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Apple Joins Intel to Develop Advanced Technology

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Apple is all set to extend its business by acquiring the majority of intel’s smartphone modem business. On Thursday, Apple team has confirmed that they will buy intel smartphone modem business for $ 1 billion. it will faster the wireless technology in iPhones.

There will be approximately 22,00 intel employees who will join apple along with intellectual property, equipment, and leases.

An agreement has already signed by Apple with Intel. And the expectation is that the deal would be closed till the end of the year 2019.

With this, the main motto of Apple is to develop 17,000 wireless technology patents with modem architecture and modem operation. Apple will soon develop a 5G network iPhone.

Apple Joins Intel to Develop Advanced Technology

According to Intel CEO Bob Swan, this agreement will make them more focus on developing 5G wireless network technology.

Further, he added that this will also help them to align with the needs of their global customer base, including network operators, telecommunication manufacturers, and cloud service providers.

Apple is excited to join with excellent engineers who would help them to grow their cellular technology, and in developing technologically enhanced future products.

According to Gene Munster, a long-time Analyst with Apple with 5g Network Technology there might be the use of Qualcomm chip.

Although Qualcomm was in a long time legal dispute with Apple over royalties and other business practices which have ended in April.

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The main Competitor of Intel in the business of Smartphone modems is Qualcomm. But now Intel joined with Apple will help to reduce Apple’s dependence on Qualcomm.

Development of a 5G network would give a good boost to the technology. It will offer network speed far faster than current wireless connections.

It will also lead to the adoption of new technologies which will run on the 5G network such as industrial robots, security cameras, drones, and cars.

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Countries Made Takedown Request to Netflix for Removal of Certain Films & TV shows. Here’s Why

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Countries Made Takedown Request to Netflix for Removal of Certain Films & TV shows

Netflix has removed different content on the demand of the foreign government. According to a report, from 2015 to 2020, Netflix has removed overall nine titles from its streaming history.

But thanks to the efforts of Netflix, now their viewers know exactly what has been removed.

These Government takedowns requests are mostly received by social media platforms. The straight reason for these takedown requests is the ban on publishing certain kinds of content.

Here is the list of the removed content and the country that has issued the breakdown request:

The Bridge: In 2015, New Zealand Film & Video Labeling Body has demanded the removal of the streaming service of this TV series from the country.

As the series relates to the increasing suicidal rates. And this was the first time when Netflix complied with the government takedown requests.

Night of the Living Dead: In 2017, Netflix complied with the written takedown demand from the German Commission for Youth Protection.

The show was George Romero’s Zombie Classic.

Full Metal Jacket: In 2017, another request was made from the Vietnamese Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI).

According to the request, the movie should be removed because it is based on the Vietnam war.

Cooking on High, The Legend of 420, and Disjointed: The Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has made a takedown request in 2018, to remove these 3 titles from the country’s Netflix streaming services.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: This one is removed from the streaming service of Sauda in 2019.

The takedown request was made as the episode was highly critical of the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

The Last Temptation of Christ: Again in 2019, Singapore has made a written takedown request for the removal of this title from the country’s streaming service.

According to the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority, the movie is based on the depiction of Jesus Christ’s relationship with Mary Magdalene.

The Last Hangover: In 2020, Singapore has again made a demand to remove the streaming service of this title from the country. As the film offends the sentiments of racial or religious groups in Singapore.

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Dunkaroos to grace the stores in the US; comes back after nearly 8 years

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Dunkaroos to grace the stores in the US

The popular snacks from the late 90s, Dunkaroos are to make a comeback to the market after shutting down in 2012. Giving a source of joy and nostalgia to the kids from the 1990s, General Mills is to re-enter the market with the famous flavors soon.

According to the announcement on Monday, General Mills will be introducing the snacks in the US. The cookies with dips that come along with differing flavors for frosting, had not been coming to the US market for long. Moreover, the cookie was available in Canada.

The Dunkaroos have been enhancing people’s taste in their childhood. Furthermore, the effect has been quite cherishing as people have been asking about the loved cookie. Besides, the cookie seeks to mobilize the feeling of nostalgia amongst the people who did not get to eat the cookies after it shut down.

The cookies have been in high demand from fans from all over the globe. The frosting and cookie combo has been a favorite snack for many people and it is likeable. Moreover, General Mills expressed excitement about the firm and going forward and also ten-thirty more thirty.

The cookie company also added to existing excitement through the creation of Twitter and Instagram. With an overwhelming response from people, while some said that it has been amongst the best comebacks, some even took to call people. Furthermore, another person expressed his\her favorite snack and stated that the snack reminded them of the old days.

The Dunkaroos had to shut down in the US. However, the neighbouring country has been selling all the snacks over the years. With good marketing strategies, General Mills propagated the idea on a website with the name Smuglaroos. The idea was basically that the people in Canada are trying to help to send it. Moreover, people desiring to go to Dunkaroos.

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FDA sends warning to Purell for claiming it can prevent Flu and Ebola

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FDA Warns Purell

The FDA has issued a warning to Purell over the hand sanitizer brand’s claims on the prevention of diseases. The parent company, Gojo Industries has stated that it will comply with the issued warning.

Calling out to the marketing claims of Purell, the FDA, in its warning letter, has asked the company for the sanitizer’s intended use.

According to the letter, the statements in the FAQ section on Purell’s website indicate the reduction and prevention of Flu, Ebola, etc. The message leads to a clear indication of the purpose of the use of the sanitizer.

Moreover, Purell also took to mention that the FDA does not allow the sanitizer companies to get ideas viral. However, later the brand explained that the use of alcohol inactivates or kills the enveloped viruses. Besides, the influenza virus is enveloped in nature.

A study conducted in 2018 did state that ethanol was active against 21 types of viruses. And, Purell’s sanitizer consists of eighty percent of ethanol.

However, according to a study in 2019, the effectiveness of alcohol-based sanitizers has reduced over time. Moreover, the sanitizers almost took four long minutes for the elimination of the flu virus. While an antiseptic cleanser took around thirty seconds to show its effectiveness against the flu viruses.

A specialist with infectious diseases, Peter Gulick from Michigan State University took to express the most effective method. The specialist from the College of Osteopathic Medicine said that sanitizers are effective only in the absence of soap and water. However, soap and water are the most effective means to prevent diseases.

The letter has given 15 days to Purell to make corrections in the statements. Furthermore, the violation of the warning could even lead to legal action in the absence of further notices. 

The company has been making changes following the letter.

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