Computers will use more electricity than the entire world can generate by 2040, tech experts claim

Modern humans depend on their computers to do everything from ordering food to finding a romantic partner.

But the current digital big bang could end with a disappointing whimper because humanity may be unable to produce enough power to keep computers running, experts have warned.

A leading technical organised called the Semiconductor Industry Association has produced a study which said that computer-crazy society will be running short of electricity by 2040.

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It wrote: “Computing will not be sustainable by 2040, when the energy required for computing will exceed the estimated world’s energy production.”

The Semiconductor Industry Association meets every year to discuss how electronic components called transistors – which power computer circuits – can be made ever smaller.

Now the organisation is conceding that they probably won’t get any tinier, heralding the end of an era where computers got faster and faster as transistors shrunk to every tinier sizes.

This means tech firms will have to think of new ways to make computers powerful enough to keep up with demands.

“Driverless cars and personalised medicine along with countless other applications of intelligent systems are on the horizon, the Semiconductor Industry Association added.

The year 2040 carries a huge resonance in the tech world, because some people believe that’s when artificial intelligence will become as clever as us humans – a moment known as the singularity.

[Source:- The Sun]

UK third as Aussies win Quidditch World Cup

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The UK Quidditch team have won their first world cup medal, finishing third as Australia took the title.

The game is adapted from the magical sport played on broomsticks in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

Team UK beat Canada 190-60 to claim bronze – a performance described as “incredible” by Quidditch UK.

The USA had won both previous Quidditch World Cups, in 2012 and 2014, but Australia caught the snitch to snatch victory at the tournament in Frankfurt.

The tournament on 23 and 24 July was the biggest Quidditch World Cup to date, with 21 teams from countries including Italy, South Korea, Brazil, Ireland and Mexico taking part.

Quidditch UK president Mel Piper said the result showed the game was no longer “completely dominated” by the USA, where it first started being played in 2005.

She added: “The fact that we came third is incredible.

“It shows just how much the UK has grown as a nation and the potential we still have to give.”

Each player must carry a broom between their legs.

Teams consist of 21 players, with seven on the field at any one time. No more than four of the seven can be of the same gender.

The team is made up of a keeper, who guards three goal hoops, and three chasers who try to throw a ball – the quaffle – through the opposition hoops, which scores 10 points.

There are also two beaters, who throw balls called bludgers at opposition players. If hit, a player must drop any ball they are holding and run to touch one of their own goal hoops before re-entering play.

Finally there is the seeker, whose job is to catch the snitch. This scores 30 points and ends the game.

The role of the snitch is taken by a neutral person with a Velcro tail attached to their shorts.


The Australian team – known as the Dropbears after fictional animals made up to scare tourists – caught the snitch to end the game and win the final 150-130.

The team posted on Facebook: “We are The Dropbears. We came here to take the fight to America. We came here to show the international Quidditch community what we’re made of.

“And we did it. This team went from strength to strength over the past four months. The Australian Quidditch community could not be prouder.”

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The Australian media praised their victorious team, dubbing them the “mighty Dropbears” and saying they had brought “joy to Aussies and Harry Potter fans the country over”.

[Source:- BBC]

No more rats: New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators

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The New Zealand government has announced a “world-first” project to make the nation predator free by 2050.

The prime minister, John Key, said on Monday it would undertake a radical pest extermination programme – which if successful would be a global first – aiming to wipe out the introduced species of rats, stoats and possums nation-wide in a mere 34 years.

According to the government, introduced species kill 25m native New Zealand birds a year including the iconic ground-dwelling, flightless Kiwi, which die at a rate of 20 a week, and now number fewer than 70,000.

The government estimates the cost of introduced species to the New Zealand economy and primary sector to be NZ$3.3bn (£1.76bn) a year.

“Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums,” said Key in a statement.

“This is the most ambitious conservation project attempted anywhere in the world, but we believe if we all work together as a country we can achieve it.”

Existing pest control methods in New Zealand include the controversial and widespread use of 1080 aerial poison drops, trapping and ground baiting, and possum hunting by ground hunters (possum fur has become a vibrant industry in New Zealand, and is used for winter clothing).

Emeritus Professor of Conservation Mick Clout from the University of Auckland said he was “excited” by the “ambitious plan” which if achieved would be a “remarkable world first”.

“Even the intention of making New Zealand predator free is hugely significant and now it has money and the government behind it I believe it is possible, I am actually very excited,” said Clout.

“The biggest challenge will be the rats and mice in urban areas. For this project to work it will need the urban communities to get on board. Possum extermination will be the easiest because they only breed once a year and there are already effective control methods in place.”

Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan, of the Morgan Foundation, said he was “ecstatic” about the government’s announcement.

“This is the first time the government has really swung in behind investing in New Zealand’s environmental capital,” he said.

“This is a big, ambitious project but with the government making it a priority you will see increased interest in the sector, and further exploration of innovative trapping and extermination techniques beyond toxic chemicals like 1080.”

The Royal Society of New Zealand Forest and Bird was optimistic about the country’s chances of success.

Advocacy manager Kevin Hackwell said: “I think 2050 is a conservative goal, we could be on track to doing it by 2040. The government has just come on board but many groups around New Zealand have been working towards being predator-free for years.”

“New Zealand is a world-leader in eradicating rats from the landscape. New Zealand can’t go predator free without targeting the cities so we will have to look to places like Alberta, Canada, on how to tackle rat infestation in an urban environment. But it is doable, and not that hard.

“A predator-free New Zealand has been National party policy for the last three elections, but now it has gone from being the governing party policy to becoming government policy. But National has already invested a lot of money and resources into research on this.

“The biggest hurdle in the end will be public support for the project. That will be the most important facet of this.”

[Source:- The Guardian]

Macbook Pro 2016 Specs, Release Date, Price: Rumors On Killing The MacBook Air, OLED Touch Bar, More

Everybody thinks that Apple’s Macbook Pro needs a much-deserved upgrade. Because of this, a lot of rumors and speculations have been circulating the Internet; and here’s a rundown of all that we gathered so far, from possible specs to price range.

Is Macbook Pro Killing The Macbook Air?

With the increasing demand for a new Macbook Pro, the question had to be asked is: What will happen to the MacBook Air?

Mashable reported that the Macbook Air had no major updates since early 2015, and is still sporting its 2010 physical design. The site also pointed out that Macbook Pro has already occupied Air’s place on Apple’s product line.

The only saving grace of the Macbook Air at the moment is its low price, starting at $899. Otherwise, an update is highly unlikely.

New Features Leaked?

One popular rumor about the next-gen Macbook Pro is that it will reportedly come with an OLED touch bar. This was leaked in May by Apple site Cult of Mac via spy photos posted on its website.

The images also point out to four USB-C ports, which will replace almost all the connectors on the Macbook Pro.

Spec Rumors

According to Mirror, the new-gen Macbook Pro might possibly have a faster processor and perhaps a slightly thinner design. Storage will potentially be increased, as well as RAM and battery life.

There are also rumors that the screen of the Macbook Pro might be detachable, just like the Microsoft Surface Pro.

Price Range Speculations

Apple usually slots in the new arrivals at the current price points while dialing down the previous one. With this pattern, Mirror speculates that the new MacBook Pro might come in at $999 for the 13-inch model and $1,599 for the 15-inch model.

Release Date Rumor?

The popular rumor about the MacBook Pro being unveiled at WDCC 2016 was sadly debunked after the laptop was a no-show at the event.

However, another Apple site Macworld reported that Ming-Chi Kuo, a trusted analyst, suggested that the new Pro will not be expected until the fourth quarter of this year, translating to a July-September window for Apple.

With all these rumors and speculations flying around, there is just one thing we can all confirm. If the MacBook Pro is coming this year, then it could be amazing.

 

[Source:- Mobile & Apps]

DAY 2: LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK SUMMER RESORT 2016

Wendell Rodricks’ walkthrough saw models decked in ghagras, saris with floor length cape blouses, bolero choga, khadi kurtas, pleated skirts, tunics and churidars. Interesting numbers like dhoti-jumpsuit-sari and farshi pyjamas were a step ahead in fusion and hybrid fashion.

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11.11 demonstrated the story of dressing up with an interactive show where models dressed in soft laidback trousers and shirts, and sensuous draped garments  sashayed down the runway as designers added the finishing touches to their looks. We’re swooning over the indigo hued separates!

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#indiacollective presented an exciting take on sustainable fashion that resonates with the new age fashionista. A display of dresses paired with shirts made using handwoven indigo dye at Maku while Injiri showcased clean and minimalistic separates in whites and blacks using organic cotton. The Aish Life displayed a line up of monochrome numbers created through jamdani, Pashmina and khamir cotton; Deepa Gurnani’s runway saw real women donning exquisite jewellery in brass, antique metallics and bright golds and finally NorBlack NorWhite grabbed every eye with modern, chic creations such as flared dresses, gleaming jackets and more through a mashup of  techniques from Kutch, Kerala and Andhra.

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Gaurang

Gaurang gave his signature style a Spanish twist with saris paired with puffed up and ruffle-sleeved blouses followed by a series of dramatic floor-grazing gowns in nudes and delicate morning hues. The sharp pleats and dramatic ruffles were a refreshing break from his previous collections.

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Paromita

The handwoven story at Paromita Banerjee’s collection included bengal handweaves like Dhakai Jamdani, Malkha Khadi and fine mul mul block prints. The global wardrobe with regional influences had the six yard sari and the LBD.

Mrinalini

Kaftans over harems, casual drapes and belts paired with saris defined Mrinalini’s collection. The dusty hues of beiges and browns were uplifted by ensembles in red and black.

The Meraki Project

Fun, bright colours, ikat prints and tan gladiators made for an interesting collection by The Meraki Project. We loved the cool separates and the fact that they use sustainable textiles is reason enough to add this to your summer story.

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Indigene

Influenced by Gurunsi architecture and the decorated walls of Burkina Faso, the clothes at Indigene were geometric and linear. This collection revived the crochet bag, and brought back a fluid organic look.

ASA

Oversized coats, colour blocked jumpsuits and rolled up pants made for a breezy collection at ASA. Despite the over dose of stripes, we’re still favouring the light, comfort wear.

Swati Vijaivargie

One of the cutest collections of the season, Swati Vijaivargie added poetry into design with intricate aari embroidery, fun coral stripes, patchwork and appliqué work. Perfect for a non conformist boho traveller, we loved the khadis, cottons and chanderis.

Read about what inspired this collection here.

Debashri Samanta

Debashri Samanta’s collection revolved around the signature element of summer – floral prints, but in indigo. Hints of neon added a dash of playfulness to the collection. We particularly loved the used of pompoms over the intense blue.

Amrich Designs

Creating a collection that embodied several hand processes like ikat, shibori and block printing, Amrich Designs was all about contemporary wear. Leftover up-cycled material found its way into the collection. We especially loved the over sized tote in shades of beige and blue.

Swati Kalsi

Swati Kalsi played around with the wild hues of red and black. Contemporary Indian wear was complemented by cool woven gladiators. Knee-length pants over short kurtis seems like a promising style this season.

Swati & Sunaina

Muslins woven with handspun cotton, gossamer like jamdanis were spotted at Swati & Sunaina’s collection. For evening wear pure zari saris were complemented by Mughal motifs. Corals, soothing blues and pinks encompassed the summery colour palette.

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Read about what inspired this collection here.

Pella

Effortless dressing defined the collection at Pella. Various shades of beige and browns took over the runway. We loved the free-flowing garments and the comfort they promise during the warm days of summer.

[Source:- Verve]

The 10 best smartphones of 2016 so far

Do words such as ‘megapixels’, ‘RAM’ and ‘unibody aluminium’ make you feel all fuzzy inside? Then this is the corner of the internet for you.

Below you’ll find our pick of the best phones we’ve reviewed so far this year, celebrating everything from gorgeous displays to bonkers innovation and everything in-between. Before we dive into the smartphone rabbit hole, though, we’d like to make it clear that this isn’t our Top 10 smartphone list; that’s the place you want to go to if you’re after a new smartphone and want some expert advice. Indeed, some of the phones below aren’t necessarily the ‘best’ around.

But what they do all do is offer something different enough to make them stand out, and that’s why we’re shining our spotlight on them. So, on with the show.

MOST DESIRABLE: SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is pretty much as perfect a smartphone as we’ve ever laid eyes (or indeed, hands) on. For starters, it’s bloomin’ gorgeous. The second you pick it up, you’ll be drawn in by the tantalising bends of its curved screen and lovely solid metal and glass build.

It’s not just a pretty face though – it’s packing some serious, serious power beneath the hood, with a Samsung-made Exynos processor and 4GB RAM providing a smartphone experience that’s slicker than a greased up cheetah on an ice slide. Throw in the best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested, and you’ve got yourself a pocket wonder.

BEST FOR THE PLANET: FAIRPHONE 2

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The Fairphone 2 is, in many ways, the worst phone on this list. Its camera, while offering decent, if unspectacular snaps in regular conditions, will throw up fuzzy noise in a dim bar. It’s running Android 5.1 as opposed to the newer 6.0 Marshmallow (albeit with a few nice software tweaks). Its rear speakers are pretty terrible, and it’s also really, really fat, measuring up at around 11mm thick – practically obese by today’s smartphone standards. Oh, and it’s also made of plastic.

So why is it in our list? Well, first off, it’s modular – even more so than the LG G5, in that you can order replacement cameras and even screens, swapping them out yourself should you find anything broken after a sambuca-fuelled dancefloor backflip.

More important, however, is what the Fairphone 2 stands for. Namely, fairness. Obviously. It’s produced ethically, using components, minerals and raw materials that aren’t mined in dubious human right-violating ways, and its workers aren’t subjected to the long hours and poor conditions that still sadly plague our world. For that alone, it’s earned itself a well-deserved place on our list.

MOST INNOVATIVE: LG G5

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LG looked around at all the other smartphones this year and stuck its middle finger up at them all by magically creating the G5: an all-metal phone with a removable battery and microSD card slot – the twin pillars of the holy grail of Android power users worldwide.

The secret lies in the G5’s crazy ability to dislocate its lower jaw, revealing a hidden battery compartment. This same trick also lets it play nice with various LG modules, including a camera grip – the LG Cam Plus – and a rather excellent DAC (the LG Hi-Fi Plus), which supercharges your music while you’re out and about.

Its photography game is on point too, with two excellent rear cameras – one of which is solely designed for super-wide shots, cramming more into each single photo. More innovation like this please, everyone.

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BEST SMALL PHONE: APPLE IPHONE SE

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Silly name aside, we have to give Apple credit for its 2016 not-flagship iPhone. While the iPhone 7 has yet to fully reveal itself (you’ll have to wait till September for that like the rest of us), the iPhone SE graced us with its miniature presence in March, going against the grain by cramming in the same internals as the iPhone 6s into what is essentially an iPhone 5s’ body.

The end result is a powerful phone with a very manageable 4in screen, offering smaller-handed gadgeteers a taste of the flagship life, at a reasonable (for Apple) £360.

BEST SUB-£100 PHONE: VODAFONE SMART PRIME 7

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The Vodafone Smart Prime 7 makes the Moto G look expensive: it costs just £75. Seriously, that’s it. We’ve had takeaways that set us back more than that, though admittedly we are a sucker for over-ordering. You can never have enough peshwari naan, in our opinion. But we digress.

Naturally, £75 won’t buy you the very best of the best when it comes to screens, performance and camera smarts, but that’s OK, because the Vodafone Smart Prime 7’s screen and battery life hold up very well, and its snaps are some of the best we’ve seen at this price point. Living proof that dirt cheap doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting actual dirt. Unless you’re at a garden centre, we suppose.

BEST ALL-ROUNDER: HTC 10

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The HTC 10 is a beautiful looking thing. Fans of the company’s past flagships will recognise the design DNA of the stunning M7 and its M8 and M9 brothers, but the 10 surpasses them all with its simple, minimalist style and soft curves.

Apart from being a spectacular-looking slab of metallic goodness though, the HTC 10 throws everything you’d expect from a modern smartphone champion straight at you. An excellent camera, detailed screen and software smarts are all present and accounted for, making the stellar two-day battery life the delicious fluffy buttercream on an already moist and drool-worthy cake. Mmmm, cake.

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BEST MID-RANGE PHONE: LENOVO MOTO G4 PLUS

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The Lenovo Moto G4 Plus’ £230 price tag won’t bleed your wallet dry like a money-sapping vampire, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a load of rubbish for your cash either. Its 5.5in Full HD screen is vibrant and punchy, making it great for games and video, and its Glance display – which turns on the clock automatically when you pick it up – is useful for pretending you have magical powers.

Throw in a great camera (especially for this price), snappy performance and a relatively tinker-free version of Android, and you’ve got yourself a veritable bargain.

MOST UNUSUAL: NEXTBIT ROBIN

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In an ocean of black aluminium slabs and rounded corners, the oddly named Nextbit Robin is an absolute delight – an alpine-scented hurricane of fresh air, if you will.

Its attractive pastel-blue colour and refreshingly angular shape – not to mention circular drilled speakers – are a sight for sore eyes. Those speakers, by the way, are excellent, which is a big plus point for headphone-less YouTube addicts.

It’s not only its looks which are different but also its approach to storage: the Nextbit Robin focuses on automated cloud storage, backing up your photos and media, as well as app data for your less-used apps, without you needing to do anything.

Buggy software, a run-of-the-mill camera and a mediocre battery life let it down somewhat, but it should be applauded for breaking the smartphone mould.

BEST REALLY BIG PHONE: HUAWEI MATE 8

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The M8 8 is gr8 m8. In all seriousness though, Huawei’s all-metal beast throws a 6in screen straight at your eyes, making it a great choice for web browsing and crushing candy without having to ruin your peepers.

Its large size means it’s got a massive battery too, which blesses it with incredible stamina, making it one of the hardiest smartphones around for power users. A strong camera and surprisingly good speakers round things off nicely, but the large screen and never-say-die stamina are what really set this beast apart.

BEST BARGAIN (EVER): ONEPLUS 3

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Let’s deal with the elephant in the room first – pricing. The OnePlus 3 launched at £309, but it’ll hit £329 from 11 July, thanks to that pesky little Brexit imp. Politics aside though, the OnePlus 3, even with its price hike, offers unbelievable bang-for-buck value.

Despite remaining around half the price of the Galaxy S7 Edge, it still packs some mighty flagship power in the form of Qualcomm’s beastly Snapdragon 820 processor and – get this – 6GB (!) of RAM.

Its camera is excellent too, offering OIS for clearer shots in dim conditions. Its 5.5in 1080p screen might not be a pixel-packing 2K beast, but your eyes won’t notice at regular distances, and it serves up a snappy fingerprint scanner and clever software tricks to top it all off.

It’s a shame, then, that its design lets it do- oh wait, there’s no compromise there either: it’s made from solid aluminium, and looks and feels like a proper flagship twice its price. Mad props OnePlus. Mad props indeed.

[Source:-Stuff]

Amitabh Bachchan, Gauri Khan, Malaika celebrate Vikram Phadnis’ 25 years in fashion industry

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Amitabh Bachchan, Vikram Phadnis, Gauri Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan, BhumiBollywood mesgastar Amitabh Bachchan walked the ramp for designer Vikram Phadnis to celebrate the deisgner’s 25 years in the fashion industry. Amitabh Bach​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​chan’s wife Jaya and daughter Shweta Bachachan Nanda were there to cheer for Big B. SRK’s wife Gauri Khan along with a host of other celebs like Athiya Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita Lokhande, Malaika Arora Khan, Boman Irani, Sooraj Pancholi, Zarina Wahab and Ayushmann Khurrana also attended the show.

[Source:- The Indian Express]

 

Google Nexus 2016 Release Date, Specs, Update: Android Nougat On Nexus ‘Marlin’, ‘Salifish’ Confirmed?

Google Nexus 2016 Release Date, Specs, Price

While there’s still no single word from Google about a possible Nexus 2016 release date, rumors about the specs, features and price of the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 flagships codenamed “Marlin” and “Sailfish” have been hitting the web for quite some time now.

Recently, Techdroider posted a picture of the HTC-made Marlin which the publication claims is the first real picture of the Nexus smartphone.

The picture shows the handset screen which mentions it’s running Google latest mobile OS Android Nougat with the latest July security patch. As the picture only shows the handset’s front face, the actual design of the HTC “Marlin” still remains a big mystery.

According to reports, Google is expected to release its next gen Nexus 2016 smartphones as early as next month alongside the Android 7.0 Nougat. The search giant has recently rolled out the latest beta version of Android N, dubbed Developer Preview 5.

Previous reports suggest Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is manufacturing the highly popular line of Google Nexus 2016 smartphones including a 5-inch device codenamed “Sailfish” and a 5.5-inch phablet known as “Marlin.” There are also reports which claim that Huawei is developing a third Nexus smartphone.

As far as specs are concerned, both the Google Nexus 2016 handsets are expected to come powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 processor and feature the same 4GB of RAM. There will a 12-megapixel main camera enabled with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front facing camera on board.

Overall specs of the two handsets are expected to be the same except for their display size and battery capacity. Nexus Marlin is rumored to come backed by a massive 3450mAh battery, while its sibling Nexus Sailfish is expected to get a 2770mAh battery.

Other rumored specs include a rear panel fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, bottom facing speakers, a top mounted headphone jack and Bluetooth 4.2

Readers are requested to take the information with a grain of salt as Google has not confirmed anything its upcoming Nexus 2016 handsets.

[Source:- Science World Report]

MacBook Pro 2016 To Feature OLED Touch Bar: How It Will Help The User?

MacBook Pro 2016 To Feature OLED Touch Bar: How It Will Help The User?

MacBook Pro 2016 is likely to feature OLED Touch Bar. At present, Apple is working on  new OLED touch bar to replace the function key row on the upcoming MacBook Pro keyboard.

A leaked image has shown a space above the keyboard and that space is meant for OLED Touch Bar. The OLED Touch Bar will help the user in customizing the keys. Through this feature, you can open an app with a single tap and it will show different controls and notifications. MacBook Pro 2016’s OLED  touch bar will also include a fingerprint scanner. However, finalizing the said feature may take some time. Thus, the MacBook Pro 2016 release is likely to be delayed.

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Aside from OLED Touch Bar, according to 9to5 Mac, MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to feature USB C-ports. The latest leaked image has sported four USB-C ports. USB C port is more efficient than a normal USB port, HDMI port or MagSafe charger connection.

MacBook Pro 2016 will have a new design. It will be the thinnest laptop. The new MacBook Pro will not be a detachable tablet device like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Skylake processors will power the device. The laptop will also pack a faster 1866MHz RAM. The Intel HD 515 graphics is the another rumored feature. This graphics will be 25 percent more powerful than the GPU of the older model.

The upcoming MacBook will have 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. The user can connect the device to other Apple products very easily.   The new Force Touch trackpad will enrich the user experience.“Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish,” Phillip Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, said. The buyer will also get to experience DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI and VGA capabilities and OS X El Capitan operating system. MacBook Pro 13 inch model’s price range will be £1199 and £1399. The 15-inch model will have 2 variants with the price tags £1599 and £1999 respectively.

The BitBag readers, if you have heard any rumor about MacBook Pro 2016, you can share it in the comment section.

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Cafe Deco to close on The Peak – latest victim of mall landlords’ revamp plans

After 22 years, one of the most popular restaurants on The Peak in Hong Kong, Cafe Deco, is to close this summer and move across Victoria Harbour because of renovations at the Peak Galleria mall.

A spokeswoman for Cafe Deco Group said owner Hang Lung Properties had decided to renovate the mall, making it impossible for the restaurant to continue operating there.

“They first notified us six months ago and we negotiated with them for several months, but it’s confirmed today that we have to move,” she said.

The restaurant, which is best known for its stunning views of Hong Kong, as well as its extensive selection of fresh oysters and sustainable seafood, will have its last day on The Peak on July 24 and then reopen in September on the 20th floor of The One in Tsim Sha Tsui … offering great views of The Peak.

It is the latest long-standing restaurant tenant forced to move or close. In Pacific Place, Admiralty, Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill closed in April after 27 years, and Italian restaurant Grappa’s tenancy will end this summer after more than 25 years in the mall.

 [Source:- South Chaina Morning Post]