gamescom 2019: Von Darksiders bis zum Broken Porcelain

Es war die lange Nacht der Game-Trailer. Die Opening Night Live schien kein Ende zu nehmen. Immer neue Videos zeigte Moderator Geoff Keighley in der zweistündigen Veranstaltung an diesem Abend. Einige haben wir ja schon vorgestellt. Aber auch die folgenden gehörten dazu. Der apokalyptische Reiter Strife kommt endlich zum Zug Mit einem Trailer stellte Geoff […]

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A modest proposal for the Trump administration to buy Canada

In recent days, the mainstream media reported on President Donald Trump’s interest in acquiring Greenland, which is a “constituent country” within the kingdom of Denmark. The Wall Street Journal broke this story Thursday, with follow-up reporting from The Washington Post and the New York Times. Greenland has responded with an emphatic, public and polite refusal. […]

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HyperX brings Qi wireless charging, ChargePlay pad to gaming line – CNET

The HyperX Cloud Flight S and Pulsefire Dart getting their Qi charging fix on the new ChargePlay Base. HyperX Qi wireless charging is one of the best conveniences to arrive for gaming accessories: I’ve used HP’s Photon and Outpost mouse and mousepad duo, and I’m hooked. At Gamescom 2019, HyperX is launching into Qi with […]

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Will Your Face Replace Your Passport As Biometric Tech Takes Over?

NOAH SEELAM via Getty Images BENGALURU, Karnataka—If you took a flight from Bengaluru or Hyderabad recently, you may have noticed a gate at the airport with a tall display screen, along with a camera. This is the government’s much-touted DigiYatra programme—a paperless travel concept being rolled out in some Indian airports. The scanner uses facial […]

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Federal government helps fund Quebec City’s tramway

The federal government is giving Quebec City $1.2 billion for its planned tramway project, and to develop the public transit system being built to support the tram. That includes constructing 16 kilometres of reserved bus lanes and two tunnels, including one underneath the National Assembly. The provincial government is providing the lion’s share of funding, […]

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Gamescom: What was announced at the world’s biggest video game conference

Coming just two months after E3, the annual video game expo in the United States, Gamescom showcases upcoming games. For the first time ever, Gamescom is streaming its opening night online. About 50,000 people tuned in. So far, Nintendo, Microsoft and Google have made pre-show announcements introducing new game releases and trailers. Nintendo announced 29 […]

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Soldiering on or fizzling out: 2 possible outcomes of the Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong’s million-person march in a downpour Sunday likely marks a turning point in the almost three-month-long standoff with the city’s administration. Harder to discern is exactly which direction it will go from here. “What we want is a dialogue with [Hong Kong chief executive] Carrie Lam, not many more weeks of protests,” said Bonnie […]

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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

REYKJAVIK: Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. As the world recently marked the warmest July ever on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on a bare rock in a ceremony on […]

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Boris Johnson to face EU leaders for Brexit talks as uncertainty roils UK markets

Boris Johnson, U.K. foreign secretary, arrives to attend a meeting of cabinet minsters at number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images The direction Brexit will take could become clearer this week as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to meet his German and […]

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Radius starts with an unbeatable science fantasy premise, then gets weird

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review was first posted out of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. It is being republished to coincide with the film’s release on Amazon Prime Video. One of the serious advantages to smaller, indie speculative-fiction movies is […]

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MLB and Little League World Series players are out here hilariously imitating each other

You might expected participants in the Little League World Series to imitate their counterparts in Major League Baseball. But for the reverse to happen? That’s just the coolest, most wonderful development in August of 2019. We’ve seen a couple of instances of MLB players paying tribute to the young stars of the 2019 LLWS, and […]

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RoboCop Returns, aber ohne Neill Blomkamp

Mit Filmen wie District 9 und Elysium machte Regisseur Neill Blomkamp auf sich aufmerksam. Für MGM sollte er RoboCop Returns stemmen. Jetzt gab der Regisseur bekannt, dass er nicht länger an Bord des Projekts sei. Für MGM geht die Suche nach einem neuen Regisseur los. RoboCop Returns ohne Neill Blomkamp Via Twitter teilte Neill Blomkamp […]

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NP View: Unacceptable behaviour from a stubborn and wilful man

Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s report on the SNC-Lavalin affair is unequivocal. In trying to force former attorney general and justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to alter a decision he opposed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled out all the stops, marshalling the full forces of his office’s power to undermine the woman he recruited and elevated to […]

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People who use emojis have more sex – CNET

Westend61 Emoji use is a complex art. Don’t use emojis enough? You’re a cold, calculating sociopath with no understanding of fun. Use emojis too much? You’re frivolous, carefree and not worthy of respect. It’s a minefield, people. Thankfully science has come to the rescue. Researchers at The Kinsey Institute surveyed over 5,000 participants and the […]

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Is Sapiosexuality A Real Thing: Doesn’t Intelligence Matter To Everyone When Dating?

 When looking for a potential romantic partner, what qualities are at the top of your list: tall, dark and handsome? Funny? Kind? Owns a house or has a cute dog? Or perhaps you consider intelligence a highly important characteristic Then take that one step further: intelligence is not just a tick box but the central […]

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Mother who left child unattended in car could face charges: Longueuil police

Longueuil police said a mother who left her young child alone in a car in a Greenfield Park shopping mall parking lot could face charges. According to police, a passerby noticed the child and call 911. “(Police broke a window, they took the child and we took charge of the child and asked for paramedics […]

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ and ‘Wall-E’

What’s Streaming THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES Stream on HBO platforms. John Goodman plays the patriarch of a family of televangelists in this new comedy series. The show, whose first episode aired Sunday night and is available to stream, is the latest creation from Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”. It wrings laughs by mixing excess with righteous […]

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Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds

At least $235 million in revenue is generated annually from ads running on extremist and disinformation websites, according to a new study from the Global Disinformation Index provided exclusively to CNN ahead of its September release. That means the people behind websites propagating hate or false information don’t just have an ideological influence — they […]

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Chinese Embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

China’s embassy in Ottawa told Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday in the […]

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Democratic strategist on 2020 field: “People want to see specifics”

MSNBC’s Richard Lui discusses Bernie Sanders’ new criminal justice reform plan with NBC News Road Warrior Shaquille Brewster, Wall Street Journal national politics reporter Joshua Jamerson, Democratic strategist Emily Tisch Sussman, and Republican political consultant Shermichael Singleton. In addition to discussing several candidates’ rising unfavorable numbers, the panel analyzes Sanders’ new proposal, which would include […]

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Satellite images suggest Iran satellite launch looms

DUBAI: Iran appears to be preparing another satellite launch after twice failing this year to put one in orbit, despite US accusations that the Islamic Republic’s program helps it develop ballistic missiles. Satellite images of the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran’s Semnan province this month show increased activity at the site, as heightened tensions […]

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Most states still aren’t set to audit paper ballots in 2020

Despite some progress on voting security since 2016, most states in the US aren’t set to require an audit of paper ballots in the November 2020 election, according to a new report out this week from the Brennan Center for Justice. There’s been some progress on security since 2016 The report notes that experts and […]

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