Xiaomi off the hook in the US Tags Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Author Steve Costello Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm goes on defensive following Snapdragon 810 rumours Devices KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 FEB 2015 Qualcomm hit back at claims that its Snapdragon 810 processor has failed to pick up traction among device makers, by stating that there are “over 60 premium tier mobile devices” using the silicon in the works.Last week, Qualcomm said that the chip “will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device”. This was widely seen as a reference to Samsung’s anticipated Galaxy S6, which is believed to use the South Korean company’s own Exynos application processors.Qualcomm noted that devices using Snapdragon 810 include LG’s G Flex 2 as well as Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro, with “many more expected in the coming weeks and months”.The vendor’s statement also included comments from Motorola, Sony Mobile, OPPO and Microsoft, who all stated their support for the new chips.At the weekend, The Wall Street Journal said that while there has been speculation about weakness in Snapdragon 810 – primarily related to heat issues – Samsung’s decision was instead driven by the improved capabilities of its own processors.It is anticipated that the new Exynos chips will be fabricated using a 14nm process, which should deliver power, performance and size benefits over 20nm chips such as the current Snapdragon products.But this would still mark something of an embarrassment for Qualcomm, which has traditionally been the benchmark for mobile processors in terms of overall performance.And it has also been suggested that Samsung has picked up the deal to manufacture processors for Apple using its 14nm capabilities, a high-profile win for the company as it looks to drive the growth of its components unit. Previous ArticleOfcom changes operators’ licences following coverage dealNext ArticleOnePlus set for February unveiling of OxygenOS Related LGMicrosoftMotorolaQualcommSamsungSnapdragonSonyTechnologyXiaomi
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic – Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington and Andrea Pavan shot flawless 7-under 65s on Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Czech Masters. Harrington and Pavan each had seven birdies to finish with a 17-under total of 199 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. Irish veteran Harrington, who won the British Open in 2007 and 2008 and the U.S. PGA Championship in 2008, is chasing his first European Tour win since the 2016 Portugal Masters. Full-field scores from the D+D Real Czech Masters Italian golfer Pavan is seeking a first victory. Second-round leader Gavin Green of Malaysia is three strokes behind after carding a 70. Scotland’s Scott Jamieson is fourth, another stroke back, after a round of 68 that included an eagle on the first hole. Ryder Cup hopefuls Thomas Pieters (71) and Eddie Pepperell (68) are tied for eighth, six shots off the lead.
Sean Rhatigan, Grade 3, Westhampton Beach Elementary SchoolChildren’s minds can conjure up some wicked things. So naive, they are, to think that the scariest thing in the world is a monster under their bed or in their closet, waiting to strike when they fall asleep or have to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. They get scared by movie monsters, laughable beasts made with the imperfect hands of humans, comprised of paltry arts and crafts that are hardly scary at all to anybody with sense. In these movies, it is commonplace to see mistakes like the zipper on the suit of the monster, reminding us that nothing in those films could possibly be real.Yet children with vivid imaginations who know no better still cower in fear at the thought of the supernatural. Perhaps these monsters take the shape of a tall man with no eyes, or a vicious beast with fangs and claws, or an evil old lady with wrinkled skin and gangly fingers that beckon them to her embrace. Perhaps they are indescribable, far beyond the comprehension of any human thought. But, like the monsters in the movies, they are nothing more than figments of the twisted maw of human creation, memories of a fear that we all hold deep within.Except these monsters are real.We lurk in every shadow in every darkness. In every dark room and long hallway, in every closet and under every bed. We hide in the walls, behind the shower curtains, and in places that nobody dares to venture. We are everywhere, but we don’t like to be seen. It is so convenient for us that you pretend that we don’t exist, that you shove us out of your mind as you go about your day. For when eyes fall upon us, the world changes. We are the whispers in the wind, carrying the weight of a thousand burdens, travelling like silent serpents, entering the ears of those who are foolish enough to listen.There are no zippers on our backs. When you were a teenager, and still had the mind of a child that was more concerned with sheepish things than what really mattered, we were there.We watched you grow, blossoming from a young, fruitful child into another hapless adult. We were there when you went to college and pretended like you knew everything, without a care in the world for anybody who disagreed with you. We were there when you met the person you thought you would love forever, and we laughed at you for even thinking such a thing. We were there when you finally got that job you always wanted, and when you realized that you hated everything about it, we laughed, too.We watched from the storm drains as you struggled. We were there when you had your first fight. We were there when you broke your vows and cried about it like a wounded animal, the hypocrite that you are. We were there when you felt that pain for the first time, the pain of loss, the pain of knowing that no matter what you did, there was nothing that could fix it. We witnessed every moment of your happiness; every single “I love you,” and every hug and every kiss, every feel-good time that you had, every happy memory, and even every bad one, too. We were there for all of that, until you stood on the beach that one summer evening, staring out into the yawning infinity of the auburn sky, with nobody by your side, and whispered, “Can you believe it?”Can you?We will always be watching you. We will be there when you try to move on and forget about everything. We will be there when you start over. We will be there when you are driving down the street at night, lurking in the back seat of your car. We will be there when you are all alone, with nothing but the wind to comfort you. We will be there beside you when you turn out the lights and close your eyes to sleep at night. Then, when you die, and your final breath leaves your body like a soft puff of mist, we will be there, too. And we will be the only thing that comes with you.By Miller Crowley CrokeGrade 12, Southampton High School Share
Share This!©Rikki NiblettIt’s well known that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be ending this year, but if you’ll be down there early this week, I bring you good news! Guests will have an additional opportunity to see the lights, as they have been extended through Wednesday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.In addition, the park will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Monday, January 4 through Wednesday, January 6. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be available from dusk until 9:00 p.m. on the Streets of America.So if you’ll be in town and the lights are a favorite of yours, make sure you catch them before the glow away forever on Wednesday, January 6.
It was a gray cloudy day when I reached Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. Very few people were at the refuge; the refuge opened May 15 and it’s still early in the season for visitors. My goal was to find migrating waterfowl and warblers along the open water ponds, forests, and wetlands at Seney. Given the long winter in Michigan, and ice still floating in Lake Superior, I wasn’t sure what birds I would see at the refuge. Driving along the seven-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive auto tour, we peered through the tree branches and out on the wetlands, looking for birds. We saw Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans, Ring-Necked Ducks, and a few Common Loons on the ponds. As we rounded a bend, I looked up and managed to catch sight of this Bald Eagle, keeping an eye out for food. Further down the road, a flock of Eastern Kingbirds moved quickly amongst the trees lining the road. No warblers could be found. While it wasn’t a big count day for birdwatching, the highlight was spotting the Bald Eagle. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Osprey Family on the MoveIt’s not often I can observe an Osprey family relatively close up. Most Osprey nests I’ve seen in Michigan are a few hundred feet away from shore, making a spotting scope required to observe the birds. Not so with this Osprey family nesting on the western shore of Lake Erie…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Close Encounter With a Bald EagleOne of the most magnificent birds you can see in flight is the Bald Eagle as it glides through the sky with outstretched wings. Last month I watched pairs of eagles riding the thermals during fall migration when I visited the Marshland Museum and Nature Center at the Lake Erie…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Birdwatching at Magee MarshThe boardwalk was congested with people peering through their binoculars at the dense foilage of the forest. There was no option to get past the crowd, but who would want to? Whenever there’s a crowd on the Magee Marsh boardwalk, there’s always a rare sighting of a bird. Did you…In “Nature”
Pakistan’s banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir has apparently admitted for the first time his guilt in the spot-fixing scandal and apologised for his actions.According to well-informed sources, Aamir has spoken in detail to former England captain, Mike Atherton in an interview to Sky Sports, about the spot-fixing scandal and his role in it.”What is interesting is that Aamir spells out the reasons and channels through which he got entangled in the scandal and apparently admits he has learnt from his mistakes and will not repeat them again,” a source said.”He has basically admitted he was wrong in what he did and feels ashamed over his actions and involvement in the scandal and the way he let cricket community and Pakistani nation down,” the source added.The interview was apparently conducted while Aamir was in London after serving three months in a youth detention centre after being found guilty of spot-fixing by a Crown Court there.The youngster who was considered one of world cricket’s brightest young pacers, has yet to apologise publicly and admit his guilt despite returning to Pakistan a few weeks back.Since returning home with his legal counsel, Aamir has shunned the Pakistani media and has not given any statements or interviews.The pacer was convicted along with teammates, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the Lord’s Test in 2010.The three accused were given different jail terms.Amir was sentenced for six months, but was released in February due to good behaviour after serving half his sentence, while the other two are still serving their terms.advertisement
SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “Those guys are there to help us in every which way they can: playing their position, attitude towards winning, finding a niche, and doing its part to achieving a bigger result,” he said.Salado averaged 18.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Chiefs this past NCAA Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Cagayan de Oro native, however, saw his collegiate season cut short after tearing his a right MCL late in the second round of the season.Tang believes the acquisition of Salado will bring nothing but good things to the team as he hopes that his St. Benilde core, bannered by Unique Naboa, Edward Dixon, and Clement Leutcheu will pick up a thing or two from the speedy playmaker. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives View comments LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Santos wants Balkman back in PBA: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance’ Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto “We want to be competitive as we can get, but at the same time, build and give ample exposure to our players from St. Benilde. Knowing that they have experienced what it takes to compete for a championship, we are certain that they can bring in positivity to the culture and process we are rebuilding with,” the youthful mentor said.Salado last saw action for Racal Motors in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where he became only the third player to post a triple-double in PBA D-League history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGo for Gold bolstered its backcourt with the addition of Kent Salado in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Coach TY Tang confirmed the news on Tuesday as the Arellano guard joins National University stalwarts J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem in the Scratchers camp.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: We face West Ham in best formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is excited to be facing West Ham in the form they’re in.Howe believes Bournemouth go into the West Ham game in confident form, despite the Hammers’ positive start to the campaign.He said, “It’s important we don’t forget the positivity of the early season form, the result games Everton, the result against Southampton.”So from my perspective it’s in the lead up to West Ham and I’m looking for the players to put on a really good show for the fans.”It’ll be a really good game, two teams that will want to play their football and obviously we want to come out on top.”From our perspective we are looking to find a bit of consistency that eluded us at times last season – everyone is fighting for that but we would love to win three in a row and it would be the first time we’ve been about to do that for a while so it will be a huge incentive.”