Jamie
While it's not perfect or complete I have released to the public our new look. We are working and working to make JR better and better!
We have also added a new server list: https://jrnetwork.net/servers/server-list/
  There will be more and more servers added to the list soon, but we hope this is another step to make things easier to use and connect to. With our server list, you can see who is online and soon we will be trying to link user profiles to the list so it will show if you are online in a game on our servers (WOOAAAHH)   More to come soon, I won't be around for a week due to holidays but when I return I will be continuing the development of JR and I will be bringing back JR Craft as well as some other new services!   I hope you're liking the changes around JR. - Jamie
Jamie
As all of you know we have been working hard on the new look and feel of the website as well as a few different features.
To show my dedication to JR I will be releasing a change log to JR every time I update and edit features as soon as I have finished testing and released features. You can view the change log by visiting the JR Development Blog. 
I hope that you enjoy seeing the progress I make on the website, if you have a few minutes please reply in the forum topic below with some feedback! 
Thanks to all! <3 
 
Jamie

By Jamie, in News,

This is the first announcement of a few of some of the upcoming interesting and exciting events happening on JR as we speak!
Website
First of all, we have a new exciting change to our website as we are redesigning the look and feel to be a bit easier to use, it's more simplistic and we are working on all areas so it'll be quicker to load and more intuitive. If you'd like to try the new look and feel be my guest. It's publicly available but still in beta. To enable this new look and feel at the bottom of the website you will find a Change Theme. Click on JR anniversary and you are signed up to the beta programme immediately. 
I have changed multiple things around the site and you will see them kick in, such as colorful usernames around the site, a menu bar which changes when you scroll. A back to the top scroll link. Updates to our mobile website to get more mobile and more!
Any changes I make will be on JR Anniversary.

Security
JR takes security very seriously and we have now enabled two factor authentication, this allows you to setup security questions as well as use Google Authenticator which is a mobile app that quickly gives you a code when you sign in to JR. I am personally very excited for this change. If you are a staff member please note that you have to setup some form of two factor authentication due to website security.
If you have logged in to JR today being a member you will have likely already setup this method due to our notification system. If you have not please make sure you enable it as this will give you a second line of defence. You can modify this method or enable it here: https://jrnetwork.net/settings/account-security/
Server
JR is committed to speed up and keep it's servers secure. This is why in the next 6 months we will be switching to PHP 7 for all our webservers. Please note if you have a website that doesn't support PHP 7 yet you may want to look at updating your website if it's hosted by JR's hosting services. We have also made a few tweaks and updates to our servers to make them a little faster and handle better. In the next 12 months we will be upgrading our hardware and switching servers. While we have a method for this to be seamless it may cause a little downtime of up to an hour at max. A mass mail will be sent out to everyone stating that we will be changing servers just before we do so.
Staff Grouping
I will be changing how staff is grouped soon to make it easier for members of the public to understand. While Admins and Moderators will be still around I will be removing gaming staff, website team, content manager to make things more easy and more friendly. Instead of dividing the team I'd like the team to be involved with every service and if you meet a staff member that is moderator or admin, they will be on every server instead of only Minecraft.
Gaming
While gaming is our main outlet, Minecraft is not. I will be continuing on the updating of Minecraft but we will be pursuing other areas of games, We don't foresee removing any of our gaming servers but we will be adding more and strengthening the services that we provide.
Conclusion
We all are trying to make JR a better place. I hope these changes and this news article will cement some understanding on everything going on behind the scenes with myself and some of the other team. We will make JR into a better place for gaming and technology. There will be more coming soon and any news for JR will be posted on the News area and not in the forum.
We want to hear what you have to say
Please post in the comments what you think of JR, it's changes. Features you like and don't like. Every comment will be looked at and we will attempt to use all the suggestions we get in someway.
Thanks for staying at JR and if you are new. Welcome to the JR Network.
Kyle

By Kyle, in News,

JR Craft Classic
JR is currently undergoing massive changes, which we hope will bring a new lease of life into the server. Jamie and the rest of the JR Staff team have been working to bring you a new server, Classic. It will host one of the old worlds we used to have on JR (arguably the best one we've had). The hope is this will bring back in some of you older members, whilst at the same time be just another added feature for newer members. The map is the exact same one it used to be so should still contain all your old builds. 
To join, connect to play.jrcraft.net and use the command /server classic . 
The server is equipped with many familiar plugins that we've used in the past, including clans, chestshop, and more! Unfortunately we were unable to recover homes but we do have a dynmap up to help you find any old builds. We hope to add many new features as well.
Premium

We are committed to making this a success and hope some of you can support us! We are currently in the process of improving the premium rank for the server for those of you wanting to support us. Currently as a premium member you get these perks:
/flyspeed /setwarp - give other players easy access to your shops and buildings.  /back - so you don't lose items/xp on death. /vanish Create signs with colours. /clan create - create your own clan. Create hats /god Chat in colour (using colour codes &1, &2 ect) /tp We hope to expand these perks in the future and are always open to new suggestions for perks. So please let us know if you have any suggestions! If you wish to support us you can purchase premium here.
Suggestions
If you have any feedback please feel free to leave a comment or contact one of the team and we'll definitely make sure to respond it. If you have any suggestions, please tell us! It all really helps  
 
Kind Regards,
JR Staff Team
 
Chris
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Speaking with TechRadar, a spokesperson for Pepsi said: “We are pleased to share that Pepsi is working with a licensing partner to bring a line of mobile phones and accessories to market in China in the next few months.”

It is unknown which manufacturer Pepsi is teaming up with for its devices at this time, or if they will ever venture out of the Chinese market, though we will likely find out more soon, since the current rumour points to a 20th of October launch date.
As for the leaked specification sheet, that seemed to point to a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear facing camera, a 5 megapixel front facing camera and a 300omAh battery to keep it all juiced. While Android 6.0 Marshmallow is launching this month, Pepsi’s smartphone will sport last year’s Android 5.1 Lollipop.
 
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