Irfan Smajlagic beaten up at the training session of his club

The coach of Bosna Sarajevo, former Egypt national coach and legendary player from the time of Yugoslavia and later, Croatia, Irfan Smajlagic (49) was beaten up in the training of his team at Sunday! This shocking news were published by sportsport.ba, most popular sports website in Bosna and Herzegovina in a form of unofficial information.More precise, on Sunday’s training session Smajlagic had a conflict with the left back Risto Arnaudovski. Verbal discussion was followed by physical contact and Smajlagic was beaten. Police had to come in the end to solve the situation.Media expecting more official information from the Police and club representatives.Risto Arnaudovski wasn’t in the squad at the last match of Bosna in Champions League in Romania (HCM Constanta won 26:25). Reasons are not clear, because he wasn’t injured during this time.Last season, many players had a problem with Smajlagic’s “way of discipline”. For example, Nebojsa Golic and Adnan Jaskic. ← Previous Story Lazovic and Antequera mutually terminated contract Next Story → Chaos in the Macedonian National team Irfan SmajlagicIrfan Smajlagic beatenRisto Arnaudovski read more

Your opinion HSV to beat Celje PL

Most of the Handball-Planet.com fans think that HSV is absolut favourite in the matches with Celje PL: ← Previous Story Sead Hasanefendic new GWD Minden coach! Next Story → EHF CL TOP 16: HSV storm over “Zlatorog” – Outstanding Mackovsek! HSV wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (39%, 124 Votes)HSV wins both matches – cum. advantage over +10 (31%, 97 Votes)HSV progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (18%, 57 Votes)Celje PL progress – 1:1 wins (more goals) (7%, 23 Votes)Celje PL wins both matches – cum. advantage less than +10 (3%, 9 Votes)Celje PL wins both matches – cum. advantage over +10 (2%, 5 Votes)Total Voters: 315 Celje PL VS HSVHSV HandballRK Celje Pivovarna LaskoRK Celje PL read more

Seasonending injury for Jan Stehlik

← Previous Story Alexandros Vasilakis signs for HBW Balingen Next Story → NO EUROPEAN FINAL IN DOHA: Al Sadd beat Flensburg! handballjan stehlikst raphael A ligaments rupture in the right knee is most likely the cause for the season ending injury for St Raphael’s player – Jan Stehlik. The Czech international suffered this in the friendly against PSG Handball, and the additional screenings have revealed a more serious injury, giving a blow to the ambitions of St Raphael this season on the right back position. read more

VOX POPULI Who will win DKB Bundesliga 20152016

3.Flensburg-H.272133805:67145 Who will win DKB Bundesliga 2015/2016? The world’s best handball league coming to the final stage with three teams who have almost equal chances to win the “most important trophy” even more prestigious than EHF Champions League one. 1.Rhein-Neckar282404801:61848 ← Previous Story Kristianstad and Alingsas for Swedish title! Next Story → Budapest celebrate Beach Handball this summer. draw on Thursday! Who will win DKB Bundesliga 2015/2016? THW Kiel Rhein Neckar Lowen SG FlensburgView Results 2.Kiel272223828:69346  Loading …Rhein-Neckar Löwen11.05. 20:45 : SC DHfK Leipzig        vs. Rhein-Neckar Löwen22.05. 17:30 : HSG Wetzlar            vs. Rhein-Neckar Löwen29.05. 17:15 : Rhein-Neckar Löwen     vs. TSV Hannover-Burgdorf05.06. 15:00 : TuS N-Lübbecke         vs. Rhein-Neckar LöwenTHW Kiel11.05. 19:00: SC Magdeburg           vs. THW Kiel 15.05. 17:15: THW Kiel               vs. SG Flensburg-Handewitt22.05. 15:00: MT Melsungen           vs. THW Kiel01.06. 20:45: ThSV Eisenach          vs. THW Kiel05.06. 15:00: THW Kiel               vs. TVB 1898 StuttgartSG Flensburg-Handewitt11.05. 20:15: MT Melsungen           vs. SG Flensburg-Handewitt  15.05. 17:15: THW Kiel               vs  SG Flensburg-Handewitt21.05. 15:00: SG Flensburg-Handewitt vs. ThSV Eisenach29.05. 15:00: TVB 1898 Stuttgart     vs. SG Flensburg-Handewitt    05.06. 15:00: SG Flensburg-Handewitt vs. Bergischer HC DKB Bundesliga 2015/2016 read more

Orlen Wisla Plock to sign Ziga Mlakar

Jose MlakarOrlen Wisla PlockŠime IvićZiga Mlakar One of the guys who “exploded” in current season of VELUX EHF Champions League, Slovenian right back Ziga Mlakar, will join Polish second best team – Orlen Wisla Plock. According several Polish and Balkan sources, the 27-years old lefthander of RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko will leave team from “Zlatorog” hall at the end of his current contract in summer 2018.The Polish team has two lefthanders on right back position which contracts are valid until the end of season – Sime Ivic and Jose Toledo.PHOTO: RK Celje PL ← Previous Story THW KIEL: “Duvnjak in the line-up in December” Next Story → ROMANIA: Steaua beat Dinamo Bucuresti to overtake first place read more

Man dies as storms batter UK

first_imgA MAN DIED after his mobility scooter fell into the River Thames today, police said, as dozens of flood warnings remained in place across Britain.The 47-year-old was pulled from the river near Oxford, south England, after he fell in while trying to avoid a flooded pathway.Police are treating his death as unexplained.More than 200 homes along the west coast of Britain have been flooded after heavy rains, strong winds and high tides hit the country over recent days.Around 70 flood warnings remain in place with more stormy weather forecast.“The risk of flooding to the coast will continue over the next few days, especially on the south and west coast and along the Severn estuary,” said Environment Agency spokesman Jonathan Day.Rescuers are still searching for 18-year-old Harry Martin, who disappeared after going to take photographs of stormy seas in Devon, southwest England, on Thursday.- © AFP, 2014 Read: Storm a-brewin’: Met Éireann upgrades weather warning ahead of Atlantic stormGallery: Battered: Your pictures of how the storm took its tolllast_img read more

Harris Former CRC chair Goulding still has questions to answer

first_imgWhy was Kiely never asked to take a pay-cut by the Board of the CRC?How did Goulding not know for a significant period of time [what] Mr Kiely’s salary [was]?How did Goulding “manage to preside over an organisation which managed to have €12 million in reserve and yet refused to provide some of the service necessary to its clients”?Why do “we have no information on what Goulding, and his colleagues on the board did, in relation to HSE letters they received warning them that they were not in in compliance”?In relation to the transfer of money from a charity account, the Friends and Supporters of the CRC, to Kiely, does Goulding view this as an acceptable transfer and did he seek advice in relation to the legality of the issue?Harris described Goulding’s comments in relation to the confidentiality agreement as “simply not credible”.“The minutes of the board meeting on 25 March 2013 make clear reference to the fact that a legally-binding confidentiality agreement was to be put in place. Considering Mr Goulding was the chairperson of the board who made a presentation on Mr Kiely’s retirement package, how can he claim that the confidentiality agreement was merely something that was put in without being requested, when it was recorded in the board minutes?” asked Harris, adding “he needs to clarify this”.Harris said that Goulding, and his colleagues, need to outline to the committee how they arrived at the final sum given to Kiely, and what advice they sought in this regard.The TD wants Goulding and his colleagues to provide more information on the appointment of Kiely’s successor, Brian Conlon.Finally, Harris said that he wants to know if the CRC board was unified in its approach that Kiely must depart the organisation.“It is absolutely vital that these individuals now come before the Public Accounts Committee, we also need to see the Remuneration Committee meeting minutes which relate to Mr Kiely’s departure,” said Harris.He also called for more minutes of board meetings that took place before and after the meeting of 25 March 2013 to be made available to the PAC.Read: Cowen: Kiely had no ‘hand, act or part’ in running of FF> HAMILTON GOULDING, THE former chair of the Central Remedial Clinic, still ‘has 10 questions to answer’ following an interview this morning, according to Fine Gael TD and Public Accounts Committee member, Simon Harris.Goulding spoke on This Week on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning, but Harris said that there are still “a number of outstanding questions” that he needs to answer.Deputy Harris called on Goulding to make available to the committee all documentation and material he possesses in relation to board minutes, board agendas and any supporting documentation relating to the governance of the organisation, former CEO Paul Kiely’s pay-off and the transfer of hundreds of thousands of euro from a charity account to meet this payment.Among the questions that Harris wants answers to are:last_img read more

Your Ross Kemp at a loyalist protest pictures of the day

first_imgHE’S COME A long way from Walford.Having travelled the world, from Afghanistan to Africa and India, Ross Kemp’s Extreme World has led him closer to home, with tonight’s episode set to show last year’s Twelfth of July marches in the Ardoyne area of Belfast.Pictures released from the filming show the former Grant Mitchell wearing what appears to be a skateboard helmet and paintball goggles as an injured PSNI officer is carried away from the scene of rioting.Other pictures show Kemp posing with an Orangeman and being generally laissez faire about the whole thing while slouching against a riot van. Kemp told TV3′s Ireland AM last month that people from England had very little grasp of the Troubles, but added that the Belfast he had seen now was a world away from the one he had visited in the early 90s.“I still think it’s worth saying and celebrating the fact that I think Northern Ireland, and I went to Northern Ireland during the Troubles, that it’s a very different place and a far better place than it was.”All pics: Paul Faith/PA WireRoss Kemp’s Extreme World airs tonight at 9pm on Sky1 HDRead: Ross Kemp to investigate ‘extreme world’ of The Troubleslast_img read more

Here is the weeks news skewed

first_imgIS THE NEWS getting you down? Current affairs causing a frown? Satirical site The Mire has an alternative angle on the week’s hot topics…New political party now most popular in IrelandMonday, 18 FebruaryA new political party is taking Ireland by storm and is now the most popular party in the country.Little is known about the background of the party or its charismatic young leader Micheál Martin.“Martin is a mysterious figure. Nothing is known about him except that he was a Cabinet Minister between 1997 and 2011 in governments that ruined the country,” our political analyst said.“He’s exactly what the country needs – a fresh start with a fresh face,” he added.Martin’s party is called Fianna Fáil which is believed to be Irish for ‘same shit different day’.Gerry Adams’ teddy bear was senior figure in Provisional IRATuesday, 19 FebruaryA soft toy belonging to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was a senior figure in the Provisional IRA.“It’s all the talk in toy town,” a soft toy source said.It is thought that Adams was completely unaware that Ted, a teddy bear, was Officer Commanding of the Belfast Brigade of the IRA during the darkest days of the troubles.Mr Adams himself has consistently denied having been a member of the IRA.“This explains a lot. It was Ted all along. Gerry wasn’t lying. He was blinded by love, just another lovesick fool who trusted his teddy,” the source said.“Gerry was duped. He loved that teddy. He still does.”Today’s marginalised now hopeful of State apology by 2063Wednesday, 20 FebruaryThe State apology to survivors of the Magdalene laundries has offered hope to many of the people currently marginalised in Irish society.“It means a lot to us,” an asylum seeker kept in direct provision said. “We now think we might get a State apology too… by about 2063.”“It will make the institutionalisation worthwhile.”“Some of us might even be alive to hear the apology,” a child in State care said.Elderly people abused in nursing homes skipped lightly with the aid of their zimmer frames.“Our grandchildren could get to hear an apology,” one said as she fell over when a carer took her zimmer frame. “Oh happy day.”Shock as judge in Pistorius case never charged with murderThursday, 21 FebruaryIt would appear that the judge handling the Oscar Pistorius bail hearing has never faced murder charges.Early this morning it emerged that the lead detective in the case Hilton Botha faces seven attempted murder charges from 2011. It now seems that he has been taken off the case.“As things stand we’ve no reason to think that the judge faces murder charges but life is full of surprises,” an observer said.The case has not gone to trial yet. When it does it could feature vampires and zombies.“Anything’s possible mate,” the observer observed. “I hope it rains giant frogs. I like giant frogs.”Poll recommends housing pregnant women togetherFriday, 22 FebruaryA poll has found that pregnant women would be happier housed together in dormitories and given menial work to do.The survey, conducted for an anti-abortion group, said such measures would reduce the likelihood of contemplating suicide and/or having an abortion.“Exhausting work would make the women happier as their minds would be less likely to wander (think),” a spokesman for the group said.“They could do laundry work for example. It’s a wonder no one thought of it before.”Read previous week’s editions of The Mire’s Not the News >last_img read more

Lunchtime Fix 6 things you need to know

first_img Source: GoodLaughz.com4. The situation in Iraq has got so tense that even Iran and the US are considering talking to each other about it. Need to catch up? Our explainer is here. And news of those horrific photos that emerged yesterday is here. Source: AP Photo via militants’ website5. Manchester Fire Service has released previously unseen images of the devastation after the 1996 IRA bombing of the city.6. Let’s finish on some good news. The sun is coming. Be careful out there, folks. Source: ImgurRead all of today’s news here> WHAT’S THE STORY?1. Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and has left hospital. The F1 champion now starts his “long phase of rehabilitation”. Source: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images2. International media outlets are pointing to Ireland’s tax laws (again). Reuters says Medtronic’s €32 billion buy-out of Covidien is “the latest move by US firms to harvest lower corporate tax rates”.3. The banking inquiry is still all over the place. Micheál Martin now wants a judge-led probe, while Sinn Féin still wants to boot two senators off it.last_img read more

Customers in a nowin situation with electricity levy

first_imgTHE LEVY ON electricity bills announced yesterday has been described as a “regressive tax” that will put a financial burden on vulnerable people, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has said.It described the increase in the 2014/2015 Public Service Obligation Levy (PSO) on electricity bills announced by Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) as “even greater than proposed by the Regulator just two months ago”.“The proposal at the beginning of June was to raise €327.7m. The levy announced today will raise €335.4m,” said SVP.The CER said that the next levy period runs from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.Vulnerable customersThe society said this will add €21.50 per year to the average household electricity bill and will substantially increase costs to SMEs and larger electricity users.The PSO levy for 2014/2015 will now be €64.37 per customer. This is more than three times the levy, €19.33 announced by CER this time three years ago. This is clearly out of proportion to the ability to pay of low income customers and can be viewed as a regressive tax.SVP said it believes customers are “in a no-win situation” with the PSO.John-Mark McCafferty, SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, said that the biggest single driver for this proposed increase, among the lower running of a gas plant (Tynagh) and more renewable generation, is lower wholesale electricity prices.Herein lies the irony for SVP: higher wholesale electricity prices mean higher unit prices for customers as these are passed on; yet when wholesale electricity prices drop (circa 9% year on year), customers pay anyway because the PSO plants need to be compensated for the lower money they are predicted to get from the market.Read: ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants>last_img read more

China places official death toll of gang attack at 96

first_imgCHINESE STATE MEDIA has said that 37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” were killed in an attack earlier in the week in Xinjiang, home to China’s mainly Muslim Uighur minority.The total toll makes the incident by far the bloodiest since rioting involving Uighurs and members of China’s Han majority killed around 200 people in the regional capital Urumqi in 2009.Police had arrested 215 “terrorists” while 13 civilians were also wounded in Monday’s attack on a police station and government offices in Shache county, or Yarkand in the Uighur language, in Kashgar prefecture, according to the official Xinhua news agency.Latest violent attackIt was the latest in a series of violent incidents over recent months in and connected with the vast resource-rich region, where rights groups accuse China’s government of cultural and religious repression they say fuels unrest.News of the clash first emerged late on Tuesday when Xinhua reported that dozens of people had been killed or wounded by knife-wielding assailants.In its report Sunday, Xinhua said that 35 of the dead civilians were Han Chinese while two were Uighurs.“A gang armed with knives and axes attacked a police station and government offices,” it said, with some later moving on to another township, “attacking civilians and smashing vehicles as they passed”.The gangsters also set roadblocks and stopped vehicles passing by, before slashing passengers indiscriminately and forcing civilians to join them in the terror attack.Officers had confiscated knives from the scene as well as “banners that hailed holy war”.The news agency cited the government as saying investigations showed the attack was “organised and premeditated”, and “in connection with the terrorist group East Turkestan Islamic Movement” (ETIM).Information in Xinjiang, in China’s far west, is often difficult to verify independently, and many foreign analysts doubt ETIM’s capacities.Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress (WUC), accused Beijing’s security forces of using submachine guns and sniper rifles, leading to “huge casualties”.“China has distorted the incident and claimed terrorism in order to cover up the truth, which is that they opened fire to repress Uighurs,” he said in a statement emailed to AFP. Uighurs living in Turkey set on fire a representation of a Chinese flag outside the Chinese consulate in Istanbul. Source: AP Photo/Emrah GurelBeijing has blamed violent separatists from Xinjiang for a series of attacks which have grown in scale and sophistication over the last year and have spread outside the region.Among the most shocking were a May assault on a market in Urumqi, where 39 people were killed, and a deadly rampage by knife-wielding assailants at a train station at Kunming in China’s southwest in March, which left 29 dead.The violence has also included a fiery crash at Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s symbolic heart, in October, that killed two tourists and the three people in the vehicle, all from the same family.On Friday, police in Xinjiang shot dead nine suspected terrorists and captured one, according to Xinhua.- © AFP, 2014Read: Child labour allegations lands Samsung in hot water >last_img read more

Japanese plant timelapses are a bit creepy oddly fascinating

first_imgIf you’ve ever watched a nature video you’ll know that one of the most popular uses for time-lapse photography is displaying the growth of plants. After all, what time-lapses do best is get something very slow, even imperceptibly slow, and speed them up so that we we can observe changes.The growth of plants–something that we know happens, but does so at a rate that is too slow for us to appreciate–has an almost magical effect in time-lapse but it turns out that it can be as creepy as it is interesting. The video above of a blossoming chrysanthemum is from the Action Plant series, which covers the flora of Japan’s Kōchi prefecture. The videos of the plants are incredible, but the black backgrounds and discordant music give them an eerie feeling, as it something preternatural was going on.AdChoices广告Here is the oddest of the bunch, the snake gourd flower:And, still cool but less creepy, the soy bean:Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t watch these without thinking they were shot for laser disc.ODAKATOSHIO’s channel via Pink Tentaclelast_img read more

EA has next Xbox hardware Microsoft to reveal at E3

first_imgWhen Nintendo confirmed E3 would be the event where the Wii 2 is being unveiled, we thought it was a clever move that would see the company have a clear run for a couple of years. Added to that the rumor it is a very powerful machine and it could leave the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the dust. But that may no longer be the case, and Microsoft could be about to cause a major upset come this June.Develop has been told that EA is already in possession of the successor to the Xbox 360 and is doing some early development tests with it. As with all early hardware builds, the next Xbox currently takes the form of a PC desktop case, but what’s inside is the hardware that will be inside Microsoft’s next console.The same source also believes that Microsoft is aiming for an end of 2012 launch date, which would put it in direct competition with the Wii 2. Worse news for Nintendo comes in the form of a potential surprise reveal during E3 next month.For gamers this is great news. Two new consoles being revealed at E3 will certainly generate some excitement, especially if one clearly out performs, or out innovates, the other. Whether Microsoft planned this all along and Nintendo suprised them with a Wii 2 announcement, or the Xbox Next plans have been rethought due to the Wii 2 we don’t know. We are just really looking forward to E3 now.As is usually the case, Microsoft and EA are saying nothing. But if this is true then it puts Microsoft and Nintendo as the two competing console brands with Sony in the background. With Sony’s security woes at the moment I doubt this is what they will want to hear about its competitors.Read more at Developlast_img read more

Fake Apple Store is so believable even the employees think they work

first_imgAfter a trip to New York City’s ChinaTown as a young teenager, I walked away with a $15 Gucci watch which I flaunted in front of all my friends back home when I returned. One friend pointed out that the “G” looked more like a “C,” which was rather embarrassing. However, the point is that some knockoffs are very believable. A counterfeit Apple Store in China has done such a good job at making itself look like the real thing that even the employees think they work at a real Apple Store.The fake Apple Store is located in Kunming, a city in the southwestern part of China. There are only four Apple stores in China, a country with a population of 1.34 billion people. To put that into perspective, there are four Apple Stores in New York City with a population of 8.17 million people, and those are crowded enough as it is.Needless to say, the need for Apple stores in China is great, so fake stores have been popping up. Many of them are obviously not genuine, like the “Apple Stoer,” which intentionally misspells its name. However, the store in Kunming does nothing to distinguish itself from a full-on Apple retail store. The store’s employees wear blue Apple shirts with the white Mac Logo and the white Apple name tags, and the store itself has Apple’s signature spiral staircase, acrylic product information panels, and Apple-looking posters.The store was originally discovered by an expatriate blogger that goes by the moniker BirdAbroad. And, although it might not be an official Apple Store, an employee said the store sells genuine Apple products at the same price as is advertised on Apple’s website.BirdAbroad said that the staff she spoke to seemed to believe they were employed by Apple. However, the Wall Street Journal spoke to one employee that said he knew the store wasn’t a real Apple Store, but as long as they were selling real Apple products so that customers didn’t come back angry, he really didn’t care.So what will happen to the Kunming store now that Apple has most likely caught wind of this? The store may try to become a part of Apple’s network of authorized resellers, but it’s doubtful that Apple will give it the OK after the store acted under the guise of an official Apple Store this whole time.As we know, Apple doesn’t usually take kindly to any sort of intellectual property or patent infringements, which has been most recently battled in court with HTC and Samsung.Luckily for China, Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that handles the majority of Apple product manufacturing, recently announced it will spend $1.6 billion US to open its own chain of stores in China selling Apple products. Not only will this provide more official Apple retail outlets for the people of China, but it also gives Foxconn a double whammy in terms of its profits. The company’s total revenue last year was $6.63 billion, and Foxconn has admitted that the manufacturing of Apple devices just doesn’t bring in that much profit. The stores will help Foxconn make up for some of the loss of profit.via Wall Street Journallast_img read more

Google launches the Dead Sea Scrolls online project

first_imgThe Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most valuable religious texts known to man. Discovered between 1947 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran, they form the oldest known versions of Biblical documents and take the form of 972 texts. Their age dates them at somewhere between 150 BCE and 70CE when they were hidden in caves to prevent the Roman armies from discovering them. That they survived so long is incredible.Due to the age of the documents, and the fact they have been written on parchment and papyrus, it’s understandable the fragile originals are kept at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem in a sealed container. If you want to see them, until now you had to go visit.Gaining access to the original texts has now become a lot easier due to a new project launched by Google called the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Five of the scrolls have been digitized using high resolution 1,200 megapixel photographs captured by renowned photographer Ardon Bar-Hama.As well as being able to view the texts in great detail, there’s also a translation feature on the site presenting the original Hebrew in English. There’s also a search feature based on keywords and passages from the text, and you can leave comments for others to read.Google is taking care of hosting all the data for this project in its ongoing bid to make the world’s information accessible to all. Behind the website and high resolution images you will find Google Storage and Google App Engine hard at work serving up the data for what must already be a very popular destination.Read more at The Official Google Bloglast_img read more

Geek deals 20 off Lenovo IdeaPad U410 ultrabook

first_imgWhen Apple took the market by storm with their ultra-thin aluminum laptops, PC manufacturers were, in a sense, caught with their pants down. While there were thin & light PC laptops available, they all tended to be lacking in one way or another; whether it was battery life, weight, or ports. After that point Intel stepped in to take matters into its own hands in 2011.The result was the Ultrabook specification. Like with its previous technology marketing efforts, a la Centrino, Intel would put a lot of marketing effort (and dollars) behind this new platform, but partners have to meet certain requirements with their hardware. The first generation Ultrabooks, built on the Sandy Bridge processors, were more of a first step than Intel’s dream laptop. The 2nd generation Ultrabooks, just now available with Ivy Bridge processors, are noticeably improved and the final results are rather impressive. Check out Intel’s Ultrabook requirements:CULV Ivy Bridge processor (17W TDP)Thickness: 18mm for <13.3-inch, 21mm for 14-inch or greater, 23mm for convertible tabletsMinimum battery life: 5 hours7 second resume from hibernateSSD with minimum 80MB/s transfer rateUSB 3.0Lenovo’s new IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook meets all of these requirements and then some. Lenovo calls for up to 8 hours of battery life, which even if that’s overblown by 20% is still well over 6 hours of runtime. And that’s not even using the integrated HD 4000 GPU that most Ultrabooks resort to; the U410 packs an NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB graphics card. When you consider that’s running a 14-inch LCD on the latest technology with a battery that must fit in a 0.8-inch / 4 lb chassis, it is rather impressive.The U410 doesn’t disappoint anywhere else either, four USB ports (two of which are 3.0 spec), media card reader, and HDMI output. While it unsurprisingly lacks an optical drive, the U410 does still retain an Ethernet port. Audio should be decent with two 2W speakers that get a nice quality boost from Dolby Home Theater technology (the same found on my ThinkPad, offering fully customizable sound profiles).For a limited time you can get the U410 with a 20% off coupon starting at $759 with a 2nd gen Core i3 CPU. Bumping up to the 3rd gen Core i5 will run you $799 and give you a choice between two stunning colors: Sapphire Blue or Ruby Red.Visit LogicBuy for the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14-inch ultrabooklast_img read more

Nexus 7 teardown finds easy to repair tablet

first_imgAs is now regular for all new gadgets that hit the market, iFixit get their hands on one and swiftly disassemble the device. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is now exception, and unlike the new iPad, there’s some good news for anyone wanting to keep this 7-inch device working for many years to come.Taking the Nexus 7 apart requires a plastic opening tool and a Phillips screwdriver. That’s it. iFixit point out the Google tablet is just 1mm thicker than the iPad, which is negligible, but makes for a device that is really easy to open. Inside there’s just Philips #00 screws holding everything together–again, an easy screw to work with.If you were wondering why the Nexus 7 doesn’t get that hot even though it runs the rather powerful Tegra 3 chipset, it’s because Google didn’t skimp on cooling. There’s not lots of thermal paste inside this device. Google and Asus instead opted for sheets of copper alloy, which is surprising considering this is a $200 tablet.An easy to open case, no security screws, and sheets of cooling copper rather than glued-on thermal paste mean one thing: this tablet is really easy to repair. You can easily switch out the battery for a replacement unit, and that’s true of every part except the 7-inch display. Asus chose to fuse the panel to the Corning glass, meaning you will have to replace the whole unit if it gets damaged.Even so, compared to Apple’s tablet this is a dream to work with and you can buy safe in the knowledge that if a problem occurs with any component other than the display, there’s an easy repair job ahead.Read more at iFixitlast_img read more

Cooler Masters vapor chamber CPU cooler inspired by muscle cars

first_imgCPU cooler seem to get increasingly bigger in order to offer more cooling and/or lower levels of noise. Many of these massive coolers can be quite ugly beasts, but that doesn’t really matter when they are tucked away inside a case. However, Cooler Master has decided to offer a high performance air cooling solution that also looks the part.The design of the Cooler Master V8 GTS has been inspired by muscle cars, which is plain to see. This huge cooler weighs a total of 964 grams including the fans, and measures 154 x 150 x 166mm. That size and weight is warranted due to the inclusion of three triple tower aluminum fin heatsinks, eight heatpipes, two 140mm fans, and takes advantage of Horizontal Vapor Chamber technology to dissipate heat 8x faster and avoid CPU hotspots.The end result is an air cooler capable of dissipating thermal loads of 250W that’s compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3 /AM2 CPUs. If you have a window in your case, you’ll also appreciate the red LEDs attached to the fans and the dustproof claim Coller Master makes. Noise is also limited to a maximum of 36dBA while airflow is rated at between 28 and 82CFM depending on the fan speed.The V8 GTS will be available next month and costs $99. Be sure to check compatibility with your motherboard and case before purchasing, though. CPU coolers of this size have a tendency to interfere with RAM modules and typically need a fatter case to sit inside.last_img read more

Geek deals 950 Core i7 desktop with 23inch IPS monitor

first_imgOur other top deals:Ends today: Seagate Central 4TB Network Storage System with automatic backup & media streaming for $179.99 + free shipping (reg. $269.99 | use coupon EMCYTZT4088)Refurb Linksys Wireless-N Range Extender/Bridge (RE1000) for $44.99 + free shipping (reg. $69.99 | use coupon HSRMACCS10)Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray for $25.99 + free shipping (reg. $57.99) The launch of Intel’s Haswell platform has gone really well, at least from the perspective of our deal hunters. When the new systems launched with pricing equal to or better than the last gen Ivy Bridge models, we declared that a great value for all shoppers.Now we have a new level of hotness for these Haswell systems: not only is the desktop cheaper than you can build on your own, but today’s bundle deal includes a premium monitor and drops the price of the bundle even lower. You get the feature-packed XPS 8700 with 4th gen Core i7 and a 23-inch IPS monitor for only $948.99.The XPS 8700 is no stranger to our deal lists, offering a premium chassis and solid feature set at a rather low cost. Today’s deal includes the quad-core Core i7-4770, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Radeon HD 7570 1GB graphics. The piano black chassis has a load of premium features including front USB and audio ports, a plethora of USB 3.0 ports, dual video outputs, and more. Warranty coverage is rather impressive with one year of in-home service, accidental damage coverage, and 24×7 tech support.With the addition of the monitor in this deal, you have everything needed to get up-and-running with a single order. The UltraSharp U2312HM included in this bundle is from their professional line of monitors, sporting a wide color gamut IPS LCD panel. It serves up 1080p resolution on a fully adjustable stand and even comes with its own 3 year advance exchange warranty.This bundle deal saves you hundreds off the list price of each model separately and even beats the best sale prices we’ve seen by some change too. You probably ought to hurry though, as these bundle offers don’t tend to last long.Dell XPS 8700 desktop + 23-inch U2312HM IPS monitor for $948.99 + free shipping (reg. $1174.98)last_img read more