Month: November 2020

Fortnite could return to Apple iPhones as part of Nvidia GeForce Now

first_imgFortnite could be about to return to iPhones and iPads — this time as part of Nvidia’s cloud gaming service.The U.S. chipmaker is looking to bring GeForce Now — which gives players access to a library of games hosted on its servers — to a mobile version of Apple’s Safari web browser, the BBC reported Thursday. The service is currently available on Mac, Windows, Android and Chromebook computers.In theory, that would allow Fortnite creator Epic Games to bring its popular battle royale shooter game back to Apple devices without having to pay the tech giant a cut of in-game transactions. Fortnite was barred from the App Store earlier this year after it introduced an alternative payment method in the game, bypassing Apple’s 30% commission on in-app purchases.- Advertisement – BROOKLYN, NY – AUGUST 09: CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney speaks onstage during Samsung Unpacked New York City at Barclays Center on August 9, 2018 in Brooklyn City. Mike Coppola | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images – Advertisement – When asked about the possibility of Fortnite coming back to iPhones as part of GeForce Now, Apple pointed to a previous statement in which it said developers should follow its guidelines, “including submitting games individually for review.” Nvidia declined to comment. Epic Games wasn’t immediately available when contacted by CNBC.Epic isn’t the only gaming company taking Apple to task over its App Store rules. Game streaming apps have found trouble launching on iOS. Though Apple adjusted its guidelines around such services, Microsoft and Facebook argue the firm’s policies are still too restrictive. However, Amazon is planning to bring its upcoming Luna cloud gaming service to Apple devices as a web app.- Advertisement – The two companies have been locked in an intense legal battle since August, with Epic suing Apple over claims the company is suppressing competition through its App Store policies. Apple, on the other hand has countersued, arguing Epic breached its contract with the firm. According to Apple, Epic Games has earned over $600 million from the App Store to date. Read the full report on the BBC here. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Tipped to Come With S Pen Support

first_img– Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, rumoured to be one of the phones in the Galaxy S21 series, could come with support for S Pen. A known tipster has shared on Twitter that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is confirmed to come with S Pen support. However, no further details were shared. The South Korean tech giant has not yet officially shared any information on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Galaxy S21 series. If the latest tip turns out to be true, the Galaxy Note series’ future may become uncertain.Known tipster Ice Universe tweeted that Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is ‘100 percent’ confirmed to come with support for the S Pen. It is unclear what “support” actually means here – whether the phone will come with a slot for the S Pen like the Galaxy Note series, or if the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be able to make use of the low latency inputs of the S Pen. Till now, Samsung has left S Pen support only for its Galaxy Note series.- Advertisement – Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img A report by SamMobile mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a digitiser underneath the display so that it can pick up inputs from the S Pen. If this turns out to be true and if the Galaxy S21 Ultra does come with S Pen support, the differences between the flagship Galaxy S lineup and the flagship Galaxy Note series will be even fewer.Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was recently tipped to feature a 2K aka QHD+ resolution display with 120Hz refresh rate. The report by SamMobile points out that these screen specifications might be why Samsung decided to add a digitiser to the phone, as this would offer an even better experience for stylus users, compared to a 1080p 120Hz display.This isn’t the first time the Galaxy S21 Ultra has been tipped to come with S Pen support as back in August, a Korean publication reported the same.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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New avian flu cases confirmed in Thailand, human transmission suspected

first_imgSep 28, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Thailand’s avian influenza outbreak is drawing widespread international attention with the confirmation of two more human cases, one of which opens the possibility of human-to-human transmission.Thai officials announced yesterday that a 37-year-old woman who remains hospitalized in stable condition has the H5N1 strain that has seen a resurgence in recent months. Confirmation has now come of the disease in the woman’s sister, who died Sep 20, according to news service reports.The latter woman’s 11-year-old daughter, the index case in this family cluster, died Sep 8 of pneumonia and is considered a probable case of H5N1; confirmation may not be possible in her case because her body was cremated and only a small sample of lymph tissue was saved, according to a story in the Thai newspaper The Nation. Testing is being carried out on another hospitalized but recovering family member, a 6-year-old cousin of the index patient.The index patient was living with her aunt, the woman whose case was confirmed yesterday, in Kamphaeng Phet province in north-central Thailand when she became ill. Her mother was away working and living in the Bangkok area but returned to give her daughter bedside care in the hospital.Home-raised chickens are known to have died at the residence of the aunt and cousin where the girl was living, making bird-to-human transmission the likely cause in those cases. Reports are not clear on whether the girl’s mother could have been infected via this route as well. The Nation story and an Agence France-Presse story say she stayed at her sister’s home for two nights. Other reports say the mother had no known contact with ill or dead chickens, raising the possibility of human-to-human transmission from the hospitalized daughter. This would be the first such transmission in the H5N1 outbreak that began last fall, ebbed in the spring, and reappeared this past summer.A World Health Organization (WHO) update on the situation today says that while the new Thai cases do provide evidence of possible human-to-human transmission, they appear to be limited to this family cluster. Kumara Rai, the acting WHO representative in Thailand, and Scott Dowell, director of the International Emerging Infections Program, say the situation should be viewed with concern but not cause public alarm at this point because the human transmission, if it did indeed occur, was among family members with sustained intimate contact, according to an Associated Press story.The Thai Public Health Ministry has reported no further cases in the village where the index patient, her aunt, and her cousin lived or in the hospital where they were treated, according to the WHO statement. However, surveillance efforts in Thailand have been ramped up and samples from the cluster patients are undergoing genetic and antigenic analysis to determine whether the H5N1 virus is evolving to a form that could be easily transmitted between humans—a process experts fear could spark an influenza pandemic.See also:WHO Sep 28 update read more

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Visual presentation of the consumption of foreign tourists in the countries of the world

first_imgPage based on data from the WTO on tourist spending in destinations for 2017.Otherwise, the WTO defines expenditures as any amount spent by international incoming tourists, including things like transportation, goods and services. In other words, the data exclude domestic consumption by providing, rather than exclusively, the consumption of foreign tourists. Also, the data show which countries are most dependent on the international tourism market.Interestingly, Macao has a high income from international tourism exclusively as a casino world mecca.Top 10 Countries with the Highest International Tourism Receipts in 20171. USA: $ 211B2. Spain: $ 68B3. France: $ 61B4. Thailand: $ 57B5. United Kingdom: $ 51B6. Italy: $ 44B7. Australia: $ 42B8. Germany: $ 40B9. Macao (China): $ 36B10. Japan: $ 34Blast_img read more

read more Guest Review Awards 2018: Croatia with the highest average guest rating in the world

first_imgIn fact, while hotels are the second most awarded type of accommodation, almost three quarters (73%) of all award-winning facilities are houses, apartments and other unique accommodation facilities, including boats, igloos, hosted accommodation and country houses.  In addition, more than a quarter of Croatian travelers (27%) say they would consider adding their home to their accommodation booking page over the next year. With 33% of travelers from Croatia who also want to stay in 2019 in a type of accommodation that they have never tried before, consumer demand in this segment still remains high. Villa Allegra, Lovran This is especially important for 72% of travelers from Croatia who say that friendly and interesting locals are one of the most important factors when choosing a destination for their next trip. Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, New Zealand, Taiwan, Romania, Hungary, Ireland, Serbia and Greece are the most hospitable countries with the highest percentage of eligible facilities.  SELECTION OF EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES IN CROATIA WHICH RECEIVED THE AWARD FOR 2018 Based on the share of award-winning facilities in 2018, is discovering for the first time the most hospitable places on Earth according to traveler reviews.  GuestHouse Aljmaš, The continuous interest of travelers to experience a diverse range of unique stays can also be seen in the results of a recent survey by among 21.500 travelers from 29 countries, including 500 respondents from Croatia, who emphasizes that in 2019 almost half of passengers from Croatia (45%) preferred to stay in private accommodation (holiday home or apartment) than in a hotel.  The most hospitable destinations in Croatia are Slunj, Korenica, Plitvice Lakes, Otočac, Rakovica, Skradin, Osijek, Zagreb, Split, Rovinj. Hotel Kompas, Hotel Dubrovnik Apartments Mistral, Mimica Boutique Hotel Adriatic, Orebic Nirvana Apartments and Rooms, Motovun In the seventh edition of this annual award, 759.845 facilities in a total of 219 countries and territories receive the award, with countries with the most awards Italy (106.513), Spain (46.646), France (45.286), Germany (36.042), United States (35.626), Croatia (34.027), United Kingdom (31.206), Russian Federation (26.729), Poland (26.572) and Brazil (24.477). When it comes to the most hospitable types of accommodation, travelers from Croatia prefer the experience of staying in hotels, holiday homes, apartments and villas.center_img In the top 20 most awarded cities, Croatia found itself with three cities that were on that list last year, namely Split, which is in third place just after Rome and Saint Petersburg, Zadar, which is on the 16th and Dubrovnik on the 20th. place. According to the number of awards received, Croatia is again in 6th place in the world list.  Apartments and unique accommodation facilities remain a favorite of travelers, again this year with the Guest Review Awards 2018, today pays tribute to partners who continuously provide their guests with a great user experience.  For the second year in a row, apartments are the most awarded type of accommodation and make up more than a third (36%) of the awarded facilities in the world in 2018.  B&B Plitvice Creek, Plitvice Village,  Prima Luxury Rooms, Split Also for the second year in a row, in 2018, four of the five most awarded types of accommodation belong to accommodation options: Apartments (269.649), Hotels (148.913), private accomodation (78.574) bed and breakfasts (66.697) and cottages (56.303).  Hotel 9, Zagreb Dalmatia infinity, Bibinje Slunj is among the most hospitable cities in the world according to the Guest Review Awards 2018 awards of Pension Barica, Crikvenica Slunj, Photo: Boutique Hotel Adriatic In Croatia 34.027 objects of all kinds received the award with a total average rating of 9,0, which is in addition to New Zealand, which carries the same average rating, the highest average guest rating in the world. last_img read more

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Six fast vessels equipped for emergency medical care on the Adriatic were procured

first_imgConsidering that the emergency medical service must be available to all citizens, for the next financial period the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Gabrijela Žalac announced the consideration of establishing an emergency helicopter medical service that would be complementary to the contract signed today and would help urgent care of patients from the island. . Fast boats will significantly improve the transport of life-threatening patients from the island to the nearest hospital on the coast. On the other hand, twelve biochemical analyzers will enable the eight most important emergency blood tests that will make it easier for doctors to diagnose and make decisions about the urgency of a patient’s condition.  The funds will be spent on the purchase of fast boats, contracting berths in the ports of departure, and blood analyzers, which in a short time may indicate the need for urgent transport of the patient to the hospital. The specified boats will be stationed in Mali Lošinj, Rab, Zadar, Šibenik, Supetar and Dubrovnik, and will be distributed to all inhabited islands, for 122 thousand inhabitants and their guests. The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds has signed contracts for the allocation of 45 million kuna in grants to the Ministry of Health for the purchase of six fast vessels equipped for emergency medical care in the Adriatic and twelve biochemical blood analyzers for emergency diagnostics on the islands.center_img Illustration / Photo: Stem Marine The establishment of an emergency medical helicopter is being considered for the next financial period last_img read more

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Much Better Adventures: 95% of adventurous travelers still want to travel abroad in 2021

first_imgA new study on the UK adventure travel market, conducted by travel company Much Better Adventures, found that 95% of adventure travelers still want to travel abroad in 2021. Photo: 9.Sweden The survey also focused on the destinations that adventure travelers most wanted to travel to, with Italy at the top of the list and Croatia in 5th place. The first ten countries that travelers on a British adventure have considered in the next year or two, in order: The survey sought to understand what the future holds for the UK travel market by revealing how soon people will want to travel again and whether their approach will change fundamentally. “It’s amazing to hear the positive reactions coming from this survey. This reflects the peak of booking activity we are currently looking at on our platform and we hope this gives our much-needed industry optimism. It is vital that our industry returns to supporting the many local communities around the world that rely so heavily on adventure tourism. Said Sam Bruce, co-founder of Much Better Adventures. 4.Spain 8.Slovenia The results of interviews and surveys on 3.080 adventure travelers provided a surprisingly positive picture of adventure tourism. 5.Croatiacenter_img 7.Canada 3.France 1.Italy 10. Iceland Take a look at the whole research here By the way, Much Better Adventures currently offers 5 adventure tours in Croatia. Maybe this is an opportunity for our organizers to position themselves and contact the Much Better Adventures agency, since Croatia is well positioned according to their survey. Bruce himself, one of the founders of the agency, is a contact for expanding partners, and you can contact him directly here By the way, Much Better Adventures offers over 140 adventures in 48 countries, with 5% of the proceeds from the booking going to funding the protection and support of remote families affected by COVID-19, as well as support to local communities. 6.Greece 2.Norwaylast_img read more

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