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Marcus Cleverly to KIF Kolding

Danish goalkeeper Marcus Cleverly (33)will change country once again. After Vive Targi Kielce and HSV Handball, Danish goalie will join domestic TOP team KIF Kolding Copenhagen. He signed three years contract with the team in which already playing legendary Casper Hvidt. He plays for German HSV this season alongside Johannes Bitter. ← Previous Story Iran appoints new director and head-coach! Next Story → Tickets on sale for Women’s EHF F4 in Budapest! KIF KoldingMarcus Cleverly

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VIDEO Slovenian zeppelin in Flensburg

← Previous Story WOMEN’S EHF CL COACHES: Adžić, Neagu and Gyor’s fans are the best! Next Story → RIO 2016: Support Australian handball dreams! RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko Slovenian champions RK Celje Pivovarna Laško lost in Flensburg 30:20, but despite average performance and routine win of home team from the other side, Branko Tamše boys made one of the most beautiful actions of the last weekend at the VELUX EHF Champions League.Take a closer look.

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PGE Vive Kielce win Polish Cup 2018

PGE Vive Kielce won the Polish Cup 2018.Alex Dujshebaev was a TOP scorer of the team with seven goals, while on the other side Marko Panic netted nine goals.KS Azoty Puławy – PGE VIVE Kielce 29:36 (20:18)Azoty: Koszowy, Bogdanow – Panić 9, Jurecki B. 7, Podsiadło 4, Łyżwa 3, Prce 2, Masłowski 2, Kuchczyński 1, Grzelak 1, Ostrouszko 1, Gumiński, Seroka, Titow.PGE VIVE: Szmal, Ivić – Dujszebajew 7, Jachlewski 6, Bielecki 4, Strlek 4, Janc 4, Jurecki M. 3, Bombać 3, Zorman 1, Jurkiewicz 1, Aguinagalde 2, Kus, Mamić, Djukić. ← Previous Story Epic days in Craiova – Football stadium praises golden handball ladies Next Story → Pick Szeged with +4 to Veszprem read more

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Olivier Nyokas extends deal with HBC Nantes

← Previous Story Nenad Puljezevic had a heart-attack Next Story → SHOCK IN GYOR: Yvette Broch stops career HBC NantesOlivier Nyokas The French third team HBC Nantes had a tremendeous season at VELUX EHF Champions League, where they ended at big final in Cologne.Most of the roster stayed the same under control of Thierry Anti. Left back of the French national team, Olivier Nyokas extended his deal until 2021.Nyokas came to Nantes in 2016.

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Man due in court over James Humphries stabbing in Tallaght

first_imgA MAN IS due in court this morning charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of James Humphries in Tallaght, Dublin, on Sunday.The father of one sustained fatal stab wounds at a house on Kitalown Way on Sunday evening and was taken to hospital where he died shortly after.A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and was being questioned by gardaí. He will appear before Tallaght District Court at 10.30am this morning charged in relation to the stabbing.Yesterday, the victim’s aunt said he was a gentle person who “wouldn’t hurt a fly”.Related: Gardaí make arrest after man killed in Tallaght stabbing>Read: Man killed in Tallaght stabbing ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’>last_img read more

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Some 100000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two

first_imgJUST TWO WEEKS UNTIL the digital switchover to Saorview, approximately 100,000 people have yet to make the switch.Research from the latest Millward Brown Lansdowne tracking study revealed that an estimated 500,000 households who are reliant on the analogue signal made the switch at the end of September.Awareness of the switchover among those reliant on analogue service continues to increase and now stands at 99 per cent. Despite the high level of awareness there were still 100,000 households left to make the switch at the end of last month.Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte welcomed the increase in numbers making the switch but said now is not the time for complacency.“I would urge those viewers, who have yet to make the switch, to do so now and not wait until the last minute,” he said.“With just 14 days to go, I would ask the public to give a helping hand to friends, relatives and neighbours who may need assistance with the switch to ensure they are not without a TV signal from Wednesday 24th October.”Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it?Read: 50 days to go but one-in-four don’t believe digital switchover will happen>last_img read more

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Two suspicious objects found in separate locations in the North

first_imgTHE POLICE IN Northern Ireland are in attendance and two incidents in Armagh and Down following the discovery of two suspicious objects.Due to the ongoing security alert, Sloan Street in Lurgan, County Armagh is closed in both directions and motorists should seek alternative routes.Security alertPolice are also currently in attendance at a security alert in the Church Road area of Holywood in County Down in a separate incident.Church Road is closed at its junction with Brooke Street and Church View.The Ammunition Technical Officer has been sent to the scene.There are no further details at this stage.Read: Appeal for information about attempted murder and sexual assault of a young girl>Read: DUP MP says republican “fixed committee” existed to deal with sex abuse claims>last_img read more

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The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.1.#ON THE RISE: Property prices rose for the fifth month in succession, the Central Statistics Office said. Residential property prices were up nationwide by 3.6 per cent for the months up to September.2.#BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: It was revealed that the Seán O’Casey Bridge in Dublin’s Docklands cannot open to ships, as designed, due to “a lack of funding. The bridge, opened in 2005, is operated by a remote control that TheJournal.ie understands has been lost.3.#SO LONG, FAREWELL: Officials from the Troika made their final visit to Ireland today, their 12th since the country entered the EU/IMF bailout programme. Debate remains, however, over whether or not Ireland should avail of a post-bailout emergency credit line.4.#YEWTREE: Jimmy Saville’s former driver was found dead at his home, just days after being arrested on child sex charges. David Smith, 66, was due to attend court in London today, but missed his date and was found dead. An autopsy is to be carried out.5.#CRASH: An investigation has found that a fatal plane crash in Offaly last year was caused by inadequate fuel. Flying instructor Niall Doherty and trainee Damien Deegan were killed when the Cessna F150H they were flying in crashed in November last year.last_img read more

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Catchup Wednesday 3 midweek longreads

first_imgIT’S MIDWAY THROUGH the week and you want to get up to speed on the latest news topics and catch up on opinions and insights.We’re here to help you do just that, with our three midweek longreads:1. Waste and why it mattersRose George tackles the subject of waste in India, and the ‘manual scavengers’ who look for it. Here’s an excerpt from her soon to be reissued book on the subject, which also takes in the the nuances of the different castes in the country.(Longreads –  35 minutes reading time, 7060 words) 2. Goodbye, PeteFolk singer Pete Seeger died earlier this week. Jack Hamilton writes about his legacy, his impact on 20th century music and his anti-war words.(Slate –  5 minutes reading time, 1065 words)By the early 1960s America was in the midst of yet another folk revival, and Seeger became a sort of éminence grise. He took a new generation under his wing, and that generation would change American music and to no small degree America itself. Songs like “We Shall Overcome,” “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”—all of which can be traced to Seeger—became touchstones of the civil rights and anti-war movements.3. RTÉ, Panti, and the Iona InstituteBarrister Brian Barrington writes an open letter to RTÉ about its handling of the Rory O’Neill (Panti) and Iona Institute situation, and his thoughts on O’Neill’s comments about homophobia.(TheJournal.ie – 4  minutes reading time, 891 words)It is astonishing, therefore, that RTE, a national broadcaster, should apologise for what Mr O’Neill has stated, censor his interview on the internet and award public money to those in the Iona Institute who have sought to prevent a free debate on equal marriage by preventing gay rights campaigners from uttering in future that opposition to same-sex marriage is homophobic. This scavenging has none of the usefulness of its usual meaning. There is no salvaging of waste, no making good of the dis¬carded. Champaben recycles nothing and gains nothing. She takes filth away and for this she is considered dirt. There are between 400,000 and 1.2 million manual scavengers in India, depending on who is compiling the figures.center_img Want some more longreads? Then check out Sitdown Sunday>last_img read more

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Airbnbs swanky Dublin offices designed to look like Irish pub

first_img Source: Ed ReeveThe offices were designed by Dublin-based architecture firm Heneghan Peng and feature meeting rooms inspired by Airbnb listings around the world.The Dublin office of the company – valued at $2.5b –  houses its Hospitality Innovation Lab and centralises some of its services in a European hub.Images by Ed Reeve via airbnb.comRead: Airbnb to open European HQ in Dublin> AIRBNB CHOSE DUBLIN as the location for its European headquarters because it has “hospitality in its DNA”.Now the hospitality company has decided to bring that hospitality right into the office with some nods towards the Irish pub.The reception area of the company’s new digs in Ringsend features a horseshoe-shaped bar using three different styles of tile found in pubs from different areas, as well as some old school Irish telephone boxes.last_img read more

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The Mega Hurtz is a mega 4wheeled robot

first_imgIf you are looking to buy your favorite geek a four-wheeled robot for Christmas you can pick one up at the Inspector Bots website. Of course, if you are getting one for a guy you probably want to make sure it comes with a big gun. Inspector Bots has you covered there as well. One in particular called  The Mega Hurtz is an eye catcher.The Mega Hurtz is equipped with a modified paintball gun capable of firing non-lethal ammo including pepperballs, paintballs or hardened rubber rounds. The gun uses a red dot laser for targeting, has a 100 round capacity and sits on a teleoperated pan/tilt turret capable of firing 20 rounds per second. The gun is accompanied by a wireless pan/tilt low lux camera with night vision which allows an operator to see up to 35 feet in the dark. Video is transmitted via a high powered transmitter and receiver which can be recorded to a laptop. An operator can also choose to use a portable monitor or head mounted display to view video.Both packages sit on top of a four-wheel drive unmanned electric vehicle which is protected by a steel plated shell. The shell and rocket shaped design of the robot make it possible for it to demolish through concrete walls, but small enough to fit through a doorway and agile enough to perform zero radius turns. The Mega Hurtz has a deceivingly small size,  and even though it only has a top speed of 7.5 MPH it still has enough under the hood to tow a Hummer.Inspector Bots says The Mega Hurtz has applications in covert surveillance, security, SWAT, tactical response, and law enforcement. The Mega Hurtz as well as all of the robots available from Inspector Bots have been designed by Chris Rogers who has patents pending for his robot technology.Read more at Inspector Botslast_img read more

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Sony says its sorry for PSN hack with 30 days of free

first_imgAfter a long stream of silence, a press conference was finally held on Sunday in Japan where Kaz Hirai, Sony’s head of video game and consumer electronics, and other executives, apologized about the PSN breach that leaked customers information to the hackers. To try to make amends, Sony will be offering 30 days of free service to PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited customers.What took the company so long to respond with a press conference when millions of users were irate and confused? Apparently, the folks at Sony wanted to get more information about what was happening before they announced anything. Kaz Hirai said at the press conference that attacks of its online network had started six weeks ago. He said one attack was traced to be by the hacker group Anonymous who apparently took personal information from Sony’s “top management.”After having customer information leak out, offering 30 days of free service is the least Sony can do. But how many people will not be continuing their relationship with Sony’s PSN and are considering switching to Xbox? As of last week, the we reported that 20 percent of PS3 owners were thinking of switching, but that may have increased over the weekend.What Sony called “a criminal cyber-attack on the company’s data-center” has been an ongoing annoyance for customers of Sony’sPlayStation Network. PSN, which allows customers to play with each other and which is also the PlayStation 3’s online store, went down about 10 days ago. Besides not being able to play many users’ favorite and frequently-played games, the bigger problem is that the users’ personal information was compromised in the attack.There are 77 million customers using the PSN, and though it’s not confirmed that any credit card information had been stolen, it was confirmed that other information, like names, addresses, email addresses, and birth dates were obtained during the hack. There’s still a good possibility that some of the 10 million accounts with credit card numbers attached to them now have their credit card information in the hands of the hackers.via Business Insiderlast_img read more

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 105 update adds inapp payments improved power options

first_imgRIM has released another incremental operating system update for the PlayBook tablet, bumping the current version to 1.0.5 and adding a number of subtle-but welcome enhancements.Several tweaks have been made to the upper-right corner of your PlayBook’s desktop, including a much-improved power widget. Tapping the battery icon now invokes a menu that allows users to adjust screen brightness and restart, shut down, or put the PlayBook into stand by mode. A slider has also been added which allows the brightness of the PlayBook’s display to be adjusted, and the OS will now alert users if an under-powered charging source is connected to the mini-USB port. Following the 1.0.5 update, the PlayBook can also charge itself while completely powered off.AdChoices广告Another key addition is the arrival of in-app payments, which will no doubt be a good fit for the numerous digital publications and games already available for the PlayBook. The real reason this matters, of course, is that some day very soon you’ll be able to purchase additional content for Angry Birds — it’s due to land in App World this summer. It’s also easier to connect to public Wi-Fi access points now — such as those at coffee shops and airports — thanks to the arrival of automatic hotspot detection. A handful of additional languages are now supported by the tablet OS as well, including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and U.K. English.It will be interesting to see whether the PlayBook OS 1.0.5 update takes care of the reduced battery life some users experienced following the previous update. As always, the update is available over-the-air, so tap through to your settings screen and then give the software updates button a poke. Now if they’d just hurry up and make with the Android app support, we’d be all set…More at Inside BlackBerrylast_img read more

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Battlefield 3 on consoles has smaller multiplayer maps fewer players

first_imgPatrick Bach, executive producer at game develper DICE, has admitted that the console versions of Battlefield 3 will have smaller multiplayer maps and fewer players than the PC version.On the PC version you can play with up to 64 people in multiplayer on full-size maps. On PS3 and Xbox 360, the number of players has been cut to just 24 and the maps reduced in size accordingly.AdChoices广告The reason for the difference is one of compromise based on the limitations of the console hardware. DICE wanted to give everyone the same experience, so were unwilling to compromise on how the game looked and the gameplay on offer. That meant something else had to be sacrificed and player numbers seemed like the best option.Bach admitted that 64 players on consoles was possible, but they’d have to use lower resolution textures and most likely remove some of the vehicles from the experience. So the question comes down to which you as a gamer would prefer, less players and smaller maps or big maps that look worse and have no vehicles?Of course, if you intend on playing the PC version that’s not a compromise you need to make, but then you probably spent considerably more buying your PC than it costs to buy a console.In the end, the actual experience will determine how players react to this. The console maps have not been reduced in size due to limitations, but because there are fewer players it will “keep the action up.”While this news may have a few console gamers upset, it’s unlikely DICE would want to ship a game where the multiplayer hasn’t been fine-tuned to offer the best experience. If that required 64 players then I think they’d take the graphics hit and implement it. But 24 player maps obviously work, and may even work better than 64 player maps in some cases.via CVGlast_img read more

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Motoactv revealed as 249 ultimate fitness device

first_imgHere it is folks, Motorola’s self-proclaimed “ultimate fitness device.”  It’s launching as the Motoactv, and we’d seen it previously rumored as the Motorola KORE — and the correctly-spelled MotoActive. And yes, it does look an awful lot like an iPod nano.Like the latest nano, the wrist-friendly Motoactv sports a touchscreen display. There’s a 600MHz CPU providing internal muscle and enough storage to hold around 4,000 of your favorite workout tracks. It’ll hold up to exercise-related environmental abuse since it’s sweat-proof and rain-resistant. Gorilla glass keeps the screen scratch-free too.Motorola’s built in a virtual trainer whispers sweet motivational nothings into your ears as you run, walk, cycle, or par coeur your way to fitness, all while being monitored by a pedometer, heart rate monitor and GPS tracker. Another nice feature is the ability to sync with an Android smartphone meaning incoming calls and texts can be received. Link up with Motoactv.com and it will track and chart your calories burnt, miles covered, and overall pace among other things. As well as the website you can view such data on your phone using the Motoactv app, which also has training advice and fitness plans to follow.For those of you who like to kick it “old school,” there’s a built-in FM radio (also like the nano). It’s also got Bluetooth connectivity on board.There’s one other small difference between the Motoactv and the nano: price. The Motoactv is expected to sell for $249 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB. Comaprable nanos sell for $129 and $149, respectively.Is the addition of GPS, pedometer,heart rate monitor, and fitness coaching enough to attract consumers? Possibly, but when there are other options that offer those features — like the Nike+ watch powered by TomTom at $199, the Motoactv — seems like a tough sell.But it does have Android under the hood, so maybe the dev community will bake up some interesting mods that make the Motoactv a bit more attractive.More at Motorola, via Engadgetlast_img read more

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Sneak peek at the greatest toy robot ever invented

first_imgJaimie Mantzel is a toy inventor and he is psyched. The reason? Somehow he’s managed to get a toy company on board to help create the walking robot toy he dreamed of having as a kid. Jaimie is heralding this prototype robot as the “greatest toy in the universe.” After watching the video below, you may actually agree with him.Not only is this 6-legged robot remote control, it’s central area can be fitted with several different projectile-shooting modules. The two shown are capable of firing discs great distances, or ping pong balls at varying angles. There also seems to be a dart module that isn’t demonstrated.Jaimie has also developed two types of robot armor that can be clipped on to the unit. The first allows you to mix up the color scheme of your robot to make it a little more unique. The second type is for battles with other robots, and when hit flies off. This will certainly increase the entertainment value of taking on a friend in battle. You may notice how noisy the robot is as it moves. That’s only because this is a prototype and “the gears are rough.” The final unit isn’t going to be silent, but it should be much quieter than this. You may also notice I haven’t referred to the robot by name, and that’s because it doesn’t have one yet. Jaimie wants everyone’s suggestions in the YouTube comments, and if he chooses yours you get a free robot when they launch.As you can see in the video, Jaimie looks like he needs sleep desperately. Apparently that’s due to all the meetings he’s having to do before the launch, which is happening in a few months. After watching the video I am totally on board. Jaimie’s enthusiasm is infectious and the robot does look very cool even in prototype form. If you give one of these to a kid for his birthday or Christmas, I doubt you’ll get a bad reaction. This looks to be the robot every one of us dreamed of having as a child.last_img read more

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Firefox 15 puts the clamps on addon memory leaks

first_imgMozilla has always worked hard at making sure that Firefox is a lean, mean browser. But one problem that continues to irk Firefox users is memory leakage. Last year, the Foundation slashed the browser’s overall memory footprint. Now they’re taking aim at leaky add-ons.Add-ons can be a real problem, because they’re not developed by Mozilla. They can still cause all sorts of problems, of course, by sucking up excess memory and refusing to let go of resources even when they’re no longer required. To an end user, it’s hard to tell what’s to blame for poor performance or crashes. Often, the assumption is that Firefox is to blame.With that in mind, Firefox developers set out to find a way to reign in resource-sapping add-ons that wouldn’t require any changes to the add-ons themselves. By focusing on the problem of zombie compartments — a specific kind of memory leak that’s responsible for about 90% of all add-on related leaks — they’ve made impressive strides in beta builds of Firefox 15.The graph above shows how much more memory was clawed back from SiteAdvisor, and similar increases have been reported with other add-ons. And the more add-ons you have installed, the more difference you should see — since they’ll all be better behaved.For a long time, the only way to deal with add-on related slow downs in Firefox was to disable everything you had installed and re-enable them one at a time until you noticed the browser’s performance take a dive. With Firefox 15 fully prepared to go zombie (compartment) hunting, you may never have to play that game again.via Mozillalast_img read more

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Firefox OS minimum specs cant get much more minimal

first_imgMozilla has revealed exactly what it takes to turn a phone running Firefox OS into an officially certified device — complete with a “powered by Firefox OS” stamp. If you hadn’t already guessed from the first round of Firefox OS phones that have popped up on Geek.com, the hardware requirements are very, very minimal.Mozilla shared the particulars this week at MWC 2013. In order to receive the Firefox OS seal of approval, phones need only ship with an 800MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. It’s a very low bar to be sure, but not surprising given the recent changes to the minimum hardware requirement in the Firefox app for Android.Beyond the trifling specs, there’s just one other publicly announced requirement to obtain Firefox OS certification: the phone must include the Firefox Marketplace. With those bases covered, manufacturers are free to display Mozilla’s branding. Individual partners will also have to agree to certain other terms with Mozilla, but those may vary from deal to deal and we’ll likely never know what exactly they consist of.The attraction for consumers in emerging markets is obvious: low end phones like the ZTE Open and the One Touch Fire will sport very low price tags. They’ll make it easy for anyone to afford a smartphone, though it remains to be seen whether or not these devices will be cheaper than the budget Android devices that are currently available around the globe.But Firefox OS phones are also very attractive to carriers. Why? For starters, there’s no need to subsidize phones this cheap — they’re a cash-and-carry item. Then there’s the bonus income carriers can generate by offering up their own content stores — whether they sell movies, music, apps, or games. The possibility of cooking up delicious purchase revenue is the real reason big names like Deutsche Telekom and AT&T aren’t pledging their support for Firefox OS.It’s certainly not because they want to assist Mozilla in moving the mobile web forward.last_img read more

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Homemade Taser Sword created just because you can

first_imgThere are some of us who never grow out of the desire to shoot fire or lightning from our bodies after reading a comic book or playing a video game. Fortunately, if you’ve got some electrical tape and a bit of know how, you can choose between growing up and owning a Taser Sword.It may be hard to imagine a scenario in which you are surrounded by swords and tasers and you think to yourself “I sure wish I could combine these things into something even better,” but that’s exactly what happened.In an exercise that can only be described as an attempt to recreate the High Frequency Blade from Metal Gear Solid 2, a weapon has been made that combines a pair of blades and a taser. The blades are separated by four nylon bolts to create the same conductive gap seen in actual tasers.The hilt of these two blades have been connected to the taser itself, which is now bound to the bottom of this monstrosity with electrical tape. In the video, the creator demonstrates charging the Taser Sword, which he does by sticking the exposed plug attached to the bottom of the hilt right into the outlet. The angle is set so that the blades prop the whole thing up as it sits in the outlet.Once you’ve got yourself a fully charged Taser Sword, you can just turn it on and use the button up near the top of the hilt to activate the taser. As long as you have your finger on that button, you can swing your sword around and watch as bright blue sparks jump across parts of the blade edge. It may not be any more lethal than a regular sword, but the crackling sound of the taser combined with the lightning jumping between the blades would most likely be quite a deterrent should you need one.If you take a look at the YouTube channel that this video cam from, you can see this Taser Sword in action against the man who created it. Spoiler alert, just being touched by the Taser Sword is a pretty painful experience.last_img read more

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Microsofts Phil Spencer claims Xbox One is 3x 8x and 10x the

first_imgPhil Spencer, head of Microsoft Games Studios, appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show last night in order to show off a few of the forthcoming Xbox One games as well as the hardware. But not everything went according to plan with regards to Spencer’s claims as to how powerful the Xbox One actually is.You can watch the segment featuring Spencer and the Xbox One in the video below:After playing against Fallon on Killer Instinct and losing, the two of them move over to Forza Motorsport 5, where Spencer clearly states that “Xbox One is three times the power of what Xbox 360 was.” Surely it’s more powerful than that seeing as the 360 was released nearly eight years ago? Well, yes, it is.Spencer cleared up any confusion after the show via his Twitter account by admitting he made a mistake. Xbox One is 8x more powerful than Xbox 360, or “10x + cloud” for “local compute functions.” I assume that to mean that purely offline performance of the hardware is 10x that of the 360.Although Spencer was quick to admit his mistake and clear up any confusion, Microsoft really can’t be happy with the way its marketing is going surrounding the Xbox One. The price announcement seemed like an afterthought, and the comments about those without an Internet connection needing to stick with Xbox 360 did more harm than good.Regardless of your opinion about the Xbox One so far, it will without a doubt be much more powerful than the Xbox 360 and very close in performance to the PS4. In fact, I don’t expect we’ll see much difference at all between multi-platform releases due to how similar the hardware is inside both consoles.last_img read more