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Sunday 5th November 2023: Disney Buys Remaining Stake of Hulu, University's Esports Zone & More!



Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

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Disney Buys Remaining Stake of Hulu

Disney has announced that it will buy the remaining stake in streaming service Hulu, in a widely expected move.

The company said on Wednesday it would acquire the 33% stake it does not own from TV giant Comcast.

This would give Disney full ownership of the streaming service and the ability to incorporate it into its own Disney+ platform.

Disney has been locked in battle with other streamers as profits have fallen.

Completing its takeover of Hulu is expected to cost some $8.6bn (£7bn), Disney said in a statement.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67291898

Source: BBC News

Residents Of Preston - Digital Help

Residents who are unable to afford to connect to the internet in a city are to be helped to get online with low-cost wi-fi hubs and recycled devices.

Preston City Council has launched Preston Digital Co-operative after a report outlined the impact of so-called digital exclusion on residents.

Wi-fi fibre hubs will be set up to provide cheap - or even free - connectivity to households.

The council will also allocate £50,000 to teach people basic digital skills.

A study by the Co-operative Broadband Network (CBN) found that there was a "high level of demand for support…which is likely to continue to rise".

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-67284227

Source: BBC News

University's Esports Zone

A university is spending almost £3m on its esports degree course, with investments including a gaming arena.

The dedicated facilities are to meet growing demand for studying competitive video gaming, said Staffordshire University.

The bespoke arena is being created on the Stoke-on-Trent campus as part of the £2.9m expansion.

The new facilities at the university's Beacon building are set to be completed by next spring.

The university said it was the first in the UK to launch a dedicated esports degree five years ago, with new equipment described as industry-standard.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-67263124

Source: BBC News

Apps Of The Week

The app of the week is called YouCam Perfect - Photo Editor

YouCam Perfect enhance selfies—whitening teeth, smoothing wrinkles, and reshaping faces.

The app is free to download on IOS and Android Devices.

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyberlink.youperfect

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/youcam-perfect-beauty-camera/id768469908

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

Always use a strong and separate password for your email; that is, a password that you don’t use for any of your other accounts, either at home or at work.

If a criminal can access your email account, they could:

  • access private information about you (including your banking details)
  • post emails and messages pretending to be from you (and use this to trick other people)
  • reset all your other account passwords (and get access to all your other online accounts)


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