• Facebook Launches New Voice Calling App CatchUp

    Facebook Messenger already allows for voice calls, but it seems that Facebook is testing out a new app called CatchUp that will also allow users to make audio-only calls. So what’s the difference? Why would there be a need for a new and separate app? With CatchUp, there will be one main difference: users can show their availability.

    We’ve all made phone calls in the past where people sometimes don’t answer as they might not have heard the phone ring or if they’re busy, but since we don’t know that, we have to try our luck. However, with CatchUp, users will be able to set their talk status in the app to show if they’re available to receive calls.

    According to Facebook, they explain that this is meant to overcome some of the limitations with phone calls, where people don’t know if they should call because they don’t want to

  • Weather Delays the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

    On Wednesday afternoon, veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The Demo-2 mission was going to be the first crewed mission for SpaceX and the first time NASA astronauts have launched from the US in nine years. But the world will have to wait a few more days to see it happen. Just 17 minutes before launch, SpaceX scrubbed the mission due to bad weather around the launch site and along the capsule’s flight path.

    Weather conditions have to be calm from the East Coast of the US all the way to Ireland for the mission to launch. This ensures that in the event of an abort during the launch, the crew can splash down in the Atlantic and be safely recovered by rescue teams. The Demo-2 mission is the last major test before NASA

  • Man gets caught peeing at a Singaporean flat and a weird argument ensues

    Once in a while, the internet yields some really weird but hilarious arguments.

    This is one of them and it apparently happened on May 25, 2020 at a HDB Flat in Singapore.

    The owner of the unit discovered a mysterious stranger with a mullet loitering around his flats. So he took his smartphone and began asking a series of questions.

    The result: A weird but hilarious argument in Singlish.

    Facebook user Alan Chew had uploaded two videos to the SG Covidiots Facebook group. It’s essentially a group that uploads photos and videos of people breaking the Circuit Breaker (CB) measures on the island state.

    The videos were then edited into one and uploaded onto All Singapore Stuff Facebook page.

    An argument in Singlish ensues. IMAGE: SG Covidiots / Facebook.

    In the close to 2-minute long video, the stranger, who lives a level below, had claimed that he was smoking by

  • Philips Hue TV sync box now supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision

    The box that syncs Philips Hue lights with whatever’s on your TV is getting a big update today: it now supports two major HDR standards: HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

    At launch, the longly named Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box could analyze content playing at up to 4K at 60Hz, but it only supported regular HDR10. For people with newer TV sets or who are serious about home theater, that’d be a major miss, since the HDR10+ standard and Dolby Vision are now more common and offer better image quality. Until now, the box has just done nothing when those higher-quality signals were passed through.

    After today’s update, the box should work with a lot more systems and content. The device analyzes pretty much any video content that’s being passed to your TV, figures out the dominant colors, and then constantly changes nearby Hue lightbulbs to match the color. It’s

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