Chromebook Pixel 2 Goes ‘Out of Stock’, Google Says ‘No Plans to Restock’

Chromebook Pixel 2 Goes 'Out of Stock', Google Says 'No Plans to Restock'

  • Google may be discontinuing the Chromebook Pixel 2 soon
  • The Google Store in US shows no purchase option for the laptop
  • Interestingly, the Chromebook Pixel 2 is still up for orders in UK

Google had launched its second Chrome OS powered laptop – the Chromebook Pixel 2 – in March last year. It now seems that Google might be discontinuing its second-generation Chromebook Pixel, with its disappearance from the Google Store in the US being noted.

As per a report by Venture Beat, the laptop listing on the Google Store shows an ‘out of stock’ message, which may be an indication that Google doesn’t want to go ahead with its Chromebook Pixel 2. The Chromebook Pixel 2 was the successor to Mountain View-based company’s Chromebook Pixel that was discontinued in April this year.

“We’re committed to the Pixel program but we don’t have plans to restock the Pixel 2,” the report quoted a Google spokesperson to say. The statement appears to be a clear indication of the halt of the laptop’s production, and imminent plans to discontinue it. The Chromebook Pixel 2 came in two models, sporting fifth generation Intel Core processors. The 2.2GHz Intel Core i5 processor model was priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 67,000) and the LS (Ludicrous Speed) model with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor with a price tag of $1,299 (roughly Rs. 88,000).

With such a price tag, Google was competing with Apple’s MacBook laptops and Microsoft’s Surfacehybrid lineup, compared to other much cheaper Chrome OS offerings. Despite knowing the capabilities of the operating systems, Google was hopeful to sell a good number of units. However, it now seems that it did not turn out that well. Notably, the second-generation Google laptops are still available for orders on the Google Store UK site.

 

Forza Horizon 3 PC Requirements Announced

Forza Horizon 3 PC Requirements Announced

  • Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold
  • Microsoft has announced what kind of PC you’ll need to play it
  • Forza Horizon 3 is available from September 23

One of the standout games of E3 2016 was Forza Horizon 3. Along with hitting the Xbox One, the game will be coming to Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft announced what kind of PC you’ll need to get the best out of it.

Unlike Halo 5: Forge which saw minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements listed, all we have for Forza Horizon 3 are its recommended requirements. This will allow you to play the game at 1920×1080 although there’s no mention of what graphical preset or frame rate you’d be able

How to Become a Certified Fire Investigator

Tasked with investigating building to verify that all the federal, state, and local fire regulations are followed, a fire investigator visits the fire scene to investigate the cause of the fire, the burn pattern and any study revolving around it. Fire inspectors work mostly for local and state governments, however, they also find positions in insurance companies and attorney’s office. They work in both public and private sector

Fire investigators have full-time duty during business hours. Split between completing investigations in the field and compiling reports in an office setting, there work hours are often long. Their work requires certain level of risk where they are required to inspect burnet buildings and other fire sites, however they use protective gear to prevent themselves from injury and illness.

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While many use the terms fire investigator and arson investigator interchangeably, an arson investigator is required to determine who is responsible for the fire whereas the fire inspector will determine the cause and origin of fire. The job of fire inspector is challenging, complex and intriguing and it requires certain skill sets to be disposed effectively.

While a background in electrical, civil, chemical and mechanical engineering plays a major role, to have technical training is needed to determine the behavior of fire and how it attacked the structure or building. The technical aspect requires you to have knowledge of construction and building materials and the effects of fire on those. Fire behavior and burn patterns, the effects of fire suppression, evidence preservation methods too are important technical aspects. It is necessary also to learn search techniques so that fire cause evidence and ignition sources are preserved during investigation.

The career path of a fire investigator can be varied as those from public sector move up through ranks starting off as volunteers in the police or fire departments, gaining experience is various categories of fire cases, criminal law and also in due course receiving formal education and training.

Those in the private sector may shift from either public sector or pursue an academic curriculum on fire science or engineering. Forensics too is a useful course. You can look for job vacancies in investigative firms or insurance companies and then work your way to the top. A person might as well volunteer at a local firehouse to gain a foothold.

It is best that you get active in multiple professional organizations that can help train you for fire investigation. Training is provided on a federal level at the FBI, ATF and IAAI while the state police and Fire Marshal’s office traincs at a state level. They can also undergo training under various local agencies. Trainings like these require long hours and weekends on the job.

In the recent years, the job has got more challenging since mock fires are set to fool investigators to seem accidental when they really are intentional. This helps make sure that the investigator is proficient in solving fire cases.

Duke Nukem 3D World Tour Leaked?

Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour Leaked?

  • Once popular FPS franchise Duke Nukem might be making a comeback
  • Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour is possibly a remaster of Duke Nukem 3D
  • The last game in the series was the poorly received Duke Nukem Forever

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a game in the Duke Nukem series. The last entry was Duke Nukem Forever that released after nearly a decade in development hell, and, was critically panned. You’d think that would be the last of Duke Nukem’s adventures. And that’s where you’d be wrong. According to eagle-eyed Redditors, Duke Nukem 3D is being remastered with development duties handed over to Nerve Software.

“These are official. This is a Duke 3D remaster. In many ways, you can look at this game as a Duke Nukem 3D remix as there will be a lot of new/original content added in as well. From my understanding, these screens are just a handful out of a bunch of press shots that will be coming out in the following days,” said a source to user Tezla55.

It appears that the game will have co-op and online deathmatch too. While we’re yet to hear any news on this being official or not, it would be best to temper expectations given that the screenshots lookmildly cleaner than what the game was when it originally released back in the day and Nerve Software’s website doesn’t work. Furthermore, the Duke Nukem website itself is a mess, sporting what appears to be a half-finished WordPress theme. After all, attempts at trolling aren’t unheard of in the games industry.

Would you play a new Duke Nukem game? Or does Doom do enough to scratch the itch for old school gaming goodness? Let us know in the comments.

 

LG V20 Spotted in the Wild Ahead of September 6 Launch

LG V20 Spotted in the Wild Ahead of September 6 Launch

  • The live image shows the front of the LG V20
  • The smartphone will not sport the modular chin
  • LG is unveiling the smartphone on September 6

The LG V20 is all set to be unveiled on September 6, and Google has confirmed that the smartphone will be the first new smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Running up to the launch event, we’ve seen several render leaks, and now a live image of the LG V20 has surfaced online.

The LG V20 was snapped in the wild by Twitter user@TechMan72, and shows the front of the smartphone only. Even though the image is grainy, the LG branding at the bottom cannot be missed. There seems to be very thin bezel around the edges, and the front camera is where it was seen in past renders – on the top left of the smartphone.

This image was a response tweet to Evan Blass’s LG V20 render leak yesterday. Techman72 replied to Blass’s leak tweet, “Here’s a real pic of the V20, not some render.” Blass’s render image also showed the smartphone front. The render image shows the buttons forged into the display, and the second screen is seen on top. Renders of the LG V20 have been leaked by OnLeaks in the past as well, and they show the smartphone from all angles. There’s a dual camera setup expected at the back, with the fingerprint sensor sitting right below it. The USB Type-C port, the 3.5mm audio jack, and the speaker grill are all seen situated at the bottom of the device.

 While there were earlier rumours of LG introducing the LG G5-like modular design on the LG V20, the latest renders show no release button hinting at a regular unibodied smartphone. The company has been boasting of the smartphone’s audio and sound capabilities, claiming that it will be the first in the world to sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback.

LG is placing its bet on the V20 to revive its smartphone business, after the dismal performance of the LG G5. The flagship smartphone had weaker-than-expected sales following production difficulties, and LG reported a total operating loss of roughly $132 million in the second quarter of 2016.

 

Android leading with 64% for online gamblers

Android leading with 64% for online gamblers, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Android smartphones are among the most popular of all smartphones, and this has been the case for a long time. While sixty-four percent is not a huge majority, it does still represent enough of a majority for people to take notice, especially Android’s competitors. Android leading with 64% for online gamblers, and there have to be reasons why this is the case. Gaming companies and tech companies should ask the right questions.

For one thing, the creation and distribution of apps for Android smartphones has been comparatively easy for a long time. People can design and post Android apps to the Google Play store themselves relatively easily. This is not the case with other types of smartphones, especially iPhones. Many other smartphone manufacturers manage to make it much harder for people to be able to create their own apps and to download a wide range of new apps. Professional app developers often have similar problems with other smartphones. Android creates a user-friendly experience in more ways than one, which makes a difference in the world of mobile casino gaming for the people who develop and use the games.

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Android leading with 64% for online gamblers due to the inherent popularity of Android phones and the fact that Android reduces many of the barriers to creativity that exist in lots of other smartphone companies. Many of the people who have ideals regarding the freedom of information tend to love Android phones for that reason. These people are often going to like online gambling more than the individuals who believe in more restrictions in terms of technological products and information on the Internet. Android is going to attract people who have the beliefs and personalities that tend to make a person more favorable to online gambling, so it isn’t surprising to see Android leading with 64% for online gamblers.

The majority of online casinos will give people plenty of flexibility when it comes to which mobile devices they can use to access the games. The All Slots online casino makes it easy for people to use all of their favorite mobile devices if that is what they want. As such, people aren’t going to have to make any compromises when it comes to their favorite mobile devices. They really can choose the devices that they want, and if they like those devices for reasons that have nothing to do with online gaming, it won’t make a difference. Online casino gaming websites have given people enough flexibility that the other market forces are going to decide with mobile devices become particularly popular among online gamblers.

Mobile devices in general are popular among online gamblers, who enjoy the freedom that comes with playing outside of their homes in any location throughout the world. Fans of Android phones often claim that Android phones are the best mobile devices for gaming in general, which is going to cross over into online casino gaming. Android leading with 64% for online gamblers, and this trend should only continue.

How to Find Good Indian Restaurant?

It is often believed that Indian food is just a pot full of spice, enough to make your inners churn. But that is not entirely true. While Indian food does tend to be on the spicy-side of cuisine, it has a large variety of dishes which are anything but spicy. With so much variety being offered to you, we wonder why you would not like to taste some of it! While you are on it, we provide you a quick lowdown on what to expect when ordering Indian food and how to do so:

What is Indian food anyway?

Unlike popular perception, Indian food does not only include food from India. Indian food refers to food from India AND its neighbouring countries. With a somewhat similar culinary culture, the food in and around the Indian subcontinent is highly rich in spices, condiments and the use of vegetables and gravy is essential in Indian food. That is not it, as Indian food offers some brilliant sweet dishes too which are so delicious that you might think you are tasting silver. Too fancy!!

What is an Indian restaurant food like?

An Indian restaurant would largely divide its menu the way any other restaurant does, viz. appetizers, drinks, main course, desserts and such. Allow us to give you a quick sneak peek into what all you can expect in each category!

  • Appetizers: Indian food has delicious appetizers. Be it the good old kebab or the all-famous samosa, India appetizers are usually deep fried and served with a mix of sauces such as chutney or even yogurt. These add-ons help mellow down the spicy flavour of appetizers and provide a richer texture to them. Pakora too is one appetizer that is quite popular among the masses.
  • Drinks:Indian drinks tend to appeal to the sweeter side of your taste buds. The queen of Indian drinks is lassi, a shake kind of drink made from churning yogurt with added sugar. Another popular drink is Panakam, which is made from water, ginger, sugar and limejuice. If you want to stick to some alcoholic drinks, Indian Pale Ale could be your buy.
  • Main Course: Many Indian restaurants provide an all-vegetarian menu. They serve brilliant curries which are made with different vegetables and based on yogurt or coconut marinade, among others. Ordering a curry is a must when you go to any Indian restaurant as that is usually the most special food item available on the menu.
  • Desserts: Indian desserts are super flamboyant and fancy. Most of eh desserts are milk-based and rich in sugar content. A highly popular pudding is kheer, which is made from rice soaked in milk, cooked with raisins, almonds and saffron. The sweet dishes will straight away touch your heart with their rich flavour and texture.

 

If you are looking for an Indian restaurant in and around Brick Lane, then you can hit gold with Jasmine Brick Lane restaurant. It has received numerous awards and has a food hygiene rating of 5/5! Moreover, the chef has received the Master Chef Delhi Award, need we say more about the chef’s expertise in Indian cuisine? Also, book in advance and you can get 20% off on your total billing amount! Go, hog!

Caring for your firearm is of the utmost importance

Your firearm is one of your most valuable possessions. You may use it to hunt, to relieve stress, and to protect yourself, your home, and your family. If you’re a novice gun owner, you may not really realize that taking care of your gun is the best way to make sure it’s always available to take care of you. Follow some of these tips in order to keep your piece in tip-top shape for when it’s needed.

Know when to clean your gun. You may clean it every single time you take it out to shoot, but that may not always be the case. If you use your firearm primarily at the gun range, you can let a little debris build up between cleanings. However, if you rely on your weapon for protection or providing for your family, then cleanings must be thorough and performed every single time you shoot it.

Realize that cleaning is not the same as maintenance. Maintaining your gun happens at all times, not just when it has been fired. Wipe your gun down after it is used, and make sure it is stored properly in a secure location located away from moisture and dampness. Excess moisture can cause rust, which will gum up the workings of your firearm and make it inoperable when it is needed.

Keep your weapon well-protected when it’s not in use. This means investing in quality pistol cases and keeping those cases clean and in working order. You could also consider getting a high-quality gun safe in order to keep your weapons locked up and completely out of sight when it is not needed. This is also a great security measure to keep family members, particularly children, 100% safe.

With some forethought and effort, it’s possible to keep your firearm operational at all times. Regardless of how often you need it, it’s important that your gun is in working order. Your firearm is a possession that can do wonderful things for the safety and protection of your family, and should be valued as such.