Author: Zayne Pham

Mount Ruang Eruption Triggers Tsunami Alert Indonesian authorities raised alarm bells after Mount Ruang experienced several eruptions, sending plumes of ash thousands of feet into the sky. The volcano, situated in the North Sulawesi province, has erupted at least five times in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1780944367626121548 In response to the escalating volcanic activity, officials issued a tsunami alert, citing concerns that a collapse of part of the volcano into the sea could trigger a destructive tsunami. Over 11,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the area, with residents of…

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Twitch’s New Discovery Feed Twitch’s decision to introduce TikTok-style feeds comes after the platform’s successful implementation of vertical clip browsing. Now, Twitch aims to revolutionize live streaming discovery by offering users a seamless browsing experience akin to TikTok’s vertical feed format. https://twitter.com/Twitch/status/1780310362966864169 We are expecting to hear more about this feature before this year’s TwitchCon in September. The upcoming feature, dubbed “Tabini,” will present live streaming content in a tabbed format, allowing users to scroll through streams with ease. Unlike the current thumbnail-based display, Tabini promises a more engaging and interactive browsing experience, with content presented in a vertical format…

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Keanu Reeves Joins the Sonic Universe Reeves, renowned for his roles in iconic franchises like “John Wick” and “The Matrix,” is no stranger to blockbuster films. His latest venture sees him stepping into the world of Sonic as he takes on the role of Shadow, an enigmatic character with a dark and edgy demeanor. The news of Reeves’ involvement adds another layer of excitement to an already eagerly awaited sequel. Shadow the Hedgehog will make his debut in “Sonic the Hedgehog 3”, first report on The John Campea Show (Credit: Paramount) Shadow, first introduced in the video game “Sonic Adventure…

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Rotten Tomatoes Score and Early Reviews The debut Rotten Tomatoes score for “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” has been revealed, garnering an impressive 77% rating. Despite some minor criticisms, critics generally praise the film for its strong cast and entertaining action sequences. Sean Chandler of Sean Chandler Talks About commended the film’s style and energetic performances, emphasizing the enjoyable experience it offers. Even in less favorable reviews, Henry Cavill and Alan Ritchson’s performances are lauded. Grace Randolph highlighted their excellent portrayal, while expressing a desire for more screen time for Eiza Gonzalez. Jeremy Mathai of /Film described the film as…

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Adobe’s Venture into Generative AI Adobe Premier Pro’s latest venture into generative AI is set to revolutionize the editing process. With the introduction of Object Addition & Removal, users gain the ability to seamlessly add or remove elements from video footage with unparalleled ease. This feature, demonstrated in a preview video, showcases the remarkable efficiency of AI in achieving complex editing tasks in seconds, tasks that would traditionally require painstaking manual effort across hundreds of frames. Credit: Adobe. Accompanying Object Addition & Removal is Generative Extend, offering users the capability to effortlessly lengthen video clips by adding frames. This feature…

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Unprecedented Rainfall Dubai experienced an extraordinary weather event, with over 6 inches of rain falling within a 24-hour period—exceeding the city’s average annual rainfall of just over 3 inches. The intensity of the downpour transformed dry creek beds into raging torrents and submerged roads, posing significant challenges for residents and authorities alike. https://twitter.com/SaffronSunanda/status/1780367315399553142 The severity of the flooding prompted Dubai International Airport, the world’s second-busiest airport, to temporarily divert inbound flights. The adverse weather conditions led to operational disruptions, with flights halted until the situation improved. Departures, however, remained unaffected amid the turbulent weather. https://twitter.com/gunsnrosesgirl3/status/1780307713592897542 Response and Precautionary Measures In…

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Westfield Bondi Junction Stabbing Attack Leaves Sydney in Mourning Sydney was left in shock and mourning after a stabbing attack at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall claimed the lives of six people. The attack, which occurred on a busy Saturday, also left several others injured, including a 9-month-old baby. Australian police have identified the attacker as 40-year-old Joel Cauchi, who may have specifically targeted women. The incident has raised concerns about public safety and the need for increased security measures in public spaces. https://twitter.com/TheNewWayO/status/1779085929782648947 Sydney Church Stabbing: Acts of Violence Shake the City Just days after the Westfield Bondi…

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YouTube’s Ad Blocker Crackdown Extends to Third-Party Apps In response to the persistent challenge posed by ad blockers, YouTube is expanding its enforcement efforts to target third-party apps that facilitate ad skipping. This move represents a significant escalation in YouTube’s battle against ad blockers, signaling its commitment to upholding its Terms of Service and preserving the integrity of its platform. YouTube released this announcement today on Google Support Thread Forum. “Hi everyone,  We’re strengthening our enforcement on third-party apps that violate YouTube’s Terms of Service, specifically ad-blocking apps.  Viewers who are using these third-party apps may experience buffering issues or see…

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The Power of Ray Tracing One of the most significant aspects of the PS5 Pro is its emphasis on enhancing ray tracing support. Sony is urging developers to optimize their games to leverage the enhanced ray tracing capabilities of the new hardware. This move signifies a push towards more immersive and visually stunning gaming experiences, as ray tracing technology enables realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections within game environments. Could PlayStation’s new ray tracing technology for the PS5 Pro compete with Nvidia and AMD ? (Credit: CD Projekt Red) Games that tap into the full potential of the PS5 Pro’s specs…

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J. Balvin’s Extraterrestrial-themed Set J Balvin’s performance at Coachella was nothing short of spectacular. With a thematic approach centered around extraterrestrial elements, Balvin captivated the audience from start to finish. The stage was adorned with cosmic visuals, including a mock UFO and larger-than-life alien props, setting the scene for a mesmerizing experience. https://twitter.com/PortalJBalvin/status/1779745910869684610 Will Smith’s Iconic Cameo As J Balvin’s set neared its climax, a plume of smoke signaled the arrival of a special guest – Will Smith himself. Dressed in his iconic “Men in Black” suit and sunglasses, Smith made a grand entrance to the delight of the crowd.…

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