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Humberto now category 3, major hurricane as it tracks toward Bermuda

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Miami: Hurricane Humberto continues to strengthen on its trek toward Bermuda, reaching Category 3 strength on Tuesday as maximum sustained winds hit 185 km/h. While the forecast track has drifted north, lowering the risk for a landfall on Bermuda, the island remains in harm’s way as the storm approaches.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda as Humberto becomes better organized with a better-defined eye. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects the storm to remain a powerful hurricane through Thursday.

Though the centre of the storm is expected to pass just north of Bermuda, Humberto is a large hurricane with an expansive wind field, and that means Bermuda will likely see near-hurricane-force conditions sometime late on Wednesday, even with a near miss.

The storm is moving east-northeast at about 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and higher gusts, the center said. It’s expected to continue moving northeast through Friday, with the eye expected to past “just to the northwest and north of Bermuda Wednesday night.”

“Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or so, but Humberto should remain a powerful hurricane through Thursday,” the center added. “A steady weakening trend should begin later on Thursday.”

While Humberto is moving away from the United States, the storm’s “life-threatening” swells will still impact the southeastern coast of the country from Central Florida to North Carolina as well as the northeastern Bahamas, the NHC said.

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Lenovo launches a free service called PC Pal

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According to the company, the service will offer neutral, unbiased recommendations based on individual requirements, to help consumers make informed purchase decisions.

“A lot of consumers in India are looking to buy a PC, many of them for the first time. However, there are so many choices available that it can be difficult for a consumer to decide. This challenge of finding the right laptop can be addressed by PC Pal, by providing expert, impartial advice,” Rahul Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Lenovo India said.

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The service is designed to simplify the purchase process and reduce the hassle of selecting the right laptop.

”PC Pal” asks a few simple questions and showcases the ideal configuration based on the consumer”s responses.

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