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Boeing resumes production of its troubled 737 Max airplane

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Boeing said it would resume manufacturing the troubled 737 Max airplane after a nearly five-month hiatus. The aerospace company said it would restart production “at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality.”

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March 2018 following two fatal crashes that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew members. Boeing continued to manufacture the airplane, but in December 2019, the company announced plans to halt production at its Renton, Washington manufacturing plant.

The FAA has yet to clear the airplane to return to passenger service. Investigators have discovered numerous software glitches, apart from the MCAS flight control system that has been identified as the cause of the fatal crashes.

Boeing said that during the temporary suspension, the company’s mechanics and engineers worked together to “standardize work packages” and revamp the “kitting process” to ensure that employees have everything they need to build the airplane.

“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program, in a statement. “These initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build environment for the 737 MAX.”

Boeing said last year that it doesn’t expect the 737 Max to fly again until at least “mid-2020.” Air travel is being upended by COVID-19, with the major carriers having reduced service due to a drop-off in demand.

Boeing recently announced it would be laying off nearly 7,000 employees as the novel coronavirus continues to hammer the airline industry. The Chicago-based airplane manufacturer — the biggest exporter in the US — had already announced it would trim its workforce by around 10 percent.

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iOS 14 First public beta is here: First chance to try it

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Would you like to download iOS 14 First public beta on your ios devices? Yes, this is the first ios beta update which is recently rolled out with new features, the final version is yet to come.

So finally the ios 14 public beta is available to download now, The iPhone users can download the beta update now. The ios 14 beta update launched with tvOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS 11 Big Sur public betas.  Apple launched the ios 14 with lost of new features, the update was formally announced at WWDC 2020.

The members of its developer beta program would be able to try out on their devices. Most of those public betas – iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, and tvOS 14 – are available today, though at the time of writing, the watchOS 7 public beta is ‘coming soon,’ according to Apple’s beta site. It’s unclear when it will be available.

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Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games

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Sony has invested $250 Million in Epic Games to get a minority interest. Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, the world’s largest battle royale title acquiring more than 350 Million accounts.

On Friday Sony revealed this strategic investment and the motive behind this investment is to broaden the collaboration of both giants to generate a unique experience for both users and creators.

Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO Sony said in a statement, “Epic`s powerful technology in areas such as graphics places them at the forefront of game engine development with Unreal Engine and other innovations. There`s no better example of this than the revolutionary entertainment experience”.

Both companies are working together as E[ic Games has launched its Unreal Engine 5 graphics on a PlayStation 5. Also, Sony is going to launch its next-gen gaming console somewhere at the end of this year and this move will strengthen both company’s collaboration.

With this investment, Sony got the 1.4% share in Epic’s games, and before Sony’s investment Epic Games had raised a total of $1.58 billion in three previous funding rounds, including investment from Chinese tech major Tencent back in 2012 as per Venturebeat.

Epic Games also declared that Fortnite will be available on other platforms along with Play Station devices.

Fortnite provides music concerts, movies, and many other events within the game that attracts everyone’s attention and its recent virtual Travis Scott concert stole the attention of over 27 Million people. With this investment, Sony’s plan is to create a dedicated team that can utilize Fortnite to create immersive media.

Epic has planned to raise $750 million from different investors at a valuation of about $17 billion and this deal is separate from the plan of Fortnite makers.

Let’s wait and watch will Epic Games will provide any extra advantage to Sony as Epic’s upcoming Unreal Engine 5 will be compatible with both PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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PS5 Release, Price, Games: Frequently Asked Questions

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PS5 is all about to launch by end of 2020, This would be one of the best and competitive gaming console announcement of this year. The gamers are quite excited about the upcoming Playstation 5 release and can’t wait to know about the features, price, design and the no. of games to play on PS5.

The internet is full of users queries regarding PS5, So here we come out with the PS5 Faqs and their solutions. Like When PS5 will be available, how much it will be costlier, How it will bet better than PS4 and Xbox One? Why they should buy PS5? and many other PS5 details.

  • What is it? The Sony PS5 is the next-gen PlayStation console.
  • When will it release? “Holiday 2020”, so between October and December 2020.
  • What can I play on it? Loads of games! They include a new Spider-Man entry, a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, a Demon’s Souls remake, Resident Evil 8 and much more to come.
  • Will PS5 have VR? Oh yes. The next-gen console will be compatible with current PSVR hardware, and there are also rumors of PSVR 2.
  • What will the PS5 cost? TBC. The PS4 and PS4 Pro were both $399 / £349 at launch, but we expect the PS5 will cost somewhat more. Leaks have suggested around the $499 mark.
  • Can I play PS4 games on the PS5? The PS5 will definitely be backwards compatible with “almost all” PS4 games – earlier generations are still to be confirmed. It will launch with support for the majority of the top 100 PS4 games, according to Sony’s Mark Cerny.
  • Will coronavirus delay the PS5 release? Sony has confirmed the PS5 release date is not currently delayed by coronavirus, and reiterated the fact that the PS5 is still on course for a “Holiday 2020” release in its end of year financial report.

PS5 Reason to buy or not to buy

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