Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.
The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.
Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.
Weather forecasters’ worst fears regarding Hurricane Harvey are being realized in Houston, the nation’s 4th-largest city, as a historic deluge pounded the city overnight and into Sunday morning, with no signs of relenting. Widespread, “catastrophic” flooding is occurring, with emergency responders struggling to rescue people from rapidly flooding homes.
Officials report at least 1,000 people were rescued overnight from rising waters, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has been issuing some of the most dire flood warnings in its history.
With the powerful category 3 hurricane named Harvey heading toward Texas, Verizon Wireless is making plans to keep its cellular network up during the storm so that those affected by the 125 MPH winds can make emergency calls and stay in touch with others. Verizon has improved its network in Texas since the 2016 storm season by adding capacity to cell sites. It also fortified its pipeline along evacuation routes.
Verizon also installed new network services in locations where keeping a line of communications open would be important during a storm. According to Big Red, these locations include …
Inclement weather in Moscow on Friday summoned an unexpected public menace: Runaway portable toilets.
Per RT, high winds sent portable toilets skidding across a walkway between the Moscow Museum of Archaeology and the Museum of the Patriotic War in 1812, near by the city’s Red Square.
Clips of the incident show passersby scattering as bright blue toilets slide in their direction.
And yes, you can laugh— RT says there were no injuries reported.
Gameloft is back with yet another car racing game in the Asphalt franchise, which strongly resembles the CSR series that contains some of the best-selling drag racing games.
As the title says, the game is called Asphalt Street Storm Racing and brings players into the world of drag racing. Choose your favorite supercar and drag race across the world’s top cities. Players can collect, customize and race power autos ranging from classic cars to new turbo supercars.
Aside from single player races, Gameloft’s game offers the option to take on other people …
Anticipation for the all-new BlackBerry Storm 3 has risen to feverish levels since the first pictures leaked earlier this month. The pictures alone were enough to grab the attention of many in recent time However, speculation alone wasn’t enough as information. As was the case with these photos, each time we uncover a juicy detail an equally juicy contradiction follows. This has been true for news on the device itself as well as info on upcoming BlackBerry Storm 3 accessories by third-party manufacturers. So what are we to believe?
Well, all we can do is examine what we know from “reliable” sources. These are sources who have actually seen, and in some cases held, the device. With so many unsubstantiated reports, it’s unclear if RIM is just putting out a ruse. And there does seem to be some truth to the notion that RIM has been showing off both the BlackBerry Storm 3 and BlackBerry Storm 2 refresh without telling anyone which is which. This would explain why some reports have called the Storm 3 “near identical” to the Storm 2 while others say it looks markedly different.
One common notion reviewers have made is that the new storm will be much more slim than its predecessor. Interestingly enough, both prototype devices weigh the same as the Storm 2, although multiple reviewers have said that despite the actual weight, it “feels” lighter. That could be a matter of improved weight displacement achieved during the slimming redesign. In addition, since both units are slimmer than the Storm 2, it means we’ll all need new BlackBerry Storm 3 cases because those Storm 2 cases definitely won’t fit.
There has also been some confusion over the BlackBerry Storm 3’s built-in camera. Some sources have reported that the Storm 3’s camera is similar to the Storm 2’s, but others have reported that it has 5 megapixels. The former may be a case of the reviewer having seen a refresh rather than a Storm 3 because 5-MP just seems right. We don’t see RIM adding outdated tech to what looks to be an otherwise leading-edge machine, but we’ve been surprised before. In addition to the camera, were also quite certain that the BlackBerry Storm 3 will use OS 6 and have 512 MB of RAM in the default model.
The Storm 3 also uses the popular SurePress screen, but since we don’t have precise knowledge of screen dimensions, it’s impossible to say if you’ll have to buy new BlackBerry Storm 3 screen protectors or be able to use those old ones. There has also been little indication that Mobile Hotspot will ship with the device as was originally believed. It’s most likely that RIM will add the feature in a future update. As long as we know we’re getting it, we can live with a short delay.
The Blackberry Storm 9350 should be considered by anyone who is looking at smart phones as it is a popular and recent addition to the Blackberry line of phones. To keep demanding customers happy, this model has lots of features as well as a unique touchscreen that is very precise which is unusual for a phone. This review may help you make up your mind if you are wondering whether or not to get a Blackberry Storm 9350.
The Blackberry Storm 9530 was first introduced in 2008 and was the first smart phone in what has come to be a very popular brand. The first users, however, made some complaints regarding the keyboard’s performance, the speed of browsing the web and software bugs. Lots of these problems have been sorted with the release of the latest OS, Blackberry 6. Web browsing, for example, is a lot easier thanks to the new page setup, where you can simply perform searches by using the URL and search box. When you start searching for anything that’s part of your history or that you’ve bookmarked, it will appear as a choice as soon as you start typing a search term. So the new Blackberry system allows you to surf the web in a similar way as on a computer.
Today’s smart phones, such as the Blackberry Storm 9530 have many features beyond talking and texting, and one of these is GPS to make navigation on foot or in a vehicle simple. By using Blackberry Maps, you’ll be guided on which roads to take whenever you need assistance. You’ll be able to pull up data from the internet in case you need to find the nearest hotel, flower shop, pizza place or whatever you may be looking for. You can bookmark your own list of favorite locations for future use.
You can also send a map to someone else through a text message or email. If you want your phone to verbally tell you how to get places, you can get VZNavigator, a Verizon service that requires a paid subscription.
With a Blackberry smart phone it is very easy for you to tap into your social networking accounts, which is good as they are a major way of connecting people. You can get Facebook messages to your cell phone, you can update your status and even tell people where you are or see where they are with Facebook Places. You can tweet easily from your Blackberry, if you like do do so. You can send tweets and messages, and re-tweet any posts you want to pass along. Having instant access to your social networking sites with a Blackberry Storm 9350 is just one thing, as you will also have full access to the sites. If you are thinking about getting a Blackberry Storm 9530, you should now be able to make a logical decision in regard to whether you want it or not. No matter what your personal preferences in a smart phone is, this particular Blackberry has something for everyone. It all comes down to doing your own research, doing a comparison, and seeing what you want.
Working in the mobile phone industry is fantastic because you get to test so many different types of phones on a daily basis today I’m looking at the Blackberry Storm 9500 which is being around for a few months now but I’m really only starting to write a review.
This is the first touchscreen device from RIM it features a very simple to block form factor, and comes with an accelerometer for screen rotation. On the left-hand side of the phone you will find a micro USB port, which can be used to connect to a laptop or PC and also used as a charger. There is also something called a convenient key, which can be programmed with your favorite application, with the press of the button the application will open up on the phone. On the right-hand side of the phone there is another convenient key, which is set by default to the camera shutter button – this of course can be changed to any application of your choosing. There is also a volume rocker. On the back of the phone you’ll find a 3.2 megapixel camera which comes with what is called an assist flash. On the top of the phone there are two more buttons, which to be honest enough to click buttons but these control the mute and to lock the phone when required.
In terms of build quality this storm feels quite nice it’s solidly built maybe a little on the heavy side but overall it feels comfortable in the hand. As we have said already this is a touch screen phone but it’s a little bit different to what you may have seen before. RIM has somehow managed to make the touchscreen deal as it has clickback. When you touch and application icon this will not open you need to press down until you feel a click disk will then open all your chosen application. This is a really nice feature and is a first in the touchscreen smartphone market.
Looking at the display there is a lot of information, which could overwhelm some people. You can check your connection type, signal strengths, location services, there’s also a button for changing profiles, battery strength indicator, how many messages that are unread, time and date. All this information is at the top top of the screen reading it here may sound like a lot but it’s the normal standard indicators and icons that you will see on most cell phones nowadays.
On the menu at the bottom of the screen you can quickly access your messages, contacts, calendar and browser. This of course can be customized and very easily in which your favorite applications, which is one of the great things about smartphones the fact that you can customize it for your personal needs.
On the main menu there are 16 icons for applications and programs, these of course can be customized for your personalized needs you can move everything around and you can also hide applications in other folders making it easier to access and change. It is very simple to move an icon and this can be achieved within seconds. We mentioned earlier that there is an accelerometer which rotates the menu when you switch to a landscape viewing. I found this to be sometimes a little slow and no lag between switching from vertical to the horizontal landscape mode could even take at times up to 10 seconds. Of course there may be a number of firmware updates that will change this in the near future.