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Halo Wars 2 PC Port Report - GameWatcher

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From GameWatcher: "When thinking about the port of Halo Wars 2, one word can only come to mind: disappointing. Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game for Windows 10 (and Xbox One) developed by Creative Assembly and 343 Industries. It is important to note that the original Halo Wars, developed by the Age of Empire wizards Ensemble Studios, was only released on the Xbox 360, so it stands to reason the console DNA would be alive and well in Halo Wars 2. However, the question going into it was how prevalent would that DNA be found in the much anticipated PC version?"

10 Insights To Consider As You Plan Your Marketing Communications Roadmap

Added: 22.02.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

To build a strategic marketing plan, you need to think about your brand, social media, events and trade shows, content creation, and more.

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of the Oscars: All the Non-Glamorous Things the Celebs Go Through

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Designer dresses. Glam squads. Limousines. Free champagne. At the outsets, the Academy Awards is a very glamorous event. The classiest, really. It's full of A-listers, doing A-list...

10 Insights To Consider As You Plan Your Marketing Communications Roadmap

Added: 22.02.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

To build a strategic marketing plan, you need to think about your brand, social media, events and trade shows, content creation, and more.

President Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism: 'It Has to Stop'

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'I think it's horrible,' Trump said of the threats. 'Whether it's anti-Semitism or racism or any — anything you wanna think about having to do with the divide.'

From: www.nbcnews.com

Horizon: Zero Dawn review | Stuff

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Stuff: "Remember Zoids? Those little, plastic, clip-together robo-dinosaur things from the 80s that youd wind-up and send marching across a table at whatever other toys you had knocking around at the time? You dont? Well someone at Guerilla Games must do, because Ill be damned if theyre not the genesis for the attention-grabbing enemies in Horizon Zero Dawn."

Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

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The world's first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn.

While the Devbot vehicles weren't going all out, they weren't exactly driving at a leisurely pace either. At their best, both cars were driving in excess of 100 MPH, with one reaching a top speed of 115 MPH at one point.
In addition to racing around the track at high speeds, it's worth noting that each car can communicate with the other as to prevent them from crashing into each other. Unfortunately, the racetrack wall proved to be an insurmountable foe.
As for the software malfunction that caused the crash, Roborace's Justin Cooke explained what happened in an interview :
One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier.
It's actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.
Indeed, for as far along as self-driving software and hardware has progressed, it's clear that there's still a lot of work to be done before self-driving cars can replace human drivers completely across all driving environments.
While the DevBot vehicles are designed such that they "can be driven by a human or a computer", the versions used in the race over the weekend did not have any humans inside. Photos of the crash can be .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSbSUeKEj00

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

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Usually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare. That is, until today.  Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more "no" votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970.  SEE ALSO: One of the shortest bills ever was just introduced in Congress, it's basically just 'KILL THE EPA' In taking on the job, Pruitt is facing a daunting challenge: stiff resistance from within the agency itself, with current and former employees having protested his nomination, with some taking the nearly unheard of step of openly advocating for senators to vote "no" when it was brought to the Senate floor.  For some scientists in the agency, his first speech was probably the equivalent of Voldemort himself walking into Hogwarts and assuming the top job. Faces in @EPA crowd watching Pruitt be confirmed = Hogwarts student expressions when Umbridge becomes head of school. @jk_rowling — Perrin Ireland (@experrinment) February 21, 2017 Pruitt openly doubts mainstream climate science findings, including that human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global temperature increases. Pruitt was confirmed only hours after a judge in Oklahoma ordered the release of nearly 3,000 emails between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies from his time as attorney general. Those emails are due to be released by the end of the day on Tuesday. Pruitt quoted Muir's famous "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread" line in 1st speech to @EPA staffers. Clearly never read full passage: pic.twitter.com/MvrafpFEd6 — Tim Sohn (@tfsohn) February 21, 2017 In his first speech to agency employees on Tuesday, Pruitt spoke of federal environmental regulations as needing to be tailored for the benefit of regulated parties, rather than to protect the public.  “Regulations ought to make things regular. Regulations exist to give certainty to the regulated,” he said. Pruitt clearly aims to shrink the agency's mandate and footprint, and is expected to quickly move to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which regulates global warming-pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants, along with a landmark water pollution regulation.  As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, including in opposition to the Clean Power Plan. Pruitt did little to antagonize the EPA rank and file in his speech, saying, "civility is something that I believe in very much." But he also didn't say much that would immediately quell the internal resistance to him, either. “This environment in which we live today, forgive the reference, but it is a very toxic environment,” he said. “I seek to be a good listener.” Pruitt even went so far as quoting famous naturalist John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club, in his comments.  "We need to be open and transparent" says Scott Pruitt, new EPA administrator who refused to release emails btwn his office and industry — Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) February 21, 2017 In response, the Sierra Club put out this blistering statement: "John Muir is rolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA." A lot is at stake if and when Pruitt and the Trump administration move to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. The Obama administration had turned to the EPA to lead the charge on global warming, and without other rules to drive down emissions, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan would jeopardize America's ability to meet the emissions targets it agreed to under the Paris Climate Agreement.  Pruitt did not mention climate change, or any other specific environmental challenge, in his speech, instead giving general nods to the need to return more of a role for environmental protection to the states.  “We can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” he said. While his tone was conciliatory, Pruitt still has his work cut out for him in winning over rank and file staff members. One longtime EPA employee, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to the press, said there were two notable absences in Pruitt's speech. The first was the lack of any mention of public health, which is part of the agency's mission.  In addition, the EPA staff member said it was "super condescending" to have Pruitt explain "obvious fundamentals of doing our jobs," such as following the laws set forth by Congress. "Really we have follow the statutes? Work well with states? You don't say." If you are a federal employee, scientist or citizen scientist who sees climate science and policy shifts at federal agencies and wishes to alert the media, we want to hear from you. Please send an email from your personal email account to science@mashable.com. You can also contact science editor Andrew Freedman via the secure messaging app Signal, with detailed information in his Twitter bio, or at afreedman@protonmail.com. BONUS: 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, continuing a three-year streak

Are Websites Reviewing 1-2-Switch?

Added: 22.02.2017 8:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

"The lack of chatter about 1-2-Switch is something I've been thinking about over the last couple days. As more and more media sources get their Nintendo Switch units in the mail, I'm noticing that when they unbox their package from Nintendo they contain a lot of things: Zelda amiibo, Switch accessories, a system, and always a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One thing I'm not seeing - highlighted for me by GameXplains latest video - is a lack of a copy of 1-2-Switch. Are media outlets getting this to review as well?"

Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information

Added: 22.02.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way.

From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

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