Tom Hardy has discussed his decision to base a Venom character on Conor McGregor, telling RTÉ Entertainment it was largely because the Irish MMA fighter “wants to have a scrap with everybody”.
Hardy makes it clear the character traits he’s based off of McGregor he’s internalized along with an amalgam of other characters.
Don’t expect to watch the movie and see him mimicking Conor.
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are stepping down:
Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’re now ready for our next chapter.
We’re planning on leaving Instagram to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.
We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from leaders to two users in a billion. We look forward to watching what these innovative and extraordinary companies do next.
—Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO
You don’t need to read headlines to know kids have been ditching Facebook in record numbers for quite a while now. Most of the social media action is on Instagram (owned by Facebook) and Snapchat.
The departure of the Instagram co-founders isn’t necessarily cause for alarm, but at the same time no platform lasts forever.
Dropping on the 30 October.
Huawei has replaced Samsung as the top Apple Ripoff Artist. Let’s also not forget they’ve been caught trying to pass off DSLR pictures as phone camera samples.
But for now, check out Huawei’s latest nova 3 phones compared to the iPhone X Apple released just last September:
Huawei doesn’t stop at copying the hardware. They copy the product photography styles and angles too.
But why stop there? Why not copy the wallpaper styles too:
I wouldn’t be able to feel proud of my work if all it entailed was reacting to what other people made and trying to copy it as closely as possible.
The New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed essay by a senior member of the Trump administration, something they’ve never done before:
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.