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High performance and less waiting time

first_imgMicrosoft’s Xbox Series X.Jordan Novet | CNBC Green is the characteristic color of the Xbox, and it appears around the vent holes of the Series X.Jordan Novet | CNBC I spent less time waiting for games to load, and switching between games was faster. The Series X contains a solid-state drive that reads data more quickly than the hard-disk drive in the One X.That faster storage enables a feature Microsoft calls Quick Resume, which is great for going back and forth between games. For example, when I paused car-racing game “Forza Horizon 4” and opened third-person shooter title “Gears 5,” which I had been playing a day earlier, a “Quick Resume” notification appeared in the upper right corner of the screen, and I was dropped right back to where I was in “Gears.” – Advertisement – Screenshot There are thousands of games to choose from, spanning four console generations all the way back to the original 2001 Xbox, Microsoft says.The wide selection is one advantage the Series X has over the PlayStation 5. While most PlayStation 4 games can be played on Sony’s new consoles, games built for older PlayStations won’t be available. Microsoft has a feature called Smart Delivery that lets you open games you own for older machines on the Series X in an optimized format and not have to buy them for a second time.You can also see Smart Delivery in action if you have Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription, which provides over 100 console games for $10 a month.A Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which costs $15 a month, turns on another perk: You can play games from Game Pass on Android devices. Microsoft wants to provide something similar on iOS.I don’t have a very fast home internet connection, and my phone can’t access 5G. As a result, streaming games from the cloud is choppy, if not downright unplayable. So I still prefer a console or PC. Things might look different in a couple of years. Microsoft has packed formidable power into the Xbox Series X, the $500 video game console it’s bringing to the market on Tuesday. Games perform better on this machine than on all previous Xboxes as well as on many PCs.The Series X has a sleek design — a black rectangular slab with a green-shaded concave vent on one end. It’s coming out at about the same time as Sony’s $500 PlayStation 5. For Xbox devotees, the Series X will likely be quite appealing, especially as the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of letting up, leaving consumers with plenty of free time at home.Microsoft says the Series X improves gaming in a few ways. They were evident to me as I tested the console and compared it with the Xbox One X from 2017.- Advertisement –center_img The buttons on the shoulder of the Xbox Series X controller feature tiny tactile bumps that can give you a stronger grip.Jordan Novet | CNBC The Whitewater Falls scenic location in “Forza Horizon 4” looks more realistic on the Xbox Series X than on the Xbox One X.- Advertisement – The Series X also has four times the processing power of the One X, as well as double the graphics performance and 33% more memory. To take advantage of those resources, Microsoft software engineers have optimized “Forza Horizon 4,” “Gears 5” and other games, and developers at third-party studios are doing the same.I saw slight performance improvements in “Forza Horizon 4,” “Gears 5” and “The Touryst,” a puzzle game from Germany’s Shin’en Multimedia. In Forza, I parked my Lamborghini beside a waterfall, and the scene looked more realistic on the Series X than on the One X.The Series X can deliver 4K gaming at 60 frames per second, but I have a 1080p television. In “Gears 5,” I saw higher frames per second as my character ran around. The game looked more impressive.The Series X and the One X each include 1TB of storage onboard, but the Series X has a little more storage space you can actually use: 802GB vs. 781GB, according to one study. That means more space for games if you don’t want to spend more for detachable storage. Remote play, Microsoft’s term for streaming games from my console instead of a distant data center, is a different story.If I’m home and someone else is using the television, I can still play on my phone without losing much performance. I bought a $9 adjustable plastic clip that attaches to my Xbox controller and holds my phone in place directly above it. I’ve played that way for hours. This feature works through the Xbox app for Android and iOS, and it’s available on the Xbox One, not just the new Xbox consoles.Microsoft has refined the design of the Xbox controller. The new version includes welcome changes and still feels familiar. The left and right buttons and triggers now sport a matte finish that I prefer to the old glossy buttons, and they now have tiny tactile bumps. When the playing gets intense, it’s helpful to have the extra friction. Your fingers are less likely to accidentally slip and cause a wrong move.A new share button for capturing screenshots sits in the middle of the controller. The D-pad is now a full circle instead of a plus sign, making it easier to move diagonally. Pushing down on the D-pad feels a little more precise and makes a more high-pitched clicking sound. And the port on the front of the controller now connects over the reversible USB-C instead of the older micro-USB.Altogether, I like Xbox’s new gaming hardware. The Series X isn’t a huge advancement from the One X, but for more serious gamers the performance gains will probably be worth it. If you have an older Xbox One or an Xbox 360, it may make sense to upgrade to the Series X. You could opt for the $300 Series S, but it has no disk drive, and the performance won’t be as impressive.WATCH: Microsoft’s Xbox, cloud segments remain standouts: CFRA Research – Advertisement –last_img read more


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Ronaldo reveals the most important victory of his career

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo on the anniversary of Portugal’s triumph over France in the final of Euro 2016 on Friday revealed his most important career victory . For Ronaldo, the win four years ago was the defining success of his career. The No.7 even ranked this trophy above the five Champions League titles he has won. Loading… Advertisement Read Also: Man City striker out of Real Madrid Champions League clash “This day was a historic and unique day for all of us four years ago,” he wrote on Twitter, in Portuguese. “For me, it was without a doubt the most important title of my career!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more


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Women’s World Cup 2019: Ali Krieger gets called up at halftime, replaces Kelley O’Hara after injury

first_imgO’Hara wasn’t doing well after the incident, coach Jill Ellis told the Fox broadcast at the half, and the U.S. made the decision to bring in Krieger, who until this point had been dormant in the team’s World Cup campaign. Fox later reported O’Hara was showing symptoms of a concussion after being evaluated by the team’s medical staff in the locker room.Start of the second half, Kelley O’Hara has been replaced by Ali Krieger after this nasty clash of heads.(via @TelemundoSports) pic.twitter.com/QcefzAOkJN— The18 (@the18com) July 7, 2019Krieger played in the 2015 cup, where the USWNT won its third world title, and the 2019 Olympics. But since then, she has been absent from the international team.In 2017, Krieger received limited call-ups and only appeared in two games. Then, after not receiving a call-up for 18 months, she was included on the USWNT roster for friendlies against Australia and Belgium as the team prepared for this year’s cup. Ali Krieger got called up in the United States women’s national team’s biggest moment Sunday.The experienced international player replaced Kelley O’Hara in the backfield after O’Hara was at the receiving end of a nasty head-to-head collision just before the half. Ellis and company made the decision to bring the veteran, with 102 caps, on board despite making just one international appearance in the past 25 months.Krieger was named to the final 23-player squad which marked her third World Cup appearance.last_img read more


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Wimbledon has started, Džumhur to play against Federer

first_imgThe 3rd Grand Slam tournament of the season, Wimbledon, began yesterday in the 129th edition on courts of the All England Club.From its start in 1877, Wimbledon has remained to be the most prestigious international tournament and the only one that is played on grass.In the men’s category, Novak Djoković will be defending the title of Champion, and Czech Petra Kvitova in the women’s category.Besides Djoković, the other player favorites are Scot Andy Murray and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, the recent winner of the “Roland Garros” Tournament, and Roger Federer, who will play his first match with B&H’s best tennis player, Damir Džumhur.This season, Džumhur already had a chance to play with one of the best players of all time in the 3rd round of the Paris Roland Garros Tournament, when Federer won with a score of:  6:4, 6: 3 and 6:2.The twenty three year old player from Sarajevo did not have much luck in the draw, considering he doesn’t have much of a chance of making it to the second round playing against a tennis giant, but it is sure that Džumhur will do his best to challenge the title of the second player in the world.The match between Džumhur and Federer will be held today at the Centre Court of Wimbledon.In the women’s draw, the title of the winner will be defended by Kvitova, but the best odds are given to an American that will go for her 6th title at Wimbledon, and a total of 21 Grand Slam titles in her career.The final matches will be played on July 11th and the 12th. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more


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Wife, friend get death penalty for killing husband

first_imgThe wife and her friend who killed the woman’s husband were on Thursday handed the death penalty by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Berbice Assizes.Moments after the sentence was passed, the wife fainted and had to be resuscitated while her friend seemed helpless on hearing her destiny.Convicted wife of the deceased, Hemwattie AbdullaOn March 13, 2018, the two were found guilty and the court postponed sentencing until Thursday, when a probation report on the two was to be presented to the court. The women, Hemwattie Abdulla, also known as “Annie” and her friend, Seerojini Permaul, known as “Usha”, murdered Abdool Shakeel Majid in 2012.They were given the death sentence for unlawfully killing Majid, a US citizen, whose battered body was discovered on the Number 63 beach, Corentyne on April 26, 2012.Following the presentation of the probations reports, Justice Kissoon said despite the circumstances which they experienced in life which could be considered unfortunate, the court cannot turn a blind eye to the circumstances which led to the death of the US-based taxi driver.Speaking of the crime, Justice Kissoon told the two women that the crime was a planned and calculated event which lasted several months and evolved cross-border communication. The wife, he said, did not want to murder her husband in the US and so she contacted her former neighbour who she knew for over two decades.Seerojini Permaul helped her friend plan the murderHe also noted that Permaul accepted US$5000. “The victim might have been alive today but for a few pieces of silver,” the Judge said.Special Prosecutor Ganesh Hira represented the State, while Attorneys Mursalin Bacchus and Arud Gossai represented Abdulla and Attorney Nigel Hughes represented Permaul during the trial which lasted more than one month.The prosecution’s case was that Abdulla arranged the murder of her husband for the money which he had received from an accident in the US and got Permaul to assist her in executing the plot.However, Justice Kissoon in his ruling said although that evidence was led in the Magistrate’s Court during the Preliminary Inquiry, Attorney Bacchus successfully led evidence to forbid that bit of evidence from being told to the jury and as such, it is only a speculation.Majid and his wife Abdulla had arrived in Guyana back in April 2012, with the intention of spending a two-week vacation. However, five days after coming to Guyana, Majid’s battered body with the scalp missing was found on the beach.By then, Abdulla had returned to the United States of America, where she is a resident and had informed relatives of the deceased that her husband was enjoying himself in Suriname and that he had urged her to return home as her daughter was ill.It was a relative of the dead man who found his suitcase and other personal belongings including his passport at a house and the Police began a probe.Meanwhile, the self-made widow fainted as she was waiting to be transported from court to the prison until the execution of the sentence.last_img read more