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Day: September 21, 2020

The untouched Maya World

The untouched Maya World

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Archaeologists have suspected there was more to Tikal, El Zotz and Holmul. But it wasn’t until recently that proof came – in the form of Lidar, a type of remote sensing technology. By Amanda Ruggeri 15 September 2020 There is no path through the jungle. Every step requires navigation: winding around a tree; stepping over a root; ducking under a branch. In front of me, a man swings a machete, trying to cut an easier path. “Don’t touch anything,” my guide, José María Anavisca, warns me. You can’t be sure what snake or spider or other creature might be on a branch or tree. Despite my caution, I soon feel a sensation on my back, somewhere between being pricked and electrified, and wriggle in shock. “An ant,” Anavisca says knowingly. I hope he’s right. Whatever it is, it’s dropped ...
The Xbox’s redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

The Xbox’s redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

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Just in time for Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders. Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic33m ago 0Comments 55Shares  Microsoft With less than 24-hours before Microsoft starts taking Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders, the redesigned Microsoft Store on Xbox is now available to all users — though not without some launch day issues. The product of what the company says is years of development, the updated marketplace brings with it a couple of notable enhancements to the experience of buying content on an Xbox. One of those is enhanced speed, with Microsoft saying the new interface loads in under two seconds in most instances. The company has also tweaked the storefront to make it easier to see what games your friends are playing, as we...
Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use

Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use

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It's not perfect and it's pricey, but it's better than basically every other MIDI guitar. Terrence O'Brien, @TerrenceOBrien9h ago 2Comments 71Shares  Key Specs The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name implies a guitar. But to be clear, if you’re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It’s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decent enough. And the humbuckers, with their ability to be split and used as single coils, deliver a decent range of tones. But it’s definitely not $800 worth of pure guitar. No, what sets the instrument apart is the hex pickup mounted at the bridge and Jamstick’s onboard processing algorithms that turn this kind of pedestrian, rebadged travel guitar&...
VIVO V20 PRO PASSES BY GEEKBENCH WITH SNAPDRAGON 765G AND 8GB OF RAM

VIVO V20 PRO PASSES BY GEEKBENCH WITH SNAPDRAGON 765G AND 8GB OF RAM

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 MARCO LANCASTER SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Back in the last year, Vivo promised to greatly expand its offer of 5G smartphones in the market. So far, the company has been honoring this commitment with a growing portfolio of fifth-gen-network capable devices in the most distinct price ranges. Now, a new member is coming through the Vivo V20 series. The Chinese maker is all set to introduce a new lineup of smartphones in the form of Vivo V20, V20 SE and Vivo V20 Pro. A couple of hours before the announcement, the Vivo V20 Pro decided to pay a visit to Geekbench database with Vivo 2018 and premium mid-range specifications.  The leaked benchmark listing reveals some “premium-mid-range” specs like the Snapdragon 765G and 8GB of RAM. This chipset so far has been t...
LG W11 APPEARS ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTING, IT’S THE REAL NAME OF THE LG K31S

LG W11 APPEARS ON GOOGLE PLAY LISTING, IT’S THE REAL NAME OF THE LG K31S

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 MARCO LANCASTER SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 LG really is taking 2020 seriously. First of all, the company decided to kill its aging LG G-series in favor of a new refreshed design language in the form of LG Velvet. Just recently, the company unveiled the LG Wing which is, so far, the company’s most innovative handsets to the date with a swivelling display. However, the company knows that the market is made of more than “unusual” handsets or flagships. For that reason, it revealed a couple of new mid-range devices today for Latin America. Now, the company seems to be preparing a new mid-range phone dubbed LG W11. The device has made its way through Google Play Console which reveals some of its key specifications. The new handset is paired with the MediaTek Helio P22...
China military PR film mocked over ‘Hollywood clips’

China military PR film mocked over ‘Hollywood clips’

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9 hours ago Image captionThe military propaganda video was launched over the weekend A Chinese military propaganda video simulating a bombing raid used clips from Hollywood blockbusters, including Transformers and The Rock, reports say. The video shows nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be a US military base on the Pacific island of Guam. The video was viewed nearly five million times on China's Sina Weibo microblogging platform. But many users mocked its apparent use of scenes from Hollywood movies.  "It's fortunate that China has no issues with copyright," one joked.  "Stealing from another American film? I just... haha" wrote another user, while a third said: "Don't use clips from these awful countries. People l...
India: Baby dies after man ‘cuts pregnant wife’s belly’

India: Baby dies after man ‘cuts pregnant wife’s belly’

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Published10 hours ago image captionThe injured woman after the attack Police in India say a pregnant woman whose belly was allegedly cut open with a sickle by her husband has given birth to a stillborn boy.The woman's family has alleged that the man attacked her because he wanted to check the baby's gender. They say the couple have five daughters and the man has been putting pressure on his wife to deliver a son.The man, who has been arrested, has denied intentionally hurting his wife, saying instead that it was an accident. The incident took place in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state in the north of the country. Police officials told the BBC that the injured wife was in a stable condition in a hospital in the capital, Delhi, and that her husband ha...
Cameroon soldiers jailed for killing women and children

Cameroon soldiers jailed for killing women and children

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Published5 hours ago Four Cameroonian soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years for their roles in shooting dead two women and two children in 2015.The killings were captured on a video that circulated in 2018, which showed the victims being hooded and shot. The government initially dismissed the footage as "fake news", but later arrested seven soldiers.An investigation by BBC Africa Eye showed that the incident happened in a village in the far north of Cameroon. It also identified three of the soldiers who pulled the trigger. In the video, the soldiers are seen accusing the women of involvement with Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group whose insurgency in neighbouring Nigeria had spread across the border. The victims, who included a baby tied to one of the women's backs...
Tiada transmiter pengesan kecemasan dikesan di lokasi pesawat terhempas – CAAM

Tiada transmiter pengesan kecemasan dikesan di lokasi pesawat terhempas – CAAM

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Oleh MAISARAH SHEIKH RAHIM21 September 2020, 9:17 pm Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram PUTRAJAYA: Sistem Pihak Berkuasa Penerbangan Awam Malaysia (CAAM) tidak mengesan pengaktifan transmiter pengesan kecemasan (ELT) di sekitar kawasan berhampiran Tanjung Bunga, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang yang didakwa menjadi lokasi sebuah pesawat ringan terhempas semalam. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Kapten Chester Voo berkata, hasil pemeriksaan pihaknya mendapati semua penerbangan termasuk penerbangan persendirian yang beroperasi semalam telah berlepas dan mendarat dengan selamat. “CAAM ingin memaklumkan bahawa sistem kami tidak mengesan ELT di sekitar kawasan yang dilaporkan. “ELT adalah alat yang menyiarkan isyarat khas pada frekuensi yang...
Ratu Elizabeth ucap takziah keluarga Awang Raweng

Ratu Elizabeth ucap takziah keluarga Awang Raweng

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September 21, 2020 @ 11:36pm Wakil dari Kerajaan British memberi penghormatan terakhir kepada pahlawan negara, mendiang Datuk Awang Raweng. - Foto Nadim Bokhari KUCHING: Ratu Britain, Elizabeth II dan kerajaannya, hari ini menzahirkan ucapan takziah kepada keluarga pahlawan negara, mendiang Datuk Awang Raweng yang meninggal dunia pada usia 104 tahun, Jumaat lalu. Kapten Kumpulan Penasihat Pertahanan Suruhanjaya Tinggi Britain, Simon Hindmarsh menyampaikan pesanan raja kepada keluarga itu pada upacara pengebumian mendiang Awang di Makam Pahlawan di sini hari ini. Bercakap kepada pemberita selepas upacara itu, Hindmarsh berkata beliau mendapat tahu mengenai pemergian bekas anggota Iban tracker itu semalam dan segera memberi keutamaan untuk datang ke negeri ini, untuk memberi pen...