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Twitch Acquires Internet Gaming Database Site (IGDB)

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Twitch is here with a mission to acquire the gaming database site

In case you don’t know ‘Twitch’ is owned by Amazon and is said to have made a smart move to improve its search capabilities and providing better direction for the viewers to reach the content they wish to see. The company is said to acquire IGDB, the Internet Games Database.

It was founded by Christian Frithiof and a team based in Gothenburg, in Sweden. The company is dedicated to combining all the significant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers everywhere.

IDGB sources its gaming content both via community contributors and automation. Due to this acquisition, IGDB’s database will now feed into Twitch’s search and discovery feature set, but this won’t impact the IGDB site in any way.

It’s been reported that the site contains helpful information for every game, such as its genre, platforms it supports, description of the game, its members, critics rating, general reviews, storyline, publisher, date of release, available game modes, characters and so much more.

The list doesn’t end here for one can even find less-common details such as how long it takes to play the game in question or the player perspective that the game offers, etc.

Talking about the latest updates about IGDB, in a recent blog post, IGDB made announcement saying that it’d be starting a “large scale migration of our backend, database, and hosting” and also mentioned, as I quote, that the service was “about to undergo some changes, some temporary and others more of permanent nature”.

In short, it decided to close down the ability for users to sign-up or to update their profiles, and it also closed down its pulse news, feed as well as recommendation features.

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Bluetooth headphones to improve performance and audio sharing

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Bluetooth headphones to improve performance and audio sharing

Coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced new updates. The announcements on Tuesday stated Low Energy (LE) Audio that is to roll out soon. The LE Audio will facilitate better sharing of audio as well as will also serve the people having difficulty hearing.

With the rolling out of the LE Audio, several people will be able to connect to the same audio source. Therefore, the update will facilitate people to sync to a particular source based on location. For instance, family or friends of the users will be able to watch movies, hear audios together.

This will benefit the students in lecture halls significantly. The students can tune in to the earplugs to eliminate interruption and disturbances in the lecture halls.

The current features allow users to connect to 2 different or the same devices for a single source at most. But, the new updates brought in will allow connecting more types of devices to a unique product.

Furthermore, the LE Audio will enhance the quality of the audio even while streaming with low rates of data. Hence, according to reports, the audio quality will remain high even when the source file is not of high quality.

Moreover, the introduction of Bluetooth hearing aids will benefit people with hearing defects to a large extent.

Stefan Zimmer, the Secretary-General at EHIMA (European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association) applauded the advancements.

Zimmer stated that the coming of LE Audio to the market is a significant development for the people who find difficulty in hearing. The audio system will henceforth allow people with hearing defects to access gadgets like phones and televisions. Therefore, this will contribute to these people for better hearing experiences.

According to reports, the LE Audio will be available early, in the first six months of the year.

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Nintendo Switch Games to give you company this winter

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Nintendo Switch Games to give you company this winter
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The much loved Nintendo Switch games could be your holiday fix this winter. With amazing offers for a limited period, Nintendo eShop has more than 700 Switch games of Nintendo on sale.

Nintendo games can be preferred as the best way of playing games over the others for a bunch of different reasons. To begin with, these games are compact, convenient and can be played easily on its handheld screen.

Moreover, the gaming company gives a platform to other developers apart from the big-budget run developers. This provides a wide range of games with variety in ideas and approaches to the gamers. Further, Nintendo has consistently produced quality games along with a good vision. Therefore, if you are a gamer, the Switch is here to provide you with the best plans for the holiday season.

Furthermore, the Nintendo eShop provides a discount on the Switch games. For instance, Doraemon Story of Seasons is available at a sale offer of $34.99 instead of the original $49.99 price tag. Final Fantasy 8 is on sale for $13.39 instead of $19.99. Also, My Time at Portia is worth $17.99 from $29.99. Therefore, if you are a gamer, the Switch is here to provide you with the best plans for the holiday season.

The cherry on the cake is the availability of all these offers on these games although for a limited period. With the grace of the offer by Amazon, you can get back $30 on the purchase of Switch along with Gray Joy-Con before Christmas.

However, the purchase of the Switch with Neon Red Jo-Con and the Neon Blue Joy-Con will get you a credit worth $30 but after Christmas. To get the offer one has to apply ‘D3E2CDJ6GB6S’ as the code. The code, however, will not apply to purchases on sites other than Amazon. Therefore, make sure to grab your Nintendo Switch before you run out of time.  

More about the Nintendo Switch:

  • Model number: HAC 001(01)
  • Battery Life: approx. 4.5-9 hrs. However, it also depends on the games. For instance, battery for Breath of the Wild from The Legend of Zelda will last for about 5.5 hrs.
  • The hand-held mode can help while you are out of the house.  

Hence, cut the delay and grab your very own Nintendo Switch.

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Should you repair or buy a new laptop?

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Should you repair or buy a new laptop?

Deciding if you should replace or repair a laptop can be confusing. If it runs a program which can’t be reinstalled then you likely can repair it. However, if the cost of repairing it is higher than its overall value then you might have to consider replacing it. Hence, to ease out the confusion, below are some signs you should pay attention to before buying a new laptop:

  • Laptop works sluggishly:

The RAM and CPU are the two primary hardware which determines your laptop’s speed. As the laptop ages, you may notice a webpage taking a lot of time to load or a document taking ages to open. This generally happens as the memory of the laptop begins to fill up.

In such cases, you can think about upgrading these two components to help regain the speed of your laptop. However, this is not an easy task to do on a laptop which is old. In fact, replacing your laptop could be a wise option if you discover that either of these isn’t performing as per your needs or is damaged.

  • When laptop overheats quickly:

Laptops contain a fan inside to help them remain cool. You may have noticed your laptop heat up if you’ve been using it for a prolonged time period. Over time, these fans tend to accumulate debris and dust, thus making it difficult for the laptop to cool itself.

This results in the laptop overheating and ceasing to function properly. In such a case, it’s probably best to buy a new laptop instead of investing in cooling pads or cushions. A cooling mat will likely give you some time, however, most laptops cannot be saved from such an issue.

  • The battery does not charge:

Replacing your laptop when it is not turning on isn’t the right choice always. It may likely just be suffering from some charging issue. The problem might be with the charging cable, battery or the power input source (highly unlikely).

A damaged charging cable or battery can be replaced simply. However, you may want to confirm if the battery is really an issue by plugging your laptop in the power source with the battery removed. If the laptop still turns on properly then its battery is at fault. Here, you can check the kind of battery your laptop uses to buy a replacement of it. You can try checking out for fox battery for buying a new battery or replacement battery.

In another case, it’s best to try a separate power cable if possible before you buy its replacement, just to remain on the safer side.

If the cable or battery isn’t the cause of your dying or dead laptop, consider plugging your system in a different power source. If you discover that internal components are refraining your laptop from charging then replacing the system may probably be right.

These are a few signs which can help you determine what is the right thing to do- repair or replace. In the end, you are the best judge to decide if upgrading or repairing an existing laptop can help you.

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