Techradar - Reviews
14 minutes
Screen options Screen-wise, there are a couple of options to ponder: Full HD (1920x1080) or QHD (2560x1440) - we were sent the latter. Aorus claims the QHD version is the worlds first gaming laptop to feature a 120Hz & 5ms screen. Although now MSIs Dominator Pro has a 120Hz option. Its worth noting that both options here are G-sync compatible. However, the screen was a bone of contention, its not that clear and has small horizontal lines across it. According to Aorus, this is an issue with the screen manufacturers that will get fixed for future models, not our test model however. Its the worst aspect of the machine, when youre paying over 2,000/$2000/AU$3,500 for a laptop, you expect a certain standard in the screen. The anti-glare wasnt that effective either. And at low brightness the colours were dull and a little muddy.
Politico
an hour
You’ve been lobbying for a $500 billion tax credit plan to help parents with child care, but the president’s budget proposal cuts before-school and after-school programs. You were touted as a potentialclimate czar” and brought Al Gore to Trump Tower; now the president wants to gut climate research and is plotting to undermine, if not abandon, the Paris climate agreement . Some briefly cheered when you played a role in scrapping a draft executive order that would have rolled back workplace protections for LGBT employees, only to see you get rolled as transgender students lost federal support for the right to choose which school bathroom to use. Not only have you failed to wield political power, but you’ve also lost business clout, as several department stores have dropped your fashion line due to plummeting sales. Your brothers are cashing in, while your brand is getting pummeled.
The Economic Times
2 hours
When most retail chains are struggling to make profit, investor-turned-entrepreneur Radhakishan Damani, founder and promoter of D-Mart grocery-store chain, has impressed the market with stellar performance of his business. Shares of Avenue Supermarts, the company that owns D-Mart, listed at a whopping 102 per cent premium yesterday. Damani built his brand with a canny understanding of retail market. The USP of D-Mart is heavy discounts, and Damani has managed to sell cheap with his extraordinary business acumen. But will Damani's model survive the future? Below are four major challenges D-Mart is likely to face in a few years: 1. Competition Today, D-Mart is confined to a few states in west and south India and operates 119 stores. Will its model of local supplies and cheaper prices work when it expands and reaches the scale of its competitors such as Reliance Retail which operates nearly 500 Reliance Fresh stores across 80 cities? So far, D-Mart has been able to beat its competitors because it has not scaled up to their level and has kept its costs low.
Sky News
2 hours
do want to reassure people that police and security agencies are working round the clock to make sure that this incident is fully investigated and we can be protected against future ones. Just in terms of the counterterrorism operation, always ongoing, and we hear that up to 500 investigations at any one time it can be ongoing. Can you reassure the public.
International Business Times
2 hours
Japan Times
2 hours
The $500 million bill that Uncle Sam has come knocking for is a pittance compared to the destruction the U.S. wreaked on Cambodia by incessant ...
China Daily
2 hours
Informed Comment
2 hours
Russia then took back Crimea from Ukraine, which had turned hostile to Moscow (Khrushchev gave Russia's Crimea to Ukraine when all were part of the same country in the 1950). As a result of the annexation of Crimea, the United States and Western European countries placed sanctions on Russia. Russia wants those sanctions removed. One deal ruined by the sanctions was a $500 bn. arrangement with Exxon-Mobil, i.e. with current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Putin and his circle believe that Ukraine's Orange Revolution and tilt toward the European Union was engineered by the CIA, and that it is possible that Washington may try to get up a color revolution in Moscow itself. Russia would like to break up the European Union, break up NATO, recover Ukraine as a sphere of influence, and erase US and European sanctions. These goals have been voiced by Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and others in their circle who came to power in Washington last November.
Lincolnshire Echo
2 hours
A new, high-tech gym is to open up in Lincoln next month.The £500,000 makeover of previously unused space is to be filled with Technogym Artis equipment which is used by Olympic athletes and can be linked to an exclusive app and wristband. The Fitness Space, on the Brayford Waterfront, will open its doors on April 1. The gym overlooks the Brayford Pool and offers a variety of high-tech gym equipment, changing room facilities and personalised training sessions. The service...
SiteProNews
2 hours
As service providers, we need to understand their pressure and work with it to assemble pop-up teams at a moment’s notice, and do great creative work under duress. Video is here to stay. The future is filled with potential and opportunity. In the end, understanding your audience, making work that begs to be viewed and shared, and having clarity around the business problems you’re using video to solve add up to the successful use of video in a noisy world. Veteran filmmaker, teacher, speaker, and industry thought leader Vern Oakley is CEO and creative director of Tribe Pictures, which he founded in 1986. Oakley has created films for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and their leaders, including American Express, AT&T, Pfizer, Princeton, and NYU Law. He has studied with a variety of experts and institutions, from Arthur Penn and the Actor’s Studio to Harvard Business School.
SiteProNews
2 hours
Of course this could affect your overall profitability and business convenience, but thankfully, clients will always remember times that you went that extra mile for them. That’s why 56 percent of clients believe that personalized incentives considerably improve brand consideration. Additionally, going the extra mile could gradually help you discover new opportunities that you could capitalize on, and consequently increase your revenue streams. As a result, your business may even start expanding faster than you anticipated. 3. Approach Every Client as Your Most Important One Treating clients according to their spending abilities is a common business mistake. Although the biggest clients in Fortune 500 companies may be bringing in the big bucks, it’s advisable to extend special treatment to even the smallest customer. Simply put, you should be treating every client as your most important one.
ABC News - Australia
3 hours
The Federal Government has refused entry to more than 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees over the last year because they failed security checks.
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
3 hours
EIGHT decades after Flash Gordon hinted that aliens might not have our best interests at heart, mankind still risks destruction in the movies to make contact with extraterrestrial life. From Frederick Stephani's 1936 big screen serial through the US$1.2 billion (RM5 billion) Alien franchise to last year's Independence Day: Resurgence, the heroes of more than 500 space invasion films have been lining up to die in new and inventive ways. This year's first sci-fi blockbuster is Life, a claustrophobic game of cat-and-mouse between the crew of the International Space Station and a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth. Set in the near future, Daniel Espinosa's breakneck-speed thriller hits theaters Friday with an international cast led by A-listers Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. "The script, pacing-wise, was blistering and terrifying.
Sky News
3 hours
But the threat level in this country remains severe - more than 500 investigations we are told into terror plots running at any one time. In the past year, the anti-terror police hotline received 22,000 calls from members of the public. That is twice as many.
Sky News
4 hours
this morning. But, in the main, security operations in the UK do a very effective job - 13 potential terror attacks have been disrupted since 2013. Sky News was told that by the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer. However, the threat level remains severe - more than 500 investigations into terror plots are.
Voice Of America
9 hours
"We hope it would be one of the effective ways to control the fires at the grassroots level," Safitri said. Neighbors unhappy with haze Indonesia has been criticized by neighbors and green groups for failing to end the annual fires. In 2015, dry weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon saw one of the worst outbreaks of haze in years, with smoke blanketing neighboring Singapore and Malaysia for weeks and drifting as far north as the Thai capital Bangkok. The fires cost Indonesia $16 billion that year and left more than 500,000 Indonesians suffering from respiratory ailments.
South China Morning Post
9 hours
Hong Kongs stock market is poised to open higher on Thursday following strong earnings reports and a rebound in Wall Street overnight. The Hang Seng Index futures spot March contract was up 0.4 per cent, or 98 points, to 24,400 in the pre-trade session on Thursday morning, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index futures rose 0.5 per cent, or 55 points, to 10,500. The benchmark index closed down 1.1 per cent yesterday after US indices posted their largest one-day drop since the...
Sputnik International
9 hours
Autocar
10 hours
It was powered by a quad-turbo 60-valve petrol 3500cc V12 that could “reach double the legal limit faster than many saloons take to even break it”. For just £285,500 (around £520,000 today), you could have one (left-hand-drive only), but what was it, we wondered? “The world’s most usable super supercar with unprecedented engineering integrity behind it or just another relic from a bygone age whose speed, price and significance went out with the yuppie in the 1980s?” Thankfully, the 212mph, four-wheel-drive beauty was the former. In our opinion, “made more sense” than the larger XJ220 , being “sensationally dynamic, but useable every day”. The EB110 had 553bhp@8000rpm and 451lb ft@3750rpm being channelled through a six-speed manual gearbox and delivered to all four wheels, but it wasnt light. In fact, it was heavier than any other contemporary supercar, bar the “portlyLamborghini Diablo VT.
Herald Courier
11 hours
ITV
11 hours
way of life which bustles on barely interrupted. With police lights at London's landmarks, visitors to the capital were coming to the end of their day out. I think we were literally about 500 yards away from Westminster Bridge when all the police cars and everything were taking off. Frightening? Not really
Forex News DailyFX
11 hours
Talking Points: • The market's tides do turn over time, but conviction and skepticism of their consistency can run to the extremesContrarian views have their place amid herd mentality but they can also draw unrealistic conclusions and timingWe weigh the view of conviction versus contrarian on the S&P 500, crude oil prices and general market volatility
InfoWars
12 hours
Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipatedretail apocalypse,” as Business Insider describes it. The outlet reports that over the next couple months, more than 3,500 stores are expected to close: “Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart are among [...]
NASCAR
12 hours