E3 2019 Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 brings Bluetooth Scarlett compatibility

first_img See It E3 press conferencesSaturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)Ubisoft — 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET)Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET) Abt Electronics Post a comment $115 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw reading • E3 2019: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 brings Bluetooth, Scarlett compatibility Updated 12:09 p.m. PT: Scarlett compatibility confirmed. E3 2019: The most anticipated games of gaming’s most anticipated show Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox Elite Controller Our first look at the new elite controller at E3 2019. James Martin/CNET At the Xbox-centric E3 press conference Sunday, Microsoft pulled back the curtains on an update to the Elite Controller: Series 2. An even more Elite controller with a slew of adjustments to bumpers, grips and thumbsticks that looks to iterate on and improve one of gaming’s best controllers. The short trailer showed off, in around 90 seconds, all the new features of the controller. In brief:Adjustable tension thumbsticksHigher precision controlNew trigger grip and redesigned bumpersWrap-around rubberized gripBluetooth connectivityThree profilesInternal rechargeable battery and dock with 40 hours per charge.xbox-elite-controller-3The Series 2.  Microsoft The controller will work on both Xbox One and PC and Series 2 program manager at Microsoft, Allan Carranza, confirmed the controller will also be compatible with Xbox Scarlett. Cool! The Elite Series 2 will be available from November 4, 2019 and you can already pre-order at xbox.com.You can watch the full reveal below: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 0 Share your voice See It Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Review • Xbox One Elite controller review: Luxury gaming and customization, at a price 17 Photos Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Preview • Xbox Elite Wireless controller lets you customize to your heart’s content E3 2019 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Tags Microsoft Xbox Elite Controller • See All $149 E3 2019 $190 Walmart See it Gaming Accessories Microsoft Nintendolast_img read more

US China clash over BRI in Afghan resolution

first_imgA map illustrating China`s silk road economic belt and the 21st century maritime silk road, or the so-called `One Belt, One Road` megaproject, is displayed at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China, on 18 January 2016. — Photo: ReutersThe United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan for six months.Last year’s resolution extending the mission’s mandate for a year welcomed and urged further efforts to strengthen regional economic cooperation involving Afghanistan, including through the massive “belt and road” initiative to link China to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia. The 2016 and 2017 council resolutions had similar language.Council diplomats said China wanted the “belt and road” language included in this year’s resolution – but the United States objected.US deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the council after the vote that “China held the resolution hostage and insisted on making it about Chinese national political priorities rather than the people of Afghanistan.”He said the Trump administration opposed China’s demand “that the resolution highlight its belt and road initiative, despite its tenuous ties to Afghanistan and known problems with corruption, debt distress, environmental damage, and lack of transparency.”China’s deputy ambassador Wu Haitao countered that Cohen’s remarks were “at variance with the facts and are fraught with prejudice.” He also said one council member – almost certainly referring to the U.S. – “poisoned the atmosphere” which led to the council’s failure to adopt a substantive resolution.Wu noted that since the “belt and road” initiative was launched six years ago, 123 countries and 29 international organizations have signed agreements of cooperation with China on joint development programs.”The ‘belt and road’ initiative is conducive to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and economic development,” Wu said. “Under this framework, China and Afghanistan will continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields, promote economic and social development in the country and the integration of Afghanistan into regional development.”He stressed that the program “has nothing to do with geopolitics.”Germany’s UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, who drafted the resolution with Indonesia’s UN Ambassador Dian Djani, expressed regret that “issues that have nothing to do” with the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan made it impossible to adopt a substantive resolution.”We very much regret that such topics as the upcoming elections (in Afghanistan), the participation of women in the Afghan peace process, the situation of children in armed conflict, the nexus between climate change and security, are no longer reflected in this resolution,” Heusgen said.The resolution does extend UNAMA’s mission until Sept. 17, 2019 and stresses “the central importance of a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict and a comprehensive political settlement.” And it welcomes “progress in this regard.”But Heusgen said the text isn’t satisfactory to any of the 15 council members.He expressed hope that in the next six months the UN’s most powerful body would be able to overcome its differences and adopt a resolution that also reflects on the peace process and the upcoming elections.last_img

Cheat sheet to set trend during summer

first_imgRummaging your closet to pick a perfect outfit to conquer the simmering sun before stepping out in summer? Ditch the usual denims and tops for long and flowing maxi dresses or crop tops to make a style statement and beat the summer heat with style.If a dull umbrella or a scarf to shield yourself from the sun bores you, then opt for trendy accessories like chic hats and funky glasses.Experts lists some great ideas to stack in your cupboard and be summer ready: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The summery maxi dress: Something long, flowing and breezy in form of a long maxi dress is a perfect wear this summer. Opt for bright colours with floral prints to strut away on the streets like a diva. The dress will help you make a delicate yet beautiful style statement. Hats are in: Covering up with a scarf to protect your your hair and skin from sun damage is a passe this season. Go the hat way this time. From retro to peppy, pick any one that defines your style. You can also choose a beach hat with a denim flower to get the beach vibe.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFunky shades: From retro to quirky, an extensive range of eyewear have flooded the market this season. So what are you waiting for? Pick any one and flaunt it to the world. If you want to add more fun, then a yellow party eye glass is a cool and trendy accessory for indoor or outdoor parties. The must-have bag: A woman without a bag is a rare sight. It is not just an accessory, but a haven for all the essentials — be it the sunscreen, face wash, face wipes or perfume. Go for a polypropylene bag with abstract prints which can be teamed up with everything pretty. Crop tops: Crop tops is one trend which is still making news by setting a style statement. They are chic, comfortable and one can easily team up with anything be it denims, shorts or skirts.last_img read more

Mamata government reduces fuel tax by Re 1 per litre

first_imgKolkata: Urging the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that her government has decided to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre. “We demand the Central government to reduce the cess on petrol and diesel. The price of crude oil has gone down, but they are increasing the prices and cess. Both cannot happen simultaneously. The state government does not get any percentage from the cess. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “In this situation, our government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre,” she said at the state Secretariat Nabanna. She also said mismanagement is going on. The cess imposed by Central government has been increased and no attempts are being made to bring stability in the fuel prices, Banerjee alleged. “In January, 2016 the petrol price was Rs 65.12 a litre and in September 2018 the price has risen to Rs 81.5 per litre. So the petrol price has gone up by Rs 16.48 per litre. Diesel price was Rs 48.80 a litre in 2016 ,now it has risen to Rs 73.26 per litre, which is a hike of Rs 24.46,” Banerjee said.last_img read more