Techradar
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TR: Switching gears to the game's larger story, you guys have established a spanning arc of eras with the Omnic crisis, Overwatch's golden era and downfall, and the looming second Omnic crisis. What made you guys decide to go with placing players in this point of the timeline rather than earlier? MC: One of the original inspirations for the event was the idea of origin stories. If you look at some of the other content for the event, you'll see that it touches on the origins and backstories of other heroes. When we approached the mission we thought it was a great opportunity to tell a very specific origin story: a significant event in the complicated relationship between omnics and humans in the Overwatch universe. As we developed it further, we realized we had the opportunity to also touch on two other origin stories: King's Row, and how the human/omnic relations deteriorated to the point at which we see them in the 'present', and Tracer, who's on her first mission.
Sputnik International
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EVO Reviews
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Image 11 of 32 Image 11 of 32 The chassis, meanwhile, is simply sublime. The quality of the damping is such that the car is both tightly tied down to the road surface and composed over bumps, potholes and ridges, meaning the tyres stay firmly pressed into the tarmac at all times. Those Cup 2 tyres, incidentally, find enormous grip on a dry road. With helper springs at the rear axle the car now finds so much grip and traction that it seems to be all but impossible to unstick the rear tyres coming out of a bend. Even in the lower gears the two fat tyres simply dig in and fire the car down the road. Whereas certain sports cars can be technically very capable on the road but somehow quite distant and uninvolving, the new 911 GT3 is both spectacularly competent and enormously rewarding to drive. Much of that can be attributed to a quite brilliant engine, which pulls hard and insistently from low down before lighting up in the mid-range and exploding across the final 2000rpm.
Daily Mail - Sport
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The fight between the UFC star and the boxing icon looks ever closer to becoming reality as striking coach Owen Roddy announced McGregor is already in training for the bout.
MacRumors
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Last month, Spotify reached a 30 million settlement with a publishing group over unpaid royalties and agreed to put in place a system that guaranteed a "reasonable effort" would be made to match all music streams with creators and rights owners. Spotify recently passed 50 million paid subscribers. The Mediachain acquisition deal – the terms of which were not disclosedappears to be part of the company's plan to gain wider support from the creative community as it gears up to become an initial public offering on the stock market sometime next year. Tag: Spotify Discuss this article in our forums
Autocar
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Weight distribution was 52/48 in favour of the front, giving “a very slight degree of understeer”. However, “the car displays good manners generally and holds its line well on corners. The steering is light and accurate.” There was little kickback through the wheel and it provided good feedback. The hydraulically operated brakes, meanwhile, “are very powerful and require only a moderate pedal pressure for maximum retardation”. One of our biggest gripes with the Doretti was refinement. “With the hood and side screens in position, the general noise level is comparatively high,” from the exhaust, air intake cleaners and gears. It was, at least, relatively free of vibration. Of practicality, we said: “Bearing in mind the length of the wheelbase, the cockpit space is rather limited and a little extra travel on the seat adjustment would be appreciated.
Financial Times - World News
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The Sun Daily
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"It is a game that boosts those individuals, the team as a whole and gives us hope for the end of the season." Roberto Torres's free-kick briefly brought Osasuna back into the game three minutes into the second half. Barca, though, simply went through the gears with a four-goal burst in 10 devastating minutes. Firstly, Gomes slotted home his second of the night after Gerard Pique's initial effort came back off the post. Messi then curled in his 49th goal in 47 appearances this season from the edge of the area. The Argentine instantly made way for 19-year-old Carles Alena to keep him fresh for Saturday's Catalan derby at Espanyol. Paco Alcacer also grabbed a double for Barca's fifth and seventh. And in between times Javier Mascherano bagged his first goal in 319 Barca appearances by blasting home from the penalty spot. Osasuna's relegation was confirmed after Leganes beat Las Palmas 3-0 to move six points clear of the drop zone.
Ruptly TV
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A prototype of a walking building designed by architects of the Samara State Technical University was exhibited in Volgograd on Wednesday. The designers, including the assistant professor of the university’s Innovation Design Department Anton Rakov, claim that the construction can become a cheap office-space alternative for today's small businesses. SOT, Ilya Kondratyev, technical specialist (Russian): "Since this is just a prototype, only two screwdrivers were used. The screwdriver rotates the bulk, the bulk rotates the gears that power the legs and so our Larifuga moves. That is, they are moving in pairs: four legs are walking while another four are standing still and keeping the construction steady. The platform stays still so it can carry small objects such as our robot WALL-E." SOT, Ilya Kondratyev, technical specialist (Russian): "In the future, such constructions can allow our houses to move around.
EVO
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Image 11 of 32 Image 11 of 32 The chassis, meanwhile, is simply sublime. The quality of the damping is such that the car is both tightly tied down to the road surface and composed over bumps, potholes and ridges, meaning the tyres stay firmly pressed into the tarmac at all times. Those Cup 2 tyres, incidentally, find enormous grip on a dry road. With helper springs at the rear axle the car now finds so much grip and traction that it seems to be all but impossible to unstick the rear tyres coming out of a bend. Even in the lower gears the two fat tyres simply dig in and fire the car down the road. Whereas certain sports cars can be technically very capable on the road but somehow quite distant and uninvolving, the new 911 GT3 is both spectacularly competent and enormously rewarding to drive. Much of that can be attributed to a quite brilliant engine, which pulls hard and insistently from low down before lighting up in the mid-range and exploding across the final 2000rpm.
The Economic Times
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After Assam, BJP gears up to win Tripura & BengalBJP top command in Delhi is sending their leaders to meet intellectuals in these states and persuade them to work for the party.
The Economic Times
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BJP top command in Delhi is sending their leaders to meet intellectuals in these states and persuade them to work for the party.
Bike EXIF
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Flipping through the 6-speed box is easy enough, as long as you give each gear a solid click. The mechanical clutch is rather light too, but I occasionally had to send out a search party to find neutral (or I would find neutral, but the light wouldn't come on). We had Jeff and Frank riding with us all day, and neither of them had any problem answering our questions or listening to our gripes. What's more, they really listened—you could see the gears turning as they digested every ounce of feedback, regardless of how minor it seemed. It's this sort of attitude that birthed the Street Rod, and has me excited about where the range could go. So yes, there are a few quirks to remind you that this is one of Harley’s more affordable models. But there's also a lot to rave about, and it certainly doesn't feel cheap.' New riders will love the way the Street Rod covers all the basics with minimal fuss.
Copyblogger
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The first time I rode a motorcycle, I fell in love. Between the power, the speed, and the freedom, I knew it was something I wanted to keep doing for a long time. But I also knew I had a lot to learn. Learning to ride a motorcycle requires several new skills. You have to learn how to maneuver and balance a heavy, two-wheeled vehicle, how to change gears, how to let the clutch out smoothly and at the right time, and how to work the hand and foot brakes. And that’s before you leave the parking lot. Learning to advertise on social media is a similar experience: there’s a lot to be excited about, but all the options, features, and adjustments can leave you dazed. Start with the fundamentals After that first ride, I spent a couple months brooding. I knew I wanted to ride, but I didnt feel ready for a full-sized motorcycle. Then, one day, I decided to check out the local Vespa dealership, just to see .
Daily Mail - Home
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Mr May has been hitting the phones for Tory candidates as the party gears up for polls that could determine the fate of the nation.
BBC Two England
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gliding through the gears last night against Neil Robertson. Nothing wrong with his competitive engine. Mild-mannered Barry Hawkins has won his last three matches against fiery Scot Stephen Maguire, but they're only contest here went to a decider. We would take that again. A behind-the-scenes glance at the Crucible, today,.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: HBO ) Note: Silicon Valley season four airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic at 10pm on Mondays. Stop me if you've heard this one before: On Silicon Valley , the show's main character, Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) is actually facing some small degree of success. But he panics in the face of it, then runs headlong into an awkward confrontation with his peers at tech start-up Pied Piper, before drastically changing gears. That's exactly the quandary that Hendriks finds himself in at the beginning of Silicon Valley 's new season, which premiered on Sunday. The last season ended with Richard's flailing company getting back on track by "pivoting" to a new idea: video chat, a side project invented by Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) that his coworkers mocked until it inadvertently became a success. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments
The Week
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Credits Johannes Eisele/Getty Alt Text Tesla Model S and X recall Warning over problem with parking brake system on Model S and Model X cars News Feed Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:18am Tesla has announced it will voluntarily recall 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars due to an issue "that could prevent the parking brake from releasing". See related Tesla Model S: Everything you need to know Apple trains staff for driverless car development NIO unveils all-electric seven-seater ES8 SUV While only five per cent of cars around the world are believed to have the fault, the company says it is unable to pinpoint which vehicles are affected and must therefore recall more cars than necessary. "There have been no reports of the parking brake system failing to hold a parked vehicle or failing to stop a vehicle in an emergency as a result of this condition and this part has no impact on the car's regular braking systems", it says, adding: "Only a very small percentage of gears in vehicles built during this period were manufactured improperly.
BBC News 24
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The election on June the 8th caught Westminster watchers by surprise when it was announced by Theresa May last week, and comes as the UK gears up to begin formal Brexit talks. A liberal Democrat wanted to know... Can he tell us what assessment the government has made about the amount of Parliamentary time that will be lost thanks to having a general election, and whether that can be added.
Variety
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I just kept begging myself not to walk, to keep dropping down the gears and finding any speed at all to keep going at. I was slugging on Lucozade, trying to keep the cramp away, feeling progressively more sick. I needed a gel, but my stomach couldnt take it. I forced one down anyway, hoping that it would alleviate the pain. Mile 23 dragged past. The crowd were roaring encouragement, but by this point it felt like jeering. You can do it! turned into You should be able to do this easily, whats wrong with you? I was slowing. PG was getting away. Mile 24 appeared and I hit Embankment. More support. More suffering. More begging. More confusion as a man ran past wearing an Angry Birds vest. Was he sponsored by them? Raising money for them? A fan? I got to Big Ben and mile 25. Despite the end being almost in ear shot, I didnt feel I could make it.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / A white board for a potential blank-slate restart. (credit: HBO ) Stop me if you've heard this one before: On Silicon Valley , the show's main character, Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) is actually facing some small degree of success. But he panics in the face of it, then runs headlong into an awkward confrontation with his peers at tech start-up Pied Piper, before drastically changing gears. That's exactly the quandary that Hendriks finds himself in at the beginning of Silicon Valley 's new season, which premiered on Sunday. The last season ended with Richard's flailing company getting back on track by "pivoting" to a new idea: video chat, a side project invented by Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) that his coworkers mocked until it inadvertently became a success. But this is Silicon Valley , which means good news never lasts for long.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / A white board for a potential blank-slate restart. (credit: HBO ) Stop me if you've heard this one before: On Silicon Valley , the show's main character, Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) is actually facing some small degree of success. But he panics in the face of it, then runs headlong into an awkward confrontation with his peers at tech start-up Pied Piper, before drastically changing gears. That's exactly the quandary that Hendriks finds himself in at the beginning of Silicon Valley 's new season, which premiered on Sunday. The last season ended with Richard's flailing company getting back on track by "pivoting" to a new idea: video chat, a side project invented by Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) that his coworkers mocked until it inadvertently became a success. But this is Silicon Valley , which means good news never lasts for long.
BBC Parliament
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like banning letting agent fees, assisting client management protection, reforms that when the Shadow Housing Minister was running this department were not in place. This is expected to be the last week that Parliament will sit before the General election. From next week politicians will be in full on campaigning mode. The election on June the 8th caught Westminster watchers by surprise when it was announced by Theresa May last week and comes as the UK gears up to begin formal Brexit talks