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H.266 video encoding
- Versatile Video Coding (VVC)
Half the size/bandwidth of current standard H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) without compromising visual quality.

Wonder how this will compare to AOM Video 1 (AV1)
ComicCon@Home 2020
July 22nd – 26th
ComicCon and IGN have combined forces to bring this year’s ComicCon direct to your chair. The event will be livestreamed throughout July 22nd till the 26th. You can get all the information from IGN below
Major Twitter Hack
A large scale Twitter hack eligibly using Twitters own admin tool has targeted and taken over many high-profile accounts including the YouTube gamer MrBeast.

The accounts were then used to scam people into giving thousands of dollars in BitCoin, believing that they were going to receive double the amount back. Some of the main bitcoin accounts used were
(bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493p83kkfjhx0wlh) and had received 12.86 BTC (approx. $118,000) totalling 373 transactions. Just $83 worth of Bitcoin remains in the account.
(bc1qwr30ddc04zqp878c0evdrqfx564mmf0dy2w39l) had received 0.55 BTC (approx. $5000)

Some of the other major Twitter accounts hacked were Apple, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, George Wallace, Wiz Khalifa, Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Uber, Twitter Support, Coindesk, Binance, Coinbase, Gemini, Floyd Mayweather, Square’s CashApp, Tron Foundation, Kucoin and probably many more to come.

This is a big nightmare situation for Twitter. Personably I can’t believe that people still fall for this kind of scam.
UBISoft Hyper Scape Open Beta
UBISoft’s HyperScape now in open beta.
Amazon New World
Beta delayed until spring 2021
After much feedback from the Alpha player base, AGS have realized that the game is not ready for release, and decided to delay the beta until spring 2021.

As an alpha player myself, I believe this is a good move. Due to NDA I can’t really say much, but I do feel that the game does need a little more work. I also think that Covid-19 has played a big part in this delay, with most of the dev team working from home.
Fallout TV show
Many fans of the “Fallout” game series will be super hyped to learn that Bethesda, Amazon Prime and the creators of the TV series “Westworld” have come together to produce “Fallout” the TV series.

The production is not expected to air until at least 2022, But I’m personally going to be eagerly awaiting this one.