Following months of rumours, Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to the Switch on July 16th.
During its recent Nintendo Direct presentation, the Japanese gaming giant showed off how Skyward Sword‘s motion controls have been adapted to the Switch’s Joy-Cons.
Thankfully, Nintendo has also shifted the game’s controls so they work with the console in handheld mode and the Switch Lite, which doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Cons. Skyward Sword‘s visuals have also been upgraded to high-definition (HD).
Though the game’s motion controls could sometimes be frustrating, Skyward Sword featured some of the long-running series’ most inventive dungeons.
Along with Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo is also releasing special edition Skyward Sword Joy-Cons modelled after the Zelda series’ iconic Master Sword.
Functioning cellphone returned to owner after nearly 6 months at bottom of Harrison Lake – CBC.ca
Fatemeh Ghodsi was skeptical at first when she got a text from someone saying they found her phone nearly six months after she lost it in Harrison Lake.
Ghodsi, who lives in Vancouver, was confused and thought one of her friends might be playing a prank on her. But she was soon convinced and made the trip to Chilliwack to collect the phone, which amazingly still works.
Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather found the lost iPhone 11 during a sweep of the lake bottom under the water park at Harrison Lake — part of a hobby that includes the odd treasure find, but mostly just lots of garbage clean up.
Ghodsi dropped the phone in the water in early September, during a ride on the bumper boats — photos recovered from the phone show her still smiling moments before the mishap.
“I was in a situation where I kind of lost balance and dropped it in the water,” she said, adding that the water park staff convinced her it would be impossible to find the phone in the deep water.
“Distressed and in tears, we went back to Vancouver just kind of hopeless,” said Ghodsi.
She soon bought a new phone, and came to terms with the lost photos, contacts, and other personal information that hadn’t been backed up.
Helkenberg has been snorkeling, swimming and diving for years, but at the start of 2020 — with extra time on his hands after being laid off — he started putting more effort into searching for lost items in the water, as well as doing trash cleanup missions.
Sometime he goes on his diving missions with friends and his wife. He even started a YouTube channel to document his finds.
Last year, he found more than a hundred pairs of sunglasses, 26 cellphones and two GoPro cameras. This year, he’s already counted 35 pairs of sunglasses, five phones and one GoPro.
His underwater work has even attracted some media attention, including a report of 359 kilograms of trash he and friends pulled from Cultus Lake earlier this year.
This week, he was at Harrison Lake — the water is much shallower now than it was in the summer, and according to Helkenberg, it’s quite clear. He found a severely damaged flip phone, but Heather Helkenberg noticed Ghodsi’s iPhone.
‘It just turned right on’
Clayton Helkenberg said he usually puts phones in a container of silica to dry them out, but he’s had good luck with iPhone 11s.
“I took it home, cleaned the dirt off of it and it just turned right on, so it was pretty amazing,” he said.
He pulled out the SIM card, put it in another phone to figure out the phone number and got in touch with Ghodsi.
“I was in complete shock, initially to start with. It was kind of like a zombie phone coming back to me, because I’d totally made peace with it being gone,” she said.
Ghodsi said the microphone is broken and the speaker sounds weird, but everything else is in perfect shape; the battery health is still at 96 per cent.
She’s thankful for the phone’s recovery and inspired that Helkenberg makes the effort to reunite people with lost valuables, asking nothing in return. But the experience has left Ghodsi even more impressed by his trash cleanup work, saying it’s a reminder to keep our water clean.
“It gives me so much hope for the good that’s out there,” she said.
As for the next time she takes a ride on the bumper boats? Ghodsi said she’ll either leave her phone and valuables on the shore or keep them securely stowed in a pocket.
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Watch: Elon Musk's SpaceX Starship Lands, Then Explodes – NDTV
Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s newest and biggest rocket pulled off its first successful landing, then exploded a brief time later and was engulfed by fire.
The Starship SN-10 prototype lifted off from SpaceX’s seaside launch pad at about 5:15 p.m. in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, based on a live video stream on SpaceX’s website. The rocket then flew to an altitude of about 10 kilometers (around 6 miles) before turning its engines back on and settling on the landing pad with a slight lean.
Shortly after that, the rocket was lifted into the air by an explosion and consumed by flames, possibly after a fire ignited fuel. Until that point, the rocket appeared to achieve a key milestone with its first stable landing in three attempts. After its ascent, Starship shut off its three Raptor engines and performed a controlled “belly flop” descent, then reignited its engines to make a vertical landing.
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Despite the mishap, the test is likely to signal progress for the massive vehicle. An earlier Starship rocket slammed to the ground on the program’s first high-altitude flight Dec. 9, igniting a fireball, followed by a similar outcome with a second prototype last month. No one was hurt in the mishaps, and there were no reports of injuries from the fire after the latest flight, which was the third high-altitude test.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to use the Starship to shuttle as many as 12 people around the moon in 2023, land NASA astronauts on the lunar surface and eventually settle explorers on Mars. The company still has work to prepare the Starship for its first orbital flight, which could occur later this year.
“I’m highly confident that we will have reached orbit many times with Starship before 2023, and that it will be safe enough for human transport by 2023,” Musk said Tuesday in a video released by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, who has invited eight people to apply to join his “fun trip” around the moon. “It’s looking very, very promising.”
SpaceX conceived the stainless steel Starship as a versatile, fully reusable craft that can carry 100 metric tons for deep-space missions to the moon and Mars. It’s also designed to serve as a hypersonic, point-to-point vehicle to reduce travel times across Earth.
Excluding a heavy booster that creates a two-stage system, Starship is 160 feet (49 meters) high with a 30-foot diameter, and able to carry as many as 100 passengers.
Musk said in October that he’s 80% to 90% confident that Starship will be ready for an orbital flight this year. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, California, plans to fly multiple Starship prototypes from its Texas launch site near the U.S.-Mexico border.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Coronavirus cases in Quebec rise by 749, 10 new deaths – CTV News Montreal
Quebec announced Saturday that 749 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 291,924 since the start of the pandemic.
Of those, 274,245 are reported to have recovered, which is 815 more than on Friday.
The seven-day average for daily case increases is now 703, and the Quebec Institute of Public Health is reporting that there are 7,214 active cases in the province, a decrease of 76 from Friday.
In addition, the province added 10 new deaths due to the disease to the overall total including four in the past 24 hours, four between Feb. 27 and March 4, and two before Feb. 27.
Since the start of the pandemic, Quebec has recorded 10,465 deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
Hospitalizations dropped for a second day on Saturday with Quebec reporting that 16 fewer patients are receiving care in the province’s hospitals for a total of 601 hospitalizations. Of those, 109 people are in the intensive care ward, a decrease of two.
As vaccination efforts ramp up, Quebec announced that 19,865 vaccine doses were administered Friday, which is 1,631 more than the 18,234 administered Thursday. In total, 532,012 vaccine doses have been administered in Quebec (6.3 per cent of the population).
On March 4, health-care professionals analyzed 29,109 samples. (Quebec releases its testing data from two days prior to its daily updates).
Montreal reported the highest increase in cases Saturday (338 new, 108,088 total) followed by Laval (96 new, 25,170 total) and Monteregie (84 new, 42,199 total).
Four deaths were reported in Montreal (4,536 total), and two in Lanaudiere (494 total) and Monteregie (1,484 total).
One death was reported in Quebec City (991 total), and the Eastern Townships (306 total).
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