According to the portal of legal statistics, crimestat.ru, which belongs to the Prosecutor General’s Office, from January to October recorded 3171 cases of receiving bribes (article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), which is significantly more than in the same period last year (2899 cases). The increase was 9.4%.
Most often, according to these data, bribes were taken in Moscow and the Rostov Region (182 and 170, respectively), the Moscow Region (126 cases), the Chelyabinsk Region (100) and the Krasnodar Territory (93 cases) also hit the top-5.
The number of cases of bribe giving (Article 291) from January to October increased to 2,251, for the same period of 2017 there were 2,037 registered — an increase of 10.5%. The leaders were Moscow and the Moscow region (127 and 114), the Krasnodar Territory (73 cases).
December 9, is the International Day against Corruption. On this day 15 years ago, the UN Convention against Corruption was opened for signature. The document obliges the signatory states to declare bribery, embezzlement of budget funds and laundering of corruption proceeds a criminal offense
Briefly about the main thing ….
Today is International Human Rights and Animal Day.
On this day in 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The declaration was drawn up by representatives of various legal and cultural systems from different countries of the world; therefore, it enshrines universal values and the common measure of the achievements of all peoples and all countries.
The main idea of the Declaration can be briefly expressed as follows: every person on Earth has his inalienable rights, they are the basis of freedom, justice and universal peace. This is what Eleanor Roosevelt said:
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?” In small places close to home, so close and so small that you will not see them on any map of the world. And as long as these rights do not acquire meaning there, they will have little value anywhere else. If citizens do not care about the protection of these rights close to home, our hopes for world progress are in vain. ”
The system “People’s Inspector” may appear in Russia in 2019
The traffic police of Russia does not exclude the possibility of the emergence of the People’s Inspector system in 2019, with the help of which Russians will be able to fix traffic violations through a mobile phone
In Chebarkul, a spruce was cut down on a nearby street and installed on the main square
The city of Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk region was decorated with a New Year tree cut from a nearby shop. This is reported by the local edition of 74.ru. As noted, the tree was installed in the central square of the city.
Uzbek police on the Koran have vowed not to take bribes
Law enforcement officers of the Yukorichirchik district of the Tashkent region publicly swore on the Koran not to take bribes and not to engage in extortion. Reports about it «Radio Ozodlik».
Resin spoke about the success of the construction of temples
In the south-west of Moscow, within the city program of building new churches, six churches have already been built and are operating. This was stated by the adviser to the mayor and the patriarch Vladimir Resin at the retreat, reports “TV Center”
In total, in the South-Western district, work is underway on 22 objects. Five churches are under construction now. Two more temples are already designed. Their construction is about to begin. Five facilities are under preparation. In the near future seven more temples.
The list of equipment for regional oncologic dispensaries has been determined.
The Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Veronika Skvortsova, at a session held as part of the All-Russian Civil Forum, announced the definition of a list of equipment required for installation in regional oncologic dispensaries.
Facebook updated publishing rules related to sexual harassment
The new regulation states that the social network can be used to discuss issues of sexual exploitation and abuse, but the content should not “encourage sexual contact” or contribute in any way to them.
In Russia, doctors and teachers may be forbidden to accept gifts.
In Russia, doctors and teachers may be prohibited from accepting any gifts. The exception will be the flowers and the office, writes “RIA Novosti” with reference to the director of the development department of the Ministry of Labor Dmitry Bassnak.
They will also be prohibited from carrying out paid activities financed exclusively by foreign funds, international and foreign organizations, foreign citizens, stateless persons, unless otherwise provided by an international treaty of the Russian Federation or the legislation of the Russian Federation
The highest pension in the country
On July 1, the average payout in Chukotka was 25 thousand 173 rubles. It is followed by the Nenets Autonomous District, the Magadan Region and the Kamchatka Territory.
The average size of pensions in the country as of July 1 was 14 thousand 144 rubles. It is noted that in 46 regions of Russia the payout is less than the average. The lowest pensions were in Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan and Kalmykia.
Russians will translate into a figure
Rostelecom and the Central Bank of Russia have prepared a concept for a digital profile of citizens with electronic documents and relevant data from state information systems (GIS). This is reported in the Vedomosti newspaper, which belongs to the family of Demyan Kudryavtsev, with reference to a representative of Rostelecom.
It is noted that a digital profile with the consent of the owner will allow the use of reliable data on it on a commercial basis. According to the representative of the Central Bank, this will help the business to reduce operating expenses, and citizens – to get the service faster and cheaper.
In Ukraine, they told about multibillion-dollar payments on state debt
As part of the four-year assistance plan, Ukraine was to be allocated $ 17.5 billion. Kiev received the first tranche of five billion in March 2015, the second – by 1.7 billion – in August of the same year, and the third and fourth – by a billion each – in 2016 and 2017.
Privatization in Russia is no longer relevant.
The authorities are no longer discussing a reduction in the share of the state in the economy. This was stated by Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin, speaking at the All-Russian Civil Forum, RBC correspondent reports.
“When we say“ to improve business relations [with the state], to create an environment for it ”[we say that] we need to reduce the state’s share in the economy, reduce the share of those companies and state corporations that have an unequal position in the market, use administrative resources; more access to financial resources, often even ordering their partners through some administrative things, ”Kudrin said.
The development project of the Northern Sea Route is scheduled to be agreed by February 2019
The development project of the Northern Sea Route is scheduled to be agreed by February 2019. This was stated to journalists by Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.
“We have created a working group for the development of the Northern Sea Route, it is clear that the project is very complex, multicomponent, and this is the construction of a tanker fleet, an icebreaker fleet and the construction of a mooring infrastructure and a project of railway transport,” said Akimov. February, the components of all the charts inside these blocks are synchronized by components, we get an absolutely harmonious picture … We expect that by the end of February, not only will the project passport, that we harmonize the actions of icebreaker builders flax fleet, creators of new wiring capacity, builders of the tanker fleet, the introduction of new fields, the creation of road infrastructure. “
Russia ranked second in the Bloomberg ranking
The agency Bloomberg has published an annual ranking of developing economies. Russia ranked second, up five points from last year.
The Rostrud was named the regions with the most problematic enterprises.
The head of Rostrud, Vsevolod Vukolov, named Udmurtia, Tver and Astrakhan oblasts among the regions where the most problematic enterprises are in terms of wage arrears.
“In the Tver region, the debt of the Torzhok car-building plant” to 582 employees amounts to 87.4 million rubles. In the Astrakhan region – 96.3 million rubles owed to the JSC “Red Barricades SSZ” 693 employees. In the Udmurt Republic – OAO “Udmurt Construction Materials Plant” with a debt of 51.8 million rubles to 685 employees, “added Vukolov.
Moscow new buildings continue to go up
In November, prices for apartments in new homes are heating up the demand. The November price increase in Moscow’s new buildings could be called statistical, as it is measured in units of percent, if it were not for rush demand
Construction of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-India will begin in early 2019
The representative of the Turkmen side Mukhametmirat Amanov said that the research phase was completed, the construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019. It is expected that part of the pipeline to Pakistan will be completed in 2 years, and the remaining 6 months will go to connect it with India.
The government of South Korea will write off part of the bad debts of citizens
The Government of the Republic of Korea is stepping up efforts to combat the crisis in the economy – in particular, it has officially announced that part of the non-returnable debts of individuals will be written off. The Financial Services Commission will be responsible for implementing this policy.
Tesla’s market capitalization is higher than Daimler’s
The market value of the American company Tesla has become higher than that of the German automaker Daimler, it follows on December 9 from the data of the universal service Google Finance
Uzbekistan produced agricultural products worth $ 7 billion for the current year
As REGNUM reported earlier, Uzbekistan is developing a draft strategy for the development of agriculture. The document should contain measures to increase the value added of products, increase production, ensure food and environmental safety.
Every fifth European is forced to take loans to pay bills
According to the European report on consumer payments Intrum, reports Delfi, every fifth European is forced to take a loan to pay bills. Thanks to sustained economic growth, savings increased, but debt load also increased.
Inflation in Russia by the end of 2018 will exceed the official forecast
By the end of 2018, inflation in Russia will be 3.9–4%, which will exceed the official forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development. This was stated by Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin on the sidelines of the congress of “United Russia”, the RBC correspondent reports
Siluanov said that the tax burden will not change in six years
First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said that in the next six years there will be no increase in the tax burden on business. However, according to him, tax decisions that stimulate business growth will still be made.
Those enterprises that are in the shadow today and do not pay taxes should start doing this. – Anton Siluanov, Russian politician
Saudi Arabia will reduce oil production by a million barrels per day
Saudi Arabia intends to reduce oil exports by one million barrels per day. This will happen in January next year. Thus, the export of “black gold” will be 7.3 million barrels of oil, which is quite a bit compared to the November figures, reports TASS.
Mutko will introduce construction KPI for governors
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko, at a conference call with representatives of regional minstroi, said that targets for housing construction should be set for all governors. The new system will resemble KPI (key performance indicator).
40 subjects of the Russian Federation will receive grants for high economic growth
It clarifies that the subjects of the Russian Federation, ranked from 1st to 40th places on the basis of evaluating the effectiveness of regional executive bodies in achieving high economic growth in 2017, will receive grants in the amount of 19.96 billion rubles.
DIA will sell the assets of collapsed banks
The Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) will open in Moscow a sales office for banks’ assets, which have come under the control of the agency after they revoke their licenses. This was announced on Monday by DIA Director General Yury Isaev to the Vedomosti newspaper.
France investigates Russia’s involvement in protests in the country
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (SGDSN) is investigating Russia’s alleged involvement in organizing protests in the country.
“I heard these rumors,” the minister commented on the news.
Maduro announced US plans to carry out a coup in Venezuela
“At present, an attempt is being made and coordinated by the White House to undermine the democratic life of Venezuela and the attempt to carry out a coup d’état against the democratic and constitutional regime that exists in our country,” Maduro said.
Saudi Arabia refused to extradite Hashkudji’s murderers
Saudi authorities refused to extradite Turkey to those accused of killing journalist Jamal Hashkuji. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Adel al-Jubeir, reports Al Jazeera.
The head of the CDU announced plans to revise the migration policy
The new chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told Bild in an interview that she intends to revise the country’s migration policy
The media told about the contacts of the Russians with 14 colleagues Trump
Russian citizens spoke with at least 14 associates of US President Donald Trump during his election campaign and the start of his presidential term, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
South Korea will spend $ 1 billion on cooperation with the DPRK
The South Korean government will spend 1.1 trillion won ($ 980 billion) on joint projects, the ministry said. As noted by TASS, the amount of spending in 2019 is 15% higher than the previous figure, when the budget for inter-Korean cooperation was 959 billion won.
In Catalonia, supporters of independence seized checkpoints on toll roads
Activists of the movement “Committees for the Defense of the Republic” seized several checkpoints on toll roads in Catalonia on Sunday evening and declared the passage free.
Protests of “yellow vests” began in Montenegro
As the head of the press service of the opposition “Democratic Front” of Montenegro Marko Kovacevic, on Sunday evening in the capital of Podgorica, a rally was held in protest against the arrest of one of the leaders of the movement Nebojsa Medoevich
The head of Catalonia is on a hunger strike
The head of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Kim Torr, went on a two-day hunger strike. According to La Vanguardia, in this way he supports the Catalan politicians who are in pre-trial detention.
The King of Belgium accepted the resignation of ministers from the nationalist party
The ministers and state secretaries of the Belgian government from the nationalist party “New Flemish Alliance” (N-VA) resigned, King Philip of Belgium agreed on their decision, according to a communique from the royal court.
May allies prepare second Brexit referendum
Allies of the British Prime Minister Theresa May are preparing a second referendum on secession from the European Union, reports the Daily Express. According to the newspaper, Minister for Business Affairs Greg Clark, Minister of Justice David Gauke, and Minister of Labor and Pensions Amber Rudd are interested in conducting the new vote.
Nick Ayers refused to lead the presidential administration.
In the United States at the end of the year there will be a vacancy for the post of head of the presidential administration. The main candidate for this position was Nick Ayers, but he refused the offer. This was reported by Associated Press
ARMY and WEAPONS
Russia ranked second in the world in arms sales
Total sales by ten Russian companies from the top 100, according to the institute, increased by 8.5% in 2017. Since 2002, the UK ranked second in global sales, in the ranking published on Monday, it moved to third place with a share of 9%.
Amphibious helicopters for the Navy will be created after 2031
Amphibious search and rescue helicopters will be created for the Russian Navy in the years 2031-2050, Chief of Naval Aviation of the Navy, Hero of Russia, Major General Igor Kozhin, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Monday in an interview with the Russian Armed Forces newspaper.
Search and rescue helicopters of the amphibious class of the far zone will be created, including for operations in the Arctic and offshore Arctic seas. – Igor Kozhin, Russian military leader
Trump agreed to allocate the Pentagon 750 billion dollars
US President Donald Trump supported the proposal of Secretary of Defense James Mattis to allocate 750 billion dollars in the 2019th fiscal year for the country’s military needs. The head of the White House will also ask Congress to approve this amount.
The Central Military District formed 16 military police units
Sixteen military units of the military police were formed in the Central Military District (CER), in the regions of Siberia, the Urals and the Volga region, as well as in the Republic of Tajikistan. This is stated in a message distributed on Monday by the press service of the military district
In the United States recognized the Russian fleet unfit for battle in the ocean
The Russian Navy, according to the publication, is optimized for coastal missions to support ground operations on the outskirts of Russia, while the American and Chinese fleets — blue water — are capable of operating in the World Ocean.
US going to modernize nuclear warhead W78
The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSAB) is planning to resume the W78 thermonuclear warhead replacement program. The implementation of the program in the period from 2019 to 2041 is estimated at $ 10–15 billion. This is stated in the report of the United States Audit Chamber, which RT read.
The W78 is one of the two types of Minuteman-III intercontinental ballistic missile warheads of the United States Air Force. Earlier, the Pentagon considered the use of the W78 nuclear explosive component on submarine ballistic missiles.
China continues to patrol in the Gulf of Aden
There are also 3 helicopters on board the flotilla. Recall, Chinese naval forces have been on combat duty in the Gulf of Aden since 2008. The Chinese authorities called the protection of national interests the main motive of such a decision, since the waters of the gulf are an important transportation route.
In Iran, showed a drone own production
The developers of the Iranian drone claim that its engines can change not only the vector, but also the power of thrust. The new device is equipped with a target recognition system at a distance and can counteract the electronic interference of a potential enemy. It is reported that at present, Iranian engineers are working to create a vertical take-off UAV.
Tehran has previously stated that they intend to copy foreign-made UAV technologies and launch analogs of their own design into production.
Northern Fleet divers began large-scale underwater training
Specialists of the North Fleet Search and Rescue Division have begun underwater training. Divers worked descents to assist conditionally emergency submarine. Comprehensive training will take several days.
In Russia, they are discussing the idea of replacing driving license with a “digital”
The Russian Interior Ministry is likely to refuse the proposal to “sew” chips into driver’s licenses and vehicle registration certificates (ITS) in favor of digitizing these documents, a government source familiar with the situation told RIA Novosti
Yandeks.Taksi changed the rules of the machine
The Yandex.Taxi aggregator canceled the pending order function in Moscow due to the decrease in the time of the free parking period in the city from 15 to 5 minutes. This Tass reported in the press service of the company.
New charter airline to appear in Russia
The top management of the airport near Moscow Zhukovsky is working on creating an airline under the brand WeGo Air. It is reported by Interfax, citing a source familiar with the business plan of the project. The carrier will specialize in international charter flights.
Fast train for the first time connected Nizhny Novgorod and Veliky Novgorod
Direct railway connection is established between Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod, the train will pass through Tver, Moscow and Vladimir.
From 2019 new double-decker compositions will appear in Russia
Starting in 2019, several new-deck cars will run on several railway routes, Interfax reports on December 9 with reference to the statement by Pyotr Ivanov, director general of the Federal Passenger Company
Daily evening flights “Kemerovo-Moscow” ended
Recall that in the autumn of 2018, regular evening flights were launched from Kemerovo to Moscow. The flights were carried out by two airlines, Aeroflot and Ikar. However, in November it became known that “Ikar” stops flights in the above direction.
We have issued Troika cards with the image of the Soaring Bridge in Zaryadye
Transport cards “Troika” with the image of “Soaring Bridge” in “Charges” can be purchased at all the ticket offices of the Moscow Metro, according to the website of the government of the capital. The travel card shows the soaring bridge, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Moskva River embankment, and the Zaryadye Park pavilions.
Tomsk will give 3 billion rubles from the federal budget to repair the airport
In 2019 in the Tomsk region will begin reconstruction of the airport complex. The region will receive 3 billion rubles from the federal budget for this purpose. It is planned to reconstruct the runway, repair the old engineering structures and build new ones.
Are they fined for an uncleaned car?
Driving in a snow-free car is not an offense, but there are two nuances that are important to follow. The license plates of each car should always be readable. Otherwise, you can get a fine of 500 rubles. The second important point is the cleanliness of external lighting devices. That is, drivers must ensure that the headlights are constantly in a clean state.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES
Carbon dioxide emissions in 2018 reached 37 billion tons
Carbon dioxide emissions in 2018 increased by 2.7% and exceeded 37 billion tons, scientists say. In recent years, the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has remained relatively stable. However, a significant increase has recently begun again.
Cancer-killing cells created
Specialists from Lund University have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells into immunity cells. Researchers have identified three types of proteins that help transform connective tissue into so-called dendritic cells, which monitor the functioning of tissues and find viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells.
Reprogramming takes nine days. Artificially created dendritic cells behave in the same way as natural ones. Scientists hope to use a new mechanism to fight cancer.
To do this, they are going to inject three key proteins directly into the tumor. This will allow the attacking cells of the immune system to be attacked by cancer cells and destroy them, according to Life.ru.
Robot taught to copy the movements of virtual heroes
Engineers from Disney Research under the leadership of Moritz Becher have developed an algorithm capable of creating skeletons of realistically moving robots that will copy the movements of virtual characters.
A new drug will allow drug users to quit marijuana
Abuse of marijuana threatens addiction. And if a person tries to give up the drug, then the withdrawal syndrome is included – it is a sleep disorder, anxiety, irritability, lack of appetite, weight loss with a constant burden to marijuana
Salt can cause stroke and dementia
According to experts, the negative effect of food, which contains a large amount of salt, is reflected in an increased risk of developing cerebral disease of small vessels of the brain. Such anomalies of the capillaries in the future can provoke the development of dementia or lead to a stroke.
US scientists are preparing an experiment to cool the Earth
Experiments aimed at combating global warming will be conducted by specialists from Harvard University. To do this, they are going to use a balloon and an aerosol can. Founder of Microsoft Corporation will financially support the project.
Created an “eternal” battery that can be charged once a week
A group of scientists from the California University of Technology under the leadership of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Robert Grabbs (Robert Grabbs) have developed a new type of rechargeable batteries, in which fluoride (chemical compound of fluorine with other elements) is used as the main substance. According to scientists, the use of this material in mobile batteries will allow you to charge smartphones eight times less than now. The results of their research, they reflected in an article published in the journal Science
New metamaterial “switches” between flexible and solid states
The structure is a network of flexible plastic microtubes printed on a 3D printer five millimeters long, filled with a suspension of iron particles in a viscous oil. This fluid itself is quite fluid, and under normal conditions the metamaterial remains flexible.
Cars turned out to be carriers of invasive plants.
As might be expected, they spread in the direction of traffic and practically did not grow in the opposite direction. All this, according to scientists, for the first time reliably connects the spread of not only ambrosia, but also other invasive plants with car traffic.
Smartphone diagnoses the mental state of the host
Scientists from Stanford University using the application with a special neural network learned how to diagnose depression using a smartphone, Life writes.
China is planning to launch a return satellite next year.
The local Xinhua agency reported that the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) intends in 2019 to prepare a new generation of returned satellite for launch. According to one of the authors of the project, a new satellite in a state is in Earth orbit for 20 days.
Scientists will solve the mystery of the evolution of life on Earth using spectrometers
Four years later, Russia intends to conduct a space experiment called “Nuklon-2”. 48 high-precision spectrometers will be sent to the orbit of our planet, thanks to which it will be possible to learn more about the evolution of life on Earth.
The space telescope “Kepler” filmed the explosion of a star
The Kepler space telescope captured the explosion of a star. Astronomers were able to see the phenomenon of the supernova SN 2018oh, which is 170 million light-years from Earth.
The supernova phenomenon is a sharp increase in the brightness of a star, followed by a relatively slow flash attenuation. At the moment of what is happening from the star, strong heat and bright light spread. Due to this, Kepler noticed this phenomenon.
Astronomers have discovered a planet-balloon in a galaxy screaming
Astronomers were able to detect the so-called “screaming” galaxy, where the planet is reminiscent, resembling a balloon. The discovery is made thanks to a black hole signal located in a star cluster.
Loop quantum gravity: space-time, made of pieces
In modern physics, there are two theories that describe incredibly accurately large-scale phenomena and what happens in the microworld: the General Theory of Relativity and the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics, respectively.
Among the many approaches to quantum gravity, string theory and loop quantum gravity are considered the most successful directions.
Loop quantum gravity is a theory that attempts to express the modern theory of gravity (i.e., General Relativity, GR) in a quantized format. The approach of this theory is to perceive space-time as something broken into discrete parts. A lot of scientists consider loop quantum gravity as the most organically developed, not counting string theory.
How do steves come about?
More recently, auroral enthusiasts have discovered a new glow. An unusual phenomenon, it was decided to call the “Steve”. A year later, scientists found out how it arises.
The study of the new glow took a group of scientists from NASA, led by Liz MacDonald. The researchers looked at the images of “Stivs” provided by various photographers and came to the conclusion that the phenomenon occurs when the charged particles of the solar wind interact with the Earth’s magnetic field – just like the aurora borealis.
Unlike the northern lights, which has an oval shape and is colored blue, green, and red, Steve is a purple vertical stripe that cuts the sky from 20 minutes to an hour.
GADGETS and INTERNET
Tyumen students have developed the first dog walking service in Russia
Students from Tyumen State University have developed the first dog walking service in Russia. The new application will allow owners of animals to hire professionals who walk with their pets. The program is called Walkie-Doggie.
Xiaomi has come up with a waterproof heated jacket.
The Chinese company Xiaomi has created a jacket that connects to a mobile battery using a USB port, which helps to provide the owner with additional heating. According to the publication IXBT, there is a novelty of 43 dollars. The lining is made of 90% cashmere, and the outer material is waterproof.
In 2019, Apple’s iPhone will not receive a new design.
As it became known, in 2019, Apple’s iPhone will not receive a new design, and this, according to some analysts, will be the reason for the lack of interest among fans. In this regard, it is expected that there will be a decrease in demand for new iPhones.
Google is preparing not only the Pixel 3 Lite smartphone, but also Pixel 3 Lite XL
Today, information about this model has reappeared on the Web, but, what is much more interesting, information has also appeared on the Pixel 3 Lite XL, about which there have not even been rumors. As you can see, both models will get a headphone jack and plastic cases.
Metz introduced the Mecablitz M360 flash
Metz has expanded its range with the Mecablitz M360 flash, which costs $ 120. It can be used in cameras from such brands as Nikon, Fujifilm, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Leica, Olympus.
Honor 10 Lite in white is available for pre-order.
The Huawei manufacturing company will soon begin implementing the mobile device Honor 10 Lite. At the moment, this device can be issued pre-order, but only on the model in white. Available gadget will appear in 4 colors: red, white, blue and black.
Rapper Soulja Boy has released his own game consoles
28-year-old rapper DeAndre Cortez Way set his sights on the gaming industry. Soulja Boy launched the Soulja Game line, which includes two different consoles, each of which bears its name: SouljaGame and SouljaGame Handheld.
Gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2 updated firmware
Gaming smartphone Razer Phone 2 provided an update that can improve camera performance and sound quality. The relevant information leads iXBT.com. With the installation of the update photos are more detailed.
Nike and Zara are actively testing self-checkout systems
The newly opened stores of the Nike and Zara brands received modern self-service systems that allow customers to make purchases and leave the store without having to go through the traditional cash desks.
Xiaomi will release a smart speaker with voice assistant and Bluetooth 5.0
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will soon release a smart speaker with voice assistant. It is noted that the novelty will also be equipped with a built-in touch screen and Bluetooth 5.0. The new device from the company Xiaomi passes in the Bluetooth SIG database under the name LX04.
Named prices and release date of the benchmark 3DMark Port Royal
This benchmark will appear on January 8, 2019 as part of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition. In the base and demo test package it will not be possible to run. The cost of upgrading the usual 3DMark to Port Royal is $ 3 (200 rubles). But 3DMark Advanced Edition will draw on $ 30 (about 2000 rubles). Sales start from the date of release, that is, from January 8.
Acer Chromebook 514 laptop on Acer official website
At IFA 2018, Acer introduced a Chromebook 514 laptop. At that time, they talked about a price of 350 euros, a metal case, Gorilla Glass and a normal set of ports.
So, the device is really enclosed in a thin (17.8) metal case weighing 1.5 kg. The 14-inch IPS display features Full HD resolution. The heart is the quad-core CPU Intel N4200. Also, the laptop received 8 GB of RAM and a 64 GB hard drive. The battery should be enough for 12 hours of operation. Also worth noting is the presence of the backlight at the keyboard and a set of ports, including USB 3.0 (x2), USB-C (x2) and a card reader. But the price was even higher than stated at the IFA – $ 500.
McLaren presented a new convertible McLaren 720S Spider
The other day, the British automaker finally presented an open version of the McLaren 720S hypercar, which received the Spider prefix in the title.
Mazda will create a new model based on the coupe RX-8
In 2012, Mazda’s management announced the discontinuation of the release of the RX-8 model. And just recently it became known that on its basis a new car will be created. Most recently, one of the employees of the group assured that it would be difficult to create a new product based on the coupe.
Porsche withdraws Macan and Cayenne due to ski bindings
Porsche will recall about 250 cars in the USA. The action included models Macan and Cayenne, which have potential malfunctions of the anchorages behind the second row of seats, intended for fixing the bag for ski equipment
Atelier Arden worked on the Jaguar F-type SVR
The modified car was named Arden AJ 23 SVR, it differs increased to 703 hp. power. In addition, the machine can pick up speed of 100 km / h in three seconds.
Also, the tuners underestimated the car’s suspension by 30 millimeters, which had a positive impact on the handling. The new aerodynamic suspension of the vehicle is made of carbon fiber. We put the car on 21-inch Arden Sportline GT Monobloc wheels.
Icona company unveiled Nucleus unmanned vehicle
The Italian design company Icona at the Los Angeles Motor Show presented the concept of an unmanned vehicle Nucleus. The company said that the novelty should allow them to declare themselves all over the world.
Volkswagen Jetta from the “Fast and the Furious” offered for sale for 6.6 million rubles
The car was put up for sale for 6.6 million rubles in equivalent. It is noted that earlier the same retro sedan Volkswagen Jetta was also sold.
New Nissan Juke debuts only in the summer of 2019
Production of the new Nissan Juke will be adjusted only in 2019, although it was previously announced that the release of the second generation crossover will start this fall. According to AutoExpress, the premiere of the novelty will take place only in the summer of next year.