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Gran Turismo Sport is extremely limited in offline mode – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

reader comments 22 On Tuesday, October 17, the long-awaited Gran Turismo Sport arrives for the Playstation 4. This seventh installment of one of the world’s best-selling games franchises introduces a number of updates designed for high-end TVs, virtual reality, and e-sports enthusiasts. Although we’ve had a copy for a few days now, you’ll have to wait a few more days to read a proper review. In large part, that’s because Sony’s Gran Turismo…

Is your hobby a sport, a game, or something else? Take the quiz – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For years, pole dancing suffered by association. An athletic pursuit that sees dancers spin, jump and slide, the medium was grounded by its tawdry connotations: of late nights, dark rooms, and risqué moves for a paying clientele. That now looks set to change, after the Global Association of International Sports Federation recognised pole dancing as an official sport.  The move marks an historic moment in the professional life of Katie Coates, 41, from…

Shannon Sharpe: We all believe Kap has been whiteballed – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

– Unless there’s email, a paper trail, maybe you have someone that was close to an owner and he overheard conversation. I just don’t know how you’d prove this. We all believe it, Skip, that Colin Kaepernick has been whiteballed. That because of his stance that he took against social injustice and police brutality against unarmed people of color, we believe that is being held against him. But it doesn’t…

Monday’s Sports in Brief – News & Observer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PRO FOOTBALL Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York as they try again to stop the running back’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Elliott’s legal team filed a request for a temporary restraining order Monday and will get a hearing Tuesday in the Southern District…

Aaron Judge, Todd Frazier Power Yankees to Pivotal Game 3 Win Over Astros – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Following a couple frustrating 2-1 losses to begin the ALCS, the Yankees snagged a much-needed 8-1 win over the Astros in Game 3. Their series deficit is now cut in half before Tuesday night’s Game 4. A few quick thoughts off Monday night’s game: 1. HERE COMES THE JUDGE: It’s hard for any one player to own a lopsided victory, but Aaron Judge did on Monday night. In the top…

How to Take Great Photos with the Canon EOS 80D – Tom’s Guide

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The 24-megapixel EOS 80D continues Canon’s line of excellent midrange DSLRs. This $1,099 model produces great images and offers fast autofocus, improved dynamic range and high ISO performance. Credit: CanonThe EOS 80D is a great camera for videographers, enthusiasts and those who want to grow their skills. Here are some quick and easy tips and tricks to help you make the most of this DSLR. $1,099.00 Amazon Quick Tips 1….

Iraqi forces take back Sinjar in latest effort to roll back Kurdish gains of the past years – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BAGHDAD — Militia forces affiliated with the Iraqi government seized control of the Kurdish held-town of Sinjar near the border with Syria on Tuesday, continuing a push by the federal government in Baghdad to reassert its authority in disputed territories. A force of local Yazidis, part of Iraq’s popular mobilization movement of militias, took control of the town early on Tuesday morning, local residents and fighters said. A few hours…

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops – New York Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“This is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser to Mr. Obama, posted on Twitter. “Also,” Mr. Rhodes added, “Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.” That reference was to the public feud Mr. Trump began with the parents of a Muslim American soldier, Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The soldier’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala…

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s…

In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries ‘Half-Baked Spurious Nationalism’ – NPR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP In what appeared to be a…

Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/’60 Minutes’ probe – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

President Trump said Monday that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic and declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations that the lawmaker helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies. Trump’s remarks came amid widespread reaction across the political spectrum to a Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation that…

Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack in 2013 – New York Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Companies of all stripes now are ramping up efforts to find and fix bugs in their software amid a wave of damaging hacking attacks. Many firms, including Microsoft, pay security researchers and hackers “bounties” for information about flaws – increasing the flow of bug data and rendering efforts to secure the material more urgent than ever. In an email responding to questions from Reuters, Microsoft said: “Our security teams actively…

Who Are the Instagrammers Behind the Industry’s Favorite Fashion Accounts? – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instagram has some stellar archive- and throwback-focused handles in the mix right now. Feeds like @DZGaines and @VirgoMood are as addictive as they are painstakingly curated. Often focused on the ’90s and the ’00s, these accounts include rare images of collections and models pulled from the depths of the web, vintage independent magazines, or from the brink-of-extinction fashion forums. But who are the people behind these double-tap-worthy posts? Are they…

Alessandra Ambrosio teases a glimpse of her supermodel pins in semi-sheer jumpsuit as she attends ELLE’s 24th … – Daily Mail

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

By Jessica Rach For Mailonline Published: 03:47 EDT, 17 October 2017 | Updated: 04:04 EDT, 17 October 2017 e-mail 3 View comments She is one of the longest-serving Victoria’s Angels, having first modeled for the lingerie giant in 2005. And Alessandra Ambrosio proved just why she is one of their front-runners, as she attended ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration presented by L’Oreal Paris at the Four Seasons Hotel…

What Is Your Digital IQ? And 6 Simple Steps To Boost It – Forbes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Digital IQs—a measurement of an organization’s abilities to harness and profit from technology—of most companies are getting lower over the last decade according to a PwC’s 2017 Global Digital IQ Survey: 10th anniversary edition. However, in most cases, this isn’t for lack of resources devoted to digital pursuits. In fact, there are certainly significant advances from most companies, but according to the PwC survey, just 52% of businesses would…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

Who Are the Instagrammers Behind the Industry’s Favorite Fashion Accounts? – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instagram has some stellar archive- and throwback-focused handles in the mix right now. Feeds like @DZGaines and @VirgoMood are as addictive as they are painstakingly curated. Often focused on the ’90s and the ’00s, these accounts include rare images of collections and models pulled from the depths of the web, vintage independent magazines, or from the brink-of-extinction fashion forums. But who are the people behind these double-tap-worthy posts? Are they…

Why Yujin Seo Is the Next Korean Model Poised to Go Global – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new slew of Korean models dominated this Fashion Week circuit, so naturally, the hunt for the next stunner from Seoul is on. As the city’s Spring 2018 shows begin today, one particularly striking unknown is worth watching: Yujin Seo, the 17-year-old with the one-of-a-kind face that has taken the local fashion industry by storm. In a makeshift tent behind the DDP show venue, the Seoul-born and raised model sits…

Amazon’s power pushes CPG brands to look to e-commerce alternatives – Digiday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Consumer goods companies are at a crossroads. If they ignore Amazon, they risk ditching an essential sales channel. If they partner with Amazon, their brands are exposed, should it choose to undercut them with its own, cheaper alternatives. The answer for some CPG companies is to look to Amazon alternatives. Retailers who spoke at the IGD Online and Digital Summit last week said the looming power of Amazon was leading them…

What Retailers Can Learn From Walmart’s Incredible E-Commerce … – Forbes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

An employee restocks shelves of school supplies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Wal-Mart Stores is scheduled to release earnings figures on August 17. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg This year, Walmart posted an impressive 60% year-over-year e-commerce growth. Walmart is the third-largest online marketplace in the U.S. and it’s also growing total online sales faster than Amazon and eBay. Let’s take…