We might be just a few days away from getting to know the official name of Google’s next mobile operating system Android O. Android Police’s editor David Ruddock’s claims that Android O will recieve a name on the day of the solar eclipse – August 21. Additionally, prolific tipster Evan Blass claims that Android O is set for a release in the week of August 21, most likely on the 21st itself.This corroborates will with Google’s claims that Android O will launch sometime in Q3 2017. David Ruddock also claims that Android O will be released on August 21. Last year, Google officially unveiled Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22, so based on continuity alone, the August 21 date seems quite likely.Android O release scheduled for the week of 8/21, “most likely on the 21st itself.”- Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 12, 2017When Android O begins its official rollout, Pixel And Nexus devices will be the first in line to get the update. Google will also seed the update to other OEM’s who will start prepping the update for their own custom skins and overlays.Android O comes with several refinements, polishes and little user-centric features all aimed at improving the overall user experience. The major features are notification dots, a new picture in picture mode which lets you watch video in a small window whilst you perform other tasks on your smartphone, support for third party calling apps and notification channels in which notifications can be segmented into various different channels like sports news, and so on.advertisementThere is another feature called Copy Less which makes it easier to copy and paste in Android O by employing machine learning and computer vision. Android O comes with a multitude of back-end improvements as well such as better battery management algorithms, app optimisations, audio enhancements like improved Bluetooth audio and so on.According to one source whose information I cannot verify, Android O will receive a name on the day of the solar eclipse (August 21st).- David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 10, 2017To improve battery life, Google is introducing ‘Wise Limits’ – a feature which places restrictions on background apps, especially those which use location services constantly. Android O basically places specific limits in location updates, background services and implicit broadcasts.The Android O Beta is out now and interested users who have the Google Pixel, Pixel Xl, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X an Nexus Player can sign up for the beta program and wait for the OTA update. Earlier rumors claimed that Android O will be named after the popular biscuits and called Oreo. A few weeks ago, developers found references to the term “oatmeal_cookie” in sample code that was used in a presentation slide at Google I/O indicating that ‘Oatmeal Cookie’ could very well be Android O’s name.Also Read: Android O Beta: Top features, how to get it and everything to know
Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 13, 2019UPDATED: May 13, 2019 12:43 IST BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with their trophies. Picture courtesy: TwitterBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was a grand affair. The awards ceremony was organised at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday. BBC One’s Killing Eve defeated Bodyguard to win the Best Drama, while one of its leading ladies, Jodie Comer, won the Best Actress award. Apart from Jodie, Sandra Oh who plays Eve in the thriller series, was nominated in the same category.Sandra Oh congratulated Comer on Twitter. She wrote, “Congratulations @KillingEve !!! BAFTA for Best Series Fiona Shaw and @jodiecomer !!! Yay yay yay!!”Actor Benedict Cumberbatch won the Best Actor for his drama Patrick Melrose, which also won best mini-series. Britain’s Got Talent won the best Entertainment programme.Here’s the complete list of who won what: Leading actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC OneLeading actor – Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticStorytelling is key to powerful TV Leading Actor winner Benedict Cumberbatch @skyatlantic #PatrickMelrose #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/YZRk52UP0HBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Supporting actress – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC OneSupporting actor – Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC OneEntertainment performance – Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC OneMale performance in a comedy programme – Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two#BAFTATV backstage winners’ interview…Female in a Comedy, Jessica Hynes (@JefficaHoons) for her role in ‘There She Goes’ pic.twitter.com/rCflFmlTBUBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Female performance in a comedy programme – Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC FourDrama series – Killing Eve – BBC OneadvertisementThe production team behind winning Drama Series @KillingEve #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/eF4YpfUcChBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Single drama – Killed By My Debt – BBC ThreeMini-series – Patrick Melrose – Sky AtlanticSoap and continuing drama – East Enders – BBC OneInternational – Succession – Sky AtlanticEntertainment programme – Britain’s Got Talent – ITVComedy and comedy entertainment programme – A League of Their Own – Sky OneScripted comedy – Sally4Ever – Sky AtlanticFeatures – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC OneSally4Ever wins for Scripted Comedy #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/rWIxRjnMk0BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Must-see moment – Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One)Well done to Bodyguard, winner of @virginmedia’s Must-See Moment the award YOU voted for! #BAFTATV #MustSeeMoment pic.twitter.com/px62pLM816BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Current affairs – Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4Single documentary – Gun No 6 – BBC TwoFactual series – Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC TwoReality and constructed factual – I’m A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here! – ITVSpecialist factual – Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC OneNews coverage – Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4Sport – 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC OneLive event – Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC OneThe Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance picks up the Live Event award #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/3N4569wHzjBAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019Short-form programme – Missed Call – Real StoriesBafta Fellowship – Baroness Joan BakewellSpecial award – Nicola ShindlerAlso read | BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Sophie Turner congratulates Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer for her winAlso read | Killing Eve actress Sandra Oh wins Best Actress at Golden Globes 2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow BAFTA TV AwardsFollow Killing EveFollow Patrick MelroseFollow Benedict Cumberbatch BAFTA TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve and Patrik Melrose win bigBAFTA TV Awards 2019 was held in London on May 12 where Killing Eve grabbed three trophies. Here’s the complete winners list.advertisement
World Cup 2019: India won’t relax against Afghanistan, says Harbhajan SinghWorld Cup 2019: India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far and they next face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have not won a single game of the 5 matches they have played so far.advertisement India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 00:24 IST India will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup game on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face Afghanistan in their next World Cup 2019 game on SaturdayVeteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said team India will not be relaxed against AfghanistanIndia have remained undefeated so far in World Cup 2019 with 3 wins from 4 gamesIndia have been so far enjoying their World Cup 2019 journey as the three-time champions have remained unbeaten in the tournament to show why there were termed as the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 14 at Lord’s.The Men in Blue have showcased commanding performances in all their games to defeat South Africa, a resurgent Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament. Next, they face Afghanistan on Saturday, who have still not tasted a victory in their 5 matches so far.However, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said that though India would rather be watchful than being complacent when they take on minnows Afghanistan at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on Saturday.”You have to play at your best no matter who is playing in front of you. It cannot happen that you just put 70 percent effort but give 100 percent against Australia. Any international match you play you have to give 100 percent. They will go all out against India. India won’t relax in any conditions, in any match because they want to win every game. Knowing virat kohli they won’t be comfortable with the team not putting in a 100 percent,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Afghanistan have a great spin attack in the side in the form of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, but the trio has not been able to do wonders for the team so far.Rashid Khan in particular has not had a good World Cup thus far.Rashid Khan, who had become the youngest No.1 in the ICC’s rankings for ODI bowlers, bowled the most expensive spell in World Cup history at Old Trafford on Tuesday.advertisementThe Afghanistan leg-spinner leaked 110 runs off 9 overs as England amassed 397 for 6 off their 50 overs.In defence of the Rashid Khan, Harbhajan Singh said the leggie has the talent to petrify opposition batsmen but he will have to work a little harder for that.”Rashid has got all the qualities to be a top bowler. He has got a brilliant googly and variations but he just doesn’t seem happy. He needs to learn a little better than what he is being doing in 20-20 cricket. People go after him in that format but in 50-over cricket batsmen have a lot of time against him. England went after him and succeeded but not many teams will go after him.”India on Saturday might look to go with a changed batting unit by playing young Rishabh Pant in the middle-order for Vijay Shankar. The wicket-keeper-batsman joined Indian side in replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan.Though, Harbhajan Singh felt the team would play the same playing XI that they used against Pakistan in their last game.”I dont see any changes in the batting lineup. They dont want to make unnecessary changes. I would like to see someone like Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni batting for a long time and spend more time in the middle.”India are currently placed 4th on the points table with 3 wins from 4 games , including a washed out game against New Zealand.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan urges Afghanistan not to repeat mistakes vs IndiaAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019: Why Rashid Khan, Nabi and Mujeeb face stern test vs IndiaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 Next
Mumbai: Shreevats Goswami is yet to get a game in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper feels the overall experience in the cash-rich league has helped him to grow as a person. The 29-year-old cricketer made his IPL debut over a decade ago. “The (overall IPL) experience has been amazing. Apart from cricketing experience, it has made me grow as a person. Speaking to legends of the game, being involved in the team meeting, it has made me grow in life. “It has helped me to have a right discipline and all those things have helped me,” Goswami said when quizzed about his experience in the cash-rich T20 league. “Obviously rubbing shoulders with the legends of the game has helped develop a kind of friendship which will last long (and) so a combination of all of these has helped me,” elaborated the Kolkata-born left-handed batsman. Goswami, who had been earlier with the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, made his T20 debut against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in 2008 in Bengaluru. Goswami wants to make most of the opportunities that would come his way and for that he is keen to be game-ready. “I want to make the most of it (opportunity). I’m not playing right now, so right now my focus is to prepare myself, be game-ready and be ready to perform,” said Goswami, who has played 45 First Class matches. According to Goswami, whatever the coaching staff tells him about the game during the net sessions, he takes in his stride and tries to improve on those aspects. Sunrisers, who are currently fifth on the points table, next take on Delhi Capitals in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Local media reported that they were arrested after Sri Lankan police raided their apartment and found a book called ‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,’ a Pulitzer-winning work of nonfiction that belonged to another Maldivian who used to live in the residence.The men reportedly travelled to the neighbouring country for medical treatment. Prior to their release, the court extended their remand detention three times. Two Maldivians arrested in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings last month have been released after three weeks in custody, Maldives Independent reported.The pair was released without charge on Tuesday after they were taken to court for a remand hearing, a foreign ministry official confirmed. Shahid travelled to Colombo earlier this month to discuss visa restrictions with Prime Minister Ranil Wikremesinghe. Five Maldivians were arrested in a sweeping security operation launched in the wake of the IS-linked suicide bombings that claimed over 250 lives. Several Maldivians were also taken in for questioning for various reasons after the attacks, most of whom were found to have overstayed their visas.Some 15,000 Maldivians reside in Sri Lanka, based mainly in the capital Colombo. According to media reports, several families have been returning due to targeting and harassment of Muslims.On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called his Sri Lankan counterpart and requested security measures for the protection of Maldivian expatriates. ‘Funama’ Adam Manik and ‘Baikedi’ Hassan Manik, two activists of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party, were arrested in Colombo on April 27 after police found literature in their house related to the Islamic State terror group.
At the same time the UN tourism agency reported preliminary results for the first four months of 2006 showing 10 million more international tourist arrivals worldwide than in than in the same period last year, for a total 236 million, or a 4.5 per cent growth rate. With the anticipated good performance of the world economy, airline traffic is expected to rise by 6.1 per cent in 2006, 5.8 per cent in 2007, and 5.6 per cent in 2008, the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said.Traffic development during the period will vary by region due to specific local, intra- and inter-regional factors. For the period 2006-2008, it is anticipated that the Middle East will show the highest average annual growth rate of about 10.7 per cent (12 per cent for 2006, 10.5 per cent for 2007 and 9.5 per cent for 2008). The Asia/Pacific region is forecast to experience fairly strong traffic growth rates, well above the world average.The markets for European as well as African airlines are also expected to grow at rates higher than the world average. North America as well as Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to grow somewhat below the world averages.After three years of poor performance, airline traffic showed a strong recovery in 2004 and total (international and domestic) scheduled passenger traffic by airlines based in ICAO’s 189 Contracting States surpassed the 2000 volume by about 13 per cent. Due to the continued expansion of the global economy in 2005, traffic is estimated to have grown by 8 per cent. As for tourism, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) noted that although the rate of growth has slowed slightly, in line with forecasts, 2006 has got off to a good start, with the first four months recording a 4.5 per cent growth in international arrivals worldwide.“International tourism has now entered a more stable phase of sustained demand without big peaks and troughs,” UNWTO Secretary General Francesco Frangialli said. “Although the rate of growth is slowing gradually, international tourism is firmly on track to grow at a rate above the long-term average of 4 per cent for the third year in a row now – barring unexpected events, of course.” Africa and the Middle East (both at 11 per cent), and Asia and the Pacific (at 8 per cent), showed faster than average growth, while Europe and the Americas grew at a more moderate pace – at just under 3 per cent. The first months of 2006 were also marked by the much expected recovery of the destinations tragically hit by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.Arrivals in the Maldives were as much as 97 per cent above the same period last year. Sri Lanka, at a 25 per cent increase, also did well, while foreign arrivals in Thailand through Bangkok airport rose by 29 per cent in the first three months of 2006. But Indonesia’s recovery has been unfortunately compromised by the 27 May earthquake that occurred in the vicinity of its second favourite tourism destination, Yogyakarta.
New car registrations stable in February, demand down just -0.3% to 83,115 units.Year-to-date performance up 1.8% to 257,679 registrations.Big boost for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as market rises 48.9% in the month. The UK new car market remained steady in February, dipping just -0.3%, according to figures released by SMMT. 83,115 vehicles were registered in traditionally one of the quietest months of the year ahead of the number plate change in March. Fleets drove the market, with 45,699 cars registered, up 3.3%, while private demand fell -4.4% to 36,018 units and business registrations declined -5.3% to 1,398.Following January’s strong performance, buyers registered a record 3,308 alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) in February, a 48.9% uplift on 2016, taking a 4.0% market share. This was partly driven by new AFV models going on sale, a result of major investments by manufacturers into cutting edge, fuel-efficient technology. Petrol registrations experienced an increase – rising 5.8% to 42,826 units – while demand for diesel cars fell -9.2% compared to the same month in 2016.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,February is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year and a steady performance was expected following another year of record growth in 2016. We expect to see the market bounce back in March as buyers take advantage of the new ’17-plate, as well as the last chance to buy a car eligible for current lower VED rates before they change on 1 April.Download the press release and data set.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
OSU redshirt sophomore Noah Brown has the ball batted away by Wisconsin junior cornerback Derrick Tindal. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorMADISON, Wisc. — Ohio State knew coming into Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, that the Badgers were a force on both sides of the ball, and the Buckeyes witnessed just how much of a force they can be. A normally stout defense from OSU was pushed to its limits by Wisconsin, and it took overtime to decide the final score, but the Scarlet and Gray found a way to win 30-23. In a slugfest, OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett proved to be the difference-maker with a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. The touchdown gave Barrett the record for career touchdowns responsible at OSU with 89. In a showdown between two top-10 teams, No. 2 OSU met No. 8 Wisconsin in a battle of game-changing defenses. Contrary to the statsheet, neither team seemed to be able to slow the other. With two minutes before halftime on the clock, Wisconsin had racked up 252 yards — shocking considering OSU’s defense averaged just 246.4 yards allowed each game.Throughout the first half, OSU struggled to complete passes, as Barrett connected on less than half his passes while both underthrowing and overthrowing open receivers. The run game from starting running back and redshirt freshman Mike Weber was a non-factor, as the Detroit native gained just 14 on three carries before halftime.Senior running back Corey Clement was the go-to guy for Wisconsin in the opening frame of play. After busting an early 68-yard run, he finished his half with 12 carries for 110 yards.“We’re a very aggressive defense,” junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan said. “We always look to make plays in the backfield. Sometimes the offense hits one on us.”OSU nearly caught a break on Clement’s breakaway run, as the senior had the ball stripped while racing down the sideline by redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley. Although OSU recovered, the ball touched the leg of Clement while he was out-of-bounds, making it a dead ball at the spot, keeping possession in the hands of the Badgers.Much of the talk about the pass-catching ability of Wisconsin dealt with redshirt junior wide receiver Jazz Peavy. But it was redshirt junior tight end Troy Fumagalli who stole the show, racking up 82 yards.Peavy’s only reception from the first half resulted in a score, but the redshirt junior hurt the Buckeyes with his running ability. Carrying the ball five times, Peavy picked up 67 yards on the ground. The big play capability by OSU was nowhere to be found through two quarters. The longest play from scrimmage in the first half came from a 29-yard lob to redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh, which saw Barrett under immense pressure. On defense, the Buckeyes looked confused at times, watching the sidelines and raising their hands in the air, as if they were clueless to the play call. The Badgers took advantage of the missteps, finding uncovered receivers and huge running lanes early on.Even with a rough first half behind them, OSU coach Urban Meyer said halftime was a time for adjustment, not ridicule from the coaching staff.“I just saw a bunch of professionals going about their business,” Meyer said. “They had the overlays going on and the coaches were working and that’s what everyone gets paid to do and they did a very good job. So I’m very proud of tonight and the coaches.”The second half began with more struggles for OSU, as a drive for the Buckeyes resulted in Barrett throwing an interception in the end zone, after overthrowing redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown on a ball that Barrett said slipped from his grasp.“Yeah, it did,” Barrett said as he looked down at his hands. “I can’t do that, I got big enough hands.”But, as it has all year, the Buckeye defense stepped up in a big way to turn the tide.The Silver Bullets locked in, keeping Wisconsin from picking up a single yard on the drive after the turnover, forcing a punt that gave OSU great field position. That field position led to a nearly five-minute drive, and a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Barrett.The Buckeyes had cut the gap to just three, but the defense was not done making big plays. Redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley had been searching for his first pick all year, and his prayers were answered when Wisconsin redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook floated a pass in his direction.Conley picked the ball deep in Badger territory, silencing a capacity crowd. The Buckeyes were quick to take advantage, and Barrett scampered out of the pocket for an 8-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.Conley said the play was big, but the way the team handled the halftime deficit was bigger.“Whenever we’re down, or in a position where we need to fight, we never get down, we never scream,” Conley said. “We just handle ourselves. We handle adversity well.”Even with the lead, Wisconsin kept up a blistering offensive attack. After receiving the ball inside their own 20, the Badgers marched down the field, before junior fullback Austin Ramesh rumbled in from four yards out.This marked the first rushing touchdown allowed by OSU’s defense this season. Ramesh now has two touchdowns this year, his first coming during Wisconsin’s game against Akron.On the next drive, Barrett found senior H-back Dontre Wilson streaking down the sideline for a 43-yard gain. That catch allowed the Buckeyes to set-up for a field goal from senior kicker Tyler Durbin, knotting the game at 23-23. Neither team could pull ahead, forcing overtime in a game that had fans on the edge of their seats throughout. Wisconsin won the toss, but chose to give the ball to the Buckeyes, electing to try and keep OSU from scoring. In a moment of true Heisman-caliber play, Barrett led the Buckeyes through a drive marked by two penalties. Barrett found Brown in the right corner of the end zone, giving OSU the lead. Barrett said proper preparation led to the go-ahead score.“When you really think about the situation, I think that’s what I try to do,” Barrett said. “When we go out there in the summer, you don’t just go out there and just throw routes. You play the situation, play coverage and understand that (pressure situations) is when it’s going to come up.”The fate of the game was now in the hands of the Silver Bullets, in a situation unfamiliar to the young team. What happened next will go down in history as one of the plays of the year. With the Badgers against the wall, OSU forced a fourth down play from its own 5-yard line. Redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis and junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes broke through Wisconsin’s offensive line for the game clinching sack.Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa, who picked up a sack earlier in the game, couldn’t help but see the similarities between the game winning bull rush and a play from 2014.“I think (Holmes) pushed the guard, kinda like Joey’s (Bosa) play against Penn State,” Nick Bosa said. “When he knocked him back and he was falling, we all came around and swarmed him.” Bosa said he has been trying to model his game after his brother’s, and it paid off against the Badgers.OSU is now 6-0, with a perfect 3-0 mark in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania to face the Penn State Nittany Lions next Saturday at 8 p.m.
Forest teethingCredit:Cascade News/Cascade News Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Forest’s colouring is believed to be caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs. If mixed with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects her pups – it can stain the newborn animal’s coat.“The first pup was stuck, so myself and my daughter Claire managed to free him and pull him out safely,” Mrs Sutherland said.“It was all hands on deck but then as the puppies started to arrive, we noticed that one of the puppies had green fur. We couldn’t believe it.“When we checked it out later we found out it is very unusual and to do with the placenta. The colour has faded quite a bit already and will be gone soon, I’m told.” Rio a golden retriever has given birth to a green puppy.The surprise new arrival was one of a litter of nine puppies born to the three-year-old family pet.Louise Sutherland, Rio’s owner, admitted she was rather taken aback by the appearance of the puppy.Mrs Sutherland, from Golspie in the Scottish Highlands, has named the dog Forest, the Sun reported.It is understood to be only the fourth time this has happened. One previous occurrence took place in February this year when a chocolate labrador gave birth to a green puppy in Lancashire.
When it comes time for a computer model to be updated with a new set of processors, manufacturers can choose one of two routes: just stuff the new chips in the same old chassis or build an all new one. It’s obviously more costly to go the latter route, but a new design also tends to help ensure a popular model.Most of the top PC manufacturers do utilize the same design through at least two processor life cycles, and Dell is one of those manufacturers. Their Inspiron line-up saw a slight refresh in January to a thinner chassis, but everything else has been in need of some freshening.Enter the Inspiron 15 7000 series. The 7000 is used to differentiate it from prior models of the bread-and-butter Inspiron 15 family. This new model looks drastically different, and is better for it. The 100% aluminum chassis is flat and sleek, with a few angular surfaces thrown in for good measure. It makes the old models look nearly archaic.While providing you an ultra-bright 15.6-inch HD screen, complete with multi-touch and Gorilla Glass, thickness is kept to just 0.9-inches at 5.7 lbs. It’s still packed with connectivity too, like four USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, media card reader, dual-band wireless-N, Bluetooth, and more.As expected the new Inspiron 15 is powered by Intel’s Haswell processors, in particular the ULT versions which offer substantial idle-power savings by integrating the platform controller hub onto the CPU itself. The current models come equipped with a Core i5-4200U or Core i7-4500U, clocking up to 2.6GHz and 3.0GHz respectively.There is a lot to like about this new model, including some nice instant savings of $150 on the Core i5 version and $220 on the Core i7. These new models even keep Dell’s one year in-home warranty service to boot.Dell Inspiron 15 (7000-series) 4th-gen Intel Core i5 Touch Laptop for $699.99 + free shipping (reg. $849.99)Our other top deals:Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Dual-core Small Form Factor Desktop for $299 + free shipping (reg. $379 | via Lenovo)Ending soon: Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 for $49.99 + free shipping (reg. $99.99 | via Amazon)Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value bundle + FREE $50 Credit for $249.99 + free shipping (reg. $299.99 | via Microsoft Store)