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Popular "Escape from Tarkov" streamer and frequent Ninja collaborator DrLupo has announced that he will no longer broadcast on Twitch and instead will exclusively create content for YouTube Gaming.

While the announcement that DrLupo would be leaving Twitch, where he has amassed 4.5 million followers since his 2015 debut, was certainly a surprise, a cryptic tweet from August 27 hinted that something big was coming up for the streamer. On the following Monday, DrLupo posted a short video to Twitter that briefly reflected on some of his past successes, highlighted the positive things the content creator had achieved with the help of his fans, and revealed that he would begin streaming exclusively with YouTube Gaming on August 31, 2021.

DrLupo has been active on YouTube for nearly as long as he has been streaming on Twitch, although his YouTube channel has less than half as many followers, with 1.74 million current subscribers. Twitch handled the news of DrLupo's imminent departure with grace, posting a tweet wishing the streamer luck on his future endeavors, which DrLupo hinted may go beyond streaming popular videogames. Here is the real reason DrLupo is leaving Twitch.

In an interview with The Washington Post, DrLupo offered insight into why he opted to sign an exclusivity deal with YouTube Gaming and some of the new content fans could expect.

While the streamer has not revealed how much YouTube offered him to broadcast on the service exclusively, he did say, "The financial situation that YouTube presented me without a doubt is like, you know, I'm secure for life." That security, he explained, would allow him to prioritize time with his family and create new prerecorded segments to share on his channel. DrLupo said that while his channel will still dedicate time to video games, the switch would give him "a chance now to do some new stuff," such as vlog content.

While acknowledging that leaving Twitch would be challenging, DrLupo emphasized the potential to reach new audiences as a major draw. The streamer said, "There's so much room to grow, and there's so many opportunities to do incredible things with all sorts of content creators on YouTube."

DrLupo has in the past used his public profile to contribute to causes he feels strongly about. He once partnered with Twitch to raise more than $2.3 million to donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and helped Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria set a record on Twitch while registering viewers to vote. It should be exciting for fans to see how DrLupo expands his brand when he switches to YouTube Gaming exclusively on August 31.

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Apple launched a free service program for iPhone 12 units with no sound bug

Yahoo Entertainment 30 August, 2021 - 08:17pm

“Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices may experience sound issues due to a component that might fail on the receiver module,” the company writes. “Affected devices were manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021.”

It’s unclear how widespread this issue is, but the fact that Apple has created a service program speaks volumes. As Apple notes, there are iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro units that do not emit sound from the receiver while calls are being made or received. If your phone happens to be exhibiting these issues, it might be eligible for free service under Apple’s program. It’s worth noting that Apple won’t cover any iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max models. Presumably, those two models have not been dealing with the same issues as the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.

If you want to take advantage of this program, you’ll need to reach out to Apple directly. In some instances, Apple allows users to input the serial number of their device to determine eligibility. That doesn’t appear to be the case for this service program. Therefore, you will need to get in touch with Apple to ensure that your phone qualifies before sending it in.

Once you know your phone qualifies, there are a few methods that you can pursue:

Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store.

Contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center.

Whether you’re shipping your phone or taking it to a retail store, be sure to back it up. Apple also notes that if the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro has any damage which affects the ability to fix the no sound issue, that problem will need to be resolved first. You might be charged for those repairs, depending on what Apple has to do in order to address the no sound issue.

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The deluge of beta releases continues as Apple rolls out iOS 15 beta 8 and iPadOS 15 beta 8 on Tuesday. It has actually been just six short days since the latest beta release. With September just around the corner, it’s possible that this could be one of the last betas we see before the … The post iOS 15 beta 8 and iPadOS 15 beta 8 are rolling out now on iPhone and iPad appeared first on BGR.

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China's businesses and the broader economy came under increasing pressure in August as factory activity expanded at a slower pace while the services sector slumped into contraction, raising the likelihood of more near-term policy support to boost growth. The world's second-biggest economy staged an impressive recovery from a coronavirus-battered slump, but momentum has weakened recently due to domestic COVID-19 outbreaks, high raw material prices, slowing exports, tighter measures to tame hot property prices and a campaign to reduce carbon emissions. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) fell to 50.1 in August from 50.4 in July, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Tuesday, holding just above the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction.

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Apple's Next iPhone Could Offer Satellite Service. The Space Industry Is Jumping.

Barron's 30 August, 2021 - 11:50am

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Space and satellite stocks are jumping as speculation grows that the next version of Apple’s iPhone will be equipped to handle space-based mobile communications, making calls possible even beyond the reach of cellular networks.

The news outlet MacRumors reported Sunday that Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities known for tapping contacts in the Asian supply chain for insights about Apple products, believes that the iPhone 13 will use a Qualcomm (QCOM) chip that supports low-earth-orbit satellite communications.

Apple (ticker: AAPL) wasn’t immediately available to comment on the report. But investors are taking it seriously.

Stock in Globalstar (GSAT), which the MacRumors article said is most likely to work with Apple in terms of technology and service coverage, was up 64% on Monday. Iridium Communications (IRDM) shares rose about 15%. Those two already operate more than 100 satellites in low earth orbit, or LEO.

Stock in AST SpaceMobile (ASTS), which is building a constellation of small, low-cost LEO satellites to offer mobile communications infrastructure, gained about 12%. The S&P 500, meanwhile, was up 0.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished off 0.2%.

“Providing satellite connectivity to a smartphone has been a holy grail that has never been accomplished,” wrote William Blair analyst Louie DiPalma in a Sunday report. Space-based connectivity, to this point, has required larger devices. SpaceX, for instance, has at least 100,000 users of its space-based internet service, but that system requires relatively large terminal hardware to connect to the web.

Iridium operates about 66 LEO satellites, while Globalstar has about 48.

“If Apple/ Qualcomm /Iridium figure it out, an iPhone user in theory could make calls without using his or her cellular carrier,” DiPalma wrote. “Note that the Iridium connectivity would be low capacity, thus there would still be a need for a cellular carrier.”

DiPalma rates Iridium at Outperform, which is the Blair equivalent of Buy, but he doesn’t have a target for the stock price. He doesn’t cover Globalstar stock.

Apple (AAPL) stock gained 3% Monday, while Qualcomm gained 0.8% as investors weigh the complex implications of space-based mobile communications infrastructure.

Investors in existing cellular providers, and the infrastructure they use, appear not to be concerned. Shares of AT&T (T) were up 0.4%. Its business wouldn’t necessarily be disrupted by the technology because it could license what are effectively space-based cellphone towers. Stock in American Tower (AMT), a real estate investment trust that owns cellphone towers, gained 2.2%.

The launch-services companies Rocket Lab USA (RKLB) and Astra Space (ASTR), which could benefit if more companies want to put satellites into space, were down 3.1% and 19%, respectively. An Astra test flight failed to reach orbit Saturday, reminding investors of the risks the companies face.

Write to Al Root at

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