Sales of new iPhone models have dropped significantly after Apple decided to offer a new solution to the battery problem that all previous models had on this smartphone. To solve the newly emerging problem, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company will cut prices on iPhone models.
Revenues from iPhone sales make up the bulk of Apple's total revenue, and in the last financial quarter, they fell by 15%.
Apple's total revenue is 5% lower than last year and is now approximately $ 84.3 billion. This drop was expected, and a few months ago, the tech giant announced that their expectations for the previous quarter were about $ 84-85 million in earnings.
The company sees some of these problems in the slowing down of the Chinese economy, but Tim Cook said the buyers have a problem with the high prices of the devices. He added that dollar growth has raised prices in other countries and this has a negative impact on iPhone sales.
Cook also said Apple is changing the prices of their smartphones to protect users from fluctuations in the currency. Apple predicts that in the quarter to March 31 it will earn between $ 55 and $ 59 billion, which would mean a drop of at least 3.9% over last year.
Financial problems did not appear only in Apple, but with other manufacturers as the global delivery of smartphones decreased by 5%.
The sequel to the cult horror comedy "Zombieland" returns under 10 years with the same actor. Sony decided to honor fans with a small, short look at the new sequel, enough to keep them awake ahead of the premiere of the film, scheduled for this year.
Talaxies (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Ebbayle Breslin) have evolved - they are now 10 years older, more experienced and more prepared for the tough life after the zombie apocalypse. And not only the characters, but also the arms of Little Rock, which now looks much more dangerous than before.
As part of the ongoing ten-year-old challenge that circled through social networks, the official Twitter profile of the film published a photo that compared the main characters 10 years ago and now.
"The reason we are together again is that we all really love the film. He was very important to our careers: he was my first film, and it was also crucial for the career development of Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg. Even Woody (Harrelson) gave me a huge compliment when he appeared to me a few days ago and told me that over hundred films he worked on, he remembers with a special joy Zombieland, "said Ruben Fleischer, the director of the film.
The premiere of "Zombieland 2: Double Tap" is scheduled for October 11, 2019, and the director confirmed yesterday that the actor will be joined by Rosario Dawson, who has been up for the last couple of years due to her role in the TV series "Daredevil".
No Matter Studios has announced that its Shadow of the Colossus-inspired "Praey for the Gods" will be launching into Steam early access at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern today. The game centers on a lone hero "sent to the edge of a dying world to discover the mystery behind a never-ending winter". Players will find massive beasts to scale and defeat as they glide, swim or climb through the game world.
Explore, Craft, and Survive
You'll arrive on a frozen island with only the clothes on your back -- it's up to you to survive. Make fires, hunt for food, and find the equipment you need to make it through an eternal winter. Nature isn't the only danger, so craft weapons, defeat minions for better gear, and venture into long forgotten caves to discover their secrets. Triumphing over these trials will prepare you for the impossible odds that wait.
Make Your Path
Praey for the Gods is a non-linear game where you choose who you battle and how. The large beasts can be attempted in any order allowing you to set the course.
Unravel the Mystery
Why won't the winter stop? Why has no one returned? Cryptic paintings left behind allude to a story once thought forgotten. To restore balance and reclaim the land, you you will be faced with questions that not even the gods know the answer to.
A Beautifully Frigid World
Explore a landscape of unending winter framed by snow-capped peaks and crawling fog. The remnants of an ancient civilization lie before you, but don't let awe turn into carelessness -- snow storms can crop up at any moment and bury you in a blizzard. Luckily, you can leave footprints in the snow and follow your footsteps back if you are lost.
This weekend, around 100 people with violent tendencies will clash and do battle for bragging rights and a title. Also, the Super Bowl will be played, but for now we’re talking about Fortnite: Battle Royale, which is bringing back its NFL outfits just in time for the big game.
The outfits will be available starting Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern time, and there’s a free Pigskin Toy you can pick up on Saturday the 2nd, also at 7 p.m. In addition to previous NFL outfits, you can also pick up white uniforms for the Rams and Patriots, the two teams player in Super Bowl LIII this Sunday. You can even simulate a more violent version of the big game itself, in the NFL Rumble Limited Time Mode, which pits teams of 20 players in Patriots and Rams outfits against each other.
Also, you can catch up with the game’s latest patch notes here. Of note is another Limited Time Mode, Solid Gold, where all weapon spawns are Legendary with increased material gathering. You can also check out the Chiller Grenade and, if you’re a big-time streamer like me — hey, I occasionally get double-digit viewers! — some stream-sniping protection has been added, allowing you to remain anonymous to players not in your squad.
Mozilla announced the new Firefox 65 as early as December when this version entered the beta phase. Official promotion comes soon, as the company announced that tomorrow Firefox 65 will be available to users around the world.
Although the stable version of Firefox 65 began to appear a few days earlier, the new version will be officially released tomorrow and will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.
Firefox 65 will add support for the WebP image format, which is created by Google and should offer better compression of PNG and JPEG images with the same image quality data that are 25% to 34% smaller. Here is the support for the AV1 video codec, with a compression that is twice as effective as that of the H.264.
The Google Chrome browser, which is the biggest rival to Mozilla Firefox, already supports both formats, while Microsoft Edge supports WebP format and has beta support for AV1 via browser extensions.
Among the other changes in Firefox 65 is the Handoff on Mac option, which allows the extension of the video to the iPhone or iPad where the user stopped on his Mac. In addition, there is an option for simplified content blocking, security improvements for Linux, Android and Mac users, and many others.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been updated to bring a number of things on board including mobile controller support, the new Chiller Grenade, the Solid Gold LTM, the Architect Pop Up Tournament, a number of bug fixes, and much more. Creative Mode also received some love with Piano Keys and Music Blocks added as well as Arctic Base Prefabs along with bug fixes and more. Save the World received its XRay Llamas, the new Spectral Blade along with bug fixes and other general updates.
All things that glitter are gold in this Limited Time Mode! All weapon spawns are Legendary with increased material gathering. Drop in now and earn that Victory Royale.
Tired of grinding out win after win to advance up the ranked ladder in Hearthstone? Soon, you’ll have to grind somewhat less, especially if you’re a low-ranked player, as Blizzard will tweak the number of wins needed to advance starting with next month’s competitive season.
Currently, you need five stars — roughly analogous to wins, though there are bonus stars for winning streaks and you can lose stars for losses at some ranks — to advance in rank. When February rolls around, ranks 16 to 50 will only need three stars to advance, and 15 to 11 will need four stars. Ranks 10 and better will still need five stars. It’s very similar to the requirements that used to exist before the ranking system was expanded from 25 to 50. A blog post goes into further detail about the changes.
It’s also somewhat telling that the barriers for ranked play in Hearthstone have been progressively lowered as time goes on — first by the addition of more ranks to better represent new players, and now this. To some degree, this happens with all online games, as the developers usually make things a little easier to try and keep players or bring in new ones. Once the initial shine of a new game has worn off, it’s harder to keep people interested, especially when there are about a dozen new options every day. That’s certainly been the case with World of Warcraft over the years, and Blizzard is following suit with Hearthstone.
Of all emotional conditions that can affect our physical health, however, loneliness is one of the least understood and least clinically recognized problems.
But loneliness can have lasting impacts on our body and modern society faces a rather lonely future. List a disease and the chances that western medicine has a pill for that are pretty big.
Heart problems, muscle pain, abdominal pain, even anxiety, and depression are treated with a carefully planned pill. Now scientists are even working on a pill that will help fight loneliness. Stephanie Cassiope, director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Chicago Pritzker and her team claim that loneliness is what happens when chemical signals encourage us to reach out to other people, but our hypervigilational minds instead of perceiving social hazards, similar to social anxiety, do not prevent us from making contact.
Similar to the feeling of thirst, the body tells us that we have a need for water, the feelings of loneliness are indications that we, social human beings, need social contact. To maintain these feelings, the research team is putting its hopes in a neurosteroid called "pregnenolone", which can help alleviate the anxiety of the mind and over-perception of potential dangers.
The goal is not to eliminate the feelings of loneliness, but to prevent these feelings from causing harmful effects on the mind and body. "If we can successfully reduce the alarm system in the heads of solitary individuals, then we could connect them, not to retreat from others," said Kassiopo.
There are still non-clinical ways to help get rid of loneliness. A simple embrace is enough to release oxytocin in the brain, which helps to ease the feelings of loneliness by promoting social behavior and trust in humans. But for those whose feelings of loneliness are so enormous that discourage participation in activities, there is hope on the horizon.
The US space agency NASA entered the New Year with a historical discovery, publishing a photograph of the farthest object ever visited in the Solar System.
The New Horizons probe sent a photo of the Ultima Thule celestial body. Controllers at the Applied Science Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University celebrated the moment when the signal from the spacecraft was filmed on the ground.
"There are two things in Ultima Thule, but important for science. First, because it is so far from the sun, the sun's rays barely penetrate, the temperatures are at absolute zero. As a result, everything is frozen, so that the celestial body is preserved in the original state, "explains Alan Stern of NASA.
It is a 32-kilometer-long object, and the photo is made of about 800,000 kilometers.
Elon Musk, the founder, and director of Tesla Motors and SpaceX said his Starcraft flight was damaged due to strong winds in Texas and that repairing would take weeks.
A photo of severe damage in the front of the spacecraft was quickly published on social networks.
Last December, Mask announced Starship - the new name of the huge rocket that was previously known as the BFR and should carry passengers in the Universe, around the moon, to Mars.
Starship is a test version of the original spacecraft made for trial launch and it is not a space ship that will fly into space, but a spacecraft that can fly vertically to a height of about five kilometers.