October 18, 2019

Kohler to Hold 2nd Western Sahara Roundtable in Switzerland Late March

Rabat – The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, announced on Tuesday that the second roundtable discussion on Western Sahara will take place in the second half of March in Switzerland.The spokesperson, however, did not give any further details about the meeting, which will see the participation of representatives from Morocco, Algeria, Polisario, and Mauritania.“In preparation for the second round table, in February and early March, he has been holding bilateral consultations,” said Dujarric of the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy Horst Kohler. Kohler consulted with a Polisario delegation in Berlin this week, including the chairman of the self-styled Sahrawi National Council.According to the “official” news agency of the front, the meeting focused on “launching the direct negotiation process between the parties to the conflict.”Polisario wants self-determination. Morocco, however, has made it clear several times that the only solution to end the conflict is through Morocco’s autonomy plan.In January, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN Omar Hilale said that Morocco is ready to negotiate with the parties but only within the framework of its proposal.“Outside autonomy, nothing, we are not ready to negotiate anything.”Read Also : UN Security Council to Hold Consultations on Western Sahara April 9-10Kohler is expected to also meet delegations from Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria prior to the second roundtable.Following the second roundtable, the UN Security Council will hold a series of consultations on MINURSO and the regional conflict April 9-10.The consultations will be followed by a report from the Secretary-General on the conflict as well as the adoption of a new resolution.Kohler announced his plans to convene the parties to the conflict for a second roundtable at the end of the first, which took place December 5-6, 2018, in Geneva.All of the parties involved in the regional conflict attended the meeting, showing commitment to the UN-led political process to end the 44-year old dispute.Kohler reiterated his plan to convene the parties during a consultation meeting on MINURSO with the Security Council on January 29. read more

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Federal cabinet ministers Bibeau, Carr to testify on canola feud with China

OTTAWA — The federal trade and agriculture ministers will face questioning Tuesday afternoon from MPs about the government’s handling of Canada’s canola feud with China.Citing pest concerns, China has suspended licences for two Canadian canola companies and increased its inspections of canola-seed shipments from Canada.China’s decision to halt canola shipments has been widely viewed as retribution for Canada’s December arrest of Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the behest of the United States.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr will testify on the dispute before a House of Commons committee.The federal government has insisted it wants to find a scientific solution to the dispute and Bibeau says she sent a letter to her Chinese counterpart with a request to send a delegation of experts to China.The Asian country imported $2.7 billion worth of Canadian canola seed last year, making it Canada’s top market and ensuring that any extended feud would be felt by farmers, the industry and the broader economy.Bibeau also says she’s examining options to support farmers through the possible expansion of existing programs.The Canadian Press read more

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Activision announces 9 months of Modern Warfare 3 DLC

first_imgActivision announced today that the next 9 months of the year will see regular releases of Modern Warfare 3 DLC in what the publisher is calling a “Content Season.” The season will start on January 24 with a timed exclusive for players both on Xbox Live and enrolled in the monthly subscription Call of Duty Elite service.The 24th will see the release – or “content drop” in Activision-speak – of Liberation and Piazza, two multiplayer maps that respectively mimic New York’s Central Park and a seaside Italian getaway destination.For Elite subscribers, the content will continue to come with one release per month from January to September and will cover maps, Special Ops missions, and game modes over the course of the nine months. For the non-Elite bourgeois masses, combined DLC packs called Content Collections will get more staggered releases. The first Content Collection, covering the first five Elite “content drops,” will hit the Xbox Live Marketplace in March.“Other platforms” – namely PC and PlayStation 3 – will get the releases later, regardless of Elite status. Activision didn’t specify the lag time in its press release Tuesday. Also undetermined is the total amount of content set to release. Activision has at once promised that Elite members will “receive new content once a month” yet somehow, across nine months, that adds to “at least 20 content drops.” For now, let’s just assume it adds up to a lot.The last content, or at least on the accelerated Elite/XBL schedule, will release in September. That will presumably leave October as a cooldown month to build up hype for the inevitable next CoD release. Black Ops 2, anyone?last_img read more

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Google Photos doubles Live Album limit to 20000

first_img Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Share your voice The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags Chris Monroe/CNET $520 at HP Post a comment DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Amazon Read Google Home Hub review Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon Review • Organize, search and share unlimited pictures with Google’s Photos service Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. How To • Google Photos will now search for text in your pictures — here’s how Google Photos You can now add lots more photos to Google’s Live Albums. Rita Franca/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is letting you add double the number of photos to its Live Albums.The search giant quietly increased the limit on the automatically updating private albums from 10,000 to 20,000, Android Police reported.Since you can set up Live Albums to pull in every photo or video you take of certain objects — consider how many shots you’ve taken of your uncooperative cat — it’s easy to reach the limit quickly. Google also highlighted the change on its support page, but warned that having a large album could limit features. It didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on this.Just be sure to delete some of those blurry cat photos. $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Rylo 0 See at Amazon Post a comment News • Google Photos sharing to Android TVs shut down over privacy bug Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 0 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution.center_img $155 at Google Express $210 at Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 See at Turo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 Turo Read the Rylo camera preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See it Read the AirPods review Digital Media $6 at Tidal JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple iPhone XS $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sprint HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET See It Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Share your voice Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $59 at eBay Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate See It What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500.last_img read more

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Elon Musk says he could build new particle accelerator tunnel for cheap

first_img Taking a ride with Elon Musk inside Boring Company’s… Director of CERN asked me about Boring Co building the new LHC tunnel when we were at the @royalsociety. Would probably save several billon Euros.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2019 6 16 Photos Fabrice Coffrini/Jackson Ryan/VCG/Getty Images If you want to build a particle accelerator — the biggest particle accelerator ever — you’re going to need a really long tunnel. One that’s about 100 kilometers (around 64 miles) in length, in fact.And Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, who’s never one to shy away from an opportunity, is in the tunnel-digging game, leading the charge at The Boring Company.In response to a tweet from MIT Technology Review on Monday detailing the Future Circular Collider, a new particle accelerator project conceived by the team that operates the Large Hadron Collider, Musk hinted that he’d already spoken to CERN’s Director-General Fabiola Gianotti. Comments Musk revealed Boring Company’s first test tunnel, underneath the earth at SpaceX’s Hawthorne headquarters in California, back on Dec. 18. That one is a proof-of-concept, but a finished tunnel would be able to zip cars through at about 150 miles per hour (around 240km/h) using special “skates” that help track the car through the tunnel. That inspired some to question whether Musk might be able to help them.Earlier in January, Musk was asked by Jeremy Buckingham, an independent politician from Sydney, Australia, how expensive it would be to build a 50-kilometer tunnel under Sydney’s Blue Mountain region to get to the west of the city. Musk suggested he’d be able to excavate that section of earth for around $750 million, at $15 million per kilometer. About $15M/km for a two way high speed transit, so probably around $750M plus maybe $50M/station— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 16, 2019 One engineer called that estimate “Alice In Wonderland” talk, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, while the state transport minister said Musk’s proposal “isn’t a reality at this time.”A representative of the Boring Company did not expand on any of Musk’s potential tunnel plans.While Musk has been quick to propose cheap tunnels, the last month has seen many employees at his three companies laid off. SpaceX announced 10 percent of its workforce would be cut, Tesla will lay off 7 percent, and the Boring Company fired five employees in the past week, reports Recode. Now playing: Watch this:center_img Sci-Tech Sci-Tech SpaceX Dragon V2 spacecraft unveiled by Elon Musk (pictures) Share your voice 2:18 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. At the moment, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is shut down for two years to receive upgrades, but researchers are looking further ahead at new conceptual designs, including the FCC. That collider, which would be four times bigger than the LHC, is estimated to cost around $5.7 billion just for the tunnel. If Musk could save several billion euros, that sure would leave some weight in the wallet.Arnaud Marsollier, head of media relations at CERN, confirmed that Musk and Gianotti “had recently the opportunity to informally meet at the Royal Society,” stating that they “briefly discussed … upcoming projects and that Elon Musk introduced the Boring Company” to Gianotti.With that, CERN didn’t exactly shoot down the idea of a Musk-built particle accelerator tunnel, with the organization’s press account tweeting on Monday that the organization is “open to new, cost-effective technologies that could lead to their implementation, including the tunnels that will be needed.” Elon Musk SpaceX Teslalast_img read more

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Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic Review

first_img3DMark Fire Strike1 of 17Tests notebook graphics performance.Gigabyte Aero 15 ClassicLenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch) (LTP)Razer Blade 15 (2019)Category Average (as of 05/31/19) Windows 10 Pro June 7: This review was originally published May 24, 2019 and has since been updated with additional relevant/timely information.article continued below Gigabyte’s Aero 15 Classic is an interesting product, as it’s one of the first gaming laptops that utilizes Microsoft’s Azure AI (artificial intelligence) to optimize gaming as well as other productivity apps. At $2,499 (starting at $1,799), the Aero 15 offers a powerful 9th Gen Core i7 processor comboed with an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, a 15.6-inch display that refreshes at an impressive 240 Hz and a comfortable per-key RGB-lit keyboard packed into a 0.7-inch slim chassis. However, while the performance boost that Azure AI delivers is neat, it’s not exactly impressive. The system also gets extremely hot under pressure, its panel is slightly too dim and its webcam is placed on the bottom bezel. Still, the Aero 15’s long battery life topples many gaming laptops, which, among other features, makes the Aero 15 well worth buying. Don’t forget to check out our face off between the Aero 15 Classic and the Razer Blade 15. Price and Configuration Options The Aero 15 Classic I tested costs $2,499 and comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 1920 x 1080, 240-Hz display. Meanwhile, the base model runs for $1,799 and drops you to a GTX 1660 Ti GPU and a 1920 x 1080, 144-Hz display. The balls-to-the-wall version will cost a whopping $4,449 and has a Core i9-9980HK CPU, an RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, 64GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD and a 4K display. Design The Aero 15’s aluminum hood sports a simple, black design with a slash of carbon fiber invading the lid from the hinge. When I turned on the laptop, the glossy white Gigabyte logo levitating above the carbon-fiber arrow blinked into existence like a neon sign. The hinge itself is curved and cuts off short on its ends, revealing the deck of the laptop on either side, which adds some character. There’s a similar, machined look on the interior of the Aero 15, as the keyboard sits neatly from edge to edge on the deck, while everything around it looks clean and spacious. Even the touchpad blends in with palm rests, but the center-front nosecam on the hinge is more than noticeable. I did, however, appreciate the superslim bezels the laptop sports as a result of its lower webcam placement. At 4.6 pounds and 14 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches, the Gigabyte Aero 15 sports a smaller footprint than the Lenovo Legion Y740 (5.0 pounds, 0.9 inches) and is even on a par with the ever-so-thin Razer Blade 15 (4.7 pounds, 0.7 inches). Ports There’s a solid amount of ports on the Aero 15. On the left, there’s an RJ45 port, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one USB Type-C port (USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.4) and a headphone jack. The right side holds a Kensington lock slot, the power jack, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, one Thunderbolt 3 port and an SD card slot. Display The Aero 15’s 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display has decent color and smooth visuals, due to its 240-Hz refresh rate, but the panel itself is somewhat dim. The environment in Shadow of the Tomb Raider looked kind of underwhelming — the display wasn’t bright enough to highlight the lush forests. Despite that, the green gems and red feathers I spotted on a ram’s skull popped against an otherwise drab background. When I switched over to Middle-earth: Shadow of War, my sword movements were swift and clean, thanks to the high refresh rate. In the latest trailer for Men in Black: International, I could see each individual pore on Tessa Thompson’s face. One of the aliens wore a red suit of armor adorned with tiny blue LEDs that popped on the Aero 15’s panel. However, the establishing shot of New York City didn’t look very vibrant. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, my sword movements were swift and clean, thanks to the laptop’s high refresh rate. According to our colorimeter, the Aero 15 covered 117% of the sRGB color spectrum. That’s pretty decent, but it’s not as colorful as the average premium gaming laptop (139%) or the Razer Blade 15 (149%). It did, however, beat the Legion Y740 (112%) in terms of vividness. MORE: Aorus & Gigabyte Gaming Laptops – Brand Rating and Report At 246 nits, the Aero 15’s display lands on the dimmer edge of the spectrum, under the 279-nit category average and even below the Razer Blade 15 (262 nits) and Legion Y740 (267 nits). Keyboard and Touchpad The Aero 15’s keys felt a little mushy, but the deep travel and decent spacing on its edge-to-edge keyboard still made for a comfortable typing experience. The keys travel at 1.8 millimeters and require 75 grams of force to actuate, which falls in line with our preferred 1.5 to 2.0 mm of travel and minimum 60 g of force. I hit 69 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test, which is a hair away from my 70-wpm average. The Aero 15’s per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard is bright and vivid, so that’s a plus. The lighting is completely customizable through the Gigabyte Control Center’s Fusion tab, which offers effects presets like Wave, Breathing and Static as well as the option to assign each key a specific color. My fingers glided across the Aero 15’s 4.1 x 2.7-inch touchpad without any resistance, but the clicks were a little shallow. Windows 10 gestures, such as two-finger scrolling and three-finger tabbing, worked well. Audio The Aero 15’s bottom-firing speakers sounded hollow and quiet. They just barely filled a small office with Josh A’s “Suicidal Thoughts.” The hard bass drops in the song were dull and practically muted, and when the cymbals hit, it sounded sharp and distorted. Despite that, the vocals were crisp. While playing Shadow of War, the first thing I noticed was how overwhelming the fans were, so having them on full blast is not an optimal listening experience. After I forcibly turned down the fans (Fn + Esc), I heard my blade pierce several orcs, which reverberated through the speakers as a sharp-sounding slice. However, when I swung my hammer, the thud against the orc’s head sounded dull and unthreatening. Even shooting my arrows at the enemies sounded flimsy and unimpressive. MORE: How to Adjust Sound Outputs for Specific Apps in Windows 10 Gigabyte does include the Nahimic audio software, which lets you choose between four presets: Music, Movie, Communication and Gaming. Within each preset are settings that allow you to manage the bass, treble and even surround sound. Unfortunately, the app isn’t enough to make these speakers great. Gaming, Graphics and VR Powered by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM, the Aero 15 pushed through Shadow of War at 87 frames per second on Ultra settings at 1080p as I leapt off a tower and landed in front a group of displeased orcs. On the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark (Highest, 1080p), the Aero 15 averaged 57 fps, surpassing the average premium gaming laptop (53 fps) as well as the Legion Y740’s RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU (55 fps). The Aero 15 pulled ahead again, this time scoring 98 fps on the Hitman benchmark (Ultra, 1080p), beating the Razer Blade 15 (RTX 2070 GPU, 96 fps) and the Legion Y740 (96 fps) by a couple of frames. The Aero 15 was only one frame ahead of the category average (97 fps). MORE: How to Buy a Cheap Gaming Laptop: 7 Essential Tips Meanwhile, the Aero 15 matched the premium gaming laptop average on the Grand Theft Auto V benchmark (Very High, 1080p), scoring 75 fps. While the Aero 15 beat the Legion Y740 (67 fps), it was one frame short of the Razer Blade 15 (76 fps). On the Shadow of War benchmark (Ultra, 1080p), the Aero 15 nailed 87 fps, skidding past the 84-fps category average and matching the Legion Y740 (87 fps). However, the Aero 15 couldn’t get over the Razer Blade 15 (91 fps). Microsoft Azure AI What the Aero 15 has that its competition doesn’t is the power of Microsoft’s Azure AI. However, that really isn’t as impressive as it sounds. Gigabyte’s Gaming+ and Professional+ software can connect to Azure AI and automatically optimize your performance by adjusting the power distribution of the CPU and GPU for you based on the data it collects for that specific app or game. To test the actual performance increase, we ran benchmarks with the AI both off and on in its three separate modes. There’s AI Edge Learning, which doesn’t connect to the cloud and has limited access to the database but can adjust performance based on the data its already collected; AI Azure Download, which allows the system to be fully connected to the cloud, but doesn’t share your settings; and the AI Azure Download and Upload, which is the same, except it shares your settings. Here are our results: Microsoft’s Azure AI increased performance in every game we tested, but it only added single-digit frames, which wasn’t even enough to get past some of the current competition. On the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark (Highest), it jumped from 53 fps to 57 fps when we flipped the switch from off to AI Azure Download and Upload. AI Azure Download got 55 fps and AI Edge Learning hit 56 fps. The largest gap we saw was on the Hitman benchmark (Ultra). With it off, the Aero 15 hit 89 fps, but on AI Edge Learning and AI Azure Download, it averaged 98 fps. On AI Azure Download and Upload it averaged 95 fps. The Grand Theft Auto V benchmark (Very High) showed an 8-frame increase, from 67 fps (off) to 75 fps (AI Azure Download and Upload). The AI Edge Learning and AI Azure Download hit 72 fps and 71 fps, respectively. MORE: Best and Worst Laptop Gaming Brands On the Shadow of War benchmark (Ultra), the Aero 15 started off with 79 and leapt to 87 fps with AI Azure Download and Upload. Both the AI Edge Learning and AI Azure Download landed at 85 fps. It’s difficult to determine which mode you should set the AI to for maximum performance, since the numbers aren’t consistent, so it might just depend on what game you’re playing. Generally, turning on the system in AI Azure Download and Upload mode will provide the best results. Overall, the performance increase is nice, but not as significant as we’d like it to be. Performance Underneath this baby’s aluminum shell lies an Intel Core i7-9750H processor with 16GB of RAM that powered through the 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube videos that I threw at it without stuttering, and that’s while Shadow of War ran in the background. On the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance test, the Aero 15 nailed 23,516, climbing over the premium gaming laptop average (22,204) as well as the Core i7-8750H in the Legion Y740 (21,629) and Razer Blade 15 (22,379). The Aero 15’s Intel Core i7-9750H processor with 16GB of RAM powered through the 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube videos that I threw at it without stuttering. The Aero 15 took 10 minutes and 4 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p on our HandBrake benchmark, which is just a few seconds off the 9:57 category average. It crushed the Razer Blade 15 (12:53) but couldn’t keep up with the Legion Y740 (9:23). Gigabyte’s 512GB SSD copied 4.97GB in just 7 seconds, translating to 727 megabytes per second. That leaps over the premium gaming laptop average (664 MBps), the Razer Blade 15’s 512GB SSD (636 MBps) and the Legion Y740’s 256GB SSD (566 MBps). Battery Life When it comes to battery life, this machine does not act like a gaming laptop — in a good way. After the Aero 15 continuously surfed the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, this baby lasted a whopping 6 hours and 58 minutes. The Aero 15 crushed the average premium gaming laptop (3:21) as well as the Razer Blade 15 (5:02) and Legion Y740 (2:16). Hopefully, we’ll see more gaming laptops perform this well in the near future. Webcam As far as bottom-bezeled webcams go, the Aero 15’s 720p shooter isn’t the worst, but only because the webcam is placed on the curving part of the hinge, so it’s at an OK angle. However, that doesn’t stop it from looking awkward. And the images it spat out were low-resolution nightmares. The color wasn’t too bad, as the webcam captured my red and blue flannel shirt rather well. However, nearly half of the ceiling was blown out, due to the lighting above me. Heat Do not put the Aero 15 anywhere near your lap if you plan on having children. After playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider for 15 minutes, the underside climbed up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, blowing past our 95-degree comfort zone. The center of the keyboard and touchpad hit a more reasonable 101 and 87 degrees, respectively. However, the hottest the machine got was 154 degrees, at a spot located by the hinge near the bottom-mounted fans. On top of that, the temperature of the area around the power button measured 134 degrees, and it practically burned my hand. Even on our normal heat test, the Aero 15 got hot. After streaming a 15-minute 1080p video, the underside hit 113 degrees (124 degrees on the lower-left side). Meanwhile, the center of the keyboard hit 95 degrees and the center of the touchpad measured 88 degrees. Software and Warranty There’s not much preinstalled software on the Aero 15, aside from the Gigabyte Control Center, which lets you monitor and change performance speed with simple notches. There’s a tab called Manager, which lets you change several settings, including ones for the display, battery and Wi-Fi. The Fusion tab manages the keyboard lighting and the Device Setting tab gives you full control over the fans. The other key app included in the Aero 15 is the Killer Control Center, which lets you prioritize your bandwidth. It comes with some Windows 10 bloatware like Cooking Fever, Candy Crush Saga and Gardenscapes. The Aero 15 comes with a one-year limited warranty. Bottom Line Microsoft’s Azure AI, while a welcome inclusion, isn’t a killer selling point. 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first_img The Canadian artist announced the album on Facebook ThursdayHe released the first single ‘When I Fall In Love’ as a taste of what’s to come by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 27, 2018 12:16 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Summary Host Michael Buble is shown on stage at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Michael Buble is putting his heart on full display this fall with a jubilant return to making music. The Canadian crooner announced on Facebook Thursday that he’ll release “Love,” spelled with heart emoji instead of the word, on Nov. 16. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Michael Buble returns to music with emoji-titled album ‘Love,’ due in November Buble emoji album|Buble love|Buble Love album|Buble new album|michael buble TORONTO – Michael Buble is putting his heart on full display this fall with a jubilant return to making music.The Canadian crooner announced on Facebook Thursday that he’ll release “Love,” spelled with heart emoji instead of the word, on Nov. 16.He also released the first single “When I Fall In Love” as a taste of what’s to come.It’s his first album since Buble stepped away from showbiz two years ago to help care for his son Noah.The boy, who is now five years old, underwent treatment for an unspecified form of cancer.The singer and his wife Luisana Lopilato also welcomed their third child, a baby girl, in July.Buble shared news of his return on a Facebook video while dipping his hand into a bowl of chocolate hearts.“I know that I’ve been gone about two years and I haven’t said much to you guys on any format like this, and I figured what better way than to do it with chocolate in my teeth,” he joked.“This is also an opportunity to say thank you on behalf of my family and I. There’s no way you can know how much you meant to us, how much your prayers, how much your thoughts, how many times you got us through. For me this is a small way of being able to thank you and tell you how much I love you.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

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