17 Sep

Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast

first_img Updated: 8:05 PM John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom October 10, 2018 Posted: October 10, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An unidentified dead man was found drifting in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach Wednesday, authorities reported.The body was floating about 2 1/2 miles from shore when a fisherman on a boat spotted it shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to police.City lifeguards and harbor-police personnel retrieved the corpse and brought it to their main dock on Quivira Court on Mission Bay. Homicide detectives were dispatched to investigate the fatality “out of an abundance of caution,” San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.The body, dressed only in surfer-style shorts, bore no obvious signs of traumatic injuries. A potentially suspicious factor in the case, however, was a chain wrapped around the dead man’s waist, though it might have been used simply as a belt or clothing accessory, the lieutenant said.The deceased appeared to have been roughly 30 to 40 years old at the time of his death, according to Dupree.The county Medical Examiner’s Office was called in to take custody of the body for identification and autopsy purposes. center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

10 Sep

Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber

first_img Tags Share your voice Game Developers Conference Comment Game Developers Conference Now playing: Watch this: Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? reading • Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber Oculus What will it take for people to want to put Facebook’s upcoming portable VR headset, the Oculus Quest, on their face? A killer app would help. Beat Saber seems like a good start. Beat Saber is one of the smash hits of the virtual gaming world, relatively speaking. The musical fitness game is one of CNET’s favorite VR games for good reason: it’s addictive, active and wonderfully tuned. It’s even an arcade game. It’s also going to be a launch game for the Oculus Quest when it arrives later this spring, Facebook revealed on Monday.The Oculus Quest is a fully wireless, standalone VR system that allows full six degrees of freedom (6DoF) room motion. That’s a perfect pairing for the arm swinging of Beat Saber. My early experiences with the Quest were promising, and it seems to be aiming for a Nintendo Switch-like gaming focus at launch. As to how well it works on a mobile system? We’ll follow up when we can. Meanwhile, check out the trailer below. Oculus Quest is a full-motion, self-contained VR headset… 16 Photos Oculus Quest virtual reality headset revealed See All • Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice 1 Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Video Games Wearable Tech 1:34 Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Oculus Virtual Reality Facebooklast_img read more

10 Sep

Microsoft and Sony will partner on game streaming AI

first_img See It Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 3 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella  Microsoft Sony and Microsoft on Thursday said they’re exploring a strategic partnership to develop cloud-based solutions for their respective game and content streaming services.The announcement doesn’t specifically mention Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, but it appears the partnership will focus on entertainment platforms including gaming. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure, according to a release. Sony might also use Microsoft Azure for its game and content streaming services. The efforts will also include building better tools for content creators.”Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a release. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”Also, the companies will explore working together in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence.Both Sony and Microsoft revealed new details on new gaming consoles in April, which are expected to be released next year. Sony said its next-gen console — likely called the PlayStation 5 — will be AMD-based, support high-end graphics features like ray tracing and 8K output, and switch to high-speed SSD storage. Microsoft followed with the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a late-in-life addition to the Xbox One line that finally ditches the optical drive. $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sprint Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Comments See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.center_img $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review See at Amazon Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Read the Rylo camera preview 7 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See it $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It $999 Gaming Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Turo Microsoft Sony,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $155 at Google Express The Cheapskate Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale.last_img read more

5 Sep

Hyderabad horror Woman stripped thrashed for refusing sex with customers

first_imgThe woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers.Representational imageIn a gruesome incident, a bar dancer was stripped and brutally assaulted by her colleagues after she refused to engage in paid sexual intercourse with a customer at the pub.The incident happened in Hyderabad’s Begumpet area on Sunday, June 16. “Sometime after her joining, the management of the bar started harassing her to visit customers and perform sexual activities,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.Four of her fellow women colleagues dragged her out and stripped her on the Begumpet-Somajiguda road. A man also accompanied them to thrash her.The four women were arrested by Panjagutta police, while the man who is privy to the crime is still on the run, reported a news agency. A police reportedly said that efforts are on to nab the other accused.In her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers. When she refused five of her colleagues and including a man stripped and beat her. The victim reportedly said that inebriated customers of the pub came to her rescue.The police were reportedly acting on her complaint. “Recently, the management of the bar started asking her to visit customers and perform sexual activities with them,” Panjagutta police told ANI.The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the intention of outraging modesty of the woman, for criminal intimidation and for voluntarily causing hurt.The Director General of Police (DGP) Telangana Mahender Reddy has also sought a detailed report of the incident.last_img read more

1 Sep

Coalition Asks for Removal of Confederate Monument in Baltimores Wyman Park

first_imgDr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham calls for the removal of a monument to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson located in Wyman Park at a press conference on June 30.A coalition of citizens is calling on the city to remove a monument honoring two Confederate generals located in Wyman Park, saying the two fought to preserve racism and slavery and that the statue sends the wrong message in a city that has long struggled with race relations.Led by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, president of the Matthew A. Henson Development Corporation (f.k.a. Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association), supporters of the monument’s removal held a press conference in front of the statue, whose base lauds Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as two “great generals and Christian soldiers” who “waged war like gentleman,” on June 30.“We are asking today, the mayor of the city of Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Council, to follow the same [direction] they purportedly are moving in as it relates to Robert E. Lee Park, that’s in Baltimore County, that the city owns,” said Cheatham, referring to the Baltimore County park the council has moved to rename in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church and at the behest of county executive Kevin Kamenetz.Doni Glover, founder and CEO of DMGlobal Communications, also spoke at the press conference, addressing the inscription on the base of the statue referring to the generals’ Christianity.“I don’t know what God they praised, and I don’t know what Jesus they looked at, but our God does not endorse slavery of anybody,” said Glover, who also called for a monument to Harriet Tubman as an alternative to those honoring Confederate icons.Prior to the holding of the press conference, and perhaps in response to Cheatham’s announcement of it, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of a commission to review all Confederate statues in the city and make recommendations as to what should be done with them.Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke attended and spoke at the press conference, saying she believed the mayor’s actions were in response to Cheatham’s efforts and calling those efforts a conversation starter.“Ever since [Cheatham] began this idea of coming here today, I have been supportive because now it will lead to the conversation [about race relations] we all keep telling each other we need to have in this city,” said Clarke.Debates about the appropriateness of Confederate symbols and monuments in public spaces have been occurring throughout the country in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting, and some in support of retaining the symbols have argued that they are historical, not ideological (i.e. racist), in nature. Local activist Mark Hughes addressed this argument in his comments during the press conference.“This statue has to go,” said Hughes. “It represents history, but it is not a history that we’re proud of. We need to be recognizing those people who were voiceless at many times, and who don’t have any memorials to them. That’s who needs to be recognized in this park.”last_img read more

1 Sep

Baltimores Nancy D Has Trumps Number

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com“I’ve watched every State of the Union Address since I graduated high school in 1983. But, not this year,” is what I wrote in this column Feb. 3, 2018. And like Donald Trump’s first State of the Union, I did not watch his pernicious prime time broadcast from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, regarding ostensibly immigration.Trump has been backed into a corner like an obtuse rat; he shot off his mouth during his meeting on Dec. 11, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi, who is once again the Speaker of the House of Representatives.“I will take the mantle,” spewed Trump in the Oval Office as members of the media recorded every word, hand gesture and facial contortion of the 45th president and the two Democratic leaders. “The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down, and I’m going to shut it down for border security.”After nearly three weeks (and counting) of the Trump government shutdown, which adversely affects more than 800,000 federal workers (who won’t get paid on Jan. 11), Trump is beginning to squirm on the hot seat. And true to form, the 45th president  has shape-shifted from rat to weasel in an attempt to shift blame for the Trump shut down to the Democrats. So, hundreds of thousands of federal workers who haven’t been paid since before Christmas, who like many other Americans are struggling to make ends meet, won’t get paid until at the earliest Jan. 25.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Chaos and acrimony have been mainstays of this White House, but now millions will be directly and indirectly impacted by the Trump shutdown, all because of a fake border crisis, hitched to an imbecile’s campaign promise.All of the networks opted to carry what turned out to be Trump’s wall of lies and for what purpose exactly?Trump has told about 7,000 lies in two years according to the Washington Post and the consensus of most following his nine-minute speech was that nothing new was revealed, just more half-truths and whole lies. He has delivered more expansive versions of his xenophobic vitriol hundreds of times since he first descended the escalator in Trump Tower June 16, 2015.Maybe the networks should have called B.S. on Trump, just as Nancy D of Baltimore has done.Early in December as it seemed clear a second speakership was imminent for Pelosi, the Baltimore native began her methodical evisceration of the besieged 45th president.“It’s like a manhood thing with him,” Pelosi said matter-of-factly, following the meeting on Dec. 11 when she and Schumer clowned Trump and he `took the mantle’ of the shutdown. “As if manhood can be associated with him.”Trump has attacked thousands (literally) of people via Twitter for the slightest perceived disparagement, but when Pelosi attacked his manhood Trump didn’t tweet a mumbling word. The bumbling president has good reason to be reticent.There is no American politician who possesses more guile than Pelosi; the daughter of Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., (the 39th Mayor of Baltimore, 1947-1959) and the sister of Thomas D’Alesandro III, (the 43rd Mayor of Baltimore, 1967-1971). American big city machine politics is literally in her blood and she took her Mobtown skill set and blazed a pioneering pathway of her own. She moved to San Francisco in the 1970’s and worked her way through the California political menagerie; she is currently the 17 term congresswoman representing California’s 12th congressional district, which consists mostly of the city and county of San Francisco.On Jan. 3, Pelosi, the first and only woman to be elected to Speaker of the House in history, seized the House gavel for the second time. It is the first time that feat has been accomplished since the legendary Sam Rayburn of Texas did it in 1955. She has pledged Trump won’t get “one dollar” for his fanciful wall.So, it is Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi of Baltimore and her unparalleled political pedigree and grit, versus Donald John Trump; the intellectually incurious (a “f—ing moron” in the words of Trump’s former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson), lazy, unfocused, flim-flam real estate developer and brand huckster from Queens.My money and the hopes of millions are riding on Nancy D.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and the author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities.last_img