Climat le FMI propose la création dun fonds vert doté de 100

first_imgClimat : le FMI propose la création d’un fonds vert doté de 100 milliards de dollars par anLe Fonds monétaire international (FMI) souhaite mettre en place un fonds vert visant à lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. Ce dernier pourrait être doté de 100 milliards de dollars par an, pour aider les pays à faire face aux changements climatiques.Le FMI travaille à la création d’un fonds vert “capable de fournir les montants énormes nécessaires aux pays pour faire face aux changements climatiques”. Comme l’a souligné le directeur de l’institution, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, les pays en développement ne sont pas les seuls à avoir besoin d’une aide financière pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. “Les pays en développement n’ont pas les moyens de financer les mesures nécessaires pour s’adapter au changement climatique, tandis que les pays développés ploient sous les dettes qu’ils ont accumulées pour combattre la crise économique” a-t-il expliqué lors d’une session du Forum économique mondial (WEF) organisé à Davos, en Suisse.Rappelant que “le nouveau modèle de croissance économique doit être faible en émissions” de gaz à effet de serre, Dominique Strauss-Kahn a précisé que la faisabilité de ce projet sera étudiée avec les banques centrales et les ministres des Finances.Le financement du fonds vert pourrait en partie provenir d’une émission supplémentaire de droits de tirage spéciaux (DTS), un instrument monétaire international créé par le FMI pour compléter les réserves officielles existantes des pays membres. Les 100 milliards de dollars qui pourraient constituer ce fonds correspondent à la somme de référence nécessaire pour permettre aux économies d’être moins consommatrices en énergies polluantes, a rappelé Dominique Strauss-Kahn.Le 8 février 2010 à 18:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Crises cardiaques elles seraient plus graves le matin

first_imgCrises cardiaques : elles seraient plus graves le matin Des scientifiques espagnols ont constaté que les infarctus qui ont lieu le matin sont plus graves que les autres.Selon une recherche publiée dans la revue Heart Journal par des chercheurs madrilènes, un infarctus matinal risque d’être plus grave qu’un infarctus du soir. L’explication tiendrait au fait que l’horloge biologique intervient dans le processus de vascularisation et de régulation du rythme cardiaque. Ainsi, l’impact d’une attaque cardiaque n’est pas le même en fonction de la période à laquelle elle se produit. Grâce à ces résultats, les chercheurs espèrent aider à augmenter l’efficacité des traitements.  Pour mesurer l’importance des tissus lésés par l’arrêt de la vascularisation, les chercheurs ont relevé les taux d’une enzyme dans la circulation sanguine de 811 patients ayant subi une attaque. Les patient qui se sont avérés particulièrement affectés par leur crise cardiaque (ils présentaient une grande quantité de tissus détruits) étaient ceux qui avaient été victimes de leur infarctus entre six heures du matin midi. Ils présentaient un taux d’enzymes de 21% plus élevé que ceux qui avaient été touchés entre 18h et minuit.   Le 1 mai 2011 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le Giec va présenter un rapport sur la future part des énergies

first_imgLe Giec va présenter un rapport sur la future part des énergies renouvelablesLe Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts de l’ONU sur l’évolution du climat doit présenter à Abou Dabi lundi 9 mai un épais rapport sur les énergies renouvelables et la part qu’elles peuvent occuper dans le futur.Le “rapport spécial du Giec sur les sources d’énergies renouvelables et atténuation du changement climatique” sera rendu public la semaine prochaine, selon l’AFP. Un rapport qui propose une synthèse des connaissances sur les principales énergies renouvelables (éolien, solaire, biomasse…), leurs coûts ainsi que leurs bénéfices. Il examine également une série de scénarios susceptibles de se réaliser dans les années à venir.À lire aussiLe Costa Rica, le pays qui va sauver la planète ?Ce rapport intermédiaire devrait contribuer à la rédaction du 5e grand rapport du Giec, prévu pour 2014, indique l’agence de presse. Ce dernier se penchera sur les preuves scientifiques du réchauffement, ses impacts et les solutions possibles.Créé en 1988, le Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts de l’ONU sur l’évolution du climat compte près de 3.000 spécialistes des sciences de l’atmosphère, glaciologues, océanographes et économistes. Cette instance scientifique fait autorité en matière de réchauffement de la planète. Selon elle, le changement du climat est “sans équivoque” et les émissions de gaz à effet de serre provenant des activités de l’homme sont responsables de l’augmentation des températures depuis une centaine d’années.Le 8 mai 2011 à 14:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Zoos français un bilan désastreux

first_imgZoos français : un bilan désastreuxUn rapport qui a été présenté hier au Parlement européen montre à quel point les zoos français ne respectent pas suffisamment les animaux.Une enquête évaluant 25 zoos sélectionnés au hasard parmi les 300 à 900 zoos français montre que les animaux en captivité ne vivent pas dans des conditions adéquates. Non seulement la sécurité des visiteurs n’est pas assurée puisqu’ “en moyenne, un zoo sur cinq mettait le public en danger de blessure ou d’exposition aux maladies”, mais en plus les animaux sont conservés dans des cages trop petites ou des enclos mal adaptés.À lire aussiLe chat de Pallas, un félin sauvage aussi irrésistible que méconnuLes ONG à l’origine de ce rapport qui a été présenté au Parlement européen ont illustré leurs propos de photos montrant ces conditions de détention et précisant que les zoos français “ne fournissent pas suffisamment d’informations significatives et de valeur sur les espèces qu’ils exposent”. Ils sont ainsi d’une valeur éducative “limitée” et ne contribuent que “très faiblement” à la conservation de la biodiversité. De plus, ils “ne prennent pas suffisamment leur responsabilité sur la santé et le bien-être de tous leurs animaux”, affirme le rapport.Sciences et Avenir précise que ce rapport est le dernier d’une série qui dresse un tableau complet de la situation des zoos européens. Les études effectuées en Autriche, en Bulgarie, à Chypre, en Estonie, en Grèce, en Irlande, en Lettonie, en Lituanie et en Roumanie ont également fait l’objet d’un rapport. Les premières études révélaient déjà que les normes n’étaient pas respectées dans de nombreux zoos à travers l’Union Européenne et que la loi européenne en la matière n’était pas respectée, comme l’indique Daniel Turner, le biologiste chargé de ce projet d’évaluation.Le 26 mai 2011 à 16:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D V3 un cadre photo 3D sans lunettes

first_imgFujifilm FinePix REAL 3D V3 : un cadre photo 3D sans lunettesFujifilm joue la carte de la 3D à fond. Après ses appareils photos numériques 3D (Real 3D W1, Real 3D W3), le constructeur sort un nouveau cadre photo 3D très complet notamment grâce à se prise HDMI et sa 3D sans lunettes.Ce petit bijou technologique pourra donc se brancher directement sur n’importe quel appareil disposant d’une entrée HDMI, tel un lecteur Blu-ray, un caméscope 3D ou encore une console de jeu (type PS3 ou Xbox 360). À lire aussiLe FinePix X100 sort en édition de prestigeLe Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D V3, comme (une partie de)son nom l’indique, permet de visionner ses photos en 3D, un peu à la manière de la Nintendo 3DS, sans lunettes. Un rendu possible grâce à un système lenticulaire qui permet d’afficher la même définition en 2D et en 3D sur cette dalle de 7,2 pouces (18,3 cm) avec 2,8 millions de points.Le cadre de Fujifilm est également  capable de lire les vidéos 3D HD 720p. Plus classique, la REAL 3D V3 est complétée par des haut-parleurs, un emplacement SD/SDHC, un port USB et 512 Mo de mémoire.Un produit très performant sur le papier, qui pointera le bout de son nez mi-novembre au pays du soleil levant au prix de 460 euros environ. Pour l’instant, aucune date n’est prévue officiellement hors du Japon.Le 5 novembre 2011 à 11:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des espèces sauvages dépendantes de lagriculture traditionnelle

first_imgDes espèces sauvages dépendantes de l’agriculture traditionnelleDes naturalistes britanniques ont montré qu’au moins 30 espèces d’oiseaux menacées dépendent de l’agriculture traditionnelle pour leur subsistance, en termes d’habitat ou de ressources alimentaires. Un constat probablement à élargir à bien d’autres espèces, selon les auteurs.  “Le principe général est celui-ci : là où les grands herbivores [sauvages] paissaient sur les terres et créaient ainsi certains habitats, ils ont maintenant disparu, et les agriculteurs humains font ce travail à leur place. Donc la faune a maintenant besoin des agriculteurs”, commence le Dr Paul Dolman, de l’université d’East Anglia (UEA). Son équipe a commencé son étude avec des espèces d’oiseaux menacées en Afrique et en Asie, puis a élargi son champ de recherche en utilisant une base de données sur l’habitat des oiseaux, élaborée par l’ONG BirdLife International.À lire aussiVoici l’oiseau le plus dangereux au monde”Ceci a révélé au moins 30 exemples de dépendance [envers les terres agricoles], et nous sommes certains qu’il y en a beaucoup plus. Le pâturage extensif et les systèmes de pastoralisme [traditionnels] sont cruciaux pour de nombreuses espèces menacées. Mais la culture à faibles rendements est également d’une importance vitale pour de nombreuses espèces : la culture traditionnelle du riz semble extrêmement précieuse pour la biodiversité en Asie, et la culture céréalière traditionnelle est importante pour la biodiversité en Afrique”, explique le Dr Dolman.Pratiques intensives et implantation d’industries menacent ces zones agricoles. “Nous devons identifier ces précieux paysages agricoles et soutenir les populations locales afin qu’elles puissent poursuivre leurs méthodes agricoles traditionnelles et aider à maintenir cette biodiversité unique. Donc, cet étude, espérons-le, permettra finalement d’aider à la fois les gens et la faune”, conclut le scientifique qui publie les travaux de son équipe dans Conservation Letters.Le 11 décembre 2011 à 12:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le Samsung Galaxy S2 est prêt pour Ice Cream Sandwich

first_imgLe Samsung Galaxy S2 est prêt pour Ice Cream SandwichLe Samsung Galaxy S2 et le Nexus S auront le droit à une petite cure de jouvence en passant à Android 4.0 dans les prochains jours.Les mises à jour sur les smartphones Android sont un véritable casse-tête, les constructeurs devant chacun opérer leurs modifications pour chaque mobile de leur catalogue avant de mettre en ligne le logiciel. Les possesseurs de Samsung Galaxy S2 et de Nexus S auront donc la joie d’apprendre que leurs mobiles préférés pourront profiter des améliorations d’Ice Cream Sandwich, soit la version 4.0 d’Android.À lire aussiArirang AS1201, Achim : la Corée du Nord se dote d’un smartphone Android et d’une tablette tactile Pour le Nexus S, Google a annoncé que la mise à jour était dans les tuyaux. Selon Clubic, elle s’effectuera par vagues dans les semaines à venir, via un téléchargement “over-the-air”. Pas besoin donc de raccorder son téléphone à son ordinateur et de réinstaller un système tout entier, seules les modifications seront amenées dans le smartphone. Les versions GSM sont déjà prêtes à l’emploi, les européens ayant un Nexus S peuvent à priori déjà opérer la transition.Pour les Galaxy S2, Samsung travaille à modifier Ice Cream Sandwich pour y inclure TouchWizz, son interface propriétaire qui vient en sur-couche. Un site internet a pourtant mis à disposition une version bêta d’Android en 4.0.1, qui aurait été compilée directement par les équipes de Samsung. La prudence est donc de mise si vous souhaitez immédiatement profiter de l’Android nouveau, mais elle montre que Samsung aussi souhaite rapidement faire basculer son téléphone vedette vers Ice Cream Sandwich.Le 25 décembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Il y a 14600 ans le niveau des mers a gagné 14

first_imgIl y a 14.600 ans, le niveau des mers a gagné 14 mIl y a 14.600 ans, le niveau marin a connu une hausse brutale de presque 14 mètres en seulement 350 ans. Cette élévation impressionnante semble coïncider avec le début de la première période chaude qui marqua la fin de la dernière glaciation. Les chercheurs du Centre européen de recherche et d’enseignement en géosciences de l’environnement (CEREGE, Aix-Marseille Université/CNRS/IRD/Collège de France), en collaboration avec des collègues anglais et japonais, ont publié dans la revue Nature les résultats de leurs travaux de forage effectués en 2005 sur les pentes des récifs coralliens de Tahiti. Ils mettent en évidence la contribution de la calotte antarctique à l’élévation significative du niveau de la mer entre -14.650 et -14.300. En effet, en 350 ans, le niveau des mers a progressé de 14 mètres !À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Cette colossale élévation correspond à l’un des événements climatiques les plus marquants des derniers 20.000 ans. A plus grande échelle, le niveau marin global est remonté d’environ 120-130 mètres entre -21.000 et -11.000 environ. Cette hausse du niveau des mers s’est faite par à-coups successifs, on le savait déjà, mais la plus importante de ces hausses, appelée Melt-Water Pulse 1A (MWP-1A), restait cependant par bien des aspects, énigmatique, souligne le CNRS dans un communiqué. Ces nouveaux travaux ont permis de confirmer l’existence de cet événement climatique majeur, tout en révélant pour la première fois son amplitude, sa chronologie et sa durée. Ainsi, le début du MWP-1A a été daté à 14.650 ans, ce qui fait coïncider cet évènement avec le début de la première phase chaude qui marqua la fin de la glaciation dans l’hémisphère Nord. Cette période, appelée Bølling, a vu la température de l’hémisphère Nord augmenter de près de 5°C en quelques années. Grâce à des simulations de modèles géophysiques, les chercheurs ont aussi établi que la calotte antarctique avait contribué très significativement au MWP-1A. L’étude illustre ainsi parfaitement l’instabilité des calottes glaciaires, en particulier de la calotte antarctique, à une perturbation climatique majeure. Ces travaux amènent donc à reconsidérer la contribution future de la calotte antarctique à la remontée du niveau des mers dans le contexte actuel de réchauffement climatique.Le 2 avril 2012 à 18:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

HTC Titan III prochaine référence des Windows Phone 8

first_imgHTC Titan III : prochaine référence des Windows Phone 8 ?Suite à un sondage Xbox Live Rewards, Microsoft a peut-être, bien malgré lui, vendu la mèche sur celui qui pourrait devenir le prochain porte-étendard des Windows Phone. Cité dans le questionnaire, son nom n’est pourtant pas encore référencé, mais il se pourrait bien qu’il s’agisse de l’ex-HTC Zenith, annoncé aux mois de juin et septembre…HTC Zenith…HTC Titan III…Deux noms pour peut-être un seul et même smartphone. Point de départ de cette rumeur, un simple vote, sur internet, à travers la rubrique des Xbox Live Rewards…Et à cette question : “À quel point seriez-vous excité de recevoir l’un de ces téléphones ?”, le choix proposé n’a pas manqué d’en étonner plus d’un ! En effet, les propositions désignaient alors l’Apple iPhone 5, le Motorola Droid Razer Maxx HD, le Nokia Lumia 920, le Samsung Galaxy S3 et…Le HTC Titan III, un smartphone pas encore vendu, ni annoncé !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais, Microsoft oblige, il pourrait être donc un troisième modèle fonctionnant avec Windows Phone 8 (après le 8x et le 8s), et pourquoi pas un modèle censé être disponible, mais dont la sortie a été retardé par le constructeur, comme le Zenith ? C’est le cheminement effectué par le site Cnet qui n’hésite pas à rapprocher les deux modèles qui ne serait en fait, qu’un seul.Aux dernières informations, le HTC Zenith supporterait le mode Dual Carrier à 42 Mbit/s, disposerait d’un écran Super LCD 2 avec une diagonale de 4,7 pouces, un processeur central quad Core, une puce NFC et un module APN de 8 Mpixels.Hasard ou coïncidence, le HTC Titan II (notre photo) avait été présenté au CES de Las Vegas, qui avait eu lieu en janvier 2012. Présenter le Titan III, un an après, au même salon, en tant que nouveau représentant des Windows Phone, pourrait être logique.Le 4 décembre 2012 à 15:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hollywood wants to make a Pokémon movie

first_imgPoké-fever has swept the nation thanks to the wildly popular Pokémon Go. With the mobile game soon coming to other countries, it is on the verge of becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Hollywood has taken notice and decided that now would be the perfect time to look into developing a live-action movie based around the nearly two-decades old franchise.Legendary Pictures is  thought to be moving forward to land a deal for the rights to a Pokémon movie. Deadline’s Fleming has reached out to both Legendary Pictures and Pokémon USA for a comment, but either they didn’t have any more details to share (Legendary), or didn’t return his calls (Pokémon USA). Despite the lack of any follow ups, we know that this movie is happening.Rumors of a Pokémon movie have been circulating for years, with various studios trying to snatch up the property. One of the rumors even suggested that Legendary was close to sealing a deal. That particular rumor has turned out to be true, it seems. Legendary recently released the live-action Warcraft film. Though the film hasn’t done that great in the States, it has done exceptionally well in China — proving that Legendary has the capacity to create a successful live-action video game adaptation.Pokémon has one of the more interesting and imaginative video game worlds out there so there is plenty of material the producers of the film can pull from. Again, it is still extremely early in the process to really discuss what Legendary’s plans are for the movie and any potential franchise, so stay tuned for any updates on this as it develops.last_img read more

Only 90s Kids Will Remember These Fake Futures

first_imgStay on target 2019 in Sci-Fi: What Movies, Games, and TV Told Us Will Happen This YearWhat Can We Actually Do About Climate Change? What’s up fellow 90s kids? As a writer on the internet trying to get you to consume my content, the best thing for me to do is get you all nostalgic for our childhoods that really weren’t all that long ago. Remember Nickelodeon cartoons and slime? How about Power Rangers and Street Sharks? And who could forget those precious little Backstreet Boys? You see, those are easy to remember because they all (with the Street Sharks exception) actually happened.What you may not remember occurring are the visions of the 1990s presented by movies, games, and TV shows from before the decade. There’s something amusingly jarring about seeing distant futures technically set before the present. 2010 was not the year we made contact. 1984 wasn’t quite the dystopia Orwell foretold. We had to make a concerted effort to make Back to the Future’s self-lacing sneaker self-prophecy a reality, and if 2016 is any indication, the real 2019 will probably be even worse than the grim world of Blade Runner.In that spirit, let’s talk about the ultimately false predictions for the only decade that matters: the 1990s! Only 90s kids will remember these fake futures.Still from War for the Planet of the Apes. Via FOX.1. 1991’s Conquest of the Planet of the ApesRemember in 1991 when the son of a pair of intelligent apes from the future began to plot a simian uprising? After all, we had been keeping apes as slaves for nearly a decade at that point, so we really shouldn’t have been surprised. Remember when Caesar and his ape army succeeded in subjugating humanity only to treat us with some degree of compassion? Good times!2. 1992’s Eugenics WarsRemember in 1992 when we genetically engineered a race of supermen? Yeah, that didn’t really work out for the rest of us “lesser” humans. You’ll probably recall the most tyrannical Superman, Khan Noonien Singh, who ended up controlling a quarter of the planet before we finally defeated him. Hope that guy never comes back.3. 1994’s Mad Max WastelandRemember when the world started falling apart in the mid-1990s and roaming motorcycle gangs controlled Australia? If not for the brave police work of Max Rockatansky, one of these gangsters might have become a de-facto warlord of small innocent town. If we don’t settle this oil crisis, society could collapse even further.4. 1997’s Escape From New YorkRemember how New York City became such a wasteland throughout the eighties that by 1997 we just decided to turn Manhattan into a giant prison? It’s not like we had to change that much. It was already an isolated island full of jerks. All it needed was a giant wall and some guards. I just hope no one important ever gets trapped in there.5. 1997’s Judgment DayRemember in 1997 when that rogue A.I., Skynet, took control of our nukes and wiped out most of humanity? And then it made that army of spooky robot skeletons to finish the job? We really should have seen this all coming. Too bad we can’t go back in time and warn ourselves. That’d probably be pretty awesome.6. 1999’s Final Dracula BattleRemember how after centuries of battling Dracula at Castlevania only to see him rise again, we finally defeated the vampire lord once and for all in 1999? Yeah, the Demon Castle War really was something else. Dracula’s own son Alucard helped us out. I still get chills thinking about Julius Belmont delivering the final blow. Someone should make a game about this.7. 1999’s Destroy All MonstersRemember how in 1999 we rounded up all those pesky giant monster and dropped them off on their own island? Of course, we called it Monsterland. Too bad those aliens showed up, took control of the monsters, and unleashed them on the world. At that point, we’d already gotten pretty good at fighting Godzilla and his kind, but it didn’t make it any less annoying.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Diet Explores the Human Side of Cannibalistic Zombies

first_imgStay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Netflix’s new zombie series premiered this weekend, showing us all how funny a zombie outbreak can be. And unlike The Walking Dead, this show does it intentionally. Santa Clarita Diet centers on a normal, boring suburban family. Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) are two married real estate agents raising a teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, Calif. We don’t get much sense of their life beyond that before things start to get weird.While showing off a house, Sheila throws up in the master bedroom. A lot. She also coughs up a ball of… meat that looks like an internal organ. The next morning, she finds that she has significantly lowered inhibitions, along with an insatiable craving for raw meat. The family does some digging and, long story short, she’s dead. Thanks to the nerdy kid next door, they figure out that she’s a zombie. She’s controlled completely by her id, impulsively going after whatever she desires.If the plot sounds at all familiar to you, that may be because it’s almost the same premise as iZombie, the DC comic turned CW crime procedural. Both series feature zombies that don’t lose their personalities after becoming undead. They are pretty much the same people they always were, but now they don’t feel pain and crave human flesh. (Although in iZombie, they just eat the brain, and are then able to access memories of the person they eat. In Santa Clarita Diet, it’s all just meat.)Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) enjoys a raw hamburger. (Photo via Netflix)The main difference is that Netflix’s series is a comedy. Sheila has no problem with eating people, though she does try to make sure they deserve it. Her first kill is a new employee at the real estate firm she and Joel work at. He’s a real dirtbag who tries to steal their clients, tries to sleep with Sheila and won’t take no for an answer when she doesn’t want to. After biting off his fingers and disemboweling him in their backyard, she can’t eat anything but human flesh. Barrymore plays this role so well. Her charming personality and excellent sense of comedic timing add an extra layer of absurdity to the violence on display.Olyphant is hilarious as the reluctant, but loving husband. A lot of the comedy in this show comes from the vastly different reactions Joel and Sheila have to their current predicament. Sheila takes a pragmatic, go-with-the-flow attitude toward her new diet. Joel on the other hand slowly unravels throughout the entire first season. He tries so hard to be upbeat and positive, only growing more manic with each episode. His character’s journey is a little flat, but Olyphant does some great things with what he’s given. His rationalizations combined with Sheila’s impulsive cannibalism lead to many genuine laugh-out-loud moments throughout the season. The show gets a lot of mileage out of having the couple bicker over things like how to properly murder someone, store the body and cover up their tracks. But there’s always a sense of love underneath the arguing that keeps the humor from getting too mean.My favorite character in the show, though, is probably their daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson). She has the most interesting character arc in the first season, from learning to accept her mom’s new diet, to building a friendship/possible relationship with the nerdy kid next door. Hewson’s wonderfully sarcastic portrayal gives us a well-rounded character who’s just trying to make sense of a really messed up situation.Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo (Photo via Netflix)Santa Clarita Diet is an easily bingeable show. Each episode comes in at just under half an hour, telling one engaging, continuous story. You’ll easily get through the entire first season in about half a day, making it feel like a five-hour movie more than a TV show. I mean that in a good way. Over the entire running time, the dark humor never gets old, and the show constantly finds ways to subvert your expectations and surprise you. For example, about halfway through the season, Sheila and Joel try and fail to kill someone, inadvertently creating another zombie. In any other show, that character would become a formidable threat to be defeated by the end of the season. I don’t want to spoil specifics, but that’s not what happens. The direction they take the character instead is completely unexpected and hilarious.What makes Santa Clarita Diet work is an enormous amount of heart. This is a family comedy at its core. It’s a very weird family, but aside from the murder and cannibalism, they deal with fairly relatable problems. Abby accepts what her mom has become and only wishes her parents trusted her enough not to lie to her. Sheila and Joel fight, argue and drive each other crazy, but are reminded over the course of the show how much they really love each other. That normal sitcom sweetness, combined with the gross-out violence makes for a cute, funny zombie tale unlike anything else.Obviously, the show isn’t perfect. It gets to the zombie stuff very quickly in the first episode, so we don’t see much of what their life was like before. We’re told it’s boring and unfulfilling, but the series doesn’t have time to show much of that beyond your standard suburban life cliches. Also, the jokes about how crazy it is that realtors are killing people do get old pretty quick. We get it Joel; murder isn’t something you’d normally expect from a real estate agent. Find a new schtick. Other than that, the rest of the jokes land well and don’t stop being funny.Joel (Timothy Olyphant) doesn’t handle change well. (Photo via Netflix)The stakes are low for most of the season and only pick up for the last few episodes, but that’s not a problem. This is a sitcom first and foremost. It doesn’t need high-stakes drama. It’s fine, and probably preferable that the show takes its time and focuses on the family coming to terms with their new life. It is a little frustrating that the show ends on a cliffhanger, but that seems to be the norm for a lot of Netflix comedies. It’s just a shame that after speeding through the series in five hours, I have to wait a year or more to see what happens next. But I guess it’s not such a bad thing if one of my beefs with Santa Clarita Diet is that I wish there were more of it.last_img read more

The Lancehead is Razers Most Advanced Wireless Gaming Mouse Yet

first_imgStay on target Razer is one of our favorite #brands when it comes to wide assortments of powerful and useful gaming computers and peripherals. But you don’t always need a super powerful laptop or a stolen monitor with three screens or a gamer smartwatch always set to 4:20. For a PC gamer, a humble and trusty mouse is an indispensable tool.Wireless mice are convenient and fine for everyday browsing or casual gaming. However, the inherently weaker connection they offer compared to a wired mouse can literally cost professional gamers thousands of dollars by messing up a game-winning shot. For, fortunately, Razer is providing a solution for you aspiring esports athletes wanting to cut the cord but not your winnings. The Lancehead is Razer’s most advanced wireless gaming mouse yet.Using what Razer calls “Adaptive Frequency Technology” the Lancehead ($140) stays synced and stable by seeking the clearest 2.4GHz connections it can before switching to anything weaker. That combined with a 5G laser, 16,000 DPI, 210 IPS tracking, and 50 G acceleration maintain accuracy and speed while avoiding lag.Along with this (hopefully) reliable connection, the Lancehead takes advantage of other Razer hardware and software features. Users can customize sensitivity and mechanical switches on the fly. Components should withstand 50 million clicks (or the average length of Korean StarCraft matches) no problem. On-board and cloud memory also lets players store their mouse settings online to access later through Razer Synapse and its upcoming Pro beta.If you still don’t trust wireless mice for your pro gaming, you can also opt for the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition. This wired mouse tracks twice the inches per second for a little more than half the price at $80. Whichever version you pick, the Lancehead line of Razer gaming mice will be available everywhere by this June. These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingFinally, Razer Is Making a Gamer Toaster last_img read more

Heres What To Expect From The Sailor Moon Ride At Universal Studios

first_img The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu Stay on target There’s a Sailor Moon attraction coming to Universal Studios Japan, and it sounds just about as awesome as you’ve probably built it up in your head to be. It was announced back in December, along with little to no information about what to expect from the ride, other than it would feature Sailor Moon. Now, we’ve got several more details on how awesome the ride and its accompanying features (like a cafe with special Sailor Moon-themed cuisine) is going to be. Here’s a preview of what to expect, but don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly struck with the intense desire to head to Japan for a bit.The new ride is called Sailor Moon The Miracle 4-D Ride, and it aims to put you right in the middle of an adventure with your favorite Sailor Soldiers, as the ride’s official description says:“After sensing an unsettling energy from Universal Studios Japan, Usagi Tsukino and the other Sailor Soldiers, along with Luna and Artemis, infiltrate the park to investigate. At the 4-D Cinema Theater where we’re currently playing their movie, they find that the source of the dark premonition is a monster that is stealing the park visitors’ energy! Fighting against the unspeakable power gathered by this monster, the Sailor Soldiers quickly find themselves in a bind. They need your help to face the danger. Place your trust in them. The battle starts now…” The ride itself will last about 20 minutes with lots of different kinds of interactive segments, including splashes of water and other cool “4-D” stuff combined with the visuals and video elements. That’s about all we’ve learned about the ride itself, but know that there’s a lot more paired with it to make sure you have the coolest Sailor Moon experience ever.For instance, when you leave the ride you can head over to a special cafe area and chow down on the Sailor Moon Cafe Plate, the Moon Prism Power Cake, and a Sailor Moon Drink. You can also have your photo taken and peruse a ton of goodies to buy in the gift shop including goodies like keychains, T-shirts, bags, and various other accessories.If you’re looking to check out the Sailor Moon ride eventually, the ride and shops will open up Mar. 16. That should give you plenty of time to head over to Japan and get comfortable, then check out the ride and all the awesome things that come with it. Seriously, why America? Why do we not have this here?center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Geek Pick Pokemon Snorlax Kigurumi

first_img Anyone who knows me or my work knows I’m a huge weeb. I really like anime and otaku junk, and I’m not that ashamed. That’s why this revelation might surprise you: I’ve never owned a kigurumi.I mean, I do now. But before ThinkGeek sent us the Pokemon Snorlax Kigurumi, I never actually owned a set of grown-up costume footie pajamas reserved for extreme nerds. I never knew how comfortable they were, or how meta-satisfying it is to take a nap as a plush Snorlax.To start at the beginning, kigurumi are costume pajamas that let you dress up as your favorite animal or character in soft, warm, fluffy fabric. They’re hooded onesies, available in adult sizes and styled after everything from red pandas to Pokemon. ThinkGeek has a few kigurumi, including Snorlax (it me), Gengar, and Gir from Invader Zim. Obviously Snorlax was the ideal first choice to look at, because sleeping is what he does.The Snorlax kigurumi is 100% polyester microfleece, two-tone in the Pokemon’s recognizable dark-blue/green and tan colors. The hood has Snorlax’s face, complete with embroidered closed eyes and cute little ears on top. A zipper runs down the front.These are not actually footie pajamas. The sleeves and legs are all open, so both your hands and feet are exposed when you wear the kigurumi. This means you can wear socks, slippers, or your favorite stylin’ kicks with them.I’ll be honest. This is so comfortable. It’s like being wrapped in a big, soft blanket that’s Pokemon-themed, with a hood that completely covers your face for napping. I would totally wear this around the office if it were professionally acceptable, because comfort is key. As it is, I’m looking forward to some frosty winter evenings where I can sprawl back on my couch in my Snorlax kigurumi and fade into unconsciousness.JoJo poses don’t usually work with kigurumi. I don’t care. I make them work.Because it’s polyester micro-fleece, you have to be careful when caring for the kigurumi. It doesn’t need to be dry cleaned, but remember to only wash it in cold water and tumble dry on low. High temperatures make the synthetic fibers in micro-fleece melt and fuse, producing ugly wax-like splotches and ruining the soft, comfortable feel.The Pokemon Snorlax Kigurumi is available from ThinkGeek for $49.99. It’s sooooo comfortable.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

112 WWE Results Syracuse New York CenaRollins

first_img Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ 11/2 WWE Results: Syracuse, New York1. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter def. Damien Mizdow2. The Wyatt Family def. R-Truth & Mark Henry when Henry turned on Truth.3. Alicia Fox def. Paige4. WWE United States Champion Sheamus def. The Miz w/Damien Mizdow5. Los Matadores & El Torito def. Slater Gator & Hornswoogle6. The Big Show def. Rusev w/Lana by DQ when Mark Henry interfered.7. John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a Street Fight.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap John Cena WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Videos Articles Videos Articles Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Facebook Seth Rollins Erick Rowan Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

Early preview for tonights live 713 WWE RAW in Atlanta

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE RAW is live tonight from Atlanta, Georgia. Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s Battleground PPV. Nothing has been officially advertised as of Monday morning.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview for tonight that you can view by clicking here.Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Videos Articles Kurt Angle Pinterestcenter_img WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Karen Q confirms she suffered a broken leg at Saturday’s NXT live event in Atlanta Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+ Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Jeff Jarrett gets emotional about Vince McMahon Videos after this weeks WWE

first_img Now Playing Up Next Riz Ahmed Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jeff Jarrett gets emotional about Vince McMahonWWE has posted new videos featuring Jeff Jarrett touring the Nashville Fairgrounds (the former home to TNA Wrestling during the weekly Wednesday night PPV era) and discussing his return to the WWE during the Hall of Fame ceremony this Friday night.In the second clip, Jarrett gets emotional talking about getting the opportunity to be involved with WWE for the first time again in 19 years and Vince McMahon allowing it.We reported on Tuesday about videos WWE uploaded of Jarrett visiting the Smackdown taping earlier this week in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.You can check out the new videos below. Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Videos after this week’s WWE NXTWWE posted the following videos after this week’s WWE NXT. When Did Vince McMahon Find Out About Roman Reigns’ Diagnosis? Roman Reigns Videos Articles Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Vince Mcmahon Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer DiagnosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles WhatsApp Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

NXT Highlights Gargano vs Strong Viking Raiders in action LeRae and Catanzaro

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Now Playing Up Next Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund The American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Teaching Babies To Swim Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Late Friend Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Teaching Babies To SwimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:46/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:43 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter WhatsApp WWE posted the following highlights from this week’s episode of NXT. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Freezing temperatures light snow in Vancouver Portland

first_imgSnow and ice Monday night and into the morning will likely impact the Tuesday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures dropped below freezing early Monday night. Another round of snow showers were expected to arrive between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. before tapering off overnight, said Scott Weishaar, a meteorologist with the weather service.Snow began to accumulate Monday night in areas below 500 feet in elevation. The accumulation is expected to stay below an inch in those areas, with over an inch collecting in higher elevations, according to a forecast form the weather service.Leftover moisture is expected to freeze over and remain frozen through the Tuesday morning commute. Temperatures will likely rise above freezing before noon, Weishaar said.As roads became slick, a number of minor accidents were reported throughout the county after 9 p.m., according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Road crews will spray de-icer on major thoroughfares beginning 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to Clark County Public Works. A map showing primary and secondary route options is available on the county website.last_img read more