Entertainment 

Coco movie cast: Who are the actors behind the voices of Pixar’s latest hit?

But who provides the voices for the animated characters, who have proven very popular internationally in recent months? Meet the cast of the well-reviewed hit below. Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel Gonzalez, who is barely a teenager, has built up an impressive career already. He’s been in episodes of The Bridge and Criminal Minds, and Coco has earned him an Annie Award nomination for Best Voice Acting. Gael García Bernal as Héctor Rivera Mexican actor, director and producer Bernal, 39, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2005 for The Motorcycle Diaries,…

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Top Stories World 

U.S. withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned about in recent months. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Treasury Department said in a letter to the director of the island’s fiscal agency that Puerto Rico has had a central cash balance exceeding $1.5 billion in the nearly four months…

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Space 

Ariane 5 down to two dozen launches before Ariane 6 takes over

WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. The final Ariane 5s will launch between 2020 and 2022, overlapping with the first three years of Ariane 6 missions. Arianespace ordered the final 10 Ariane 5 boosters Jan. 9, placing a billion-plus euro contract with ArianeGroup to build the rockets while spinning up the first Ariane 6 rockets. Currently a mainstay of the space launch sector, the Ariane 5 has launched 96 times since debuting…

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Technology 

Laptop team-ups power new PCs at CES 2018 – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET In the midst of CES 2018, the slate of new computers on display, including laptops, 2-in-1 hybrids, desktops and tablets, felt a little dry. There were few revolutionary new designs, and only a handful of brand-new products — most were modest internal or external updates to existing lines from Dell, HP, Lenovo and others. But looking a little deeper, I realized this was a year of partnerships and team-ups, where how the elements inside new computers worked together was more important than what they looked like on the…

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Science 

The 5 Best Laptops We Saw at CES 2018

Over the past several years, CES — formerly the Consumer Electronics Show — has shifted its focus from “traditional” consumer tech towards self-driving cars and Internet-connected kitchen appliances. Despite that, PC makes still showed up in droves to this year’s CES to flaunt their latest laptops, 2-in-1s, and more. Here’s a look at the five best laptops we saw at CES 2018. Dell XPS 13 Release Date: Available nowPrice: Starts at $999.99 The XPS 13’s nearly edge-to-edge screen and elegant design already made it one of our favorite Windows laptops.…

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Technology 

All the products from CES 2018 you’ll be able to buy this year – CNET

Samsung’s “The Wall” HyperX Cloud Flight headphones Vive Pro InCase IconConnected L’Oreal UV Sense XYZprinting da Vinci Nano 3D Razor Turbo Jetts Toto Floating Tub Nvidia BFGD ChannelMaster Smartenna+ and Stream+ Blade Shadow gaming PC subscription service Acer Swift 7 Kohler Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror Razer Mamba Hyperflux FF91 Faraday Future with Stealth Combat finish HP Spectre x360 Sony Xperia X2 Ultra Sony LSPX-A1 ultra-short-throw projector ForwardX CX-1 suitcase Asus ROG antibezel kit Smacircle S1 folding eBike Fenix AR augmented-reality helmet Whill Model Ci Misty I Beyerdynamic Amiron wireless headphone…

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Technology 

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET It’s a hybrid inside a hybrid. That’s the best way to think about the new XPS 15 two-in-one from Dell. This big-screen laptop has a 360-degree hinge, so it folds all the way back to form a tablet — we’ve seen that plenty of times before, but never in Dell’s high-end XPS 15 line. Inside, it has a new CPU package that’s part of Intel’s eighth generation of Core i-series chips. But this is also a hybrid part. It’s one of the very first examples we’ve seen of…

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Technology 

HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET With HP’s newest Spectre x360 15, creative pros and power users won’t feel the need to own both a high-performance laptop and a pricey pen-enabled tablet.  Inside this year’s model of the premium 15.6-inch two-in-one you’ll find quad-core eighth-gen Intel Core i-series processors, backed by your choice of Radeon RX Vega M or Nvidia GeForce MX 150 discrete graphics, which should allow you to power through graphics and photo and video work.  Now Playing: Watch this: HP Spectre x360 15 aims to flip MacBook Pro lovers The 360-degree…

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Space 

France, Germany studying reusability with a subscale flyback booster

WASHINGTON — Reusable rocketry in Europe took a step forward last year with a funding boost for Prometheus, a program meant to develop a reusable engine manufacturable at one-tenth the cost of the Ariane 5’s first-stage liquid engine. A parallel effort dubbed Callisto could test a European ability to launch, return and refly a rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in South America. The French and German space agencies (CNES and DLR, respectively) have for the past two years collaborated on a scaled-down rocket that would allow Europe to practice different…

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Technology 

Intel and AMD ally to shrink your next gaming laptop. A lot. – CNET

Intel’s new mini gaming PC kit based on the eighth-gen Intel Core i7-with Radeon RX Vega M GH (NUC), formerly codenamed “Hades Canyon.” It really needs to keep that name. Intel In fall 2017, chipmaking rivals Intel and AMD made a splash when they announced a low(er)-power processor combining Intel’s eighth-generation series of Core i H-series CPUs with AMD Radeon RX Vega M discrete graphics. They didn’t offer much in the way of details at the time, and at CES 2018 Intel followed up with specifics and more. The new…

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