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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.

Huawei laptop launch canceled after US ban

According to Mashable, Huawei’s projected laptop release has been lifted in light of the recent US ban on the company’s purchase of parts and materials from US companies.

Richard Yu, CEO of their commercial consumer group, told NBC that the company’s plans to launch the new MateBook product have been put on hold indefinitely.

Since all of Huawei’s previous MateBook products are based on Intel chips, it can be assumed that Huawei is unable to obtain the necessary components of the new MateBook model, although there are reports that the company has stocked enough products to last at least three months.

In addition, in May, Microsoft stopped launching Huawei notebooks in its online store, which further damaged Huawei’s notebook business.

Huawei will not Launch laptops Due to the US Ban

Huawei plans to launch its laptops a long time ago, but it seems that Chinese tech giants will have to wait longer. Due to the US ban, the company decided not to launch its laptop.

Huawei has indicated that it is not affected by orders passed by the United States. But it seems that the company is in a certain crisis because it must cancel the launch of Huawei notebooks.

Waiting for Huawei laptop will not end soon

Initially, the company’s CEO, Richar Yu, expressed his interest in Huawei’s upcoming MateBook. However, the plan has now changed and the device will be suspended for a while.

Mozilla Firefox Is Launching Their Paid Version

Mozilla will launch an advanced version of its highly acclaimed Firefox browser this fall. In an interview with German media T3N, the company’s CEO Chris Beard said the company plans to launch a new version in October, with features including VPN and secure cloud storage.

The company has experimented with VPN services by partnering with ProtonVPN and offering a $10 subscription. Now, the company is considering providing a certain amount of free VPN bandwidth to help you get started, and then charge an extra fee in the form of a monthly subscription.

There is no news about pricing yet, but a premium version of Firefox focused on privacy seems to be an enticing product, and it is difficult to avoid being tracked by digital devices at the time, and there are a lot of data leaks.

Huawei’s New Nova 5i Coming With Android! Full Specs

Huawei keeps on launching new handsets as per users’ needs. Huawei also gaining real progress with Huawei’s own fast-charging solution.

The latest 40W capabilities are likely to be launched in Huawei’s upcoming Series, Nova 5 series. Moreover, the smartphone maker is getting ready to launch another smartphone launching as Huawei Nova 5i. Previously, it showcased on AnTuTu and Geekbench. Now Huawei Nova 5i Specs showcased on TENAA.

Huawei Nova 5i Specifications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OayQBuIjnao
  • 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display
  • Kirin 710 chipset
  • 6 or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 24MP main, 8MP secondary, 2MP depth sensors and a TOF camera
  • Fingerprint
  • 3,9000 mAh battery
  • EMUI with Android 9 Pie.