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  • Apart from a host of laptops and tablets, Asus has also amped up its Republic of Gamers product lineup at Computex 2017 in Taipei. This includes the "world’s slimmest gaming laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080", the Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI), and a new ROG Swift PG35VQ gaming monitor as well. At the ROG Computex event, Asus also unveiled a colourful Strix Fusion headset and a slick USB monitor called ZenScreen as well.Starting with the big news, Asus’s ROG Zephyrus is a laptop built for gamers and is thinner than all the ROG laptops launched before. It boasts of high-end gaming hardware with support for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, seventh generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and it ships with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. During intensive gaming sessions, Asus claims the ROG Zephyrus maintains its temperature with a new 'Active Aerodynamic System' air-flow design crammed into a 16.9 -17.9mm chassis. Asus claims th..

    Asus ROG Zephyrus Launched as ‘World’s Slimmest Gaming Laptop With GeForce GTX 1080’ at Computex 2017

    Apart from a host of laptops and tablets, Asus has also amped up its Republic of Gamers product lineup at Computex 2017 in Taipei. This includes the "world’s slimmest gaming laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080", the Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501VI), and a new ROG Swift PG35VQ gaming monitor as well. At the ROG Computex event, Asus also unveiled a colourful Strix Fusion headset and a slick USB monitor called ZenScreen as well.Starting with the big news, Asus’s ROG Zephyrus is a laptop built for gamers and is thinner than all the ROG laptops launched before. It boasts of high-end gaming hardware with support for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, seventh generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and it ships with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. During intensive gaming sessions, Asus claims the ROG Zephyrus maintains its temperature with a new 'Active Aerodynamic System' air-flow design crammed into a 16.9 -17.9mm chassis. Asus claims th..
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  • WUHAN, China — American customers and U.S. dealers long have been the tail that wags the dog at Honda Motor Co., despite Honda's roots as a Japanese company. When Honda rushed out a major midcycle update of its previous-generation Civic, the brand's most iconic global nameplate, it was the negative feedback from American drivers, not those in Japan or Europe, that ultimately sway-ed the top brass into making improvements. But America's pre-eminence in Honda's empire is fading. China, the world's largest auto market, is on pace to replace the U.S. as Honda's biggest and possibly most profitable sales center. The sea change has far-reaching implications for Honda's U.S. and global lineups and the company's worldwide outlay of r&d and production resources. Honda is hardly alone in embracing a shift that's influencing carmakers from Wolfsburg to Detroit as companies increasingly kowtow to the almighty Chinese buyer. ..

    China eclipses U.S. in Honda’s world view

    WUHAN, China — American customers and U.S. dealers long have been the tail that wags the dog at Honda Motor Co., despite Honda's roots as a Japanese company. When Honda rushed out a major midcycle update of its previous-generation Civic, the brand's most iconic global nameplate, it was the negative feedback from American drivers, not those in Japan or Europe, that ultimately sway-ed the top brass into making improvements. But America's pre-eminence in Honda's empire is fading. China, the world's largest auto market, is on pace to replace the U.S. as Honda's biggest and possibly most profitable sales center. The sea change has far-reaching implications for Honda's U.S. and global lineups and the company's worldwide outlay of r&d and production resources. Honda is hardly alone in embracing a shift that's influencing carmakers from Wolfsburg to Detroit as companies increasingly kowtow to the almighty Chinese buyer. ..
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  • While we've been distracted by the benefits of wireless charging technology for smartphones, Logitech has found a very practical use for it in the form of a mousepad. The Logitech G Powerplay is the world's first wireless charging system for gaming mice, which is being launched alongside two new flagship gaming mice Logitech G903 and G703. The Logitech Powerplay is priced around $100 (roughly Rs. 6,433) and will be available some time in August, while the Logitech G903 and G703 wireless gaming mice are priced at $150 (roughly Rs. 9,650) and $100, respectively and will be available in June. India pricing and availability are yet to be known.Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, says that Powerplay is a departure from existing wireless charging standards and is designed to deliver uninterrupted charging over surface of the mousepad, which essentially means your wireless mouse will constantly be charged when in use. The wireless charging system uses an application of electromagnetic..

    Logitech Introduces World’s First Wireless Charging Mousepad, Two New Gaming Mice

    While we've been distracted by the benefits of wireless charging technology for smartphones, Logitech has found a very practical use for it in the form of a mousepad. The Logitech G Powerplay is the world's first wireless charging system for gaming mice, which is being launched alongside two new flagship gaming mice Logitech G903 and G703. The Logitech Powerplay is priced around $100 (roughly Rs. 6,433) and will be available some time in August, while the Logitech G903 and G703 wireless gaming mice are priced at $150 (roughly Rs. 9,650) and $100, respectively and will be available in June. India pricing and availability are yet to be known.Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, says that Powerplay is a departure from existing wireless charging standards and is designed to deliver uninterrupted charging over surface of the mousepad, which essentially means your wireless mouse will constantly be charged when in use. The wireless charging system uses an application of electromagnetic..
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  • Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed their sadness at the terror attack in the Catalan capital in which up to 13 people are feared to have died and dozens more been injured. A van ploughed into pedestrians in the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas on Thursday. Barcelona said on Twitter: " Deeply saddened by the attack on our city. All our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the people of Barcelona." Their LaLiga rivals Madrid said in a statement on their official website: " Real Madrid show their deepest dismay at the attack in the city of Barcelona and express their solidarity with the victims and their families and friends and at the same time wish the injured a speedy recovery." Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off in Monday's Supercopa first leg at the Nou Camp, added on Twitter: "Dismayed at the news coming from Barcelona. All the support and solidarity with the family and friends of the victims." Ronaldinho won two league titles ..

    Sporting world reaches out to Barcelona after Thursday’s terror attack

    Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed their sadness at the terror attack in the Catalan capital in which up to 13 people are feared to have died and dozens more been injured. A van ploughed into pedestrians in the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas on Thursday. Barcelona said on Twitter: " Deeply saddened by the attack on our city. All our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the people of Barcelona." Their LaLiga rivals Madrid said in a statement on their official website: " Real Madrid show their deepest dismay at the attack in the city of Barcelona and express their solidarity with the victims and their families and friends and at the same time wish the injured a speedy recovery." Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off in Monday's Supercopa first leg at the Nou Camp, added on Twitter: "Dismayed at the news coming from Barcelona. All the support and solidarity with the family and friends of the victims." Ronaldinho won two league titles ..
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  • Traversing 32,000 miles across 35 countries and six continents in eight months on a motorcycle is an impressive feat. It’s even more impressive when it’s done by a 23-year-old man all by himself. British rider Kane Avellano just broke the Guinness World Record for youngest person to circumnavigate the Earth by motorcycle solo. He finished this trek one day before his 24th birthday.Avellano’s chariot was a modern Triumph Bonneville, certainly not a touring or adventure bike. It’s outfitted with some heavy-duty saddlebags and a tank bag to carry his stuff, but it still wasn’t much cargo considering the length of the voyage, which he called the BonnieTour. How would you pack a couple saddlebags for eight months?He didn’t just do this for fun, Avellano was riding for a reason. Along the way, he raised almost $3,000 for Unicef. He got attention on his “bonnietour” Instagram account and used that opportunity to tell his followers about Unicef and the good work that they do, especially for ..

    23-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Motorcyclist to Ride Solo Around the World

    Traversing 32,000 miles across 35 countries and six continents in eight months on a motorcycle is an impressive feat. It’s even more impressive when it’s done by a 23-year-old man all by himself. British rider Kane Avellano just broke the Guinness World Record for youngest person to circumnavigate the Earth by motorcycle solo. He finished this trek one day before his 24th birthday.Avellano’s chariot was a modern Triumph Bonneville, certainly not a touring or adventure bike. It’s outfitted with some heavy-duty saddlebags and a tank bag to carry his stuff, but it still wasn’t much cargo considering the length of the voyage, which he called the BonnieTour. How would you pack a couple saddlebags for eight months?He didn’t just do this for fun, Avellano was riding for a reason. Along the way, he raised almost $3,000 for Unicef. He got attention on his “bonnietour” Instagram account and used that opportunity to tell his followers about Unicef and the good work that they do, especially for ..
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  • Cigars for everyone.... (....just go to your local smoke shop and get one in celebration!) Adam, and his wife Anndrea welcomed Collette into the world today. Collette joins her older sister Margot. Both baby and Mom are doing great!

    It’s a girl! Welcome to the world Collette.

    Cigars for everyone.... (....just go to your local smoke shop and get one in celebration!) Adam, and his wife Anndrea welcomed Collette into the world today. Collette joins her older sister Margot. Both baby and Mom are doing great!
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  • Our build-up to the World Cup continues with a look at Brazilian maestro and Manchester City misfit, Robinho. Name: Robson De Souza Age: 26 Club: Santos (On loan from Manchester City) International caps: 72 International goals: 20 At the age of 18 Robinho signed his first professional contract with his hometown club Santos. After three seasons and an impressive return of 46 goals in 111 appearances, Spanish giants Real Madrid agreed to pay almost £15 million for his services in 2005. Taking over Luis Figo's famous number 10 shirt, Robinho bagged 14 goals in his first full season but fell out of favour when Fabio Capello took charge at the start of the 2006-07 campaign. He eventually worked his way back into the team, helping Madrid secure their 30th league title. In his third and final season at Real, Robinho again helped his club to the La Liga title despite a number of problems with club President Ramon Calderon and his contract negotiations. In the summer of..

    50 Players To Watch At The World Cup – No 19 Robinho

    Our build-up to the World Cup continues with a look at Brazilian maestro and Manchester City misfit, Robinho. Name: Robson De Souza Age: 26 Club: Santos (On loan from Manchester City) International caps: 72 International goals: 20 At the age of 18 Robinho signed his first professional contract with his hometown club Santos. After three seasons and an impressive return of 46 goals in 111 appearances, Spanish giants Real Madrid agreed to pay almost £15 million for his services in 2005. Taking over Luis Figo's famous number 10 shirt, Robinho bagged 14 goals in his first full season but fell out of favour when Fabio Capello took charge at the start of the 2006-07 campaign. He eventually worked his way back into the team, helping Madrid secure their 30th league title. In his third and final season at Real, Robinho again helped his club to the La Liga title despite a number of problems with club President Ramon Calderon and his contract negotiations. In the summer of..
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  • Welcome to Critic's Notebook, a quick and off-the-cuff car review consisting of impressions, jottings, and marginalia regarding whatever The Drive writers happen to be driving. Today's edition: the 2017 Lexus LX570.In automotive terms, the 2017 Lexus LX570 is something of a living fossil. It's an anachronistic sport-utility vehicle, a body-on-frame giant with a naturally-aspirated engine living in an era filled with unibody crossovers packing forced-induction or hybrid powertrains. It has full-time four-wheel-drive with low range in an era when the number of customers looking for such features in a $90,000-plus SUV is practically nil—and, to be fair, those few who seek those capabilities at that price point are likely going to buy a Range Rover). The current third-generation version of the Lexus LX dates back to 2007; the current look, first offered for the 2016 model year, is the third facelift the mammoth sport-ute has received in its lifetime. And considering the au..

    2017 Lexus LX570 Review: the Rolling Throwback-Thursday of the SUV World

    Welcome to Critic's Notebook, a quick and off-the-cuff car review consisting of impressions, jottings, and marginalia regarding whatever The Drive writers happen to be driving. Today's edition: the 2017 Lexus LX570.In automotive terms, the 2017 Lexus LX570 is something of a living fossil. It's an anachronistic sport-utility vehicle, a body-on-frame giant with a naturally-aspirated engine living in an era filled with unibody crossovers packing forced-induction or hybrid powertrains. It has full-time four-wheel-drive with low range in an era when the number of customers looking for such features in a $90,000-plus SUV is practically nil—and, to be fair, those few who seek those capabilities at that price point are likely going to buy a Range Rover). The current third-generation version of the Lexus LX dates back to 2007; the current look, first offered for the 2016 model year, is the third facelift the mammoth sport-ute has received in its lifetime. And considering the au..
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  • Beginning in 2011, search marketers began to lose visibility over the organic keywords that consumers were using to find their websites, as Google gradually switched all of its searches over to secure search using HTTPS. As it did so, the organic keyword data available to marketers in Google Analytics, and other analytics platforms, slowly became replaced by “(not provided)”. By 2014, the (not provided) issue was estimated to impact 80-90% of organic traffic, representing a massive loss in visibility for search marketers and website owners. Marketers have gradually adjusted to the situation, and most have developed rough workarounds or ways of guessing what searches are bringing customers to their site. Even so, there’s no denying that having complete visibility over organic keyword data once more would have a massive impact on the search industry – as well as benefits for SEO. One company believes that it has found the key to unlocking “(not provided)” keyword data. We spoke to Da..

    A world without “(not provided)”: How unlocking organic keyword data leads to a better web

    Beginning in 2011, search marketers began to lose visibility over the organic keywords that consumers were using to find their websites, as Google gradually switched all of its searches over to secure search using HTTPS. As it did so, the organic keyword data available to marketers in Google Analytics, and other analytics platforms, slowly became replaced by “(not provided)”. By 2014, the (not provided) issue was estimated to impact 80-90% of organic traffic, representing a massive loss in visibility for search marketers and website owners. Marketers have gradually adjusted to the situation, and most have developed rough workarounds or ways of guessing what searches are bringing customers to their site. Even so, there’s no denying that having complete visibility over organic keyword data once more would have a massive impact on the search industry – as well as benefits for SEO. One company believes that it has found the key to unlocking “(not provided)” keyword data. We spoke to Da..
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  • England's heart-breaking Women's Euro 2017 exit has been followed by a swift switch of focus to World Cup glory.The Lionesses' saw their dream of victory in this summer's tournament in Holland dashed as they were overpowered by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday.The 3-0 loss came as a huge anti-climax to an uplifting campaign which had seen England underline their emergence on the elite stage and enjoy a big surge in profile.Yet after the final whistle blew at the FC Twente Stadion, the beaten players gathered in a huddle and set a goal of winning the World Cup in France in two years' time.England claimed bronze in Canada in 2015 and their next campaign begins against Russia at Tranmere's Prenton Park next month.Forward Fran Kirby said: "It's difficult. We worked really hard collectively and individually for this moment and to get to where we are. Everyone is bitterly disappointed but we're just trying to pick ourselves up and get ready..

    England Women turn attention to World Cup after Euros heartbreak

    England's heart-breaking Women's Euro 2017 exit has been followed by a swift switch of focus to World Cup glory.The Lionesses' saw their dream of victory in this summer's tournament in Holland dashed as they were overpowered by the host nation in Enschede on Thursday.The 3-0 loss came as a huge anti-climax to an uplifting campaign which had seen England underline their emergence on the elite stage and enjoy a big surge in profile.Yet after the final whistle blew at the FC Twente Stadion, the beaten players gathered in a huddle and set a goal of winning the World Cup in France in two years' time.England claimed bronze in Canada in 2015 and their next campaign begins against Russia at Tranmere's Prenton Park next month.Forward Fran Kirby said: "It's difficult. We worked really hard collectively and individually for this moment and to get to where we are. Everyone is bitterly disappointed but we're just trying to pick ourselves up and get ready..
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