Light Start – Star Wars in Fortnite, space in the Cyberbunker, meanies on Insta and no more Uber Eats


Fortnite players were in for a Star Wars treat this weekend

We won’t go as far as saying this was one of the most ambitious crossovers ever, but it sure comes very close. Star Wars fans are lining up to see the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film on opening weekend this week, and Fortnite players got a sneak peek of even more footage in-game. The scene, which you can watch below, played in-game in the Risky Reels section of Fortnite at around 21:10 on Saturday. This followed a short delay to allow more players into the game. The scene (check the link below) starts out with some Stormtroopers approaching a ship, asking for credentials but being shot down by Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron. Rey tells the droids BB-8, D-0 and C-3PO to stay behind, as the mission looks particularly dangerous. Poe asks which way should the team go, to which Finn responds, “No idea. Follow me.” That’s kind of how we feel about this new Star Wars instalment, and we don’t know where The Rise of Skywalker will take the trilogy and the franchise. Many original Star Wars fans have been very outspoken about the direction the new trilogy is taking, but we’ll have to wait until the  20th of December to see what’s up. 

Source: YouTube

Where will you park your Cybertruck? In the Cyberbunker of course

We know that at least 250,000 people worldwide are gearing up to purchase a Cybertruck at launch. This is all good and well, but one thing they may need to consider is: Where will they park the thing? The Cybertruck’s dimensions are far larger than the conventional hatchback that fits snugly in your garage. And we’re sure you don’t want to park your military-esque bakkie on the street (especially in SA). Which is why this ‘research, develop and design company’ called Lars Buro developed a Cyberbunker fit for your newly acquired truck. The Cybertruck measures in at just about the size of a Ford F150 — measuring about 6m in length, 2m in width and 2m in height. The Cybunker is a steel monocoque that’s modelled after the Cybertruck’s unique(?) design methodology. Apparently, it can also withstand the harshest elements. The first area in the bunker measures at 600 square feet (182 square metres), so this is obviously not just for your Cybertruck (unless you’re planning on storing 15 Cybertrucks in there). The company plans to start production of these bunkers, and it’s not just a gimmick at all… riiiight. 

Source: CNET

Instagram’s AI now warns you when you want to post something offensive

Instagram has announced that it is rolling out a new feature to curb online bullying. An AI will warn users before they post a potentially offensive caption with a picture. Specifically, if the caption you’re planning to post has an offensive word in it, the AI flags it and warns you that the caption looks “similar to others that have been reported.” It then gives you the option to edit, “learn more” (which shows you a pop-up that reminds you again) and to share it regardless. This also counts for comments, btw, a place we think most of the meanies hang out. “Today, when someone writes a caption for a feed post and our AI detects the caption as potentially offensive, they will receive a prompt informing them that their caption is similar to those reported for bullying. They will have the opportunity to edit their caption before it’s posted,” Instagram explains in a blog post. This is obviously a massive problem with online communities because Instagram’s made other efforts this year to combat bullying. Earlier this year, it rolled out its Restrict feature, which basically allows you to block a bully or harasser from your page without them knowing. According to Instagram, this feature is rolling out to select countries now, and globally in the next few months.

Source: Instagram blog

Uber Eats still number three in India, and now Zomato will acquire it

Uber is thinking about selling its Indian arm of Uber Eats to its competitor, Zomato. Since it started in the country in 2017, Uber Eats has only managed to make the number three spot in the food delivery industry. “Zomato, for its part, has been around for 11 years now and built its foundation on a comprehensive restaurant listing and reviews platform. It’s set to close a funding round of $600 million, at a valuation of $3 billion,” TNW reports. What makes this relevant to SA? If this happens in all countries where Uber Eats doesn’t have the majority stake, we might be in for an interesting time. Mr Delivery has been in South Africa for longer than Uber Eats, but we highly doubt it’ll buy out its competitor. In India’s case, we can’t be sure if Zomato will take over Uber Eats’ operations and just rename it, or close it down completely. In countries where the food delivery space is more saturated, Uber Eats was bound to struggle — and this coming from a company that hasn’t been profitable yet. 

Source: The Next Web


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