Liquid cooling lets the Alienware M18x run at 44GHz

first_imgChoosing to use a laptop over a desktop machine usually means making a performance compromise. You can’t get as much performance out of a laptop compared to a PC, and when you do increase performance battery life suffers. Another major issue is one of heat. In such an small area are packed many hot running components such as the CPU, GPU, and RAM. Keeping them all cool is difficult, and the noise from fans also has to be managed so as not to be too distracting.Overclocking a laptop is possible, but comes with risks. Typically the cooling included in a laptop is adequate, meaning at stock speeds the machine will get warm, but won’t overheat. As soon as you start overclocking the cooling can quickly fail leaving you with an unstable machine.Asetek believes it has a solution to this problem: liquid cooling for laptops. It’s not a new method of cooling by any means, but it does offer a major advantage over heatsink and fan cooling due to the fact multiple components can be cooled through a single system.The company has developed a new slim form factor liquid cooling system for use in both performance laptops and all-in-one PCs. To demonstrate what their system is capable of, Asetek installed the liquid cooling unit in an Alienware M18x laptop and started overclocking.The end result was an increase in the Core i7 CPU speed to 4.4GHz, up from 3.5GHz (Turbo Clock Speed). The GPU speed was increased from 600MHz to 800MHz. In real terms that saw benchmarks results increase 18% in 3D Mark 11, 16% in PCMark Vantage, and 23% in 3D Mark Vantage. At the same time the laptop is producing less noise due to a lack of fans, and less heat due to better thermal management from the liquid cooling. Asetek also claim the standard cooling included with the laptop could not cope with the CPU and GPU running at these speeds.One area not touched on is power requirements. Is this liquid cooling system going to draw more power than the equivalent heatsink/fan solution? If not, then it does look like a better solution for performance laptops. It also makes it possible to use faster stock chips rather than overclocking because more heat can be dealt with.Whether any manufacturers decide to use Asetek’s solution depends on the power use mentioned above and how much the system costs.Read more at Aseteklast_img read more

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These are all the Irish cities that are hiking business rates this

first_img Image: Sasko Lazarov Take me to Fora Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: Short URL These are all the Irish cities that are hiking business rates this year Many councils have opted to increase commercial levies to shore up their budgets. 15,704 Views http://jrnl.ie/3202116 18 Comments Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 8:15 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 Jan 29th 2017, 8:15 AM By Fora Staff Image: Sasko Lazarov BUSINESSES IN URBAN hubs across Ireland face commercial rates hikes of up to 5% this year as many councils try to shore up their balance sheets with the extra revenue.However a Fora analysis of the main metropolitan areas shows a wide range of approaches as the economy recovers, with several local authorities opting to keep rates on hold for traders.Commercial rates are a property tax on business premises, and they account for a large chunk of Irish city and county councils’ annual incomes. These rates are paid by the business that either owns or leases a commercial building.They are calculated using a multiplier – set by the council – to a value for the property determined by the Commissioner of Valuation.Businesses can appeal the valuation to an independent tribunal, which they can also appeal to the high court, however this process doesn’t affect the council’s multiplier – which is set as part of the authority’s voted budget.Going upDublin City CouncilAs part of its approved budget for 2017, elected members of Dublin City Council (DCC) voted to increase commercial rates by 0.78% in a move to help address the council’s budget shortfall.Last year, TheJournal.ie reported that DCC was facing a €15 million budget deficit and an increase in commercial rates was mooted to help balance the books.The budget noted:“All sources of funding are important, however, commercial rates are especially important. Dublin City Council services support commercial activity and so it is appropriate that commercial entities makes a contribution for their trading environment. This contribution must be appropriate and not at a level which dampens trade and removes potential for growth.”This is the first rate increase to commercial property rates by DCC councillors since 2009 and changes are effective of the January 2017. Source: Dublin City CouncilDún Laoghaire-Rathdown County CouncilIn its annual budget for 2017, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council also opted to increase commercial rates this year.The council said it needed to fund additional services and counteract extra costs in 2017, which led to a 1.5% increase in commercial rates.It said “all available options were examined” when trying to meet the need for a bigger budget.The council also noted that commercial rates had previously gone down by 8.5% since 2010. This reduction in rates has resulted in a €5 million decrease in its revenue from commercial rates.However, in a bid to offset the burden of the increase on small businesses, an SME Support Grant has also been created.Under the scheme, businesses with rates bills below €10,000 per year will be able to shave 4% off the amount due. This group represents 72% of all businesses in the council area. DLR County Council income Source: DLR County CouncilCork City Council The council has increased its commercial rates by 1.25% for 2017.The rate hike is the first increase in eight years and is lower than the 2.9% increase originally put forward by council staff.The hike was approved by the city council to help offset its funding shortfall for the new year.According to a spokeswoman for Cork City Council, the increase in commercial rates would address half the authority’s €1.6 million funding deficit. Cork City Council income Source: Cork City CouncilThe rest of the shortfall will be made up in higher car parking fees and reduced spending on tourism promotion and housing.A rates incentive scheme to address commercial rates arrears has also been introduced by the council. Ratepayers that have an annual rate liability below €4,000 and pay on time are entitled to a 3% reduction on their 2018 fee.Limerick City and County CouncilFor 2017, the Limerick council has approved a 5% hike in commercial rates for businesses in both the city and county.The increase was brought about after a big drop in commercial rates income over the past few years. This year, the council is expecting just over €51.6 million from rates – €7.65 million less than it was taking in during 2011.Excluding Housing Assistance Payments (HAP), roughly one-third of all income for the local authority comes from commercial rates. Limerick City and County Council income Source: Limerick City and County CouncilThe council has also in place a SME rebate scheme to help smaller businesses to pay the rate.Under the plan, businesses paying €20,000 or less in rates would be entitled to rebates of up to 9%. This accounted for around 90% of the rated properties in the council area, it claimed.The council employs a separate scheme for tourism businesses that provides a 4% rebate for the firms whose rate charges are higher than the SME-related cap.No increasesHowever not all councils covering metropolitan areas plan to hike their commercial rates this year, with both Fingal and south Dublin councils deciding against increases.Fingal County Council has the lowest rate factor of all four Dublin local authorities, while it also has the highest compliance rate in the country for commercial rates at over 96% in 2015.Waterford and Cork County councils are also not increasing commercial rates for 2017.Up and downDue to a lack of parity between the rates for Galway City and County Council and Ballinasloe Town Council, rates cannot be increased in the county until Ballinsloe’s rate has been brought in line. This year, both councils have committed to bridge the gap by 50%.Similarly, Louth County Council is currently amending its commercial fees system to move towards a common rate for the region.Rates for businesses in both Dundalk and Drogheda have been reduced for 2017, while commercial levies are rising for those firms based outside the two hubs.Written by Killian Woods and posted on Fora.ielast_img read more

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Facebook comment la nouvelle timeline vatelle servir aux marques

first_imgFacebook : comment la nouvelle timeline va-t-elle servir aux marques ?La nouvelle timeline de Facebook permet aux marques de se positionner différemment sur les profils des internautes.La nouvelle timeline de Facebook (sous forme de journal) va obliger les marques à aborder leurs présences sur le réseau social de façon différente. Ce changement de présentation du fil d’actus sur Facebook est loin de faire l’unanimité au sein des nombreux utilisateurs qui possèdent leur propre compte sur le site. Mais les marques sauront peut-être utiliser à leur avantage cette présentation, permettant de retrouver le déroulement chronologique des actions. La timeline offre la possibilité aux marques de s’intégrer directement sur le profil des utilisateurs grâce à des applications “social-by-design”. Selon Le Journal du Net, ces applications doivent être liées aux comportements sociaux du titulaire du compte. Par exemple, l’application Nike Run donne le nombre de kilomètres courus par l’utilisateur lors de sa dernière course, les scores des amis…D’autres applications peuvent faire “corps” avec les activités de l’utilisateur et être utiles, jusqu’à simplifier les actions du quotidien et les requêtes en ligne. Ces applications sociales “markettés” semblent donc tirer leur épingle du jeu sur la nouvelle timeline Facebook, et trouver une voie ludique chez ses utilisateurs.Le 3 janvier 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Danny Ings lauds exceptional Southampton fans

first_imgSouthampton striker Danny Ings has attributed their 3-2 home win against Arsenal to their home support as they ended the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run on Sunday.Danny Ings scored a first-half brace, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalized twice to level the game.The former Liverpool striker then came off in the 71st minute for Charlie Austin who grabbed the winner five minutes before fulltime.“As you can imagine, the lads are buzzing,” Ings told the club’s website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It went throughout the club today. Everyone in the stands was exceptional – getting behind us like that really helps.“When you’ve got a lead and you’re holding on towards the end, and you know you’ve got the crowd behind you, it gives you that little bit of energy to see out the game.“It’s down to us boys to do it on the pitch, but when you know you’ve got the crowd behind you with every press you do, and every ball you regain they’re cheering you on, it does make a massive difference. Today they were top drawer.”last_img read more

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City tracks down stolen stormwater grates

first_imgNote to metal thieves: You don’t want to mess with the Vancouver Public Works Stormwater Maintenance and Operations Team.Team members turned detective after folks reported several missing stormwater grates within Vancouver’s city limits, according to a bulletin.Team members checked around and discovered that 11 were missing around town. More were stolen in the unincorporated area of the county.The problem was that the missing grates are old, rectangular and made of steel, the bulletin said. Each had been custom-made years ago to fit specific, poured-in-place stormwater catch basins.If the grates weren’t recovered, the city would have to spend about $2,250 in taxpayer money to have six of them custom-made, according to the bulletin from city public works spokeswoman Loretta Callahan and police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.So the stormwater team went into action.Chris Marler, a stormwater team supervisor, called several large scrap metal dealers and asked them to watch for the stolen grates.Bob Eichhorst, the other team supervisor, visited some of the smaller scrap metal buyers. He found six of the city’s catch basin grates and three more used for field and ditch inlets.Unfortunately, the city may have to spend money for custom-made replacements for several more grates that remain missing.Folks who find the grates are asked to call the Operations Center at 360-696-8177; those who see suspicious activity around grates are asked to call 911.The Vancouver Police Department is aware of the thefts, the bulletin said.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

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Interlinking Of KrishnaGodavari Rivers Kodandaram cautions

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) chief Prof Kodandaram has felt that interlinking of Krishna and Godavari waters to divert water to Sicilian should not be done in a hasty manner. Such a project would cost State exchequer a lot and also does not offer big benefit as additional water in Srisailam has to be shared with Maharashtra and Karnataka States apart from Andhra Pradesh, he stressed. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Addressing the media at party office on Wednesday, Kodandaram said if 1,000 tmcft water of Telangana share was diverted to Srisailam and from it 400 tmcft was given to other States, what is the benefit for us, he questioned. He suggested that effective use of Godavari water by constructing projects at Kanthanapalli, Tummidihatti and also Dummugudam. Such measures would reduce burden on Krishna river, which can be utilised to meet the needs of South Telangana districts (erstwhile) including Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Ranga Reddy. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us While Godavari water can solve drinking water needs of the State capital, Manjira water can be supplied to Medak, parts of Ranga Reddy district etc, he felt. Kodandaram wanted both Telugu States Chief Ministers to address pending bifurcation issues that were unsolved for last five years, including division of ninth and tenth schedule institutions, resolving electricity staff and fourth class staff issues and also distribution of assets. Advertise With Us The TJS chief also faulted government’s decision to demolish existing Secretariat buildings and go for new construction of Secretariat and Assembly as both the projects are likely to cross Rs 800 crore budget. He said this was not a wise decision as public money has to be spent for needs of the public and not for CM’s needs. The government should get its priorities right and focus on constructing permanent buildings for the several residentials schools, across the State, that started functioning from temporary accommodation in the last few years. Also, public money should be used to improve facilities and infrastructure at Osmania General Hospital, he said. ” Of the Rs 1,870 crore earmarked for construction of buildings for residential schools, only Rs 470 crore (just 25 percent) was spent by the government. Children are the future of the nation and the need of the hour is spending public money for their needs to ensure quality education,” he said. TJS plenary on July 13 Meanwhile, TJS has decided to hold its first plenary in GHMC limits on July 13, where it will chalk out its plans and activities for the next one year. Pointing out that politics has become polluted with defection of elected representatives ruling the roost at present, Kodandaram said that TJS would debate on value based, people and issue focussed politics in the plenary meeting.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy M20 now up for open sale in India All you

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Fold will soon come to IndiaSamsung Mobile PressInside, it comes with Android Oreo OS, 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor, 2GB/3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD).The Galaxy M10 comes with a 3,400mAh battery, which is enough to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage. The Galaxy M10 comes with the same dual 13MP+ 5MP primary shooter as the M20, but it differs in terms of front snapper. It features decent 5MP selfie camera with F2.0 aperture.Samsung devices come with facial recognition and the fingerprint (Galaxy M20 only) sensor, which secures users data from unauthenticated access. They also support dual VoLTE and Widevine L1 Certification, meaning you can watch HD quality videos on multimedia streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, which is rare for budget phones in the Indian market.The Galaxy M10 is being offered in two variants—2GB RAM +16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for Rs 7,990 and Rs 8,990, respectively. Close After the Galaxy M10, Samsung has now started Galaxy M20 open sale in India. It will be available on both the company’s official Samsung e-store and also Amazon India in two colour options– Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black.Prospective consumers can choose between two configurations—3GB RAM + 32GB storage  and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage— for Rs 10,990 and Rs 12,990, respectively.The USP of the Galaxy M20 is its massive battery. It houses a 5,000mAh cell with 15W fast charging capability via Type-C cable. It is capable of offering close to two days of battery life under normal usage. Samsung Galaxy M20 price starts at Rs 10,990 in India. Samsung Media KitThe Galaxy M20 sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ display. It boasts Samsung’s latest 14nm class Exynos 7904 octa-core (2 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A73 + 6 x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A53) CPU, Mali-G71 MP2 graphics engine backed by Android Oreo OS, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD) and also features Dolby ATMOS audio system.As far as the photography hardware is concerned, Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with dual primary 13MP (F1.9 aperture) + 5MP (with 120-degree wide angle lens) camera. On the front, the Galaxy M20 houses an equally impressive 13MP front snapper with F1.9 aperture and Live-focus, which allows users to adjust blur effect in real time.The Galaxy M20 will be competing with the recently launch Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Honor 10 Lite, among others.If you want a Samsung phone with low price-tag then, go for the Galaxy M10. It sports an Infinity V display design with 6.22-inch HD+ screen having more than 90-percent screen-to-body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio.center_img Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, features and specifications last_img read more

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Life derailed in Kashmir Valley

first_imgA demonstrator hurls a stone towards the Indian police during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir, in Srinagar on 3 April Photo : ReutersNormal life was derailed in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as separatists announced a protest march to Shopian town in solidarity with civilians killed in fighting between militants and security forces.As train services remained suspended for a third consecutive day, the authorities closed all educational institutions and postponed exams scheduled for Wednesday amid tensions in the Valley.Train services have also been suspended. Traffic on the otherwise busy Srinagar-Sonamarg road remained suspended for a second day on Wednesday.The separatist Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have announced a march to Shopian town to express solidarity with people there.Authorities deployed security forces in large numbers in Srinagar, the urban hub of a dragging separatist campaign, and other places in the Kashmir Valley to maintain peace, officials said.Twenty people, including 13 militants, four civilians and three soldiers, were killed in south Kashmir in three gunfights on Sunday.Geelani and Mirwaiz have been placed under house arrest while Malik has been lodged in the Srinagar Central Jail to prevent their participation in protests.Shops, public transport and other businesses remained mostly shut in Srinagar and other major towns in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, officials said.Private transport, however, plied in the uptown areas and on the outskirts of Srinagar.Meanwhile, a 23-year-old youth killed in clashes with the security forces in Kangan town was buried early on Wednesday.A shutdown crippled normal life in Ganderbal district following the youth’s death.The District Magistrate of Ganderbal has ordered a magisterial probe into the youth’s killing while police have ordered a departmental enquiry.Clashes had broken out in Kangan on Tuesday immediately after the youth’s body was taken there.last_img read more

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Accused confess to Khulna gangrape

first_imgThree people who were detained from the capital on Thursday in connection with Khulna gang-rape incident reportedly gave confessional statement to a Khulna court on Friday, reports UNB.Khulna metropolitan judge Amirul Islam recorded the confessional statement of the accused around 7pm, said Sheikh Moniruzaman Mithu, additional deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police.The arrestees are Md Sagar Ali, 26, son of late Amjad Sikdar of Khan Jahan Ali, Md Billal, 30, son of late Renu Mia of Mosiali area in the port city and Md Shafik, 26, son of late Tokon Ali of same area.Officer-in-charge of Khan Jahan Ali police station Kabir Hossain said a team of police using different sources and information technology arrested the trio from Kuril Bishwa Road in Badda early Thursday.On Monday last, three people gang raped an SSC candidate at an abandoned building in Alimgate Kalabagan area of the city in Khulna and fled.Later, locals rescued the bloodstained girl and admitted her to Khulna Medical College Hospital.On the following day, the victim’s father filed a case with Khan Jahan Ali police station.last_img read more

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ExOC Moazzem denied bail

first_imgMoazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Feni’s Sonagazi police station. File photoThe High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of former Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain in a case filed under the Digital Security Act, reports UNB.Moazzem will have to spend more time in prison after the bench of justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and justice Khizir Hayat threw out his petition.Lawyer Ahasanullah stood for Moazzem while attorney general Mahabubey Alam represented the state.The police officer had sought bail from the bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and justice Ashraful Kamal on 2 July.He is accused of unlawfully interrogating Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi and recording the incident on phone. A video of the incident went viral on the social media.Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed a case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on 15 April.Moazzem was withdrawn and later suspended on 10 May. A tribunal ordered his arrest on 27 May after investigators found allegations brought against him to be true. He was arrested on 16 June from Shahbagh.The next day, the Cyber Tribunal rejected his bail plea and sent him to jail.Moazzem had summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa’s principal Sirajuddoula and Nusrat, who accused the teacher of sexually harassing her.Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter’s sexual harassment. The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman and used inappropriate language.The girl was set on fire on 6 April at an exam centre, reportedly by people loyal to Sirajuddoula. She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Update Brings Joker Stage Builder and More

first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Hero Stay on target View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76.center_img After sort of leaking details a few days ago, Nintendo just randomly announced that the 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available today. Free additions include the (much more robust looking) Stage Builder, video editing features, and support for the new Smash World mobile app. But even more exciting, the update finally lets us play as first paid DLC character Joker from Persona 5. He brings the whole Persona universe with him including new stage Mementos, new music and Mii costumes, and even cool new stylistic flourishes.See for yourself.Part of what made Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, my favorite game of last year and the reason the Nintendo Switch ended up winning the year, so majestic was how packed with content it was. Every character ever. Over one hundred stages. Nearly a thousand songs. A brand new lengthy single-player campaign. More Spirits than you could ever recognize.AdChoices广告But the game was somewhat lacking when it came to bringing back cool side modes from other games in the series. There are plenty of options for playing the core fighting game offline, online, and against hordes of enemies. But that’s basically it. However, in a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate commercial, Nintendo may have accidentally revealed the return of one of the franchise’s coolest side activities.Did you see it? Right at the beginning of this trailer we see the Smash Bros. menu. However, in this slightly blurry version of the menu we can make out an option for “Stage Builder,” a feature from past games that’s currently absent in Ultimate. So it’s all but confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a Stage Builder mode, probably coming later this month in the 3.0 update that also adds new DLC character Joker from Persona 5.At least in past games, Stage Builder is just what it sounds like, a way to build your own Smash Bros. arenas and share them online. In Brawl, this meant plopping different blocks and hazards into a grid, changing the theme and music for extra atmosphere. You could make a well of spikes or a bouncy castle. The Wii U had fewer pieces but you could draw more elaborate platform shapes with the GamePad touch screen. Hopefully Ultimate, true to its name, combines elements from both and then some. Super Mario Maker has really raised the bar for Nintendo level editors.So it’s really just a matter of time before we’ll all be making our own stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Hopefully a Nintendo Direct will provide more details soon. With Stage Builder coming back we also hope other past Smash modes return. A previous datamine that hinted at Stage Builder also mentioned Home-Run contest. And we’d love to Break The Targets again.For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate read our review and browse our guide on every character in the game.last_img read more

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VIDEO Conor McGregor and his entourage attacked a bus full of fighters

first_imgConor McGregor throwing a dolly at the bus @TheNotoriousMMA @arielhelwani pic.twitter.com/nkH1zlPnIt— Style Street (@StyleStreetCo) April 5, 2018 UFC 223’s main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway will decide the new UFC lightweight champion after Dana White stripped Conor McGregor of his belt.Today following the 223 press conference, a pissed off McGregor and his entourage showed up at the Barclay’s Center and attacked a bus full of departing fighters with anything they could get their hands on. McGregor can be seen attempting to call someone out of the bus to throwdown on the spot.UFC lightweight contender Michael Chiesa was on the bus and suffered injuries when an object smashed a window.This entire scene is off the rails. Watch McGregor and his crew start a mini riot at Barclay’s. @TheNotoriousMMA is about that life pic.twitter.com/kLRbMVzSzk— joshua. (@jrsvx) April 5, 2018center_img Wild video from Felice Herrig’s Instagram of Conor McGregor and company wrecking things behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/tFqZ16JBqy— Michael Hutchinson (@TheMikeyHutch) April 5, 2018last_img read more

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European Parliament wants Snowden NSA chief to testify on spying

first_imgRelated posts:Snowden wants asylum in Brazil: report Bolivia threatens U.S. Embassy closing after Snowden search Russians laud Venezuela’s asylum offer to Snowden Putin says Snowden in Moscow as Russia rejects U.S. demands LONDON — The European Parliament is gearing up to launch an investigation into the recently revealed NSA surveillance programs — and lawmakers are drawing up an interesting list of witnesses they want to interview about the snooping.In September, the parliament is set to begin a series of hearings as part of the inquiry, which was established following the exposure of sweeping spy efforts that extend across the world. Now, members of the parliament are putting forward names for individuals they want to call in to answer questions. Among those suggested so far are a series of high-profile figures at the center of the surveillance revelations, including Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower who leaked the secret documents on the spying; NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander; and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was passed the documents by Snowden and has published several scoops based on them in recent weeks.In the United States, the reaction to the surveillance leaks has primarily focused on the vast domestic phone records database, first revealed by the Guardian last month. But in Europe, the outrage has been over the PRISM Internet surveillance program, which reportedly enables the NSA to collect data on foreigners from major U.S. companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo. Politicians across Europe have also responded furiously to allegations that the U.S. government has been bugging European embassies and missions in apparent violation of a 1961 convention on diplomatic relations. And there has been a particularly strong outcry in Germany over reports that the NSA is collecting metadata on half a billion phone calls and emails across the country every month.Last week, at a meeting about the scope of its inquiry into the NSA’s surveillance, members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee agreed that they would invite U.S. authorities, surveillance and privacy experts, data protection authorities, and representatives from parliaments in EU members states to participate in a series of at least 12 public hearings scheduled for before the end of the year. This week, German member of the European Parliament Jan Albrecht published a list of individuals he is requesting be invited. Aside from Snowden and Greenwald, it includes a host of top surveillance experts, plus NSA whistle-blowers Thomas Drake and William Binney, who have both in recent years spoken out publicly about the agency’s growing spying capabilities. Dutch Member of the European Parliament Sophie In ‘t Veld, vice chair of the civil liberties committee, confirmed in an email this week that she intends to invite Gen. Alexander. The inquiry’s conclusions will eventually be presented in a report to the parliament and could have implications for data-sharing agreements between Europe and the United States.Snowden, no doubt, would like the opportunity to appear at one of the hearings. But he remains effectively stranded at a Moscow airport while he seeks temporary asylum in Russia. He apparently hopes to then move on to one of the Latin American nations that have offered him a safe haven — Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Despite the anger in Europe over the spying Snowden has revealed, governments in the EU have not been rushing to welcome him with open arms. In a bizarre incident earlier this month, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal allegedly refused to allow Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet to pass through their airspace after suspicions were raised that Snowden was on board. Bolivian officials blamed U.S. pressure for the debacle, describing it as a “hostile act” that had been orchestrated by the State Department.Gallagher is a London-based journalist who reports regularly on surveillance technology for Slate.© 2013, Slate Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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TEQ first to partner with Chinese online travel giant

first_imgTourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) will target China’s fast growing Free and Independent Traveller market through a new partnership with the country’s largest social travel network Mafengwo.With China’s middle class predicted to grow from 500 million to 3.2 billion by 2030, TEQ is partnering with Mafengwo to reach the growing online travel market.TEQ Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington signed a two-year agreement with Mafengwo, which has 80 million active users each month, in Beijing on Friday.“Recent research shows two-thirds of Chinese now prefer to travel independently and 53 per cent book their trip online or via their mobile,” Ms Coddington said.“Mafengwo offers us the platform to communicate directly with this key growth market and travel influencers.”Mafengwo.cn is China’s largest online travel social platform and has more than 100 million registered users.“The size of the market cannot be underestimated. There are 688 million internet users and of these users, 71 per cent seek travel inspiration via wechat and social media,” Ms Coddington said.“This partnership will place Queensland directly within this online network which we know is one of the most significant influencers in the Chinese tourist market.“Through this we will be able to inspire more Chinese to visit Queensland with direct access from multiple Asian ports.“Chinese visitors spent just under $1 billion last year as Queensland’s largest market by expenditure which shows how important the market is to the state economy.”Tourism and Events Queensland will work with Mafengwo on creating themed online campaigns and enriching destination content to help Chinese travellers plan their Queensland holiday. Tourism and Events QLDSource = Tourism and Events Queenslandlast_img read more

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