A thin and light gaming laptop MSIs Titan says no

first_imgThere’s a full Nvidia RTX 2080 in there somewhere. Daniel Van Boom/CNET Thanks to Nvidia’s Max-Q design graphics cards, gaming laptops have become much thinner and lighter in recent years. But “thin and light” is the opposite of how you’d describe MSI’s latest beast.Unveiled at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, the MSI GT76 Titan sacrifices portability for power.It’s a 17.3-inch laptop that can be configured with an Intel Core i9-9900K processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (no Max-Q design, which means it’s more powerful) and up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. I have no clue what you’d do with all that RAM, but hey, it’s there. It comes in both a 144Hz, Full-HD 1,920x-1,080-pixel display variant and another with a 4K 3,840×2,160-pixel display.Laptops with a RTX 2080 are rare, and MSI says it had to improve its cooling mechanism by 2.25 times just to accommodate all that power. We don’t have a full spec list yet, so don’t know exactly how heavy it is, but based on what I saw on the show floor, this isn’t a laptop you’ll want to take to work.img-20190528-174454The Titan is thicc.  Daniel Van Boom/CNET But as we saw with the Alienware Area 51-m, there’s something charming about a laptop that’s determined to be as powerful as possible, no matter what sacrifices it needs to make. MSI brought another new laptop to Computex, but this one wasn’t quite as gargantuan. The GE65 Raider is a 15.6-inch gaming machine whose spotlight feature is a 240Hz 1,920×1,080-pixel display. It can also be configured with a Core i9 CPU, but its GPU limit is “only” an RTX 2070 (no Max-Q either.) That’ll be more than powerful enough to breeze through most AAA games. And if 128GB of RAM feels excessive, which it is, you can cram in a slightly-less-excessive 64GB of RAM. May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 Alienware Area-51m promises power and upgrades 1:53 Computex 2019 Share your voice • Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img reading • A thin and light gaming laptop? MSI’s Titan says no May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED Tags May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know See All Laptops Gaming Computex 2019 May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifyinglast_img read more

Sensex Opens Red FMCG Auto and Healthcare Dip

first_imgDIC India Ltd.435.40-108.85-20 Shree Global Tradefin22.15-2.45-9.96 Early Losers:NameNameLast (INR)Last (INR)Change (INR)Change (INR)Percentage changePercentage changeNameDIC India Ltd.Last (INR)435.40Change (INR)-108.85Percentage change-20NameRicoh India Ltd.Last (INR)172.80Change (INR)-43.20Percentage change-20NamePFL InfoTech Ltd.Last (INR)484.45Change (INR)-53.80Percentage change-10NameShree Global TradefinLast (INR)22.15Change (INR)-2.45Percentage change-9.96NameKano Tea & IndustriesLast (INR)92.60Change (INR)-9.40Percentage change-9.22 Indian share market opened in red on Tuesday, as conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia has increased tensions among investors. At 9:15 am Sensex opened, recording 25,189 points , with a decline of 1.02 points while the Nifty declined by 8.50 points at 7525.05 points.Yesterday the Sensex markets closed at 25,190.48 with decline of 0.15 percent and the Nifty too declined by 0.11 percent at 7,533.55 points.However, at 10.15 am, BSE index recorded 25,230.08 points with an incline of 38.91 points, while NSE index recorded 7,550.30 points with incline of 18.60 points.The early gainers:NameNameLast (INR)Last (INR)Change (INR)Change (INR)Percentage changePercentage changeNameDera Paints and Chemicals Ltd.Last (INR)8.62Change (INR)+2.42Percentage change+39.3NameGokak Textiles Ltd.Last (INR)49.35Change (INR)+8.20Percentage change+19.93NameBhagwati Autocast Ltd.Last (INR)68.75Change (INR)+9.75Percentage change+16.53NameSuper House Ltd.Last (INR)154.75Change (INR)+19.90Percentage change+14.76NameSakuma Exports Ltd.Last (INR)28.30Change (INR)+3.15Percentage change+12.52 Dera Paints and Chemicals Ltd.8.62+2.42+39.3 Super House Ltd.154.75+19.90+14.76 Ricoh India Ltd.172.80-43.20-20 Gokak Textiles Ltd.49.35+8.20+19.93 PFL InfoTech Ltd.484.45-53.80-10 NameLast (INR)Change (INR)Percentage change Bhagwati Autocast Ltd.68.75+9.75+16.53 NameLast (INR)Change (INR)Percentage change Fast moving consumer goods stocks (FMCG), Auto stocks and Healthcare stocks dipped by 18.36 points, 23.23 points and 29.26 points respectively on Tuesday. Meanwhile oil and gas, IT, Metals, Capital goods, Banking, Realty and Power stocks inclined.Foreign investors have helped Indian shares gain 23 percent, selling shares worth ₹1.94 billion on Monday after three days of buying, according to Reuters.Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan will hold a conference and speak about previous Congress-led government-appointed financial sector legislative Reforms Commission’s report, which has suggested taking away some functions from RBI like management of capital flows.Besides, Indian government will sell ₹150 billion worth of bonds on 20 June and RBI will auction ₹140 billion worth of treasury bills tomorrow, including ₹80 billion of 91 day and ₹60 billion of 182-day treasury bills, the Central bank said in a release.Besides, the Central Bank has approved the sale of 71 million new shares to Life Insurance Corporation of India at ₹71.83 each, with 7.6 percent discount to Monday’s closing price. Kano Tea & Industries92.60-9.40-9.22 Sakuma Exports Ltd.28.30+3.15+12.52last_img read more

Badla total box office collection Upset Amitabh Bachchan gets into funny banter

first_imgBadlaTwitterSujoy Ghosh’s Badla has become a huge success with its superb collection at the worldwide box office. However, Amitabh Bachchan is apparently upset with Shah Rukh Khan for not acknowledging its success.Badla is a small budget mystery thriller film that was made with a budget of Rs 10 crore. Released in the theatres on March 8, the movie has collected Rs 100.60 crore gross in India and Rs 35.05 crore in the international markets. Its global total stands at Rs 135.65 crore gross and it has become a massive success.But not many including its producers and distributors acknowledged the success of Badla. A fan named Ankola Ekta tweeted, “It’s a very interesting movie. Something is wrong with the industry this days. They don’t compliment such good movie nor do they support the release of a movie like PM NaMo. Badla is a perfect thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Best wishes from Australia.”Responding to fans, Amitabh Bachchan took a dig at its makers and distributors for their silence over the success of Badla. Big B tweeted, “… about time someone started talking about this silent success..!! because neither the Producer, nor the distributor, nor the on line Producer, or any else in the Industry, in general.. has even spent a nano second to compliment the success of this film #Badla .. thk u.”Shah Rukh Khan has bankrolled Badla with Gauri Khan, Sunir Khetarpal, Akshai Puri and Gaurav Verma. The actor-cum-producer retweeted Amitabh Bachchan’s post and said in fun that he is waiting for the party outside his residence Jalsa every night. The Bollywood superstar tweeted, “Sir hum toh wait kar rahein hain ki aap party kab de rahein hain hum sabko! We r waiting outside Jalsa every nite!” Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh BachchanTwitterAmitabh Bachchan tried to be sweeter in his reply, but his anguish was visible in the words निस्वार्थ योगदान (selfless contribution for its promotion). The senior actor tweeted, “oye .. फ़िल्म में काम हमने kiya , produce आपने किया , promotions में निस्वार्थ योगदान humne diya , अब party भी हम दें !!!??? .. outside Jalsa every night koi nahin aata!!”Continuing this funny banter, Shah Rukh Khan told Amitabh Bachchan that Badla would not have been such a huge success if he was not there in the film. SRK replied, “Sir film aapki hai…acting aapki hai…Hit aapki wajah se hai…aap na hote toh film hi na hoti. Toh party…bhi??”last_img read more

Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma uses interesting analogy to deny merger rumours

first_imgA Muslim bride wears ornaments during a mass wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 14, 2007 (image strictly representational).Reuters fileAxis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank, continues to be in the limelight since the buzz about its merger with Kotak Mahindra Bank started a few weeks ago. The bank was quick to dismiss the rumours. To make things more clear, CEO Shikha Sharma said suitors would be disappointed as the “bride” (Axis Bank) was not interested.Read: Sensex, Nifty likely to cheer BJP’s bull run in BMC elections”It’s good to feel like a beautiful bride that everybody is aspiring for, but the point is that if the beautiful bride is not putting up her hand for marriage, then you can have a lot of suitors but there won’t be a marriage,” Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank told the Economic Times.The earlier denial by the lender was more formal and muted.”In this connection please note that in light of repeated reports appearing in some sections of the media, we reiterate that the said news is baseless and unsubstantiated,” the bank had informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) last Monday.The third quarter results of both the banks were in sharp contrast to each other, as reported a few days ago.Downbeat Q3 results of Axis Bank Axis Bank’s net profit had plunged 73 percent to Rs 579.60 crore in the December 2016 quarter (Q3) as against Rs 2,175.3 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal. Net interest income (NII) rose 4.1 percent to Rs 4,333.7 crore from Rs 4,162.1 crore.Net non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of total advances rose sharply to 2.18 percent in Q3 as against 0.75 percent in the corresponding quarter in fiscal 2016. Total advances stood at Rs 347,175 crore; retail lending accounted for 43 percent of total advances at Rs 149,538 crore.As of December 31, 2016, the bank had a network of 3,211 domestic branches and extension counters situated in 1,946 centres, and 13,726 ATMs. The government of India holds 12 percent in Axis Bank through SUUTI and an additional 18 percent via state-run life insurer LIC and other non-life, public sector insurance companies. Axis Bank was in the news post demonetisation for all the wrong reasons.Kotak Mahindra Bank Q3 results were upbeat On  the other hand, Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) had reported a 39 percent rise in its Q3 net profit to Rs 880 crore in comparison to Rs 635 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal. NII increased 16 percent to Rs 2,050 crore in Q3 from Rs 1,766.21 crore in the year-ago period.Net and gross NPAs of KMB stood at 2.42 percent and 1.07 percent, respectively.The bank had 1,348 branches as of December 31, 2016. Total advances stood at Rs 129,261 crore, of which retail lending was Rs 51,582 crore.India’s biggest lender by advances is public sector State Bank of India (SBI) while the top private sector lender is ICICI Bank. HDFC Bank is the second-largest among private banks.On Thursday, Axis Bank shares closed at 528 apiece, ICICI Bank ended at Rs 284 and HDFC Bank lost marginally at Rs 1,394. The stock markets were closed on Friday on account of Maha Shivaratri.Meanwhile, State Bank of India informed stock exchanges on Thursday that its merger with five associates – State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur– will come into effect from April 1, 2017.  The Connaught Place branch of Axis Bank in New Delhi, December 15, 2016.IANSlast_img read more

Japan univ to set up ninja studies centre

first_imgA Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world’s first research centre devoted to ninja — the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.While mostly confined to history books and fiction, ninja have been enjoying something of a resurgence as Japanese authorities increasingly deploy them to promote tourism ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Now, Mie University in central Japan — the region considered the home of the feudal martial arts masters — has announced that a ninja research facility will be established in July.It plans to compile a database of ninja and encourage cooperation between scholars from different disciplines who study ninja, according to Yuji Yamada, a professor of Japanese history at the university.”We’ll conduct research on ancient documents and collaborate with science researchers to be able to apply the wisdom of ninja to modern society,” Yamada, who is setting up the centre, told AFP on Thursday.”For instance, ninja burnt Japanese incense before going out to avoid evil things.”We assume the incense could boost concentration and thus ninja could avoid injuries,” he said, adding that research on such fragrances might prove useful in today’s world.The facility will be located in Iga — 350 kilometres (220 miles) southwest of Tokyo — a mountain-shrouded city that was once home to many ninja.Yamada also said that the centre plans to publish its research in English and well as Japanese so as to make it accessible for interested researchers and fans overseas.Amid the ongoing ninja boom, Aichi prefecture last year began hiring full-time ninja, including a foreigner, to promote tourism in the area known for historic Nagoya castle.In 2015, governors and mayors from prefectures around the country traded their usual suits for ninja costumes to announce the launch of a “ninja council”.last_img read more

Victims either suffocated or jumped to their deaths

first_imgDirector general of Fire Service and Civil Defense Sazzad Hossain briefs newsmen on Thursday in Banani. Photo: UNBNone of the FR Tower fire victims were burnt to death – they either suffocated inside the building, or died in the act of trying to escape the fire, falling several feet from the upper storeys of the highrise, reports UNB.  Director general of Fire Service and Civil Defense Sazzad Hossain said this at a press briefing around 9:15pm.The DG also said phenyl boards used inside the building, electronics and carpeting allowed the fire to spread quickly.The devastating fire broke out on the ninth floor of the 22-storey FR Tower in Banani on Thursday afternoon, with 19 confirmed deaths so far.last_img read more