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The Rock is teaming with the director of 'Jumanji' to make a Netflix original movie

Dwayne Johnson and his production company are on board with the Netflix movie, "John Henry and The Statesmen." Johnson will be playing the title role as the steel-driver folk hero. Jake Kasdan, who directed Johnson in Sony's hit "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," will be at the helm.

 

The Rock has found his way to Netflix. 

On Tuesday, the streaming giant announced that it will be making a movie with Dwayne Johnson titled "John Henry and The Statesmen," adding to the dozen projects he already has on his calendar. 

The movie is being touted as a "family action adventure," and will star Johnson as John Henry, the steel-driver folk hero, who will lead an ensemble of popular legends from around the world. 

The movie will be directed by Johnson's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" director Jake Kasdan.


'The home for all of your financial needs': The CEO of Robinhood sets out his vision after announcing another move to compete with major brokerages

Robinhood announced the launch of its own in-house clearing service on Wednesday. The new service required building a 70-person team at its new "Major Oak" clearing center in Florida.  The two-year effort will allow the zero-fee brokerage to save money and better execute trades for its customers, a brokerage expert told Business Insider.  In an interview, cofounder and CEO Vlad Tenev explained Robinhood's fight to become the Amazon of personal finance. 

Robinhood, the zero-fee stock trading app that helped kickstart a race to the bottom in brokerage fees, has a new weapon in its arsenal as it fights to become the Amazon of personal finance: an in-house clearing system. 


Nintendo just snuck out a new version of the original 'Legend of Zelda' — and it's available now on the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch console recently added a paid online service that offers access to a growing library of classic games from the Nintendo Entertainment System. The service gets new games every month. In October, "Super Dodge Ball," "Solomon's Key," and "NES Open Tournament Golf" were the three additions. In an unannounced surprise, Nintendo also released a new version of the original "Legend of Zelda" that fundamentally changes the game.

Over 30 years ago, Nintendo launched the original "Legend of Zelda" — a sprawling, 8-bit epic that captured the hearts of millions of people around the world.

This week, Nintendo re-released the game in a brand new form: "The Legend of Zelda: Living the life of luxury!" 

Better still, the game is free if you're already a paying subscriber to


9 of the best films on Netflix that will make you cry, according to Netflix users

Netflix got weepy on Tuesday.

The streaming service asked users on Twitter to name the films that make them cry, using the hashtag "#FourFilmsThatWreckMe," and it retweeted the best ones.

I’ve been in the mood to sob lately, and these are #FourFilmsThatWreckMe: Other People, Blue Valentine, Lion, and Atonement. Tweet @ me using that hashtag and tell me yours — I’ll retweet the ones that make me cry.

— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) October 8, 2018

We looked at what Netflix retweeted and rounded up nine of the films that you can actually watch on the service, in case you're looking for a good cry. They range from the tearjerker that won Brie Larson an Oscar to a classic high-school dramedy.


'It was all very Jedi': Former GE and NBC exec Beth Comstock remembers what it was like interviewing with Steve Jobs in 2005

Steve Jobs interviewed former GE and NBC exec Beth Comstock for a job in 2005. Comstock remembers chatting with him for an hour before Jobs offered her the position of general manager at iTunes, which she declined. Jobs then invited her to take a walk with him, after which he offered her to work directly for him, and she turned him down again.

As the head of digital at NBC, in 2005, Beth Comstock was responsible for coordinating with Apple to get NBC's digital content on iTunes.

That meant she worked closely with Eddy Cue, vice president at iTunes and Steve's "right-hand man."

In her new book, "


There's almost no chance humanity will act quickly enough to prevent catastrophic climate change, so here are the geoengineering techniques that might cool the planet

We are running out of time to prevent catastrophic effects of climate change from reshaping our world.

That's the message of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found that the world will start to experience some of the most severe effects of climate change once the planet warms 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial temperatures.


Google tried to hide the Google+ breach from the glare of lawmakers, but it failed and it’s now being investigated and facing lawsuits

Google did not disclose the fact that it had left the data of 500,000 Google+ users exposed due to a glitch. Regulators in Germany and Ireland are now pursuing possible investigations into Google. Two Google+ users in California have also filed a class-action lawsuit.

Google's attempts to keep its Google+ glitch under wraps have backfired.

The Wall Street Journal revealed on Monday that not only had Google


Bill and Melinda Gates are backing a new tool that lets you type in any illness symptoms and learn what's ailing you

A symptom-checking tool called Ada Health is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Wednesday, the startup will begin working with the Gates Foundation to study how the tool could support healthcare workers in rural parts of the world. Ada Health is already one of the most popular medical apps in over 130 countries.

Getting to the doctor when you're not feeling well is no easy task no matter where you live. But in many parts of the world, there are bigger problems than high costs and long wait times.

For roughly


Microsoft thinks it has a fix for the glitch in a huge new Windows 10 update that was deleting people's personal files (MSFT)

Microsoft believes it has fixed a glitch in the latest Windows 10 update that was causing users to permanently lose some of their files. In a blog post, Microsoft says that it's starting to roll out a fixed version of the update — but only to the Windows Insider community, Microsoft's group of volunteer software testers.  Microsoft says that the issue only affected one one-hundredth of one percent of people who had installed the update.  The update was initially offered for download last week to early adopters, but Microsoft paused the rollout and took the update down while it investigated the issues. 

After


Google made an $80 charging dock for the new Google Pixel 3 smartphone that turns it into a smart alarm clock (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google released the $80 Pixel Stand, a wireless charging pad that turns the new Google Pixel 3 into a smart alarm clock when it's docked in.  The Pixel Stand is available for preorder before it hits store shelves on Oct. 18. Technically, the Pixel Stand will work to power up any smartphone that supports wireless charging — including recent-model Apple iPhones.

On Tuesday, Google announced the Pixel Stand, an $80 charging dock that will work with any smartphone that supports the Qi wireless charging standard — including Apple's latest iPhones. However, as you may guess from the name, it's designed to work with Google's just-announced Pixel 3 smartphone.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones, which