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Facebook is Planning to Rebrand the Company Name

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant to signal the tech giant’s ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would likely position the blue Facebook app as one of many products under a parent company overseeing groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. A spokesperson for Facebook declined to comment for this story.

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PayPal reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Pinterest for $45 billion

PayPal, one of the leading and well-known online payments platforms, is in advanced talks to acquire digital pinboard platform Pinterest for $45 billion. The development was first reported by Bloomberg, citing people aware of the matter but didn’t want to be identified.

If the deal goes through, then it will mark the biggest acquisition of a social media company so far. Currently, Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in the year 2016 is the biggest transaction in this category.

A source aware of the development has said that PayPal is offering $70 per share for the acquisition of Pinterest, mostly in stock. If everything goes as expected for the online payments provider, then the deal could be announced early next month when PayPal reports its quarterly earnings.

However, do note that the deal isn’t certain yet and the terms associated with it could get changed. As the news surfaced online, the shares of PayPal fell while Pinterest saw a surge in its shares.

With the acquisition of Pinterest, PayPal would be able to capture more of the e-commerce growth as online shoppers are following influencers on platforms. It will also help the company diversify its income with advertising revenue.

Pinterest was valued at about $13 billion when it went public in 2019 and since then, the company saw a huge spike in users looking for crafts and DIY project ideas because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has warned about slowing user growth, especially in the US, as lockdowns eased.

The price offered by PayPal for the acquisition of Pinterest, founded in 2010, is 62 times the social media company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization over the last 12 months.

PayPal has turned towards acquisition to boost its e-commerce offerings. In 2019, the company purchased Honey Science for $4 billion, and earlier this year, it acquired Japan-based Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) firm Paidy for $2.7 billion. It has also acquired return-service provider Happy Returns in May this year.

In related news, Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp announced last week that he would step down as the company’s chief creative officer to join LoveFrom, a firm led by Jony Ive, known for designing many Apple products.

Source: GizmoChina

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MediaTek Dimensity 2000 and Snapdragon 898 details strongly indicate MediaTek is Superior in Performance

A new leak has revealed details of both the Snapdragon 898 and MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 2000. Both chips are similar with a few notable differences, but those difference hint at the MediaTek chipset having a performance edge over Qualcomm’s offering.

The Dimensity 2000 will be MediaTek’s first true flagship SoC. Reports indicate that the chipset will be as much as 20% more efficient than Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 898 but it appears that isn’t where MediaTek superiority ends, with a new leak providing information on what to expect from the two chips, performance-wise.

Going by popular tipster Digital Chat Station, the MediaTek Dimensity 2000 and Snapdragon 898 will look quite similar on paper but with a few differences. The Snapdragon 898 will be built on Samsung’s 4 nm manufacturing process, while the Dimensity 2000 will use TSMC’s 4 nm node. That, we expect, is where efficiency differences begin, with TSMC’s nodes being a bit better than Samsung’s over the last few years.

The Snapdragon 898 is said to feature one Cortex X2 core clocked at 3.0 GHz, three large cores clocked at 2.5 GHz, and four small cores clocked at 1.79 GHz. The Dimensity 2000, on the other hand, is tipped for a Cortex X2 core at 3.0 GHz, three large cores at 2.85 GHz, and four small cores at 1.8 GHz. On the GPU side, the Snapdragon 898 uses Qualcomm’s Adreno 730, while the Dimensity 2000 uses ARM’s Mali-G710 MC10.

The Dimensity 2000’s large cores are clocked higher, while its X2 and small cores run at essentially the same speeds as the Snapdragon 898’s. That should see the Dimensity 2000 offer a bit more performance, especially in regular use. There is, of course, the caveat of increased power draw, but TSMC’s expectedly more efficient node should make up for that.

Source: NoteBookCheck.net

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Technology Tips Windows 11

Install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 in unsupported PCs

Microsoft has announced its new operating system Windows 11 on October 5. Great design enhancements and android apps support are the major changes.

It is available to download from Microsoft’s official website. You can download your Windows 11 ISO from here. If you are a Windows 10 user, you will get a free upgrade to Windows 11. Most of the Windows 10 devices will have to wait for June 2022 to get the upgrade. Upgrade will be available to those devices first, which have the latest hardware and meets Microsoft’s minimum requirements. If you want to know either your PC can run Windows 11 or not. You can check it via the Microsoft tool.

Alongside other requirements, Microsoft has announced TPM 2.0 support to be able to install windows 11 to your PC. More of the older PC don’t have the support of TPM 2.0. Processors from the 7th generation or lesser are not eligible for Windows as they don’t meet the minimum requirements for installing the operating system.

However, if you don’t have a TPM 2.0 board, processor, and other specs. Don’t rush to buy the new hardware as we have a solution for you. But it involves Windows registry tweaks to bypass the requirements. So, we highly recommend backup your data before proceeding.

How to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0

This method involves some tweaks and downloading the Windows 11 ISO from the official Microsoft website. You need to follow these steps;

1. Go to the official Microsoft website to download Windows 11 ISO file. (If you don’t know how to download Windows 11 ISO, check this article before proceeding.)

2. After downloading the ISO, if you want a clean install from USB. Make a bootable USB by using Refus.

3. Download this registry file and copy it to a bootable USB root directory.

4. Restart your PC and at the start screen press F2 or F12 depending on the manufacturer of your PC and boot via USB.

5. While accepting the terms and conditions you see an error message that you cannot install Windows because your PC does not meet minimum requirements. Don’t worry 😊

6. Press SHIFT+F10 and this will open CMD, their type “regedit” and hit enter. Registry Editor will open.

7. Now click on File and select Import and browse to the USB drive and select the file that you have copied earlier.

8. After importing the registry file, go back and you will see setup continuing.

9. Hurrah! We have completed everything and now follow all the steps and complete the installation.

If you have liked our tutorial, feel free to tell us by commenting below. If you have encountered any problems, explain here. We will try our best to help you.

 

 

 

 

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after hours

The social media platforms WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram have been restored worldwide and in Pakistan after hours of outage.

Facebook-owned major social media platforms – WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram were down worldwide for a few hours today. The messaging application announced the restoration of its service on Twitter saying: “Apologies to everyone who hasn’t been able to use WhatsApp today.” Downdetector showed that the outage was reported at 8:23 pm (Pakistan Standard Time) which rose up to 17k complaints by 9 PM.

The website mentioned that the Instagram outage was reported first at 7:59 pm, while Facebook went down almost around the same time. WhatsApp had last gone down in March and was restored hours later but with no official announcement from the company about the reasons behind this latest incident. Photo-sharing app’s recent outages came just weeks apart — one earlier on October 4th where service restoration took place after several hours; another during early morning Australian of September 29 when users were still experiencing technical difficulties as they tried accessing their accounts which finally became live again by 1 pm.

WhatsApp responds

“We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working hard on getting things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.”

Facebook apologizes to users

Facebook and WhatsApp were among the many social media sites that experienced outages today. Facebook was experiencing issues with their app, while at least one user reported trouble loading on WhatsApp’s Twitter account for iPhone users.”

Our team is aware of some people having problems accessing our App,” said a tweet from Mark Zuckerberg Friday evening around 9 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). This follows shortly after an earlier statement released via Facebook engineers admitting there had been “some connectivity” issues due to “recent events” in parts Africa—something not mentioned until then by CEO Christian…

‘Instagram and friends have a little hard time’

“Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, but don’t worry! We’re already working to get things up-and-running again as soon as possible,” said Instagram.

 

“We want you guys back on our platform ASAP so that everything can return back to normal.”