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PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds PC update 1.0 with new weapons

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds players are in for a treat, with the upcoming PC update 1.0 that will add two new weapons into the game which many will agree are well overdue. We haven’t seen any new weapons arrive in the game for a long time but now you’ll be getting the DP-28 light machine gun and also the AUG A3 assault rifle. Those on the Test Build can already preview these weapons, but here is what you have to look forward to as images of both models have already been released.

The DP-28 has a 47-round pan magazine for 7.62mm and can be attached with a 4x scope and sights to take out enemies from a distance. A low firing rate will make up for high damage and we have a feeling it could be the new weapon of choice for a lot of you.

The AUG A3 meanwhile is exclusive to care packages and most of you will know it as the Bullpup rifle which has a high rate of fire and low recoil. Look forward to seeing these rollout into the full version of the game soon, but give us your thoughts on both below. What new weapons are you hoping to see added next into PUBG? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Xbox One release date Vs PS4

Toshiba 55L711U18 55-inch 4K TV review with HDR surprise

We are amazed to see how low, the prices are for 4K TVs on the market at the moment compared to a few years ago when the average consumer had no chance of affording them. Now they are accessible to most households and one model in particular caught our eye after finding out that it is going to be available with a whopping discount. This is the Toshiba 55?

Class LED 4K TV with Chromecast built-in on sale at Best Buy at the end of November for just £279.99 after a £220 price cut. The Toshiba 55L711U18 specs include a 55-inch 4K display, with 3 HDMI inputs, 60Hz native refresh rate, HDCP 2.2 support, 1 SB© USB port and DTS Studio Sound audio quality.

Many of you will be wondering if the Toshiba 55L711U18 is a Smart TV or not since Best Buy’s description is vague and while we can’t say that it is 100% fully smart supported, you can still get access to ‘smart’ apps using the built-in Chromecast feature which will allow you to access apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Spotify – there is no web browser included though as an example of the missing full Smart TV functionality.

However, you will be pleased to hear that the Toshiba 55L711U18 does support HDR or High Dynamic Range. Best Buy and Toshiba don’t do a very good job in including HDR in the TV’s product descriptions, but the feature is there should you want to turn it on – just don’t expect to see higher standards of HDR10 or Dolby Vision as you won’t be getting that on this model.

The fact that HDR is absent on both the official manufacturer listing and Toshiba user manual though is bizarre, but you can clearly see from Best Buy Canada’s listing for the exact same TV that HDR is advertised here as a key feature. With HDR on board, this makes the £279.99 asking price for a 55-inch 4K TV very appealing indeed. If you are interested in making a purchase, head to Best Buy here but first read through the Toshiba 55L711U18 reviews over at Best Buy where this model currently has a 4.3/5 review rating as of November 2017.

Do you have any questions about this model? Let us know in our discussion section below!

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Also See: Toshiba 32L310U18 reviews in 2017 with surprising feedback

This is one way to express your allegiance to Star Wars

OtterBox’s Star Wars cases are currently available for the iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus.

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Ahead of the December release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” OtterBox has a new collection of Star Wars Symmetry Series cases that will give your iPhone Jedi powers you never knew it had. No, not really. But the cases are pretty cool, if not a little pricey.

You can choose among five “unique designs” for the iPhone 7/8 (£45) and iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus (£55). Alas, nothing yet for the iPhone X. According to OtterBox, iPhone X Star Wars cases are coming “in early 2018.”

Personally, I’d probably probably go with the “On Ahch-To” or “Storm Trooper” cases.

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NASA spacecraft's final full Saturn view is a masterpiece

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This is Cassini’s last full mosaic view of Saturn.

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Cassini’s very last image before it died in Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept.

15 was a hazy, gray close-up of part of the planet. Now, NASA has released the spacecraft’s last complete look at Saturn and it’s enough to melt your mind. The mosaic, released Tuesday, is an instant classic.

Scientists combined 42 images for the natural-color mosaic showing a sweeping view of Saturn and its rings. What’s less obvious are six moons: Prometheus, Enceladus, Janus, Epimetheus, Pandora and Mimas (the famous “Death Star moon“). NASA helpfully provided an annotated version showing the locations of the moons:

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NASA annotated this version of the mosaic to highlight the moons.

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Cassini snapped the images used for the mosaic two days before its scheduled plunge to its doom.

NASA calls the final image “Farewell to Saturn” and used its release to reminiscence about Cassini’s accomplishments during the 13 years it spent studying the planet and its many moons.

“Cassini’s scientific bounty has been truly spectacular — a vast array of new results leading to new insights and surprises, from the tiniest of ring particles to the opening of new landscapes on Titan and Enceladus, to the deep interior of Saturn itself,” said Robert West, Cassini’s deputy imaging team leader at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same

In May, protesters spoke up after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai introduced his proposal to roll back net neutrality rules.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the US government to stop “micromanaging the internet.” On Tuesday he introduced a proposal to repeal the controversial 2015 net neutrality rules that prevented broadband companies from blocking or slowing down access to websites or services. While many people agree with the basic principles of net neutrality, these specific rules have been a lightning rod for controversy.

That’s because in order to get the rules to hold up in court, the FCC reclassified broadband networks so that they fell under the same strict regulations that govern telephone networks. Pai has called the Obama-era rules “heavy-handed” and “a mistake,” and he argues that they’ve deterred innovation and depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks. To set things right, he says, he’s taking the FCC back a “light touch” approach to regulation.

Don’t feel like you have to plow through all the bureaucratic and technical complexities to get a handle on the situation.

We’ve assembled this FAQ to put everything in plain English.

What is net neutrality again?

Net neutrality is the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally, regardless of whether you’re checking Facebook, posting pictures to Instagram or streaming movies from Netflix or Amazon. It also means that companies like AT&T, which is trying to buy Time Warner, or Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, can’t favor their own content over a competitor’s content.

So what just happened?

Pai, who became FCC chairman after President Trump took office, on Tuesday published a proposal to eliminate the current net neutrality regulations, which prohibit broadband providers from blocking or slowing down traffic and ban them from offering so-called fast lanes to companies willing to pay extra to reach consumers more quickly than competitors. But the proposal’s most significant change is to strip the FCC of its authority to regulate broadband and instead shift that responsibility to the Federal Trade Commission.

Under the 2015 rules, the FCC reclassified broadband as a utility, which gave it the authority to regulate broadband infrastructure much as it did the old telephone network. The proposal would strip away that classification.

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Does this mean no one will be policing the internet?

Pai hopes internet service providers will publicly commit to putting “no blocking” and “no throttling” commitments in their terms of service. That would make these actions enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission, which can take action against companies that violate contracts with consumers or that participate in anticompetitive and fraudulent activity.

Is the FTC equipped to make sure broadband companies don’t harm consumers?

Yes and no.

The FTC already oversees consumer protection and competition for the whole economy. But this also means the agency is swamped. And because the FTC isn’t focused exclusively on the telecommunications sector, it’s unlikely the agency can deliver the same kind of scrutiny that the FCC would.

More importantly, the FTC also lacks the FCC’s rulemaking authority. This means FTC enforcement extends only to companies’ voluntary public commitments or violations of antitrust law. Unless broadband and wireless carriers commit in writing to basic net neutrality principles, the FTC can only enforce antitrust issues, which must meet a high legal standard.

What about internet fast lanes?

Will the FCC ask companies to voluntarily commit to not offering paid prioritization?

No, the FCC proposal removes the ban that keeps a service provider from charging an internet service, like Netflix or YouTube, a fee for delivering its service faster to customers than competitors can. Net neutrality supporters argue that this especially hurts startups, which can’t afford such fees. But Pai believes the current rules are too restrictive.

He wants to make sure broadband companies can experiment with different business models, such as offering more zero-rated deals, which allow companies to give away content for free without it counting against a customer’s monthly data cap. Another potential business model would allow a broadband provider to give priority to a medical application or to services like those enabling self-driving cars.

Does the proposal leave any of the old rules in place?

The one rule that was spared is the so-called “transparency rule,” which requires broadband providers to disclose how they manage their networks. The new proposal will try to expand this requirement.

The FCC wants internet service providers to commit to disclosing when and under what circumstances they block or slow traffic and to disclose if and when they offer paid priority services.

What’s it all mean for me?

This is a huge change in policy at the FCC and it could affect how you experience the internet. Whether that experience is changed for the better or for the worse depends on whom you believe. Pai and many other Republicans say freeing up broadband providers from onerous and outdated regulation will let them invest more in their networks.

They’re hopeful this will lead to more expansion in rural and hard-to-service areas of the country, as well as faster speed service throughout the US. The agency’s argument for repealing the rules is that investment started to decline in 2015 after the rules were adopted. But Democrats like Sen.

Brian Schatz of Hawaii, consumer advocacy groups, civil rights organizations and technology companies like Google and Mozilla say that repealing the 2015 rules and stripping the FCC of its authority will lead to broadband companies controlling more of your internet experience. As companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast acquire more online content like video, they could give their own services priority on their networks, squeezing out competitors and limiting what you could access. This might mean fewer startups get a shot at becoming the next Facebook, Netflix or YouTube.

Ultimately, it could lead to your internet experience looking more like cable TV, where all the content is curated by your provider. Some critics also fear this control could lead to higher prices. And groups such as the ACLU say it could affect your First Amendment right to free speech as big companies control more of what you experience online.

“Internet rights are civil rights,” said Jay Stanley, an ACLU senior policy analyst. “Gutting net neutrality will have a devastating effect on free speech online. Without it, gateway corporations like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will have too much power to mess with the free flow of information.”

What’s next?

The FCC is scheduled to vote on the proposal at its Dec.

14 meeting. And since Republicans lead the agency with 3 votes to 2, it will easily pass.

But that’s not the end of the fight. Net neutrality supporters have vowed to file lawsuits in defense of net neutrality. Once the order to repeal the rules is published in the federal registry, the lawsuits will likely be filed.

Supporters say they feel good about their chances in court, given that a federal appeals court last year upheld the 2015 rules. But as with any legal fight, the outcome is never certain until the judges make their ruling.

Will Congress take action?

Even though internet service providers may be dancing a jig now over their good fortune to have the FCC rules repealed, if a Democrat is elected to the White House in 2020, the rules could flip back the other way and be reinstated. Obviously, this ping-ponging is not good for anyone.

For this reason, people on both sides of the issue have called for Congress to take action and amend the Communications Act to codify net neutrality protections. Republicans have offered proposals, but Democrats have balked because they say the legislation would further strip the FCC of authority. That said, Schatz is working to introduce legislation to protect net neutrality.

So stay tuned.

Is there anything I can do?

At this point, the repeal is going to happen. But net neutrality supporters say it’s important to reach out to your elected officials to tell them you’re concerned and to urge them to pass bipartisan legislation. Schatz also said that anybody who cares about this issue, including the thousands of people who filed comments to the FCC urging protection for the net neutrality rules, need to turn that concern into action.

Midterm elections for Congress are coming up in 2018, and Schatz wants to see tech-savvy young people making the internet a campaign issue.

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