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April, 2019

The new ‘Child’s Play’ poster is dark stuff for ‘Toy Story’ fans

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The world’s creepiest evil doll is back, and he’s apparently taking other toys back with him to hell.

Well, that’s what a new poster for the remake of horror classic Child’s Play would have you believe, with a rather macabre reference to everyone’s favourite sheriff, Woody from Toy Story.

Poking fun at the film’s shared release date with Toy Story 4 on June 21, the subtly gruesome poster features what appears to be the sneaker and denim-clad leg of homicidal doll Chucky leaving a trail of blood behind him, and what’s that?  Read more…

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This parody nails what every ‘Hot Ones’ episode is like

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Who doesn’t love Hot Ones? The show which makes celebrities eat extremely hot chicken wings is an internet favourite, but maybe in all that spiciness you’ve skipped over the clichés.

YouTuber Scott Cramer has compiled a bunch of these tropes in a video, where he pulls off quite the impersonation of host Sean Evans (and his gestures), plus the inevitable struggle that each guest goes through as they slowly incinerate.

Oh, and make sure you stay for the conspiracy theory about the last dab at the end. Just glorious.

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AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody

After announcing that they were launching a managed blockchain service late last year, Amazon Web Services is now opening that service up for general availability.

It was only about five months ago that AWS chief executive Andy Jassy announced that the company was reversing course on its previous dismissal of blockchain technologies and laid out a new service it would develop on top of open source frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum.

“Customers want to use blockchain frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum to create blockchain networks so they can conduct business quickly, with an immutable record of transactions, but without the need for a centralized authority. However, they find these frameworks difficult to install, configure, and manage,” said Rahul Pathak, General Manager, Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, in a statement. “Amazon Managed Blockchain takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network. Customers can now get a functioning blockchain network set up quickly and easily, so they can focus on application development instead of keeping a blockchain network up and running.”

Already companies like AT&T Business, Nestlé and the Singaporean investment market, the Singapore Exchange, have signed on to use the company’s services.

With the announcement, AWS joins other big enterprise players like Azure from Microsoft and IBM in the blockchain as a service game.