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Several Eternals Costumes Were Entirely CGI

Welcome to your (probably daily) reminder that technology is absolutely wild and the future is here (whether you like it or not). In the year of our lord 2021, we're used to seeing a good smattering of CGI when it comes to those big, bombastic superhero and action movies. Hell, CGI is so commonplace now that it becomes actual news when films use practical effects instead. However, it seems like Chloé Zhao's "Eternals" really upped the ante when it comes to creatively using CGI. These aren't just...
Tags: Movies, News, Michael Bay, Angelina Jolie, Chanel, Vfx, Jolie, Aitken, Devil Wears Prada, Chloe Zhao, Thena, Matt Aitken, Thanos AKA Harry Styles Styles


Baseball And Betting Entering New Partnerships

Baseball’s past history with betting is notable, if not exactly memorable. Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were banned for life by Major League Baseball, accused of taking money from gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Decades later, Red manager Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, was also banned for life after proof was supplied that he’d bet on games. These days, the landscape of the relationship between baseball and betting has been drama...
Tags: Usa, Australia, Advertising, Chicago, Article, Mlb, Tigers, Espn, Illinois, Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, Pete Rose, Chicago Cubs


The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound effect on the way we eat. Here are 2020's biggest food and drink trends, according to Kroger

Kroger Kroger's list of the top 10 trending foods and beverages of 2020 shows how people's eating habits have changed during the pandemic. People bought premium burger buns and fresh ground beef to prepare their favorite restaurants meals at home, Kroger said. Plant-based foods will be among the top food trends of 2021, the grocer giant added. Scroll down to see Kroger's ranking of this year's top food and drink trends. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What people ate a...
Tags: US, Trends, Party, Kroger, Aitken, Kroger Kroger, Grace Dean, Black Forest ham Kroger


Aitken still in limbo over Williams F1 Abu Dhabi drive

Jack Aitken says he is still in the dark about whether or not he will race for the Williams Formula 1 team in Abu Dhabi this weekend
Tags: Sport, F1, Abu Dhabi, Aitken, Williams Formula, Jack Aitken, Autosport


Aitken "gutted" Russell missed Sakhir F1 win, but doesn't feel responsible

Jack Aitken is "gutted" George Russell missed out on a maiden Formula 1 win in the Sakhir Grand Prix, but does not feel responsible for his role in the events
Tags: Sport, F1, Russell, Aitken, Jack Aitken, George Russell, Autosport


Williams impressed by rookie Aitken's "seamless" F1 transition in Sakhir

Williams has praised the job that Jack Aitken has done in stepping up to Formula 1 in a "seamless" manner at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain
Tags: Sport, Williams, F1, Aitken, Jack Aitken, Sakhir, Autosport


"Impatient" Aitken made first contact with Williams on F1 seat for Sakhir GP

Jack Aitken has revealed his "impatience" prompted him to make first contact with Williams about replacing George Russell in Bahrain this weekend for his Formula 1 debut
Tags: Sport, Williams, F1, Bahrain, Aitken, Jack Aitken, George Russell, Autosport


Boschung to replace Williams F1-bound Aitken at Campos for Bahrain F2 finale

Ralph Boschung will replace Jack Aitken at Campos for the Formula 2 finale in Bahrain, as Aitken deputises for Mercedes-bound George Russell at the Williams Formula 1 team
Tags: Sport, Bahrain, Campos, Aitken, Williams Formula, Jack Aitken, George Russell, Autosport, F2, Ralph Boschung


How Aitken's fortunes turned around for his shock F1 chance - F1

As a consequence of George Russell's step up to Mercedes to cover for the COVID-positive Lewis Hamilton, Jack Aitken will make his...
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Vendor of the Week – Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken

Happy Monday Dotties! An exciting new week to look forward to! Now is the time to plan your wedding and lock in your important vendors, as things wind down for Christmas – be inspired by our Polka Dot Directory to choose vendors from Pre Marriage Services,  to Bridal Gowns, we have Jewellery and Wedding Planning – we even have Hair & Beauty and Celebrants. Check out the Polka Dot Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you! Continue reading Vendor of the Week – Roomba...
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride, Aitken


When humans return to the Moon in '2024', HPE would like us to remember: We built the computer that simmed this

What could go wrong with NASA's SLS rocket? The Aitken system is finding out Amid NASA's plans to put boots on the Moon by 2024, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is blowing its own trumpet that simulations in preparation for the Artemis mission have been carried out on its Aitken supercomputer.…
Tags: Nasa, Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aitken


Nissany to share Williams F1 Abu Dhabi test with Aitken, plus Bahrain FP1

Williams Formula 1 tester Roy Nissany will get another FP1 outing at the Bahrain Grand Prix, ahead of him joining reserve Jack Aitken in the post-season Abu Dhabi test
Tags: Sport, F1, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Aitken, Williams Formula, Jack Aitken, Roy Nissany, Autosport


The Story of the SynthAxe, the Astonishing 1980s Guitar Synthesizer: Only 100 Were Ever Made

What is the musical instrument most thoroughly of the 1980s? Many would say the "keytar," a class of synthesizer keyboards shaped and worn like a guitar. Their relatively light weights and affordable prices, even when first brought to market, put keytars within the reach of musicians who wanted to possess both the wide sonic palette of digital synthesis and the inherent cool of the guitarist. This arrangement wasn't without its compromises: few keytar players enjoyed the full range of th...
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Aitken explains puncture caused "scary" F2 Sochi sprint race crash with Ghiotto

Jack Aitken has revealed a puncture caused his high-speed crash with Luca Ghiotto that brought an early end to the Formula 2 sprint race at Sochi
Tags: Sport, Sochi, Aitken, Jack Aitken, Luca Ghiotto, Autosport, F2


Kylie's 30 greatest singles – ranked!

Over a career of more than 30 years, she’s been Indie Kylie, Moody Kylie and Mature Kylie – but who comes out on top?Her eponymous 1994 album was supposed to unveil a new, more grownup, hipper Kylie Minogue, free from the influence of Stock Aitken and Waterman: it was not the triumph some expected, but it did contain that rarest of things, a great Kylie ballad in the shape of the trip-hoppy Put Yourself in My Place. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Kylie Minogue, Kylie, Waterman, Aitken, Kylie Moody Kylie


Vendor of the Week – Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken

Happy Monday Dotties! Know what isolation is good for? Getting your wedding plans sorted! Consider the hours you were spending outside of the house and turn them into research time! We are so ready to kick off another week, and this month, it’s all about escaping to somewhere relaxed, if only in our mind. So let’s get started! Please support our great wedding vendors who are doing it tough! Our Polka Dot Directory is filled with creative people who take such pride in their work and would love to...
Tags: Wedding, Blog News, Bride, Aitken


VOTD: VFX Artists React to ‘Avatar’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Jurassic Park’

Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Avatar, Jurassic Park, Visual Effects, Peter Jackson, Marvel Studios, Empire State Building, Gollum, Kong, King-Kong, Aitken, WETA Digital, WETA, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage


Williams reserve Aitken remains with Campos, targets F2 title

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken has targeted the Formula 2 title after confirming he has re-signed with the Campos Racing team
Tags: Sport, Williams, Campos Racing, Campos, Aitken, Williams Formula, Jack Aitken, Autosport, F2


VOTD: VFX Artists React to Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’

One of the movies nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards last night was Avengers: Endgame. It was the only Oscar nomination that the Marvel Studios blockbuster could muster, and considering the fact that nearly every single shot in the movie requires the use of visual effects, they certainly deserved it. But not every movie is perfect, and even though Avengers: Endgame has some truly incredible visual effects throughout, mistakes were made, and one of them is addressed in a new...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Avengers, Visual Effects, Marvel Studios, Aitken, WETA Digital, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage, Matt Aitken, Avengers: Endgame, Endgame Corridor Crew


Aitken to get Formula 1 track time with Williams after Renault exit

Ex-Renault junior Jack Aitken has joined Williams as its official reserve driver, and will get a run in a Formula 1 free practice session this yea
Tags: Williams, F1, Renault, Aitken, Jack Aitken


Formula 2 race winner Aitken and Renault Formula 1 team part ways

Jack Aitken has parted ways with the Renault Formula 1 team after a long-term association with the manufacture
Tags: Sport, Aitken, Jack Aitken, Renault Formula, Autosport, F2


Learn Secrets from the Special Effects Wizards Behind 2019’s Biggest Movies

Learn Secrets from the Special Effects Wizards Behind 2019’s Biggest Movies 2019 was a year when visual effects took on an entirely new dimension, thanks to the photorealistic accomplishments that went beyond “lifelike” to something approaching dark sorcery. This was the year where lions that looked like they came out of a National Geographic documentary sang, actors who had been dead for years gave fully realized performances, and a platoon of superheroes converged to fight the ultimate evil...
Tags: New York, Movies, Africa, Marvel, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Cameron, New Zealand, Robert De Niro, Jordan, Thor, Jackson, Anna, Thanos, Lucasfilm


Meet the 22 power players leading the explosion of the US sports betting space

Business Insider is recognizing the early leaders who who are capitalizing on legal sports betting in the US.  We are highlighting 22 power players, based on a mixture of reporting, nominations from readers, and conversations with industry experts. The list includes execs from media companies like Barstool Sports, betting platforms like Fox Bet, major US sports leagues, daily-fantasy-sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, and other tech and gaming companies. Click here for more BI Prime stor...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Europe, Usa, UK, New York, Hollywood, Nbc, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Abc, Australia, Washington Post, Oregon, Germany


Paige & Brittany’s Country Wedding At Roomba’s At Mt Aitken

Brittany & Paige We’re off to the country today, for the most romantic of rustic wedding days with two gorgeous brides- Brittany and Paige, who celebrated their vows in a day that was “rustic, warm and comfortable”.  Add to that the golden country light that only the Australian version of Mother Nature can produce, alongside photography talent like that of Hand Crafted Pictures Co and you’ve got a story so very worth telling. Continue reading Paige & Brittany’s Country Wedding At Roomba’s At Mt ...
Tags: Wedding, Roomba, Brittany, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Paige, Aitken, Inspired Weddings, Brittany Paige, Hand Crafted Pictures Co, Paige Brittany


China’s lunar rover is helping to unravel a Moon mystery

The Chinese space program started 2019 with a major milestone when the Chang'e 4 lunar lander successfully touched down on the far side of the Moon. It was the first time any country had completed such a feat, the landing itself was just the first of many objectives China had for the mission.In the days that followed, the lander deployed a rover, snapped photos, and even grew some plants. Its rover had some work of its own to do as well, and a new research paper published in Nature reveals t...
Tags: Science, China, Moon, Spa, Chang, Aitken, Yutu, Von Karman


‘Avengers: Endgame’: Who Was Actually On Set During That Big “Assemble” Moment, and Who Was Missing From the Women of Marvel Shot [Interview]

Avengers: Endgame features dozens of moments comic book movie fans will be talking about for years to come, and one of the biggest is at the start of its final battle when portals open up, allies pour through onto the battlefield to oppose Thanos and his army, and Captain America (Chris Evans) delivers the one line fans were waiting to hear: “Avengers…assemble.” In a recent interview, Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken told me which actors were actually on set for that shot, a...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Thanos, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Rudd, Mark, Aitken, Tessa, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, WETA Digital, Renner


‘Avengers: Endgame’: Dark Elves Were Almost in Thanos’s Army; Howard the Duck Was in the Script From the Beginning [Interview]

Of all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World holds the lowest percentage on Rotten Tomatoes (it’s currently at 66%). So it was surprising to see that film play such a significant role in Avengers: Endgame, and according to the visual effects supervisor who oversaw Endgame‘s final battle, there was almost another callback to The Dark World in the form of dark elves serving in Thanos’s army. That ended up not happening in the end, but read on for a break...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Army, Thanos, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Ilm, Howard, Kong, Aitken, Kevin Feige, Wakanda, Russo


‘Avengers: Endgame’ Final Battle Secrets Revealed: How the Biggest Shots Came Together, Captain Marvel, Cap Wielding Mjolnir, and More [Interview]

The final confrontation in Avengers: Endgame is one of the most scenes in comic book movie history. It’s as if a comic splash page came to life, grabbed a basketball, and windmill dunked on the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War. The Endgame battle is a fight between good and evil on a truly tremendous scale, full of the type of jaw-dropping, “holy shit” moments that make you wonder how any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will ever be able to top it. We’ll have to wait and ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Marvel, America, Atlanta, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Norway, Thor, Chris Pratt, Thanos, Valkyrie, Avengers, Visual Effects


Campos can challenge for 2019 F2 title - says F1 junior Aitken

Renault Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken says his new Formula 2 team Campos Racing is capable of "mounting a challenge" for the 2019 championship
Tags: Sport, Campos Racing, Campos, Aitken, Jack Aitken, Renault Formula, Autosport, F2


Campos can challenge for 2018 F2 title - says F1 junior Aitken

Renault Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken says his new Formula 2 team Campos Racing is capable of "mounting a challenge" for the 2019 championship
Tags: Sport, Campos Racing, Campos, Aitken, Jack Aitken, Renault Formula, Autosport, F2