Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp is full of praise for Wolves defender Conor Coady after his impressive display in their 1-1 draw at Fulham.Redknapp praised Conor Coady for a last-ditch effort that denied Aleksander Mitrovic’s shot from rolling into the net when the score was at 1-1 and he also compared him to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.“I’m gonna actually say this is a Scouser’s defense, let’s just watch, because it’s got that heart of a lion Conor Coady as can he get that…yes a brilliant piece of play and that’s what you’re looking for from your defender, he’s fantastic as you see there it looks like it’s odds against to make that,” Redknapp said, as quoted by thisisfutbol.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s so brave I don’t think the other defenders like Bony would have got that, that’s brilliant defending, Jamie Carragher used to do that all the time, the heart of a lion.”
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Read: Get these cheap GTX laptops while you canRead: Fastest gaming laptops, ranked 2:42 17 Photos Laptops Gaming Desktops 0 Tags The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 How is Apex Legends different from Fortnite and PUBG? Fortnite Asus Huawei Intel Lenovo Nvidia Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice If you want to release a video game that a million-odd people will download overnight, then a Fortnite-style free-to-play battle royale game seems like the way to go. Apex Legends, from Respawn and EA, has become an instant hit, thanks to its freemium business model and availability across PCs, Xbox and PlayStation. For PC players, Fortnite is a great example of a pick-up-and-play game that doesn’t need especially high-end hardware to run. But what about the new Apex Legends? We lined up a bunch of laptops for some anecdotal hands-on testing to see how the game plays. But first, here are the recommended minimum specs from each game’s developer:Fortnite Battle Royale minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3 2.4 GhzRAM: 4GB GPU: Intel HD 4000Apex Legends minimum specsCPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHzRAM: 6GBGPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700Recommended specs for PC games are not always set in stone. Sometimes the minimum spec is barely enough to launch the game at a crawl, other times you can push the boundaries and play games decently on hardware never intended for it. New driver or game software updates can also make a big difference. One thing is clear: Fortnite is built to run on almost anything this side of a scientific calculator, while Apex Legends depends at the very least on a discrete graphics card. Here are some laptops in the CNET Labs we ran the game on, and what we found. Frame rates are from the onscreen fps counter built into EA’s Origin game launcher. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei Matebook 13CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8565URAM: 8GBGPU: Nvidia MX15018-24fpsResults: At the lowest graphics settings and a paltry 1,200×800 resolution, the game ran at around 18 to 24fps. That made for a choppy experience, but not one that was totally unplayable. In a pinch, you could probably kill some time playing Apex at the back of a crowded conference room. Stepping down even further, to Intel integrated graphics (in a Dell XPS 13), we got 14-20fps by turning every option down to its lowest setting, including the resolution. It’s technically playable like that, but don’t expect to actually hit anyone. Lenovo Legion Y7000PCPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 8750HRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 106080-90fpsFor under $999, you can find many laptop options with Nvidia’s GTX 1060 GPU. It works fine with most new games as long as you keep detail levels modest. For a fast-paced shooter like Apex, I kept the resolution at 1,920×1,080 and detail levels at medium-to-high settings, and stayed above 80fps the whole time. Sarah Tew/CNET Alienware 17 R4CPU: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7820HKRAM: 16GBGPU: Nvidia GTX 108090-120fpsThe classic high-end gaming laptop configuration for the past few years. A single 1080 card can still chew through just about any game, and we hit between 90 and 120fps during a live match at full HD resolution and high detail settings. Asus Zephyrus GX701CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H RAM: 24GBGPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q90-140fpsThe ultimate high-end experience. At the highest detail settings and full HD resolution, the game ran between 90 and 140fps without any hitches or other issues. My biggest problem was getting flat-out murdered over and over (and over) again. It’s really way more graphics power than this game needs, but that just leaves you headroom for newer games coming later this year.
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(PhysOrg.com) — A joint U.S./UK research team has found that common encryption techniques are so good that law enforcement, from local to highly resourceful federal agencies, are unable to get at data on a computer hard disk that could be used to prove the guilt of people using the computer to perpetuate crimes. In looking at the current technology, the team, as they describe in their paper published in Digital Investigation, find that if criminals use commonly available hard drive encryption software, law enforcement very often is unable find anything that can be used against them. Contrary to what we all see in the movies and on television, cracking an encrypted drive is not a simple thing; in fact, it’s so difficult that if someone has encrypted their hard drive, there is apparently little law enforcement (or anyone else) can do read the data on the drive. Adding to the frustration, at least on the part of law enforcement, is the fact that they can’t force people to give up their passwords.The authors of the report suggest there are some things law enforcement can do, but they all must happen prior to a drive being buttoned up by encryption. Specifically, they say that law enforcement should stop turning computers off to bring them to another location for study, doing so only causes the need for a password to be entered to read the encrypted data. Also, in some cases, doing so causes the data to be automatically destroyed. Fortunately, there are some tools forensics experts can use to gather data if it sits untouched, such as copying everything in memory to a separate disk. The team also suggests that law enforcement look first to see if the drive has been encrypted before scanning it with their own software, as doing so will likely result in a lot of wasted time.The unfortunate bottom line though, is that the authors openly admit that once the drive is encrypted, there is little to nothing to be done, which a lot of criminals are surely going to be really pleased to hear. The team suggests that the government embark on a research mission of its own to figure out a way to subvert encrypted drives or it will find itself with little reason to bother confiscating computers used by criminals to commit crimes in the future. Citation: Research team finds disk encryption foils law enforcement efforts (2011, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-team-disk-encryption-foils-law.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: The growing impact of full disk encryption on digital forensics, Digital Investigation, In Press. doi:10.1016/j.diin.2011.09.005AbstractThe increasing use of full disk encryption (FDE) can significantly hamper digital investigations, potentially preventing access to all digital evidence in a case. The practice of shutting down an evidential computer is not an acceptable technique when dealing with FDE or even volume encryption because it may result in all data on the device being rendered inaccessible for forensic examination. To address this challenge, there is a pressing need for more effective on-scene capabilities to detect and preserve encryption prior to pulling the plug. In addition, to give digital investigators the best chance of obtaining decrypted data in the field, prosecutors need to prepare search warrants with FDE in mind. This paper describes how FDE has hampered past investigations, and how circumventing FDE has benefited certain cases. This paper goes on to provide guidance for gathering items at the crime scene that may be useful for accessing encrypted data, and for performing on-scene forensic acquisitions of live computer systems. These measures increase the chances of acquiring digital evidence in an unencrypted state or capturing an encryption key or passphrase. Some implications for drafting and executing search warrants to dealing with FDE are discussed. © 2011 PhysOrg.com ElcomSoft undoes Apple’s location security fix
© 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Stated in scholarly terms, a newly published study says research results suggest that “male web-building spiders employ a phylogenetically conserved vibratory signal to ameliorate the risk of pre-copulatory cannibalism.” Translation: A smaller and weaker male spider needs to rock the web so that the female spider won’t kill him before mating. Journal information: Scientific Reports Male black widows look for well-fed mates Explore further Citation: Shudder action buys time for male spider from being killed (2013, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-shudder-action-male-spider.html More information: Male courtship vibrations delay predatory behaviour in female spiders, Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 3557 DOI: 10.1038/srep03557sites.google.com/site/behaviou … /marie-e-herbersteinsites.google.com/site/aewignall/media (a) Waveform of a vibration generated by an adult male shuddering in a female’s web, and (b) waveform of the same shudder in (a) played through an electromagnetic shaker. Credit: Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 3557 doi:10.1038/srep03557 The research was published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, by Anne Wignall and Marie Herberstein of Macquarie University in Australia. The paper is titled, “Male courtship vibrations delay predatory behaviour in female spiders.” Specifically, male Argiope spiders produce a “courtship” shudder-like vibration in the web, which seems to lessen their chances of being eaten, but the authors also point out that the action merely may buy some time to cause the larger female just to delay her predatory behavior. The shudder delays female aggression and risk of attack, they said, during the earliest and potentially riskiest stages of courtship. The vibration is interesting in that it solves a major problem for male web-building spiders, as they attempt to court female spiders without being mistaken for prey.The authors discussed their method: “We recorded the courtship shudders of five males in a web using laser vibrometry. To ensure that male courtship shudders would be accurately reproduced in our assays, we compared the vibrations from the original recording, and a recording from the electromagnetic shaker used to artificially generate the stimuli in the experiment. The vibrations matched well between the two sources.”Both authors have an interest in spiders as important models in evolutionary and behavioral research. Wignall, on her web site, noted her interest in understand more about spider courtship:”Male web-building spiders go through an elaborate courtship routine on the female’s web. While lots is understood about what happens after copulation in web-building spiders, there’s very little information yet about what is actually being communicated by the male during courtship, or how courtship has been shaped by the unique ecology of web-building spiders.” Similarly, Herberstein on her site noted spiders as important models in research. “For a long time spiders have been underestimated as intriguing and suitable models for a variety of evolutionary questions.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
2 min read Long considered a go-to resource for developers, Amazon’s cloud-computing platform AWS is looking to get more startups on board with AWS Activate, a bundled package of goodies for newly minted companies.Startups can either access AWS Activate through its Self-Starter package — open to any business — or the Portfolio package, which startups in accelerators, incubators and VC seed funds can gain access.While it seems both offer free tools, the two packages vary on offerings, with the Portfolio package having extra perks.The Self-Starter comes equipped with a free year of AWS services, allowing developers to build applications and scale current ones at no cost. Startups will also receive technical support, access to a forum, special offers from third-party businesses and web-based training, including a tutorial for people looking to develop new skills.Related: The Downsides to Cloud Storage The Portfolio package has all the bells and whistles of the Self-Starter but also includes a more advanced support resource, extra tutorials and credits that can be used for other Amazon services, including its database service RDS, storage platform S3 and content distribution tool CloudFront.The move to rollout AWS Activate is to allow Amazon to go to the next level with developers and help it compete against other platforms like Rackspace. Amazon already counts Instagram, Spotify, Pinterest and Etsy as customers of its AWS services. The CTO of mobile-first magazine Flipboard Eric Feng said AWS Activate “is great for finding technical resources, getting professional support and connecting with a broad community of developers to get the most out of our cloud computing environment,” according to a statement by Amazon.Related: 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud Provider And Mark Cranney of heavyweight VC firm Andreessen Horowitz pointed out “The ability for startups to quickly build and scale is crucial to their success. With access to resources like AWS Activate, startups can swiftly and easily use AWS and focus on growing their businesses.”What has been your experience with Amazon’s cloud services? Let us know in the comments below. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » October 10, 2013