The new Xbox console will be released at Christmas 2020

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On the occasion of the 2019 The Game Awards, Phil Spencer surprises Los Angeles audiences by officially announcing Xbox Series X, the next-gen console to be launched at Christmas 2020.

The Redmond company called it the fastest and most powerful console ever created by the company and is set to be a real benchmark for all living room platforms and consoles.

Based on rumors circulating on the net in recent months, Project Scarlett (and therefore Xbox Series X) should boast 16 GB of RAM (including 3 GB to be used for operating system management), a computational power of 12 Teraflops, support to Ray Tracing, a hyper-fast SSD drive and full backwards compatibility with all games from previous generations of Xbox consoles.

The Xbox Series X looks a lot like a PC, a choice that perhaps was made for the important technical features of a console that will open the track to a new generation of video games coming up starting from the Christmas holidays 2020, when the new Xbox will clash with PlayStation 5, which at this point remains the only console to be announced officially in the coming months. “It will be four times more powerful than Xbox One X, but it will also be quiet and energy efficient,” explained Phil Spence.

Microsoft has also unveiled the new controller. It is very similar in design to the current one, but slightly refined. Among the new features there is a share button via which you can take screenshots and record game videos, as is already the case for PlayStation 4. The controller is slightly smaller than the current one, but will continue to support vibration in the dorsal triggers. The Xbox Series X controller will also be compatible with the Xbox currently on the market and PCs with the Windows 10 operating system.

The Best plugin for Google Chrome Browser

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Here are some of the best plugins with which to navigate in peace. Obviously every plugin is not 100% effective, so I suggest you install even more plugins with the same function, so you will be sure to surf with total protection.

 

Flash Video Downloader

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It is one of the best plugins to download videos of any kind: flash, youtube etc …

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flash-video-downloader/aiimdkdngfcipjohbjenkahhlhccpdbc?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

360 Internet Protection

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Together with Avast it is one of the best tools for the protection and security of unwanted web pages: indispensable.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/360-internet-protection/glcimepnljoholdmjchkloafkggfoijh?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

AVAST Security Browser

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It collects data on phising sites and warns you if you are visiting one.
Provides access to Avast’s website reputation system, supported by a community of over 220 million users.
Shows the rating of a site next to its link in the search results.
Warns if you visit a website with a bad reputation.
Blocks intrusive advertisements and analytics sites and prevents you from tracking your online activities.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-online-security/gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ADBLOCK ORIGIN

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uBlockโ‚€ is an efficient ad-blocker: it takes up little memory and little CPU, but can use thousands of filters more than other similar software.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ADBLOCKER PLUS

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Browse the web without annoying and intrusive ads.

Adblock Plus for Google Chrome blocks video ads, banners, pop-ups and other forms of intrusive and annoying advertising, as well as blocking tracking and malware.

An easy-to-use, customizable ad-blocking browser extension, Adblock Plus gives you control over your Google Chrome browsing experience. Block annoying and intrusive ads for a cleaner

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-plus-adblocker/oofnbdifeelbaidfgpikinijekkjcicg?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

DISCONNECT

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Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you. Load the pages you go to 44% faster. Stop tracking by 2,000+ third-party sites.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

GHOSTERY

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Ghostery allows you to view and block trackers on websites you browse to control who collects your data. Advanced Anti Tracking anonymizes your data to further protect your privacy.

Ghostery’s Smart Blocking feature speeds up page loading and optimizes performance by blocking and unblocking trackers according to page quality criteria.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghostery-%E2%80%93-privacy-ad-blo/mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

PRIVACY BADGER

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Privacy Badger 1.0 blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. It’s there to ensure that companies can’t track your browsing without your consent.

The extension is designed to automatically protect your privacy from third party trackers that load invisibly when you browse the web.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-badger/pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

ZENAMTE

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Our Web Firewall is a security solution that blocks malware, trackers & security threats, plus free Ad Blocker against Malvertising!
Based on the high performance uBlock Origin Engine, the fastest engine on the market, ZenMate Web Firewall is a unique & advanced Internet security solution and the ONLY ad blocker to include proprietary 0-day threat intelligence security.

Youโ€™re protected from malware, phishing, spyware & other security threats.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zenmate-vpn-best-cyber-se/fdcgdnkidjaadafnichfpabhfomcebme?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

 

 

The Best sites to download software

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Very often it happens that we have to download programs. Other times it can happen that we have to download more
software together to update them or because we have to resite our PC after formatting it. In this case we come to the aid of some sites with which we can search for all the best known software, updated to the latest version. Furthermore, it is always advisable to download the software that does not need any applications that without our knowledge install other software that we do not want.

Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

 

FILEHIPPO

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Here is a list of the best known and, above all, more reliable sites for both the amount of software and their constant and continuous updating to the latest version.

https://filehippo.com

 

 

FILEHORSE

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Filehorse is one of the best sites. Finding the differences with filehippo is difficult. It probably happens that you don’t always find the updated versions of some software. However the site better sorts the software by category than by filehippo.

https://www.filehorse.com

 

 

SOFTPEDIA

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It contains a large amount of software but I believe that it is not the best as a visual impact. It does not categorize the software well and is very dispersive.

https://www.softpedia.com

 

 

MAJORGEEKS

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Although not often but sometimes I found it useful to download some very hard to find software, which were not present in filehippo and in filehorse.

https://www.majorgeeks.com

 

 

UPTODOWN

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As for MajorGeeks I found it useful to download software only in the circumstances in which it was difficult to find it in other sites. A valid alternative

https://it.uptodown.com

 

 

SOFTONIC

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Although it is one of the most popular sites for downloading software freely, I find it very messy and full of advertising. I recommend it only when you can’t find particular programs. It also often installs third-party software.

https://it.softonic.com

Greta Thunberg has been voted person of the year 2019 by Time

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish girl activist who, for many months, has been taking to the streets all over the world to protest against climate change caused by pollution, was voted by TIME magazine as a person of the year 2019.

The American magazine, which has always voted for the most influential person on the planet (for better or for worse) has left President Trump empty-handed, who was one of the contenders for the title. However, although the Swedish girl has won the title of one of the most famous and presitigiose magazines on the planet, it is right to ask oneself, if Greta Thumberg is as influential as it seems. Surely the media reports give reason to her because the news of all nations talk about her protests. But then how much does she affect the decisions of heads of state on the rules to preserve the effects of pollution?

Presidents of the most powerful nations on earth like President Trump have given little consideration to Greta, indeed they have “limited” themselves to teasing her with a few jokes.
The Trump administration formally submitted documentation to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, keeping its promise to scrap another of Barack Obama’s legacies.

Despite the fact that Greta divides many between sympathy and dislike, without ever generating hate parties, there are many people who claim that behind Greta there are great interests, obscure in public opinion.

Greta Thunberg is the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg. When she was 13, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Also due to its notoriety, much attention has been given to the symptoms she experienced and related to this syndrome: obsessive-compulsive disorder, selective mutism and attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder. Very often these informations are used to discredit she or to refute her environmental ideas. She herself spoke about her condition in some interviews.

Our chirps

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

How important is our smartphone for us? Definitely a lot. But if used with care it can be our best friend, if used with abuse, thinking that it can solve our problems, it becomes our worst confidant. At other times, the smartphone was replaced by a notebook or a book, which in other eras could completely influence a person’s ideas and character. Instead in the digital age, everyone counts to the extent of the insignificant infinitesimal.

Our age is characterized by the chaos and the bombardment of the news, which between social media and other web news, takes us away from reality. So that the book remains the only instrument with whom to remain connected with our fantasy, that is, our soul that is also our reality which we change with our dreams.
If we precede the richness of books and culture, only the birds will benefit, as they have remained the only ones still to hold silence as a divine song.

The books are supported by the dreams of those who wrote them and support those who believe in dreams.

Our gifts

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

The Christmas season is one of the periods when you buy more things. Gifts are one of the undeniable ways to present yourself as guests in the homes of friends and relatives.
Often a gift, even if of little value, can represent a lot, even the symbol of a friendship. Among adults, it is often a formality. But how many Chinese products do we buy? Surely many. And although we don’t buy them directly from the Chinese store, the origin of most of the products, above all the technological ones, is Chinese. It’s funny to think how many of the things we use have been produced in China: it’s like thinking that every Chinese worker gives us a gift when we find a low-cost product.

Tones And I – Dance Monkey

 

“Dance Monkey” is a song by Australian singer Tones and I, released on 10 May 2019 as the second single from Tones and I’s debut EP The Kids Are Coming. The song was produced and mixed by Konstantin Kersting. Upon release, Tones and I said the song is about the expectations that are placed on musical performers.

“Dance Monkey” has topped the charts in over 30 countries, and peaked within the top ten in many other European and Asian countries. It is the first charting single for Tones and I in the United States, peaking at number 11 (to date) on the Billboard Hot 100.

Upon reaching its tenth week at the top of the Australian Singles Chart, “Dance Monkey” broke the record for the most weeks at number one on the chart by an Australian act, previously held by Justice Crew’s 2014 song “Que Sera”. With its sixteenth week at number one, in November, it broke the record for the most weeks at number one in Australian chart history, previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (2017). To date, “Dance Monkey” has spent 19 consecutive weeks at the top position.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the single was nominated for seven awards, winning three. It won ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist

 

 

LYRIC

“Dance Monkey”
(feat. Major Lazer)

They say, oh my god, I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead while I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And, oh my, I, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done, I’ll make you do it all again

I said, oh my god, I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Just like a monkey I’ve been dancing my whole life
And you just beg to see me dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And, oh my, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time

So they say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again

They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again
They say
Dance for me
Dance for me
Dance for me oh oh oh
I’ve never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say
Move for me
Move for me
Move for me ay ay ay
And when you’re done I’ll make you do it all again
All again

Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted

 

Everything I Wanted is a song by American singer Billie Eilish. It was released on November 13, 2019. The song peaked at number eight in the US, number three in the UK and within the top 10 in multiple other countries.

Jon Caramanica from The New York Times wrote that the “keyboards that are both urgent and elegiac” and described the chorus as “draining yet hopeful”. Rolling Stoneโ€™s Brenna Ehrlich wrote that the song showed a “softer, sadder version of Eilish”, and described the track as “a meditation on fame”. Allie Gemmill, writing for Teen Vogue, described the song as “moody, slow, and introspective โ€” basically, a classic Billie jam”. Gemmill also described the song as “dreamy” and “has [Eilish] apparently letting off some steam about her recent rocket to the top of the charts”.

 

LYRIC

I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
Not what you’d think
And if I’m being honest
It might’ve been a nightmare
To anyone who might care
Thought I could fly (fly)
So I stepped off the golden, mm
Nobody cried (cried, cried, cried, cried)
Nobody even noticed
I saw them standing right there
Kinda thought they might care (might care, might care)
I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
But when I wake up, I see
You with me
And you say, “As long as I’m here
No one can hurt you
Don’t wanna lie here
But you can learn to
If I could change
The way that you see yourself
You wouldn’t wonder why you’re here
They don’t deserve you”
I tried to scream
But my head was underwater
They called me weak
Like I’m not just somebody’s daughter
It could’ve been a nightmare
But it felt like they were right there
And it feels like yesterday was a year ago
But I don’t wanna let anybody know
‘Cause everybody wants something from me now
And I don’t wanna let ’em down
I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
But when I wake up, I see
You with me
And you say, “As long as I’m here
No one can hurt you
Don’t wanna lie here
But you can learn to
If I could change
The way that you see yourself
You wouldn’t wonder why you’re here
They don’t deserve you”
If I knew it all then would I do it again?
Would I do it again?
If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?
If I knew it all then would I do it again?
Would I do it again?
If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?

The best dating sites

TINDER

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Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app and Web application most often used as a dating service, that allows users to use a swiping motion to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties like each other (a โ€œmatchโ€).

Information available to users is based on pictures, a short biography, and, optionally, a linked Instagram, Facebook or Spotify account. Tinder originally required access to a Facebook account of the user of Tinder but, as of August 2019, Tinder allows users to register using a telephone number and without access to a Facebook account.

http://www.gotinder.com/

 

 

CHANNELS

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Channels is a simple way to create posts about any topic (something for sale, event, trip, something funny, rant, etc) which is then automatically geo-tagged with your location or any location you choose on the map. Once its created, users can scroll around the map and/or perform tag & category based search to find channels they’re interested in like yours, subscribe to that channel, and immediately group chat with you and all other subscribed users. Channels are therefore just location
based posts with an embedded anonymous group chat. Most social apps require email, usernames, passwords and sometimes other information. This app is meant to be as anonymous as possible, so all we ask is for you to set a username, if and only if, you wish to chat with others or subscribe.
Channels was created to be simple and anonymous so we have no menus or ads or hidden ways to make money; just 3 screens that you can swipe between.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chillininc.first.wam

 

 

MeetMe

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Channels is a social entertainment service founded in 2005.

The Company is a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Its primary apps are MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged. The Company has millions of mobile daily active users. Its apps are available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages. Through these apps, users can stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. The Meet Group derives revenue from in-app purchases, subscriptions, and advertising.

http://www.meetme.com/

 

 

Lovoo

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LOVOO is your app to find people nearby in a fun and easy way.

it works like this: find people in your area!
You Can Activate your radar and find out who is nearby, Play Match and find people to chat with or the love of your life and Follow people with the same interests

https://lovoo.com

 

 

Chatroulette

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Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs random users for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.According to New York Times, the site is intensely addictive. In February 2010, a few months after the website was created, about 35,000 people were on Chatroulette at any given time. Around the beginning of March, Ternovskiy estimated the site to have around 1.5 million users. According to a survey carried out by RJMetrics, about one in eight spins on Chatroulette yielded “R-rated” content. Parody shows such as The Daily Show and South Park have lampooned this aspect of the service, and nudity has become an established part of the site’s notoriety.

https://chatroulette.com

 

 

Omegle

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Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names “You” and “Stranger” or “Stranger 1” and “Stranger 2” in the case of Spy mode. The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2009. Less than a month after launch, Omegle garnered around 150,000 page views a day, and in March 2010 the site introduced a video conferencing feature. The site now provides a mobile application that lets users chat with strangers from mobile devices.

https://www.omegle.com

The Best social/community for the music

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SOUNDCLOUD

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SoundCloud is a European online audio distribution platform and music sharing website that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. Started in 2007, SoundCloud has grown to be one of the largest music streaming services in the market reaching over 175 million monthly users worldwide. SoundCloud offers both free and paid membership on the platform, available for desktop or mobile device. SoundCloud has influenced the music industry through the success of many artists who have emerged from the music-sharing service. Artists on the platform are able to distribute their work for free that can be accessed by all users. SoundCloud has received support from many investors and other media platforms such as Twitter, although the streaming platform itself has dealt with funding issues and has laid off many employees in order to remain profitable.

https://soundcloud.com/

 

 

YOUTUBE

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Youtube needs no introduction because it is known by everyone. Although it is one of the most used platforms, it is not a real social (or community) as comments disperse among the scroll of the list

https://www.youtube.com

 

 

BANDCAMP

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Although it is not a real social media bandcamp is famous for being the best portal for emerging artists and independent producers. It offers an interface that allows you to customize your home page, selling your music with a very detailed setting of parameters and costs.

http://bandcamp.com/

 

 

JAMENDO

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Jamendo is a social-community that offers the possibility of presenting the music of emerging artists, and the possibility of downloading music for free. It is in fact one of the best known and best reviewed portals for downloading music without copyright. It offers a large number of songs but above all of great quality.

https://www.jamendo.com/

 

 

LASTFM

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Using a music recommender system called “Audioscrobbler”, Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user’s computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred (“scrobbled”) to Last.fm’s database either via the music player itself (including, among others Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and MusicBee) or via a plug-in installed into the user’s music player. The data is then displayed on the user’s profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists.

http://www.last.fm/

 

 

8TRACK

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It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks. On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s or AACs to craft a playlist, add context
with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.

http://8tracks.com/

 

 

MIXCLOUD

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Mixcloud is re-thinking radio. Listen to great radios shows, Podcasts and DJ mix sets on-demand. Upload and promote your own Cloudcast for free.

http://www.mixcloud.com/