Thinner, More Powerful, Literally Cooler, XPS 15 Systems

first_imgMother Nature may have played an April Fool’s joke on the northern U.S. by covering them in snow two weeks after spring officially began, but the new products blooming here at Dell today are all for real.The new assortment of systems we launched highlight our commitment to creating devices that prioritize performance and smart design, and they build on our partner Intel’s new 8th Gen Intel Core processor.“Dell did not waste any time utilizing the new CPUs, as it has gone and revamped several of its product lines,” noted Hot Hardware.Yes, our engineers worked to extract maximum performance from Intel’s new, top-of-the-line processors. And, if you really want to dig into the many different aspects of Intel’s processor strategy announced today, AnandTech has an in-depth post.But there are other design innovations now available that go beyond processing power. In a try-it-before-you-can-buy-it moment at CES 2018, we shared that the new XPS 15 2-in-1 would have a maglev keyboard design.“The keyboard mechanism is similar to the Maglev trains at various airports,” Deccan Chronicle noted at that time. “The keys are held together physically but they ‘float’ magnetically.”Development Manager Kevin Turchin explains it a bit more in this new video:Power efficient, designed with smarter materials, sustainably packaged and recycle-friendly, the XPS 15 2-in-1 is also one of our most environmentally sensitive products. It includes our Ocean Plastics Packaging — plastic trash that’s been recovered from waterways and remade into useful materials.The innovative maglev keyboard design mimics the feel and travel of a standard keyboard in a thinner design. While going thinner, the XPS 15 2-in-1 designers also found a way to lower the temperature of the system to enable greater performance using GORE™ Thermal Insulation.Perhaps these new ways of approaching the design are why it was also recently called our version of a concept car by Digital Trends’ Luke Larsen.“For Dell, it isn’t just a 2-in-1 version of the XPS 15 — it’s a way of experimenting with future technology without having to sacrifice the familiarity of its premium laptop line,” Larsen said.“got to check out the amazing work @azorfrank and @dono1528 are doing with the XPS line at Dell a few weeks ago. here’s the first of my reports on the kind of innovation they’re working up: https://t.co/Hjt7PWeSOP“— Luke Larsen (@lalarsen11) April 2, 2018ShareLarsen also noted that from the outside, you might not be able to tell the XPS 15 2-in-1 from the non-convertible XPS 15. The new Coffee Lake version of that smallest 15.6” performance laptop (and the only InfinityEdge display in a 15”) will be available for pre-order later this month.“Despite being more compact, Dell says it can hit up to 21.5 hours of battery life. That will naturally depend on your components and what you’re doing. Still, even if it’s a few hours shy of that mark with normal use, it still be a lot of time away from a charging cable,” said Cnet.Gordon Mah Ung, executive editor at PCWorld was impressed with the number of cores we’ve been able to squeeze into the XPS 15 because it means faster video encoding and faster photo editing.“Know why the MacBook Pro 15 is so thin? It’s because of all the times Dell’s powerhouse XPS 15 has stomped on it,” he joked. “Yes, that’s a cheap shot, but it’s been mostly true—and Apple’s beatdown will only get worse as the newest XPS 15 (model 9570) ups the ante to a 6-core, 12-thread Core i7-8750H.”last_img read more

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Shafer expects strong performances from Maryland backup wide receivers

first_imgOn Tuesday, defensive end Robert Welsh said Maryland’s backup wide receivers, who have been thrust into a more significant role due to injuries, are just as good as its starters.“We’ll see,” Welsh said. “It’s on the D-line to get to the quarterback, hopefully don’t give them a chance to throw.”Maryland starters Stefon Diggs and Deon Long are both out for the season with leg injuries. Before their injuries, the wide receivers combined for more than 1,000 yards and four touchdowns.In their place, Milford Academy product Levern Jacobs and sophomore Nigel King will be forced to pick up the slack. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly press conference on Thursday that the Orange will have to lock down on the wide receivers even though they’re Maryland’s backups.“I do think they’re a talented bunch of kids,” Shafer said of the backups. “Just haven’t had as many opportunities yet, but they’re getting them now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the week he watched as one wide receiver caught a pass, took it down the middle and “ran it away from everybody.” He rewound the tape to see the jersey number. It was Jacobs, who the Orange will have to account for this week.“I was hoping maybe it was one of those guys that wasn’t playing,” Shafer said. “Unfortunately he’s playing. He’s a good player.” Comments Published on November 7, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Krispy Kreme offers healthcare workers free doughnuts for 7 weeks

first_imgOn Wednesday, Krispy Kreme doughnut chain announced that they are giving back to the healthcare workers who are on the front line of the nation’s current pandemic.Krispy Kreme is offering healthcare workers free doughnuts every Monday from March 30 through May 11.The promotion starts on National Doctor’s Day and ends during National Nurses Week.Healthcare workers can go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell the employee what they need and show their employer badge for free donuts!last_img

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Union Says 100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have COVID-19

first_imgAmerican Airlines released a statement which reads, “The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority. We are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials and are coordinating with them on any required health and safety related measures. We continue to look at all ways we can care — and protect — our team during this stressful time.”The union adds that only about one in four of its flight attendants will be flying next month, due to major cuts in the airlines’ schedules. A union representing airlines employees reports that 100 American Airlines flight attendants have tested positive for coronavirusAccording to the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the airline will begin providing face masks for front-line team members.More than 27,000 union members will have the choice of wearing a mask, which will be distributed this week.APFA president Julie Hedrick says the union has “been pushing the company since January” to provide protective equipment for flight attendants.“We have consistently advocated for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all of our flight attendants to be available on every aircraft, for social distancing between passengers and crew jump seats, for thermal scanning in the airports, and to receive immediate notification of flight attendants who have tested positive for the virus,” Hedrick adds. “Flight attendants are aviation’s first responders, who are transporting medical personnel and supplies into COVID-19 hotspots, and they need to be treated and protected as such.”last_img read more

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North’s anthem played for South Korea at U19 football tournament

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ryan Jakiri first PH bet to compete in ONE Super Series But instead of Seoul’s hymn-like anthem “Aegukga”, North Korea’s national tune blared out, leaving them stony-faced and silent.The South’s coaching staff told officials of the mistake, and while the correct song was then played, they protested after the game on Monday evening.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSeoul’s football authorities said Tuesday they will file a formal complaint with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).“This is the first time that the North Korean anthem was played instead of Aegukga at any official international match for any level of the national football team,” the Korea Football Association said in a statement. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ South Korean footballers were left dumbfounded at an international tournament in Indonesia when organizers played the North’s anthem instead.Ahead of an AFC under-19 Championship qualifier against Jordan at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium on the outskirts of Jakarta, the South’s team lined up with their hands on their hearts.ADVERTISEMENT North and South Korea formed unified teams for some events at the Asian Games two months ago, also hosted by Indonesia, and reached the women’s basketball final.But the democratic South remains technically at war with the communist North after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.It is not the first time sports organizers have been stumped by Korean politics.At the 2012 Olympics, North Korea’s women footballers walked off the pitch ahead of a group match in Glasgow when they were introduced next to images of the South Korean flag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The tournament’s local organizing committee blamed the error on the audio operator in charge of playing the anthem.“During the rehearsal, the South Korean anthem was played. But somehow the operator later picked the wrong song file,” Gatot Widagdo, media coordinator for the AFF U-19 Youth Championship, told AFP Tuesday.“The operator has (since) been replaced and we have apologized to South Korea verbally and in writing.”But he added that “somebody from the AFC should have monitored or guarded the control room”.The mistake comes as a rapid diplomatic thaw takes hold on the peninsula, led by South Korea’s dovish President Moon Jae-in who has met with the North’s Kim Jong Un three times this year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Draymond Green explains DeMarcus Cousins, provides grist for a killer alternative nickname

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing these videos on a mobile device.If you liked our report regarding Draymond Green’s recent appearance on a podcast hosted by Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, this is your lucky day.There was so much on that bone that we saved some for leftovers. Today’s take: DeMarcus Cousins.Green forged a bond with Cousins shortly after Boogie signed with the Warriors this past summer. Perhaps it’s because they are cut from the same cloth: big, strong, …last_img read more

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Can We Build An Electricity Grid Based on 100% Renewable Energy?

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in As scientists and ordinary citizens see increasing signs of climate change, forward-thinking leaders on every continent are taking steps to make our electricity grids less dependent on fossil fuels. For climate activists, the goal is a grid that obtains 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources like wind turbines and photovoltaic arrays. Most analysts have concluded that transitioning to a 100% renewable grid would be feasible but expensive. Pessimists, on the other hand, doubt whether a 100% renewable grid is even possible.Here’s the good news: the cost of wind turbines and photovoltaic modules has dropped faster than most experts predicted. In many parts of the world, it is now cheaper to build a new wind or solar facility than a new coal-fired plant of the same capacity. Global wind and solar capacity continues to increase at a rapid rate, driven in most cases by simple economics.The bad news, as most GBA readers know, is that renewable energy sources are intermittent. If we want a grid that is 100% renewable, we need to include some method of energy storage. Several technologies for energy storage already exist; the main hurdle to their deployment is not technical — it’s the high cost of the systems. At current rates of renewable energy deployment, a 100% renewable energy grid in the United States is still a long way off. For anyone aware of the looming deadlines that we face to avoid climate catastrophe, our slow adoption of energy storage solutions is bad news.Many forward-thinking renewable energy engineers are now working on islands. Of course, some islands have no electricity at all. Others have undersea cables that connect to a mainland grid. The interesting ones are those that have independent electricity grids that depend on local electricity generation — because these are the islands where the… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Money Monday

first_imgA veteran qualifies for VGLI if he or she is a:service member being released from active duty who was covered by Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)service member separating, retiring, or being released from assignment in the Ready Reserve or National Guard who was covered by SGLINational Guard or Reserve member covered by part-time SGLI who incurred a disability or aggravated a pre-existing disability while performing inactive duty or traveling to or from dutymember of the Individual Ready Reserve or Inactive National GuardEvidence of good health is not needed for those veterans who submit their application:within 240 days after discharge for those discharged on or after November 1, 2012within 120 days after discharge for those discharged before November 1, 2012Those who apply after the no-health evidence period are required to answer questions about their health.For more information, refer to this page.Browse more military personal finance webinars and articles written and presented by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on December 2, 2013. By Barbara O’NeillAre Veterans eligible for government-provided life insurance?Yes. Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is a life insurance program that allows veterans to convert their full-time Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage to lifetime renewable term insurance. Veterans can keep VGLI for as long as they pay the premiums. However, there is a time limit to convert from SGLI to VGLI. Eligibleveterans must apply to convert SGLI to VGLI within one year and 120 days from discharge.last_img read more

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Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday.The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The trade is now complete,” the teams said in their statement.After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving’s star-crossed tenure in Cleveland.The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA’s biggest stars with the Cavs, and he’ll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State’s Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title — the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year’s Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade.He’s joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he’ll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer.Thomas’ future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he’ll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose.And, of course, there’s always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again.If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick — maybe even the top pick overall — they got from Boston to help them rebuild.But that’s next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games conclusion sees early start to celebrations UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next MOST READ FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) is guarded by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Irving gets his new address and Isaiah Thomas gets to play with LeBron. They both can say they won in this Celtics-Cavs blockbuster deal. But the sum of the parts says Cleveland got the better of Boston in this swap of All-Star point guards. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)CLEVELAND — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break.For a minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team’s second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it’s possible he might not be ready for the start of the season.On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is “not damaged” and believes he will return to All-Star form.“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Luis Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Petra Kvitova gets all clear for Wimbledon after arm injury Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Barcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez attends a training session at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on on May 6, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match against Liverpool. (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP)BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.The Uruguayan released a statement Sunday saying he had no option despite the timing of the final, which Barcelona lost 2-1 to Valencia on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Suarez said he had to undergo surgery “against my will” after rupturing his meniscus against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals.He said the surgery earlier this month had nothing to do with a cartilage issue that he had been nursing since the beginning of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBarcelona won the Spanish league but finished the season on a low after being eliminated by Liverpool in the Champions League and losing the Copa final to Valencia.Suarez scored 25 goals in 49 matches this season, second only to Lionel Messi on the scoring charts for Barcelona. MOST READ Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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