeBron James and Stephen Curry have given their voices to calling the president out for his comments, and Trump's even managed to alienate wealthy supporters of his such as Dan Snyder and Bob Kraft. Read more...
The second part of Stephen King's IT movie adaptation is coming back to theatres on 6 September 2019, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced, according to Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Gary Dauberman is reportedly working on the script and Andy Muschietti, director of the record-breaking first installment, will also make a comeback along with producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.
One of the world's goriest and most lucrative film franchises returns this October, along with a provocative marketing campaign: a blood drive.
To promote the upcoming release of the eighth film in the Saw horror franchise, Jigsaw, Lionsgate is running an actual blood drive, popping up in 25 cities across the U.S., starting with New York on Oct. 5.
Lionsgate rolled out the campaign online, dubbed "All Types Welcome," on Sunday, according to The New York Times. The slogan is a reaction against the FDA's controversial blood donation rules, one of which prohibits men from donating if they've had sex with another man within the last 12 months. These donor referral rules, which the FDA claims as HIV-preventative, have been slammed as discriminatory toward gay and bisexual men. Read more...
Velcro's legal team really really needs you to stop calling those Velcro-type fasteners Velcro. Because it's infringing its trademark, and making its lawyers cry.
In fact, Velcro is so desperate to get the word out that it's put out a music video explaining that the proper name for "velcro" is hook and loop fasteners. Catchy. It's also got an email address set up at firstname.lastname@example.org, so you get the point.
For what it's worth, we're pretty sure Xerox, Chapstick, Band-Aid and Google feel your pain, Velcro. Read more...
One of the best sister trios since Charmed, Haim, has released a rare new in-studio video steered by Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.
The new short film, Valentine, was released on Monday, after premiering in New York and Los Angeles in July, reports . The 14-minute film features rare footage of Este, Danielle and Alana Haim recording of three songs from their latest LP Something to Tell You.
The clip kicks off with an in-studio early recording of single "Right Now," featuring Este and Alana going absolutely ham on the percussion. Seriously, during the whole film, watching all three Haim sisters smash the drums is a delight. Read more...
Tired of your Lyft driver not knowing exactly where you are? A new extremely accurate GPS chip could help solve that problem — all while consuming half the power of current chips.
Broadcom's BCM47755 chip will allow smartphones to be accurate within 30 centimeters, the company said at a conference in Portland, according to IEEE Spectrum. That's compared to the current standard of 3 to 5 meters, the company said. Broadcom also said the BCM47755 would be more effective in cities than older chips.
It's been five days since President Donald Trump last tweeted about Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico. And his new tone-deaf comments Monday aren't going over well.
One would think if it takes that long to further comment after a deadly Category 4 storm wracked a U.S. territory of 3.4 million people with hurricane-force winds and 40 inches of rain, the tweets would be a thoughtful response to an island in ruin. Wait, we're talking about Trump. Never mind.
Trump seemed to blame Puerto Rico for the devastation in a series of three tweets sent out Monday night. He negs all over Puerto Rico, from its infrastructure to financial issues, as he describes the disaster. Read more...
Twitter finally has an answer for critics who claim that the social network gives President Donald Trump a pass on his inflammatory tweets.
A company spokesman said Monday that it takes into account "newsworthiness" and potential public interest when deciding whether or not a particular tweet violates the company's rules for appropriate conduct.
The statement came in response to calls for Twitter to take action against the president's account for a tweet threatening North Korea this weekend. The North Korean government claimed the tweet was a "clear declaration of war," and a case could easily be made that it broke Twitter's rules prohibiting harassment and content that incites violence. Read more...
Called the "Intel Loihi test chip," the processor is what Intel calls a "neuromorphic chip," meaning it's designed to learn from its environment. The chip could be used for an array of AI-intensive applications, but the company says it will be particularly impactful in industrial automation and personal robotics. Read more...
At the LA Largo at the Coronet last Thursday night, the existential terror of making people laugh for a living in this age of perpetual global crisis was on full display.
Through a night of standup performances, the cast and creative team behind Bob's Burgers teamed up with theInternational Rescue Committee to raise funds for famine relief and refugee resettlement from Yemen.
Host Kristen Schaal (voice of Louise Belcher), kicked off the night by telling the crowd that, "We're gonna feed some hungry refugee kids. I decided not to do the research cause I didn't wanna get depressed. I mean, I have to be fun tonight!" Read more...
An archive of Trump's conversations with Howard Stern over several years were made public Monday. They were first made available via Newsweekfrom troves of audio recordings made available by the website FactBase. The conversations reveal some of Trump's deepest insecurities (these are, obviously, infinite).
FactBase 's Trump database aims to catalogue everything the President has ever said, written or tweeted. The site's developers had previously made a call for people to release the Trump Stern recordings. During the election, Stern refused to release any of the recordings, arguing that the candidate had appeared on his show for entertainment, not political, purposes. Read more...
No one will ever say that Elon Musk lacks ambition.
The billionaire entrepreneur has founded multiple successful companies like Tesla and Solar City, both in the name of making humanity more sustainable on Earth.
But perhaps his most ambitious project yet involves another planet entirely.
It's no secret that Musk wants to use his private spaceflight company to take us to Mars. He even detailed his vision of the plan in a big presentation last year, explaining that he wants the trip to have a cruise ship kind of vibe.
Even Michael Jordan is stepping into the political fray.
The basketball great and Hornets owner released a statement over the weekend in response to the Golden State Warriors' decision to not visit the White House and Trump's rescinded invitation to the NBA champions.
The next time you ask Siri a question, Apple's AI will finally offer up search results to help you find an answer using Google, like the rest of the civilized world.
Apple is dumping Microsoft's Bing as the default search platform for Siri, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Macs in favor of Google, according to Tech Crunch.
The iPhone maker said that the switch is being made in order to create a more "consistent web search experience" for its users, since Google is currently the default search engine on its Safari browser thanks to a reported $3 billion annual deal between the two companies. Read more...
Chris Pratt can't shake being pitted against the three other white men named Chris ( Evans, Hemsworth, and Pine) who happen to be in the same profession as him. It's gotten so bad he's taking online quizzes, as one does, to find himself.
When a robot falls over, it usually can't get up — at least not without difficulty. To address the trouble of downed robots, scientists are taking a cue from the natural world, examining how click beetles right themselves after taking a tumble.
Researchers at The University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign found that the insects often topple over, but have a natural self-righting mechanism that robots could emulate. The team published their research online on Monday and also presented their findings at Living Machines 2017: The 6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems at Stanford University. Read more...