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Normal People’s Paul Mescal and co-star India Mullen are ‘roomies’



Normal People’s Paul Mescal and co-star India Mullen are roomies (Picture: BBC)

Normal People’s Paul Mescal and India Mullen are roomies and we’re totally here for this friendship.

The co-stars, who played Connell and Peggy in the hit BBC Three series, are said to share a flat together, with Paul moving in back in March just before the country went into lockdown.

‘Paul and India have a brilliant, flirty relationship, and are always laughing,’ an insider said.

‘They’ve grown incredibly close, and made the decision to live with each other.’

The source continued to The Sun: ‘They’re incredibly supportive of one another’s careers.’

According to reports, India is currently residing with her family in Dublin but is keeping in contact with Paul while he holds the fort in London.

Paul is said to be living in the flat while India is with her family for the time being (Picture: BBC)

On Saturday, Paul was seen making the most of his exercise time during lockdown by having a run in the glorious sunshine.

He was spotted going out for a shirtless jog through a park in east London, rocking a pair of white shorts and black trainers. And yes, he was wearing a chain.

Normal People debuted last month and is an international sensation, with Katy Perry, Kourtney Kardashian and Gemma Collins among those tuning in.

And Paul recently teased whether we could be getting a season two any time soon, following the success of the first series.

Chatting to Wonderland, he said: ’Oh, there’s no question that character to me is still alive and breathing and very much has a lot of life left to live. [Connell] has a relationship with Marianne that is maybe unfinished.

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‘I do feel like the series that has finished is its own thing, and I’m totally comfortable with that.

‘It’s not on the cards at the moment, but if I got the opportunity to play him again, amazing.’

Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 is set to launch on August 18



After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s  Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio today announced that the next-gen Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18. Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99) and premium deluxe ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports.

The last part may come as somewhat of an amazement, given that Microsoft and Asobo are utilizing resources from Bing Maps and some AI enchantment on Azure to basically reproduce the Earth — and the entirety of its air terminals — in Flight Simulator 2020. In any case, the group more likely than not invested some additional energy in making a portion of these bigger air terminals particularly sensible and today, if you somehow managed to purchase even one of these bigger air terminals as an extra for Flight Simulator X or X-Plane, you’d effortlessly be burning through $30 or more.

The default release highlights 20 planes and 30 hand-demonstrated air terminals, while the luxurious release knocks that up to 25 planes and 35 air terminals and the top of the line form accompanies 30 planes and 40 air terminals.

Among those air terminals not displayed in the entirety of their great detail in the default release (they are as yet accessible there, incidentally — just without a portion of the additional detail) are any semblance of Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Frankfurt, Heathrow and San Francisco.

Similar remains constant for planes, with the 787 just accessible in the exclusive bundle, for instance. In any case, in light of what Asobo has appeared in its ordinary updates up until now, even the 20 planes in the standard release have been demonstrated in unquestionably more detail than in past forms, and possibly past what some additional items give today.

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Robinhood raises $320M more, bringing its latest round to $600M at an $8.6B valuation



The stakes keep getting higher for American discount brokerage Robinhood, which today disclosed that it has added hundreds of millions of dollars to its previously disclosed funding round.

Counting the $280 million that the organization had just declared, Robinhood said that it was “satisfied to share” that it “raised an extra $320 million in resulting closings.” Its now $600 million subsidizing round brings its post-cash valuation to $8.6 billion. Fortune previously announced the news.

(A detail, yet the new capital is a piece of the equivalent round as it was raised at a similar cost. TechCrunch revealed when the organization’s $280 million round was declared, the fintech organization was worth $8.3 billion. Another $300 million in capital at a level offer value implies that the organization’s valuation ought to have ascended by just the dollar sum included. As it did.)

Robinhood’s new capital was as obvious as its first tranche of this megaround; the previous startup is seeing interest for its item flood as financial specialists of all sizes partake in the year’s tremendous value unpredictability. Many contributing and-reserve funds centered fintech organizations are getting a charge out of a colossal year, as buyers hope to store and utilize their money.

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Snapchat tests TikTok-style navigation for exploring public content



Snapchat could be gearing up to more directly challenge TikTok. The company confirmed it’s testing a new experience that allows users to move through Snapchat’s public content with a vertical swiping motion — a gesture that’s been popularized by TikTok,  where it allows users to advance between videos. Snapchat says the feature is one of its experiments in exploring different, immersive visual formats for community content.

The test is centered around content that is distributed freely to Snapchat Discover, not your companions’ private Stories. But since Stories can have various parts, clients will at present tap to progress through the Story, as in the past. However, in the new analysis, an even swiping movement — either to one side or right — will leave the experience, rather than moving you between Stories, as in the past.

For any individual who invests a lot of their energy in TikTok, the vertical swipe currently feels like a progressively regular approach to travel through recordings. Also, it’s practically bewildering to come back to Snapchat or different applications where the level swipe is utilized.

This test was first spotted by online networking consultant Matt Navarra, citing a post from Twitter client @artb2668. One photograph being shared shows the spring up in the application which discloses how to explore the new experience, while a video gives you a thought for the vibe.

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