Adios Toshiba Laptops: It has been good knowing ya!Toshiba silently paid their final goodbyes, once and for all, to the laptop business last week, concluding their 35-year old legacy in the PC business by transferring its outstanding minority stakes to Sharp. Toshiba sold its PC business's 80.1% stake in 2018 to no other company but Sharp for around $36 million. Also, Sharp changed the brand name to Dynabook. In recent news, Sharp used its right to ownership for the outstanding 19.1% of shares later in June, and Toshiba announced on August 4th that the deal was concluded. Due to this transfer, Sharp now wholly-owned Dynabook as its subsidiary - says Toshiba in a statement. The company entered in the laptop industry in 1985: building its first-ever PC with T1100 rechargeable batteries, 256K of memory, and a floppy drive of 3.5-inch. They weren't sure about their portable computer, according to ComputerWorld, but they still started to sell the T1100 for around 2,000 dollars. Toshiba used to be among the top PC manufacturers during the 1990s and early 2000s, but their popularity evidently went down the hill. The reason being that more companies started crowding the market, developing fierce competition within the industry, Toshiba couldn't catch up with the pace to offer new features and eventually lost their battle. Reuters reported that Toshiba's shares of the PC industry had reduced from the 2011 surge of 17.1 million PCs retailed to around 1.4 million in 2017.
It won’t be easy for Microsoft to acquire parts of TikTok claims Bill Gates in a wide-ranging interview with Wired. He has even called it “poison chalice” as he believes that making it big on social media is a tricky game. The competition is critical on social media and it will be a fight for survival for Microsoft – at least in the beginning. Gates says that it’s good now because Facebook will have some competition; however, it’s equally bizarre as the Trump will kill off the only competitor. Bill Gates has a funny feeling about the way this TikTok deal is proceeding because Trump has suggested the US Treasury will want some form of cut from whatever the acquisition is left. He says that the cut is indeed strange yet, Microsoft needs to deal with all of it.Yesterday Microsoft had confirmed that it will go ahead with its deal with TikTok and operate it in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. If rumors are to be believed, Microsoft might even purchase TikTok’s global operations, but the conversations are still in their preliminary stage.Last week, Trump said that he was going to ban TikTok almost immediately but decided to extend the deadline till 15th of September so that Microsoft could lock its deal, conclude the final acquisition, and avoid the app from being banned in the US. Even though this deal is complicated, no one can deny that Microsoft will have a comparatively bigger presence on social media.
We all know Simon Cowell as the famous judge who previously has been part of American Idol, and more recently, can be seen on America’s Got Talent. He’s known for his wits and chatter but now, he’ll be known as the guy who fell off his bike and broke his back – no it’s not Humpty Dumpty. Anyway, he has undergone major surgery on Saturday and is doing well for now. The 60-year-old singing guru was testing his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home. As soon as he fell, he was taken to the hospital where his operation occurred overnight. He will be returning for his first live show for America’s Got Talent which will air on Tuesday.
A group known as Official QAnon on Facebook, with around 200,000 members was removed by Facebook as it violated its policies on misinformation, bullying, hate speech, and harassment. A number of posts were first taken down by the website and soon the group itself. It is being reported that Facebook is also monitoring the activities of other QAnon groups.image credit: NBC NewsBasically, this is a group that believes and propagates a theory that Donald Trump is planning secretly to arrest a well-recognized and a high-profile Democratic politician as well as some celebrities for paedophilia or cannibalism. These groups are spreading this conspiracy theory and have managed to earn a lot of support from the republicans. What’s more worrying is the fact that many of these QAnon followers are accused of acts of violence.The same occurrences happened back in April and Facebook has removed those groups on the basis of “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. In the past, Facebook has removed 20 accounts, five pages and 66 groups as they were connected to people who were related to the network of QAnon and were spreading various fringe conspiracy theories.Furthermore, the situation is the same on Twitter because last month this social media platform cracked down more than 7000 QAnon accounts and it’s followed as well. In fact, the action was taken against approximately 150,000 users under the same violation. The social media site has said that it has and will continue to block QAnon-related links.In addition, Roku has pulled a QAnon channel whereas Reddit has put a ban on the QAnon as it violated its policies against promoting harassment, violence, and personal information dissemination. This is not it – even TikTok has blocked numerous QAnon-associated hashtags.
Hurry up! These offers won't last long! Since coronavirus has plunged the world into crises, school backpacks and accessories have probably been the most useless things of the year. But not anymore! August is already here, and many states are planning to resume in-person classes. Getting back to school might not be the same as it has been during pre-COVID days, expect to see new policies, SOPs and health protocols to follow. But, most importantly there’s going to be extra additions in your backpack such as face mask, hand sanitizer, gloves etc. While the first day of your school is just around the corner, you probably don't want to start the fresh academic journey with that same old dusty school bag… So, we have rounded up the list of best back-to-school sales on laptops, tablets and accessories for you. Scroll down and start adding up the following stuff before they run short! Avail Up to 20% off AmazonBasics Education EssentialsHave a fresh start with these brand new school accessories…. AmazonBasic Educational Essentials have all the things you would want to have in your lad’s backpack! And nothing can be as pleasing as whopping 20% off on the following items: ● Binder Paper Clip ● Masking Tape ● Metal Clipboard ● Staplers ● Retractable Gel Ink Pens ● Washable Glue sticks ● 3-Hole Punch Holders Must-haves Back-to-School EssentialsWhile you’re preparing your kid for in-person classes amid coronavirus pandemic, the following things are the must-haves to add in your kid’s backpack. Back-to-school preparations won't be completed without getting hands-on the following things:● Jointown Facemask-Pack of 50, so your kid doesn't have to go out without a face mask-on. image credit: Amazon● 30 Pack Activated Carbon Filter Layers, extremely important to ensure your child’s safety image credit: AmazonNot to be dramatic, but I can't imagine heading back to school without these essential educational gadgets! ● Apple MacBook Pro for just $2,099 and save $300(13%)image credit: Amazon ● Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 for just $329 and save $20.99(6%)image credit: Amazon ● Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for just $339 and save $60(15%)image credit: Amazon ● Dell XPS 9570 for just $1599 and save $799(33%)image credit: Amazon ● Apple AirPods Pro for just $214image credit: Amazon Haven't these deals just made your day? Well, mine too! So, wait no more and start adding these products into your shopping cart because as we have said earlier, these deals won't last long! Hurry up!
It's no exaggeration to say 2020 feels like a Hollywood sci-fi/horror movie, and these celebrities are making it official! Each month seems like a full-fledged horror scene fueled with few jump scares, unexpected and disastrous events. And you know what? We are still not even close to the climax! We have now reached the point that if someone comes running and says there's an alien attack, we won't be even surprised! Despite all the horrors, the meme community is here to cheer us all with witty and hilariously sad memes, bleak as hell. And this time celebrities have joined in this legacy too, blessing the internet with their version of memes. Thanks to Reese Witherspoon, new each month of 2020-themed memes are making rounds on the internet, and it's pretty wintry! The meme, which I would dub as "if 2020 months have a face", displays a collage of nine photos. Each photo depicts the mood of the month, and the pictures get increasingly melodramatic as we head to the new month. The January picture looks all cool and steady. The February photo displays a spark of uneasiness. And from March to September, all things start falling apart! Though, we don't know why these memes have only nine months, as if it's the world or Coronavirus is going to end before October. Take a look at how Witherspoon nailed this meme, featuring a collage of photos taken from her TV series and movies: After Witherspoon posted a relatable 2020 mood forecast, other fellows jumped on the bandwagon and tweeted the similar series of photos. And it has not been long enough that the meme format started trending on the internet. This is probably the cutest one on the list!The DAY made! Go ahead and make your version of 2020 meme! Don't forget to drop down in the comment box; we are waiting to see it!
image credit: The VultureCardi B and Megan Thee are the most iconic match made in heaven, period! The two iconic rappers paired up to drop a big bomb on the internet last night! And when we say Bomb, we are actually referring to some killer sexy visuals that are enough to spice up your evening! The iconic collaboration between these two biggest divas in the rapping world produced an incredibly exotic song; also a sizzling video fueled up with alluring Seussian visuals, mesmerizing looks to die for, raunchy cameos, animals including a snake pit. Disclaimer: Your mom doesn't want to see this video in your search history… but you can watch it here for now! And just when you try to process the two divas at a mansion in ladylike wigs, feather-trimmed gloves and hot pink and yellow bodysuits, suddenly the beat stops and here comes the mogul Kylie Jenner walking big in a hot dress like she is gonna drop some mad verse! Kylie got a whole scene for her cameo as if she is the part of the video, acting like that one group mate that doesn't do anything but still manages to get an A… Kylie's cameo is not the only prominent thing to talk about, from stars like Normani and Rosalia to newcomers like Sukihana, Mulatto, and Rubi Rose all made their cameos to bless the video further. Cardi expressed to Apple Music that she stans these girls and love their music. She thinks that these girls are the next mainstream. Let us take you to the tour of "whores” in the "WAP" house: Kylie Jennerimage credit: The VultureKylie is the first person to take over the video and the internet goes crazy, with fans just wondering: why her? Cardi told Apple Music that she wanted many different female artists in addition to female rappers and that's what everyone will get to see in the video, from influencers to models and everything. Kylie Jenner's cameo perfectly fits in the video, as she is a model, influencer, and everything you required to be among the iconic divas. Though some fans didn't like it and they officially started a petition to remove her scenes from the video (Outrageous!) As Cardi highlighted in a retweet, it's an inexhaustible way to push up those views or probably this all for just this revolt? Normani:image credit: The VultureNormani's short cameo has all the KILLING moves you can wish for; she turns, twerks, splits and drops, making Cardi accept that she has got the most killing and exotic dance moves. Cardi saw her moves on the set and was blown away right away. Rosalia image credit: The VultureFlamenco-pop performer Rosalia is dancing in the next room over from Normani, wearing a full latex bodysuit and traditional Spanish hat. Mulatto image credit: The VultureThe first winner of The Rap Game, Mulatto, showcased some quick booty-shake in an aesthetically pleasing background. She released her Gucci Mane collab "Muwop" last week, and this cameo serves as another feather on her cap along with a feature on NLE Choppa's song "Make Em Say." Sukhina image credit: The VultureMiami's Sukhina gets ready for her close-up in her "WAP" cameo, sitting on the floor and giving all the right lusty gestures (sort of). She's already become the internet trendy with hits like "Blame Trina" and "5 Foot Freestyle." Rubi Rose image credit: The VultureThe newcomer Rapper, Rubi Rose already has a hit number like "Big Mouth" and she recently dropped a new track, "He in His Feelings."
By now, you must know about the controversial executive orders passed by Donald Trump. He has managed to pass a bill that forbids the transaction with the companies after the 45-day deadline – ends on 20th September. So far, the entire focus was on ByteDance which is the parent company of TikTok – a double-edged sword fore-played by the US diplomats. However, this wasn’t the actual game because the second-order could have a far more complicated impact on the relations with the country. The second executive order actually targets the Chinese texting app called WeChat and its parent company Tencent. For those of you who don’t know, Tencent is actually one of the biggest tech companies in the world. In the past, this company has been buying stakes in video game studios, music companies, and also some social media apps. This company is even bigger than ByteDance – having potent ownership stakes in Blizzard, Spotify, and many others. This company is far more embedded globally. When Tencent responds, the business associates would be forced to choose sides. This can have greater implications than the White House realizes right now.For now, Trump has targeted WeChat, and about the transactions… we will know for sure if the transactions as actually stopped after the 45-day period. What this means is that we’ll find out what the ban on transactions means – is it applied to the money sent via WeChat or is it applicable to the money transferred between the Tencent subsidiaries? A Tencent representative has said that as of now they’re thoroughly reviewing the executive order to gauge complete understanding. WeChat is widely used in China; from payments for tools to casual shopping and business transactions, everything is done via WeChat, it has managed to earn some users in the US. Apart from this, it has embedded in various systems of censorship and surveillance in China – and this is a cause of concern for the minority users outside China. Hence, if the order only bans the usage of the app in the US, the damage would be limited. The damage will be magnificent and far-reaching if any business with Tencent is impacted at all. It could lead to complete chaos and financial crisis globally. Since the investments are huge, the damage would be abrupt and no precise cost can be guaranteed. Source: autoevolutionSource: Slash FilmSource: TechRadarFollowing is the non-exhaustive list of the companies and properties owned by Tencent:Tencent owns 100 percent of Riot Games – the developer of League of LegendsTencent is the largest minority owner in FortniteTencent owns a little over 80 percent of Supercell, which is the studio behind Clash of Clans.Tencent also publishes the mobile version of PUBG in China.Tencent owns more than 11 percent Bluehole.Tencent possesses single-digit stakes in game studios like Blizzard, Ubisoft, PlatinumGames, etc.Tencent Pictures – major production company and distributor, is involved in Hollywood productions like Wonder Woman, Venom, and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick. It’s also a major distributor of films in China.Last year, Tencent even signed a $1.5 billion five-year deal with the NBA that permits the streaming of its games in China.Tencent owns about 14 percent of Kakao – this is the most popular gaming and chatting app in South Korea.Tencent even hold a 9 percent stake in Spotify.As you can see, the second executive order passed by Trump is far more complicated than expected. From music to movies, chatting apps, video games, NBA – everything will be affected.
The ongoing debate surrounding Trump and TikTok has finally come to a conclusion. Trump has officially signed an executive order that blocks all transactions with ByteDance – the parent corporation of TikTok. Apparently, it is an effort to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology supply chain.” The executive order that is passed by the Trump administration is effective immediately and comes with a strict 45-day deadline. According to the order, the continuous spreading of information acts as a threat to the national security, foreign policy as well as the economy of the United States. Hence, the order is an aggressive answer to the owners of TikTok and an action to protect the national security.Source: The VergeAt the same time, another ban has been imposed on WeChat – a popular texting app in China that has a small user base in the UK. This, again, has occurred after months of tension between the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other White House members. In the recent past, the discussions were further complicated when Microsoft announced its plans to buy the app. Satya Nadella has even spoken to Trump about the potential of acquiring portions of TikTok that is based in the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. However, the company did mention that the discussions were still put on hold and no confirmation was guaranteed regarding the transaction between Microsoft and TikTok. Microsoft promised to end the discussions by 15th September, and Trump’s new order nears and ends its deadline on 20th September.Interestingly, Trump has mentioned the International Emergency Economic Power Act as the authority for the move along with the National Emergency Act in both the executive orders passed. Both of these orders call out TikTok’s continued functioning within the US and label these operations a threat to national security. There’s no way to tell how these orders will impact the app’s ability to work in the short term. The case is highly distinguished from the cases of Huawei and ZTE as the company doesn’t need licenses to work its network, and it’s not like the order has mandated the requirement of the app stores to cease the app.
If you’re from the United States and you’ve held a Google Plus account between 1st January 2015 and 2nd April 2019, and you feel that you were a victim of the security flaw which Google had disclosed back in 2018, then there's a good news for you. You can now register and make a claim from the settlement. The lawsuit had settled for approximately $7.5 million and every member is eligible to demand their $12 after the attorney fees and other costs are confirmed. Of course, the price could vary keeping in mind the number of people who register for their claim. You can register any time you want before 8th October.It’s interesting to observe that at the time Google rejected any notions suggesting that any data was ever accessed or exposed. However, soon after, the company shut down its social network and publicly admitted the lapse. At the time of its shut down, the company said that low usage and engagement was observed – which didn’t come as a shock considering it was never a competition for Facebook or Twitter. Google has always denied the allegations but the settlement was made. It said that no user ever sustained any damage as a result of a software bug. Indeed, if you’re interested in making a claim, you should head over to the settlement website, and provide your email address that was linked with your Google Plus account. You also have to mention the dates on which you held the account. Obviously, the data must be exposed to the security lapse so that you can acquire the cost of the damage caused. The final hearing is on 19th November.
Since the US presidential election is only 100 days away, the Department of State has announced that it will offer up to $10 million in case any information is found regarding the identity of foreign hackers. Nobody wants any meddling this election!The department has clearly mentioned that the person will receive a reward of $10 million if they possess any information regarding the identification or location of any person who may work for a foreign government “for the purpose of interfering with US elections” via any illegal cyber activities. Apparently, foreign interference is already present in this year’s election. According to sources, Russia already meddled in the 2020 campaign in support of the president Trump’s re-election back in February. In addition, Russia also interfered in the Democratic primary to give assistance to Bernie Sanders. If this wasn’t enough, the elections are also facing turbulence due to the ongoing pandemic. Many people are worried and are afraid of going to the polling stations on Election Day. Some states have permitted voting through the mail so as to contain the spreading of the virus. However, this could be a problem in some states as delays in mail ballots delivery to poll workers could occur – leading to increased time at the polling locations. So, do you have any information that can get you millions of dollars?
The first round of the first Championship of Golf season 2019-20 concluded on the evening of Thursday at TPC Harding Park - San Francisco. Get ready to witness a lot of action packs and a diverse leaderboard to analyze for us, but don't worry, in this article, you will find everything you missed at the big 2020 PGA Championship. The highlights are: Bryson DeChambeau broke his driver during the play and eventually crushed the field in nothing but driving distance, Tiger Woods moved up ahead just by some strokes of the lead, and three among the top-five best golfers, including the top player Justin Thomas completed the tournament's first 18 holes unsatisfactory opposite to what we have been expecting.After one round, Brendon Todd and Jason Day who initiated as co-leaders at under 5 with Day throwing a bogey-free 65 and Todd getting there with a bogey-free final nine. Following the two stands other competent contenders at 4 under, including consecutive PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer and Brenden Steele.Hayvine has dissected the leaderboard for you. Scroll down and check out all the significant actions from Round 1, starting with Todd and Day in action:T1. Jason Day (-5): Day, on Thursday, made bogey-free 65 looks like plain sailing. He swung it amazingly off the tee, controlled his irons with certainty and finally accomplished something on the field too. He said after the round: "Yeah, pretty sound the whole way around." It marked his leading bogey-free round at a championship ever since the 3rd round of Open championship in 2017. T1. Brendon Todd (-5): Todd's 65 was not as amazing just like Day, he managed to score, on his opening nine, two bogeys, strung together a 3-under-par, bogey-free final nine and concluded with a tie on the leaderboard. It will take quite a time for Todd kicking off the season as favorite, but the lad has succeeded twice, one at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Bermuda Championship. Todd hasn't been exceptional on Thursday, hence, only gained 3.161 strokes on the field.T3. Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Martin Kaymer, Bud Cauley, Xander Schaufelle, Justin Rose, Brendan Steele, Zach Johnson, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (-4): Koepka, a consecutive PGA Championship winner, started with the same passion and power where he left at off in Memphis at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational earlier. He has been exceptional with his performance, crushing off the tees, displayed patience and great control over his irons, completing his round with scoring six birdies. He started the tournament with good enthusiasm despite having serious injuries previously. T12. Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Gary Woodland and other five players (-3): Finau seemed to be stressed to discover a groove on the greens as he scored five 14 fairways only, but he still managed to finish his round in an enjoyable 3-under 67 on Thursday by using great expertise to minus the gap between the green and tee. He could have easily led the field only if he hadn't missed some fairly doable shots on the greens. T20. Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and nine others (-2): Woods made an under-par score appear a lot more difficult than nobody else would. He was continuously struggling with hitting off the tee, yet he had successfully bailed himself out in an amazing manner using his unusual approach along with his irons. He carded 1.228 strokes achieved in throwing on the field.DeChambeau turned out to be a definite meme material golfer this season. The most prominent moments of Thursday include when he leaned on his driver, causing the club head to distant from the shaft. T33. 14 others and Dustin Johnson (-1): Johnson's back didn't seem to be supporting him during the play, but he still managed to finish T12 with an opening-round 69. He increased his drives around 311.5 yards while struggling with the putter. He appeared to be relaxed and confident throughout the game.That's all from the highlights of Round 1 of the PGA Championship.
It’s no secret that the human body culminates billions of genes that combine to give shape to our characteristics and traits. Every gene is unique and helps us retain our individuality. All of these genes are recognized by a name and an alphanumeric code – symbol so that researches could become organized and meticulous. However, over the last couple of years, these genes have been renamed because the Microsoft Excel couldn’t read the symbols and kept misreading them as dates. Now, we won’t go on and act like this is the biggest problem in the world. But Excel is the essential tool in the world of scientists as they use it regularly to conduct researches and clinical trials. In addition, the default settings of this app were designed very mundanely, and no particular aspect in mind. Hence, when you insert a gene’s alphanumeric number into the spreadsheet, for example, MARCH1 (Membrane Associated Ring-CH-Type Finger 1) it is converted to 1-Mar by Excel. Now, this is actually quite frustrating for the scientists conducting researches – even dangerous as data can be misinterpreted. Another problem is that there is no quick fix to this problem. You can turn off the auto-formatting either. So the only option left for the research conductors is to alter the data type for each column. And you know, even then, you have to fix the data and export it to a CVS file, with unsaved formatting. You may also ask the research partner to load the data minus correcting or altering the formatting – meaning dates as dates and genes as genes. You may get the results if you’re well-versed with Excel, but mistakes can still occur, and frequently. However, HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) has come up with a concrete solution. This organization has published a new set of guidelines for naming genes that include symbols which affect retrieval as well as data handling. Hence, from now onward, proteins and human genes they express can be named with one eye on auto-formatting of the Excel. This means that the symbol for MARCH1 is now turned into MARCHF1. Similarly, the symbol for SEPT1 is converted to SEPTN1, and so forth. Few more additions will be made to the old set of names and symbols by HGNC to avoid incoherence and confusion in future. The guidelines to change the names are simple: consult the particular research communities to converse projected updates and notify the researchers who have published explicitly on these genes so that changes could be put in effect. So far 27 names have been changed with the consent of the consensus.
Cloud gaming apps are not being pushed by Apple because it violates their policies. There was already speculation that is now confirmed by Apple so as to why xCloud was not available on Microsoft. Yesterday it sealed the fate of xCloud app – before the big September 15th launch on Android. Basically, in a statement Apple has said that it won’t ever commit to allowing xCloud and similar apps to work on iOS as they can’t access and review apps individually.This is what Apple said in its official statement:"The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers. Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search. In addition to the App Store, developers can choose to reach all iPhone and iPad users over the web through Safari and other browsers on the App Store."The statement was pretty similar back in March when Apple was asked to comment on potential antitrust issues regarding Apple’s Arcade game subscription service. In the recent statement, it says that Microsoft could find a solution that allowed them to bring xCloud to iOS via App store. Following is the complete statement from a Microsoft spokesperson:"Our testing period for the Project xCloud preview app for iOS has expired. Unfortunately, we do not have a path to bring our vision of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to gamers on iOS via the Apple App Store. Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently, applying more lenient rules to non-gaming apps even when they include interactive content. All games available in the Xbox Game Pass catalog are rated for content by independent industry ratings bodies such as the ESRB and regional equivalents. We are committed to finding a path to bring cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to the iOS platform. We believe that the customer should be at the heart of the gaming experience and gamers tell us they want to play, connect and share anywhere, no matter where they are. We agree."But, in the next month xCloud and Google Stadia will work in a similar fashion. You will pay for the access to the service and the service will permit you to gain access to games for free and through payment from the cloud – and these games won’t be stored in the local device.What this means is that Apple has no idea what you’re buying or playing from/on its devices as it can’t review them beforehand. Furthermore, there’s no indication of revenue generating by giving access to the subscribed services (that you already pay for).Apply justifies all of its policies and explicitly provides its App Store guidelines. Check out its section 4.2.7 here:4.2.7 Remote Desktop Clients: If your remote desktop app acts as a mirror of specific software or services rather than a generic mirror of the host device, it must comply with the following:(a) The app must only connect to a user-owned host device that is a personal computer or dedicated game console owned by the user, and both the host device and client must be connected on a local and LAN-based network.(b) Any software or services appearing in the client are fully executed on the host device, rendered on the screen of the host device, and may not use APIs or platform features beyond what is required to stream the Remote Desktop.(c) All account creation and management must be initiated from the host device.(d) The UI appearing on the client does not resemble an iOS or App Store view, does not provide a store-like interface, or include the ability to browse, select, or purchase software not already owned or licensed by the user. For the sake of clarity, transactions taking place within mirrored software do not need to use in-app purchase, provided the transactions are processed on the host device.(e) Thin clients for cloud-based apps are not appropriate for the App Store.
Earlier this morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation raised the California house of YouTube sensation Jake Paul. They looked for objects that could potentially be used as firearms as strong allegations of criminal acts have been made against him. This, of course, has to do with the events that took place in Arizona Mall in May according to the spokesperson of FBI’s Phoenix office.Next, the Las Vegas Nevada location was also raided and this house is owned by Arman Izadi who is an old friend of Jake and he too is linked with the incident of May.The “riot” that took place in the Fashion Square mall is now being investigated by the FBI as police has gone out to charge him for misdemeanor. Both Jake Paul, Arman Izadi along with Andrew Leon are charged with these allegations. However, these charges are now dismissed by the local police as they continue to coordinate with the FBI to ensure just is served. When these charges will be dropped, the FBI can go ahead with proper investigation to get to the bottom of the problem. So far, the spokesperson for the FBI Los Angeles has declined to comment on this case and hasn’t responded to any of our queries regarding the evidence sought or recovered in the California raid. Furthermore, the warrant has been sealed and there’s no indication so as to when it will be lifted. However, no arrest warrant is out.Jake’s house is sort of a hub for Team 10 – his YouTube collective. Also, other members live on and off and work from there. He hasn’t commented on the raid. In addition, when sources tried to connect with his business associates for a comment, none of them responded – in fact, all the emails were bounced back suggesting error that no address could be found. “We are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation.” – Richard Schonfeld, told TMZ who is Paul’s attorney. Jake is not new to controversies, and you can read Unknown to find out more about it. Recently, he was criticized by the mayor of Calabasas because he threw a big party during the pandemic.
So, it took 9 years for Google to level up with Apple's Airdrop!Image credit: idownloadblogIn the epic Android Vs iOS battle, when the iOS users always manage to get an additional point for having an AirDrop feature (even though, we have Bluetooth for over a decade), now Google has levelled up the game by launching its own version of Apple's AirDrop called "Nearby Share'. Yes, it took Google nine years to catch up with such a feature. Google is rolling out the latest Android feature that allows users to share files directly between any devices running Android 6 and up. This feature is already accessible on certain Samsung and Pixel phones, but Google is planning to make this feature accessible on additional devices in a matter of a few weeks. Nearby share functions ditto like Apple's AirDrop: users can simply click on the Nearby Share option and wait for the closeby device to show up on the screen. Then transfer whatever they want to share directly between their intended devices. Just like AirDrop, android users can also set their preferred visibility while using Nearby Share to various levels of contacts: all, few, or remain hidden. Google claims that this feature will also enable users to exchange files anonymously (Congrats for now being able to AirTroll, android users!) The feature also transfers files directly through whatever method you consider the fastest for the intended purpose: "Bluetooth, WebRTC, Bluetooth Low Energy or peer-to-peer Wi-Fi," that Google claims that it also functions offline. Apple first introduced AirDrop in 2011 on the iPhone and Mac devices, exactly nine years ago. After that, Android tried to experiment with various transfer methods to catch up with convenient file sharing ideas, but nothing turned out to be as accessible and straightforward like Apple's AirDrop. Moreover, none of those file transfer methods was entirely adopted by all Android manufacturers around the globe. Android users are now hoping that this feature would be made widely available in all the devices around the globe. Otherwise, android users will be left to rely on email and cloud methods for data transfer, which is more like a headache than a convenience. Google announces that the feature can be easily downloaded to any Android device via Google Play Services instead of running a full OS update. Nearby Share's icon looks like a couple of looped threads or a DNA strain (Not sure about that one! But let's go with threads instead). As soon as the feature will be available to your smartphone, you can switch on and off its availability from your quick settings.
If you combine the overall presentation and general awkwardness of the Microsoft and Apple events, you’ll basically summarize the first virtual Samsung event. First of all, the show was seven minutes late and the presenters were really awkward. But again… considering that it was the first-ever virtual event of Samsung, it was decent. By the end of the show, TM Rod, who is the mobile head, pointed out that in future we could see foldable and 5G to be the potential pillars of Samsung. In this event, the company took a step forward in regimenting the next-gen wireless tech in its all flagship mobile devices. Also, we witnessed a step in the direction of tablets. Some of the reveals were predictable. The biggest showcase was the newest version of the perennial preferred phablet line of Samsung. Besides, Note 20 got 5G in both of the models (6.9 and 6.7-inch). Moreover, the Ultra version had a 120Hz rate of a refresh as well as a hybridized superzoom (50x). It has utilized a similar technology as the Galaxy S20 that was released formerly this year. Another addition was of UWB (ultra-wideband) that permits a long list of features like nearby file sharing. It also allows you to unlock features and find features with the element of AR. Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, also made a short cameo. He announced the Game Pass access that will bring home approximately 100 streaming titles to the Samsung device. These models will cost around $1,000 and about $1,300 individually, and shipping will begin from August 21st. The Galaxy Tab series also made an entrance to the 5G game. This line, according to Samsung, will carry the leading tablets ever that will support 5G present in the United States. Next up, the S7+ and S7 have a 12.4 and 11-inch display and will be sold at $850 and $650 respectively. However, there was no clarification on what the cost will be for the 5G version. A bunch of fresh wearables were also unpacked during this event. The most exciting one is obviously the Galaxy Buds Live. Previously, Samsung made solid wireless earbuds, but the current ones are noise cancelling. Apart from this, these Galaxy Buds can double the mic to connect Note device. They are sold for $170. Another exciting addition is the Samsung smartwatch. In has improved its set of features and has added the tab of better-quality sleep as well as the fitness tracking device, ECG monitor – with FDA clearance! To your surprise, the Galaxy Watch 3 is priced at $400 and $430 if we speak of 41mm and 45mm. Furthermore, they will be LTE models, and they’ll be rated at $50. Samsung also announced Galaxy Z Fold 2 with some help from BTS – world-famous boy band. The novel version comes with fixed solutions that previously erupted. Hence, a new glass has been placed for the screen along with a hinge for debris that falls back in and breaks the screen in this process. However, additional information will be given on September 1st for the foldable.
The all-star group is joining us for the 22nd season of Big Brother tonight – and of course, everybody is going to be taking precautions as this unique season hits it off during the pandemic!We’re still not given any clue regarding the housemate identities and everything is kept under wraps. Host Julie Chen Moonves is also clueless about the 16 contestants who’re about to spend the next couple of months together. However, one thing is confirmed: All the participants were quarantined before the premiere. According to the host, there are more than 16 people who were flown to an unknown destination to quarantine. Moonves further added that the participants that were previously known ended up testing positive so they’re naturally out of the game. In another interview, Chen has explained that the rest of the essential staff is mandated to wear a mask throughout the production period. They also compelled to take the test on a weekly basis. During the shoot, Moonves will be required to take off the mask, however, as soon as the commercials hit, she’ll be putting it back on. The new plan is that every crew member will wear colour-coordinated lanyards and will be restricted to areas marked with that color.In addition, every time a housemate will get evicted, all rules of social distancing will be followed – meaning no shaking hands or hugs with the host. She also took time to speak about the evolution of her hosting tactics. She candidly said that she was terrible in the first seasons."Let's just say what everyone knows: I was the Chenbot. I deserved that name because I was robotic. I came from a news background and I was asked to do this show and I thought, 'Okay, I'm going to be really straight, with no personality, because my original dream was one day to be a correspondent on '60 Minutes.' And I was told if I do this reality show, I probably am shutting and sealing that door shut from ever going through it. I'm going to prove them wrong.' They were right, by the way. I was never asked to do 60 Minutes." – She said. However, she later added that she has become her own and gotten fairly comfortable with the hosting."I finally learned how to embrace the Chenbot. The stars of the show are the ones in the house. I'm just the conductor of this train. So, sometimes letting my personality show. I learned that also from I did eight years on 'The Talk,' where again, I had to learn how to not be so newsy and just not editorialize and kind of bring a little bit of my real personality to the table. So it's been a journey for me." We can’t wait for the season to start!
Fall Guys is adeptly following a similar tactic as Rocket League with one free month offering on PlayStation Plus as a scheme of Sony's August games choice, and you can stream it today. image credit: YouTubeIf you have subscribed to PS Plus, you can download Fall Guys for free in two ways: The first way is to simply select the huge Plus logo flashes on your home screen on PS4; this will redirect you to the page, Fall Guys will be displayed when it's live. The second way is to download it from the PS Plus tab provided in the PlayStation store directly. Remember, Fall Guys is not a massive sized game so you'll be safe from a hassle of hours-long downloading like one for the Call of Duty game. The game will last till you have the PS plus subscription, and you will lose the game if you end the subscription. The game will be officially introduced on PlayStation and PC in September. The free month offering on PS plus is only aimed to attract gamers and show how cool the game is just like Rocket League. Rocket league turned out to be a major success after being available for free on PS Plus as a part of the August scheme; it gained popularity for the definite release and indeed, the rest is history. Fall Guys, as of August feature, turns out to be a huge breakthrough for the studio and developers, as the excitement for Fall Guys seemed to have already surpassed competitor BR entries from biggest studios such as Ubisoft's HyperScape. A physics-themed game Fall Guys looks goofy and fun; it already has a very prominent social media presence being a part of Sony august games collection. Many of the huge gaming streamers are already in line to try out this game, as it is giving some great "viewing" vibes! Now, the entire PlayStation community can download the game and experience it for free with this PS Plus feature. We'll let you know when the Fall Guys will be live on PlayStation.
What first appeared to be a tragic story, a professor or Twitter scientist who remained outspoken about unfairness in academia and forced to work in-person even though she was wrestling with COVID-19 for months and later died, now seems to be nothing but a mere hoax! image credit: RTVarious reports and information gathered from different online peepers revealed that the Twitter account @Sciening_Bi, who pretend to be a bisexual anthropology professor of Native American ancestry, is actually a phoney online persona. It was found that this fake account may be linked to BethAnn McLaughlin, the head of an activist group called MeTooSTEM, which fights for the sexual harassment within the scientific community. A person behind the twitter handle @Sciencing_Bi tweeted claiming that one of her employees working at Arizona State University, was forced to deliver lectures to some 200 students from where she caught the deadly COVID-19 virus. Later on July 31, McLaughlin announced that the anonymous professor had died from complications of the virus. Just a few days later, Twitter suspended both the accounts of @Sciening_Bi and McLaughlin for violating Twitter policies, among other things, inhibiting the interaction of fake accounts. On the same day, a spokesperson for Arizona State University, Gerardo Gonzalez claimed that the anonymous user claiming to be a professor is just "hoax". The university administration claimed that they didn't receive any such reports about the death of their employees because of COVID-19. The university has already closed its campuses in March. "The account had posted inaccurate information about the university. We also have had no one, such as a family member or friends report a death to anyone at the university," Gonzalez said. The anonymous person behind @Sciencing_Bi twitter account was misleading people for years. She used to tweet about her experiences and unfairness she faced because of being an indigenous woman, LGBTQ in the academic community, more recently, she claimed to be bullied by the university administration and narrating her long scripted suffering from Covid-19. People who are familiar with this particular scientific community on Twitter sensed something fishy from the inconsistency of her stories that didn't make any sense to them. Sometimes, she used stock images to create a deception of real-life experience, which was otherwise a hoax. Misleading people was one thing, but the anonymous account started capitalizing on people's sympathy and asked for donations to McLaughlin's Venmo account after claiming that her dean had asked to perform a DNA test to prove her ancestry. McLaughlin denied creating a fake account on twitter, but she did confess that she had access to the account. She also denied the fact that @Sciencing_Bi is fake and claimed that she also met the professor in-person. McLaughlin said, "I am not going to dox anyone. Thank you for your interest." Shortly after @Sciencing_Bi's supposed death, McLaughlin implied that they were in an intimate relationship, announcing on Twitter: "Looking at her side of the bed and crying. Just a lot of crying. I literally can do nothing." @Sciencing_Bi also had a Zoom Memorial held by McLaughlin to which only five people showed up. Apparently, she was the only person who claimed to have met the anonymous professor in-person. Well, this is not the first time McLaughlin has been involved in any controversial issue. A report from Science Magazine published in March reported that the woman exploited her power while being the head of MeTooSTEM and supposedly "sidelined people of color and bullied volunteers, activists, and fellow leaders." Even if the account was created to serve a particular purpose, this isn't the right way to do "good". Not only this will lead to mistrust among people, but also inflict harm to any other genuine cause fighting for similar issues. "This is a good thing about Science Twitter, that it gives people who are marginalized a voice," said Mr. Eisen, a colleague working with McLaughlin. "It sucks that BethAnn took advantage of that."