Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and is the third-largest beer company in the US — paid $191 million for a stake in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth.Constellation's CEO says that he believes it is "highly likely" that marijuana will be legalized nationally in the US.Beer sales have slumped in recent years — and weed could be the solution.A beer industry giant is betting big on legalized weed.On Monday, Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and Modelo and is the third-largest beer company in the US — announced it had acquired a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis holding company Canopy Growth.The beer giant paid $191 million for its stake in the largest legal marijuana producer in the world.
It’s time to head back into the mines to learn the new ways that developer Mossmouth has devised to kill you in Spelunky 2.Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the sequel today as part of its presentation at Paris Games Week.It is coming to PlayStation 4, but it is not exclusive.Mossmouth revealed Spelunky 2 with a trailer that didn’t show off any gameplay.Instead, it focused on a series of pictures of Spelunky characters getting on with their lives after finding friendship, love, and treasure in the first adventure.But the trailer promises that “the walls are shifting once again” before fading to black.
Sony is still working with developers to bring content to its PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4, and the publisher showed off a number of those upcoming projects during a presentation at the Paris Games Week event today.PSVR has had spurts of new releases since it debuted last October with hits like Statik and Resident Evil 7, but the system is in something of a drought at the moment.Sony reassured fans that won’t last forever.At Paris Games Week, Sony revealed multiple PSVR games including Megalith, Bow to Blood, Ultrawings, and more.Many of these games, like Sprint Vector and Ultrawings previously debuted on PC for headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.But Sony also has some original releases like Dead Hungry and Megalith, so it’s keeping the PSVR busy with a combination of ports and totally new releases.
If you were preordering an iPhone X from Best Buy today, you might have noticed that the popular electronics retailer is charging an extra $100 on top of the already expensive $999 and $1,149 prices that Apple charges for the phones.Danielle Schumann, a spokesperson for Best Buy, tried to explain the fact that the company is overcharging for the iPhone X in a statement to Bloomberg, which is included in full below for the sheer ridiculousness of it.“Our prices reflect the fact that no matter a customer’s desired plan or carrier, or whether a customer is on a business or personal plan, they are able to get a phone the way they want at Best Buy.Our customers have told us they want this flexibility and sometimes that has a cost.”So, apparently Best Buy is under the impression that its customers would like to pay more to buy phones from it, as opposed to the cheaper retail cost offered everywhere else the iPhone X is sold.It’s worth pointing out that the extra fee is only if you buy the iPhone X from Best Buy upfront; if you purchase the iPhone in installments from Best Buy, the price works out to the usual $999 and $1,149.
Within minutes of iPhone X preorders going live last night, many carriers had already begun to sell out.Every model and finish from every carrier listed on Apple’s website now has an estimated ship date of 5-6 weeks, which means the earliest you’ll get an iPhone X if you order now is mid-December (providing the supply situation doesn’t improve).That said, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that preorders have already begun appearing on eBay.Citing eBay’s statistics, TechCrunch reports that over 1,200 iPhone X listings were posted on the e-commerce site by 12:45 AM PT this morning.At the time of writing, a quick search netted 5,913 results.Additionally, eBay says that from 12:00 AM PT to 1:00 AM PT, there were 36,555 searches for “iPhone X.”
Our destiny is here, PC gamers.It’s on Blizzard’s Battle.net app.It feels like it’s too late to break Steam’s dominance as a PC game store, and having publishers set up their own shops feels like a drop in the bucket when it comes to competing with Valve’s juggernaut.In fact, I can see some people viewing this as an inconvenience, having to deal with three of four (or more) store apps to get their games running.For PC gaming coverage, send news tips to Jeff Grubb and guest post submissions to Rowan Kaiser.—Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor
In the US, Super Mario Odyssey launches Friday morning at 12 AM.That’s a little over 8 hours away for now, and while we’re guessing that many people will go line up outside their local game store to get a physical copy at midnight, there’s a way for you digital download fans to start playing the game right when it launches.Super Mario Odyssey is available for purchase right now for the Switch eShop.You won’t be able to play it until midnight, though you can pre-load it so that it’s ready to go right when the clock hits 12 AM Eastern/9 PM Pacific here in the US.That way, you waste absolutely no time in getting going with Super Mario Odyssey.There’s good reason to pre-load as well.
One of the most intriguing (and confusing) phones will be revealed in less than a month, if a new leak turns out to be correct.On Thursday, GizChina shared a screenshot of what appears to be promotional material for the OnePlus 5T — a follow-up to the OnePlus 5 with similar specs and size, but a much larger, bezel-less display.According to the promo, OnePlus will hold a live launch event for the phone on November 16th, though the date that sales actually begin has seemingly been blurred out.The photo also suggests that the OnePlus 5T will be an Amazon exclusive, so if you want an all-screen OnePlus phone, you might have to get it from Amazon.Previous OnePlus 5T leaks have indicated that the phone will feature many of the same specs of the original OnePlus 5, including the Snapdragon 835 chipset, Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 20-megapixel camera on the front and the rear and all running on Android 8.0 Oreo at launch.We’re somewhat skeptical about the camera and the operating system, but for the most part, you should expect a OnePlus 5 with a bigger screen.
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The Catholic Tory MP, who was the subject of an unlikely Conservative leadership campaign during the summer, reiterated his strict anti-abortion stance, saying he would also support reducing the term limit on abortions by “as many weeks as possible”.The question is - does a second wrong make it any better?”He also labelled Bank of England Governor Mark Carney an “enemy of Brexit” and attacked the BBC’s coverage of the issue.The 1967 Abortion Act came into effect 50 years ago on Friday and the anniversary has emboldened the debate over whether the law should be relaxed or tightened.Barnett said the humorous persona Rees Mogg cultivated, mainly through social media like Instagram, was at odds with his views.“In between those jokes there are some serious views people find frightening,” she said.
After dealing with all sorts of screen issues, another problem with Google's flagship smartphone is popping up.This time it's an audio issue: users on Google's official forums and elsewhere are reporting odd sounds coming from the Pixel 2 speakers.Ars Technica reports: Customers are complaining of "clicking" and a "high-pitched whine" coming from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.Most reports on the forums say the noises are coming from the top or bottom speaker on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.Some reports say the sounds come through during calls, while other users say the speaker noises happen any time the screen is on.A user made a recording of the sound, which can be heard here.
When the private equity firm The Carlyle Group bought a 50 percent stake in Supreme earlier this month, valuing the company at a whopping $1 billion, it was the icing on a cake that was already in the oven for a while.Supreme first signaled its warming up to the luxury sector in January when it collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a limited-edition collection of accessories that debuted at the French house’s fall 2017 menswear show.Evidently, the disparate brands had brushed aside their prior beef, ignited back in 2000 when Supreme sold a skateboard deck featuring a riff on the Louis Vuitton monogram.In April, Jil Sander announced that Luke and Lucie Meier would be the new creative directors behind the brand.Though not unusual on the surface, it was a subtle endorsement by the brand of streetwear prowess: Luke is the former head of design at Supreme and the founder of the streetwear label OAMC.Then, last month, Ralph Lauren re-released its cult-loved Polo 1992 Stadium collection, which included hoodies and T-shirts with the famous “P-Wing” logo.
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To Zhong, the concept of who or what may generate electric power is in flux.Further, in Zhong’s view, these devices either can wreak havoc through asynchronous and random interactions with the grid and one another, or can work together to support a more robust and secure power system.Zhong credits his Chinese heritage and its 5,000 years of cultural history for shaping his view of grid stability.“The most important thing in Chinese culture is to have harmony,” the 47-year-old Zhong says, taking cues from the Chinese classic philosophical text Tao Te Ching.Mindful of the democratic concepts of the rule of law and equal treatment under the law, Zhong set out more than 15 years ago to discover what, if any, common trait might exist to make a smartphone and a nuclear power plant work in harmony for grid stability.His research showed that the inherent synchronous nature of large power plants was essential to the grid’s existence.
Misco UK has laid off 300 staff, as expected, after ceasing to trade and appointing administrative receiver FRP Advisory to pick through the ashes of the loss-making business.El Reg revealed at the start of this week that the Northamptonshire-based firm’s boss Alan Cantwell was trying to raise additional funds to rescue the company – and he'd had a deadline of the end of play yesterday to get it done.“Around 30 jobs are expected to be retained [at the HQ] through the administration process,” a spokesman for FRP told The Register.The case is being handled by FRP partners Geoff Rowley, Tom MacLennan and John Lowe.Misco had been previously owned by Systemax in the US but was sold because the management team was not able to turnaround its fortunes.The country operations in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden will continue unaffected.
Fidesmo slår samman funktionerna hos olika betalkort i ett gemensamt ”superkort”."Från början jobbade vi som ett konsultbolag inom Near Field Communication, NFC.Men 2014 började vi utveckla idén med ett kort för flera tjänster.Nu jobbar vi för att samla alla möjliga funktioner på en plats.Annars är det framför allt klockor som är intressanta”, förklarar Mattias Eld, medgrundare och vd på Fidesmo.Han jobbar på bolagets huvudkontor i Stockholm medan Fidesmos andra kvarvarande grundare, Miguel Cardo, är teknikchef vid bolagets andra utvecklingskontor i Madrid.
4K Video Downloader does everything you could possibly want it to, and there are no catches.Download any video with ease.Downloads 4K and 360-degree videos.Downloads from YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion and moreAvailable for Windows, macOS and LinuxThe very idea behind YouTube is that visitors to the site – or users of the mobile app – watch videos online.
Riksbyggen has previously used drones to inspect their facades and roofs.Now, shall ne'er be used in a new area, namely to create the 3D versions of the buildings.the Work of creating 3D models has already begun, in cooperation with the company Spotscale.the Idea is that the models, for example, to be able to be used for redevelopment because they are to scale and also shows exactly how the buildings and its surroundings look.The 3D images produced shall also be used to calculate the surfaces of, for example, the roof and the surroundings.They should also be able to be posted on the Riksbyggens website so that individuals can go in there and get a better picture of the areas.
So ingrained (and derided) have autoplay video ads become that the leading browsers are cracking down.Apple is updating its Safari browser to block videos that play automatically with sound on and Google’s Chrome is expected to follow suit early next year when it starts filtering out ad formats that turn off users.The explosion in autoplay can be traced back to Facebook, which started autoplaying videos in its news feed in September 2013.Facebook also has heavily promoted video in its feed generally.Since then, the number of daily video views on Facebook has skyrocketed, reaching 8 billion daily video views in November 2015, the last number it made public, up from 4 billion in April 2015 (although it only counts views as 3 seconds or more).Now, 61 percent of video ads autostart in Chrome, the dominant browser (compared to 66 percent in Safari), according to JW Player.
Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have become the go-to Android phones for those wanting the latest and greatest, and there’s more on offer than ever before.Android 8.0 Oreo is jam-packed with new features, to the point where it’s easy to overlook some of the more charming or useful additions for 2017’s flagships.Active Edge works if you have gloves on, too, so if you’re out skiing or just in inclement weather, you don’t have to worry about the Pixel 2’s touchscreen not recognizing your fingertips.After all, once you’ve seen how straightforward Apple’s W1 Bluetooth chipset makes pairing headphones with an iPhone or Mac, it’s almost painful to go through the old-school “searching for devices” process on other phones.It’s called Fast Pair, and it’s almost comically simple.Not every Bluetooth device will support Fast Pair: you need to look out for the Made for Google sticker on the box.