Fernandes close to new Sporting deal – but club are still considering selling him

first_imgSPORTING LISBON are reportedly set to offer Bruno Fernandes a new deal – despite still being open to selling him in the January transfer window.The 25-year-old was chased by the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid in the summer, though a move away from Portugal failed to materialise.1 Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes could be handed a new deal by Sporting LisbonCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to A Bola, Sporting are set to meet with the attacking midfielder over the weekend to discuss a new contract.They claim that the Primeira Liga side are ready to offer him up to £1.8million-a-year – still short of the £3.1m Spurs were willing to pay him.The report goes on to state that Sporting are still considering selling the player once the market reopens in the New Year.But any club wishing to sign him must fork out £63million.The Manchester Evening News claims that the Red Devils will be allowed to sign a midfielder in January, with funds to be made available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Though Spurs remain the most likely to nab him after agreeing a deal to bring him to England last month, only for Sporting to block the move.Speaking of his failed transfer, Fernandes told GQ Portugal: “As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be.LATEST MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in training”I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials.”It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.”But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”Man Utd transfer target Bruno Fernandes’ outrageous skill to leave opponent for dead in Sporting’s 1-1 draw against Martimolast_img read more

Epic lighting concept merges Xbox One and Philips Hue into blissful union

first_imgEvery since Microsoft teased everyone with its IllumiRoom concept, the idea has consumed people. One clever user came up with a concept that extends the idea of a synchronized gaming experience to the rest of the living room, with the help of some Philips Hue bulbs and an Xbox One.Immersion is a powerful force in any video game or movie, and the world is filled with modders trying to figure out the best complete user involvement in their media. Some people grab three 30-inch monitors and a racing wheel in order to create the perfect driving experience on their PC, while others have recently taken to the Oculus Rift for that extra touch of realism. These all work well in very specific environments, but imagine if your whole living room was in on the action by setting the color tone for the entire room to match whatever is happening on the television.The concept is relatively simple when you think about it. You can either take the dominant color on the screen at the time and have the Hue bulbs adjust to match, or you could look at specific elements and trigger them when relevant. White flashes like cameras going off to make you feel like you’re in the basketball arena or flashing red and blue lights to make it feel like the police are right on your tail. Everything that is happening on your television could bleed out to the rest of the room if this worked, and all it would take is the one thing that isn’t likely to happen.Microsoft and Philips would have to seriously collaborate in order for this to work the way it was demonstrated in the video, and while that’s not impossible it also isn’t something you can expect to see anytime soon. Even if Microsoft was willing to play nice with the Philips API, or if Microsoft was willing to give Philips a backdoor to do all the heavy lifting off the console, it would take a great deal of cooperation between two companies that don’t really have much of anything to do with one another right now. Some sort of Philips Hue app on the Xbox One, or any console really, would be an incredible step forward for immersive gaming. All we have to do is get there.last_img read more