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Nintendo presents the new Zelda Breath of the Wild 2

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The last big presentation at this year’s virtual E3 is behind us. Nintendo as always showed a lot of games, including some novelties. Unfortunately, there were nothing said about the new Switch Pro console. Well, unless we treat the new version of “Game & Watch” with games from the “The Legend of Zelda” series as a new Nintendo console.

Expectations had been high for a glimpse of the new Zelda title, as this year marks the franchise’s 35th anniversary.

There were newer and newer titles throughout the conference. However, the renewed versions of old and well-known games for years were in the lead. This shows what is the trend in Nintendo lately.

However, all die-hard fans of the company have been waiting for the new installment of one of Nintendo’s greatest titles.

The presentation of a sequel to the 2017 game “Zelda Breath of the Wild” which was widely reviewed as a masterpiece – came in the last few minutes of the 40-minute show.

New game footage revealed that the game will involve floating islands, skydiving, and new powers in the same world as its predecessor.

Unfortunately, the game will not be released this year, and is currently announced for a 2022 release date.


Greenroom – officially launches today!

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The Spotify Live app, Greenroom, officially launches today for iOS and Android, marking the first real attempt at creating their social media platform. A social app that is similar to Clubhouse allows users to have live conversations about sports, music and culture.

Recently, the tweets of Elon Musk and several other famous names about the Clubhouse app have gotten loud around the world. The application, unlike all the others, is based not on photos, videos or text content, but on the sound itself. This innovative and interesting form attracts many people looking for something new and inspiring on social media.

However, the Clubhouse app has become unavailable for many people. To log in to the site you need only or until an invitation by an active user. The application cannot be used without an invitation.

In this regard, Spotify has decided not to limit restrictions and allow any interested person to join the application. Maybe it was the curiosity and the inability to check the Clubhouse application itself that made it so popular?

Today’s launch doesn’t include an announcement of a specific event planned, but instead the company is taking the opportunity to get people to sign up and agree on how they’ll want to use the app. Some of its core features will eventually end up in the actual Spotify app, so the team will be closely monitoring what’s going on in the Greenroom.

Users can register to the app using their Spotify login. However, it is not required to use the application. The initial registration process will also allow users to choose their main interests, genres of music they like, favorite sports teams and much more.


Amazon produces tests for Covid-19

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One of the most popular companies in the world, decided to produce and sell on COVID-19 tests. Each person can order their own test kit, and the result will appear on the special diagnostic website.

Information from The Verge indicates that the tests that Amazon sells were originally used to test the company’s employees. Considering the number of people employed in the company, it is not surprising that Amazon decided to produce its own test. One infected person in the parcel packing hall could immobilize the department for several weeks.

Using Amazon’s test is very easy. It involves taking a nasal swab yourself at home. Then place it in a box with the prepaid return label provided. The swabs are sent to Amazon’s centralized laboratory. You can check the test result on the page after registering your kit.

People interested in performing Amazon brand tests can purchase it on their sales platform for $ 39.99. For US residents, overnight shipping is possible via Prime.

like many other big companies, Amazon has found a way to monetize covid-19. Previously, the company already sold products needed during a pandemic, such as masks, visors and disinfectants. Now it’s time for testing. In this way, they make it easier for people to access the products they need today, and at the same time it gives the company additional income.

In addition to its own test, the company also offers a COVID-19 test kit manufactured by DxTerity and a quick 10-minute test kit from Quidel.


New iPhone Health app feature will help doctors save human lives

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More and more often, in doctor’s offices, you can meet patients who use smartphones or other mobile devices as the source of their medical readings such as sleep duration, heart rate or blood pressure. Thanks to the new iOS 15 update, in the first fall months, iPhone users will be able to send their medical data directly from the Health application to their doctors’ electronic medical records systems.

Since 2018, iPhone users can download and add medical data from dozens of clinics and hospitals straight to their smartphone application.

The new integration will work with six with six electronic medical records companies in the United States at the beginning. Apple says that they will continue to add more in future. Doctors who use the records from those companies will be able to open any shared data within a patient’s health record.

The current workflow of keeping doctors informed about your health record is much more complicated. You need to send e-mails with your blood results, call your doctor or even sometimes visit your clinic in person just to inform them about your health records. It takes so much time and effort. Companies like Apple try very hard to make life easier and more comfortable.

The downside to this feature may be, that people can be overloaded with information that are not always completely correct. While the data collected by wearable devices and smartphones may appear helpful to patients, it is still not entirely clear whether they actually help people feel better and care better.


World’s Most Powerful Magnet almost Ready

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After more than 10 years full of design and production, General Atomic is ready to hand over the first Central Solenoid module, which is to become the most powerful magnet in the world.

It will become the central component of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), a machine that replicates the power of the sun’s nuclear fusion. The machine is a thermonuclear reactor, part of an international research program to investigate the possibility of large-scale production of energy from controlled nuclear fusion.

The construction of the ITER machine takes place in the south of France, and 35 partner countries are involved in its design and construction. This chip prompts companies like General Atomic to expand their knowledge of futuristic technologies.

The effort to bring nuclear fusion power closer to operation is backed by some of the world’s biggest developed and emerging economies, including the EU, the US, China, India, Japan, Korea and Russia. However, a review of the long-running project in 2013 found problems with its running and organization. This led to a reorganization that subsequent reviews have broadly endorsed.

The central electromagnet, the largest of the ITER magnets, will consist of six modules. It is one of the largest US contributions to the development and construction of ITER.

The fully ready machine is scheduled to be put into service and further tests by 2025.


ITER Global Fusion Energy Project: After a Decade of Design and Fabrication, World’s Most Powerful Magnet Ready

With HP Instant Ink you will never run out of ink

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On a daily basis, we normally have to check the ink level ourselves and when it runs out – we have to go to the store. HP Instant Ink is to be a solution that will allow us to forget about these matters, because when there is such a need, the inks will appear at our doorstep by themselves. The manufacturer promises an end to the frustration related to the ink running out at the least opportune moment.

In short: HP Instant Ink is a subscription service. We pay a specific amount, adjusted to the frequency of printing, and the monitoring of ink levels and ordering of catridges is then carried out automatically. It is worth noting that the courier will also bring us a prepaid envelope into which we can pack the used cartridge and send it for recycling.

Many questions may arise in connection with a rigid price list of services established by the company. Fortunately, some of them are answered by the company. Examples of questions:

1) What if we don’t use our page limit? – The remaining pages will carry over to the next billing period.

2) What if I exceed my page limit? – The additional package will be automatically activated.

It is also important to note that a page is counted regardless of how full it is – so one page can be only one line of text as well as a color photo for an entire A4 sheet. Needless to say, the service pays off the most when you print the second way most often.
Instant Ink can be purchased separately, but it is also one of many elements of the service offered by the manufacturer. It is something completely new, encompassing the whole printing experience.

Dogecoin price surges after tweets from Elon Musk

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Dodgecoin is a cryptocurrency invented by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, who decided to create a payment system that is free from traditional banking fees. Dodgecoin features the face of the Shiba Inu dog from the “Doge” meme as its logo and namesake.

It was introduced on December 6, 2013, and quickly developed its own online community, reaching a market capitalization of US $70,355,561,773 on April 16, 2021.

Dogecoin’s price has soared to 50 cents lately, according to data from Coin Metrics.

Elon Musk and Mark Cuban have both made tweets supporting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency.

But its wild surge has led to warnings from some investors who view it as a speculative bubble.

Initially started as a joke in 2013, dogecoin is now the sixth-largest digital coin with a total market value of almost $42 billion, according to the “Doge” meme, which depicts a Shiba Inu dog alongside nonsensical phrases in multicolored text.

It has often spiked in price following tweets from Elon Musk. The billionaire Tesla CEO once called dogecoin his favorite cryptocurrency. Musk is also a supporter of bitcoin, with his electric car company having amassed nearly $2.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency.

The Re-Entry App by Facebook

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The social media giant is preparing a special app for people who are coming out of prison. Its task will be to integrate these people with the rest of society.

For some time now, Facebook has been working on various tools and applications for people who are considered excluded by the rest of the society. One of such groups, are also prisoners coming out of prison. And it is with them in mind that a new app will be created – The Re-Entry App.
Recently on Instagram appeared information about the possibility of testing this very application. It is going to be adapted for one of the excluded groups, i.e. prisoners who have just left the penitentiary. Its main goal is to help these people find their place in the new reality, after the changes that occurred during their sentence. Facebook itself has reported that the information appearing recently on Instagram was a coding error, while they has also admitted to ongoing work on the aforementioned app.
Social media specialists, on the other hand, dragged the topic further by sharing screenshots on Twitter and Instagram.

We may wonder if such an application is needed at all.
Opinions on the creation of this application among social media users are different. Some consider it unnecessary, suggesting that Facebook could focus more on helping other social groups. The other supports the initiative. Either way, The Re-Entry App is an interesting solution and approach to excluded groups.

Sleep Better with Sleepbuds by Bose

Reading Time: < 1 minuteWhat would you say about falling asleep to the calm sound of the raindrops or the peaceful waves on a beach. Now it is possible with the new product by Bose – Sleepbuds. They look like tiny headphones, but in fact they are noise-masking, uniquely designed for sleep.  You can get them in three different sizes what makes them even more comfortable for everyone. They have rechargeable batteries with a charging case which is included in every kit. Of course you can use your standard headphones, but it is very uncomfortable and unhealthy. Sleepbuds were designed in order to provide you with healthy, calm and uninterrupted sleep.

You can use the library in the Bose Sleep app on your phone and choose from over a thousand of fantastic sounds. Moreover, Bose uses 3D scans to understand ear geometry, because two ears are not alike. In this way they can find the right fit what is crucial to the sleepbuds’ performance. This product also has a function of waking-up alarms.

This company is known for noise cancelling technology, but they discovered that when it comes to sleep noise masking is a much better option.

“Sleep better. No matter how loud the snoring gets.”



Shelter from Sounds by Ford

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf you have a dog you probably know that there is nothing as stressful for them as fireworks and thunders. It is because these creatures are very sensitive to sounds. A dog trainer Graeme Hall estimated in the short Ford’s video that half of all dogs have a fireworks phobia. That is one of the reasons why Ford Motor Co. designed a prototype for a soundproof dog kennel. Creating this shelter Ford used its active noise technology out of the car.

The kennel is equipped in an automatic door, anti-vibration bock risers and soundproof ventilation. For people who cannot watch their dogs suffer on holidays such as New Year’s Eve it is surely welcome news.

Whether the kennel will be made available on the market shelves depends on the interest for this specific product.

The shelter can make pets’ lives more comfortable, but the main reason why Ford decided to design its noise-cancelling kennel is to show their customers how its vehicle technology works and can benefit them.

It is not available for the customers yet, but there are plenty of other products on the market that can help with your dog’s anxiety. Nowadays, the anxiety economy grows and customers are spending more and more money not only for self comfort but also for pets and even for animals living in their natural environment. That is why technologies such as the one discovered and designed by Ford are necessary these days.