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Warframe Is Getting A Cross-Play And Cross-Save Update

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Good news Warframe players, Digital Extremes has announced cross-play and cross-save features are officially in development.

This update for the free-to-play title will allow players on Nintendo Switch to play with users on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and mobile, and also continue their play sessions on other platforms.

Here’s a bit more about what to expect from this new feature:

With Cross Play and Cross Save officially in development, the Origin System will be bigger and better than ever across all platforms, including our upcoming release on mobile!

You’ll be able to Squad up with friends regardless of what platform they’re on, and play the same account on any platform and continue your Warframe journey wherever you’d like. With the addition of Cross Play, all major updates will ship simultaneously across all platforms, so Tenno on Console can rejoice about never having a cinematic Quest spoiled again!

Head over to the official Warframe website to catch up on all the TennoCon 2021 news. Are cross-play and cross-save features what you’ve been waiting for? Tell us down in the comments.

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Cases are up in every US state. Vaccinations are down. Safety protocols are being reinstated. Summer is getting a reality check.

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Case numbers and hospitalizations are up. Vaccinations are down and the US government has labeled vaccine misinformation a “serious threat to public health.”
“This is not a problem we can take years to solve,” US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told Jake Tapper after releasing a 22-page health advisory.
The White House blames Facebook, in part, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the platform must move faster to take down misinformation, before people see it and not after it’s been posted for days.
Related: CNN’s Facts First database has reviewed tons of false claims that the vaccines are dangerous
This is the strange and deadly new Covid conundrum:
  • The vaccine saves lives and we have it. Public health professionals are crying out that every single new US Covid death is preventable by a vaccine the country has in abundance.
  • Some don’t trust it. Much of the US in numerous groups can’t be convinced to take the vaccine despite the experience of the past year and a half.
  • Freedom to infect. Some Republican lawmakers and governors seem to be actively trying to push Americans away from the vaccine the health community insists will save lives.
Convincing the unconvinced. I watched a very sad interview Friday on CNN in which sisters from Arkansas who lost their unvaccinated mother to Covid explained that she just didn’t think the disease would come to her.
“I tried being very factual with her about what we know about Covid and that you could get it from somebody that isn’t even showing symptoms yet,” Rachel Maginn Rosser told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “And I don’t really, I don’t know if her opinion really changed. She was — she was stubborn and so she made up her mind that she wasn’t going to do it, and so she wasn’t going to do it.”
Breakthrough cases. The vaccine does not entirely stop transmission. There are more and more stories of vaccinated people contracting Covid. But they are not dying or, for the most part, being hospitalized.
Three Texas state House Democrats who are fully vaccinated have tested positive, the Texas House Democratic Caucus said Saturday. They were part of a group of state House Democrats who flew from Austin to Washington, DC, this week to break the state House’s quorum and block Republicans from passing a restrictive new voting law.
The New York Yankees, for the second time this season, had so-called “breakthrough” cases of Covid in vaccinated players, which postponed Thursday’s planned game against the Red Sox.
The NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen posted about his breakthrough Covid and encouraged people to get vaccinated even though they might still get the disease.
“Every health care professional I’ve come across in the last few days tells me the two shots of Pfizer I got in February are what’s keeping a 52-year-old like me from a far worse experience than the awful one I’m having,” he posted on Instagram from quarantine.
Not hesitancy. Hostility. The anti-vaccine rhetoric pushed on Fox News and spread on social media sites like Facebook sounds absurd when it is carved into soundbites — listen here — but it is helping to turn vaccine hesitancy into outright hostility. Conservatives at CPAC last weekend cheered the idea of low vaccination numbers.
Cases were down. Now they’re up. Cases are rising, to varying degrees, in all 50 states, an abrupt switch from just weeks ago.
The US seven-day average of new cases hit a low the week of June 20, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In less than a month, that figure has more than doubled, to 26,306 daily new cases.
Vaccinations have stalled. The pace of new full vaccinations — about 302,000 per day — is less than a quarter of the high mark of 1.3 million vaccinations a day during the spring, according to CDC data.
Just under half the US population — 48.4%, or about 160 million people — is fully vaccinated. A higher rate — 56.6% — of the population eligible for the shots has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
Re-Masking. In Los Angeles County, officials are reinstituting an indoor mask requirement for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. More than 1,500 new cases were reported in Los Angeles on Thursday, up from just 210 in mid-June, according to data from the county, where more than 10 million people live.
Related: What if the government got it wrong on masks again?
“We expect to keep masking requirements in place until we begin to see improvements in our community transmission of COVID-19,” said LA County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis, according to CNN’s report. “But waiting for us to be at high community transmission level before making a change would be too late.”
Related: Every single Covid patient in an L.A. County DHS hospital is not fully vaccinated
Los Angeles has a relatively high level of vaccinations. Other areas, while not as densely populated, are at risk because their populations aren’t nearly as vaccinated.
Vaccination helps slow transmission. “If you go look at the New England states and up in the mid-Atlantic states that are doing so well and where almost all the adults and adolescents are vaccinated, what that has the added benefit of is really reducing the overall level of transmission in the community,” Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccinologist and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN’s John King on Friday. “So that also protects some of the unvaccinated individuals.”
Anticipating hot spots. He added: “On the other hand, you look at the other extreme, places like Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, almost no one is vaccinated except the older Americans. What you’re going to see is transmission is going to accelerate and we’re going to see lots of adolescents and young people get sick.”
The Delta variant could be more transmissible in schools. More Hotez: “The thing that really worries me is here in the South, sometimes the school year starts pretty early in August. And now we’re going to have all those people mixing together in the schools. This is going to be tough.”
Related: Here’s what is known about the Delta variant of coronavirus
The schools question will be hotly debated again. Many Americans got more comfortable with the idea of in-person schooling at the end of the last school year, when cases were dropping, masks were commonplace and vaccine rates were rising.
There’s no indication the FDA will soon authorize Covid vaccines for children under 12, however.
And many Americans, vaccinated or not, gave up on masks after the CDC said they were not needed, outdoors or in, for most situations as long as a person had been vaccinated.
Forced freedoms. Republican-led states have tried to outdo each other in limiting the power of cities and counties to impose Covid restrictions in case of a new outbreak.
  • Cities can’t impose lockdowns or issue new mask requirements.
  • School districts can’t require masks, even though children are not currently eligible for vaccines.
  • Adolescents cannot be required to be vaccinated for in-person public school, despite the long history of vaccine requirements for other diseases.
Now, in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey’s office has demanded that school districts drop a requirement for unvaccinated students exposed to Covid to quarantine. The districts are fighting the demand.
Nearby California about-faced on a strict statewide mask mandate for K-12 students and ultimately decided to leave the decision up to local districts.
One governor’s complaint. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed such a bill to keep schools from requiring vaccinations, although he’s also argued that the Food and Drug Administration must fully approve the vaccines quickly, which currently have only emergency use authorization, even though the government is urgently trying to get Americans to take them. Nearly half the country has!
“It is past time for the FDA to take into account that hundreds of millions of people have received these vaccines, and move it from an emergency basis over to a regular basis,” DeWine said this week, according to WBNS. “That will help us, in Ohio and across the country, to get more people vaccinated.”
DeWine has a valid point about the FDA, but his signing of the bill probably didn’t help with vaccine hesitancy, either. Ohio’s 46% vaccination rate trails the national average.

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Persona 25th Anniversary: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax getting remaster ‘in 2022’, says leaker

But above all, it’s a simply brilliant fighting game (which you’d expect from Arc System Works) which boasts gorgeous visuals and slick controls that makes it a tonne of fun to play.

Persona fans have long hoped that Persona 5 could be getting its own Arena game.

But if that ends up not being the case a remaster of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the next best thing.

Speaking about the potential P4 Arena Ultimax remaster, Zippo said: “With Atlus’ recent announcement that Persona is getting some soft of shendig for it’s 25th anniversary in September, people are obviously wondering what the announcements will actually be. I can tell you one, today.

“Arc System Works’ Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is getting a remaster, and is coming to modern platforms. I haven’t been told whether or not it will feature new content, but I would personally be very surprised if it doesn’t.”

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Homeowners who missed out on ultra-low interest rates earlier this year are getting another chance

The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 2.88%, according to Freddie Mac, the lowest level since mid-February and the third consecutive weekly drop. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.22%.
The downward slide could pull some weary buyers, who have considered bailing out of buying, back into the market with low rates.
“Since their peak at 3.18% in April, mortgage rates have declined by thirty basis points,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While this decline is not large, it provides modest relief to borrowers who are purchasing in a market with strong home appreciation and scant inventory.”
These favorable rates will help to offset rising home prices, said George Ratiu, Realtor.com’s senior economist.
“For buyers seeking predictable monthly payments, the continuation of low rates will enable them to keep searching for a desirable home with the peace of mind that their housing costs will remain steady for years to come with a low fixed-rate mortgage,” he said.
The number of homes on the market have ticked up over the past few weeks, with listings up 5% last week as more sellers took advantage of record-high prices, according to Realtor.com.
“The influx of fresh listings is helping moderate record-breaking price growth, presenting more opportunities for buyers. However, affordability will remain a challenge for many first-time buyers, as the monthly payment for the typical home is still $ 116 higher this week than it was a year ago.”
It could be a chance for people who didn’t refinance in the past year to do that.
In June, the number of refinances dropped from earlier in the year, in spite of rates being as low as March’s rates. Refinances in which the homeowner improved their rate or term were down 30% in June from March, and down 60% from January, according to Black Knight, a mortgage data company. But cash-out refinances remain strong, making up 42% of all refinances.
Now is a good time to revisit refinancing your mortgage said Melissa Cohn, executive mortgage banker at William Raveis Mortgage.
She said the question isn’t why so many people “missed out,” but rather: “Why can’t millions of people qualify for these rates?”
For most current homeowners, perhaps the best thing to do is to sit down and do the math: Consider how much it will cost you to refinance and how long you will remain in your home, Cohn said.
It may also be smart to make some moves related to a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, with rates low.
“Now is a great time to consolidate a first mortgage and a HELOC,” she said. “HELOC rates will be the first to go up when the fed raises rates,” she said.
Cohn also said that the situation with the pandemic, although improved, is still causing waves in the market. Banks have still not fully gone back to their pre-pandemic guidelines, she said, and with more employers requiring people to go back to the office, that is causing hesitancy for both buyers and sellers.

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Naga Munchetty shares cryptic post about getting older and ‘seeing through people’

Naga Munchetty, 46, shared a cryptic post on her Instagram story on Thursday. After sharing a quote posted by Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore, the TV star left much to the imagination as to whether she was OK.

The quote read: “Funny thing about getting older.

“Your eyesight starts getting weaker, but your ability to see through people gets much better.”

Fans were only able to send Naga a direct message about the post and it is unknown if she has replied, and whether there was someone in particular that the quote was in reference to.

It comes after the BBC Breakfast star treated her followers to a very sweaty snap of her upon completion of her daily run.

READ MORE: Naga Munchetty struggles to speak as she gets choked up by guest

It comes after a report revealed that all women will now be given the option to have pain relief if they have coils, also known as the IUD (intrauterine device), fitted.

It works as soon as it is put in and lasts between five and 10 years depending on the type.

Following the news, a fan took to Twitter to notify Naga of the story and thanked her for speaking out.

They wrote: “Important change in coil guidance thanks to @TVNaga01, @caitlinmoran and @bbc5live.”

Naga tweeted it with the comment, saying: “A step forward…”

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Instagram launches new security features to stop you getting hacked

Instagram hacking has become a big problem over the past few years, with attacks that lock people and small businesses out of their accounts soaring. It’s even happened to celebrities and influencers: Survivor’s Stephen Bear and Eva Zapico from Love Island have both had their accounts taken over this year. As Instagram includes more shopping options on the platform, this will become even more of a threat as Hackers who gain access to your account could make payments via banking details.

Happily, Instagram has just announced a new feature that should help stop attackers in their tracks.

Called Security Checkup, it will automatically alert people whose accounts may have been hacked, or who have been hacked before. Users will see a notification when they log in asking if they want to start the checkup process. Then the app will guide you through some steps to make sure everything is secure.

These include checking recent logins to accounts, confirming which accounts share login information and updating contact information such as phone numbers or email.

Instagram also plans to roll out the ability to secure accounts by sending a code to your WhatsApp every time a login takes place.

READ MORE: iPhone sales could be BLOCKED as Apple makes the ultimate threat to UK court

The company is taking the steps after a rise in malicious accounts sending users direct messages (DMs) pretending to be from Instagram itself. These messages might say your account is at risk of being banned, you’re violating Instagram’s rules, or your photos are being shared elsewhere and ask you to share your password or other information.

It’s easy to tell if these are fake, though, because Instagram says it will never send you a DM. Any official messages from the company will appear on the “Emails from Instagram” tab in your settings.

Another scam to look out for is fake emails asking you to follow a link to reset your password. These are most likely the result of bots trying to gain access to many accounts at once and can be ignored. Again, you can simply check the “Emails from Instagram” section on the app to verify if they are real.

Instagram said of the changes: “Accounts that impersonate others, use their verification status to hack and target people or generally conduct spammy behavior with the hopes of misleading people on Instagram break our rules. We are constantly improving our technology to find and stop this behavior.”

The company also shared some top tips to help keep your account secure:

Make sure your phone number and email are up to date on the app. You can check this by going to Settings on the app and selecting Personal Information.

Turn on two-factor authentication. When this feature is enabled, every time you log in you will be asked to enter a code sent to your phone number or an app. This helps make sure only people using your phone can log in. Instagram says authentication will be possible using WhatsApp within the next few weeks.

Report suspicious messages, accounts or posts to Instagram by tapping the three dots above a post, holding down on a message or by reporting directly from an account profile.

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About one-fifth of Americans were hesitant about or squarely against getting the Covid vaccine, according to a new poll. Here’s what’s changing their minds.

The survey reached back out to people first polled in January to see how their views on the issue had evolved. Those who had decided to be vaccinated after saying they weren’t sure about or didn’t intend to get the shot “often say that family, friends and their personal doctors helped change their minds,” the foundation found.
Most people who’d made firm decisions one way or the other in January hadn’t budged since. Of those who were unvaccinated at the start of the year, only about 8% had changed their minds — the rest either stuck with their initial choice or had started off unsure what they would end up doing.
But those who did change their minds or reached decisions after initial uncertainty often decided in favor of the vaccine. Not only had 92% of those who’d intended to get the vaccine done so, but so had 54% of those who said they planned to wait and see, as well as 24% of those who initially had said they definitely would not get the vaccine or would get it only if required to. By contrast, only 8% who’d been on the fence in January said in June that they’d definitely decided against getting the shot.
Of those who’d decided to get the vaccine after being initially less than certain, roughly half said they had been persuaded by something they’d learned or heard, and 36% said they’d been persuaded by somebody they talked to.
A quarter who’d gotten the vaccine after initial hesitation said they had been reassured to see other people getting vaccinated without ill effects. Many mentioned their families and friends getting the shot; one woman said she’d been convinced of the vaccine’s safety after President Joe Biden got vaccinated.
“I became convinced that some of the rumored side effects were not true,” one Colorado man, a 69-year-old political independent who’d initially said he’d get the shot only if required, told the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Others who eventually decided to get the vaccine cited pressure from family and friends (8%) or a desire to visit loved ones safely (3%).
One woman, a 42-year-old Republican from Indiana, told pollsters in January that she definitely wouldn’t get the shot. This summer, however, she reported she’d been vaccinated: “My husband bugged me to get it and I gave in.”
Reassurance and recommendations from doctors and health care providers also played a role (11%). A 28-year-old Iowa woman said she’d initially held off because she was worried about getting the vaccine while breastfeeding, but heard from doctors that she’d be able to give her baby antibodies.
A few said they’d chosen to get the shot because of restrictions placed on unvaccinated people — one man, for instance, because he needed the vaccination to visit the Bahamas.
About 56.2% of Americans 12 or older had been fully vaccinated as of Monday, and vaccination rates remain dangerously low in states such as Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, which are also seeing some of the worst daily coronavirus case rates in the nation.
About one-fifth of adults who are still unvaccinated mentioned side effects as their main reason for not getting vaccinated, the Kaiser Family Foundation poll found. Others remained concerned about the vaccine’s safety, or said they didn’t see benefits in getting vaccinated.
“My husband got the vaccine and all the side effects,” said one Californian, a 42-year-old Hispanic woman who said she’d decided against getting the vaccine. “I cannot be sick, I am the rock of the family.”
Although the persuadable share of the public has dwindled since January, it hasn’t disappeared. A tenth of Americans still say they’re waiting to see how the vaccine works for others before they make up their minds.
The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor surveyed 878 US adults June 15-23, using a nationally representative online panel. All the respondents had previously participated in a January survey. The margin of sampling error, including the design effect for the full sample, is plus or minus 4 percentage points for the June survey.

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What causes stye in your eye? 3 steps to getting rid of styes

Most styes are harmless and will clear up on their own in a couple of weeks, but you shouldn’t self diagnose.

If it’s a stye, the skin around it may be swollen and red and the stye may be filled with yellow pus. The redness may be harder to see on brown and black skin.

Your eye may be red and watery but your vision should not be affected, and styes usually only affect one eye but it’s possible to have more than one at a time.

The NHS site recommends seeing your GP if the stye is very painful or swollen or impacts your vision.

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Your Sky Q box is getting a huge FREE boost and it’s all thanks to Channel 4

Speaking about the update Stephen van Rooyen, Executive VP & Chief Executive, UK & Europe at Sky said: “We know how much Sky customers love Channel 4’s content so it’s great that we’ve secured an extension, and expansion, to our existing agreement.

“The expansion of Channel 4’s content, alongside Sky’s existing partnerships, and the impressive slate of Sky Originals planned for this year, makes it even easier for Sky customers to access everything they love, in one place.”

And Alex Mahon, Chief Executive at Channel 4 added: “ I’m delighted to have agreed this deal which extends a longstanding and incredibly successful partnership between Channel 4 and Sky.”

News of this content boost from Channel 4 comes as Roku has also just announced that it is adding a swathe of new shows and movies to its popular Roku Channel.

Author: David Snelling
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NOW TV has lost a popular channel …and getting it back will cost you

If you’re desperate to catch up with every episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Ghost Adventures, and more, you might want to consider taking out a standalone subscription to Discovery+. You can get a slight discount if you pay for an annual subscription, which costs £49.99, or £4.20 a month.

Speaking about the decision to drop Discovery from NOW, a spokesperson for the company told ISPreview: “We are constantly evaluating the needs of our customers and aim to deliver an ever-changing range of high-quality content that they love. From June 30, Discovery content will no longer be available on NOW, however, our members can still enjoy fantastic shows from Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime and many more.”

The news comes a few weeks after NOW decided to add children’s live channels and boxsets to its Entertainment Membership at no extra cost. Priced at £9.99 a month, subscribers will get access to Sky One, Sky Atlantic, MTV, Sky Crime, Sky Documentaries, Sky Comedy, Challenge, National Geographic, and more. 

Author: Aaron Brown
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