These Are the Games You Should Check Out in June 2019

These Are the Games You Should Check Out in June 2019

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form June isn’t exactly brimming with many big titles but it is a better month than May. The big releases on this list are obviously Super Mario Maker 2, Judgement, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for the pure fact they’re entirely new games. The rest of this list comprises of remakes and remasters. If you’re already played these games, then it’s a bummer. However, if you’ve never tried them, now is a good as time as any to dive in.Super Mario Maker 2Platform: Nintendo SwitchRelease date: June 28Many Wii U games have found a renewed life on Nintendo Switch. Many (myself included) expected a port of Super Mario Maker since that is one of the best games on the system. Instead of a port, Nintendo went and developed a full-on sequel, appropriately called Super Mario Maker 2. Like the original, players can create their very own Super Mario Bros. stages and share them with others. That last point is a big part of the reason for the series’ popularity. It is very cool seeing how creative the player base can get. I’m never good with these create-whatever-the-hell-you-want type of games so I’ll just play other people’s levels and curse them for being so difficult.Pre-order Super Mario Maker 2 on AmazonJudgmentPlatform: PlayStation 4Release date: June 25We’ve seen a number of Yakuza titles released in the West this generation but things have slowed down in 2019. Thankfully, the same developers are delivering a new IP called Judgment. Like Yakuza, you go around fictionalized Japanese cities and towns beating the crap out of thugs and partaking in all manner of strange mini-games. The big difference is you play as a cop instead of a criminal. On top of brawling, you’ll have to inspect crime scenes for clues and question citizens in order to further your investigations. Like I said, there’s not a new Yakuza game this year, so Judgement will fill that void.Pre-order Judgment on AmazonBloodstained: Ritual of the NightPlatforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox OneRelease date: June 18Koji Igarashi has been developing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for what seems like ages, so it’s awesome to see the game actually releasing. In case you don’t know, Igarashi was in charge of Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night. Since Konami (at the time) didn’t want to make an old-school Castlevania entry, he decided to form an independent studio and develop a game in that style. I’ve played numerous Bloodstained demos over the years so I’m very excited to have the finished product in my grubby hands. I expect I’ll sink many hours into Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night this summer.Pre-order Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on AmazonCrash Team Racing Nitro-FueledPlatforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox OneRelease date: June 21Crash Bandicoot returned to the gaming landscape two years ago with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Since that game performed so well, it’s no surprise to see Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled get the HD spit n’ polish. Like N. Sane Trilogy, Nitro-Fueled features completely redone character and environmental models along with high-res textures. It has all of the tracks from the original title, along with some from Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Tag Team Racing. I personally never got into the Crash games back in the day, though I did enjoy N. Sane Trilogy (until it became frustratingly difficult). I’ll probably skip Nitro-Fueled, but if you’re into kart racing games, you should dig this one.Pre-order Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled on AmazonThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIPlatform: PlayStation 4Release date: June 4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel released on PS4 back in April and its sequel drops this month. How is that possible? Because both titles are ports of PS3/PS Vita games. The Legend of Heroes is one of those JRPG franchises I’ve heard of but never got around to playing. From what friends who are fans tell me, the games feature deep turn-based RPG mechanics and an even deeper lore. I’m not sure how I feel about sinking a million hours into a JRPG these days, but the series does look intriguing. If you’re into the genre, it might be a good time to check out Trails of Cold Steel II (along with its predecessor) to pass the long summer months.Buy The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II on AmazonOctopath TravellerPlatform: PCRelease date: June 7Formerly a Nintendo Switch exclusive, Square-Enix’s Octopath Traveler makes its way to PC this month. If you’ve already played this then you won’t find any new content in this package. It’s essentially a straight port of the original but with higher resolutions. That’s both good and bad, depending on who you ask. Though I initially loved Octopath Traveller, the endless grinding eventually burned me out. I don’t usually mind grinding in RPGs, but this one took it to a whole other level. But if you don’t mind spending endless hours leveling up characters then you’re going to have a good time with this one.Pre-order Octopath Traveller on Humble StoreHeavy RainPlatform: PCRelease date: June 24Speaking about console exclusives coming to PC, Quantic Dreams’ Heavy Rain is making its own journey to the Epic Games Store. Like Octopath Traveller, this is a pretty faithful port of the original. Of course, this edition sports higher-res textures and a smoother frame rate. Some folks (understandably) aren’t fans of Quantic Dreams’ titles, but I’ve always enjoyed them even when they get super cheesy. Heavy Rain was my first introduction to the studios’ work so it’ll be interesting to revisit this one. Maybe this time I won’t become as annoyed when they reveal the killer’s identity. I also look forward to seeing all the various mods the community will no doubt conjure up. On second thought, maybe I don’t want to see that.Pre-order Heavy Rain on the Epic Games StoreMore on Geek.com:Irresponsible Video Game Predictions for E3 2019‘Game of Thrones: Beyond The Wall’ Is a VR Westeros Adventure‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Trailer Steps Out of the Shadowslast_img read more

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Gives Coffee Cup Dilemma Update

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Gives Coffee Cup Dilemma Update

first_imgStay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… The Game of Thrones coffee cup dilemma continues: After the show ended last month, fans are still blaming Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner for the object’s random appearance in a major scene. However, Turner claims that the incident was actually Kit Harington’s fault.In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Turner jokingly addressed the coffee cup controversy, which is still carrying on even though Game of Thrones ended last month, Fox News reported. Turner cleared the air and said Clarke wasn’t to blame either, since they both had to wear corsets during production.“I hear this every day of my life, this coffee cup thing. So it’s good to know that the coffee cup got more press than the final season altogether,” Turner told O’Brien on his show.She continued, “The coffee cup was where Kit’s  [Harington’s] chair was. First I blamed it on Emilia [Clarke], but I don’t think Emilia [Clarke] would do that. Kit [Harington] is lazy, and I think he would have done that. It was in front of Kit’s [Harington’s] chair and then obviously he moved, so this picture was taken and it looked like it was in my seat, but I wasn’t there either. It was Kit [Harington]. It was a 100 percent Kit [Harington].”Turner then went on to explain how she had a complicated costume situation that didn’t really allow her to drink a lot of beverages on set.“I wear a corset, so I either piss myself or I throw up,” Turner told O’Brien.The already infamous coffee cup has now been edited out of this week’s #GameofThrones if you watch it back(via @verge) pic.twitter.com/ePWkhuHt2l— Fandom (@getFANDOM) May 7, 2019The rogue coffee cup, which didn’t turn out to be an actual Starbucks cup, showed up in a key Season 8, Episode 4 scene, where Winterfell was celebrating a victory over the Night King’s army. Fans pointed out that the coffee cup was placed next to Daenerys Targaryen in the scene, and following major backlash, HBO apologized and eventually removed the coffee cup from the Game of Thrones episode.Game of Thrones is officially over, but none of the cast or crew members have come forward and admitted that they left the coffee cup there. So far, the out-of-place object remains a mystery and it doesn’t look like fans will receive any confessions soon.More on Geek.com:Emilia Clarke Responds to ‘Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Controversy‘Game of Thrones’ Deletes Random Starbucks Cup From Season 8 Scene‘Game of Thrones’ Left a Starbucks Cup in a Scene and Fans Are Freaking Outlast_img read more

SPOILERS: WWE Superstars taping results for September 4

first_imgFacebook Google+ Number 30 Entrants for Men and Women’s Royal Rumble revealed; Winners of MMC Season 2 Finn Jones Responds To Marvel/Netflix’s Decision To Cancel ‘Iron Fist’ Videos Articles Netflix Cancels Iron Fist Alicia Fox WhatsApp Tiffany Haddish Won`t Do Georgia Show After Abortion Ban Naomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers! Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Elimination Chamber Qualifier set for RAW, Future of “Botch Club” on WWE Network Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Monday from Des Moines.WWE Superstars taping results for September 4, 2014:* Alicia Fox def. Emma* Sin Cara def. Justin GabrielSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNaomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:22/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 9.75%0:03Remaining Time -3:19 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 4/22/19 (New era begins following the 2019 Superstar Shake-up) Awa Ly In Push For Diversity, Movie Academy Invites 928 New Members Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

Preview for tonight’s 9/25 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Alexa Bliss Injury Update WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Big Cass WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Videos Articles Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss The following is scheduled for tonight’s 9/25 WWE NXT on WWE Network:* NXT Tag Team Titles: The Lucha Dragons (c’s) vs. The Ascension* Tyler Breeze vs. Justin Gabriel* Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss* Bull Dempsey vs. Mojo Rawley* Enzo Amore vs. Marcus LouisCheck back later tonight for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com.  Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Enzo Amore Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured Facebook Videos Articleslast_img read more

Crews search after report of drowned boy at Horseshoe Lake

first_imgEmergency personnel searched Horseshoe Lake for several hours Sunday night, but recovered nothing, after a report that a boy had drowned.Clark County Fire & Rescue, a Vancouver Fire Department technical rescue team and Cowlitz County dive teams responded to the area around 7 p.m., according to a Woodland Police Department Facebook post. A witness reported watching a boy — described as white with blonde hair and wearing blue swim shorts — swimming in the lake. After looking away momentarily, the witness reportedly lost sight of him.While the boy might have struggled to swim, no one reported seeing him go under the water or come out of it, according to police. Crews searched for two hours before suspending the efforts due to darkness.Anybody who is missing a child matching the boy’s description is advised to immediately call the Woodland Police Department at 360-225-8981, referencing case number W19-574.last_img read more

Two more suspicious cat deaths under investigation in Olympia

first_imgOLYMPIA — Two cat deaths in the past week are being investigated as suspicious.On Wednesday morning, a cat was found cut in half on 28th Avenue Southeast near Allen Road Southeast in Olympia. Thurston County Animal Services Officer Erika Johnson called the cat’s death suspicious but said it appeared different than last year’s spate of cat killings.Last year, more than a dozen mutilated cats were found across Thurston County, though investigators later determined at least five were killed by other animals.The killings gained national attention and had local cat owners on edge.The body of the cat found Wednesday will be sent to the University of Washington to find out how it died, Johnson said, along with the body of another cat found the afternoon of Aug. 7 in the yard of a home on Sheridan Drive Southeast in Lacey.That cat was cut open and its organs were removed, said Lacey police Sgt. Jaime Newcomb.Two other dead cats found in Olympia and near Lacey in June and July were also investigated, though officials were not able to determine what killed them.last_img read more

Dow surges 326 points on hopes for USChina trade talks

first_imgStocks finished with broad gains on Wall Street Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 300 points higher.The buying spree gave the market its second straight gain after a wobbly start to the week. The S&P 500 is now on track for its first weekly gain in five weeks.The rally was spurred by fresh hope among investors that new talks between the U.S. and China set for September can lead to progress in the nations’ ongoing trade war.“Investors are hoping that some sort of renewed discussions could lead to a genuine truce,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. “All the market is trading on today is optimism, not on reality.”The S&P 500 rose 36.64 points, or 1.3%, to 2,924.58. The Dow climbed 326.15 points, or 1.3%, to 26,362.25. The Nasdaq gained 116.51 points, or 1.5%, to 7,973.39.Investors favored smaller company stocks for the second straight day. The Russell 2000 index added 24.01 points, or 1.6%, to 1,496.72.Major stock indexes in Europe also closed broadly higher.While the major indexes have stemmed some of their losses from earlier this month, they remain down about 2% for the month with one trading day left in August. If those losses hold, August would be the second monthly drop for the market this year after May.Uncertainty over the costly and long-running trade conflict fueled a wave of market volatility through much of August as traders worried that it could knock the global economy into a recession and hurt corporate profits.last_img read more

NASA delays space shuttle Endeavours last launch

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has called off today’s launch of space shuttle Endeavour because of a heater failure.Commander Mark Kelly and his crew were on their way to the launch pad, when NASA halted the countdown. The astronauts’ van did a U-turn, and returned the astronauts to crew quarters.NASA spokesman George Dillard says the next try will be Sunday at the earliest.NASA reported earlier that two heaters on an auxiliary power unit were not working. Engineers could not understand the problem, and the launch was halted.Kelly is married to wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She is already in Cape Canaveral. President Barack Obama planned to watch the launch but had not yet arrived.last_img read more

AIDEA Briefs Federal Commission On Ambler Road

first_imgThe state says it will cost as much as $400 million to build a controversial proposed mining road to Ambler. But some opponents of the road think that figure is too low.Download AudioA conference call about federal polices on Alaska lands became part of the ongoing debate about a proposed mining road to Ambler, with the total cost of the road officially projected to be as high as $400 million—a number that’s interesting as much for what it leaves in as out.On Friday, the Citizens Advisory Commission on Federal Areas–CAFCA– met in Anchorage for one of it’s three meetings each year. The Ambler Road project was discussed due to plans which call for a portion of the road to pass through the Gates of the Arctic National ark.Mark Davis, a deputy director with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or AIDEA—which is handling the project for the state—gave an overall cost prediction for the project.“I gave you the potential estimates of this road,” Davis told the CACFA members, “which would be first brought in as a pioneer road and then maybe expanded, so between $190 million and $300 million.”That’s optimistic. And other AIDEA representatives are quick clarify that is a very rough estimate, one which will likely be revised once the EIS study is completed. Maryelen Tuttle works for Dowl HKM, the company contracted to manage the road project, and says a more conservative range is $200-$400. And that’s just for construction—it doesn’t include all the preliminary studies or permitting, which has so far cost the state just under $13 million, and could be as high as $60 million by the time ground is broken.“The idea that the road costs $100-$300 million dollars is totally, totally fallacious,” Ron Yarnell, a wilderness lodge owner near the road’s proposed route, told board members.“The bridges on this road are huge. I mean, the bridges on this job alone are gonna be $100-$200 million dollars,” Yarnell continued.Yarnell also questions AIDEA’s claim that the industrial road will be closed down and remediated once operations have stopped in the mining district the road would service. It was a point picked up by Jill Yordy, a researcher with the Northern Center in Fairbanks, too.“Today it was mentioned that the road could possibly be reclaimed, and yet I’ve heard no mention about the cost of reclaiming the road. And who would pay for those—who’s shoulders would that financial burden fall on?” Yordy asked. “If it is going to be AIDEA or the private entity that pays for and maintains the road then those costs should be included in the road proposal and considered from the beginning.”In his response to the public’s testimony, Davis explained that costs for road reclamation will be figured during the EIS process. After the meeting Tuttle clarified that the eventual financing model will use tolls to collect repayment from the road’s private users. Reclamation, as well as maintenance and preliminary costs, will be built into how much the tolls charge.Investigations into feasibility and design options for the Ambler Road have a phased funding structure, meaning appropriations happen year-to-year depending on which phase development is in. So far the project has spent just under $13 million, though the cost for preliminary work could get up to $60 million before ground is broken.last_img read more

L48 Senators See Arctic Irony in Alaskan Views

first_imgIn the nation’s capital, lawmakers fled to the airports ahead of a snow storm today that closed most government offices. But one U.S. senator held a hearing anyway. Scores of Alaskans packed into Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Energy Committee for a hearing on Arctic opportunities. Sen. Al Franken used it as his opportunity to highlight what he sees as an Arctic paradox.Download AudioThe hearing provided an overview of Arctic issues: The prospect of new trade routes and drilling as the sea ice retreats, the need for infrastructure, the threat of erosion. Alaska witnesses advocated for more Arctic oil development, on federal lands and off-shore.  State Rep. Bob Herron, a Democrat, says Arctic Alaskans deserve a chance at economic advancement.“We’re not a snow globe,” he said. “We’re not little Eskimos in a museum.”Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat who used to make a living from satire, smelled irony. He asked climate change scientist Cecilia Bitz to confirm that greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet and, to a large extent, causing the loss of sea ice. Then Franken spelled out the paradox: “That the burning of fossil fuels is creating the opportunity to create more fossil fuels to burn.”“It is obviously ironic, yes,” Bitz agreed.“It’s funny how ironic it is,” Franken said, darkly. “It’s hilarious.”Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent and a fierce champion of limiting carbon emissions, pursued it further.“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted that the highest point in the village of Newtok, Alaska … could be underwater by 2017,” Sanders said. “A proposed move to higher ground could cost as much as 130 million (dollars).”Moreover, Sanders said, 86 percent of all Alaska Native villages are deemed at risk due to climate change. Sanders pushed the Alaskan witnesses to answer for their support of oil development.“You are, some of you at least, are in favor of more production of fossil fuel, which is ultimately destroying the very communities your people live in,” Sanders told the witness panel. “That does not make a lot of sense to me, in all respect. What am I missing?”North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower took the long view.“I believe that this is a 10,000 year old question. We never question anything that comes to us. We live with what has come before us –.” Sanders cut her off, saying he only had a few minutes to pursue his questions, but Brower appeared to be making a point about accepting new technology to improve living conditions. She’d earlier explained how the Prudhoe Bay oil discovery had allowed the Inupiat to move out of sod houses and warm their homes with natural gas instead of whale oil.Murkowski then brought up revenue sharing as a solution. If Alaska communities got a share of the proceeds of federal petroleum lease sales, Murkowski says it could help towns pay to relocate or defend against erosion. Republican state Sen. Lesil McGuire, another Alaskan on the witness panel, agreed.“And just to touch back on Sen. Sanders’ (question), I think what we’re asking for is the opportunity to continue to adapt,” McGuire said.McGuire says the world will keep burning fossil fuel while renewables develop, so that  fuel might as well come from Alaska, where the revenue can improve the lives of the people most vulnerable to climate change.last_img read more

Students asked to stay overnight at school due to heavy rain in

Students asked to stay overnight at school due to heavy rain in

first_imgAdilabad: The students of the model school in Adilabad were asked to stay at school overnight due to the massive inflow in Bangaru Guda stream. As the stream is flooded with rainwater, there is no option left with the students rather stay at school. The school management arranged the night stay for the students. Later, the students were sent to their homes after their parents worried about them and asked to send them to the district headquarters via Jainath at midnight.last_img

Arun Jaitley responding to treatment says Venkaiah Naidu after meeting AIIMS doctors

first_imgVice President Venkaiah Naidu.Press Information BureauVice President Venkaiah Naidu said former finance minister Arun Jaitley was responding to the treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he visited him on Saturday morning, August 10.”The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. The Vice President also met Shri Jaitley’s family members who were present,” a statement released by the VP’s office read. Jaitley, 66, was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi, on Friday morning after he complained of difficulty in breathing.Hospital officials released a statement later in the day that read, “He is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors.””At present, he is hemodynamically stable,” the statement said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jaitley on Friday. Other senior Bharatiya Janata Party members, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, also visited him in the hospital.Jaitley’s health condition deteriorated after he underwent a kidney transplant in May last year. Health issues kept him from presenting the interim budget in February as he was undergoing treatment in a hospital in the United States. The senior Union Minister, ahead of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30, wrote to the PM requesting to be allowed to keep away from “any responsibility” citing serious health issues.”I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore, not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government,” the statement read.last_img read more

Kraft uses Intel technology in vending machine to target customers by age

Kraft uses Intel technology in vending machine to target customers by age

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — In a clever mix of technology and marketing, Kraft Foods has teamed up with Intel to create a vending machine, called the iSample, that can dispense free pudding samples to adults only; it’s intended target audience for its new product. The result is a machine currently in place at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Patrons who approach the machine are scanned, and if deemed old enough, are urged to use their smart phone to type in or swipe a code that then allows the assumed grown-up to pick a flavor, which is then dropped down for them to grab and eat. All for free. If a kid tries to do the same, they are denied a free sample and asked to step aside so that a deserving adult can get a treat. Taiwan develops face-recognising vending machine The partnership between Kraft and Intel has apparently been ongoing for a couple of years as Kraft seeks new ways to grab the attention of customers and Intel works out real world ways to differentiate people from one another. As with most such ventures, the first such product, a similar scanning machine that could suggest an entire meal for someone based on gender, size and age, was deemed too ungainly. The new machine currently being used by passing adults at the aquarium is apparently just the right size and in addition to its technical abilities also employs a bit of humor, brushing children aside as if they were little more than pests.The new vending machine also appears to be a glimpse of things to come, as other companies are most assuredly working on similar technology, all aimed at selling more products to a cooperative public. Thus, in addition to television, radio, animated billboards and Internet advertising, we will all likely soon be subjected to various machines studying our bodies and faces to discover clues about our gender, age, race, health and perhaps level of wealth based on our clothing, so that those that wish to sell us things can be more discriminating in their advertising. All thanks to both investments in technology and the willingness of the public to give up some bit of their privacy in exchange for the reward of a simple sweet treat. Citation: Kraft uses Intel technology in vending machine to target customers by age (2011, December 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-kraft-intel-technology-vending-machine.html © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Explore further The vending machine doesn’t take a photograph, it simply scans a person’s face, using some type of optical sensor, processes the information it finds, such as the distance between the eyes, nose and ears, and then makes an age estimation that it uses to allow or deny a free treat. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Incessant rainfall causes landslide Hill Rly vehicle services disrupted

Incessant rainfall causes landslide Hill Rly vehicle services disrupted

first_imgDarjeeling: Incessant rainfall caused a landslide at Paglajhora, 9 km from Kurseong town in between Ghayabari and Mahanadi on National Highway 55, connecting Darjeeling with the plains. The landslide has disrupted Darjeeling Himalayan Railway services, along with vehicular traffic on this stretch.This area is a landslide prone zone. The incident occurred at around 3 pm. “Till the tracks are cleared of the debris and boulders, the train from NJP to Darjeeling will run till Tindharia and the train from Darjeeling to NJP will run till Kurseong,” stated a Northern Frontier Railway. Work is on to clear the boulders and debris.last_img read more

When Should You Consider Changing Your Hosting Provider By Mary J Derosa

When Should You Consider Changing Your Hosting Provider By Mary J Derosa

first_imgWeb hosting is a necessity when it comes to running your own website. It’s the life force that your site depends on. Therefore choosing the right hosting provider is a crucial step. But over time you might discover that your hosting provider is struggling to keep up with the needs of your website as it continues to grow.When that happens, then it’s time to think about changing your provider out and trying new waters. Before you decide to buy hosting for your site, keep reading to find out what signs to look out for!Websites Grow Just like when a business expands, they need to move to a bigger and better environment. Same goes with managing a website. Web hosting starter packs tend to be affordable, but offer limited storage and bandwidth.Whether you’re running a personal blog or an online store, as time goes, you will continue to add more files to your site. Because of that, you will need bigger storage to host your website’s data.Furthermore, sooner or later your bandwidth will experience a strain due to increasing traffic.  Websites that host big libraries of media and downloadable content will outgrow their bandwidth faster.So depending on the growth that you expect from your site, it’s important to think about how much storage and bandwidth you will need.Too Much DowntimeDo not underestimate the times when your site is down. It can result in you losing your visitors if your website frequently fails to load. It will also affect SEO rankings, your brand’s reputation if you don’t solve the problem immediately.If you experience excessive downtime, then it’s a sign that your hosting provider isn’t reliable. Downtime can also be caused by overloading or server abuse by other users when you’re on a shared server.Slow Page Load TimesWebsite speed is a very important factor if you want to drive in traffic and have your site rank higher on search engine results page. Managing a website that loads faster also gives visitors a satisfying user experience navigating through your pages.Other than the possibility that there are too many requests for your website (increased traffic), slower page load times can be caused by shared servers that have more clients than it can handle. Sometimes, images can slow down a page as well, so make sure that your web host can cater to your website speed needs.No 24/7 Customer SupportA service company should have customer support ready 24/7, and that includes web hosting providers. You never know when you need help or have questions about your hosting plan and website.If your web host doesn’t have around-the-clock customer support, then that’s a sign that you should look for better hosting providers. If you’re experiencing trouble who do you turn to for help? You will lose precious time if you try to fix the issues yourself.Poor SecurityCyber attacks are increasing each year as mobile and wireless technology continue to develop. Hackers and spammers are getting smarter each day, therefore, you’ll be needing a secure place for your website.Though entry-level security protection against spam and malware already come as a package with most shared hosting services, it doesn’t hurt to check. If you find that your current web host doesn’t provide any security measures, then you need to look for a better provider.No Automatic BackupBacking up your website files isn’t something that is hard to do as you can do it manually yourself. But as humans, there are times when you might forget to back up your site due to busy schedules or other things.Web hosting providers that provide automatic back up without extra charge gives users more reassurance. If the current web host that you’ve decided on is lacking in that department, it’s time to consider changing into one that can back up your site automatically.Billing ErrorsYou’ve just renewed your web hosting for another year and paid it. But when you log in there are no changes and there’s a message that you haven’t paid your bill. These issues happen, and it’s not something major if you’re able to take care of it immediately.However, if you encounter the same problem a number of times, do consider changing hosting providers. Customers shouldn’t be worried about not getting the service that they’ve paid for so that they can focus on their business or project.ConclusionSometimes when we thought we’ve chosen the right web hosting provider for our website, it doesn’t always end in a happy ending. When you start experiencing signs that your site’s performance is decreasing even after you tried your best to build and manage it, then you need to look into your web host.Since your website depends on web hosting for it to run properly, you should consider changing your hosting provider before it’s too late.If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more

Why Vegan Jobs Ireland helps connect vegan job seekers and vegan businesses

Why Vegan Jobs Ireland helps connect vegan job seekers and vegan businesses

first_imgWhat is your background briefly?I’m a Brazilian living in Dublin for over 3 years, working as UX Designer. My work experience came from working as graphic designer in Ad Agencies, from printing to digital.Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?Yes. I’ve been working in digital environment for years, but always working ins someones else project. I wanted to do something that I could use my background as designer and my passion.With the Vegan Jobs Ireland website, I can use my background as designer for a cause that I believe. I still can work with creation, design, digital marketing, and at the same time promoting the veganism.1 min pitch for what you are doing now?I have been a vegan for over five years, and I wanted to get more involved with the cause, using my skills as web developer and designer to create something useful to the vegan community.Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?I believe it’s a powerful idea because veganism is growing in Ireland, more and more companies are selling vegan products, and the vegan industries are showing up, from groceries store to the health sector, clothes, etc.There are many ethical companies that are looking for a candidate like this. Vegan Jobs Ireland helps connect vegan job seekers and vegan businesses.How can people find out more about you & your work?My personal website: www.wrccdesign.com and www.veganjobsireland.ie or Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/veganjobsirelandFacebook: www.facebook.com/veganjobsinirelandCheck out my latest article: When creating a logo, don't treat it like a spoiled baby https://t.co/xU8LV1GlM6 via @LinkedIn— Wagner Rosati (@wrccdesign) August 3, 2019Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?About the feedback of people looking for jobs. Every day the website get CVs, and companies are interested to know, by visiting the site to check the users profiles.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => Irish Tech News now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you and hopefully we can share your story too and reach our global audience.Home Why Vegan Jobs Ireland helps connect vegan job seekers and vegan businesses, Wagner Rosati If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more

agentsIncentiveSolomon Islandswin

agentsIncentiveSolomon Islandswin

first_imgagentsIncentiveSolomon Islandswin To celebrate the launch of its new ‘Solomon Is’ re-branding initiative, Tourism Solomons is offering travel agents the chance to win a $100 pre-paid Visa card and two $50 pre-paid Visa cards.Winning one of the cards is simple – all agents need to do is simply complete the following sentence in five (5) words or less:Solomon Is … and submit their entries to Tourism Solomons’ marketing representative Richard Skewes via email at richard@ptm.net.au by COB on Friday, 24 August 2018. The winners of the Visa cards will be announced on Monday, 3 September 2018.Launched in early July the new ‘Solomon Is’ branding has been created to be versatile, covering every niche the multi-faceted destination offers and which set these Hapi Isles apart from its South Pacific neighbours.The beauty of this new brand is it allows Tourism Solomons and its partners to attach the ‘Solomon Is.’ tag line to just about anything – be that an emotion (Solomon Is. Exciting), an action (Solomon Is. Surfing), a noun (Solomon Is. Cultural) or adjective (Solomon Is. Delicious)– we can even target specific demographics such as couples and honeymooners (Solomon Is. Romantic) and families (Solomons Is. Togetherness).last_img read more

Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries

Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries

first_imgCyprus cannot accept the EU’s Legislative Package on Asylum without provisions for redistribution of migrants across the bloc, Interior Minister Constasntinos Petrides has said.He expressed disappointment that no significant progress has been achieved during discussions for the adoption of a comprehensive Common European Asylum System.According to a statement, in his intervention at the EU Informal Home and Justice Council summit was taking place in Bucharest on Thursday and Friday, Petrides said that the fact that no significant progress had been achieved so far had negative repercussions for the EU member states which receive the bulk of migration to the bloc.He noted that the Romanian EU Presidency approach on the issue is based on the Commission’s proposal for temporary arrangements that do not include the compulsory redistribution of individuals, something that does not satisfy the government of Cyprus.The minister expressed disagreement with the reference included in the document that a low number of arrivals was being maintained due to the effective implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, stressing that both Greece and Cyprus continued to face systematic and increased flows from Turkey.He also stressed that Cyprus could not accept the Legislative Package on Asylum to be divided up, saying it would lead to increased responsibility of member states which are on the front line of migration, without any essential solidarity measure in the form of redistribution.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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