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Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5: Gamers wonder which one to buy, Internet says ‘PS5 that’s where the games are’

After teasing the fans for years over technological advances, features and games of their next-generation consoles, both Microsoft and Sony have released the pricing and availability for the Xbox One Series X and PS5 respectively. Making your Christmas shopping easy and complicated at the same time, both the companies have promised to make your holiday beautiful if you’ve got the required $750 for that.

Microsoft revealed that its two next-gen consoles the Xbox Series X and more affordable Xbox Series S will launch on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, for $499/£449/AU$749 and $299/£249/AU$499 respectively. Xbox Series X pre-orders will open on Tuesday, September 22. While Sony’s core PS5 (with the disc drive) will cost you $499.99/£449.99/AU$749.95, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (without disc drive) is available in the range of $399.99/£349.99/AU$599.95. The high-built product will launch on Thursday, November 12, in USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with

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World’s Fastest Internet Speed Can Download Whole Netflix In 1 Second

The researchers in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second.

London:

Scientists in the UK claim they have achieved the world’s fastest internet data transmission rate, a speed which would make it possible to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second — five times faster than the previous record.

The record, described in a research paper published in the journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, is double the capacity of any system currently deployed in the world.

It was achieved by transmitting data through a much wider range of colours of light, or wavelengths, than is typically used in optical fibre, the researchers said.

They combined different amplifier technologies needed to boost the signal power over this wider bandwidth and maximised speed by

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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Video of boys copying the heroes has the Internet laughing



a group of people swimming in the water: Video of desi Avengers goes viral. Photo: Instagram/ Randeep Hooda


Video of desi Avengers goes viral. Photo: Instagram/ Randeep Hooda

The film Avengers, made by Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was a Superhit. It was loved all across the world. But can you imagine what the movies would look like, if they were made in India? No, don’t think too hard cause we have a video that shows exactly what it would be.

Highway actor Randeep Hooda shared a video on his Instagram account that features Desi Avengers. He shared the now-viral clip with the caption, “#avengers #avengersendgame (sic),” along with some laughing emoticons. He also tagged his Extraction co-star and Thor of the Marvel cinema, Chris Hemsworth, along with other stars of the films.

The video that plays in reverse shows the boys coming out of a water body one-by-one with their makeshift special gadgets. The first man that comes out of the water has a tyre in his hand

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Business, government, multilateral agency and UN leaders commit to connecting children and young people to the internet by 2030 – World

As half the world’s population remain unconnected, a virtual ‘Generation Unlimited’ event calls for urgent action and investment to bridge the digital divide and scale-up digital learning and skilling opportunities

NEW YORK, 1 September 2020 – Government leaders, business executives and heads of United Nations organizations and multilateral agencies renewed their commitment today to connect every school and community to the internet by 2030.

At a high-level virtual meeting, Generation Unlimited: Connecting Half the World to Opportunities, they pledged to also reach 3.5 billion children and young people with quality education, including world-class digital solutions, distance learning and relevant skilling.

Participants included United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame; President of the Republic of Kenya and UN Global Champion for the Young People’s Agenda Uhuru Kenyatta; President of Trinidad & Tobago Paula Mae-Weekes; UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore;

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Slow internet plagues regional artists, as art world moves online during COVID-19 lockdown

When COVID-19 altered the known landscape, regional artists found themselves in uncharted territory that required some seriously creative navigating.

Suddenly, every gallery, music venue and dance studio was closed, and every writers’ festival was cancelled or postponed.

Artists of all ilks were unable to collaborate with their peers, network professionally, and — worst of all — reach their audiences.

Like many authors and book illustrators, Victoria-based Shelley Knoll-Miller did most of her professional networking at writers’ festivals and literary conferences.

“When the first lockdown occurred, I had several conferences lined up and book visits lined up as well, and then suddenly, that was just kiboshed,” Ms Knoll-Miller said.

Over the past five months, artists around Australia have partially solved these problems by harnessing the connective powers of the internet, and developing creative ways of making and sharing art.

But many of Victoria’s regional artists — including Ms Knoll-Miller who lives

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Harbhajan Singh shares pic of modern thali in viral post. Internet cannot stop laughing



Harbhajan Singh holding a tray of food: Harbhajan Singh shared a picture of a modern thali on Twitter. (Photo: Harbhajan Singh/Instagram)


Harbhajan Singh shared a picture of a modern thali on Twitter. (Photo: Harbhajan Singh/Instagram)

Harbhajan Singh’s new post on Twitter made the internet laugh out loud and we are sure you will be able to relate to it as well. In his new post, Harbhajan shared a picture of a “modern thali” with space reserved on the plate for a mobile phone.

Thali refers to a meal offered at restaurants and households – a plate set with rice, roti, vegetables, dal and salad, generally. The meal is mostly served on a steel plate with compartments. In Harbhajan’s post, a separate place on the thali was set aside for a mobile phone.

The picture features a person enjoying his thali while browsing through his phone. Well, that is the scene observed most of the times.

“Modern thali with space for phone,” Harbhajan Singh said in the caption of his post.

See

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A major internet outage on Sunday took Hulu, Amazon, and 3.5% of the world’s internet traffic with it

  • A giant internet outage, due to an issue at major telecommunications company CenturyLink, wiped out 3.5% of global internet traffic on Sunday.
  • The outage affected web giants including Amazon and Hulu as well as individual internet users.
  • The outage began at 6 a.m. Eastern and ended around 11 a.m. Eastern.

CenturyLink, a major telecommunications company, experienced a giant outage on Sunday that impacted internet users across the US. The issue, which the company says has since been resolved, caused global internet traffic to drop 3.5%, according to the internet company Cloudflare.

The outage began at about 6 a.m. Eastern and affected individual users as well as internet-based services like Hulu, Chase, Xbox Live, Discord, and Amazon. Connection was restored about five hours later, at around 11 a.m. Eastern.

The outage comes at a time when Americans are relying on internet access more than ever. Since the start of the COVID-19

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Trump’s Black supporters bring attacks from the Internet to convention prime time, in answer to diverse Democratic ticket

Black advocates for President Trump appearing at the Republican convention this week sought to soften the image of a man whom, polls show, many Americans consider a racist.

But there was also Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Black Democrat who noted that “all hell broke loose” when he endorsed Trump this year.

“The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave their mental plantation,” Jones said Monday.

His words stood out, offering a rare onstage link to an alternate online universe that has been the hub for much of the energy behind efforts by Black conservatives to boost Trump. In that world, far from the speeches presented on national television this week, Black influencers who have built their brands on their controversial support for Trump are using extreme tactics to tear down the president’s Black critics.

The language used by Jones — likening African Americans held in chattel

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Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Researchers at University College London claim they’ve obtained a new top internet speed of 178Tbps – a fifth quicker than the prior record and fast enough to download the entire Netflix catalog in under a second, they say.

To achieve that, the researchers used different bandwidth ranges than are typically used in commercial optical systems. Traditional fiber infrastructure uses bandwidth of 4.5THz with 9THz becoming more available commercially. In UCL experiments, the scientists used 16.8THz.

To do this the researchers used a variety of amplifier technologies, customizing which ones they used for each wavelength to optimize its performance as measured by phase, brightness and polarization, according to a press statement put out by UCL. These customization packages are known as geometric signal constellations.

The amplifiers that they’ve been working with are called hybrid discrete Raman & rare-earth doped fiber amplifiers, and they used the S-, C—and L-bands simultaneously, according to

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