PCWorld – What makes a great gaming laptop? You guessed: raw power, eye-popping graphics performance, and muscle-car looks. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gaming rigs priced between $829 to a dig-deep-in-your-wallet price of $3442.
These systems (including ones from Acer, Alienware, and Samsung) aren’t for the faint of heart: our biggest baddest system weighs in at a whopping 10 pounds. Eat your heart out, ultraportable shoppers.
WSJ – NEW YORK—The IPO market is set for its biggest week since Facebook Inc.’sFB +3.94% troubled offering in May, with Manchester United Ltd. and the operator of Outback Steakhouse among those scheduled to hit the tape.
Six initial public offerings are seeking to raise $1.1 billion, the most since the week ended May 18, according to Ipreo, a capital-markets data and advisory firm.
In focus will be Manchester United, one of the world’s most valuable sports brands. The English soccer club is expected on Friday to list its $300 million deal, with shares priced between $16 and $20, on the New York Stock Exchange.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
On the bones of St. Peter, tradition holds, the world’s largest church took shape in the hands of Italy’s great Renaissance and baroque artists. Bernini created the altar’s towering bronze baldachin, along with much of the basilica’s breathtaking decoration. The travertine-stone cathedral—mother church to all Roman Catholics—can hold 50,000 worshipers.