Microsoft xCloud Project New Challenge

The preview of the new xCloud project where Microsoft finally adds Sony’s DualShock 4 wireless pad as one of the supported devices in this project generates many questions. Moreover, Microsoft also did it almost at the same time when Google Stadia was previewed as well. According to Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of the gaming cloud of Microsoft, this new project can be expanded into various features. So, if you say that in the future, you can play Xbox games on Android devices using the PlayStation controller that is not an impossible thing.

That’s not all. Microsoft also adds 50 games for their xCloud service. Famous titles, such as Devil May Cry 5, Tekken 7, Madden NFL 20, and Rainbow Six Siege are some of them. Next year, the support for Windows 10 PC will be also released.

Microsoft also expands the preview to a wider area, such as India, Japan, and Canada in the future. According to Catherine Gluckstein, product leader on xCloud, they have the vision to let people from all places to use Project xCloud on their device. When she was asked if Microsoft will develop a device similar to Google Chromecast, she said that there is a possibility for that.

There is also a rumor about the end of the console era. However, Microsoft doesn’t seem to follow that rule, even though they launch the Project xCloud, the game streaming service. Choudhry said that their Project Scarlett, which will be the project to create a new Xbox version that will be released at the end of 2020, is still ongoing. This console will compete with the Sony PlayStation 5.

Choudhry explained even though the online games and downloadable content are on the rise today, he can’t leave the game console. The reason is the physical disc sales for games are still high. Therefore, it keeps going as an important part of Microsoft’s gaming business.

The other reasons could be seen from the preview of the xCloud project at the X019 event in London. In this demo, it was clearly showing how the disc and game console is important for the game industry. At that event, the demo used a tablet to use the streaming game service using the 4G internet connection. The result is pretty much not satisfying. the performance wasn’t as good as what it said. There is a buffering and pixelating problem that occurs in a specific interval. Therefore, the online game streaming project like this needs a stable, fast and good internet connection. And, this is a problem Microsoft try to solve.

Choudhry explained that xCloud was designed for a 4G connection with the speed of at least 10 Mbps. People with a good 4G internet connection or Wi-Fi connection can experience the best performance for this service. However, Microsoft also wants to provide the best experience with a low requirement. Choudhry said that currently, his team tries to find the balance for video quality, latency, and bandwidth element for the xCloud project.

xCloud still struggles to give the best experience with a slower internet connection than 10 Mbps. And, they still try to push on how lower the internet connection this service needs so it can work well. With a lack of home broadband connection that provides the requirement for xCloud to perform at its best, the game console will take that role for providing the best gaming experience.

Google is indeed starting the race faster than Microsoft and Sony. However, Microsoft has confidence in persuading people to take their subscription because the gamer can get the best from this service. Choudhry added that this system (xCloud) uses the already-developed gaming ecosystem these days. Moreover, they offer the most important key that can satisfy the games, which are the games itself.

From the preview, the 50 games you can find on xCloud is already outnumbered the games available in Google Stadia, which is only 12 titles. Moreover, these 12 titles are also included the old games. However, what Gluckstein said about the game streaming as the way to change how to play the game and improve its performance or make it more interesting as the key for Microsoft to compete in this field. As we all know, when a game title was brought to other platforms, including a game streaming platform, there are always many changes that the development studios need to be done to make it playable.

Gluckstein also added that Microsoft has already started the development of the cloud version titles. This will be the challenge to see the problem, understand it, and find the solution and opportunity o that market. Many developers also did the same to compete in this specific market.

Google Release A Patch for the Problem in AMP4Email Feature

Gmail is one of the most popular email services. Its free version provides one of the best free email services you can find. Google also offers many unique and useful features you can find on other email services. One of them is the dynamic email feature. It’s also known as AMP4Email.

AMP4Email can be considered the newest feature from Google for its Gmail service. This feature allows you to add dynamic HTML content in your email. With this capability, you can do many things. For example, the message you send will activate a command that the recipient can use. So, if you use this feature to create a message to spread a specific event, like a questionnaire, or let the recipient access a catalog, you can do it beautifully with its dynamic feature.

However, the Google Vulnerability Reward Program found something worrying about this new feature. They expose the serious problem and bug that occur in this feature back in August this year. This feature is prone to a hacking attack that utilizes the dynamic ability and its ability to include HTML content in the email. The hacker and phisher can easily use the XSS or cross-site scripting method to inject a link that will start the attack through the AMP4Email feature.

According to Michał Bentkowski, Chief Security Researcher, via the blog post at Securitum, by allowing the access to include dynamic content in email, anyone can easily attach the JavaScript code in it. And, that could be dangerous. This condition doesn’t only work for the dangerous link. People also can add tags and attributes that are safe and even whitelisted by AMP4Email. Yet, it still posts some threat.

This feature doesn’t allow adding id attribute in the tags. This is another problem you must face. People can use this user-controlled id attribute to create HTML elements that they can use for the DOM Clobbering attack.

Why it can be used for DOM Clobbering? He explained that when you want to create an element in HTML, which that element will be referenced to specific JavaScript, you can use two function lines. They are the “document.getElementById(‘username’)” and “document.querySelector(‘#username’)” command lines. This is the standard method to create the HTML element that referenced to JavaScript. However, you also can use other methods.

The other methods you can use are the global window object property. You can use this part to create the access that you want. The attacker uses the “window.username” command line to create similar effect like when you use “document.getElementById(‘username’)”. In short, AMP4Email provides a much easier method to create the elements that the attacker can use to inject the code in the email.

With that easier method to inject the code, this feature can become many problems in the future. And, it increases the risk of DOM Clobbering. DOM Clobbering itself is a legacy feature you can find on many web browsers. Moreover, this is also the source of many problems that can happen on many applications you use to access that web browser or integrated with it.

The researchers also found out how AMP4Email can cause a problem. They test it by using their id attributes to the HTML elements. Then, when you open the email that loads the JavaScript file the sender send to you using this new feature, it adds the specific URL in it. This URL is then described as the “undefined” link. When it happens, it is proved that DOM Clobbering occurs.

This condition is common in the DOM Clobbering. It happens because the expected property that was originally added to the loaded JavaScript is missing. Therefore, the URL turns into an undefined URL link. When this condition occurs, it can affect the performance of the web browser you use to open the message. Furthermore, it also can affect the application and other parts of your device software.

It doesn’t seem dangerous when you see it at glance. The problem also can be solved by repairing the HTML elements in it. However, this condition also is proved that the script code in the email can be activated through the AMP4Email feature. So, if you want, you can tweak the code and attributes for this kind of email. With this wide-opened path to enter others’ systems, the attacker can easily inject malicious code that can damage and cause a bigger problem.

Regarding this problem, Google has finally released the patch to repair the problem caused by their new feature. This new patch will solve the DOM Clobbering problem and risk of the injection of unwanted script code using the AMP4Email feature

Older Galaxy Watch Can Enjoy Galaxy Watch Active 2 Features

As we know, Galaxy Watch Active 2 was released on September 23 in the US. With the release of the Galaxy Active Watch 2 software on November 19, new software is available through an update and brings a number of amazing new features to older devices. These features do not have to be new breakthroughs, but they must be useful additions for Galaxy Watch users. The new features make the old user does not need to buy the new one. Here are the features that can be enjoyed with Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Bixby Voice

Bixby is a voice assistant created by Samsung for their mobile devices and adds voice control for Samsung digital assistants that functions to facilitate the work of Samsung users. Like other voice assistants, Bixby performs personal assistant assignments that perform for clients. Such a task that Bixby Voice does is listen to audiobooks, open apps, check the weather, play the music, turn on Bluetooth, changing settings, translating something, make Bixby as your personal photographer, taking notes, and post something to social media. But it is an old feature, the latest Bixby version that surprised the user is including the ability to start exercise routines, control your SmartThings ecosystem, looking out the time difference between places.

New Language Support

It is very impossible for a device to only have one language, even though it is an international language. Over time, other languages are needed in the use of devices. The function of language is to easier the people’s life so this is why Galaxy Watch Active 2 feature which was originally only in American English coupled with British English. The Language that shows up after updating the older Galaxy Watch is British English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. These new features make the Galaxy Watch users easier to operate their smartwatch in a different language.

The Touch Bezel

The user of the Galaxy Watch can make the easy force to the Galaxy Watch by moving their thum around the screen. If the old feature of bezel get many complain because it did not work, not with the latest update. You will find zero problems with it. In another way, this latest smartwatch feature, which has a natural revolve bezel, is getting some other ne things from the latest Samsung smartwatch. These features include tracking for rotation time for jogging and the others exercise, data balancing system form NFC for Technogy training stuff, developments to the always-on display while boosting the battery or when saving power mode is sustain, weak heartbeat alerts, and some changes to the Health App of Samsung. The new features make the users easier to reach their exercise goals.

My Style Feature

The latest feature lets users make custom watch surface that fit their apparel, after capturig something with their gadget. The most useful function of the latest update of My Style is the icon for in-use applications moves to the bottom of the watch screen, these new features will help the galaxy watch user to manage their used-apps quickly. The current time always displays on the screen even the galaxy watch is in use. The new emojis are also available in the latest feature of My Style.

Good Battery Performance

The new features make the user can comfortably use the Galaxy Watch for last two days with light usage, meaning no workouts and just getting the notifications. Throw in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise and you will likely be charging before your sleep or even if the galaxy watch charge before going to the office or going to school it still can use a whole day. The Battery Performance is so satisfying if compared to another smartwatch that needs everyday charging even twice charging in a day so it can be used for a whole day.

With updating the old Galaxy Watch or buying the new one, the galaxy watch users will enjoy many features that making the task easier to do. With the new features, you’ll find nothing but a smooth and good performance of the software. Seems Samsung wants to say apologize for the old mistakes such as not-working bezel, lack of existing languages, the current time that not showed on the galaxy watch screen-on, and incomplete health features that so important nowadays. If the user of Samsung galaxy watches still thinking about updating their devices, the new features will make you happy. It feels you don’t need to buy the new one because your old smartwatch already feels like new.

Google Buys Software Company CloudSimple

On July 2019, Google announced their partnership with CloudSimple to help more company teams move their on-site operations to the cloud but now, Google is straight buying them based on Vice President Engineering at Google, Rich Sanzi statement on Monday, “This agreement making our last collaboration with CloudSimple that we inform on July, it make us must advance a perfect Vmware migration solution with upgrade service for our users”

 CloudSimple announced at their Linkedin, “We’re excited to announce that CloudSimple is now a part of Google Cloud! We’ll continue to focus on accelerating our ability to help customers easily move their VMware workloads to the cloud” on Monday and “We got the improbable things to convert the firm workloads to the cloud by collaborating more critical with a cloud provider who can help CloudSimple with bigger investments and faster assimilation with the cloud to get the big impact of what we ask to them,” said Pangal in a written blog post. It is interesting because previously SimpleCloud was a company once central to Microsoft’s cloud ambitions.

So what is CloudSimple? CloudSimple is a firm that offers a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to spread and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware. Pangal was established the CloudSimple in 2016, StorSimple is the previously found by him too. StorSimple is a cloud storage system builder that was bought by Microsoft. CloudSimple helps the company looking to move VMware workloads to the cloud without any transformation and continue to use the familiar VMware and cloud management tools they know. IT benefits from the aptitude and on-demand, the elastic infrastructure of the cloud, as well as lowering costs. The VMware project and plans for the designing, developing and optimizing the product which makes the computing more superfluous, available, accessible as well as easily scalable. There are three VMware products such as VMware server, workstation, and vSphere.

Vmware that show up on Google Cloud Platform, the users will get all of the intimacy form the cloud stuff, learning and keep their investment, as they behead on their cloud method and immediately give the latest  benefit to customers, run them flawlessly and safer from hybrid cloud area. Through Google’s existing partnership with CloudSimple, customers can drift their Vmare workloads from on-premise data centers directly into Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, while also creating new Vmware workload as desired. The partnership with Google Cloud enables the mutual customers to run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Foundation in Google Cloud Platform. The innovation prowess, modern infrastructure, and leadership in areas such as smart analytics convinced SimpleCloud that joining together with Google would further their joint vision. The acquisition came into real after GCP’s $2.6 billion deal in June to acquire Looker, the Business Intelligence (BI) specialist. As with Looker, CloudSimple is already a major GCP partner.

By acquiring SimpleCloud, this makes cloud competition increasing. Enterprise customer base is crucial to cloud service providers as their allocating to modernize IT infrastructure is increasing. The enterprises are fastly shifting from traditional application software to software as a service (SaaS), which is expected to contribute to the public cloud spending globally. However, Google’s acquisition of CloudSimple is likely to help it in delivering boost experience to enterprise customers. Moreover, customers will apply VMware tools and protect their investments with VMware on Google Cloud. Google acquires SimpleCloud is one of the Biggest Tech Breakthrough in a Generation. Became one of the earliest investors in a new type of device that experts say could have as much impact on society as electricity was discovered. Current technology will soon be out-of-date and replaced by this new device. In the process, it is expected to create many jobs and afford many benefits.

Things like this are actually not so surprising because as happened before, Google, which is a large company that has a combined company from aplhabet, the A-Z company. The names of the big and well-known companies owned by Google such as Google Maps, AdSense, DoubleClick and YouTube generate huge amounts of profits. In 2017, Google bought 11 company which are Limes Audio (Sweden), Fabric                   (United States), Kaggle (United States), AppBridge (United States), Owlchemy Labs (United States), Halli Labs (India), AIMatter (Belarus), HTC (portions) (Taiwan), Bitium               (United States), Relay Media (United States), and 60db (United States). In 2019, Google bought 7 companies, Superpod (United States), Alooma (Israel), Nightcorn (German), Looker (United States), Elastifile (United States), Socratic (United States), and the latest is CloudSimple (Unites States).

Realme 5s India will be released: know the Prices, Specifications, and Everything related to this smartphone

For those of you who can’t wait for the presence of a Realme product, this is good news. The Realme 5s smartphone is rumored to be ready to be released in India, the launch process will take place tomorrow. In addition to Realme 5s, there is another smartphone that was released along with it, the Realme X2 Pro smartphone. Before the event took place, the official company Realme had notified leaks related to the advanced features of the smartphone to revive the sensation of the next budget offer. In particular, the advanced features of the Realme 5s smartphones are equipped with a super clear rear camera that uses a 48-megapixel camera. Also, another advanced feature in Realme 5s is the large battery capacity that has been implanted in the mobile phone and can make it last for hours during use. Battery capacity is 5,000mAh. For the processor, it is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. Continue reading to find out more information.

Date and price list of Realme 5s when it will be launched in India

The Realme 5s smartphone will launch on November 20 in India. The launch time will be exactly at 12:30 pm Indian time. Also, their other mainstay products will be released, namely Realme X2 Pro. If you attend the cellphone launch event directly you will likely get an announcement that will surprise you. So far, the leaks regarding the price of this cell phone can not be ascertained. However, most likely what will happen is the price of this phone will be not far from the price of competitors’ phones that have almost the same specifications. Namely Redmi Note 8.

The presence of Realme 5s has been awaited by many people and often among them expect this type to be an inexpensive smartphone. You can watch this launch event live through the official Youtube Channel of Realme and various other official social media platforms that they have. The smartphone company based in China will also announce the exact price of Realme 5s phones during the launch event.

Realme makes it easy for customers who want to order by phone in advance, they call it the “Blind Offer” on their official website. “Blind Offer” has been available since November 18 and it coincides on Monday. The offer continues until the launch event. You can pre-order the phone with a predetermined minimum deposit. When you place an order, the mobile will begin shipping to your home starting on November 20.

Specifications

For you lovers of Realme products, many might already know that Realm 5s is the result of an increase from the previous product, namely Realme 5. When viewed from its form, at a glance it might look the same. At the beginning of last month, they officially announced the specifications of the screen to be installed on their new cell phones. The 5s Realme screen is quite wide and very good, the HD screen is 6.15 inches wide with a water drop pattern.

If you have checked directly on the official website of the company Realme, of course, you already know the information about the camera settings features in Realme 5s. The feature is almost the same as that of the previous cell phone, namely Realme 5, the striking difference is the quality of the camera used in Reals 5s is 48 megapixels and the quality of the camera that is on Realme 5 (its predecessor) is 12 megapixels. With the sophistication of camera technology that has been provided on this new mobile phone, it allows you to take pictures and take pictures with very clear and bright images.

For other rear camera sensor features available on this phone, it is reportedly still the same as the Realme 5 cell phone, namely a 2-megapixel macro camera, an 8-megapixel angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel portrait camera. As for the front camera on this phone, it is rumored to be supported by a 13-megapixel quality camera. According to observations that we have made so far, the drawback is that this phone is a color that can be chosen is very limited. This is the news that has been eagerly awaited by Realme fans, namely the presence of different color choices in Realme 5s which will be released tomorrow.

In addition to this information, the Realme company has also reported that the Realme 5s that will be launched will pack a 5,000mAh battery. Most likely the battery is not yet supported by the fast charging feature as in other sophisticated mobile phones. But do not worry, all that can be covered with the Snapdragon 665 processor. RAM capacity on this phone is also quite large at 4GB. Additional features such as fingerprint sensor detection are also available on this phone and placed on the back of this smartphone. For more details, we should wait for news about the certainty of the price tomorrow after this phone is officially launched.

KEY SPECS

  • Display            : 6.50
  • Processor        : Snapdragon 665
  • Front Camera        : 13 mega pixel
  • Rear Camera        : 48 + 8 + 2 megapixel
  • RAM            : 4GB
  • Storage        : 64GB
  • Battery Capacity    : 5000mAh
  • OS            : Android 9 pie
  • Resolution        : 720 x 1600 pixels

Facebook gets into the meme-making biz with experimental Whale the app This app was quietly released in Canada last week

The shocking news came from Facebook, secretly it turned out that they had launched a new meme-making application called the Whale application, this was the result of a report compiled from The Information. This application can currently only be downloaded via the App Store, especially for those in Canada, where the list states that this application can edit and beautify some of your images or photos from your stock photo library. You can use some of the features provided such as applying filters, inserting stickers and emojis, and cutting. After the image or photo editing process is successful, you can share the results of the creation to some of your other social media accounts that are also owned by other Facebook such as Messenger, Whatsapp, and Instagram.

The application list confirms that the product development process was carried out by Facebook’s New Product Experiment (NPE) team, which was established early in 2019 to develop and research new experimental applications for the giant Facebook company. In line with this, Facebook confirms that they will use a different brand name with the aim of setting expectations that the application can be sold in the market very quickly, or if there is the worst possibility, then they will close the application if Facebook finds that they are no longer needed for people all over the world. NPE was also targeted to release two of their other applications which will be named with Aux and also Bump, aimed at students and students. A Facebook spokesman said that the application was launched to help companies find innovations in the form of applications that are currently being liked by many people in the world.

It seems very clear which demographics were the target of this application when it was first created and launched. Facebook is struggling to reach young people, especially those who are addicted to memes. A study conducted by Pew and published earlier this year said that almost half of all teenagers in America use Facebook. From the data that already exists, it might sound a lot, but the fact is Facebook is not the one that has the biggest grip, especially if you compare it to its golden age in the past when it was first launched. The strong competitiveness that has been given by the competitors of other application makers to Facebook turns out to constantly make this company lose its strength.

Facebook experiments when TikTok was developing rapidly

Facebook experiments with this new application were carried out amid the widespread use of the TikTok application, a social media application that focuses on videos that are popular among users who are just getting into their teens. Over the past few years after the product was launched outside of its home country, China, TikTok has been used by almost all circles and is a trusted and popular source of applications used to create memes and can be shared with almost all other well-known social media services. Throughout this year, it has been noted that the ByteDance application has approximately 500 million users worldwide and is on its way to the next stage they have planned to have 1.5 billion users from various walks of life around the world. It seems that their path will not be smooth, because there are signs that this month it is predicted that growth will begin to experience a slight slowdown.

With the presence of TikTok, the competition between the two will be tighter and indirectly the battle for social media supremacy will occur. Also recently, Facebook introduced a new feature called Reels. The product launch was carried out in Brazil. Reels are made by copying the style of posts that exist on TikTok, it is done so that the popularity of TikTok can be rivaled.

At the same time, TikTok has also penetrated the world of e-commerce, which allows top-class users to start connecting to their stores within posts. The users can then freely access the store and buy various types of goods without having to die the main application TikTok. Everything is done to facilitate its users.

The rapid growth of TikTok certainly raises polemics in the business world of applications. This is evidenced by criticism made by Mark Zuckerberg, who is also the owner of the Facebook company for application censorship applied by the Chinese government. Simultaneously, US government lawmakers are also investigating the ties of TikTok owned by ByteDance by directly visiting Beijing.

The Whale is currently on a long list of experimental applications that have been bought or launched by Facebook for years since the company was founded. The experimental applications include Moments, Lifestage, Notify, Slingshot, Poke, Moves, Hello, and Tbh. Now, the question that arises is whether the Whale will be able to expand to other markets outside of Canada? This might happen if the application succeeded in capturing the hearts of customers to use it, in other words successfully running the test. However, even if the Whale succeeds, Facebook can easily get rid of the Whale’s main application and immediately implement its tools in the Facebook application that they depend on. By following Facebook’s track record, we suggest not to be too attached to their latest experiments.

Valve Half-Life Alyx Is a New VR Game

A valve is a big player in the game industry. Finally, it launches a new game from the half-life franchise. However, it is not a half-life 3 game that is mostly waiting. The owner of Valve has informed that half-life: Alyx is a new virtual reality game that will be launched by its half-life franchise. It has been known that its a popular FPS game franchise. This game presents to the second series in which most of the fans expect to get the new series. Some interesting things about this VR game can be revealed. What are they? 

An Interesting Virtual Reality Game from Valve

Virtual Reality game from Valve is not a Sasquatch game that is easy to understand. However, it is an indication that a series of half-life is still existed and breathing among gamers. You need to wait longer to get the explanation of half-life: Alyx. It has been received well at the time and still be regarded to be an example of a recommended game video. It is interestingly to visit it back and play it again. You will see some changes to this new game when you play it. However, the fact is that half-life is a virtual reality game controlling one’s enthusiasm for some fans. The expensive virtual reality devices are not necessary to run it. It is combined with the lack of games making this virtual reality game worst for some gamers. It is not a continuing series of half-life that has been launched and played by the gamers in some decades. Though, every stage is getting back to the nature of Gordon Freeman and surely makes everyone enthusiastic. At least, something special can be got when you are playing it. 

A New Game Play of Valve Half-Life

You can take your jacket if you go to hell because Valve makes a half-life game anymore. Don’t get enthusiastic if it is not half-life 3 again. The valve as a developer announced that it will launch new gameplay in Valve half-life: Alyx game. It is adorable and challenging for the people loving the virtual reality game. It is enthusiastic to reveal that half-life: alyx that it is a new virtual game from Valve. It will be launched soon to share with the gamers. Many fans are enthusiastic to hear it in some more things. It launches debuted in 1998 in which it has kept the big fanbase though it has been released in one last decade. The people trust and get enthusiastic finding the signs that half-life 3 possibly come to the upcoming years. However, you can enjoy the highly satisfied joys through this virtual reality game. 

Continuing the Episodes in Half-Life: Alyx

2 years after half-life 2, the upcoming episode is released. A majority of fans have received the facts that Valve continues the challenging story of Gordon Freeman and let it hang on at all. It is not a half-life game only. It’s gonna be stopping in the number of two and it causes jokes among the gamers. Valve seems to be worried in three numbers. However, this week hears the surprising news related to the series of half-life. The valve is not announcing a half-life 2: episode three. It is a virtual reality game at the premier blockbuster class. The developer doesn’t inform it what kind of game is. The details related to half-life: Alyx is revealed sooner. 

A Short Explanation of Half-Life: Alyx

An interesting thing of a half-life: Alyx is Valve conducting through its social media account that has been verified. The news of this new game launching is making everyone curious. The developer will reveal the information about its new virtual reality later. It is a few explanations about this game with its episodic challenges in the game. It has been released in 2004 to be a sequel of shooter games being a debut in a gamin industry. After the project of half-life 2 ended, Valve is ambitious to continue the protagonist characters in this game, Gordon Freeman. It becomes the main figure in this virtual reality game that can be played later. It is designed in a short duration to play Gordon Freeman in which it is released in the form of an episode. Alyx is a non-playable figure namely Alyx Vance being the most important character in a half-life 2 accompanying Freeman in the journey and getting more praises from international game media because of the non-mainstream characteristics. Despite being a strong character, Alyx is also smart and smartly speaking so that it represents the gamers’ feelings. 

Blackstone Hypertek Electric Motorcycle Steals Everyone’s Heart

Blackstone hypertek electric motorcycle destroys one’s choices to choose it. It is better than Tron Lightcycle and any brands. It is real and obvious in which it has stolen everyone’s heart with its quality and specifications. Some reasons can be explained to select this electric motorcycle. What are they? 

Taking Benefits of Electric Motorcycle

You can enjoy some benefits when you ride this electric motorcycle. Some benefits can be taken when you decided to buy this motorcycle. You will explore the strong electrical powertrain in which it becomes a dream sci-fi that you want. To meet one’s expectation about an electric motorcycle, Blackstone Hypertek launches its new motorcycle product to the market. It is famously known to be BST, Blackstone Tek. It is also popular with carbon fiber motor and auto wheels. When a founder, Gary Turner decided to build an electric motorcycle, he shared with the South African designers of the motorcycle to design a motorcycle like Ducati and Hypermotard. The collaboration result with Terblanche is Hyper Tek. It will be made with a handmade technique, a limited edition, and expensive cost. Of course, you will have an exclusively great electric motorcycle to ride. 

Designing an Electric Motorcycle With Some Important Components 

You may wonder why the concept is used to design Blackstone hypertek electric motorcycles. The mechanicians of HyperTek hanged on a part of carbon monocoque and billet fibers. The motor of DHX Hawk is producing 105 horsepower torsion and 88.5 torsions empowered by the battery technology of 4.75 kwh. This company claims that the battery can be recharged full up to 30 minutes with the fast charging feature. It means that it is reaching 186 miles when it is recharged fully. It must be a European standard in which it is eco-friendly used. The claimed packaged includes an extra battery, Zero S motorcycle, and a battery package. It seeds this motorcycle to be listed in the top motorcycle list in which you can ride it up to 89 miles. The standard package in this motorcycle is on the metal box in front of the frame. The grey box keeps an extra battery in some hanged photos showing the front cell patterns. 

The tip of the customized electric motorcycle has a bottom tube in a part of carbon fibers. The front suspension was inspired by a unit of Horst Leitner in an ATK motorcycle. The back suspension is a mono-shock feature installed in your swingarm on one side like a concept of Moto Guzzy V12 designed by Terblanche in 2009. The package is available in BST.No cockpit instruments are available. You should find a vital sign transferred on the helm when you are riding it. It also shows backside camera photos. Another new thing is a modulated coupling electronically enabling to turn, avoid boredom, and a wheel of Wheelie and Traction control. A sailing control enables this motorcycle on the road. A hill stop enables to launch and generator is concerning on the urban environment. This electric motorcycle started to produce in Hyper Tek in 18 months. Every design of this motorcycle was produced by a cost of $80.000. The cost is so high and expensive but it is designed with the right technology and supporting features for HyperTek ensuring you to say yes to buy this motorcycle. 

Strong Bodywork and Great Spare Part 

The development of electric motorcycles is rapidly growing. Even, electric motorcycles have been the product to modify. Blackstone Tek is one of the recommended motorcycles to rid. It becomes a good inspiration to ride. Hypertek has been completed with an electric engine from DHX Hawk that is producing 107 DK and 120 Nm torsion. For the bodywork, this motorcycle is completed with some parts by using carbon fibers. This motorcycle only weights 205 kilograms. The part of body frames is modeling mono design using the materials of carbon fibers. 

It will install a single-seat hanging on the back part. It will have a unique appearance. Nex, the front part is paired with the fork with the big size being one unite of a triangle. For the wheel part, this motorcycle will use a carbon chrome from the BST part covered with the Pirelli wheel. Next, it will have a swingarm on the back part using a monogram model giving the great impression of Ducati-alike. It can be an inspiration to modify. The electric motorcycle is given the name of Hypertek fulfilled with the electric engine from DHX Hawk producing the energy up to 107 DK and torsion 120 Nm. It is a unique electric motorcycle brand. 

How Stadia may change the gaming industry

Nowadays, DVDs and Blu-Rays are being increasingly threatened by online copies and streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify. The same thing is happening in the video game industry. It’s easier and more convenient to buy games online through platforms such as Steam rather than purchasing their physical copies.

And now Google wants to do away with consoles, too. It has recently launched Stadia, an online game streaming service.

Here’s everything you need to know about the tech giant’s vision of the future of gaming, according to Google’s Vice President, Phil Harrison.

What is Stadia?

Stadia is an online streaming service that allows gamers to instantly access newest releases without consoles.This means that gamers can play anywhere. Only a screen, a Google Chrome browser, and a solid internet connection to Stadia’s cloud-based database of games are needed.

Despite that, the company does not consider Stadia a groundbreaking innovation in any way. Even Harrison says that it is not “particularly revolutionary”. The music, film, and television industries have moved from physical copies to exclusively online streaming before they do the same with gaming.

Google isn’t the first to venture into game streaming, either. One of Stadia’s predecessors is OnLive. It was announced in March 2009, a decade before Stadia, and released a year later. By 2012, OnLive was already needing a bailout from its parent company. Three years later, it was shut down forever.

OnLive is a cautionary tale about the great risks of game streaming. But with recent advancements in tech and internet access, and Google’s multi-billion capacity for better investments in research and development, Stadia seems a more promising endeavor than its forerunner. Harrison is optimistic that it will set a trend of exchanging consoles and physical games for an exclusively online streaming service.

The Stadia experience

Stadia’s streaming system differs from the likes of Netflix and Spotify. A subscription does not give gamers access to all the games it provides. They pay for certain games which they stream through a consolidated online system, just without expensive hardware.

And Stadia still requires a game controller. The Premiere Edition package includes Google’s custom made joypad in addition to a Chromecast Ultra.

To use Stadia, gamers have to set up an account through its mobile app. The only available scheme now is Stadia Pro. If you buy the Premier package, you get three months of free access, followed by a monthly subscription of £8.99. Another bundle, Stadia Base, will be released in 2020. It promises higher quality graphics and sound.

After registering, you have to sync your account and controller to the Chromecast Ultra on your Wi-Fi network. You can now access your account and game collection from anywhere you are online.

As of the release, 22 titles are available to access within the service, with more planned to come. Harrison enjoys playing Destiny 2 the most on the platform. But he says that gamers have to try AAA games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 to see the full extent of what Stadia is capable of. Even when playing the game on the phone, its graphics are excellent.

Competition

The ultimate goal of Stadia is changing the gaming experience “from being about a box in plastic underneath your TV”, in Harrison’s words. Google claims that it will be a simpler and cheaper way to play the newest games without having to purchase or update any complicated or pricey hardware.

It’s challenging the domination of the three gaming giants: Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and Nintendo. Having been key players in the industry, each has hordes of devoted, seasoned fans.

But Google is far from an unworthy contender. Being the second largest internet company, it has millions of users and a wealth of experience and knowledge in technology. Harrison adds that Stadia was carefully planned by his team upon almost 20 years’ worth of expertise gained from Google’s data center and innovations.

Will Stadia work?

Of course Stadia is not without its doubters. Not everyone is optimistic that the switch to online streaming will happen in the near future, particularly the other players in the industry.

“We’re early in this technology and we feel it will take many years before this technology becomes mainstream,” says the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, in an interview. He believes that people will continue playing on consoles for a long time.

Stadia is launched on Tuesday, November 19, in 14 regions including the US, the UK, Canada. Whether it will really change the gaming industry or not, we’ll have plenty of time to see.

Indian WhatsApp users advised to update app over security concerns

With 400 billion users, India has WhatsApp’s largest user base. But the online messenger app has recently come under scrutiny in the country, as well in several other regions, after two recent serious security breaches.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the nation’s main cybersecurity agency, has asked Indian WhatsApp users to update the application to the newest version. The notice was issued after Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, revealed that a major potential problem has been found on older versions of the widely used app. CERT classified this as a “High Severity” threat.

What the problem is

If an unknown number has sent you an MP4 file via WhatsApp, watch out. You could have been a victim of the latest hacking scheme.

CERT has released an official statement on its website. The statement reveals that there is a vulnerability in WhatsApp’s system. It means that an unknown remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to install malicious spyware on a user’s phone just by using an MP4 video file.

The spyware is encoded into a specifically made MP4 file. It could be triggered even without user authentication. Once the receiver of the message opens the video, the spyware is automatically installed on the phone.

After the spyware is installed, the attacker could make changes to the phone system. According to CERT, the spyware causes a condition called Remote Code Execution (RCE) of Denial of Service (DoS). In other words, the remote attacker could launch commands to compromise any device that uses Android, Apple, or Windows operating systems. This problem has serious far-reaching implications because no matter where the users are located, their phones can still be targeted.

The problem can be found in both individual and business versions of WhatsApp until the newest updates were launched in October this year.

Similarity to the Pegasus Breach

This security problem is discovered just after the Pegasus Breach controversy. Earlier this year, WhatsApp came under fire after it was made known that its software has been abused by hackers. The hackers utilize the loophole in the system to install spyware on phones. The name of the malware is Pegasus. It is said to have targeted journalists, activists, and human rights lawyers, jeopardizing their activities and privacy.

Similar to the MP4 video method, Pegasus is also spyware that installs itself on the target’s phone. However, it exploits a weakness in the messaging app’s video call function. It is also more advanced than the other method. Even if the user does not answer the suspicious call, the spyware can still breach the phone.

An Israel-based corporation, NSO Group, has undergone public scrutiny because it was accused of providing the Pegasus spyware. WhatsApp has sued the tech firm in a US court, alleging that NSO Group has violated the app’s terms and conditions and holds responsibility for the attacks. But the NSO Group claims that it only cooperates with government agencies.

WhatsApp had informed users whose devices are potentially breached by the spyware. In India, at least 17 individuals’ devices were infected by Pegasus. These included activists and lawyers who champion human rights, as well as journalists. The government has denied having any part in the hacking.

Security improvements by WhatsApp

Facebook and WhatsApp had announced that they have come up with a solution for the vulnerability a few days ago. WhatsApp’s statement says that the app is “constantly working to improve the security” of their service.

Both Facebook and WhatsApp have claimed that the most recent security patch from the application has resolved the vulnerability issue. And WhatsApp has no reason to believe that its users were affected, its spokesperson said. However, no further details about the counteracting measures have been disclosed.

The messenger boasts that its end-to-end encryption makes it a secure means of communication. The encryption means that the messages can only be read on the sender and the recipient’s devices. But the claim is debatable. The two recent scandals are not even the first time the application has been criticized for endangering the security and privacy of its users.

Currently, WhatsApp is the messaging app with the largest number of users. But some are migrating to other applications such as Telegram in search of a safer option. The developers of WhatsApp must look into potential vulnerabilities and reinforce their defenses so as to prevent losing current and potential users.

In the meantime, do not forget to update the application on your device. You should take this precaution so that you can avoid any potential security breach. Otherwise, your device might be compromised.