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September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Semifinalists are known at the Women’s EHF EURO 2010 in Denmark and Norway. In the last Round at the Main Group II, the favorites were secure and took the important points. Sweden won the group, after win over Hungary 24:19 (10:12). With eight points same as Norway, Sweden made one of the best results in their handball history. Norway beats Netherlands 35:13, something what losers done to Ukraine in Preliminary phase (25:13). Late awaken France won match over Ukraine 31:19, but after fourth consecutive win, world’s vice champion deserved just a battle for a fifth place.Standings:Sweden 8Norway 8France 6Netherlands 4Hungary 4Ukraine 0 EHF EURO 2010 ← Previous Story Ugly prejudices about the handball fans from Balkan Next Story → Torsten Laen until 2013 in Fuchse Berlin read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

In the regional SEHA league, the leaders Nexe lost the leading position on the table after the team has fallen in Zagreb Arena and lost to the more quality team of RK Zagreb to 33:31 (14:14). Throughout the whole game Nexe did not let Zagreb get away and had even 30:30, but the team’s resistance was broken in the final minutes of the game and Zagreb won 33:31 in the end. Luka Stepancic scored 10 goals, while Nexe’s best was Igor Vujin with 6 goals.RK Zagreb leads the table with 13 points, one more than Presov and Nexe with 12. Vardar has 10, while Metalurg “only” 9 so far. On Friday the big derby of the regional game is to be played in Skopje, where the perfect-in-Champions-League Metalurg hosts RK Zagreb. ivickamenicakelentricmetalurgnexestepancicvujinzagreb ← Previous Story Darko Stanic: “I will play at the World Championship, the official site lies” Next Story → Laszlo Nagy for HP about Veszprem’s success: “Barca and Kiel must be in Cologne – We are still far away” read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The handball world was in shock when it was announced that Martin Schwalb suffered heart attack and that his condition was critical. He underwent a four-hour long surgey, and was in grave situation even after the operation, but the condition luckily got better. Now that the condition is improved to the better, he has been allowed to leave the intensive care. Martin Schwalb himself said that he feels tired now, but is very happy to be alive. He remains HSV Hamburg coach still, but will be unavailable for interview requests in the coming weeks.source: hsvhandball BundesligahandballHSV HandballMartin Schwalb ← Previous Story Women’s Junior WCh 2014: Norway, Sweden and Croatia are out! Next Story → Women’s Junior WCh 2014 1/4 finals: Denmark VS France, Germany against Hungary read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

← Previous Story GIVE UP FROM 2022: Germany wants EHF EURO 2024 Next Story → Egyptian Zamalek win African club championship for the 10th time! Denmark won tournament of Golden League convincingly beating France 27:23 (15:10) in front of 10.000 fans in JYSKEN BOX Arena in Herning. The Olympic champions beat the world’s best team, which was the third triumph in four days for the domestic team.Denmark – France 27-23 (15-10)Denmark: Mikkel Hansen 8, Peter Balling 4, Lasse Svan 3, Rene Toft Hansen 3, Magnus Landin Jacobsen 2, Hans Lindberg 2, Morten Olsen 2, Mads Mensah Larsen 1, Anders Zachariassen 1, Henrik Møllgaard Jensen 1France: Kentin Mahe 4, Nikola Karabatic 3, Nedim Remili 2, William Accambray 2, Cedric Sorhaindo 2, Nicolas Claire 2, Adrien Dipanda 2, Valentin Porte 2, Dika Mem 1, Timothey N’guessan 1, Michael Guigou 1, Luka Karabatic 1Norway beat Poland 32:27 to secure second place at the tournament.STANDINGS:Denmark 6Norway 4France 2Poland 0 read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The new Hungarian champions Pick Szeged announced contract extension with Spanish coach Juan Carlos Pastor and his assistant Marko Krivokapic.“There is only a few places in the world of handball where you can work in ideal circumstances. One of them is Szeged”, said Pastor, who came to Hungary in 2013. Pick Szeged managed to win the third Championship title in the history, the first since 2007.Pastor made his name as a coach of BM Valladolid and Spanish national team, with whom he won World Championship 2005 in Tunisia. juan carlos pastorPick Szeged ← Previous Story TOP 5 goals of EHF CL Final4 – Simonet, Borozan, Hansen, Porte… Next Story → PERFECT SEASON: Skjern Handbold are Danish champions after 19 years! read more

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Tournament in Peru will be qualifing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.PHOTO: USA Handball Team Canada handball teamhandballPeru handballUSA handballUSA handball team ← Previous Story Robert Weber to leave SC Magdeburg after 10 years! Next Story → DUJSHEBAEV GET TOGETHER: Talant takes Daniel to Kielce Alabama and Montreal were venues for USA-Canada clashes in the Play-Off for the Pan-American Games which will be held in Lima, Peru in July 2019.The Swedish coach Robert Hedin did a good job at the start of his journey with USA team in a routine home win over Canadians 36:24 , so the second match was easy to defend.USA girls did the same with two wins over neighbours .Women’s Play-OffFirst Leg: USA vs Canada 22:20 (12:11)Second Leg: Canada vs USA 16:26 (6:14)USA win 48:36 on aggregate Men’s Play-OffFirst Leg: USA vs Canada 36:24 (18:14)Second Leg: Canada vs USA 27:27 read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLIFE IS TERRIFYING at the best of times.It only gets worse when people say these kind of things. Our nerves. We can’t cope.“Can I talk to you for a minute?”WHY? WHAT HAVE I DONE?“Look, I’ll tell you later”WHY LATER? WHAT’S SO BAD YOU CAN’T TELL ME NOW?“Why would I be annoyed?”ARGH! HEAD MELTING! “No, really, it’s fine”IS IT? IS IT REALLY?“Do you remember what you said to me last night?”OH DEAR LORD, OF COURSE I DON’T.“There’s something I need to tell you”ICY COLD FEAR.“Can you call me?”WHAT HAVE I DONE NOW?We need to talk… What phrases terrify you? Read: 13 useful phrases you’ll only hear in Ireland>Read: 9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses>last_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGalway senior captain Lorraine Ryan, Galway manager Tony Ward, Una McDonagh, Director of Supermac’s and Galway intermediate captain Sinead KeaneManager Tony Ward with the O’Duffy & Jack McGrath Cups in front of the GPOCredit: INPHO/Donall FarmerDublin need a great All-Ireland fan song and want your helpUnflappable Dublin made in the mould of Mr Cool And here are the team visiting Supermac’s on Dublin’s O’Connell Street… Niamh Kilkenny, Orla Kilkenny and Jack Fitzgibbon, age 9, from Kilmallock, Co LimerickColette Gill gets a kiss. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridancenter_img Colette Gill, Roisin Callanan, Sinead Keane, Lorraine Ryan and Zoe Garry, age 13 months, from Ballinteer, DublinColette Gill with Cian Roberts, age 2, from Chapelizod, DublinSinead Keane, Roisin Callanan, Colette Gill, Orla Kilkenny and Niamh KilkennyRoisin Callanan, Sinead Keane, Lorraine Ryan, Brenda Hanney and Maura Williams, age 8, from Tuam, Co Galwaylast_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSIR JIMMY SAVILE’S HEADSTONE has been removed from his grave at the request of his family.Sky News reports that a statement released on behalf of the family said they decided to remove the headstone “as a mark of respect” to the families of those buried in the Scarborough cemetery.The headstone contains the line “it was good while it lasted” and lists out Savile’s achievements over his career. He died in 2011 at the age of 84 but the triple headstone was put up on 20 September this year, said the Telegraph.British police say Savile may have sexually assaulted more than 20 girls over a 40-year period.Commander Peter Spindler said yesterday that London’s Metropolitan Police has received eight criminal allegations against Savile, including two of rape and six of indecent assault, primarily against girls aged 13 to 16. He said the force believes it will “come up with between 20 to 25 victims.”Spindler said police were working with broadcasters BBC and ITV to investigate Savile, who hosted “Top of the Pops” and children’s program “Jim’ll Fix It” and was well known as a charity fundraiser.Since his death several women have come forward to say he sexually assaulted them.Read: BBC chief urges staff to ‘come forward’ about Jimmy Savile allegations>Read: Police to assess Jimmy Savile allegations, no investigation yet>last_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, and you’re out for a quiet pint to wave goodbye to a long week. Perfect.But wait, your pint is crap. The horror, the disappointment, the rage. So many feelings, such bad pint craftsmanship.We’ve rounded up ten of the worst things that can happen to your beloved lager or stout, just so you can be prepared for the worst.1. It’s flatWrong. Sick and wrong. Last thing you want to feel like when sipping a pint is that you’re gulping away on an entirely different golden liquid altogether.2. It’s oldImagine how mank this was once it reached its destination? Nothing more devastating than that first slurp of stale beer. Source: Omgif3. It’s served in the wrong glassA sin, an unforgivable sabotage of the pint imbibing experience. You wouldn’t serve steak in a bowl, so why would you serve Carlsberg in a Stella Artois chalice? Source: wjarrettc4. Someone draws on the top of itCute, and all, but no. How would they feel if you stuck your finger in their wine? Source: Imgur5. There’s a MASSIVE headGrand, of course we wanted mouthfuls of foam before we get any actual liquid. Source: Imgur6. It’s luke-warmJust like the reception you’ll be giving the barman when you bring it back and from here on out. Source: Tumblr7. Guinness isn’t let sitOh God, the air bubbles. Air bubbles everywhere. Source: ImgurOffensive. Look away now. Source: mdid8. It’s overpricedIs there anything that will spoil a pint more than knowing you’re supping away on around a week’s worth of wages? Source: Imgur9. The barman pours it too fastAlmost as unforgivable as that fact that millilitres of the precious nectar WILL be spilled in the process. Source: TinyPic10. Getting stout from a can or bottleAn appalling turn of events, shame on all involved. Source: PhotoBucketSTOP. Source: Pbh-networkSanta’s head elf sends letter to Irish kids>This may be the greatest Irish Mammy Text of all time>last_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #WARNING: The Irish Coast Guard is warning people to stay away from exposed coasts — 130km winds are forecast to combine with high seas this afternoon, leading to an increased flooding risk.2. #BLAZE: The massive fire in Ballymount, west Dublin, is still burning this morning. Five fire units are at the scene, amid warnings the area may not be declared safe for several days.3. #QUANGO: The Department of the Environment has so far spent €5.7 million on a ‘mini quango’ established to help set up Irish Water, The Irish Mail on Sunday reports. The ‘Water Services Transition Office’ has set up two new offices — one in Dublin, and another in Waterford.4. #MIXED FORTUNES: Two new opinion polls give contrasting takes on the ‘state of the parties’ this weekend — a survey in the Sunday Independent shows support for the coalition parties up by six points, while a one in the Sunday Business Post shows a downturn in the Government’s fortunes.5. #PERFORMANCE: Teachers not performing in their roles will soon face “fitness-to-teach” hearings, The Sunday Times reports this morning. It’s part of a drive by the Government to improve standards in the profession, and new legislation is currently being prepared by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn.6. #CHECKS: Social welfare inspectors have paid home visits to over 1,000 widows and widowers in the past year to check it they’ve remarried, according to The Sunday Business Post. The paper reports that it’s the first ever crackdown of its kind.7. #UKRAINE: Protesters in Kiev have seized a building that was being used as a base by police. The move comes after Ukrainian opposition leaders rejected a deal seen as the Goverment’s most serious bid yet to end the continuing crisis.8. #CLASHES: At least 49 people have been killed in violence across Egypt, as the country marks the third anniversary of the uprising against the government of Hosni Mubarak, the BBC is reporting. Dozens more were wounded.9. #KIBERD: Why was Ariel Sharon’s funeral such a lonely affair, TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd asks: “The great and the good, who fought for front row seats at Mandela’s protracted funeral, decided a ‘no show’ was the wisest course of action”.last_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Flowers lie on the wreckage of MH17 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesClintonFormer US President Bill Clinton called Wednesday for strength in responding to the downing of flight MH17, declaring that those who shot down the plane — and provided the means to do it — sided with a brutal vision of the world.Speaking at the world AIDS conference in Melbourne, Clinton said it “matters not” if the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine Thursday by mistake, and the loss of 298 lives on board unintended.And he paid tribute to the six AIDS campaigners who died aboard the flight.Speaking to a hall packed with scientists, policymakers and grassroots activists, Clinton singled out Dutch researcher Joep Lange, praising him for tireless work in bringing life-saving drugs to millions of people infected by the AIDS virus.“It matters not that the murder was meant to be committed against other people,” Clinton said.“I hope that all of our countries who value freedom and honour will look at the statement made yesterday by the Dutch foreign minister before they give into the temptation to say, ‘Well, maybe we should weaken our resolve to make a strong stand because after all they didn’t mean to shoot this plane down’.”© AFP, 2014Read: US intelligence say MH17 shootdown may have been a ‘mistake’Read: Separatists hand over MH17 black boxes, but Australia says there is a “cover-up”>Read: ‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage> THE BLACK BOXES recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said.The decision by the Dutch-led team probing the disaster came after pro-Russian rebels controlling the crash site handed the boxes over to Malaysian officials yesterday, following an intense international outcry.Transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement late last night that it was normal procedure to send the boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight data, to the nearest laboratory approved by the United Nations aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).“The international investigation team, led by the Netherlands, has decided to pass the black boxes to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis,” he said.The boxes will be flown to Farnborough, England, accompanied by Malaysian officials and other members of the investigation team, Liow added.All 298 people, including 193 from the Netherlands, aboard MH17 were killed when it went down over crisis-hit eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The jet is believed to have been shot by a surface-to-air missile.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGood news. On the chauffeur’s day off, all you need do to charge your electric Rolls-Royce 102EX is drive into the carriage house more or less straight, and a wireless induction charger takes over. It’s one of three ways to charge the 1,400-pound battery under the bonnet of this experimental car that debuted at this week’s Geneva Auto Show. Three Ways to Charge the Royce Inductive charging is the neatest way to return the 102EX battery to its fullest state, but not the only one. The typical way, but this does mean extra work for Jeeves, is to connect a charging plug to the five-pin socket on the right C-pillar just above the rear tire. With typical single-phase household wiring, the charge takes 20 hours, Rolls-Royce says. If that seems longish, read on to see the size of the battery. With three-phase wiring, which may not be available everywhere, the charge time falls to eight hours. Still not quick enough charging turnaround for your next trip? Take the Bentley. The inductive charger is the most intriguing and fulfills the Rolls-Royce pre-launch promise that this wouldn’t be just another electric car. The Induction system comprises a wall-mount power unit that connects to a power transfer (transmitter) pad on the garage floor and an induction pad (receiver) at the bottom of the engine compartment. Rolls-Royce said the system is 90% efficient and “is tolerant to parking misalignment.” If you’ve seen a PowerMat or Duracell MyGrid charging pad for your cellphone and iPod, this is the same thing, only bigger. Under the Hood: More than 1,000 Laptop Batteries The battery system is under the hood (bonnet) and replaces the gasoline-powered Phantom’s V12 engine and transmission. The batteries use Lithium-Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese-Oxide (NCM) chemistry. By our calculations the battery system is equivalent to 1,000 to 1,500 laptop batteries. There are 98 cells split into five modules: 38 cells, 36 cells, 10, 8, and 4. They are shaped more or less like the gasoline engine and gearbox. The 96 cells as a group have a capacity of 71KWh (71,000 watt-hours). A typical laptop battery pack delivers about 50 watt-hours of power. The EX102 has 1,420 times that power rating. With that much power, you could run a laptop flat out for half a year, or run an iPod from now until Justin Bieber joins AARP. How many miles will it take the 6,000-pound car? That’s one Rolls-Roycle hasn’t discussed. Based on other electric cars, such as the Mini E prototype vehicles, or the Nissan Leaf, their batteries seem sized to provide 70-100 miles of driving. A series of thick cables carries power from the battery pack to two electric motors at the rear providing a combined 290KW of power, Rolls-Royce says the car accelerates to 60 mph in under 8 seconds. For now, the Rolls-Royce 102EX is a concept/prototype car that will be shown throughout the world, and made available for test drives by the Rolls-Royce constituencies: current and prospective owners, influencers (meaning it would spend time in Hollywood), journalists, and world capitals. There are no production plans imminent, although there’s no reason it couldn’t be built. Whether it costs a million dollars or a million pounds, there’s enough environmentally aware buyers, as well as those who believe in the power of one-upsmanship, to keep the Rolls-Royce factory humming.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWe’ve talked a few times about iRobot’s tiny Scooba 230 floor washing bot. The 6-inch diameter robot is built for negotiating tight spaces and keeping your floors, be they tile, linoleum, or treated wood, as clean as possible. It does this without any moving cleaning parts, rather it just scrubs away with numerous bristles and moves in cleaning motions. Its algorithmic approach to cleaning makes sure each part of the floor is covered multiple times.The time-lapse above shows the Roomba 230 doing one complete cleaning cycle in a small-ish bathroom. The complete cleaning routine took about 30 minutes and, as you can see, left the room pretty much spotless. If anything it didn’t clean the grout thoroughly, but you need some real elbow grease do to that, which is beyond the capacity of today’s home-use robots. The rest of the floor was thoroughly cleansed with a combination of water and iRobot’s enzymatic cleaner.AdChoices广告If you are curious about the time-lapse, it was taken with a Canon A620 digital camera running the CHDK firmware and an intervalometer application. The only other equipment necessary was a tripod, and then the software tools to combine the 631 images taken for the time-lapse into a video. Adobe’s Premiere Pro does this extremely well, but there are lots of other programs out there that can work with numbered stills.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIn this day and age if you are trying to track someone down then looking for activity online and an associated IP location may be your best bet. But that didn’t happen with Osama Bin Laden even though he regularly sent out emails. So how did he do it?His compound didn’t even have a phone line let alone a dedicated line for broadband, but Bin Laden was in possession of a computer. Instead of hooking up to the web, he decided to remain offline and instead employed a courier to take his emails to a working conenction away from where he was hiding.The communications were loaded on to a USB stick by a trusted person within his network. That stick would then travel to a location where the messages could be sent and then responses were uploaded to the same stick for delivery back to Bin Laden.While this method of communication is slow, it meant there was never any trace of Bin Laden’s location when the messages were sent. However, now he is dead and his computer has been seized, U.S. officials have gained access to thousands of those messages and their responses. There are thought to be more than 100 drives full of this information.For those in contact with Bin Laden it must be a worrying time. The U.S. now has hundreds of email addresses and phone numbers as well as a lot of detail about events that have either taken place or were being planned. Some of that could lead to prosecutions, and at the very least a lot of disruption to the terrorist network.via APlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe best e-readers on the market today still sport a non-color display, but in return you get very long battery life and crisp text almost as if you are reading off a piece of paper.However, color is always going to be an option users want to have, especially if e-readers are to support colorful children’s books, magazines, or become devices more suited to surfing the web. Fujitsu is one company pushing ahead with color e-paper and it has had a color e-reader on sale in Japan since 2009.AdChoices广告The FLEPia, as it is called, offers an 8-inch display capable of 1024 x 768 XGA and 260K colors. The problem with that first attempt color e-paper device was a lack of brightness, washed out colors, and a very slow refresh. So Fujitsu has gone back to the lab and created a second generation of that same display.The latest version is a big step forward. The display is thinner and considerably brighter while retaining the 4,096 color capabilities of the previous generation. Fujitsu also switched from Windows CE to Linux for the underlying OS and increased the processing speed of the device which can now achieve a 0.7 second refresh rate. The 40-hour battery life is also expected to be retained.Here’s an example of the new display next to the pervious generation. It’s clear how much the screen has improved both in terms of brightness and contrast:While the FLEPis e-reader is still not ready for the mass market, it does show that the future is bright for color e-readers that retain the long battery life and thin, light designs, but add that all important color display.via CrunchGearlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDesperate to try the blocky indie sensation Minecraft but can’t afford the $26.95 price tag? “Just pirate it,” says creator Notch, and you can pay him back later if you love it.A gamer asked Markus Persson, aka Notch, if he could have a free account since he couldn’t afford the game. His only alternative, the gamer lamented, was pirating it. Notch responded with the quote above. Buy it when you can afford it if you still like it, he added.The move is the latest in a string of public-facing moments that have satisfied Notch’s fans and followers. Persson’s celebrity has served as a great promotional asset on PC game communities like Steam and Reddit. PC gamers, ever a thrifty bunch, have applauded Notch’s permission for the would-be pirate to become the actual pirate.“Don’t forget to feel bad,” Notch quipped in his tweet.via TwitterBlake’s OpinionGamers, you’ve just been offered free-to-play in a way you may not even recognize.For game publishers, the free-to-play model is based on the assumption that a lot of gamers will play for free, but a few will eventually pay up. That few may even be as small as 1% to 5%. For Notch, if 100 players pirate the game now, maybe 1% to 5% will pay the $26.95 later, when they can honestly afford the expenditure.Rampant retweeting of Notch’s statement shows that PC gamers dig his stance. That’s great, but consider Notch’s situation. Those would-be pirates, or at least their vast majority, would have pirated anyway. His tweet just opens the door for that 1% to 5% to pay up later.Notch deserves all the love he gets from the Minecraft community, but he’s also a shrewd businessman.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe word genius comes to mind after watching the above video. Depicting a fully working computer printer made entirely of Lego, it shows the brilliance of 14-year old Leon Overweel. Known for creating a Skype controlled Lego car that allows anyone in the world with an Internet connection to control it, Overweel is no newcomer to the upper echelons of the Lego scene. By using a Lego Mindstorms kit with a NXT controller, he was able to create a device that makes use of a felt tip pen to create a 50 x 50 pixel image. Called the PriNXT, the working model uses three different motors to control both the head of the printer, and to lift and lower the felt pen. A series of gears and pulleys provides the power needed to make everything function, as well as the NXT module itself. Three different sensors that detect touch, color, and light were included in the design to aid with the PriNXT’s operation. The touch and color sensors serving as guides to tell the printer where to start drawing, with the light detector actually helping to move the pen up and down.Overweel decided to pick one of his favorite Internet tech celebrities as the subject of the first complete drawing with the PriNXT. Taking over ten hours (it’s not fast), the printer takes an image that has been converted to RobotC (a language designed for NXT models) and then reporduces it on a piece of paper. While the result doesn’t rival even older inkjet printers, the image it creates looks enough like the original to be impressive. I can’t wait to see what this kid comes up with next.Read more at World of Mindstorms, via Makelast_img read more

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first_imgWhen you’re away from your family and loved ones, one of the best ways to communicate for free is Skype. With that in mind Claire Delaunay has created Botiful, a mobile robot controlled via Skype and it makes for a much more fun way to remotely communicate with others.A new Kickstarter project, Botiful uses the Skype app on your mobile to communicate with others. Simply plug your mobile into Botiful and your contacts will be alerted you’re online using a robot. When you are in a call with a friend who’s using a robot, an on-screen interface appears, you can use this interface to control the robots movements as well as controlling the phone screen to move it up or down. So you can make Botiful nod its head, dance, or even follow your friend around.It’s not just good for adding a bit of fun and personality to your Skype calls though – Botiful can be used for almost anything you can think of. Whether it’s watching your children, teasing your pets, reaching inaccessible places (i.e under a car) or following a friend around.Botiful is avaliable in white, red, blue or a combination of these colors, the choice is yours when you make a pledge for one. Botiful isn’t a cheap investment though, you’ll have to pledge at least $199 to get your hands on one. Nevertheless, almost half of the $90,000 needed has already been secured and with 27 days to go, Claire will most likely reach her goal.Botiful reminds me of the MKII in Metal Gear Solid 4 and it’s probably the closest anyone will get to owning one. So if you’re away from your kids and want to entertain them, or even if you just want to impress your adult friends, Botiful is a worthy investment.More at Kickstarterlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSpace… the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Google. 46 years ago, an entirely new kind of intense fandom was kicked off with the premiere of the original Star Trek TV series. Google is celebrating in the way it usually does, with a Google Doodle on the homepage.The Doodle has the letters of the Google logo spelled out by the Enterprise’s bridge crew. Uhura is an O, Spock is the G, and so on. Most of the letters are non-interactive, but you can open the turbolift to send Kirk on an away mission with a very nervous “red shirt.” On the planet’s surface, you have to take out Gorn the lizard creature in the usual way (diamond cannon, duh).In case you were wondering how deep the Star Trek geekery at the Googleplex goes, you can click on Uhura to get a soft focus close up that imitates that often used shot on the show. There is also a console you can click on that plays the classic Enterprise sound effects. I won’t ruin all the surprises, but there are some tribbles to be found in the Doodle as well (it’s not in the video above).The Doodle will be around all day Saturday, but come Sunday it will disappear. However, it will forever be accessible by visiting the Google Doodle archive allowing you to play around with it whenever you need a Star Trek hit.via Washington Postlast_img read more