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Best NEWS OPPO Announces Beste New Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition

7/17/2019 04:42:00 PM 0
Best NEWS OPPO Announces Beste New Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition

Best NEWS OPPO Announces Beste New Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition  

OPPO Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition announced. It comes with a blue and red colour scheme with heat-press technology backed with FC Barcelona theme, icons and ringtones.

OPPO has announced the Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition. The device comes with a blue and red colour scheme that comes with heat-press technology that creates a unique gradient colour effect along with a gold plated club insignia on the back. The phone also comes with FC Barcelona themed UI along with a similar design case. Other than that the phone comes with FC Barcelona theme, icons and ringtones.

OPPO Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition specifications

As far as the specifications are concerned the Reno 10X zoom comes with a 6.6 inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with narrow bezels and 93.1 per cent screen to body ratio. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor with 8GB RAM and runs on ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie. It gets a 48 Megapixel primary rear camera featuring a Sony IMX586 sensor along with a 13 Megapixel periscope telephoto camera with 10x loss-less zoom and an 8 Megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens. For selfies, the phone comes with a 16 Megapixel Sharkfin rising camera and houses a 4064mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

OPPO Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition price

The OPPO Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition is priced at 899 Euros (Rs 69,250 approx.) for 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. The phone will start rolling out from July 26th and will be available in France, Spain, Netherlands and other parts of Europe.


why Amazon made headlines recently when it announced

7/12/2019 01:55:00 PM 0
why Amazon made headlines recently when it announced

why Amazon made headlines recently when it announced 

Amazon made headlines recently when it announced plans to invest $800 million to evolve the company’s free two-day Prime shipping to free one-day Prime shipping. 

Competitors of Amazon put on a brave face about how they too will be able to offer one-day shipping to their customers. Industry analysts spoke glowingly of how Amazon once again raised the bar.

 Here’s the problem with Amazon’s announcement: One-day free shipping isn’t the goal and it never has been. Instead, the goal of Amazon has always been to create the most advanced network of logistics facilities and physical retail locations where inventory can be deployed rapidly and cost-effectively to meet customer demand in minutes, not hours or days.

The ability of Amazon to deceive its competitors will one day be a must-read case study. The strategy utilized by Amazon is eerily like the strategy former President Ronald Reagan used to force the former Soviet Union to spend additional billions of dollars preparing for an attack that never materialized. 

Reagan’s announcement in 1983 that the U.S. would invest in developing an impenetrable shield, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), to protect the U.S. from a Soviet missile attack, forced the Soviet Union to rethink its entire military strategy. 

Leaders of the Soviet Union and the military wasted years and billions of dollars trying to create a better strategy. SDI was never deployed, but the deception achieved the desired result, helping accelerate the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Amazon’s competitors will invest heavily and work furiously to achieve FREE one-day shipping. Hint: There is no such thing as free one-day shipping or any day shipping. Walmart will be the first to claim it has once again caught up with Amazon (probably via a tweet), and the company will try and make the argument that its network of stores gives Walmart an “advantage over Amazon.” Walmart’s executive team reminds me of André Maginot, the mastermind behind one of the greatest failures in history, the Maginot Line. According to British historian Ian Ousby:
Time treats few things more cruelly than the futuristic fantasies of past generations, particularly when they are actually realized in concrete and steel. Hindsight makes it abundantly clear that the Maginot Line was a foolish misdirection of energy when it was conceived, a dangerous distraction of time and money when it was built, and a pitiful irrelevance when the German invasion did come in 1940.

Most glaringly, it concentrated on the Rhineland and left France’s 400-kilometer border with Belgium unfortified.

Note to Walmart: Your stores do not give you an advantage over Amazon, as Amazon can easily increase the total number of distribution locations greater than your store count and can do so at a fraction of the cost. Feel free to send a tweet if you disagree.

As with all deception, at some point the truth becomes known. I estimate that within three years Amazon will announce the ability of the company to fulfill orders to customers in minutes, including groceries and general merchandise, across most of the U.S. 

How will Amazon do this? By building the largest and most integrated logistics network in the U.S. By ‘integrated’ I mean that Amazon is implementing a strategy whereby inventory will be held in apartment buildings, hospitals, residential developments, apartment complexes, office parks, specially built fulfillment centers, specially designed Consumables Distribution Centers for groceries, satellite distribution centers, delivery stations, mobile inventory vehicles, airport rapid receive and deploy locations, and so on. Every process within the chain of fulfilling an order will be automated. 

Amazon will leverage its mastery of data to create a living supply chain that anticipates demand making it easier for Amazon to meet demand.

Executives at Amazon’s competitors will try to put on a brave face, but deep down inside, the truth will be known—Amazon won.

Be Inspired by Microsoft

7/12/2019 01:09:00 AM 0
Be Inspired by Microsoft

Be Inspired by Microsoft

Resellers missing their lost licences get crumb of comfort...

Inspire Microsoft's ironically named Inspire conference ,kicks off next week in Las Vegas, with the Windows giant hoping to persuade wounded channel middlemen that there remains reasons to be cheerful.

Hoping to distract those resellers from the bite Redmond has just taken from their collective bottom line by ending free licences, Microsoft will attempt to turn despairing to  inspiring.

One success story for Microsoft has been its Slack-for-suits collaboration platform, Teams. Those lucky Inspire attendees can use the message flinger as an opportunity to sell other services, such as integrations.

With more than 13 million people now using Teams on daily basis and over 19 million logging in weekly, the platform looks to be overhauling rival Slack, depending on how you measure the figures.

Certainly if you're an Office 365 shop and Slack hasn't stuck a suspiciously IRC-shaped foot in the door, then Teams is an enticing option for administrators.

Assuming those admins are able to actually manage the thing before control is lost.

As well the ability to tease customers with a six month trial of the platform, Microsoft also announced the imminent public arrival of new ways to irritate users through read receipts and the frankly horrifying priority notifications that will "ping" a recipient every two minutes on desktop and mobile until a response is received.

It'll be like having one's very own six year-old child. Except without any of that pesky parental affection the things demand.

Less alarming, but also intrusive, is the ability to highlight news in a channel via Announcements as well as spam post a single message to multiple channels via cross posting. 

Moderators will also be able to moderate what gets posted in a channel.

Finally, team owners will be able to send group messages to a single role from August and those lucky enough to participate in the Teams Shifts module will be able to clock in and out using the mobile app, with managers able to geo-fence things so workers can only clock in and out at designated work sites.

Many of the functions have been lurking in preview for a while, so resellers will be pleased to see the majority either rolling out now or hitting in the coming months.

To get its channel folk on board with flogging Teams, Microsoft has also announced a number of initiatives aimed at applying the technology to business processes, including call centres, call recording for compliance and workforce management.

Microsoft was keen to share customer success stories, including Regdarling, DXC. DXC, as readers will remember, managed to vanish 40,000 staff in a mere two years amid plunging staff morale.
 We're sure the arrival of Priority Notifications will change all that.

 They say :"Every Cloud has a silver lining"

Microsoft is also keen to promote its upcoming Azure Migration Program, aimed at getting customers into the company's Azure cloud with the aid of in-house experts and opportunities for "specialised migration partners."

SQL Server 2008 support has already come to an end for on-prem hold-outs and Windows Server 2008 will be following suit on 14 January 2020. One solution to the lack of security fixes is to shift the things to Azure where those patches will keep flowing for a few more years at least and buy some breathing space to re-engineer legacy applications.

Microsoft has previously made the lofty claim that AWS was five times more expensive than Azure to further entice customers, although we’d have to question those figures somewhat, seeing as they are based on where things were last October and also take advantage of goodies Microsoft does not share, such as using Azure Hybrid Benefit to avoid buying additional server licences.

And, of course, if you want those three years of extra SQL and Windows Server 2008 support, then Microsoft is the only game in town.

Microsoftteam say their famous quote ;

"There's no I in Teams, but there's certainly gold in there"



The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king

7/07/2019 02:22:00 PM 0
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king is a real-time strategy video game published by Electronic Arts, based on the Lord of the Rings film series based on the book, directed by Peter Jackson. 

The Rise of the Witch-king is the official expansion to The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, which was published by the same company and released in 2006, for Microsoft Windows. 

The Rise of the Witch-king was shipped to stores in the United States on November 28, 2006 and was officially released on November 30, 2006.

The campaign allows the player to command the army of Angmar from its foundation and early attacks against Arnor, to the destruction of Arnor at the battle of Fornost.

 An epilogue mission allows the player to command the forces of Gondor and the Elves as they invade Angmar in retaliation for destroying Arnor. 

The story for The Rise of the Witch-king draws a great deal upon the Appendices at the end of the Return of the King to form a basis for the conflict between Arnor and Angmar. 

Many of the notes that Tolkien made regarding the war are used as missions in the games campaign and epilogue. 

Although the game closely follows Tolkien's writing, some events are modified to suit the gameplay (such as the palantír of Amon Sûl being destroyed rather than brought to safety at Fornost), or are omitted altogether (such as the flight of King Arvedui from the defeat at Fornost).

According to the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition, this game has the longest title in expansion packs for video games ever.

The game features a new faction, Angmar, bringing the total number of playable factions to seven.

 It also comes with a new campaign based on Angmar, consisting of eight missions telling the rise of the Witch-king of Angmarand the fall of the kingdom of Arnor. New units were added to all six existing factions, as well as both new and improved buildings and heroes. 

Every faction except Angmar also received an elite hero unit. Elite hero units have a small amount of health and deal a large amount of damage, but there are a small number of them in each battalion, and they only replenish their numbers at a healing structure. Major improvements were made to the War of the Ring mode, including army persistence from RTS mode to the World Map, the introduction of an economy to the World Map, and the introduction of siege weapons to the World Map. 

Fourteen new territories and battle maps were added, as well as a new region, the Forodwaith. Four hero armies were also made available per faction.

 The Rise of the Witch-king also added two new historical scenarios for the War of the Ring mode, including the Fall of Arnor and the War of the Ring. 

Create-A-Hero mode added two extra troll races, new weapons and armor customizations. Heroes were given a cost system tied to the number of powers given to them.

 Due to a license expiration, EA has shut down the online server as of January 2011. Today the community has moved to a new server through the downloadable program 'Game Ranger' where previous EA and new players continue to host & play on the official EA 2.01 patch.


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Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions

7/02/2019 04:48:00 PM 0
Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions

Successful Orion The  Brings

 Nasa Closer To Moon,Mars 


NASA successfully demonstrated Tuesday the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. 

The test is another milestone in the agency’s preparation for Artemis missions to the Moon that will lead to astronaut missions to Mars.

During the approximately three-minute test, called Ascent Abort-2, a test version of the Orion crew module launched at 7 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a modified Peacekeeper missile procured through the U.S. Air Force and built by Northrop Grumman.

The Orion test spacecraft traveled to an altitude of about six miles, at which point it experienced high-stress aerodynamic conditions expected during ascent. The abort sequence triggered and, within milliseconds, the abort motor fired to pull the crew module away from the rocket. Its attitude control motor flipped the capsule end-over-end to properly orient it, and then the jettison motor fired, releasing the crew module for splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

A team is collecting the 12 data recorders that were ejected during the test capsule’s descent. Analysis of the information will provide insight into the abort system’s performance.

“We're building the most powerful rocket in the world to send astronauts to the Moon in the Orion spacecraft for Artemis missions,” said Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development at NASA Headquarters in Washington. 

“With this exploration system designed to safely carry humans farther into space than ever before, we'll also have an equally powerful launch abort system that will pull the crew away if there is a problem with the rocket during the early portion of ascent.”

The tower-like abort structure consists of two parts: the fairing assembly, which is a shell composed of a lightweight composite material that protects the capsule from the heat, air flow and acoustics of the launch, ascent, and abort environments; and the launch abort tower, which includes the abort motor, attitude control motor, and jettison motor.

 The system is built specifically for deep space missions and to ride on NASA’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

“Launching into space is one of the most difficult and dangerous parts of going to the Moon,” said Mark Kirasich, Orion program manager at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

 “This test mimicked some of the most challenging conditions Orion will ever face should an emergency develop during the ascent phase of flight. Today, the team demonstrated our abort capabilities under these demanding conditions and put us one huge step closer to the first Artemis flight carrying people to the Moon.”

NASA was able to accelerate the test schedule and lower costs by simplifying the test spacecraft and eliminating parachutes and related systems. NASA already qualified the parachute system for crewed flights through an extensive series of 17 developmental tests and eight qualification tests completed at the end of 2018.

Engineers are making progress building and testing the Orion spacecraft for Artemis 1, the first uncrewed mission with the SLS rocket – an integrated system traveling thousands of miles beyond the Moon – and for Artemis 2, the first mission with astronauts.

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians are preparing to attach the Orion crew and service modules before testing at the agency’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, later this year. The crew module for Artemis 2 is being outfitted with thousands of elements – from bolts and strain gauges to parachutes and propulsion lines.

The agency recently reached major milestones for the SLS rocket, assembling four of the five parts that make up the massive core stage that will launch Artemis 1 and delivering the four engines that will be integrated into the core stage, along with the engine section, later this summer. When completed, the entire core stage will be the largest rocket stage NASA has built since manufacturing the Saturn V stages for NASA’s Apollo lunar missions in the 1960s. 

Orion is part of NASA’s backbone for deep space exploration, along with the SLS and Gateway, that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. 

Through the Artemis program, the next American Moon walkers will depart Earth aboard Orion and begin a new era of exploration.
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Science fiction

6/20/2019 06:32:00 PM 0
Science fiction

Science Fiction

Time travelA complement to travel through house is travel through time. A model of the time travel story is Charles Dickens’s A Christmas carol (1843). The story options the Ghost of Christmas however to come back, World Health Organization is as if by magic ready to immerse the pathetic hoarder within the dire consequences of his own ungenerous actions. except for all their familiarity, Scrooge’s time travels were mere apparitional dreammongering. The SF version of your time travel arrived once H.G. Wells instructed within the machine (1895) that the method may well be done automatically.For a genre whose central problems involve processes of historical amendment, time travel is overwhelmingly engaging. as an example, time travel offers the enlightening spectacle of “moderns” traveling into the past to remake the globe nearer to the heart’s need. Mark Twain’s A Connecticut american in King Arthur’s Court(1889) contrasts industrial ingenuity with social organisation romance, to in darkness uproarious result. L. Sprague Diamond State Camp’s novel Lest Darkness Fall (1941) has associate yank anthropologist rescuing Imperial Rome in its decline, associate act the hero carries out with such lucent attention to techno-historical detail that it resembles a {world bank|International Bank for Reconstruction associated Development|World Bank|IBRD|United Nations agency|UN agency} bailout of an underdeveloped country. In writer King’s 11/22/63 (2011; tv series 2016), makes an attempt to prevent the assassination of U.S. Pres. John F. Kennedy and so restore a more-promising alternate history don't go consistent with set up.Time touristry, a definite subgenre, may be a perennial SF theme. it's exemplified in Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder (1952; film 2005), during which a small boo-boo by archosaurian hunters grimly affects the ensuing course of history. In Henry Martyn Robert Silverberg’s Up the road (1969), watcher thrill seekers from the long run infest the past.Another variant on the time travel theme involves physical objects that become displaced in time. C.M. Kornbluth’s the small Black Bag (1950) considerations a doctor’s bag from the long run. fighting teams of your time travelers battle each other up and down the time streams in Poul Anderson’s Guardians of your time (1960) and Fritz Leiber’s The amendment War (1978). Barrington J. Bayley’s Fall of Chronopolis (1974) achieves the technicolour proportions of “time opera.” In John Kessel’s Corrupting Dr. Nice (1997), misanthropical exploiters from the long run invade the past wholesale, seizure major historical figures and crassly using them as underlings and talk-show hosts.A unidirectional trip into the long run is that the staple of the suspended-animation story, the device behind the Buck Rogers stories and a number of ensuant tales during which a hero of the contemporary escapes the customary time-bound limits of human mortality. In Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow (1991), the flow of your time is entirely reversed, however life appears even as precarious as individuals solemnly march to a final finish in their mother’s wombs.The lasting British tv series Doctor World Health Organization (1963–89, 2005– ) concerned associate eccentric time individual whose exotic mode of transport was disguised as a typical blue police box. 
sporadically represented by completely different actors, the Doctor exhibited a quality thus perennial that he so appeared unaltered . the recognition of the notion will be seen in any variety of time-travel films, together with The Time Machine(1960 and 2002), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), Time Bandits (1981), Back to the long run (1985), Terminator(1984), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Primer (2004), and inchworm (2012).Alternate histories and parallel universesStories centred on time-travel paradoxes developed as a separate faculty of phantasy. If a person's being poor free from the traditional chains of relation, intriguing metaphysical puzzles ensued. The classic SF version of those puzzles is that the challenge display by a person World Health Organization travels back in time and kills his own grandpa, so making certain that he, the time individual, will ne'er change state within the 1st place. Time-travel paradoxes were typically resolved as ingeniously as locked-room murder mysteries.Murray Leinster’s Sidewise in Time (1934) swollen the chances by suggesting a colossal multiplicity of “histories,” all occurring at constant “time.” below the theme lance planned, one needn't limit oneself to at least one past or one future however may travel between several alternate worlds existing in parallel. This new SF convention of a “multiverse” opened a colossal potential canvas for fictional exploitation, with humanity’s universe only 1 insignificant universe among several.AdvertisementNarratives set within the future offered a minimum of some potential affiliation to the important world. against this, the “parallel universe” was entirely supposititious and hypothetic. Initially, readers found parallel worlds associate amusing however inconsequential conceit, even as that they had once found works set at intervals the long run tutorial or absurd. They presently completed, however, that the notion of uchronia (or “no-times”) offered bound pleasures all its own, like the flexibility to deploy actual historical figures as fictional characters. Well-known settings and events might be mutated and distorted at can.The passage of your time had a fancy, uchronic result on phantasy itself. Despite the passing of the year 1984 itself, variety of ideas conferred in Nineteen Eighty-four—such as present video surveillance—were not thus far-fetched at the flip of the twenty first century, and Orwell’s political considerations stay painfully relevant. additionally to representing the uchronic result of some works of phantasy, Nineteen cardinal is a wonderful example of a uchronic novel; it's neither art movement nor historical, existing in an exceedingly peculiar uchronic Hell. As time passes, growing numbers of SF classics constitute this abstract class. it's atiny low step from this class to parallel worlds and alternate histories. Those ideas not appear abstract and inconceivable, however they need become a part of the heritage of phantasy.Even historical fiction has proscribed the “what if” display by uchronias. In 1907 G.M. Trevelyan wrote associate essay speculating on the implications of a general triumph at Waterloo. Trevelyan’s work galvanized J.C. Squires’s collection If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931), during which such amount worthies as author, Andre Maurois, and G.K. author speculated on conditional historical turning points. This was associate intellectual parlor game of the sort that phantasy likable to play.Alternate histories existed well outside the customary bounds of phantasy, like Len Deighton’s adventure story SS-GB (1978), regarding the grim role of Nazi occupiers in kingdom, and Vladimir Nabokov’s concerned and chic enzyme (1969). Alternate histories tend to cluster around significantly dramatic and vibrant junctures of history, with war II and also the yank warfare as specific favourites. Some ventured farther out, postulating a worldwide Roman Empire or a world during which dinosaurs avoided extinction.The film It’s an exquisite Life (1946)—based on the story “The Greatest Gift” (1943) by Prince Philip Carl Clinton Van Doren Stern—is a perennial sentimental favorite. within the film, a person in despair learns that his life will matter once he sees that, while not his presence, his town becomes associate evil dystopia. it's associate final compliment to the individual once the universe rewrites itself around a fantasy of self-worth.In some deep sense, all works of fiction should be alternate histories and parallel worlds, for his or her protagonists and represented events don't if truth be told exist. because the tradition of fiction grew longer and deeper, presenting works ever a lot of distant from the reader’s cultural framework, readers appeared a lot of willing to just accept work that was radically detached from native truisms of your time and house.High technologiesLeo Marx, author of the techno-social study The Machine within the Garden (1964), coined the helpful term technological chic to point a quasi-spiritual haze given off by any significantly visible and spectacular technological advance. phantasy dotes on sublimity, that ruptures the everyday and lifts the human spirit to the plateaus of high imagination. Common models of the technological chic embody railroads, photography, aviation, giant dams, rural electrification (a specific Soviet favourite), atomic energy and atomic weapons, house flight, television, computers, video game, and also the “information superhighway.” the foremost chic of all technologies square measure, in reality, not technologies the least bit however rather technological concepts—time machines, celestial body starships, and androids.Humans quickly lose a way of awe over the technological advancements that are totally integrated into the material of daily life. Technologies like immunisation, plumbing, recycling, and also the contraception pill have had a profound cultural impact, however {they square measure|they're} not thought of chic nor are they typically subjects for phantasythe explanation for this can be circuitously associated with the scientific principles concerned or any inherent difficulties of the engineering. it's entirely a social judgment, with clearly metaphysical overtones. phantasy is one in all the square measurenas during which these judgments are forged.Space flight is one engineering to that phantasy has shown an infatuated allegiance. For the foremost half, the space vehicle remains chic, albeit it's 3 decades previous and in its final years of operation. Were house shuttles as common as 747s, they'd quickly lose their chic have an effect on.Outer space and cyberspace—a phantasy term applied to laptop networks and simulated spaces—are abstract cousins, giving constant advanced thrill through completely different instruments in several historical periods. however with cybertechnology speedily achieving mass acceptance and changing into commonplace in several elements of the globe, its SF attract is weakening quick. phantasy so has been another time creating tentative overtures to biotechnology, though a relationship has existed a minimum of since Madonna Shelley’s Frankenstein was printed. in contrast to computers, biotechnology is deeply frozen in ancient and extremely conservative pursuits like medication and agriculture. Social resistance to gene-altered crops, animals, and particularly human kids is widespread.AdvertisementThe sheer novelty of computers covert their specific affinity for porn, swindling, gangdom, and terrorist conspiracy till they were wide gift within the home. against this, the potential social impact of biological research was simple to acknowledge and LED to a spate of SF works, together with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), with its tank-born castes of staff. Czech “biopunk” stories of the Eighties used genetic parables to charge the ethical distortion of Czech society below capital of Poland accord oppression. Biologically altered “posthumans” are getting associate SF staple. 1st envisioned as threatening monsters or Nietzschean supermen, the genetically altered were more and more seen as individuals with unconventional personal issues.Although several of the technologies that were 1st visualized by phantasy became reality—and become mundane aspects of thought fictional works—scientific information is growing exponentially, deed many area for more speculation regarding its future impact on society and people. it's exhausting to imagine any modern society’s being totally resistant to the prognosticating lure of phantasy.