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ByteDance Is Planning A Foray Into Hardcore Mobile Gaming, To Take On Tencent

ByteDance, the company that owns popular short-video platform TikTok is apparently readying a major push into mobile gaming and the company has giants in the space — Tencent, in its crosshairs. As per a report by Bloomberg, ByteDance has quickly built a full-fledged gaming division, from ground up, to lead its entry into gaming and hardcore mobile gaming at that, according to ... Read More »

Acer eyes a larger pie of booming gaming PC sales in 2020

Harish K. Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India Pvt Ltd Despite the economic slowdown, demand for gaming PCs is on the rise in the country. It is driven by the shift from mobile gaming to PC gaming, faster internet speeds at lower tariffs and affordable gaming products. Acer India intends to ride this demand wave and grow unit sales ... Read More »

Designing a better future for the planet and our mental health

At WSP, we are a 49,000-strong global team that works with companies to design and advise on built-environment projects. This ranges from skyscrapers to railways, roads and energy-generation systems, both for today and the years to come. In fact, taking a long-term approach is one of our core strengths. With our Future Ready programme, we aim to bring clarity and ... Read More »

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits — partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on PinterestBeing in a brass band could bring you many physical and mental health benefits, recent ... Read More »

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl

Last Monday was a significant anniversary in the evolution of the web. It was 25 years to the day since the first serious blog appeared. It was called Scripting News and the url was (and remains) at scripting.com. Its author is a software wizard named Dave Winer, who’s updated it every day since 1994. And despite its wide readership, it has never ... Read More »

Arts education should not be a luxury, says Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Hesmondhalgh in rehearsals for There Are No Beginnings. Photograph: Zoe Martin Julie Hesmondhalgh, the actor and campaigner, has accused policymakers of conspiring to limit access to arts and culture for British children. Reacting to a report into school provision, Hesmondhalgh told the Observer she was dismayed that arts education was now seen as a luxury. “The idea it is not career-oriented ... Read More »

How to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck

PC gaming has a reputation for being really expensive to get into. It’s easy to scrounge the internet, finding examples of extremely high-end systems that can cost thousands of dollars to build. But, there’s more to the best gaming PCs than what the 1% can afford. To prove that point, we’ll show you how to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t, ... Read More »

The worst villain in gaming lurks in a hugely popular match-3 game

Who is the worst villain in gaming? Whatever clever answer you have is wrong. There is a truly malicious presence I must warn you about. That’s right, I’m talking about Austin the rat bastard butler from Gardenscapes and Homescapes. If you’re not one of the millions of people who play Gardenscapes and Homescapes, you’d probably recognize how to play it immediately if you saw it. It’s ... Read More »

Blogging In 2019: How To Start A Successful Musician Blog

Blogging is now seen as an actual job rather than just a hobby, and while most musicians are currently focusing on growing their fanbase on Soundcloud, you must not forget that a music blog has many advantages when it comes to getting exposure and increasing your audience. Here’s a guide for every beginner blogger on how to start a successful ... Read More »