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YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

Until September 10, anyone who wants it will be able to experience a queue feature on YouTube.

Until today, YouTube did not offer a video queue. To watch several videos of his choice, he had to create a playlist. Or get carried away by the suggestions of the service with its “  to follow  ” feature. This era of System D should soon be over. YouTube has announced the test of a real queue with its users.

Everyone can benefit from the test until September 10th. You need to go to youtube.com/new, which lists the experimental features offered by the platform, and press the ” try  ” button  in the “  create a queue  ”. From now on, when hovering over the thumbnail of a video, a small list icon titled “  add to queue  ” appears in the corner, just below the ” watch ” icon.  later  .

First Walmart and now, Amazon! The Story of Tesla Solar Panels Catching Fire

First, it was Walmart whose shops caught fire due to Tesla solar panels and that resulted in Walmart suing the electric car maker. Now, Amazon has also experienced a fire that stems from Tesla’s solar panels, as reported by CNBC.

Amazon also revealed that it has no further plans to install any more solar panel systems following the incident. However, Tesla claims that incident is isolated.

Somehow, Tesla’s claims of Amazon’s incident being isolated are dumbfounded. In the past week, Walmart has filed a lawsuit against Tesla. Walmart alleges that the fires at sever of its stores were due to the solar panel systems, and the company had Tesla install them on more than 200 of its stores across the states.

What Happened at Amazon’s Redland, California Warehouse?

Amazon discloses Tesla solar panels on the roof of one of its warehouses caused a fire last year. Such adds to the scrutiny of Tesla’s solar panel business following Walmart’s lawsuit filed against Tesla last week which has condemned the electric car giant’s solar business to the bottom of the barrel.

Amazon revealed to Bloomberg in an email on Friday that one of Tesla’s installed solar energy systems installed at its Redlands, California warehouse caught fire in June 2018. Representatives from the e-commerce giant declined to comment in public regarding the incident but have somehow confirmed that the company will no longer be working with Tesla anymore.

Following the news of Walmart suing Tesla, both companies released statements that they are in talks to resolve the issue. However, the issue has become serious since Walmart has suffered damages at 7 of its stores which also resulted in these stores getting closed temporarily.

The Amazon warehouse incident somehow looks to be a small-scale incident and the e-commerce behemoth revealed that it has a relatively smaller number of solar panel systems installed in comparison to Walmart.

Walmart installed Tesla’s solar panel systems from its subsidiary SolarCity some time ago and Tesla acquired the solar energy company in 2016, aiming to create a one-stop shop for everything solar.

However, things are not rosy for Tesla as its acquisition of SolarCity back then for USD$ 26 billion is marred by controversy that still goes on today. Elon Musk’s first cousins Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive were the brains behind SolarCity and Musk held 1/5th of the company’s shares valued around USD$ 575 million at the end of the year 2015.

Such does not spare either Tesla or its subsidiary SolarCity. The operations of SolarCity are not going well as its parent Tesla had hoped. It faced issues in production due to technical challenges a year ago. A recent report says that Tesla has been exporting most of the solar cells it has produced made at its Gigafactory in New York, instead of using them for Solar Roof installations.

A representative from Tesla communicates the following to Business Insider:

“All 11 Amazon sites with solar from Tesla are generating energy and are proactively monitored and maintained. Last year, there was an isolated event that occurred in an inverter at one of the Amazon sites. Tesla worked collaboratively with Amazon to root cause the event and remediate. We also performed inspections at other sites, which confirmed the integrity of the systems. As with all our commercial solar installations, we continue to proactively monitor the systems to ensure they operate safely and reliably.”

How Much Does Walmart’s Lawsuit Add to Tesla’s Woes?

Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla claiming its solar panels were responsible for fires at seven of its stores. Such has forced the retail giant to take off solar panels from all of its 240 stores where they were installed by Tesla.

Walmart released the following statement in its complaint against Tesla:

“To this day, Tesla has not provided Walmart with the complete set of final ‘root cause’ analyses needed to identify the precise defects in its systems that caused all the fires. The number of defects, however, is overwhelming and plainly indicative of systemic, widespread failures by Tesla to meet the standard of care, as set forth in the governing contracts, as to the solar systems installed at Walmart’s stores.”

Tesla is yet to respond to Walmart’s complaint.

Will Tesla Survive the Onslaught Through Its Latest Tactics?

Last summer, Tesla started ‘Project Titan’ which is known be an attempt in quietly replacing defective solar-panel parts across the United States, as per documents seen by Business Insider.

However, Tesla’s solar business has been hit by a sharp drop in sales. CEO Elon Musk is yet to tweet about the complaints. Instead, he announced a refurbished pricing plan as a way to boost the slowdown in the solar business.

Somehow, no one seems to be convinced by Elon Musk’s statement.

Not Another One! Facebook And Instagram Developing a New App Called ‘Threads’

Who would have thought that Facebook would be developing another new messaging app? And this time, it is doing so to rival Snapchat. This app will be named ‘Threads’.

Facebook is reported to be developing Threads as a new messaging app. It is aimed at helping users share more information more often with their close friends. Those close friends will be picked up from the close friends’ list users have on Instagram and Facebook.

What is the functionality of Threads?

Threads is created to automatically share close details, such as location, internet speed, battery life and the like. The app also shares typical social media posts such as text and pictures. Threads is intended to work with the ‘close friends list’ of users listed on Instagram.

Threads will act as a companion to Instagram. Currently it is in testing at Facebook

Threads is engineered as Instagram’s ‘sister’ app and invites users to share close details with their close friends using Instagram’s creative tools. The app includes an opt-in ‘automatic sharing’ feature allowing people on the app user’s close friends list receiving regular updates, about where the person is, and vice versa.

Threads also allows users to update their respective statuses manually, with those statuses being shown in the main feed along with the messages. The app will show online users with a green dot, allows users to quickly read stories shared by friends and also includes its own camera function.

It is the latest in apps automating status sharing through mobile phone sensors & one-tap status sharing. In 2014, a similar app called ‘Status’ tried doing the same thing as Threads, and in 2015, Danny Trinh’s free app took another yet similar approach.

Why are Facebook & Instagram developing Threads?

After facing years of sustained & rising criticism in its negative role in the promotion of political propaganda, false news, false information, spam content, failure to stop large-scale data breaches & verbatim genocide, Facebook signaled major changes which are currently in progress.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this year that his company would be improving Facebook’s privacy.

Facebook has also started a project aimed at merging the services of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook. Such will allow users to send messages instantly across these apps without the need for switching between the apps. The apps will remain separate, but their messaging functionalities will now be under one umbrella.

Could this be an attempt by Facebook to mask its numerous failures? It is becoming highly probable that Facebook is doing so by making an impression in the general public that it is moving on from being an open public forum to a close one shielding users’ information.

The concluding point – Will Thread survive or face another rollback?

There are doubts among the general populace about the survival of threads after its inception. Such became evident when the social media giant ended its support for Direct, which was a camera-first app that not only resembled but mimicked Snapchat.

Direct was unveiled in 2017 and was tested in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey & Uruguay. However, the launch of direct was canceled before a global release was to occur. There is ambiguity in whether Threads will be launched or not.

There is a likelihood that Facebook might end the development of the app before giving it to the general public (as it did with Direct). However, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg asserted back in March that he sees private messaging as the company’s future.

Threads appears to be part of the efforts of Facebook’s latest vision of making private messaging become a reality.

Will Facebook succeed this time? Or will it falter with just another failed launch?

Best Instagram Marketing Strategies

Best Instagram Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Niche-Focused Business

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms currently making to the frontline of the Internet. With more than a billion accounts, Instagram has created quite an impact especially among teens. It has become a social networking website that one just can’t ignore. It has now become an integral part of our lives and what’s more? It has also become quite the resource to promote business. 

However, not every brand on the Instagram market has earned its significant liberty to rapidly grow as some have. Doesn’t it make you wonder what some of these major brands are doing that’s working out for them? I am also eagerly interested just as you are. So, I took some time off from my busy schedule and performed the necessary research. Here are a few Instagram marketing strategies to help you promote your business effectively on Instagram. Now, you can also turn 0 to 100 real quick. 

Build a Community Around Actionable Hashtags

It is a great strategy that is most commonly observed being practiced by some of the major brands. 

Actionable Hashtags

To best explain the concept, let’s consider Nike. The business chose to run their Winter Campaigns captioned as “Choose Your Winter.” Nike used a hashtag campaigning method titled as #runfree campaign which really attracted a great number of audience and before you know it, the hashtag became quite the trend. Nike benefited from the hashtag by building its own community around it. 

You as a starter brand can do the same as well. Pick out hashtags or create the ones that are really impactful. Now custom-tailor your brand campaigns to favor these hashtags and run your campaigns. 

For example, Infatuation is a trendy restaurant review website found back in the year 2009. These guys weren’t quite the popular review sites on the Internet block, but with their hashtag #EEEEEATS, they created a significant impact and earned their popularity. The hashtag give them quite the virality. 

Be an Empath, and Relate to Your Followers

Most brands and businesses are empathic so they aim to understand their target audiences. By knowing the teeny tiniest bit of details and happenings in their life, they are able to create Instagram posts that are quite an attraction for them. As a brand, I am sure you’ve already established a few buyer personas of your own, and you already have an idea of what your average lead may look like. 

However now, it is that time when you have to seek why they are present on Instagram. Are they coming to Instagram because they want to kill boredom or are they there to check on their friends? 

A great example of empathy on Instagram is

empathy on Instagram is

So how can brands become empathic? 

Let’s assume that one of your clients love cakes and he or she gets super excited when they see one on their Instagram feeds. You are a cake selling brand and hence, you take some snazzy looking images of the cake. Now, just optimizing your Instagram campaign to show those images on client’s feed isn’t going to be enough. What you require is a bit of captioning and an Instagram harpoon. 

What are Instagram harpoons? These are humorously designed and well-written social captions. 

For instance, 

“Who would love to have this CAKE on a Sunday Breezy Morning with her beloveds? #sundaybreezymornings #fonduecakes #cakeseason 

Your Biography Plays a Significant Role

When you are creating your Instagram bio, just keep in mind that you design them a whole lot differently than your Facebook & LinkedIn profile. Your Instagram shouldn’t contain any boring details such as your long lasting Resumes and professional qualifications. What audiences nowadays are basically seeking is how human-like is the brand and can it connect with the audience requirements?  

For example, check how Mesmereyez, halloween contact lenses selling business has done it correctly.

To make your brand bio details shine out among your competitors, you can use a mix of emojis and humorous single-liners and create a more humanized connection between yourself and the audience. 

Why Not Share Videos on Your Instagram

The video feature on Instagram is not anything new but it has gained some significant popularity over-time. Many brands who are promoting their businesses on Instagram are leveraging the power of short 15-second videos to ensure that their brand message is heard loud and clear on social podiums. 

For example, here’s a video campaign that Oreo ran earlier this year. 

The campaign was pretty much designed to promote a chance to win something with Oreo. 

However, you can use video in different number of ways instead. You can use a video to promote a product launch taking place, for example, over here Oreo is marketing one of its maple creme cookies.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1bbsOclSdw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Or you can share some behind-the-scenes funny moments like Oreo did with Wiz Khalifa. 

You can even embed these Instagram videos on your website, if you have one. That’s the only puzzle which you are missing out on, to complete your perfect Instagram marketing circle once and for all. 

Promote Your Instagram Just About Everywhere

Creating a profile on Instagram and marketing your content consistently isn’t going to get you anywhere. If you want people to see your profile or reach out to you, then you need to make sure you promote your Instagram in other places as well. For instance, if you have a homepage or different product pages interconnecting to your social networks, put your Instagram social icon there as well.

Start internally by asking your stakeholders to share your Instagram account using relevant business hashtags. Learning the art of hashtagging is significantly important, and businesses who know how to leverage that art are the ones that expressively grow then those who don’t put their focus on it at all. 

Include your Instagram icon in your email signatures, on your social profiles, in your business cards, on websites and just about everywhere which can give your Instagram profile a good exposure. 

Instagram is the future’s way forward for businesses. It is not only growing at an immense pace but more than half the society is actively using it on a daily basis. Businesses who fails to pay attention to Instagram marketing often suffer a business backlash. It’s because they normally leave a large market untapped! If you haven’t invested your time in Instagram advertising and marketing, now is the time. 

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KFC introduces artificial meat and also sends it for free

According to Bloomberg News, KFC announced that it will cooperate with the artificial meat company Beyond Meat.

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eFootball PES 2020 on mobile platforms in October

The PES franchise will be back on mobiles in October, to the delight of football fans. Konami has planned to incorporate many of the new features of the PC version and consoles.

eFootball PES 2020 will appear on iOS and Android at the end of October. Konami is stepping up the pressure by promising that the PC and console versions will also be available for mobile platforms.

Always in the radius of the gameplay, the simulation will be more realistic with improved behavior in the grip of the ball and an artificial intelligence better controlled for the game in defense.

PES 2020 will select a game or derby every week, players can then choose a team and try to win rewards.

Several clubs will appear in the game, under agreements with Konami. This will be the case of Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich and Juventus of Turin. They will be added to the already available clubs like FC Barcelona.

Google To Disable Youtube Messaging Feature from September 18

Google announced that it will soon turn off YouTube private messaging. This decision is for two reasons. 1) Not many people use YouTube Messaging. 2) Most children are using this feature, which brings them security issues.

This feature was launched in 2017; however, due to the availability of other messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, this feature is not universal. Although Google has not yet announced the official date, it is rumored that the feature will be closed after September 18.

YouTube is a video streaming platform that no one can complete. But this feature is not just for such a platform. After reanalysis, the company decided to stop using the messaging option. In addition, YouTube plans to focus more on improving public conversations than on wasting resources on this available feature.

Do not sleep with your smartphone charging in bed

Shortly after falling asleep, a 19-year-old woman from Michigan (United States) woke up with burns and a severe pain in her neck. Thinking that this wound was due to her collar, she pulled it out and headed for local emergencies. The source of this evil was actually different.

After examination, this injury was actually caused by the charger of her phone whose cable was under her pillow. The power supply was plugged into the power grid, but the phone was not charging at that time. According to the doctors quickly established the link:

We think that his injury was caused by the electric current from the charger, the end of which probably touched his collar, which allowed the current to pass“.

As a result of this incident, the doctors remind that “all devices using a USB charger can cause this type of accident“.

In addition, a study revealed at the beginning of the year that many generic chargers do not pass the electrical safety tests. It is therefore advisable to avoid first-price chargers of unknown brands to favor those of manufacturers or trusted and reputable third-party brands.

WordPress Buys Tumblr For $10 million

The site was worth more than $ 1 billion six years ago. It has been bought by the publisher of WordPress for only a few million.

The site was bought by Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1 billion. Tumblr was at the peak of its popularity, before falling to be sold for only a few million to Automattic, the publisher of WordPress. The exact amount of the transaction is not known, but the American press agrees that it would be a priori less than $ 10 million, less than 1% of the amount that Tumblr was worth there six years.

Finally, Automattic recovers Tumblr for a pittance, and the publisher of WordPress has said that the return of explicit content on the site was absolutely not in the program. The company simply said it would take over some 200 employees of the site, and that the services and features of Tumblr and WordPress would connect them without further clarification.

Play Pass

Play Pass: Google is testing a $ 4.99 subscription

It seems that Google has some ideas behind the head to improve its Play Store. As Android Police tells us, the Mountain View company is currently testing a monthly subscription called “Play Pass” giving us access to countless games and even usually paid applications on the Google Play Store. This service will cost $ 4.99 per month, with a free 10-day trial, and will not only allow users to get their hands on as much paid app as they wish but will also be exempt from ads and other purchases in-apps.

If Android Police says that with the “Play Pass”, we can get their hands on paid applications, the target remains the mobile players with a wide offer covering all categories. Google could also offer new games to push its users to subscribe to its subscription. Obviously, Google could simply add a “Explore Google Play Pass” section in its Play Store, and should not launch an app dedicated to this new service, according to the screenshots of Android Police.

New WhatsApp Scam Gives Free 1000GB of Data

Recently we have realized a new round of scams on WhatsApp. The report shows that a message has been circulating, claiming that it will provide 1000GB of free mobile data for the follow-up users. Fraud is done through fraudulent websites through fake websites that also provide other fraudulent means for well-known brands.

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam!

Once the user clicks on the link, they are immediately redirected to a website asking them questions to prove their eligibility for 1000GB of “free” data. Officials warned users to be wary of such fraud because their purpose was to involve users in “click fraud.” By redirecting fraudulent users to their website, fraudsters can create fake ad clicks and then generate revenue for the operators of any campaign.

It is important for users to understand any such fraud, as they can greatly harm them and even violate their privacy.

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CONFIRMED! TikTok To Launch Their Own Smartphone This Year

The company ByteDance behind the virus video-sharing app TikTok will soon launch its own smartphone.

A few months ago, rumors about equipment were common, but now the spokesperson of the Chinese giant officially confirmed this development.

They said the device is working to extend the company’s product portfolio beyond news and video applications.

The company’s representative did not say much about the function of the phone, but the Chinese outlet “Financial” reported that under the leadership of former Smartisan executive Wu Dezhou, the company’s development lasted seven months.

In other words, we do want the phone to offer some ByteDance-owned apps, from TikTok and IM Feiliao to the news app Jinri Toutiao, and possibly music streaming services.

Basically, if the device does not provide the ideal software/hardware, people may not purchase it when they choose to install the same ByteDance application on a better device.

Is WhatsApp Offering 1000 GB Of Free Data On Its 10th Birthday? Don’t Fall For The Scam

WhatsApp just turned 10 and this hasn’t escaped the notice of cybercriminals. It appears that some party-poopers are not interested in the cake; they are just looking for ways to exploit the anniversary.

ESET Researchers received a WhatsApp message offering 1000GB of free internet data to celebrate the 10th Birthday of WhatsApp. Unsurprisingly, it’s not a case of WhatsApp generosity as it is purported to be, and nor is the offer genuine. It is a scam that many unwittingly fell prey to.

Given that 10 is a big number and gifts to loyal members were in order, it would be a piece of cake to get an unwary user carried away by the fraudulent promotion.

What does the message say?

The message says, “WhatsApp Offers 1000GB Free Internet!” with a link to click for more details. Here’s what raises the red flag; the link isn’t an official WhatsApp domain, which makes us suspicious that all isn’t what it seems. However, given that many businesses have a propensity to run their promotions through third party organizations, in an attempt to validate fraudulent plays like the one we are just talking about, it’s not surprising to see that so many people clicked through.

Those who did, found themselves at a landing page, carrying the WhatsApp logo, and announcing: “We offer you 1000 GB free internet without Wi-Fi! On the occasion of our 10th anniversary of WhatsApp.” Not only is the message poorly composed, it is overlaid by a hideous yellow countdown sticker, listing the number of rewards left, creating a sense of urgency, and a survey question on the side asking how you found out about the offer.

Once the user is done answering all the questions, a pop-up explains that the promotional message must be shared with at least 30 other WhatsApp users before the user qualifies for the promotional giveaway.

Is any malware installed?

Upon further delving into the matter, ESET researchers found no evidence of any malicious software running at the back, or of any scraped personal information that could be changed at any time by the perpetrators. For now, the culprits seem content to “rack up bogus ad clicks that ultimately bring revenues for the operators”, asserts ESET. As expected, the fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that houses a plethora of brand-led so-called promotional offers from famous brands like Rolex, Nestle, and Adidas.

“What strikes us right off the bat here is that the URL that comes with the message is not an official WhatsApp domain,” the researchers said on Monday. Even though it is not uncommon for brands to run promotions through third parties from time to time, it is always prudent to check the company’s website to make sure any promotion is valid and real.

Can WhatsApp prevent this kind of scam?

This is yet another instant that proves how deep the degeneration of digital marketplace is. Even a highly secure app like WhatsApp can be vulnerable to easy exploitation by malicious actors. Some say that the “freemium” pricing strategy that offers free of charge services to all users, has been detrimental to both cybersecurity and privacy.

Even though ESET has guaranteed that the scam hasn’t phished for credentials, who is to say this won’t be the case next time as well. This seemingly innocuous prank could have done so much more damage. If that happened, you could end up losing significant sums of money and access to internet accounts– because hackers could gain control of your online identity. Cyber-boffins also warn that the scammers could potentially install “malicious software” on your device as well via the link.  

“The whole 1000 GB for WhatsApp 10th birthday seems legit,” Thornton-Trump says, “I mean who pays for WhatsApp? It’s a great attack to phish for credentials to WhatsApp and then pivot to other services on the largely correct assumption a common password will be used across all the victim’s accounts.”

So, the question remains: How can WhatsApp make sure this kind of scam doesn’t happen again?  The only thing WhatsApp can do is start a cyber counterintelligence campaign, go out in public and admit to users that this is a scam. Education seems to be our only hope in circumventing such wide scale frauds.

Everything Interesting to Know About the Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The next series which is about to come out in the Tom Clancy’s breathtaking thriller is none other but the Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Set to build on the same environment and gaming engine on which the Ghost Recon Wildland has been built, the game is about to bring a military survival aspect into life. There is so much what’s about to take place in the new Breakpoint sequel putting a deeper focus at what’s it like to battle out in an open world battle-field with constant threat awaiting you at the horizon. 

The game is going to be a little different from the previous versions because the battle mode in it is about to get more tactical. This battle is about to travel from Bolivia into the Pacific island of Auroa. The island is home to a Skell technology facility and your story begins when your helicopter crashes somewhere on the island. With limited gear, you may now have to survive the enemy threat all around. 

And guess who you are about to face in this game? 

Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) is about to make the game a whole lot challenging for you.

As far as the Release Date is Concerned… 

For all those tactical combat survival gameplay fans out there, there is some happy news waiting for you just around the corner. And for the record,  Ubisoft has recently confirmed the game is set to launch on the 4th of October, 2019. The game is going to appear on all platforms including PC, Xbox One and PS4 likewise giving an ultimate experience to gamers from around the world.  

And that’s not all there is to it for all the Breakpoint fans out there, 

Alongside the release of the new cinematic trailer featuring Jon Bernthal’s character as Colonel Cole D. Walker during E3 2019 event, the game developers also presented exciting news for fans out there. 

Breakpoint’s Beta version is apparently set to release at least a month before the official release on the 5th of September 2019. To access beta, players will have to register themselves before the date. 

The access for the beta version will be available to all those who register themselves only may it be through PS4, Xbox or PC. If you’re a fan of Ghost Recon and would love to get your hands on the action before the official release, you can pre-purchase the game and get your hands on the beta too. 

Gun Shots, Drones and Celebrities?! Is there More? 

The official trailer for the Ghost Recon Breakpoint reveals several in-game features and explains what players can expect from the game. To be precise, one thing is for sure that we are about to see some interesting gun battles, tactical takeouts, and extreme survivability. If you have a knack for stealthy action, then Breakpoint has got it along with battles using helicopters, planes, speedboats and advanced technology. And talking about celebrities, we’ve got Bernthal who appears as a masked poncho at the end of the cinematic trailer. Happens to be that Mr. Bernthal is about to lead his own team of wolves to find you and gun you down. 

As the game depicts, Colonel Walker (Jon Bernthal) happens to be a Ghost gone rogue and that makes things quite a lot more challenging for the players. You, as a Ghost, have to battle another Ghost who is equally equipped with the same talent just as you’re. So, in a way, you will be battling someone who holds the same expertise and similar strategic mind just as you do; who knows where and how the danger is going to come around knocking right at your doorstep. One way or the other, you gotta have to stay careful and on your toes. 

Eager to learn where Bernthal comes in? Why not download the latest Wildlands DLC Operation Oracle where you and Bernthal will co-op missions together. Learn how your buddy ex-ghost turns rogue. 

Everything Interesting About the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

So what’s in store for all the eager fans of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint just waiting to play this game? 

Semi-Permanent Injuries

Unlike any other Ghost Recon game, the Breakpoint injuries are going to be lethal and will affect your overall gameplay. If your character takes a lot of damage in the Ghost Recon Breakpoint, you will get inflicted with a semi-permanent wound. Such wounds will impact your aim sensitivity to your movement speed. The severity of the wound will eventually decide how bad you are going to perform. 

Injuries can happen through a stab, a gunshot wound or even while traversing the landscape. Suppose that you slip and take a fall 20ft below in a ditch and break your leg, be prepared to crawl your way out. 

There is no particular news on how players can get themselves injured, there might be many others that we aren’t aware of now. But, the only way to heal is by using ailments, syringes or back to Bivouacs. 

Create Bivouacs Around the Map

Speaking of Bivouacs, these are temporary shelters usually built using leaves and a prop to set up the tent. Mountaineers and soldiers often make bivouacs when they are in a battle or busy hiking. 

In Breakpoint, be prepared to create bivouacs across the entire map of the game. 

It will be a place for your character to rest and heal up on injuries. Here, they can also improve their character’s class as well as improve his gears. Bivouacs will also work as a fast-travel point for the players. So, the next time they are about to embark on a mission, they can easily travel to a nearby Bivouac instead of crossing the entire map on foot. 

More Military Vehicles & Better Loot Drops

In Ghost Recon Wildlands, there are plenty of military vehicles but only a few come with mounted weapons. However, in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, things are about to change because you will see more armored vehicles, attack helicopters, and jeeps with mounted weapons. If that’s not all, then better be prepared for some drones and other advanced technologies which will be on the go to hunt you down. 

Another great thing about the Breakpoint is going to be enemy loot drops. Unlike Wildlands, enemy goons will drop different rarity weapons. Not clearly sure what stats they will hold, they will turn out to be uncommon weapons which players wouldn’t be expecting to get their hands-on easily in the game. 

One more interesting thing about the game is that it will contain interesting gear and cosmetics. As a new player, you can access these cosmetics and gears by simply unlocking chests across the map.  

Exciting New Way to Camouflage 

Are enemies about to chase you down and you can’t find a natural cover nearby? Why not blend in with the mud on the ground. In the new Breakpoint, you will have the ability to cover yourself in mud so it becomes difficult for your enemies to spot you. It is not quite an interactive new add-on, but it is definitely something new which hasn’t been adopted by any of the previous versions of Ghost Recon. 

The camouflage is just another trick up your sleeve which you can make use of in dire situations. 

But that’s not all where Ubisoft draws the line with its magnanimously amazing release of the new Ghost Recon Breakpoint; players are about to see some raids where four players can co-op together. Not only that, players will have a new way of breaching enemy compounds and will experience class-based progression during the game. And that’s not all, because there will be more so stay tuned. 

Wolfenstein Youngblood

Wolfenstein Youngblood Trending On Top After It Released On Xbox One and PC and

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The game took place decades after the first game, followed by the B. J. Blazkowicz twins. Their father was missing and they came to him.

This game is held in France, allowing you to pick up weapons again against the Nazis and kill them with some crazy violence. Fortunately, Wolfenstein: Youngblood offers online cooperatives so you can work with friends.

You can now buy Wolfenstein: Youngblood for $30 at Amazon or Microsoft Store. The game is Xbox One X Enhanced, running on the system at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. In order to maintain the frame rate, the title uses dynamic resolution. However, if you want clear image quality, you can choose to turn it off.

Huawei To Launch First 5G Phone in September

Huawei To Launch First 5G Phone in September

According to the latest report, the phone has entered the testing phase. In addition, sources claim that their development is nearing the final stage. Zhao Ming, president of the company, said:

“2019 will be the year that 5G will take off in China, so the honor will bring its own equipment using the next-generation network.”

In addition, the upcoming mobile phone still relies on the internally developed Balong 5000 5G modem. It will reach 4.6 Gbps in the main 5G band and 6.5 Gbps in the high-frequency band. If that’s the case, the performance of 5G phones will be incredible.

President Zhao Ming also confirmed that the performance of mobile phones will be extraordinary. At the same time, the design of the device will bring new standards in mobile phone manufacturing. Therefore, 5G Phone by Honor is expected to bring new and better designs and outstanding performance. There is no further statement about it. Let’s see what happens next. Until then, please stay tuned for more updates.

These Huawei Devices Getting Stable EMUI 9.1 Update

The new update brings some software improvements, bug fixes and GPU Turbo 3.0. The interface also includes improved graphics to provide a better game at the expense of battery life.

7 Huawei and 3 honor devices will receive EMUI 9.1 update

It also comes with EROFS (Extensible Read Only File System), which increases read speed by 20%. However, the update is very heavy and you need 2 GB of system storage.

Below is a complete list of devices that will be updated.

  • Honor 10
  • Honor V10
  • Honor Play
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei nova 3
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design

Instagram To Hide The Like Counts With New Update

Instagram is testing in several countries to determine whether hiding similar numbers and the number of views received by the video will have a positive impact on users.

The company is expanding its experiments from Canada to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Brazil.

While users can still see the number of likes and views they receive on a post, their followers can only see their own name “and other people” instead of a similar count.

In this way, Instagram is designed to try to reduce the low self-esteem that is usually ignited by young users of the platform.

FaceApp Now Holds 150 Million User’s Personal Information

For all those who haven’t turned themselves into an old version yet and published it on Facebook, you are the few who still haven’t handed over your personal information to a company called the FaceApp. 

Yes, FaceApp holds personal information on more than 150 million individuals from around the world. 

What is FaceApp?

FaceApp is a smartphone app which allows individuals to apply different filters on their own pictures and friends. The app has gained significant popularity over the course of time because of one of the filters. This filter allows users to transform their youthful images into an older version of themselves.

It is a fun app that offers a few laughs to everybody but recently, cybersecurity experts have shown significant concern. They did a bit of research and found that the app is constructed by a company called Wireless Lab located in Russia, and according to its terms and conditions, the company holds complete authority to use your information in any possible way they think they would want to use it. 

Why is FaceApp a Greater Risk for the Audience? 

Here’s a snippet from their terms and conditions policy. 

Do you remember how the Cambridge Analytica scandal stirred up? Many Facebook users unknowingly participated in the “This Is Your Digital Life” personality quiz later to find out that by using this app, they can allow third-parties to gain access to data from them and their friends. 

This is what led to the great debacle of Facebook and hence, Facebook was called upon by the govt. 

Robert Siciliano, a security awareness expert t Safr.Me. says, 

“Consumers just think it’s fun and blindly share. Any app gathering data points that could lead to facial recognition should be a concern especially when it’s being by government agencies”

Siciliano further added, 

“There has been a lot of worry regarding Russian-based companies whose hands are being forced by the Russian government [when] they require backdoor access to the companies’ data and servers,”

FaceApp has earned its popularity previously from different other filters that it has to offer. For instance, the app is pretty accurately known for gender change or skin lightening effects. 

But, the aging filter has hands down swept a massive chunk of appreciation from the fan club. 

It has gone pretty viral and attracted the attention of over a million users. 

Even celebrities such as Jonas Brothers and rappers like Drake have posted their old selfies. 

What these celebrities and individuals fail to understand or realize is that once these pictures are uploaded to the cloud, the user has lost his/her control over the image. And that is the greatest risk of using this app.

Why You Should Be Extra Careful When Using the FaceApp?

FaceApp’s privacy policy states that,

“may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.”

Personal information falling into the wrong hands can have some real detrimental effect to your well-being. Imagine your images are circulating around weird websites in the state of Russia? 

Let’s not forget that it is the same government which was accused to interfere in 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Anywhere in the app’s privacy policy, the organization hasn’t mentioned even a single clause that states what measures are they taking to safeguard user content stored on servers. 

Instead, they casually claim that the information can be transacted and used cross borders. 

What if Your Images Are Used for Facial Recognition? 

FaceApp states that it can use any image, in any way they want. It means that your images can be used to market different products in advertisements, they can be included as free stock photos on different websites, in fact, it can be used for facial recognition which may end you up in losing data. 

As the app states, 

“to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed”

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Vivo S1 Launches with 32MP Selfie Camera

The Global Vivo S1 is a redesigned Vivo Y7s. The global version comes with a 6.38-inch FHD + resolution Super AMOLED display and the Helio P65 SoC. Let’s take a look at the other specifications of the phone.

The phone has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There are also some improvements in the global version. This 25MP pop-up camera was replaced by 32MP. However, it does not have a pop-up camera, but the camera is located in the drop recess. However, the rear camera was also replaced by a 16 MP shooter to capture beautiful photos.

Improvement does not stop there. The global Vivo S1 version comes with a display fingerprint scanner. The phone is also equipped with a powerful 4,500 mAh battery instead of a 3,940 mAh battery.

The phone uses the Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9, which provides a complete Google service. The left button can be used to activate the company’s own assistant, Jovi, with just two clicks and Google Assistant.

The global S1 uses Cosmic Green and Skyline Blue colors. The phone will first land in Indonesia for $260.

79% Companies Are Still Using Windows 7

From July to 2020, Windows 7 will stop receiving official Microsoft support, which is likely to result in a large number of devices without security patches.

The study also highlighted how 79% of companies wait for Microsoft to release updates before installing them. Considering that some people are worried that a bad patch may cause trouble for their internal activities, the question of the reliability of the update may be behind.

The company said it expects 99% of the software running on Windows 7 to fully support Windows 10 and the remaining 1% will help.

Customer support for Windows 7 will still be available after January 2020, but the annual cost will be higher. In the first year after EOL, organizations will have to pay $50 for each Windows 7 device and then double it next year.

Fiverr Now Offering Coaches For Fortnite and PUBG Players

Fiverr International is making great use of “Fortnite” and “PUBG” by contacting online game experts who will help them complete the game while helping the company earn some money in the process.

Fortnite and PUBG have achieved great success worldwide. Both games have an arena-style survival concept called “fighting royale” where 100 gamers are placed on the island to fight each other for survival.

Starting at $5, players can register on the site to learn survival skills and how to choose the best landing point and gun.

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo has just introduced a smaller, more affordable Switch model Switch Lite.

Switch Lite integrates controls and does not support video output to TV. Having said that, Switch Lite is designed for handheld gaming design. You can only support handheld mode games in the Nintendo Switch Library and easily identify them via the Handheld Mode icon.

Switch Lite features a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen display and battery life of approximately 3 to 7 hours, depending on the game you play. Due to the more energy-efficient chip layout, the battery mileage is slightly better than the Switch (about 2.5 to 6.5 hours).

Switch Lite will be available on September 20th and will retail for $199.99 in three colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. Screen savers for Switch Lite will also be available.

Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max and iPhone XR2 Price in US

Apple iPhone 11, 11 Max and XR2 Price in the US

According to foreign media sources, there are still more than two months left before the release of the new iPhone. According to the previous new iPhone conference time, it can be seen that the iPhone 11 is expected to hold a press conference on September 12.

In terms of the selling price, the international the version of the offer price is exposed, the iPhone XR2 starts at $986; the iPhone 11 starts at $1291; the iPhone 11 Max starts at $1421. This year’s price has been further improved compared with previous years. After all, the material cost has increased, and it is reasonable to adjust the price slightly. Moreover, the iPhone is not bad for a few hundred yuan.

As we all know, the iPhone 11 will use the rear-mounted Yuba three-camera combination to continue to use Liu Haiping. Sometimes it is ugly to the extreme. I hope this design style can be loved.

Xiaomi Released Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition

Xiaomi’s subsidiary Redmi recently launched a new limited edition K20 Pro. The Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition features a non-graded black back that is different from other colors.

A limited edition of the phone is being launched to pay tribute to the Marvel hero.

However, there is currently no comment on mobile phone prices and global availability.

Here’s a Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Review if you want check it out.

Let’s take a look at the packaging of the phone.

For the 6/64 GB variant, the Redmi K20 is priced at $289. However, the Avengers version is expected to be more expensive than the other versions. Let’s see what happens next. Stay tuned for more updates.

Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram suffer global downtime

Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram suffer global downtime

According to Newsweek, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered major disruptions on Thursday, and images and video reports were not loaded, affecting users worldwide.

DownDetector is a platform for tracking website issues in real time, documenting the huge surge in some of the world’s largest social networking platforms. A large number of users expressed their frustration with mistakes and failures on Twitter – this is not the first major blackout this week.

These companies did not comment on the reasons behind these issues.

Interruptions on major social media platforms are unlikely to last long and should resume normal service soon.

US Lifts Ban On Huawei

The good part of this news is that the Huawei trade ban has been lifted. President Trump announced at a press conference that the US companies will once again cooperate with Huawei.

Huawei’s trade ban was promoted to Trump allowing US companies to do business with Huawei again

Trump said at the G20 summit in Osaka:

“We. Companies can sell their equipment to Huawei”

All Huawei mobile phone users can now breathe a sigh of relief. When Huawei and Google continue to work as before, they will be able to get security and system updates.

Google Maps Will Alert You If Your Taxi Goes Off-Route

Recently, we have learned that the Google Maps app now guarantees your safety by reminding you if your taxi is going off-route.

Google Maps has recently received a new update. The new update brings a feature that will alert you whenever your taxi or car transfers 500 meters. This is a very good security feature. After obtaining this update, a new and important change will occur, which will become the banner at the top, indicating:

“If your driver turns to 500 meters (0.31 miles), you will receive an alert.”

New WhatsApp Feature Will Let You Watch Videos in Separate Window

The new update will allow you to view the video clip in a separate pop-up window that will remain active as long as you are on the phone. The famous leaker WABetaInfo revealed the news.

What’s new in WhatsApp will change the way you watch videos in a chat
This new feature will let the video play on the window, and WhatsApp will continue to run in the background. If you have finished watching the video, you can turn it off by clicking the “x” button.

Both of these features are currently in beta and may be available by the end of the year. However, to take advantage of some of the new features of WhatsApp, download the WhatsApp beta 2.19.177 for Android from the Google Play Store.

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Facebook Cut Its Ties With Huawei

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook announced Friday that it will separate Huawei from popular social networking apps to further comply with US sanctions and further isolate China’s leading technology companies that are considered a national security threat by Washington.

A social media giant has announced that President Donald Trump has taken a step further in order to ban Huawei from US technology exports, concerned about working with China’s intelligence services. “We are reviewing the Commerce Department’s final rules and the recently issued temporary temporary license, and are taking steps to ensure compliance,” a spokeswoman for Facebook told AFP.

The California-based company said that people with existing Huawei smartphones with Facebook applications will continue to be able to use and download application updates provided by Facebook.

Huawei has become the world’s second largest smartphone vendor due to security concerns from Washington, the move by Facebook is the latest. Last month, Google cut off the deal with Huawei and said it would be difficult to get major apps from major US companies.

The Latest Version of Monopoly Is Cracking Down On Cheaters With A New Voice-Controlled Banker

For most people, Monopoly is less a board game and more a device that fuels family feuds. Almost every family breaks out the box around the holiday season, but it inevitably always ends in arguments and fallouts, followed by hours of not talking to each other.  A new study proves that it causes more fights than scuffed boats in an old west saloon.

On a creepy note, internet is replete with morbid tales of stabbings, break ups, and flipped tables after someone has stretched the rules (If you have heard of the 60-year-old New Mexican woman who repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend after accusing him of cheating at Monopoly.).

In an attempt thwart every Monopoly game from turning into fisticuffs, the Monopoly team recently conducted a survey of 2,000 board game players to find out the top ways fans cheat on the sly.

Monopoly decided to step up and turn the tables on avid cheaters. The upcoming Monopoly Voice Activated Banking Game, projected to be available by 1st July, 2019, adds a voice-activated top hat that acts as an omnipotent banker who oversees the game’s financial transactions. Under its stringent scrutiny, even the most ruthless thieves don’t stand a chance!

Basic gameplay is the same; you skip around the board, purchase properties, and construct houses and hotels on which your fellow players pay a rent when they land on them. Only, here, you Press one of the buttons on the hat and utter a command like ‘pay rent on Whitechapel road’ and leave it to Mr. Monopoly to respond and transfer the payment to an opponent’s account.

Let’s say you just landed on Trafalgar Square, you simply press the button that represents you as a player and let the top hat know of your intent; it will automatically subtract the requisite amount from your balance. Same goes for when you pick up a community card that entails you to pay your taxes or when “it’s your birthday and each player has to part with 10”.

Hasbro promises faster and more infallible gameplay as players will be able to trade and buy properties as well as erect hotels and houses faster through voice commands.

From the product description, we know that the set includes a game-board, 22 Title Deed Cards, 16 hotels, 16 houses, four Reference cards, one Get Out of Jail Free card, two dice, four player tokens, and a game guide. The board game accommodates two to four players at a time and is suitable for ages 8 and up.

For me, the silver lining is not having to slag off the thankless job of “banker” on to a Math-nerd friend. Now, you can trust the voice-activated hat to manage all your money and properties. Oh and since it doesn’t connect to the Internet, shed off all worries about eaves-droppers at Hasbro listening into you sayig horrible things to your family in a rage. Thank God for that. Fortunately, the game doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, so it won’t hurt to try it out on your next family rendezvous and fingers crossed, our voices won’t carry two blocks!

Oh, and just like good old  Mr. Monopoly, or formerly Rich Uncle Penny bags, the disturbingly anthropomorphic hat shouts “bankrupt” at you unceremoniously! Now that’s hilarious; I mean if it’s happening to your sister… ahem, I mean any opponent!

YouTube Moving Kids Content Out Of Its Main Site

The Kids Video and Family Video Blog channel on YouTube is one of the most popular channels on video streaming sites. However, in the past, YouTube had problems managing video for children. There are at least 6 channels for children, with 1.6 billion views per week.

Since 2015, when a series of disturbing videos and allegations of unsafe behavior have appeared on the YouTube Kids app, this issue has not been resolved.

However, this time, executives have stepped in and are looking for a solution.

Since February, YouTube and Google CEOs Susan Wojcicki and Sundar Pichai have decided to close comments on most children’s videos. This is the way to stop the spread of predatory comments. They also prohibit minors from going to work without an adult in the room.

US Lawmakers Forcing Facebook To Stop Launching Facebook Libra

A US lawmaker said that Facebook should postpone the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency – hours after the social network officially announced the project.

Libra, which will be launched next year, will allow people to pay through Facebook apps and WhatsApp.

But according to the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, the company should wait until the US Congress to consider the project.

Facebook expressed its expectation to respond to questions from policy makers.

Democratic Party Congresswoman Maxin Waters said: “Considering the company’s past difficulties, I asked Facebook to agree to suspend any action on the development of cryptocurrencies until Congress and regulators have the opportunity to review these issues and take action.”

She cited the company’s history of disputes involving user data and called on Facebook executives to testify before her committee.

Users will be Able to Recover their Instagram Hacked Accounts

Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. This process will help restore Instagram hacked accounts.

As part of the new testing process, in order to recover, users are asked to fill in their personal information, such as their original email address or phone number, and then send their six-digit code to their chosen contact information.

This new method helps ensure account recovery even if the hacker changes the username and contact information associated with the account.

According to reports, through this new process, Instagram also intends to prevent hackers from using email or phone numbers to take over accounts from different devices.

Currently, users have to wait for a recovery email or fill out a support form to recover a hacked account, which is actually a long and time-consuming process.

Get Xbox Ultimate Game Pass Almost FREE for Up to 3 Years

Are you an enthusiastic XBOX player?

Rumors have it that the Xbox Live Gold and the Xbox Game Pass are now officially merging together and transforming into a single subscription.

You can now have a single $15 a month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription plan which will include all PC games and Xbox games alike.

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However, what you may fail to realize is that you can upgrade your subscription up to three years of Xbox Live gold subscription plan for $1.

Here’s what Microsoft has announced on its official announcement page,

New members and existing Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for Console members can join or upgrade today and get their first month for just $1. Additionally, if you’re a current Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass member, and have prepaid months on your account, you’ll get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate credit for those months when you upgrade.

Source: news.xbox.com

According to Microsoft’s FAQ,

“As an Insider benefit, when you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to give feedback, we will apply any prepaid time you have on Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass or both toward Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, up to a maximum of 36-months.”

Source: news.xbox.com

It is a dream come true for all those who have the Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you have an existing Gold subscription on the Xbox Live, you can easily convert that into a Game Pass Ultimate when you apply for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1-month for $1 deal on the Microsoft account.

The Benefits of Getting an Xbox Ultimate Pass

Here’s what you are going to get when you will activate your Xbox Ultimate Pass.

  • You will get instant access to a 100 games on Xbox one.
  • The PC version of the Game Pass which is in the beta.
  • Access any title of the Xbox Game on the day of its release.
  • Access to Gold titles on Xbox which means more free games.
  • Complete online multiplayer support for Xbox Players.

How to Avail this Amazing Deal!

This online method of securing a deal was first identified Slickdeals thread.

Since the time, the trick has been revealed people have started using this deal and as a result, and many of them have easily landed with 404 errors.

So if you are all up for doing this practice until you get it right, here it is:

  • Start at your main Microsoft account page.
  • Go to the “services and subscriptions” tab at the top of the page — this will show what you currently subscribed to (or not).
  • Before applying the 1-month-for-$1 deal to your account, extend your Xbox Live Gold subscription by buying additional months. 
  • You can get 12 months of Live Gold for $60, although there are a few Live Gold deals out there that can bring the cost down to less than $50 for 12 months (CD Keys, Rakuten and Costco). Some people also have Microsoft Rewards they can convert into months of Live Gold. (Get separate 6- or 12-month codes, but opt for the latter where possible.)
  • You’ll want to get to as close to June 17, 2022, as your Xbox Live Gold expiration date to maximize the deal.
  • So, yes: You’ve now spent as much as $180 for 3 years of Xbox Live Gold ($60 x 3). But, you would’ve presumably spent that anyway. 
  • You can get an extra month of Xbox Live Gold when you turn on auto-renew (recurring billing) when adding months to your account. You should be given the option after inputting a purchased digital code for 12 months of Gold, for example.
  • In your account settings, check when your Xbox Live Gold subscription is due to expire. Again, that’s under the “Services and Subscriptions” tab.   
  • Once you’ve confirmed you’ve extended your Xbox Live Gold subscription to the desired amount, click on the link for the 1-month-for-$1 for Game Pass Ultimate deal.
  • Once that deal is applied to your account, your Xbox Live Gold subscription will be converted to Game Pass Ultimate — and Game Pass Ultimate should be available for the length of your Live Gold subscription. You won’t have to pay anything for up to 36 months.
  • After whatever date your Game Pass Ultimate is listed to expire, you’ll have to pay $14.99 a month to continue it.
  • You can opt not to auto-renew your Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
  • If you opt not to continue Game Pass Ultimate, you could go back to subscribing to only Xbox Live Gold. 

This solution was initially presented by the official CNET network.

Even though, you may have spent a total of $180 and a buck up for this deal. However, based on the Xbox Live Gold costing almost $5 a month you can use the game pass ultimate which costs about $15. You can save up to $360.

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Pokemon Sleep: A Pokemon Game to Give You Entertainment While You Sleep

The Pokemon company has created some of the most amazing marvels in the land of anime; Venusaur, Charizard, Pikachu, Arbok, Nidoqueen, Meowth and Sandslash to name a few.

Above all, Pokemon comes with a sacred motto, “Gotta Catch Em All!” 

Keeping this particular motto in mind, the Pokemon company earlier released a mixed reality game known as the Pokemon Go. The game enabled players to walk around the city and catch their favorite Pokemon characters in different locations. The game created quite a buzz all around the world.

Now, the CEO of the Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara has introduced a fairly new concept.

Imagine if your sleep time can turn into a complete entertainment?

How Will the New Pokemon Sleep App Work?

As the app’s official description states,

“Pokemon Sleep aims to turn sleeping into entertainment by having a player’s time spent sleeping, and the time they wake up, effect the gameplay,”

The new app is currently in its development phase. Little is known about the app, but from what we have heard, the app will track the player’s sleeping pattern and then use that collected information to deliver a remarkable gameplay experience to its users. It will collect data based on how long the user slept, and at what time they will wake up to play the game. Then, Pokemon Sleep will adjust the gameplay accordingly to deliver just the right gaming experience that a user was seeking.

Right after Nintendo observed an amazing success of its Pokemon Go app in the year 2016, Tsunekazu came forward with the idea of capitalizing its budget towards improving the gaming experience for its users. At one of the Tokyo conferences, he revealed that the app will focus on improving an individual’s sleep cycle and then enable them to lead a healthier lifestyle then they are already living.

“Fun Fact: Do you know that there are 340 million units of various Pokemon games sold since 1996?”

In conjunction with the Pokemon Sleep app, a new device called the Pokemon Go Plus Plus will also get launched. This peripheral device will track and monitor your sleep patterns and is set to release in 2020. 

It is just a matter of time until the game launches. Pokémon fans are incredibly fascinated and are dearly waiting for the massive launch. With the New Pokemon Sleep app, they will be able to train their Pokemon even when they are fast asleep.

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Huawei Honor 20 Sold 1 Million Units In 14 Days Amid US Ban

A month ago, the Honor 20 series was launched. Currently, Honor 20 is only available in China, but sales are good. Huawei has confirmed that more than 1 million Honor 20s have been sold in just 14 days. Surprisingly, Honor 20 reached 1 million in a very short time.

The sub-brand also reported that sales of Honor 20 Pro will begin tomorrow.

Honor 20 days to reach 1 million in 14 days

The upcoming Honor 20 Pro will have 8 GB of RAM and two storage options – 128 GB or 256 GB. The prices for the two models are RMB 3,199 (€412/$460) and RMB3,499 (€450/$505).

Huawei Facing 60% Fall In International Shipments

According to a report by Bloomberg on Sunday, Huawei is preparing to reduce international smartphone shipments by 40% to 60%.

The Chinese technology company is studying various options, including launching the latest models of its overseas smartphones.

The report said that the technology giant’s marketing and sales managers internally expect smartphone sales to drop to 40 million to 60 million this year.

At that time, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that the restrictions “may slow down, but only slightly” growth.

A similar US ban on China’s ZTE, which weakened the business of Huawei’s small competitors, was weakened before the restrictions were lifted earlier last year.