Barcelona conquers Europe Barca 2724 Ciudad Real

← Previous Story Tonight 18:00 F4 Final: Ciudad Real – Barcelona! Next Story → Spanish domination of Europe! Barcelona is the new Champion of Europe. They have beat Ciudad Real in the final with 27-24, as Danijel Saric played a brilliant match and was deservedly the man of the match. This will be their 8th title, and now they seem pretty unreachable in near future for anyone else.The Catalans went strong into the first half and took an early lead 2-0, but that was just a motivation more for Ciudad Real to fight back, and in the 6th minute the turned the score round, taking a 3-2 lead. In the 11th minute another score change, as Barcelona scores through Garcia, for 5-4. A goal-for-goal is played, and Barcelona still has a 1 goal lead at the 20th minute, 10-9. Barcelona re-takes a 2 goal lead, as Danijel Saric scores an amazing goal from his own goal line, surprising Hombrados who was a bit out of his box, and the score at the 25th minute is 12-10 for the Catalans. Danijel Saric continues to make miracles on the goal, and 30 seconds before the end Barcelona calls for a timeout, as the “Kings” are losing 14-10, and that is the result at the halftime break.Barcelona started the second half perfectly, playing at their best, stopping Ciudad’s attacks, and scoring from their opportunities, and this gave them a huge 6 goals lead at the 40th minute, 19-13. In the 43rd minute Albert Rocas scores a penalty, and Barcelona takes their biggest lead ever in this game, 21-14. After being kept at the bench the first 14 mins, Lazarov enters and immediately makes the result closer, 22-18 in the 49th minute. Garcia scores what seems the match decisive goal in the 53rd minute, Barcelona taking a huge 26-19 lead, a 7 goals lead with 7 minutes until the end seemed impossible feat for Ciudad Real. Barcelona didn’t allow any surprise until the end, and routinely won their record 8th Champions League title, finishing the match with 27-24. read more

VOTE for the Womens EHF Champions League MVP

← Previous Story Ivan Nikcevic is on the way to Wisla Plock Next Story → Laszlo Nagy is on the way back to Hungary – MKB Veszprem? Season coming to the end. Handball-Planet.com Team make nomination of five players for the Women’s EHF Champions League Most Valuable Player. Please VOTE on our Facebook Page and support your favorite player in current season:Bojana Popovic (33, left back, Buducnost Podgorica)Katarina Bulatovic (28, right back, Buducnost Podgorica)Anita Gorbitz (29, playmaker, Gyori)Heidi Loke (30, line player, Gyori)Clara Woltering (29, goalkeeper, Buducnost Podgorica) read more

HC Metalurg found substitute for Markovic – Milan Vucicevic comes to Skopje

Macedonian champion and EHF CL TOP 16 team, HC Metalurg Skopje found a replacement for right back, Zarko Markovic, only after seven days. New left-handed force of Lino Cervar’s team is experienced Serbian player, 203 cm tall, Milan Vucicevic (34). Vucicevic has huge international experience. He played in Slovenia, Macedonia, Spain, Germany and Portugal. His biggest personal success is semi-final of the EHF Champions League with Prule Ljubljana in 2003. He already played in Skopje, but for the biggest Metalurg’s rival, HC Vardar.Last season he spent in Serbia, where he came from Benfica Lisbon. He played for Radnicki Kragujevac, but then he moved to Kolubara Lazarevac. Metalurg will be his 12th team in professional career.HC Metalurg already signed contract with Tihomir Doder, captain of HC Vardar Skopje. HC Metalurg SkopjeMilan Vucicevic ← Previous Story Radu Voina said “Goodbye” – Romania looking for a new NT head coach! Next Story → Jonathan Stenbäcken joins MT Melsungen! read more

Mens EHF EURO 2014 Half of the tickets already sold

← Previous Story Christian Dissinger in talks with RK Vardar Skopje Next Story → Handball-Planet.com list of TOP 25 transfers for season 2013/2014 DenmarkEHF EURO 2014handballMen’s EHF EURO 2014 The handball fever has hit Denmark even months before it is time to sweat it out.With more than 140 days to go until the final tournament throws off on 12 January, 84,000 tickets have already been sold.With 170,000 tickets overall available, it means that the 50 per cent-mark has already been reached, the Danish Handball Federation stated in a press release.A large majority of tickets has been sold for the matches at the 14,000-capacity Jyske Bank Boxen which will host the Group A matches including hosts and EHF EURO 2012 champions Denmark as well as one of the two main round groups and the final weekend.However, even for Jyske Bank Boxen tickets are available on four out of eight match days.And there are many more exciting matches happening across Denmark, when – for example – the powerful nations of Russia, France, Serbia and Poland face off in Group C which is played in Aarhus.The Brøndbyhallen near Copenhagen look forward to welcoming scores of Swedish fans when their team clashes with Croatia, Belarus and Montenegro in Group D.And Norway hopes for strong support when they open the final tournament againt Iceland on 12 January before taking on world champions, Spain, and Hungary.Tickets as well as hotel packages can purchased via www.ehf-euro.com, the event’s official website.TEXT: EHF / ts read more

Convincing Denmark outscore Macedonia

After finding themselves in all sorts of trouble traveling to the European Championship, tenacious Macedonia was unable to resist the strong Danish team. It was 29-21 for the hosts in front of 14.000 of their home fans in Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning. The match started as a bit of a rollercoaster for the Danish team, failing to build on their 6-1 lead for the 7th minute into the 1st half. Macedonian persistence nearly granted them a chance to overturn as they were trailing only two goals in the opening minutes of the second half. It was 12-8 at the half-time interval, as Denmark couldn’t find consistence in their game. Lazarov had a bad start to the game, shooting 4/10 in the first half; to end the game with 7/15.STATISTICSIn Danish team contributions were evenly spread trughout, with Mortensen- the highest scorer for his team with 5, followed by Hansen with 4. It was 40 minutes in, when Landin came to play, with a series of good saves (two consecutive) to repel Macedonian attacking threat. By 50th minute, Danish lead quickly rose to 6 goals with exhausted Macedonian defense, and well guarded Lazarov, as the sole ‘go to’ man. Denmark reaches the high point late in the game having 8-goal difference with 5 minutes to go. In the dying minutes, Macedonians were merely the spectators to their demise, as Danish wings were scoring their goals from the counters, setting the final score at 29-21.It was Ristovski in the end that shone well above many of his teammates, securing a number of important saves in his team’s loss. Both Landin and Ristovski were selected the best players of their teams, with of number outstanding saves throughout. In the next matches of the group A;the winners Austria and Denmark will meet, while Macedonia will look to bounce back in a match vs. Czech Republic, who lost heavily to Austria.NEMANJA SAVICPHOTO: http://macedoniahandball.com.mk ← Previous Story GOOD START FOR WORLD CHAMPIONS: Spain beat Hungary Next Story → WHAT A GOAL: Show-time by Dejan Manaskov EHF EURO 2014 read more

BORING SUNDAY Easy home task complete by Veszprem and Flensburg

3. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…4301135:116(19)6 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt4202116:107(9)4 Hungarian MVM Veszprem and German SG Flensburg didn’t give special excitement to their fans in home matches at VELUX EHF Champions League Round 4. “Boring Sunday” is the title for today’s matches in Veszprem and FLENS Arena where home teams won new two points in their aims to fight for the TOP of Group A.Veszprem easily beat Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ 33:25 with their best shooter Momir Ilić in the main role with nine goals. The Serbian left back is back to the game after he was sent off in the last match in Zagreb. His compatriot from Turkish team, DARKO Djukic netted six goals.SG Flensburg beat RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 30:20 (13:10) to come to the position 4 after four matches. Anders Eggert scored eight goals for the winners, while Croatian right back Šime Ivić was the most efficient among Slovenians with four.PSG Handball smashed PPD ZAGREB 34:23 (18:8) earlier today.STANDINGS: 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko410395:103(-8)2 1. MVM Veszprém4310109:96(13)7 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …420293:97(-4)4 2. THW Kiel4301118:96(22)6 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu4004100:135(-35)0 MVM VeszpremSG Flensburg 6. Orlen Wisla Plock4112102:118(-16)3 ← Previous Story SUPER PSG Handball smash Zagreb in 10 minutes Next Story → EHF CL: PICK Szeged win in Kolding – No winner in Elverum read more

Casper Mortensen to FC Barcelona Lassa – Valero Rivera goes back to

casper mortensenFC Barcelona handballValero Rivera ← Previous Story Kazan “Beach Handball” draw – how to become World Champions? Next Story → Egypt appoint David Davis FC Barcelona Lassa has reached an agreement with German Bundesliga club TSV Hannover-Burgdorf for the transfer of 28-year-old left-winger Casper Ulrich Bjerre Mortensen to the Catalan club. The 1.90 m tall Danish international will be signing for three seasons, through to 2020/21.Casper Mortensen, who had fantastic years behind with high point in 2016 when Denmark won Olympic gold in Rio, is TOP scorer of the DKB Bundesliga 2017/2018 season with 198 goals in jersey of TSV Hannover Burgdorf. He came to DKB Bundesliga in 2015 (Hamburg), while in Hannover is since February 2016.He began career at FIF Copenhagen (2000-2006) and FCK Handbold (2006) before turning pro for Ajax Heroes (2007-2009), FHK Elite (2009-2011); Viborg HK (2011/12); BSV Silkeborg (2012-2014), where he gained his first Champions League experience with 61 goals in 12 games and then SonderjyskE (2014/15).Rivera back in FranceMortensen joins Barça in the same week that it was announced that Valero Riverawill be returning to HBC Nantes after two seasons wearing the blaugrana shirt. When Barça play Teucro on Saturday 19, he will get the chance to bid farewell to the Palau Blaugrana.Source: FC Barcelona Lassa website read more

REVENGE IN MONTPELLIER RK Vardar win in derby of two last EHF

← Previous Story IHF about CAS decision: We are the owners of all rights Next Story → Veszprem tight win over Kielce What a revenge in the clash of the two last EHF Champions League winners. The Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje showed that they are able to fight for the third EHF CL Final4 in a row even without Raul Gonzales, Arpad Sterbik, Luka Cindric, Joan Canellas by beating reigning EHF CL winners Montpellier Handball in France – 27:24 (12:11).Surprisingly, the main role in his debut at European elite competition had Serbian goalie on the Vardar’s goal-line Dejan Milosavljev with 16 saves! MONPELJE – VARDAR SKOPJE 24:27 (11:12)MONPELJE : Gérard (12 saves), Portner; Gérard (1/1), Simonet (2/2), Caussé (1/2), Truchanovicius (0/4), Grébille (1/1), Pettersson (2/2), Richardson (1/6), Kavticnik (6/6 – 3), Bonnefond (2/2), Faustin (2/3), Porte (3/5), Bingo (2/2), Afgour, Soussi, Mamdouh (1/5)VARDAR SKOPJE: Milosavljev (16 saves), Mishevski, Kizic; Ocvirk, Popovski, Kristopans (3/8), Ferreira (1/5), Karacic (2/3), Skube (5/6), Kalarash, Cupic (6/6 (2)), Dibiroc (1/2), Shishkarev (0/1), Borozan (8/11), Vojvodic, Kiselev (1/3) EHF Champions LeagueHC Montpellier HandballRK Vardar Skopje read more

Japans TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

first_imgTHE OPERATOR OF Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant admitted today it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.The admission is one of the starkest yet by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which has been criticised for trying to shirk responsibility for the worst nuclear disaster in a generation.The report says before the huge waves of March 2011 smashed into the plant the company was aware defences against natural disaster were insufficient, but did not act because of the possible consequences.Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said in a report:There was a latent fear that plant shutdown would be required until severe accident measures were put in place.The document, entitled “Fundamental Policy for the Reform of TEPCO Nuclear Power Organization” says insufficient planning was done to prepare for a natural disaster.It said “severe accident” measures were taken in 2002, but nothing since because of worries about how it would appear to people living nearby.There was concern that if new severe accident measures were implemented, it could spread concern in the siting community that there is a problem with the safety of current plants.It also said any action might “add momentum to anti-nuclear movements”.The company admitted it was frightened by the prospect of getting sued if it acknowledged the safety regime in place was not up to scratch.InvestigationsTEPCO, which has been lambasted as secretive, produced the report after convening a panel of outside experts to review its nuclear programmes.Its admission of failure is a sharp about-face from previous claims that the tsunami was beyond conventional scientific expectation and there was no way they could have reasonably prepared for it.However, two separate investigation panels, set up by the government and the legislature, both found TEPCO had been blinkered to the potential risks.Those risks became reality on March 11, 2011, when a towering tsunami triggered by a record offshore earthquake slammed into Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, knocking out cooling systems and sending reactors into meltdown.The crippled units spewed radioactive materials across a wide area, contaminating a swathe of farmland in one of land-strapped Japan’s key food-producing areas.They also forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, many of whom are still living in temporary accommodation. Some may never be allowed to return.The clean-up of the land and demolition of the reactors are expected to take decades, while many communities remain deserted.The giant utility, which has since been nationalised, faces colossal compensation claims in addition to the cost of dismantling the Fukushima plant.No one is officially recorded as having died as a direct result of the nuclear accident, although the natural disaster is believed to have killed almost 19,000 people.Read: Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists>Read: Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath>last_img read more

Committee recommends review of law for punishing failed bankers

first_imgTHE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Committee has recommended a review of the code of corporate law that would allow for fines for people who run failed banks and which was help tackle white collar crime.In a report assessing the management of the financial crisis up to the end of September 2008 and efforts to stabilise the banking sector since then, the committee referred to a “significant gap” relating to enforcement against individuals. The report to the Dáil points out that, five years on from the crisis, there has been no successful prosecution against an individual, though a small number of cases are pending.Speaking today, committee Chairman John McGuinness said:Based on the evidence taken by the Committee, it is clear that there was a number of key failings including that the Regulator was not sufficiently aware of the risks that were being taken by bankers whose lending to developers should have forewarned the State of the dangers that were being created by the property bubble.The report recommends a review and strengthening of the code of corporate law in terms of enforcement against individuals “as a matter of urgency”. It also recommends a review of the system for investigating white collar crime.Further recommendations include a change in the code of all State bodies to hold all former officials accountable even after they have retired, greater powers for the Central Bank to put firms into administration and fines for banks who do not meet lending and mortgage resolution targets.Read: Committee should be ‘unhindered’ in investigating garda whistleblower files>Read: Why Seán FitzPatrick won’t appear before the Public Accounts Committee> This contrasts, for example, with the situation in the UK where directors of failed banks have been banned or have faced heavy fines. In that regard also, the whole system of tackling while collar crime has not operated well and there is no law on reckless trading as in other jurisdictions.last_img read more

Eddie Irvine sentenced to six months in jail after Milan nightclub brawl

first_imgEX-FORMULA ONE driver Eddie Irvine has been sentenced to six months in prison for brawling over a woman in an Italian nightclub.The incident, for which Gabriele Moratti, the son of the then-Milan mayor, also received a six-month sentence, took place in December 2008, when the two men came to blows at the city’s Hollywood night spot, a court was told.Irvine claimed Moratti struck him first while the Italian alleged the former F1 driver had smashed a glass in his face.However, Irvine will not serve any of his sentence as in Italian law all sentences under two years are automatically suspended.Irvine retired in 2002 after 10 years as an F1 racer, including a four-year spell at Italian team Ferrari.© AFP, 2014Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drinkUCI sets up 3-man panel to investigate doping past and ‘Armstrong collusion’last_img read more

Declan Kidney Ill have to think about new contract

first_imgDECLAN KIDNEY’S FUTURE as Ireland manager is in doubt tonight after the Corkman admitted he has plenty to consider in the wake of Ireland’s 6 Nations campaign.The Irish slumped to a 22-15 defeat to Italy in Rome — the first time they’ve lost to the Azzurri in the tournament — capping a miserable spring.The IRFU will soon decide whether or not the former Munster chief is the man to rebuild the team in the coming years. But Kidney says he may not want the job anyway.“I said all along that I’d concentrate on each game as it came and that’s all I’ve done today,” Kidney said earlier. “I wasn’t thinking that this could be my last match as coach. All I was concentrating on was just getting the win. I wanted to get a result today; we didn’t manage to do that and we’ll reflect on it over the coming days and weeks.“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” he added. “These guys are a pleasure to work with, but beyond that I’d have to sit back and think about it.”He added on RTÉ that negotiations with the IRFU happen in the weeks after a championship and we’ll reflect in the coming days.What do you think?Out of 10: How we rated Ireland’s players against Italylast_img read more

WikiLeaks Assange Offered Ecuador Residency Consideration

first_imgJulian Assange is a man without a home. The Australian-born hacker was rejected by Sweden after applying for permanent residency last month. He’s got a few things working against him, after all. First there’s the fact that governments all over the world hate him for his hand in creating Wikileaks, a site devoted to the release of classified information.And then there are those molestation and rape charges he was hit with in Sweden, back in August, after appearing at a seminar in Stockholm.AdChoices广告While plenty of countries wouldn’t touch Assange with a ten foot pole (except, perhaps, for the opportunity to prosecute him), Ecuador is ready to welcome him with open arms. The country has invited Assange to discuss documents. Its foreign ministry has also offered to reviewed a residency request “in accordance with the country’s current laws,” according to CNN.Ecuador is apparently looking to Assange to help shed some light on the country’s troubled relationship with the United States.last_img read more

Bulletstorm under fire by clinical psychologists

first_imgEven before Bulletstorm’s February 22 release date the “M” for mature rated game is under fire. Clinical psychologists are complaining it is too violent and carries sexual explicit language that could be damaging to the younger generation if they got hold of a copy of the game.With Bulletstorm featuring frequent F-words, rewards for shooting bad guys in their private parts, and a skill shot system that uses sexual references i.e. “topless” equals cutting a player in half and “gang bang” equals killing multiple enemies, it’s not hard to see why the game is coming under fire.Dr. Jerry Weichman, clinical psychologist at the Hoag Neuroscience Institute in California, believes that:If a younger kid experiences Bulletstorm’s explicit language and violence, the damage could be significant. Violent video games like Bulletstorm have the potential to send the message that violence and insults with sexual innuendos are the way to handle disputes and problems. Also Carol Lieberman, another psychologist and book author, feels that similar acts highlighted in the above game have led to real-world sexual violence:The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of sexual scenes in video games. Violence in video games has always caused arguments, which is one of the reasons why games of this nature are governed by a rating of “M” for mature by The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). This system allows parents to see what games are not suitable for their children, however a lot of analysts believe that the system is rubbish because it is not enforced at retail.Melanie Killen, a professor at the University of Maryland has been one such person to push for tighter laws on the sale of videogames. She believes that 9-year-olds are playing games similar to Bulletstorm and there is no real enforcement and no fixed penalties for retailers who are selling the games to kids.However, this is not entirely true as California law now makes it illegal for a merchant to sell a “M” rated game to a minor, and if caught they face a $1,000 fine. Yet the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has been trying to overturn this law with Hal Halping, the president of the above company telling Fox News that:Between a great ratings system, parental controls on the consoles and the major retailers inhibiting the sale of Mature-rated games to minors, the matter is really one for parents and adults to consider, individually. I respect the creative rights of game developers to make a game like Bulletstorm in the same way that I appreciate Quentin Tarantino’s right to make over-the-top movies like Kill Bill. Either way the arguments will continue on both sides and no doubt you will have your own opinions about this, but you can judge for yourself to some degree by checking out this trailer.Read more at Fox Newslast_img read more

iPhone 5 NFC Rumors Persist

first_imgRumors that the forthcoming version of the iPhone will sport Near Field Communication (NFC) technology are back, after being shot down by a number of sites, earlier in the week. Of course, we’re still a ways from a formal announcement for the handset (that will most likely come in the early summer months), so fittingly, the current batch of rumors are third-hand. Forbes is citing an “entrepreneur who is working on a top-secret NFC product” who is in turn citing “a friend who works at Apple.”AdChoices广告It wouldn’t be a shock, of course, were Apple to offer such a technology on the new iPhone–and Steve Jobs would, no doubt, present such a feature as though his company invented it. Google, as present, is pushing the mobile payment technology, having backed in the latest version of Android. The technology gives users a simple way to make payments via their handsets without actually touching the phone to a retail terminal.last_img read more

USPS Unveils Go Green Stamps

first_imgSometimes the best way to combat environmental issues is simply to raise awareness. At least, that seems to be the logic behind the US Postal Service’s new Go Green campaign.The USPS has launched a series of 16 stamps, each of which features a different environmentally friendly tip. Everything from planting trees and adjusting the thermostat, to using reusable grocery bags and turning off lights when they’re not in use. The tips are generally all common sense, but at the same time, a reminder every now and then is always a helpful thing.AdChoices广告You can purchase a set of all 16 stamps from the USPS for $7.last_img read more

Greenpeace protests dirty energy use at Apple Stores

first_imgGreenpeace has decided to demonstrate outside a number of Apple Stores around the world today. It’s a protest against what the environmental organization is referring to as dirty energy.With our growing reliance on data centers to power the cloud, the big tech companies have a responsibility to use as much clean and renewable energy as possible. Not only will that reduce the impact such locations have on the environment, it also helps ensure those company’s futures as traditional energy sources continue to rise in cost.Greenpeace points out that Google, Yahoo!, and even Facebook are either pursuing green energy or already using it in ever greater quantities. Apple, however, is not, according to environmentalists, and Greenpeace believes us, the users are the ones that can force Apple to “Think Differently.”While Greenpeace admits Apple is investing in solar energy for its North Carolina facilities, it’s a relationship with Duke Energy that has them most concerned. Duke owns and runs many coal-fired power stations and expects Apple to be a major customer. The video above is designed to show that using the Apple iCloud means using coal, but is that a fair representation?Apple has quite a comprehensive breakdown of its environmental impact at Apple.com. It lists facilities including data centers as accounting for 2% of its total greenhouse gas emissions. The company claims several of its facilities already run on 100% renewable energy and use state-of-the-art, high-efficiency machinery. The North Carolina facility in particular has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.So while Greenpeace may have a point about relying on coal-fired power stations and the growing energy requirements of data centers, I don’t see concrete evidence yet that Apple is the main problem here, although it is certainly a company to watch to ensure it continues to embrace renewable energy.Thankfully, the extent of the protests today seem to be limited to lots of people dressed in black releasing black balloons inside Apple Stores. That in itself isn’t exactly environmentally friendly, especially if you consider all the helium going to waste.Read more at Greenpeace and CleanOurCloud.com, via Treehuggerlast_img read more

Geek deals Save 50 on the Dell Vostro 3560 Ivy Bridge laptop

first_imgThis year was a bit of an exception to the usual PC launch cycle we see. Normally, Intel launches their new processors and chipsets at CES in January. The PC manufacturers announce some, if not all, of their new models at the same time and they start shipping within a couple months.Due to Intel’s delay of Ivy Bridge this year, manufacturers across the board were late in actually shipping their new PCs. This caused their existing models to get even more stale on the virtual store shelf. Now that all the major manufacturers have released their new models, they are being extra aggressive with pricing and offering discounts on brand new products, which we have never seen before.Dell was the last of the top PC companies to release refreshed products with Ivy Bridge processors and the Vostro 3560 is looking to be our bargain favorite for the year. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary with design, but is still a decent looker.What we really like is the solid feature set in a robust SMB-focused package. It comes well equipped with four, count them FOUR, USB 3.0 ports, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and an 8-in-1 media card reader. One of the USB ports has Dell’s “PowerShare” feature, which allows you to charge your mobile device with or without the system being powered up.A rare feature on the 3560 these days is an ExpressCard 34mm slot. This is a sign of Dell’s business focus here, as the ExpressCard slot allows extensive expansion options, like external graphics.Dell is offering the 3560 out of the gate for $549 after $50 coupon with a 2nd generation Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, and 320GB hard drive. Stepping up to a 3rd gen Core i5 model will run $699 and from there the sky’s the limit. Some of the sweeter options on the Vostro 3560 include a 32GB mSATA drive, Radeon HD 7670M graphics, and a 1080p screen.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Vostro 3560 laptop deallast_img read more

Toshiba to make Lytrostyle camera for smartphones

first_imgSince the release of the incredibly cool Lytro camera, the big question has been when we will see this kind of technology in our existing mobile devices. According to Toshiba, we need only wait until the end of 2013 to see this tech in smartphones and tablets.The way we take photos with smartphones, it stands to reason that most of us could benefit from a camera that allowed us to adjust focus after the image was captured. That’s the power of the Lytro camera, being able to shift focus even after the photo has been taken. Some have even used this to create images that reveal more when you shift focus, placing some items out of view intentionally for fun. Lytro cameras, however, are roughly the size of a can of Red Bull. It can’t be easy to shrink that experience down and maintain even close to the same quality. Toshiba seems convinced that they can fit the technology into a 1cm cube to replace the rear camera on smartphones being released late next year.It’s difficult to imagine 500,000 lenses in a 1cm space, but that is exactly what Toshiba claims will happen with their camera. The camera will be able to measure the distance between you and the objects in the shot, and allow you to apply focus after the shot has been taken between those objects. Toshiba says that the sensor for this camera is still a work in progress, so we have no idea what the quality of the image will be. A lower quality sensor will mean a lesser quality image to adjust focus in, which may ruin the feature altogether. Over the last year there have been tremendous strides in the quality of smartphone cameras and the software that drives it, and moving backwards in either of those places for the sake of a new feature will not go over well with consumers.There’s also the thickness of the phone to consider. Much like the massive bulge on the back of the Nokia PureView, the camera unit Toshiba is proposing is in and of itself nearly 2.5mm thicker than the current generation iPhone. After you wrap that lens in plastic and stick it on the other side of a smartphone, you wind up with a phone that will be noticeably thicker than most current generation smartphones.If smartphone manufacturers pick up the technology from Toshiba, we’ll see a return to the camera bulge that had finally gone away in the second half of 2012, but we’ll also see some very impressive images.Asahi via Engadgetlast_img read more

Grindr killer Stephen Port convicted of murdering three men with daterape drug

first_img Share Tweet Email 18,813 Views By Darragh Peter Murphy Short URL No Comments ‘Grindr killer’ Stephen Port convicted of murdering three men with date-rape drug Port, who brought the men to his flat in London before secretly feeding them high doses of a date rape drug, was also convicted of three rapes Stephen Port. Image: BBC/screengrab Nov 23rd 2016, 12:39 PM center_img Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 12:39 PM Image: BBC/screengrab Stephen Port. SERIAL KILLER STEPHEN Port has been found guilty of murdering three young men he met on dating websites, including Grindr.Port was also convicted of three rapes, after bringing the men to his flat in London, before secretly feeding them poisonous doses of GHB, a date rape drug, the BBC reports.In the Old Bailey in London today, the 41-year-old chef was also been convicted of seven offences of administering a substance with intent and three sexual assaults.He had denied 29 charges in total.He met the four murder victims on gay dating websites between June 2014 and September 2015.He then brought them to his house on Cooke Street in the London borough of Barking, where he is said to have poisoned them with GHB, a psychoactive drug.He was originally charged with four counts of murder and four of administering a poison, but today at the Old Bailey prosecutors added a further six counts of administering a poison, seven charges of rape and four of sexual assault.Their bodies were all found dumped in or near a graveyard within 500m of his house.Taylor’s family wept in court as the guilty verdicts were delivered but Port made no reaction, the BBC added.Port has now been convicted of the murder of:British-Slovakian man Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham on 28 August 2014;Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend in Kent on 20 September 2014;and Jack Taylor, 25, a forklift driver from Dagenham, on 14 September 2015.The jury has yet to reach a verdict on other charges, including the alleged murder of fashion student Anthony Walgate, 23, from Barnet on 19 June 2014.Comments have been closed for legal reasons.Read: ‘Date rape’ serial killer facing 17 more charges of poisoning, rape and sexual assaultRead: Appeal for information over alleged ‘serial killer’ gay dating website murders http://jrnl.ie/3097359 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more