Marvel Comics legend Creator Stan Lee dead at 95


Stan Lee, creator of some of the most enduring characters and stories from Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95.

The legendary Marvel Comic creator died November 12, 2018 in California.

The news is confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, following up on earlier confirmation, via Lee's daughter, from TMZ. The earlier report indicated that an ambulance was dispatched to his home in California's Hollywood Hills on Monday morning. Lee later died at the nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Lee was the creator of dozens of now-iconic comic-book heroes, including Spider-Man, X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and Black Panther.

All of those characters have since been adapted into hugely popular, budget-busting films, most of which were made after entertainment giant Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009.

In an essay remembering Lee posted Monday afternoon, Marvel and Disney said they "salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there."

Robert Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, said in the essay that "Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart."

Lee's work creating characters for Marvel spanned the 1960s and into the early 1970s. But Lee was still involved with the production of the films based on his comics, and regularly made brief, tongue-in-cheek cameos within the movies.

He became known for imbuing in his heroes the sort of flaws that were rarely visible among other comic-book protagonists, such as jealousy, pride and even financial constraints.

His voice often extended beyond the comic panel, as well, notably in his monthly "Stan's Soapbox" column.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut or Ompong Devastated Macau, Hong Kong

September 16, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut or Ompong Devastated Macau, Hong Kong as Signal No. 10 raised in the country. The videos of the wrath of Mangkhut is totally disturbing as it destroys houses, buildings and other infrastractures easily.

Sinaloa cartel officer walks out of prison dressed as guard

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexican authorities say two prisoners – one of them a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel – walked out of a jail in northwestern Mexico dressed as guards.


Sinaloa state public safety minister Inocente Hernandez says the inmates passed through six security filters as they exited the prison in Culiacan early Sunday.

Officials say they apparently had assistance from two guards at the facility.


The inmates, Julian Grimaldi and Carlos Salmon, had both recently been transferred to the prison from higher security facilities.

Local media said Grimaldi was an alleged financial operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel, while Salmon is accused of having led deadly attacks on police by the Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

source: inquirer.net

Xiaomi Launches Mi A2 - Price, Specs and Performance

Xiaomi launches new phone, the Mi A2 which packed with powerful specs like Snapdragon 660 processor and up to 6GB Ram.


Prices for the Mi A2 start at P14,990 while the A2 Lite starts at P9,990

MADRID, Spain – The Chinese smartphone industry's push into Western markets got another boost on Tuesday, July 24, as Spanish capital, Madrid, hosted the global launch of Xiaomi's newest phones: the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite. These two phones are the successor to last year's successful Mi A1, one of the best-selling phones globally last year.

Xiaomi's Mi A family of phones are Android One phones. They carry Google's stock, skin-free version of its mobile operating system. Most Android phones are skinned with a phone maker's own take on Android. Xiaomi has MIUI. Samsung has Samsung Experience. Huawei has EMUI. Sometimes, these skins can become unwieldy, and add some extra workload for the phone – which is why some users prefer a stock version.

Specs

The Mi A2 features an aluminum unibody, a Snapdragon 660 processor, up to 6GB RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, dual rear cameras (20MP+12MP), 20MP front camera, USB-C, 5.99-inch full-HD+ 18:9 screen, and 3,010 mAh battery. Xiaomi touts the camera's larger-than-usual pixel size that make for brighter photos, and better lowlight performance.

The cameras, both front and rear, are also touted to have the ability to better separate a human subject from the background, through AI-assisted segmentation, said to be desirable in portrait photography.

The Mi A2 is priced at P14,990 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage) and P17,490 (6GB, 128GB storage). No Philippine release date has been specified.

The A2 Lite features a 5.84-inch 19:9 full HD screen, a Snapdragon 625 processor (the original A1's processor), 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras, a 5MP front camera, a 4,000 mAh battery, and micro-USB. Its storage tops out at 64GB and RAM at 4GB. A key difference some people might want to know: the Mi A2 has a headphone jack while the Lite doesn't. Both phones come in black, blue, and gold.

The Mi A2 Lite is priced at P9,990 (3GB RAM, 32GB storage) and P11,990 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage). No Philippine release date has been specified as well.

source: rappler

New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB may cost €1,250

Xiaomi launches new phone, the Mi A2 which packed with powerful specs like Snapdragon 660 processor and up to 6GB Ram.


Prices for the Mi A2 start at P14,990 while the A2 Lite starts at P9,990

MADRID, Spain – The Chinese smartphone industry's push into Western markets got another boost on Tuesday, July 24, as Spanish capital, Madrid, hosted the global launch of Xiaomi's newest phones: the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite. These two phones are the successor to last year's successful Mi A1, one of the best-selling phones globally last year.

Xiaomi's Mi A family of phones are Android One phones. They carry Google's stock, skin-free version of its mobile operating system. Most Android phones are skinned with a phone maker's own take on Android. Xiaomi has MIUI. Samsung has Samsung Experience. Huawei has EMUI. Sometimes, these skins can become unwieldy, and add some extra workload for the phone – which is why some users prefer a stock version.

Specs

The Mi A2 features an aluminum unibody, a Snapdragon 660 processor, up to 6GB RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, dual rear cameras (20MP+12MP), 20MP front camera, USB-C, 5.99-inch full-HD+ 18:9 screen, and 3,010 mAh battery. Xiaomi touts the camera's larger-than-usual pixel size that make for brighter photos, and better lowlight performance.

The cameras, both front and rear, are also touted to have the ability to better separate a human subject from the background, through AI-assisted segmentation, said to be desirable in portrait photography.

The Mi A2 is priced at P14,990 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage) and P17,490 (6GB, 128GB storage). No Philippine release date has been specified.

The A2 Lite features a 5.84-inch 19:9 full HD screen, a Snapdragon 625 processor (the original A1's processor), 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras, a 5MP front camera, a 4,000 mAh battery, and micro-USB. Its storage tops out at 64GB and RAM at 4GB. A key difference some people might want to know: the Mi A2 has a headphone jack while the Lite doesn't. Both phones come in black, blue, and gold.

The Mi A2 Lite is priced at P9,990 (3GB RAM, 32GB storage) and P11,990 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage). No Philippine release date has been specified as well.

source: rappler

Jeff Bezos of Amazon is the Richest Man in the World 2018 - Full List


Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history with his net worth topping $150 billion. Here's who else makes the global top 10. He beats Bill Gates this time.


Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon

Yahoo Messenger Officially Shutdowns Operations after 20 Years of Service


Yahoo! Messenger has officially shut down its operations on July 17, 2018 after 20 years of service. Yahoo messenger started its operation in March 1998 and became one of the most popular online chat/IM application in te world.

Its shutdown made thousands of its users to say last message in social media sites. The smiling icon of Yahoo will now be gone forever. Farewell Yahoo Messenger