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DVDs



When DVDs started get popular in the early 2000's, it seemed like they would enjoy the long popularity of VHS. DVDs are compact, in comparison, and of infinitely better quality.

Now, though, DVDs are already falling out of favor. Blu-ray is of better quality and can hold more information than DVD. And it’s not just the disc format competing with DVD: The ability to download and stream video from the Internet is also hastening the demise of the DVD.

Super 8/8mm” Handheld Video Cameras



Kodak invented the Super 8/8mm film format in 1965. Soon after, handheld film cameras come in to the market and the living rooms of people everywhere were filled with families watching the hi-jinks at Freddie’s sixth birthday party.

Betamax



Betamax was developed by Sony in 1975, a year before the ultimately more popular VHS format was invented as a response to Sony’s attempt to control the format of the industry.

VHS Format



Invented by JVC, VHS was the  leading video format by the 1980’s, despite what some argued was the technical superiority of the Betamax format. 
Vitalik Buterin, the author of Ethereum, has defined in a up to date OmiseGO AMA consultation that with second-layer answers equivalent to Sharding and Plasma, the Ethereum community will ultimately be capable of procedure 1 million transactions in step with moment and doubtlessly greater than 100 million transactions in step with moment.

Stretches of extensibility of the main blockchain networks

Previously, at various conferences and presentations, Buterin emphasized that the Ethereum blockchain protocol and decentralized blockchain networks, in general, are struggling to deal with scalability issues.

In September 2017, all over an interview with mission capital investor Naval Ravikant on the Disrupt SF 2017 convention hosted via TechCrunch, Buterin famous that bitcoin and Ethereum were processing 3 to 6 transactions in step with moment at top capability. He added that for the blockchain to reinforce large-scale cost networks equivalent to Visa, inventory markets like Nasdaq, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, it’ll need to procedure masses of hundreds of transactions in step with moment.

Bitcoin is currently processing a bit less than three transactions per second and if it goes close to four, it is already at peak capacity. Ethereum has been doing five per second and if it goes above six, then it is also at peak capacity. On the other hand, Uber on average does 12 rides per second, PayPal several hundred, Visa several thousand, major stock exchanges tens of thousands, and in IoT, you’re talking hundreds of thousands per second,” said Buterin.

Sharding in explicit splits a blockchain community to shards that are then supplied with a gaggle of nodes which might be tasked to procedure knowledge of sure shards. With Sharding enabled, all nodes at the blockchain don’t seem to be required to procedure each and every unmarried piece of information settled at the blockchain, optimizing the method of settling knowledge.

During the OmiseGO AMA session, Buterin stated that second-layer scaling solutions that are currently being tested on the Ethereum testnet could enable the Ethereum blockchain network to support large-scale decentralized applications with millions of users by taking an innovative approach in optimizing the blockchain.


1 Million Tx / Second

Buterin additional famous that the synergy between layer 1 and layer 2 answers would building up the scalability of Ethereum via 10,000x, permitting the community to procedure hundreds of thousands of transactions in step with moment and supporting maximum packages.

“So if you get a 100x from Sharding and a 100x from Plasma, those two basically give you a 10,000x scalability gain, which basically means blockchains will be powerful enough to handle most applications most people are trying to do with them,” Buterin added.

Type Your Message In The Desired WhatsApp Conversation

Start as you usually would when sending a message in WhatsApp by typing your message into the text box. Before the new feature came out, the little paper airplane button would remain grey, indicating that you had a poor connection and couldn't send the message. But now, see here: The paper airplane button is blue! That means you don't have to worry about losing your message.

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Check Point Software Technologies, a security firm stated on Wednesday that the security in Telegram and WhatsApp is being compromised. This bug has risked around 1.2 bn active monthly users on WhatsApp into a threat.
Reportedly, hackers can also access the personal information, chats, images, videos and everything once access is gained. 

The issue is still pending.

The issue is still pending.
According to Check Point Software Technologies, the bug has been already reported to WhatsApp and Telegram since March 7, but still pending to get patched.  
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Is this an alien reptile?
Is this an alien reptile?

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After The Incident, Pictures Of The UFO Were Sent To Chile's UFO Investigating Agency, The Centre For The Study Of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA).
After the incident, pictures of the UFO were sent to Chile's UFO investigating agency, the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA).
CEFAA

The experts at CEFAA pored over the photos and videos, trying to figure out what this object was.

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One sure way to make an already cool product more desirable or luxurious is to add a bit of gold. We've seen it done with various other pieces of technology before such as smart phones and even games consoles, but this time it's the controllers turn to get a makeover.
These 24-karat gold Xbox One and Playstation 4 controllers created by ColorWare do everything that a normal controller does, except they are far from ordinary. Both the controllers will be priced at $299 which isn't unreasonable considering what they are made of.


It might sound like a completely 'out there' idea, but development of a wearable drone camera has begun and it looks as awesome as it sounds. The drone which can be worn around the wrist will be capable of taking off whilst you are wearing it, flying away, taking an epic selfie and then flying back again. 

The Nixie is currently a finalist in Intel's competition that is encouraging the development of new wearable technology which is where the future seems to be heading. The Nixie is still in development so it's still a little rough around the edges, but we can see that the potential is huge.
We can already see a huge divide in opinion over this device, but for those addicted to selfies and people that love taking pictures we can see this being a real hit. Lets hope it becomes available to buy soon.


Princess Leia gives Luke a refreshing beer

An Alien doesn't seem so scary

Jaws must not have been hungry that day

Star Wars wasn't very high tech

Is this the Hulk or Bruce Banner?

Just chillaxin' with friends

Even Bellatrix Lestrange has to check her email

Inception blew your mind in more ways than you know

Frodo's epic journey would have went so much faster in a helicopter

Not only was there room on the door for both of them, but they were just in a small pool

The knights of the round table love some football

Kill Bill BFFs!

The Titanic before sinking

Even Hannibal Lecter likes french fries

Dangerous killers, or relaxed pals?

Bane and Batman = BFF

Andy Serkis monkeying around on the set of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Over time, things change. People, places and technology are by far the most noticeable, but other aspects of life evolve, too. Think about your favorite cartoons from years past. If they are still on the air, chances are they have undergone some major changes. Some cartoon character transformations are so extreme, you'll be hard-pressed to recognize their original (or new) form. Some of these are improvements... but others? They're just weird.

1.) The Simpsons in 1987.

1.) The Simpsons in 1987.

The Simpsons today.

The Simpsons today.

2.) Archie in 1941.

2.) Archie in 1941.

Archie today.

Archie today.

3.) Charlie Brown in 1950.

3.) Charlie Brown in 1950.

Charlie Brown in recent years.

Charlie Brown in recent years.

4.) Snoopy in 1950.

4.) Snoopy in 1950.

The more recent Snoopy.

The more recent Snoopy.

5.) Pinoccio in 1911.

5.) Pinoccio in 1911.

Pinoccio in 1940.

Pinoccio in 1940.

6.) Cathy in 1976.

6.) Cathy in 1976.

Cathy today.

Cathy today.

7.) My Little Pony in 1984.

7.) My Little Pony in 1984.

My Little Pony today.

My Little Pony today.

8.) Arthur in 1976 and Arthur today.

8.) Arthur in 1976 and Arthur today.

9.) South Park in 1992.

9.) South Park in 1992.

South Park today.

South Park today.

10.) The Iron Giant in 1968.

10.) The Iron Giant in 1968.

The Iron Giant in 1999.

The Iron Giant in 1999.

11.) Shrek in 1990.

11.) Shrek in 1990.

Shrek in 2001.

Shrek in 2001.

12.) Yogi Bear in 1950.

 12.) Yogi Bear in 1950.

Yogi Bear today.

Yogi Bear today.

13.) Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1958.

13.) Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1958.

Alvin and the Chipmunks in 2007.

Alvin and the Chipmunks in 2007.

14.) Papa Smurf in 1958.

14.) Papa Smurf in 1958.

Papa Smurf in 2011.

Papa Smurf in 2011.

15.) Scooby Doo in 1969.

15.) Scooby Doo in 1969.

Scooby Doo in 2002.

Scooby Doo in 2002.

16.) Garfield in 1978.

16.) Garfield in 1978.

Garfield today.

Garfield today.

17.) Mickey Mouse in 1928.

17.) Mickey Mouse in 1928.

Mickey Mouse today.

Mickey Mouse today.

18.) Peter Pan in 1902.

18.) Peter Pan in 1902.

Peter Pan in 1953.

Peter Pan in 1953.

19.) Gumby in 1953.

19.) Gumby in 1953.

Gumby today.

Gumby today.

20.) Cinderella in 1865.

20.) Cinderella in 1865.

Cinderella in 1950.

Cinderella in 1950.

21.) Bugs Bunny in 1940 and Bugs Bunny today.

21.) Bugs Bunny in 1940 and Bugs Bunny today.

22.) The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 1974.

22.) The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 1974.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

23.) James and the Giant Peach from 1961.

23.) James and the Giant Peach from 1961.

James and the Giant Peach from 1996.

James and the Giant Peach from 1996.