MICROSOFT has taken the wraps off an all-new Surface laptop with a never-before-seen trick. The Surface Laptop Studio was designed to show-off Windows 11 and will launch worldwide next month. Here’s everything you need to know, including the best features and that all-important price.
Roblox servers are temporarily down tonight following some kind of server problem.
The good news is that while thousands have been affected, the current outage will not be a long-term issue.
Most online services suffer issues with servers, and with the popularity of Roblox so well-known, it’s clear to see how things could wobble now and again.
For those trying to find out if Roblox is shutting down permanently, the good news is that this won’t be happening any time soon.
Roblox remains one of the most popular video game platforms available online and continues to receive support from the company and the content creation community.
It’s unclear what has caused tonight’s Roblox server issues, with the support yet to post an update.
Here is further advice from the Roblox support team on why the gaming platform can sometimes become inaccessible:
Products for purchases may be delayed in receipt. Please rest assured that if a product is not immediately applied to your account, it will be soon. All completed purchases will have the product applied. In most cases, products are applied within the hour and at most within 24 hours. This may also happen with virtual purchases made onsite or in-game with Robux.
Joining a game may be delayed or unsuccessful. If you experience any issue with joining games, please wait for a few moments and try again.
You may experience lag or delays while using the website, platform, or applications.
Patients with schizophrenia and parkinsonism show distinctive patterns of cortical surface markers compared with their counterparts without parkinsonism and with healthy controls, results of a multimodal magnetic resonance imaging study suggest.
Dr Robert Christian Wolf
Sensorimotor abnormalities are common in schizophrenia patients, however, “the neurobiological mechanisms underlying parkinsonism in [schizophrenia], which in treated samples represents the unity of interplay between spontaneous and antipsychotic drug-exacerbated movement disorder, are poorly understood,” wrote Robert Christian Wolf, MD, of Heidelberg (Germany) University, and colleagues.
In a study published in Schizophrenia Research (2021 May;231:54-60), the investigators examined brain imaging findings from 20 healthy controls, 38 schizophrenia patients with parkinsonism (SZ-P), and 35 schizophrenia patients without parkinsonism (SZ-nonP). Wolf and colleagues examined three cortical surface markers: cortical thickness, complexity of cortical folding, and sulcus depth.
Compared with SZ-nonP patients, the SZ-P patients showed significantly increased complexity of cortical folding in the left supplementary motor cortex (SMC) and significantly decreased left postcentral sulcus (PCS) depth. In addition, left SMC activity was higher in both SZ-P and SZ-nonP patient groups, compared with controls.
In a regression analysis, the researchers examined relationships between parkinsonism severity and brain structure. They found that parkinsonism severity was negatively associated with left middle frontal complexity of cortical folding and left anterior cingulate cortex cortical thickness.
“Overall, the data support the notion that cortical features of distinct neurodevelopmental origin, particularly cortical folding indices such as [complexity of cortical folding] and sulcus depth, contribute to the pathogenesis of parkinsonism in SZ,” the researchers wrote.
The study findings were limited by several factors, including the cross-sectional design, the potential limitations of the Simpson-Angus Scale in characterizing parkinsonism, the inability to record lifetime antibiotics exposure in the patient population, and the inability to identify changes in brain stem nuclei, the researchers noted. However, the results were strengthened by the well-matched study groups and use of multimodal MRI, they said.
Consequently, “these data provide novel insights into different trajectories of cortical development in SZ patients evidencing parkinsonism,” and suggest a link between abnormal neurodevelopmental processes and an increased risk for movement disorders in schizophrenia, they concluded.
The study was funded by the German Research Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Wolf and colleagues disclosed no conflicts.
This story originally appeared on MDedge.com, part of the Medscape Professional Network.
Surface tension boiled over for Daniil Medvedev as the world number three admitted he dd not want to play on clay in an outburst at the Madrid Open – only to make a mockery of his predicament by reaching the round of 16.
Aggravated Medvedev, who had never won at the tournament but advanced from the first round courtesy of a bye, must have feared the worst as he lost the first set 6-4 to Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The Russian contender smashed his racket on the floor and could be heard exclaiming “I don’t want to play here on this surface” during one change of ends, before battling back commendably to secure his first career win at the Madrid Open.
After advancing 4-6 6-4 6-2 in little over two hours, Medvedev was able to celebrate a landmark victory, cheekily signing a TV camera “love clay” following his first win on the surface he clearly detests since April 2019.
His eventful day continued in the doubles, where he departed with partner Marcelo Demoliner at the round of 16 stage after losing a decisive tie-break.
Should he find a taste for clay and spring a surprise by clinching the Madrid title, Medvedev could dethrone Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings should he also reach the semifinals in Rome alongside favorable results elsewhere.
That would also require him to win for the first time in the tournament in Italy, which would give him the ideal springboard for the French Open at the end of the month.
The Surface Headphones 2 Plus, which are priced at £289.99, also come with a beefy battery life that offers up to 15 hours of voice calling time, even when noise cancellation is turned on.
That will offer you more than enough juice to last you a few days before you need to recharge at the end of a working day. While Microsoft promised the Surface Headphones 2 Plus also offer all-day comfort, so they should seamlessly fit into your working day.
The new Surface Headphones also feature volume and noise cancellation controls as well as touch controls to easily answer and end calls.
Microsoft said the Surface Headphones 2 Plus are “certified for Microsoft Teams” and provide “the best meeting experience”.
Speaking about the new cans, the Windows 10 makers said: ” Empower employees with high-quality Microsoft Teams calls, a rock-solid connection with plug and play functionality, a dedicated Teams button, synchronised call controls to avoid the ‘you’re on mute’, and light states on the included dongle.
“Experience your calls, music, and shows like never before with rich, immersive Omnisonic sound and 13 levels of adjustable noise cancellation. Use the on-ear dials to easily turn up the volume or tune out background noise. Advanced microphones ensure you are heard loud and clear on calls. Enjoy music, podcasts, exceptional call quality, or peace and quiet all day.”