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Epic, the maker of Fortnight has acquired Houseparty which is a Social video app

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Epic, the maker of Fortnight has acquired Houseparty which is a Social video app

The main mission of Epic is now to do an acquisition after raising a fund of $1.25 billion. This will give the company a good kick start. The Fortnight franchise and the Unreal Phenomenon have now collaborated to acquire Houseparty.

The social video app declared this news through a blog post this morning. After reading the news, the masses think that this deal will give major benefits to Epic. It has already become an overnight success with the multiplayer battle royal phenomenon.

Houseparty is a social video app which was launched in the year of 2015. This kind of app has the capability to deliver different types of social videos through various different kinds of platforms. This app can run on Android, Mac OS, and iOS. The app is specially made for the teenagers where they can safely and securely share their own videos to a personal level.

The CEO of Epic named Tim Sweeney said in a piece of news that:

 “Houseparty brings people together, creating positive social interactions in real time,” and she also added, “By teaming up, we can build even more fun, shared experiences than what could be achieved alone.”

According to some reports, the app says that they will change nothing and they will continue things as they were doing before. So as per the result, the company will remain the same. The Epic and the Houseparty will stay separate but the friendship will be the same.

The CEO and co-founder of Houseparty named Sima Sistani had said that:

 “Joining Epic is a great step forward in achieving our mission of bringing empathy to online communication,” and she also added that “We have a common vision to make human interaction easier and more enjoyable, and always with respect for user privacy.”

The investments were very big at that moment. There were more plans for acquisitions, which will add a gaming card for the company. They have already bought 3Lateral which is a Serbia based computer design startup. According to the officials of the company, few more news is coming very soon.

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A camera application which can automatically remove people from different photos

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A camera application which can automatically remove people from different photos

As a misanthrope who is living in a vibrant city people are never short of things to complain about. The main problem that people face when taking a picture in a crowded city is that people end up appearing and crowding the photo. This problem of people coming into the photo is not a problem anymore. A new application called the Bye Bye Camera has become very popular which helps people to remove unwanted people from a photograph.

Something like this was very needed because now people can click better photographs without having any unwanted people in the background of the photograph. This was not an easy thing to do but the company can complete this application smoothly. The application is very effective and people are really happy that something like this is finally available in the market.

The new app, Damjanski told Artnome, is:

 “an app for the post-human era… The app takes out the vanity of any selfie and also the person.”

Fortunately, it leaves dogs intact.

The whole procedure is done in a self-conscious arty way. It is important to understand that if humans are necessary for the picture or not. If they are not necessary, then they will have removed in no time at all.

The main technology that By Bye Camera works on is Artificial intelligence which is already available for taking in the world of research. The application ends up using YOLO which stands for You Only Look Once which is a very effective object classifier and can also detect humans in a short period of time. There is a very similar tool in Adobe which is scaled context aware fill. That is also done with the help of Artificial Intelligence. You can delete people from any picture you took and the background will be filled keeping the background in mind.

The results have been mixed because there have been times when the Artificial Intelligence was not very effective in nature and the image background was not filled in a proper manner.

 

 

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Schematic Tips Quad Rear Camera, Hole Punch Display Leaked By Huawei Nova 5i pro

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Schematic Tips Quad Rear Camera, Hole Punch Display Leaked By Huawei Nova 5i pro

Huawei Nova 5i pro has been introduced on the web through a schematic that suggests that it has a quad rear camera set-up. Along with that, the phone is also known to have a hole-punch display design. Huawei Nova 5i pro has been leaked just after the launch of Huawei Nova 5 pro and 5 in an event in China last week. Huawei Nova 5i pro is soon going to join the 5 series in the coming days. However, the specifications and the price of the phone is yet to be made public. The smartphone was also listed on JD.com before the launch of the Nova 5 series. However, if we are to believe the latest leak made by the company then the image tagged in the e-commerce listing is incorrect.

Huawei Nova 5i pro design and display

Tipster Evan Blass, who is popular for leaking unannounced products has recently posted on his Twitter account about the new Huawei Nova 5i pro. The image posted by him clearly shows that the smartphone has four camera sensors at the back. The camera sensors are assembled in a square module which looks similar to the camera setup of Mate 20 pro. The phone also comes with a fingerprint and LED flash sensor at the back of the phone.

The back of the Nova 5i pro is different from Nova 5i. Apart from that, the schematic shows that the front of the Nova 5i pro has a hole-punch earpiece and display. Along with that, the phone is also known to come with a power key and volume rocker. In addition, the smartphone is also equipped with a headphone jack and a USB port as well.

The company has not made any announcement yet regarding the launch of its smartphone Nova 5i pro. However, the smartphone is found listed on JD.com earlier this week. It is expected that the company is soon going to launch its new phone in the coming future. Now, all we can do is wait for the smartphone to be released.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Already Got $400K Downloads and $300K consumer spend in UK and US

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite Already Got $400K Downloads and $300K consumer spend in UK and US

After the grand success of Pokemon Go, Niantic is back with its next hit Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The game is off to a good start, however, it is still far from breaking Pokemon Go records. According to Sensor Tower, the new game has been downloaded about 400,000 times in the first 24 hours of its launch in the UK and US. The gross player spending in these markets has also hit around $300,000 across both android and iOS platforms.

The game is also launched in New Zealand and Australia during a pre-launch beta trail of sorts. The game is going to be made available to worldwide users on a country-by-country basis. According to Sensor Tower, the game during its beta test period grossed around $80,000.

But in the same number of days, Pokemon Go had reached $1.6 million in these two markets.

After the launch of the game in the US, it took around 15 hours for the game to reach the number 1 spot in the iOS app store. In comparison to Pokemon Go, this is quite slow. Pokemon Go hit the no.1 post immediately after its launch. It was also downloaded 7.5 million times in the US in the first 24 hours. Also, it didn’t take 7 days for it to reach the UK.

From the given statistics, it is clear that the demand for the game is quite low in comparison to Pokemon Go. There could be so many factors contributing to this. Pokemon Go had a huge fan base and was also a much-anticipated game. Also, it was based on the use of AR.

On the other hand, Harry Potter too has its huge fan base active but the users already had many other games to play before this.

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