President Donald Trump talks about the continuing government shutdown and border crisis. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Getting the best CPU for gaming that you can afford is a good investment. While the price of a new CPU might be intimidating, and yet another expense, it's also at the heart of any gaming PC build and will likely stay with you while you upgrade other parts of your rig. It's also vital for the performance of other apps, outside of play, and having the best CPU for gaming will also cover the programs you use day to day. It's vital if you're multi-tasking too, so a good PC for streaming or recording footage needs a great CPU inside it.
The best CPUs for gaming come from either Intel or AMD, who continue to totally dominate the CPU landscape. The newest and most powerful CPU is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, which brings 32 cores and and 64 threads with it (along with quite a hefty $2000 pricetag too). For anyone looking for a good, solid, not too expensive CPU for a gaming build, we'd recommend either the Intel i5-8600K, or the Ryzen 5 2600X, although the Intel chips are generally better for gaming. If you're looking for a PC that handles other usage as well as gaming, you may need a slightly faster chip like the Ryzen 7, especially if budget is an issue.
The fastest processor for games, streaming, and more
Cores: 8 | Threads: 16 | Base Clock: 3.6GHz | Turbo Clock: 5.0GHz | Overclocking: Yes, 4.9-5.0GHz typical | L3 Cache: 16MB | TDP: 95W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 16
Excellent gaming performance at a lower price
Cores: 8 | Threads: 8 | Base Clock: 3.6GHz | Turbo Clock: 4.9GHz | Overclocking: Yes, 4.9-5.1GHz typical | L3 Cache: 12MB | TDP: 95W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 16
The previous gen king is still a great choice
Cores: 6 | Threads: 12 | Base Clock: 3.7GHz | Turbo Clock: 4.7GHz | Overclocking: Yes, 4.9-5.0GHz typical | L3 Cache: 12MB | TDP: 95W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 16
The best mainstream CPU: great performance and a great price
Cores: 6 | Threads: 6 | Base Clock: 3.8GHz | Turbo Clock: 4.0GHz | Overclocking: No | L3 Cache: 9MB | TDP: 65W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 16
Our favorite AMD CPU, with six cores and great performance at a bargain price
Cores: 6 | Threads: 12 | Base Clock: 3.6GHz | Turbo Clock: 4.2GHz | Overclocking: Yes, 4.1GHz typical | L3 Cache: 16MB | TDP: 65W | PCIe 3.0 lanes: 20
Regardless of whether you’re a diehard tech fanatic, always after the latest devices, or a laid-back “average” consumer, if you’re like me, you can’t help but look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead. After a year with surprisingly high sales for smart speakersand virtual reality, as well as the debut of several new phones and tablets, I’ve spent the last several weeks looking ahead to the possible trends that will unfold in 2018.
As a marketer, my perspective often turns to how we can use these new technologies and trends to better communicate and connect with our audiences, but general tech trends hold much more potential than that—they have the capacity to change how we live and interact with each other.
So what will the biggest tech trends of 2018 be, and how will our lives change, accordingly?
1. AI permeation. Artificial intelligence (AI), largely manifesting through machine learning algorithms, isn’t just getting better. It isn’t just getting more funding. It’s being incorporated into a more diverse range of applications. Rather than focusing on one goal, like mastering a game or communicating with humans, AI is starting to make an appearance in almost every new platform, app, or device, and that trend is only going to accelerate in 2018. We’re not at techno-pocalypse levels (and AI may never be sophisticated enough for us to reach that point), but by the end of 2018, AI will become even more of a mainstay in all forms of technology.
2. Digital centralization. Over the past decade, we’ve seen the debut of many different types of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and dozens of other “smart” appliances. We’ve also come to rely on lots of individual apps in our daily lives, including those for navigation to even changing the temperature of our house. Consumers are craving centralization; a convenient way to manage everything from as few devices and central locations as possible. Smart speakers are a good step in the right direction, but 2018 may influence the rise of something even better.
3. 5G preparation. Though tech timelines rarely play out the way we think, it’s possible that we could have a 5G network in place—with 5G phones—by the end of 2019. 5G internet has the potential to be almost 10 times faster than 4G, making it even better than most home internet services. Accordingly, it has the potential to revolutionize how consumers use internet and how developers think about apps and streaming content. 2018, then, is going to be a year of massive preparation for engineers, developers, and consumers, as they gear up for a new generation of internet.
4. Data overload. By now, every company in the world has realized the awesome power and commoditization of consumer data, and in 2018, data collection is going to become an even higher priority. With consumers talking to smart speakers throughout their day, and relying on digital devices for most of their daily tasks, companies will soon have access to—and start using—practically unlimited amounts of personal data. This has many implications, including reduced privacy, more personalized ads, and possibly more positive outcomes, such as better predictive algorithms in healthcare.
5. White collar automation. Is your job likely to be replaced by a machine? How certain are you of that answer? AI has been advancing enough to replace at least some white collar jobs for years; even back in 2013, we had algorithms that could write basic news articles, given sufficient inputs of data. Is 2018 going to be the year all humans are finally replaced by their new robot overlords? Almost certainly not, but I do think we’ll see the fledgling beginnings of radical job transformations throughout the United States. I think it’s naïve to think that jobs will be fully replaced, but they will be more heavily automated, and we’ll have to adapt our careers accordingly.
6. Seamless conversation. A few years ago, voice search was decent, but unreliable. Today, voice search might as well be flawless; Microsoft’s latest test gives its voice recognition software a 5.1 percent error rate, making it better at recognizing speech than human transcribers. Similarly, robotic speech and chatbots are growing more sophisticated. In 2018, with these improvement cycles continuing, I imagine we’ll see the manifestation or solidification of seamless conversation. We’ll be able to communicate with our devices, both ways, without any major hiccups or mistakes.
7. UI overhauls. I also think 2018 is going to be a major year for UI; we’re going to have to rethink how we interact with our apps and devices. The onset of smart speakers and better voice search has made it so it’s no longer necessary to look at a screen to input data. Desktop devices are becoming less and less used as well, with mobile continuing to take over. New types of visuals and more audible clues will likely be included in next-generation UI, and consumers will adapt to them quickly, so long as they serve their core needs.
It’s hard to say how fast these trends will manifest, or what types of devices and upgrades will dictate their development, but I’m confident we’ll see increased exposure on all these fronts as 2018 develops.
Regardless of how you feel about technology, or your primary motivations for using it, I think we can all be excited about the new gadgets and infrastructure that await us next year.
Do you love chocolate? What if you could eat it every day for your health? Eating chocolate every day might sound too good to be true, but research shows that there are some excellent health gains associated with eating dark chocolate. There are, however, also some potential risks.
Before we look at the health benefits and risks of dark chocolate, let’s take a look at how dark chocolate is made.
With its gentler pace -- about 4 to 5 miles per hour -- jogging is a great alternative to running. Because it's easier on the body than running, you could do it every day without injury.
Daily jogging sessions do more than aid weight loss and improve cardiovascular fitness; they can also lengthen your life, ward off sickness and improve your mental state. Just remember not to overdo it or you'll risk effects of overtraining.
Lemon is one of the most popular and versatile citrus fruit. Its popularity is owed to it’s refreshing flavor and scent making it a popular choice for flavoring many recipes and perfumes. Lemon is also widely used in all sorts of drinks from teas and cocktails to juices. Along with its obvious use as a flavor, lemon since long has also been used for its medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.
Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results. Along with the weight loss benefits, drinking warm lemon water every morning also has numerous other benefits. The nutrition experts at Edison Institute of Nutrition have listed some of the most effective health benefits of drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning.
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Scientists have long wondered when the kangaroo’s distinctive leap first appeared. But ancient kangaroo skeletons are so rare that the hop’s origin has remained a mystery. Now, newly discovered 20-million-year-old fossils reveal kangaroo ancestors got their hop on some 10 million years earlier than previously thought.
Before ancient kangaroos started to hop, they got by clinging to tree branches and plucking fruit from the canopies of a lusher, wetter Australia. Hopping is thought to have emerged as this possumlike ancestor transitioned to life on the ground some 10 million years ago, after a dramatic climatic shift dried out the land down under. Researchers reasoned that the simultaneous expansion of grasslands and deserts drove the evolution of the hop—an efficient way to quickly cover the long distances from food source to food source.
But when one of the study authors was sifting through a pile of fossil fragments recovered from northwest Queensland in Australia, he discovered one of the world’s oldest kangaroo fossils. To find out how this ancient kangaroo moved, he and colleagues analyzed the shape and size of fossilized toe and ankle bones. They then used that information to estimate the creature’s range of motion. When the scientists compared it to those of living kangaroos, some of which also climb, they found similarities to modern species adapted for both hopping and climbing.
President Trump unleashed in a news conference Wednesday, touting Republican gains in the Senate after the midterms and also mocking several House Republicans who he says lost because they were insufficiently loyal to him. The president got into a heated exchange with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, whose press access was later suspended from the White House. NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY.
When comparing smartphones, there are a few features shoppers usually have top of mind: screen size, camera quality and the technology and features inside the phone itself. This year, some of the biggest names in the game released phones that delivered in all categories, with a few extra surprises that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. When comparing smartphones, there are a few features shoppers usually have top of mind: screen size, camera quality and the technology and features inside the phone itself. This year, some of the biggest names in the game released phones that delivered in all categories, with a few extra surprises that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. In choosing the top four phones of the year, we not only looked at the obvious criteria like camera and screen quality, but speed, legacy, special features and what was improved over previous generations.
Here are the four smartphones that topped our list for 2018.
Google Pixel 3
When Google launched the Pixel 2 in 2017, they challenged consumers to "Ask More of Your Phone.” With the advent of Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL this year, the company seems to have taken their own advice. With a 5.5-inch, a higher-quality screen with an OLED display, excellent design, and an impressive camera, the Pixel has moved from being a great option for Google fans to an easy choice for all. Part of the improved visuals is due to its new color mode called “adaptive,” which increases the vibrancy of most images without distorting them. It also features an adaptive battery, which limits battery for apps you use less often, and wireless charging capabilities.
Razer Phone 2
Razer began the smartphone gaming craze when they released their flagship phone in 2017, and the brand new Razer Phone 2 continues that legacy. Built for gamers who love to play their favorite titles on the go, this smartphone boasts a brighter 120Hz display, 8GB of ram and a 5.7-inch screen. It also comes with several upgrades over its predecessor: a Snapdragon 845 processor, a new camera setup, improved cooling (which means higher frames per second) and water resistance.
Besides its ability to organize and optimize games, the Razer Phone 2’s most defining feature has to be its Chroma system which displays brilliant light in millions of different colors. You can also customize how it reacts to different events and notifications, whether that’s with static, spectrum cycling or “breathing” light.
The iPhone XS is smaller than the other new phones in Apple's lineup (the XS Max and XR), coming in at just 5.8-inches, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. The screen on the XS is exceptionally bright, with vivid Super Retina OLED panels delivering crystal clear images.
Like the Razer 2, the iPhone XS has dual 12MP cameras, though these come equipped with Smart HDR for greater detail and color in your photos. It also features Apple’s signature Portrait mode, TrueDepth camera, and a wide-angle lens. Considering Apple has built the iPhone brand on their picture quality, you can expect nothing but the best here. An A12 Bionic processor keeps the phone running at top speed, significantly outperforming other smartphones in the category.
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Samsung hasn’t reinvented the wheel when it comes to the Galaxy S9. They have tweaked some of the phone’s features to deliver a more enjoyable user experience, however. If you’re already satisfied with your Galaxy S7 or S8, you’re going to love the newest model.
This phone excels when it comes to design and display. Made with curved glass on both the front and back, the device is comfortable to hold and manipulate, albeit less durable than a metal-backed phone. The OLED panels provide a stunning picture (what else would you expect from the consumer electronics giant?) and a bright, easy to read display. The Galaxy S9 is also an excellent choice for gamers, featuring a Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of ram, the same as the Razer.