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Sony To Lessen Game Download Speeds To Manage Internet Congestion

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has opted to reduce gaming video download speeds from its Playstation Network to lessen online traffic congestion during the coronavirus pandemic.  Millions of people are working from home and due to social distancing, there are minimal options when it comes to games. Hence causing a lot of traffic video game downloads.

As businesses and consumers around the world adjust their routines amid the various COVID-19 restrictions, the internet is being used at a scale that the world has never experienced.

In the regions where demand is creating bottlenecks for customers, game software downloads at peak times will be reduced. then complete the downloads at normal fast speeds on low usage.

The move will suddenly help ensure every internet user continues to have high-quality experience across internet services. Gamers will still get quality videos on at low-speed downloads.

People are on a daily basis relying on the internet to access more from news, entertainment and education. The pandemic has literally reduced the world to social distancing. And you can only see the other parts of the world through games, videos, Netflix and more.

Naturally, video games consume large amounts of the Internet. For this reason, Sony is working with internet providers in Europe. To help manage download speeds to preserve access to the entire online community.

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“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns. An unprecedented number of people are practising social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” Ryan said. His statement implied that bandwidth used for multiplayer and other networking features wouldn’t be affected.

“Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding of our community, and they are doing their part. As we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.”

 

 


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Twitter Introduces A Special Emoji for ‘#AfricaDay’

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Twitter has announced that it has introduced a new emoji to its platform. The new emoji was specifically launched for users who intend on discussing Africa Day on Twitter.

The new emoji features the African Union flag. According to the social media platform, it appears when using one of the following six hashtags in the official African Union languages:

According to Twitter, with more people using these hashtags, it will be easier than ever for users to find Tweets about ‘#AfricaDay’ and join the conversation on Twitter.

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“We’re happy to partner with the African Union to launch this special emoji commemorating Africa Day,” says Emmanuel Lubanzadio, head of public policy for sub-Saharan Africa, Twitter.

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“Twitter is the place for communities to come together and follow global events. With this emoji, we want to help people celebrate African heritage and share their views on all that’s happening across the continent while making these conversations colorful and engaging,” Lubanzadio concludes.

 


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KQ schedules two flights to evacuate Kenyans abroad – KBC

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The Kenya Airways has scheduled two flight from Nairobi to London and from London to Nairobi on the 4th and 5th June.

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Two more flights to evacuate Kenyans abroad scheduled

The national carrier is urging the British nationals wishing to fly back to the United Kingdom to seize the opportunity.

Kenyans however wishing to return from the United Kingdom must be prepared to undergo a mandatory quarantine for between 14 to 28 days and must present Covid-19 test results indicate their negative status.

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The National carrier says the Flight to Kenya is only open to Kenyan citizens wishing to return to the country.

The national carrier has arranged for Covid-19 test at any Lancet Kenya testing facility at a cost of 8,000 shillings.

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However, the carrier says all passengers aboard KQ103 from London to Nairobi will be required to arrange for their own Covid-19 tests prior to boarding the plane.

It also says prior to the test passengers will be required to provide consent for the result to be shared with Kenya Airways medical team and result must be received 12 hours before the flight date.

Passengers suffering from the coronavirus will not be allowed to board the plane and all will be required to present a copy of Covid-19 medical results at the check-in counter.

The carrier further says all passengers who will be arriving from London will undergo a mandatory quarantine of 14-28 days at their own cost as per government of Kenya guidelines.

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Tinder will let you swipe through profiles from anywhere around the world

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Tinder is testing a new feature that will let users swipe through profiles from any location in the world. Tinder is beginning testing among some members in the next few weeks.

Daters will have the option to swipe through profiles in other countries for free to both premium and free users. The Global Mode will be available in the coming months.

“Our Gen Z members have been telling us for some time they want to meet people across the globe, and our new world order, paired with our distinctive global scale, solidifies that demand. We already had plans to open geographic filters, and now we’ve accelerated them,” a Tinder spokesperson said

Earlier on, Tinder introduced Passport, a paid feature that would let daters dip into other cities to swipe. The company had made Passport free for April for customers across the globe to reach each other.

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Through the tinder blog post, Tinder announced it will make Passport free to cushion customers. “In this challenging time, we see Tinder members finding new ways to connect. As an area becomes more affected by physically-isolating measures, we see new conversations happening there and those conversations last longer. This epidemic is also changing the tenor of connection in the hardest-hit places.  More people are using Tinder bios to show their concern for others instead of their life motto. Many of our current subscribers are even reaching out across the world, using the Passport feature, to find solidarity with matches 1000s of miles away.  And that’s why we made our Passport feature, which allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, available for free to all members through April 30th”

Tinder, like other applications, has had a surge in usage. Since the introduction of the social distancing rule, people have resorted to virtual meeting ups while staying safe at home. Introducing the feature now will be an advantage to millions of users confined in their homes to beat the pandemic.


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