Month: August 2019

  • Physics duo offer explanation of why tiny bubbles last longer on a

    first_img Scientists know that the smaller the radii of curvature a bubble has, the less time it will tend to exist before popping. Thus, nano-sized bubbles should pop almost instantly, and in most cases they do. One exception is when they are sitting in a fluid that is covering a solid surface. In this case, nano-sized bubbles have been observed existing for up to days at a time, and until now, no one has been able to offer a reasonable explanation as to why this occurs.In their paper, the researchers argue that there are two factors at play. The first is the fact that due to the solid surface, the radii of curvature is increased relative to bubbles flowing freely of the same volume, because they are flattened out by the surface. This increases their strength. Second, the researchers noted that the longer lasting bubbles tended to exist in groups of bubbles, rather than as isolated entities. This they means that the liquid in which they all exists has more gas in it (expelled from the bubbles themselves) and thus because it is more saturated, it’s less able to accept more gas from the still existing bubbles. Free bubbles on the other hand, leave their gasses behind as they rise to the surface.Gaining a better understanding of bubble formation and popping is more than a mere curiosity – a more thorough understanding of the underlying principles could lead to better pumps in tiny machines or perhaps assist in the development of medical delivery systems. Also, learning how to prevent bubble formation may also help reduce problems that occur when they impede flow or change the course of fluids in dynamic systems. © 2013 Mysterious nanobubble burst? Citation: Physics duo offer explanation of why tiny bubbles last longer on a surface (2013, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—Physicists in The Netherlands, Detlef Lohse and Joost Weijs of the University of Twente, have offered an explanation of why nano-sized bubbles last considerably longer when sitting on a solid surface covered by a fluid, than when they are allowed float free. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the two argue that surface-held bubbles have increased radii of curvature and sit in pools of liquid infused with gas, which causes them to last longer. Sketch of a liquid layer in contact with a solid (left). The top of the liquid is exposed to atmospheric conditions. At the solid-liquid interface nanobubbles are present. The arrows indicate the gas flow direction. On the right a further enlargement of one nanobubble is shown. Credit: More information: Why Surface Nanobubbles Live for Hours, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 054501 (2013) . On ArXiv present a theoretical model for the experimentally found but counterintuitive exceptionally long lifetime of surface nanobubbles. We can explain why, under normal experimental conditions, surface nanobubbles are stable for many hours or even up to days rather than the expected microseconds. The limited gas diffusion through the water in the far field, the cooperative effect of nanobubble clusters, and the pinned contact line of the nanobubbles lead to the slow dissolution rate. Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

  • A closer look at the molecular mechanism that switches control of activation

    first_imgCredit: RIKEN A team of researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan has developed a tool to prevent neurogenerative diseases. They have demonstrated a way to observe the molecular mechanism that switches control of activation of eIF2 by eIF2B when a cell undergoes stress. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their use of cryo-electron microscopy to better understand what happens to cells that are exposed to stress. Impaired energy metabolism linked with initiation of plaques in Alzheimer’s brain Cells continuously undergo a process known as translation in which ribosomes in cytoplasm synthesize proteins after transcription of DNA to RNA. But sometimes, this process is interrupted by an external event. Such events are known as stress—exposure to ultraviolet light is one common example. The researchers note that translation uses a lot of energy, thus it makes sense for cells to shut it down when a stress event occurs—it saves energy and reduces the chances of errors in the proteins that are synthesized.Prior research has shown that when a cell “senses” stress, the translational initiation factor eIF2 is phosphorylated. Under normal circumstances, eIF2 is activated by eIF2B, another translational initiation factor. But when the cell is under stress and eIF2 is phosphorylated, the function of eIF2B is inhibited, preventing translation. Scientists have been working to understand the molecular mechanism involved in discontinuation of translation due to stress, but the means of activation of eIF2 by eIF2B is still unknown. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to look inside the cell nucleus to see what actually happens as syntheses of proteins ceases during stress.The researchers observed the structure of both eIF2 and eIF2B using cryo-electron microscopy. Doing so showed that the orientation of eIF2 as it was bound to eIF2B differed greatly depending on whether eIF2 had been phosphorylated. They also found that eIF2B had a two-fold symmetric structure and that the phosphorylation of eIF2 could be considered a mechanism that not only prevented the activation of phosphorylated eIF2, but also prevented the activation of other translational initiation factors. © 2019 Science X Network Journal information: Sciencecenter_img Explore further More information: Kazuhiro Kashiwagi et al. Structural basis for eIF2B inhibition in integrated stress response, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw4104 Citation: A closer look at the molecular mechanism that switches control of activation of eIF2 by eIF2B (2019, May 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

  • Millihertz quasiperiodic oscillations detected in the Xray binary EXO 0748−676

    first_img X-ray binaries consist of a normal star or a white dwarf transferring mass onto a compact neutron star or a black hole. Based on the mass of the companion star, astronomers divide them into low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) and high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs).Most of the low-mass X-ray binaries containing neutron stars (NS LMXBs) exhibit X-ray variability in the form of relatively sharp quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) with millihertz to kilohertz frequencies. It is believed that QPOs occur when X-rays are emitted near the inner edge of an accretion disk in which gas swirls onto a compact object like a neutron star or a black hole. Hence, astronomers hope that finding new objects with such oscillations could improve our knowledge about the innermost regions of accretion disks.Located most likely between 19,200 and 24,100 light years away, EXO 0748−676 is a transient NS LMXB discovered in 1985. With an orbital period of about 3.82 hours, the source showcases several-minutes-long eclipses in its X-ray light curve and irregular X-ray dips observed mostly in the half orbital cycle prior to the eclipse. First QPOs from this object at kilohertz frequencies were discovered in 2010.Now, combing through the data gathered by RXTE over a timespan of nearly 15 years, a team of astronomers led by Giulio Cesare Mancuso from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, has found that EXO 0748−676 also exhibits millihertz QPOs.”We report the discovery of millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations (mHz QPOs) from the bursting, high-inclination atoll neutron-star low-mass X-ray binary (NS LMXB) EXO0748–676 with the Rossi X-ray Time Explorer (RXTE),” the astronomers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the researchers were able to identify QPOs from EXO 0748−676 with frequencies ranging from 5.0 to 13 millihertz. The amplitude of the QPOs was about 4.0 percent at low energy (between 2.0 and 5.0 keV), and the astronomers also found that in at least two cases, the frequency of these oscillations decreased in time.Moreover, the astronomers noted that all the detections of QPOs occurred when the source energy spectrum was relatively soft. In one case, they found that the millihertz quasi-periodic oscillation disappeared after the onset of a thermonuclear X-ray burst. The study explains that millihertz QPOs like these detected in EXO 0748−676 are assumed to be due an oscillatory mode of helium burning on the surface of neutron stars, known as the marginally stable nuclear burning.Summing up their study, the authors noted that the detection makes EXO 0748–676 so far the sixth source with millihertz QPOs associated to marginally stable burning. They added that the results from RXTE also confirm this binary as the second one that shows a systematic frequency drift. AstroSAT observations reveal quasi-periodic oscillations in the X-ray binary GX 5-1 Citation: Millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations detected in the X-ray binary EXO 0748−676 (2019, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further RXTE/PCA light curve (≈ 2–5 keV) of EXO 0748–676 rebinned to 32 s in which the mHz QPOs are detected. Credit: Mancuso et al., 2019. © 2019 Science X Network By analyzing data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite, astronomers have detected millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations from a low-mass neutron star X-ray binary designated EXO 0748−676. The finding is detailed in a paper published May 6 on the arXiv pre-print server. More information: Discovery of millihertz quasi-periodic oscillations in the X-ray binary EXO 0748—676, arXiv:1905.01956 [astro-ph.HE] This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

  • A way to determine the absolute stereochemistry of small organic molecules

    first_imgDiffraction data collection and advanced diffracted intensity extraction. (A) Scanning of crystal during data collection. Beam and crystal shifts are indicated by white arrows. (B) Plot of the rocking-curve profiles of the experimental precession electron diffraction data collected on one of the four crystals used for determination of rocking-curve profile parameters. The lowest blue curve is the averaged rocking curve in the range of 0.2 to 0.3 Å−1 and the highest blue curve is the averaged rocking curve in the range of 0.9 to 1.0 Å−1. The precession angle is 0.65°. The red curves correspond to the fitted rocking-curve profiles with the FWHM of the interference function equal to 0.0005 Å−1 and an apparent mosaicity of 0.08°. (C) Comparison of intensity integration in case of sparse sampling of reciprocal space. Experimental points (blue) are fitted with rocking-curve profile (red line) and the resulting intensity corresponds to the red area. Blue area corresponds to the area under experimental points. Credit: Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2560 As the researchers note, the current method for determining the absolute configuration of molecules that have chiral centers is done via X-ray crystallography. The measurement is based on observing how X-rays fired at molecules bounce around. Unfortunately, this method only works on relatively large crystal structures. Efforts to use a similar technique on smaller crystals based on electron diffraction have fallen short of expectations due to the fragile nature of the target—nanocrystals are destroyed by the energy in the electron beams. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to overcome this problem, which allowed them to determine the stereochemistry of very small crystals for the first time. This is a pretty big deal, Xu and Zou note, because the U.S. FDA and the European Medicines Agency require absolute configuration information for a prospective new drug before it can be approved. This requirement has held back the creation and sale of drugs based on nanocrystals, as pharmaceutical companies had no way to fulfill the requirement.To overcome the problem of electron beams destroying nanocrystals before their stereochemistry could be recorded, the researchers simply used more beams—four of them. They fired them all at once at different parts of the nanocrystal and recorded information regarding the diffracting that occurred before the nanocrystal was destroyed.Xu and Zou note that X-rays scatter only once when used to determine the configuration of a molecule—with electron diffraction, electrons scatter multiple times, and as they do so, the intensities of their diffractions change—sensors that read such changes are able to measure such dynamical diffraction effects. The result was a description of the absolute stereochemistry of a given molecule. Xu and Zou suggest that the new technique is likely to open the door to development of new materials used in drug design. A team of researchers from several institutions in Czech Republic has developed a way to determine the absolute stereochemistry (3-D spatial configuration) of small, organic molecules. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their new technique and how well it worked. Hongyi Xu and Xiaodong Zou with Stockholm University, have published a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Petr Brázda et al. Electron diffraction determines molecular absolute configuration in a pharmaceutical nanocrystal, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2560 Citation: A way to determine the absolute stereochemistry of small, organic molecules (2019, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Science © 2019 Science X Network Electron crystallography found to work as well as X-ray crystallography only on smaller crystals Explore furtherlast_img read more

  • Two planets orbiting Teegardens star described as most earthlike found yet

    first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. , Astrophysical Journal More information: Amri Wandel et al. On the Habitability of Teegarden’s Star Planets, The Astrophysical Journal (2019). DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ab2df7 A pair of researchers, one with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the other Tel Aviv University, has found evidence that suggests two of Teegarden’s star planets are the most Earth-like found yet. In their paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Amri Wandel and Lev Tal-Or describe their study of the two exoplanets and what they found. Journal information: Astrophysical Journal Letters Citation: Two planets orbiting Teegarden’s star described as most earthlike found yet (2019, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2019 Science X Network New Earth-like exoplanets discovered around red dwarf Teegarden star Credit: CC0 Public Domain Back in 2003, astrophysicist Bonnard Teegarden led a team that discovered what is now known as Teegarden’s star—a red M dwarf star approximately 12.5 light-years away. Since that time, space scientists have studied both the star and the planets that make up its star system. In this new effort, the researchers focused their efforts on two of those exoplanets, which are called Teegarden’s star b and c—both were first detected this past June by a team working on the CARMENES survey.The work by Wandel and Tal-Or was focused on learning more about the habitability of the two exoplanets. As part of that effort, they noted that both are relatively close to their star, with orbits of just 4.9 and 11.4 days, putting them both firmly in the Goldilocks zone. They note that both are tidally locked, which means one side always faces the sun, which also means they have no day/night cycle.The researchers acknowledge that it is not known what sort of atmospheres the two planets have, but suggest it is likely either or both could support water. This is because they are tidally locked, which means that even a thin atmosphere would be enough to spread the warmth and cold across the dark/light dividing line. They calculated that atmospheres between one-third that of Earth’s or as much as 17 times as dense would allow for liquid water to exist on the surface of either planet. They also note that both of the planets are near in size to Earth. And as part of applying an analytic habitability model to the planets, the researchers calculated that Teegarden b has a 60 percent chance of having surface temperatures between zero and 50 degrees C—Teegarden c was found to be colder, much more like Mars. The researchers conclude that conditions in the transition zone appear to be favorable for supporting life. Explore furtherlast_img read more

  • Sealdah mainline disrupted after irate commuters ransacked Sodhpur station

    first_imgKolkata: Station master cabin and railway properties were ransacked and railway tracks blocked at Sodhpur station in North 24 Parganas, disrupting traffic on mainline of Eastern Railway connecting Sealdah, at peak hours today. The irate commuters, after an alleged wrong announcement regarding Sealdah bound Gedhe local train, plundered the station premises and obstructed railway tracks, official sources said.The disruption began around 10 00 hours, causing detention of many long distance and local trains both up and down lines, as hundreds of protesters squatted on the track, about 16 kms north of Sealdah terminal of ER. The situation went out of control as the number of protesters outnumbered the RPF and GRP personnels at Sodhpur station. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsTrouble ensued when the train did not stop even after the public address system at Sodhpur station announced that the Sealdah bound Gedhe EMU would halt on platform number 2. The passengers, mostly officer goers, who had taken position after crossing open tracks to board the train lost their cool and began expressing their resentment through violent agitation.ER’s CPRO, Ravi Mahapatro, said, though talks were going on to add Shodhpur station to the existing stoppages of that particular EMU, nothing has been finalised by the authorities yet. He said an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain, if there was an announcement for the halt today.He said the agitation caused detention of many long and short distance trains and cancellation of some EMUs, so far on the section.The blockade was continuing when the report came in.last_img read more

  • Digha Mandarmani on alert due to high tide

    first_imgKolkata: The district administration of East Midnapore issued an alert in the coastal areas of Digha and Mandarmani due to high tidal waves.Digha and Mandaramani are the major tourist spots in the state, with recorded number of footfall. There was a huge tidal wave hit on Wednesday. Many people were seen taking photographs of the rough sea. While some others tried to take selfies with the rough sea in the background. Police and district administration urged the visitors to not go near the sea and watch it only from a distance.According to a weather expert, there is a high tide in Digha and the fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea. .Tourists, who had assembled near Digha and Mandarmani beaches to enjoy the high tide, were asked not to congregate near the sea shore as precautionary measures.last_img read more

  • HiroshimaNagasaki Blood splattered legacy

    first_imgNow if you visit these places, all you would see are structures built in the memory of the lost cities with silent cries of the victims buried under the debris caused by the devastation. These heritage sites exist only to remind mankind of the evil that resides in their very being.Some of the heritage sites which stand as a testament of human destruction are Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland) where the Nazi Germans slaughtered the Jewish people, the Island of Goree in Senegal that was used as a base in slave trade and the Robben Island in the Republic of South Africa where people opposing the apartheid were imprisoned. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Genbaku Dome in Japan fulfills the criteria of a memorial erected directly because of the evils of warfare. The dome is basically the ruin of the former Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall that was destroyed after the first atomic bomb was dropped directly on top of it, resulting in only the walls being partially spared and the characteristic form of the building remaining with the iron frame of the dome.Situated on the opposite bank of the Motoyashu River which runs past the dome, is the Peace Memorial Park where the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, Children’s Peace Monument are built. There is also a cenotaph built to pay respects to the deceased souls of the atomic blast. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn August 6th every year, in the Peace Memorial Park in front of the Hiroshima Peace City Monument, a peace memorial ceremony is held to appease the souls of those destroyed by the atomic bomb as well as to pray for the eternal peace on Earth. During the ceremony, the Peace Declaration read out by the Mayor of Hiroshima city, which appeals for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for the realisation of world peace, is transmitted worldwide. At exactly 8.15 am, which is the precise time when the atomic bomb was dropped years ago, the Peace Bell is rung and the citizens offer silent prayers for one minute for the repose of the souls of the bomb victims. Like Hiroshima, another city was also completely destroyed by the August bombings. A certain city which goes by the name of Nagasaki was also reduced to ash on the 9th of August. More than 750,000 lives were wiped out and the damage to property was countless. The survivors, even after so many years, cannot forget the horrific tragedy that had befallen them on that fateful day. To commemorate the fallen and to prevent the recurrence of such disasters to happen, a statue Heiwa Kinen-Zo was built by Seibo Kitamura, a local sculptor in 1955. The statue which is made completely of bronze is 9.7 meters in height and weighs around 30 tons. According to common lore, the statue’s right hand is raised upwards to point to the threat of nuclear wars while the horizontally extended left hand symbolises peace. The surrounding area of the statue located in the Nagasaki Peace Park is a designated zone to pray for world peace and also has the Fountain of Peace attached to it, in order to mourn for the victims’ souls who died there while seeking water. Every year on August 9 the Nagasaki Memorial service for the Dead and Peace Ceremony are held in front of the statue.last_img read more

  • Raising national awareness over childhood cancer

    first_imgThe joy reflecting on Iqbal’s face belied the braveheart’s ongoing fight with blood cancer. As the seven-year-old played with a balloon, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore inquired from his parents about his treatment here.Giving Iqbal company are Rakesh, 6, and Ankit, 4, who too are also undergoing treatment for blood cancer. “We were also given school bags,” said Rakesh. The three children, along with many others, came together at the public forum organised by an NGO to mark the joining of hands with the state government to spread awareness on childhood cancer. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Iqbal’s father, Sikandar, a resident of Pali district, said he and many others like him who have been getting their children treated for cancer in Jaipur are enthused by the event. “We all have now come together as a community. Earlier, we were working in isolation,” he said, pointing to the help by NGO Cankids Kidscan.The public forum was held in mid-September to mark the arrival of the ‘CanKids 4th Car Rally — Change for Childhood Cancer in Rajasthan’ in Jaipur as a part of an initiative to spread awareness and join hands with the state government to open a cancer awareness unit for patients and their family members at Sawai Man Singh Hospital here.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe rallyists mostly consisted of drivers who either overcame cancer or those who have joined hands with Cankids Kidscan — a national society to raise awareness and funds for fighting cancer among kids. “The 1,700-km rally also touched cities like Ajmer and Udaipur and villages around them,” said Hodgkins survivor and Cankids advocacy officer Kapil Chawla. Cankids volunteer and National Girl Childhood Cancer Ambassador Ritu Bhalla, 24, a two-time child cancer survivor herself, also took part in the rally and shared her experience of overcoming the disease. “Some people were struck by disbelief when I told them that I have overcome cancer twice and am working normally now,” Bhalla said on returning to Delhi after the four-day rally with 30 participants.Before reaching Jaipur, volunteers of the NGO, along with the rallyists, stopped over at Mayo College Girls School in Ajmer for an awareness event. Ashwin Khandke, a corporate honcho and rally participant who lost his wife to cancer a few weeks before the event, addressed the school students, including his own daughter Sunetra, about how courage and hope were the key to fighting the disease. “Do not let fear overcome you,” said Khandke at the school’s auditorium where the students, from both Mayo Girls and Mayo Boys, were moved to give a standing ovation to the Khandke family, and others in the rally, who are symbols of bravery and courage as they have fought the dreaded disease.last_img read more

  • WB BJP planning all party condolence meeting for Vajpayee

    first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal BJP unit is planning to organize an all party condolence meeting for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away in New Delhi on August 16. “In Kolkata we are planning to hold an all party condolence and prayer meeting for Vajpayee ji. He was not only a former prime minister of India but was one of the greatest mass leaders of Independent India. He was loved and respected across party lines,” BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life It is still in the planning stage nothing has been finalized as of now. We will invite leaders of all political parties and eminent citizens. His friends and admirers in Kolkata will also be invited, Sinha said. When asked whether the BJP expects leaders across political lines especially the TMC to attend the condolence meet, another senior state BJP leader said it was for TMC to decide. The TMC declined to comment on the issue. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India’s most charismatic leaders who led the nation through several crises and held together a tenuous coalition with his inclusive politics, died on Aug 16 in New Delhi. He was 93.last_img read more

  • Diva look from the 50s is back

    first_imgAdding to Delhi’s glitterati Yash Raj Films launched Diva’ni, its enchanting fall-winter collection at their store in national Capital on Tuesday evening.In the new cocktail fall-winter collection, Diva’ni comes back to the 50’s, to the origins of bling and sequin. The entire collection radiates the spectacular colours of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and gold.Silhouettes of gold translucent tones, embroidered with velvet sequins, metallic sequins, mat finish sequins, pearlised sequins is the basis of this collection.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gowns of sheer fabrics, satin and velvets, embroidered with sequins and crystals are quintessential for that perfect cocktail look.The new collection of Diva’ni is luxurious, elegant and full of light. It fully deserves the word ‘Diva’ in its name by having created looks for every occasion from short cut out jumpsuits to empire line and princess gowns to bling power suits, except that they have managed to do the impossible – elevate high fashion to haute couture. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSome of the guest in attendance were Neera Nath, Caroline Young, Christine Rai, Ramola Bachchan, Deepali Bharadwaj, Designer Leena Singh, Tina Chattwal, designer dhruv Kapoor and Kanika Goyal, celebrity hair stylist Rod Anker and Merlyn Boro, socialite Harathi Reddy, writer Kusum Sawhney, bloggers Naina and Akanksha Redhu, models Ela Smetacek, Liubov Timeeva and Katrina Kravchenko amongst others.Commenting on this occasion, Saniya Dhir, Creative Director of Diva’ni said, “This is a beautiful beginning for the Brand, we are excited to have finally expanded from traditional couture to the contemporary couture. This entire collection is synonymous with the Gatsby Era, we wanted to recreate a different time and bring back the Retro Chic.”last_img read more

  • Calcutta HC gives Rajeev Kumar protection from arrest till July 10

    first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday granted former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, now under the CBI scanner in connection with the multi-billion rupee Saradha ponzi scam, protection from arrest till July 10 but asked him to cooperate with the investigation agency and deposit his passport. A vacation bench of Justice Pratik Banerjee granted the relief to Kumar after he submitted a petition peading for quashing of the notice served on him by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with an allegation of suppression of facts in the ponzi scam case. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The bench gave Kumar a month’s protection from arrest from June 10, the date on which the court is set to reopen after the summer holidays. He has been asked to deposit his passport within 24 hours of the passing of the order and be present before the CBI whenever the agency needs his cooperation. A designated CBI officer would visit Kumar’s residence daily to mark his attendance. The petition would be heard by a regular bench on June 12. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Kumar on Monday did not present himself before the CBI, which had summoned him for questioning related to the scam, but instead sent a letter seeking seven days’ time to present himself. On Sunday night, the West Bengal government reinstated Kumar as Additional Director General, CID – a post from which he was shunted out by the Election Commission and sent on central deputation on May 15. The CBI on Sunday gave notices at Kumar’s residence and his office summoning him to be present at its Salt Lake office at 10.30 a.m. on Monday for interrogation. The notices came after they failed to locate him. The CBI has also issued a lookout notice against the senior IPS officer and alerted all airports to scuttle any effort on his party to escape abroad. The Supreme Court on May 17 had withdrawn the protection from arrest granted to Kumar by its February 5 order. But the court gave him seven days time to approach the competent court for relief. Kumar last Monday had moved a plea before the apex judiciary seeking extension of the protection from arrest in view of the lawyers’ strike in Kolkata, but the court rejected it on May 24, the same day the seven-day time frame given to him for seeking legal recourse ended.last_img read more

  • Festival of Gold returns for Akshay Tritiya

    first_imgMMTC is bringing back its popular ‘Festival of Gold’ this Akshay Tritiya to celebrate the tradition of buying and gifting gold on this auspicious occasion. The prestigious miniratna will be catering to the city’s demand with its wide range of hallmarked gold and silver jewellery from different states of India, gold and silver medallions in various denominations, sterling silverware from its in-house brand Sanchi, collections of rashi stones, and the Government of India’s Indian Gold Coin and Indian Gold Bullion. The exhibition-cum-sale will be held from May 4-8 at the Community Centre, MMTC Colony, New Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpecial attractions at this year’s Festival of Gold include silver medallions in 50 gm with coloured images of eight gods and goddesses and coloured silver replica of the INR 2000 note. MMTC is also introducing its bestselling 8 gm gold coin for the first time in 22 carats. The yearly event is known for its assurance of quality, transparency and excellence. Besides the main venue, the festival will also be held at MMTC’s sales outlets at Scope Complex on Lodhi Road, Cross River Mall in Shahdara, and Delhi Regional Office in Jhandewalan from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on all five days. To facilitate customer inquiries and interaction, MMTC has an all India toll free number- 1800 1800 000 (9 am– 9 pm).last_img read more

  • Leather Complex PS creates WhatsApp group of elderly persons in bid to

    first_imgKolkata: At a time when the safety and security of senior citizens has been one of the prime focus areas of Kolkata Police and all the officers in-charge (OCs) of the police stations in the city are undertaking steps for the same, Kolkata Leather Complex (KLC) police station has gone a step further by creating a WhatsApp group of all the senior citizens under its jurisdictional areas.There are around 40 people living in the five-odd housing complexes located under KLC police station, whose family members are settled outside Bengal or India. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We are constantly engaged in exchanging messages in the WhatsApp group with the elderly, right from the morning. Simple messages like good morning, whether they have had their lunch, how they are doing, good night, etc. are being exchanged to keep in constant touch with them and to give them the confidence that we are always there to serve them,” said a senior official of KLC. A major portion of the stretch under KLC that spans over 54 square km, is village area. Four Gram Panchayats come under the jurisdiction of KLC. “We have information that most of the aged people in the villages live in company of their family. But still, we have sought a list from the panchayat pradhans on any elderly couple or person who lives alone. We want to ensure that everybody comes under the WhatsApp group,” said Swarup Kanti Pahari, OC of KLC police station. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe interaction is also being supplemented with visits at the housesof the elderly from time to time. KLC police station has also decided to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan by tying rakhis at the hands of each of the elderly citizens living in the housing complexes. The KLC police station, which was earlier under Bengal Police, was brought under Kolkata Police on March 10, 2017 and Pahari was given the charge of OC. Prodded by Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma, who has instructed all divisional deputy commissioners to make a database of elderly persons in the city, the OCs of all police stations have started gathering details of senior citizens across the city and are installing CCTV cameras at their houses with monitoring facilities from the police station itself. The city has witnessed multiple incidents of elderly citizens being killed and robbed in recent times, the latest being the murder of an elderly couple at Bansdroni under Netaji Nagar police station area. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also expressed her concern over such incidents and had instructed Sharma to take all possible measures for enhancing the security of the elderly citizens in the city.last_img read more

  • WATCH Bill Belichick can flawlessly diagram plays his dad ran at Navy

    first_img Belichick is a football wizard. This video is the football equivalent of watching Dustin Hoffman count the toothpicks in Rain Man.RapSheet: This is awesome. #Patriots coach Bill Belichick diagrams a Joe Bellino play from 58 years ago (via CBSSp…— Fantasy Plus NFL (@FantasyPlusNFL) December 10, 2016 The Army/Navy game means a lot to Bill Belichick. His father, Steve Belichick, coached at the Naval Academy from 1956 until 1989. There’s no one that appreciates the history of the rivalry more than Belichick. He’s also a freaky savant when it comes to his photographic memory of X’s and O’s.In a pre-Army/Navy game interview with CBS’s Lesley Visser, Belichick sat down alongside 1960 Navy Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino for a piece about the game. When Visser asked Belichick if he remembered any of Bellino’s signature plays from his time spent hanging around his father, Belichick didn’t hesitate.Instead, he grabbed a whiteboard and proceeded to flawlessly diagram a play, “27 F Trap”, one of the Heisman winner’s bread and butter plays. Belichick estimated the date of the play to 1959. Nineteen. Fifty. Freakin’. Nine.Bellino confirmed the play was flawlessly drawn up, all the way down to accounting for his tendency to bounce it outside. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Gottlieb Training camp overcoverage made Bradys blowup a thing

    first_imgGottlieb in for Colin:Training camp over-coverage made Brady’s blowup a thingTom Brady and Bill Belichick are coming off the most tumultuous relationship of their near 20-year relationship, and some are reading into Brady punting out of a football frustration as another sign that he’s frustrated with the direction of the team.Gottlieb doesn’t deny that Brady was frustrated in the moment, but thinks the story is overblown because training camp is now heavily covered by the media, where before no one cared or covered it. Brady did blow up, but in context it’s irrelevant. Houston will have a problem if Carmelo doesn’t accept a 6th man role Carmelo Anthony is finally, officially a Rocket, and Doug thinks Melo’s willingness to accept a reduced role is the only way it can work in Houston. Anthony scoffed at the idea of coming off the bench with the Thunder, last year, and Doug thinks it’s far from a sure bet he’ll fall in lline in Houston.Ultimately, Melo will have to set aside his ego in favor of winning, and to this point in his career he hasn’t shown he’s willing to make the change.Also:– Todd Haley could be toxic with the Browns– LaVar Ball is losing relevanceGuests:Ty Law – Former Patriots All-Pro Safety is in-studio talking Brady/Belichick’s relationship, and why Khalil Mack is doing the right thing by holding out.Ice Cube – Rapper, Actor and Big 3 founder is in-studio on Lakers chemistry, and if Carmelo Anthony is willing to accept a reduced role in Houston.Bucky Brooks – NFL Network Analyst and former scout is in-studio talking preseason takeaways and his scouting report on the rookie QB debuts.last_img read more

  • The Votes Are In And the Winners Are

    first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Welcome to the .Net100 – a ranking that measures the top sites on the web with the .net domain extension. Entrepreneur and Verisign came together to assemble the ranking, which is based on quantitative factors and the feedback from Entrepreneur’s audience of sophisticated, successful business owners. Together, we then gathered traffic and social metrics for each site, as well as your votes to determine the rankings (see the full methodology here). Facebook Likes: 313,900 @SlideShare Klout Score: 84Alexa Rank: 118SlideShare claims to be the largest network for uploading and sharing presentations, with an estimated 60 million users and 130 million pageviews. Everyone from teachers, businesses and government agencies use it to pass around and edit presentations. That has made the company, based in San Francisco, one of the top 200 visited sites in the world, SlideShare Facebook Likes: 433,568 @php_net Klout Score: 65Alexa Rank: 230PHP is an all-purpose scripting language used in web development, though it is also used in general programming. is the hub for the language, allowing for free downloading and sharing. PHP has grown in popularity because it is easy to use for beginners and compatible with just about all the servers used Facebook Likes: 2,242,263 @BlizzardCS Klout Score: 69Alexa Rank: 548Like Blizzard games, like World of Warcraft , Diablo III and Hearthstone? Then is your home. The site is a community for gamers, set up by Blizzard Entertainment to keep their users talking — and gaming — together in one place. It also serves as an e-commerce platform for Facebook Likes: 271,490 @Behance Klout Score: 83Alexa Rank:, owned by Adobe, is a portfolio for creative people. The goal? Put people’s creative work in front of the companies looking to hire talent. The company lets people upload their work, then makes that available to other sites and companies looking for new Facebook Likes: 123,840 @Ookla Klout Score: 80Alexa Rank: 370Ever wonder whether you’re really getting the fastest speed from broadband? Ookla Speedtest is a free tool that tests broadband speed. The company claims to perform 50 million tests every month, through the web, but also through iPhones and Android Facebook Likes: 3,351,735 @Explosm Klout Score: 79Alexa Rank: 3,933Explosm is an Internet comics site, filled with online favorites like Cyanide & Happiness. Read the comic, check out dates for comic show appearances and buy plushy Facebook Likes: 16,929 @sourceforge Klout Score: 85Alexa Rank: 161SourceForge is a community-collaboration opensource sof ware-development site owned by Slashdot Media. The company claims to be the home of 3.4 million developers, working on 324,000 projects. There are an estimated 4 million Facebook Likes: 1,511,953 @americanapparel Klout Score: 83Alexa Rank: 6,913American Apparel is known for its trendy clothes and racy photos, and all are on display on its .net site. You can do what you would expect: buy clothes, find stores and gawk at the models. But there is more. The site is also an explanation of the philosophy and culture behind the company, including its political Facebook Likes: 109,047 @slickdeals Klout Score: 68Alexa Rank: 708If you ever saw a great deal at a store and wanted to share it with a friend, you probably used Slickdeals. The company is a user-generated forum for bargains. All the deals come from shoppers, not companies. In fact, Slickdeals doesn’t even allow paid placement from Facebook Likes: 52,572 @DocuSign Klout Score: 68Alexa Rank: 5,607People browse to see what the company of ers in document and contract sharing and creation. But actual customers enter through the .net site. Most of the commerce for Docusign, which includes saving the time and trouble of sharing physical documents, happens in a .net Facebook Likes: 68,990 @boingboing Klout Score: 89Alexa Rank: 3,087Boing Boing is a news site devoted to what it calls “the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture.” The site publishes a mix of short articles, long features, and video productions, all with its unique viewpoint. It claims a million readers a Facebook Likes: 27,559,010 @paramore Klout Score: 90Alexa Rank: 163,393When you’re done singing along on your car radio to “Still Into You” and suddenly fi nd yourself a fan of Paramore, the place to learn more is The hugely popular band from Franklin, Tenn., manages its online presence here, with blog posts, videos, photos and audio Facebook Likes: 511,078 @geeksaresexy Klout Score: 72Alexa Rank: 6,044Think of Geeksaresexy as nerdvana, a news site dedicated to technology and science. There is a load of video and textual content geared toward viral content about gaming, sci-fi and the latest in tech developments. There is a heavy emphasis on the fun and fabulous, like the videos of people dressed as knights and ninjas crashing a wedding. You get the Facebook Likes: 3,741,008 @springsteen Klout Score: 93Alexa Rank: 122,992Bruce thinks .net is the Boss. The site is all things Bruce, with tour dates, music, bios of Springsteen and the E Street band, and a merchandise store. It also features a neat interactive timeline of the Boss’s career, dating back to Facebook Likes: 65,482 @DJBooth Klout Score: 81Alexa Rank: 27,701If you’re into hip-hop and R&B and want to keep up on the latest in music and videos, is your home. The site is all about the music, with artists, both signed and unsigned, uploading their latest tracks directly. The djbooth community then reviews and recommends what they hear. MethodologyThe rankings for all .net 100 sites were based on a special formula developed by Entrepreneur that calculates online traffic, social influence and community voting. The process began with a list of the top-ranked sites with a .net domain as measured by On, visitors were able to nominate their favorite .net sites for consideration in the ranking. We then quantified the size of each site’s social network, through their Facebook and Twitter-follower numbers. From there, we factored their social influence using each site’s score. During the nomination period, visitors were also able to vote for and rank their top 10 favorite .net sites. These votes were factored into the final formula applied to the rankings. All .net 100 sites were given a cumulative score based on the above factors, and the 100 .net sites with the highest cumulative scores became the .net 100.   January 14, 2014 Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Nowlast_img read more

  • How to Install the macOS 1015 Catalina Public Beta

    first_imgYou live the risky life, so I’m not surprised to learn you want to try the macOS 10.15 Catalina beta. Just released into the public beta stage (ahead of its expected July release), all you need to try macOS Catalina now — aside from a willingness to suffer a potentially bumpy, buggy experience — is an Apple account.Now that you no longer need to plunk down $100 to enlist in the Apple Developer Program to get the beta, it’s time to get a heads start on the roadtrip to macOS Catalina. The big features you’ll want to test in this new version are Sidecar (which turns your iPad into a Pencil-friendly extension of your Mac),  Music on macOS (which replaces iTunes) and the new Photos app.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 You may need macOS 10.15 in order to get Apple’s other betas. On June 3, the fine print for iOS and iPadOS only said “Install via iTunes,” but as of June 4, that text now reads “Installation requires macOS 10.15 beta or Xcode 11 beta. Install via iTunes.” That may leave you scratching your head, because Apple killed iTunes off in iOS 10.15. Fortunately, the tools you need for installing iOS and iPadOS developer betas are found in Finder in macOS 10.15. Just click on the device in the left menu in Finder, after plugging in your iPhone or iPad.During the installation, get ready for warnings about the 32-bit apps installed on your laptop that won’t work in macOS 10.15. After you install Catalina, you’ll see messages about Screen Time and other new features. On July 3, Apple released macOS 15 Public Beta 2, which will hopefully provide better performance, but nobody’s saying it’s ready for your production machine yet. How to install the macOS 10.15 Catalina Public Beta0. Back up your Mac. Yes, before you even think about putting a beta version of macOS on it, you need to protect your data. Make a Time Machine backup if you think you’ll want to restore the current macOS version you’re currently on. 1. Go to (which is currently down, and should be up soon) and click Sign In in the top.2. Sign in with your Apple account.3. Follow the instructions under the macOS section.You’ll now download a beta profile for your system that you’ll want to install, to enable beta downloads. After that, and some restarts, you’ll be on Catalina. Henry T. Casey, on Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, center_img Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.com2019-2020’s Newest Electric Cars You Can’t Wait ForForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out This Island Inspired Ham Sliders RecipeMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYJoy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Shares Heartbreaking Photos From Pregnancy LossTODAYUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

  • Best College Laptops 2019

    first_img Which CPU is Right For You? For Computer Science Students: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop Buying Tips for Students Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Review » Bestbuy The latest MacBook Air is only a minor update over its refreshed predecessor but it’s still the best Apple laptop for college students. The new 13.3-inch system is $100 cheaper than last year’s model and the display now features Apple’s True Tone technology. Along with its sharp, 2560 x 1600-pixel display, the MacBook Air has powerful speakers and a thin, light and completely recycled aluminum chassis. Pros: Crisp Retina display; Elegant gold chassis; Thin and lightweight chassis; Strong speakersCons: Underwhelming performance; Only offers USB-C ports; Shallow keyboardKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5 (Y-series) | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 617 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel | Size: 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds Laptops with the Longest Battery Life The Best & Worst Laptop Brands Lenovo Yoga C930 Review » How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop Amazon Apple MacBook Air (2019) deals?US$999ViewUS$999.99ViewUS$999.99ViewUS$1,039ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by How to Buy a 2-in-1 Laptop Hybrid Asus ZenBook Pro 15 deals?57 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,199ViewUS$1,699US$1,407.99ViewUS$1,799ViewUS$1,799.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Bestbuy Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: Find the Right Rig Apple MacBook Air (2019) Review » For Science Students: Dell XPS 13 (2019) From $749.99 For Law Students: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Art students who need a large canvas to draw on should consider the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, a premium ultrabook with dual screens. The highlight of this machine is a unique touchpad that doubles as a 1080p display. Dubbed the ScreenPad, the LCD touchpad can transform into a second display with productivity shortcuts, where you can manage your photo-editing tools.While you should come for the attention-grabbing touchpad, stay for the primary 15.6-inch 4K touch screen display, which is colorful and bright. The ZenBook Pro 15 has poor battery life, but it makes up for it with excellent performance and a gorgeous design that’s sure to impress your peers. And at 4.2 pounds, this powerful machine is portable enough to carry around campus. For $2,299, the ZenBook Pro 15 comes with an Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD. It also has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM, which delivered solid frame rates in our testing. Pros: Unique ScreenPad; Gorgeous display; Striking, portable design; Excellent performanceCons: Below-average battery life; Disappointing webcamKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7/Core i9 | GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 14.4 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches | Weight: 4.2 pounds Laptops with the Longest Battery Life Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck From $849.00 Laptop Warranties: What They Cover 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster Asus ZenBook UX333FA deals?US$809.76ViewUS$839.99ViewUS$849.99ViewUS$1,149.99ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by For Film & Animation Students: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Art students who are going off to college may be tempted to buy an Apple MacBook — and for good reason. But the Huawei MateBook X Pro is the better laptop, and it’s not even close. The MateBook X Pro essentially takes the MacBook Pro’s design and brings a better keyboard, upgraded internals and USB-A port — all for hundreds of dollars less. Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips From $379.99 With a powerful soundbar speaker hinge, the Yoga C930 is as practical as it is beautiful. This slim and lightweight laptop offers strong performance and long battery life in a premium package. The 2-in-1 also comes with some useful extras, like an integrated pen slot and a webcam cover. Pros: Premium design; Thin and lightweight; Strong performance; Long battery lifeCons: Shallow keyboard; Display could be better Best Under $1,000: Asus ZenBook UX333FA How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop Which MacBook is Right for You? Bestbuy Lenovo Yoga Book C930 deals?2 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,049.99ViewUS$1,299.99ViewUS$1,459.99ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by How to Tell If You Can Upgrade Your Laptop How to Get Rid of Your Old Laptop Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core m3-8100Y | GPU: Intel HD 615 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Display: 14-inch, 1080p | Size: 12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds From $1049.00 Acer’s Aspire 5 is the ultimate budget laptop. For under $400 you get a sleek design, a bright 1080p display and fast performance. Best of all, the Aspire 5 lasts 8 hours and 51 minutes on a charge, which means you shouldn’t have problems bringing it to class or work without a charger. The specs you get for the price are really second-to-none, from the large 15.6-inch display to 128GB of speedy SSD storage. And with an aluminum design that weighs 3.8 pounds, the Aspire 5 is both premium and relatively portable.  HP Spectre Folio deals?1 Amazon customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$891.92ViewUS$1,149.99ViewUS$1,249ViewUS$1,399.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Huawei Matebook X Pro » For Business Students: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Dell’s new XPS 13 takes everything we love about this highly regarded laptop line and fixes its biggest fault. Yes, the “nosecam” is a thing of the past. Dell made a custom, miniature webcam just small enough to place on the laptop’s slim top bezel. Incredibly, the camera even takes a pretty good picture. The rest is what we’ve come to expect from an XPS 13, including a compact and lightweight chassis, superfast performance thanks to U-series CPUs and a gorgeous 4K panel flanked by nearly invisible bezels. Pros: Strong performance; Slim, lightweight design; Proper webcam; Stunning 4K displayCons: Battery life could be betterKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage:  128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches | Weight: 2.7 pounds Bestbuy Laptop Locks Guide: Do You Need One? Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review » Lenovo Legion Y7000 deals?1 Walmart customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$1,299.99US$1,179.88ViewUS$1,290ViewUS$1,299ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by From $1519.00 The Perfect Laptop? Here’s What It Should Have «« Previous Tip From $849.99 Amazon Lenovo Legion Y7000 Review » Phillip Tracy, Author Bio Advertisement Lenovo Claims Throne as 2017’s Best Laptop BrandLenovo reigns supreme in this year’s Best & Worst Laptop Brands, with Apple taking a big fall from its long-time perch atop the rankings.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:0801:08Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Asus ZenBook UX333FA Review » The biggest improvement to the 2019 model is the new webcam location, which will make it so that med students can video call patients without using an external camera. Med students will also appreciate the XPS 15’s slim and relatively lightweight design when they’re hauling a bag around from classes to clinics.  The Best Time to Buy a Laptop Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Should You Buy? Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review » Which Graphics Card Do You Need? Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop 5 Things to Look For in Your Next Laptop Keyboard The Best & Worst Laptop Brands Amazon Next Tip »» Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Touch-Screen Laptop Asus returns to the top of our Best Chromebooks page with the $569 Chromebook Flip C434, a 14-inch convertible that would make for an excellent college laptop thanks to its slim profile and relatively affordable price. The first thing you’ll notice about this laptop is the razor-thin bezels, which draw your eyes toward a vivid 1080p display while keeping the chassis compact. At just 0.6 inches thick, you won’t have any problems moving the Flip C434 around campus from one class to the next. You can also save space in your backpack by leaving the charger in your dorm because the Flip C434 can last a full class schedule on a charge. Pros: Sleek design; Thin display bezels; Vivid 14-inch touch screen; All-day battery lifeCons: Finicky touchpad; Expensive Bestbuy All-night coding sessions require incredible battery life, and the ThinkPad T480, with its extended battery, runs for more than 17 hours on a charge. An 8th Gen Core Intel CPU and 8GB of RAM provide plenty of performance, and the laptop has the latest Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging and fast data transfer. The 1080p screen, though, is on the dull side, and its a bit heavier in a backpack than its competitors.Pros: Long battery life; Thunderbolt 3; Strong performanceCons: Dull screen; Heavier than competitorsKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel HD 620/Nvidia GeForce MX150 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 500GB HDD/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 14-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel or 1080p or 2560 x 1440-pixel | Size: 13.3 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches | Weight: 3.6 pounds/4 pounds (with battery) 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money Best Ultrabook: Lenovo Yoga C930 Dell XPS 15 (2019) deals?US$1,489.99US$1,319ViewUS$1,699.99US$1,324.99ViewUS$1,349ViewUS$1,489.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Warranties: What They Cover If you’re just entering college, chances are you don’t have a lot of expendable income. But just because you can’t spend four figures on a laptop doesn’t mean you should settle for something that won’t fit your needs. The Acer Aspire E 15 gets you almost everything you can ask for, and for just $380. The budget machine sports a 15-inch, 1080p display and a capable Core i3 CPU. Best of all, the Aspire E 15 will stay powered throughout an entire school day, with nearly 9 hours of battery life. In terms of design, the Aspire E 15 is function over form — it’s bulky, but there is a generous offering of ports and even a DVD drive. The $380 base model came equipped with an Intel Core i3-8130U CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. We also praised the $599 Core i5 model, which has long battery life and strong performance. Pros: Good performance; Long battery life; AffordableCons: Bulky designKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5 | GPU: Intel UHD 620/GeForce MX150 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 1TB HDD/256GB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches | Weight: 5 pounds From $1299.99 10 Features You Can Skip to Save Money HP Envy 13 (2019) Review » From $1799.00 Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2018) deals?US$1,999.99ViewUS$2,079.99ViewUS$2,399US$2,198ViewUS$2,499ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Laptop Tech Support Showdown: Undercover Report For Engineering & Architecture Students: HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 For Art & Design Students: Asus ZenBook Pro 15 Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/12GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.9-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.7 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro Laptop Locks Guide: Do You Need One? Out of the Box Tips: Set Up Your New Laptop Like a Pro The Best & Worst Laptop Brands From $899.99 From $2199.00 Amazon For Campus Gamers: Lenovo Legion Y7000 For Students On a Budget: Acer Aspire E 15 HP Spectre Folio Review » The best laptop for students is now better than ever. Refreshed with a new design, powerful speakers and useful security features, the new HP Envy 13 is the best sub-$1,000 laptop for students or anyone who needs a portable machine with loads of power and long battery life (11+ hours on the FHD model). New to the 2019 version is a fingerprint sensor and a webcam kill switch that shuts power to the camera so you don’t have to worry about people snooping on you. Combine those features with a sleek chassis, bright 4K or 1080p display and plenty of performance from 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, and it’s easy to see why we like the Envy 13 so much. Pros: Attractive, portable chassis; Fast performance; Bright display; 11+ hours of battery life (FHD model); Crisp speakersCons: Poor battery life (on 4K model); No Thunderbolt 3 Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620/Nvidia GeForce MX250 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds Lenovo With improved battery life, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is an excellent choice for students who need to carry a PC around campus, away from an outlet. Better yet, the newest detachable from Microsoft has significantly improved performance, allowing it to run demanding programs without a hitch. The tablet’s rear kickstand is great for presenting slideshows and the brilliant 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel display is captivating. The Surface Pen and Type Cover cost extra, but they are necessary for quickly jotting down notes or writing up legal briefs.Pros: Long battery life; Excellent performance; Comfortable keyboard; Vivid, bright displayCons: No USB-C port; Slow SSD; 256GB SSD config is priceyKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD 620 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824-pixel | Size: 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches | Weight: 1.7 pounds/2.4 pounds (with keyboard) Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck For Fashion-Forward Students: HP Spectre Folio For Medical Students: Dell XPS 15 (2019) Best 2-in-1: HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) Best Chromebook: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 Acer Aspire E 15 Review » Laptop Warranties: What They Cover How to Get Rid of Your Old Laptop 10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops At $1,500, you’ll get an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. 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Go to your dorm room and crank on the Lenovo Legion Y7000. This 15.6-inch laptop packs enough GPU performance to play most modern games at medium settings, and it does so in a relatively small chassis. The Legion Y7000 even offers solid battery life to go along with a comfortable keyboard. Just make sure to buy headphones so you don’t have to listen to its poor speakers. Pros: Sleek design; Vibrant display; Comfortable keyboard; Strong performance; Solid battery lifeCons: Poor audio; Awful webcamKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i7 | GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 256GB | Display: 15.6-inch, 1080p | Size: 14.2 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches | Weight: 5.3 pounds A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters From $899.00 Amazon Lenovo ThinkPad T480 deals?US$675.32ViewUS$749.99ViewUS$820.91ViewUS$1,269US$829.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by USB Type-C FAQ: Everything You Need to Know HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) Review » With its dazzling Cognac leather finish, the HP Spectre Folio is an excellent laptop for students who want to stand out in a lecture hall filled with hundreds of other people. The Folio isn’t just a laptop with a leather case on top — this machine is actually bonded with 100-percent genuine cowhide. Perhaps even better than the Spectre Folio’s stylish appearance is the laptop’s clever system for transitioning through different orientations. A simple push-and-slide gesture either folds the Folio into a tablet or angles the display into Presentation mode for viewing content.While the Folio isn’t the most powerful laptop in its segment, the convertible shouldn’t have problems streaming Netflix in high-definition or running your university’s online coursework portal. Starting at $1,299, the base model of the Folio comes with a Core i5-8200Y CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Upgrading to a Core i7 CPU raises the price to $1,399. Pros: Luxurious leather finish; Versatile 2-in-1 design; Long battery life; Great keyboardCons: Poor audio; Average performanceKey Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 (Y-series) | GPU: Intel UHD 615 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.6 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 3.4 pounds Laptop Buying Tips for Students Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips Why 78 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster From $349.99 10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business Laptops Laptop Guide You are sure to turn some heads carrying the stunning Spectre x360 around campus. This sleek 2-in-1 looks like a luxury item, with its unique color scheme and gold faceted edges. But the Spectre x360 isn’t just skin deep. This elegant machine lasts more than 12 hours on a charge and its Core i7-8565U CPU offers excellent performance. 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    first_imgEnable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home by Martin Brinkmann on April 13, 2018 in Windows – 10 commentsMicrosoft announced in February of 2018 that the upcoming Windows 10 Pro for Workstations version would get a unique power scheme called Ultimate Performance.Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a special version of Windows 10 designed specifically for high-end tasks and applications that require lots of RAM and processors.To distinguish Windows 10 Pro for Workstations from the consumer-orientated Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 Pro for Workstations would support features that Windows 10 Pro would not support.The company mentioned expanded hardware support (more CPUs and RAM), support for creating volumes with the Resilient File System (ReFS), or persistent memory support. Microsoft failed to mention that Windows 10 Pro supported some of the features as well and that it limited ReFS support in Windows 10 Pro.The Ultimate Performance power schemeThe Ultimate Performance power scheme is a new power plan that is only available in Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. Designed to reduce micro-latencies to boost performance, the power plan changes settings that Microsoft collected over time that “allow the OS to quickly tune the behavior based on user preference, policy, underlying hardware or workload”.The Ultimate Performance plan is not available on Windows 10 Pro or Home systems by default. It is possible, however, to integrate the plan in the system. How that is done depends on the version of Windows 10:Windows 10 version 1709 or earlierYou need to download the power plan to the local system as it can’t be enabled directly on Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and earlier versions of Windows 10.You can download the plan from this web host.Do the following once you have downloaded the new power plan:Extract the archive to the local system.Open a command prompt interface.Navigate to the directory you extracted the plan to, e.g. cd c:\users\martin\downloads\ultimateplanRun the following command to add the new power plan to the list of available schemes: powercfg -import c:\users\martin\downloads\ultimateplan\UltimatePlan.powNote: you may need to adjust the path accordingly as your username is probably not martin and if you placed the plan in a different directory.You should get the “Imported Power Scheme Successfully” message right away.Open the Power Options on the device. You can do so by tapping on the Windows-key, typing Power Options, and selecting the Control Panel result from the list of results.You find the new plan after selecting “show additional plans”. Select it to activate it on the device.The method is easier if you run Windows 10 version 1803 or later. All you have to do then is the following:Tap on the Windows-key to open the Start Menu.Type Cmd.Hold down the Shift-key and Ctrl-key, and select Cmd.exe from the list of results.Select yes when the UAC prompt is displayed.Run the command powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61.You can delete the plan at any time by selecting “change plan settings” in the Power Options and then “Delete this plan”. (via Deskmodder)Now You: Which power plan is enabled on your device?SummaryArticle NameEnable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or HomeDescriptionInstructions for integrating the Ultimate Performance power plan that Microsoft created specifically for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations on Windows 10 Home or Pro devices.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more