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Minecraft Earth beta opens to Android users

first_img Microsoft To sign up, you’ll also need a Microsoft or Xbox Live account and app store login. By signing up for the beta, you can get a free skin for Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Bedrock.According to CNET sister site GameSpot, you can explore the Minecraft Earth world to find treasure chests, block clusters and mobs called “Toppables.” You can build permanent structures on Build Plates, and, by coming across an Adventure, you can also experience a full Minecraft overlay where you can collect resources and dispatch mobs.Multiplayer capabilities are also expected in the future. 43 Photos Your device needs to be running Android 7 or higher to play.  Microsoft, Minecraft Minecraft Earth has now opened up its beta to Android users. On Thursday, Minecraft tweeted that it’s rolling out the Android beta, which is invite only, in five cities. “The Android beta is finally here! We’re hard at work rolling out the update in five cities: Seattle, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Mexico City. Happy crafting everyone!” reads the tweet from the Minecraft Earth account. On Monday, Minecraft said it would be rolling out the Android update throughout the week.If you’ve been invited to join the beta, you’ll need to log in at least once every seven days to key your account active, Minecraft said. Your device needs to be running Android 7 or higher to play, and you also have to be 18 or older. The beta was released to iPhone users with iOS 10 or higher last month.  Now playing: Watch this: Best mobile games of 2019 Mojang demos Minecraft Earth for the first time Minecraft Earth announces iOS exclusive features Minecraft’s lighting will look more realistic, thanks to Nvidia tech The Android beta is finally here! We’re hard at work rolling out the update in five cities: Seattle, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Mexico City. Happy crafting everyone!↣ https://t.co/H3Ye8o64JV ↢ pic.twitter.com/z575yKmYXV— Minecraft Earth (@minecraftearth) August 30, 2019 Like Pokemon Go, Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality mobile game where players can explore the real world and build within it using Minecraft blocks. It was officially revealed in May, with Microsoft showing off gameplay in a trailer.center_img Mobile Gaming Video Games Originally published Aug. 22.Update, Aug. 30: Adds more details on availability of the Minecraft Earth beta.  More on Minecraft Post a comment 0 Tags 3:41 Share your voicelast_img read more

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Enthralling shows during Kalinka to captivate visitors of Flag Island

first_imgSpeaking on the sidelines of the event, Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, General Manager of The Flag Island said, “The festival will give a true insight into a vast range of cultural arts from Russia and Kazakhstan. It will also showcase vivid and vibrant performances that’ll emphasise the ultimate goal of The Flag Island, of bringing people of different international communities together”.She further said, “The atmosphere at the island makes it the perfect venue for such high energy cultural performances. We look forward to welcoming audiences from across the UAE, for what promises to be an enjoyable two-day event.”The Russian word “Kalinka” is a popular world symbolising national culture and through the festival, organisers are striving to uphold and showcase the values of tolerance, friendship and love for arts, in Sharjah.The Flag Island will also turn off all its light between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on 30 March, in solidarity with millions across the world who are fighting against climate change, in what has become known as Earth Hour.The Flag Island aims to present healthy and fun activities throughout the year, turning the place into an exciting touristic destination. The Kalinka festival being held at the destination, gives visitors an opportunity to engage with a different ensemble of cultures, that everyone can attend and enjoy, at no extra cost.About the Flag IslandFlag Island is a prominent national monument in Sharjah. The island was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, in 2012. The destination offers an array of sports and social attractions for the emirate’s residents and visitors. It serves as a venue for national and religious occasions and celebrations throughout the year. The festival will give a true insight into a vast range of cultural arts from Russia and Kazakhstan.The Flag Island, Sharjah’s leisure, tourist and family destination, is to host the International Festival ‘Kalinka’. The 2-day festival on 29, 30th March, will be showing spectacular cross-cultural performances as Russia and Kazakhstan combine their talents in a dazzling display of music and dance at the Flag Island’s amphitheatre, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.The Flag Island will be providing families, children and audiences of all age groups, with a full spectrum of Eastern Europe’s most authentic styles and genres. The Festival Committee collaborates with local artists from Russian and Kazakhstan, both children and adults, aiming to encourage cross-cultural exchanges and forge new professional pathways.The repertoire of participants at the festival includes ‘Sozvezdie Sharma’ who have produced more than 200 dance shows and 6 musical performances internationally. Chorus ‘Kotem’ is another well-reputed ensemble in Kazakhstan and other artists include dance and folklore Russian troupes like Vaselinka and Kupavy. Yakutians from the city of Yakutsk in the Republic of Sakha, in the far north of the Russian Federation, are also one of the highlights of the festival.last_img read more

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When Salman Khan insulted Katrina Kaif with success has gone to her

first_imgKapil Sharma, Salman Khan, Katrina KaifSony TVRemember how Salman Khan, during the entire promotional events of Bharat, had made Katrina Kaif uncomfortable with his behaviour? And how Katrina chose to remain silent despite looking visibly upset and sad every time Salman insulted her? Well, at one point of time, Salman even went on to say that success had gone to Katrina’s head after doing a few blockbuster films with him.In a clip of The Kapil Sharma Show’s Undekha Tadka, when Kapil Sharma asks Katrina about her eating habits, she says that she talks to the food items which she doesn’t want to eat considering her diet. Within no time, Salman interjected and while talking about Katrina’s eating habits, told Kapil that “success has gone to her (Katrina Kaif) head” especially after doing a role in Bharat wherein she portrayed an older woman.Though Katrina looked surprised and shocked to hear such a statement coming from Salman on the show, she laughed it off and asked him what makes him think in such a way about her. Salman, then, said that earlier Katrina used to eat from everyone’s plate and now with time, she has kept herself away from everything.Salman had also reminded Katrina how she had got tagged as the ‘most talented actress’ by the media after doing a few blockbuster films like Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat alongside him. Katrina had no answer but to nod her head sarcastically on his jibes.Nevertheless, Katrina has surely evolved as an artiste over the past few years and her notable performances in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zero, Thugs Of Hindostan and Bharat prove that.On the work front, Katrina will be seen next seen in Rohit Shetty directed cop-drama Sooryavanshi which also stars Akshay Kumar in the lead. Akshay’s character of an ATS officer was introduced in Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba which had created a huge anticipation among the audience. Katrina, on the other hand, will be playing Akshay’s love interest in the film and the two will recreate Tip Tip Barsa Paani, the iconic song from 1994 hit film Mohra.last_img read more

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Diplomacy with Russia China for solution to Rohingya crisis

first_img.The standing committee on ministry of foreign affairs has recommended gearing up diplomatic activity with Russia and China to resolve the Rohingya crisis. The committee also recommended quick repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar and to ensure their security.  These recommendations were made at a meeting of the committee in parliament on Thursday.  Standing committee chairperson Dipu Moni presided over the meeting. Others present included foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, Faruk Khan and Kazi Nabil Ahmed.  In a press statement of the parliament secretariat, it was said that the committee drew the attention of the civil aviation and tourism ministry to modernise and expand the Cox’s Bazar airport as the heads of the governments and representatives of different countries visit Rohingya camps.According to members at the meeting, the foreign ministry presented the diplomatic steps taken to solve the Rohingya crisis.On 16 February, a list of 8032 Rohingyas was sent to the home ministry of Myanmar for verification. So far the verification of 1045 Rohingyas has been completed.Out of this list, Myanmar government repeatedly expressed interest to repatriate 444 Hindu men and 778 Muslims determined by Myanmar. But these people are not verified.last_img read more

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Algorithm ensures that random numbers are truly random

first_img Citation: Algorithm ensures that random numbers are truly random (2016, June 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-algorithm-random.html (Phys.org)—Generating a sequence of random numbers may be more difficult than it sounds. Although the numbers may appear random, how do you know for sure that they don’t actually follow some complex, underlying pattern? For this reason, finding a way to certify that a sequence of numbers is truly random is often more challenging than generating the sequence in the first place. In the new study, the researchers use the first method, by measuring the quantum states of some physical system. However, the physical method has its own problems: How do you know for sure that the measurement devices used to measure the physical system don’t have some underlying predictability due to the way they were constructed? To overcome this problem, scientists have developed strict requirements on the devices, but these “device-independent” protocols are so strict that they are very slow at generating large amounts of random numbers.As a compromise between security and efficiency, researchers have developed “semi-device-independent” protocols that don’t have such strict requirements, but do place limits on the device capacity. These protocols can generate truly random numbers, but they still require a large amount of post-processing computational power to certify that the sequences are random. More randomness with more computing powerIn the new paper, the researchers’ main contributions is showing that a tradeoff exists for semi-device-independent protocols. The more computational power that is available to analyze the experimental data and certify its randomness, the less strict the requirements need to be on the measurement devices that generate the random data in the first place.Based on this tradeoff, the researchers designed a new algorithm that can extract more data from the experiment, and then, using a large amount of computing power, can certify a large amount of randomness—more than any other method developed to date. Even more importantly, it can do so faster and even work in cases where slower methods don’t work at all.”Our method allows to certify more randomness than the standard one,” Pawłowski said. “Let’s assume that you are using the latter and get 1 bit/second and using ours you get 2 bits/second. It means that the same device certified with our method need half the time to produce the required mount of bits. It’s nice. “But there are cases when our method certifies 1 bit/sec and the standard one 0. Now our method becomes really important because without it we have a completely useless device. I think this is its biggest advantage—making useless devices useful.”The new method also has the advantage that it doesn’t require altering the physical quantum system like other methods do, although it does come at the cost of requiring greater computing power. Nevertheless, the researchers believe that this is a worthwhile tradeoff, and expect that the new approach will guide future research on random number certification.”We have demonstrated the usefulness of our method in one case, but we have preliminary results and hand-weaving arguments that suggest that our method may be applied for different experimental setups and scenarios (for example, fully device-independent or with one party fully trusted),” Pawłowski said. “We are now trying to prove this and see in which situations it is most useful. Our second goal is to try to reduce the time of computation required for certifying more randomness. We have some preliminary results here too, which suggest it can be done.” New method of producing random numbers could improve cybersecurity Explore further Researchers have developed a method to certify more randomness in long sequences of random numbers than other methods can. Credit: Mironowicz et al. CC-BY-3.0 More information: Piotr Mironowicz et al. “Increased certification of semi-device independent random numbers using many inputs and more post-processing.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/6/065004 Journal information: New Journal of Physics © 2016 Phys.org. All rights reserved. In a new study, researchers have developed a new algorithm that increases the amount of certified randomness in a sequence of seemingly random numbers that has been generated experimentally. The researchers, Piotr Mironowicz et al., at universities in Poland, Sweden, and Brazil, have published their paper on the new random number certification algorithm in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.As the scientists explain, generating long sequences of numbers with certified randomness is critical for ensuring security in computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”Every electronic device needs randomness and needs a lot of it,” coauthor Marcin Pawłowski at the University of Gdańsk in Poland told Phys.org. “Randomness is necessary whenever you need security. Whenever you want secure communication, a cryptographic key must be generated. It has to be generated randomly so that no adversary can easily guess it. Nowadays, every communication is encrypted that way. Whenever you call someone on your mobile phone or send a text, a sequence of random numbers has to be generated. If someone can predict these numbers (it doesn’t have to be perfect—if he or she can guess some of them it’s enough), they can listen to your conversation. “Random numbers are constantly being generated by every machine that can communicate. And even if it does not communicate, every computer needs randomness to allocate programs in the memory. It is trivial to hack a computer which assigns the same place in its memory for the same program every time it’s run. Exploiting backdoors or malfunctions in random number generators is one of the most common ways to attack communication or computer systems.” Lots of numbers, no patternAlthough it’s relatively easy to generate and certify short sequences of random numbers, cryptographic applications require long sequences of random numbers, and the length is what makes the task much more challenging.In general, researchers use two main methods to generate long sequences of random numbers. The first method is based on exploiting the randomness inherent in physical systems, such as the optical noise in lasers and radioactive decay in atoms. This randomness can be traced back to these systems’ quantum properties. The second method uses computer software that can perform complicated arithmetical procedures. Technically, only the first method produces truly random numbers. The computer-generated numbers are considered “pseudorandom” because knowing how the program develops its computations makes it possible to predict these numbers, which only appear random. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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