Telegram founder Pavel Durov stated in his channel that he considers it possible to create a platform based on the messenger for selling memorable nicknames through auctions.
Imagine how successful Telegram, with its 700 million users, could become if we auctioned reserved usernames, group links, and channels. In addition to millions of memorable t.me addresses like @storm or @royal , all four-letter usernames can be made available for sale (@bank, @club, @game, @gift, etc.).
This would create a new platform where username holders can transfer them to interested parties in secure transactions, with ownership secured on the blockchain using NFT-like smart contracts. Other elements of the Telegram ecosystem, including channels, stickers, or emoticons, may later become part of this marketplace as well.
Durov also revealed that the Telegram team is considering using TON (The Open Network, a blockchain-based decentralized network) as the base for this platform.
“Let’s see if we can add some Web 3.0 to Telegram in the coming weeks,” added Pavel Durov.
WhatsApp made it easier to join a call
The WhatsApp team is rolling out a new feature that allows users to share direct links to a one-click call to make it easier to stay in touch with their loved ones.
The Call Links feature will begin rolling out to WhatsApp this week and can be accessed via a banner at the top of the Calls tab. WhatsApp users who want to try the Call Link feature will need the latest version of the app. The Call Links feature will support both audio and video calls.
In addition, the messenger team is testing group video calls with up to 32 people. This is a big step forward as WhatsApp currently limits video calls to eight users.
10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones received Android 13, but not official – as part of the LineageOS project and LineageOS 20 firmware.
We are talking about an early assembly of LineageOS 20, in which a number of functions do not work: NFC, Bluetooth sound transmission during a call, memory card. Known issues are expected to be fixed as the firmware is updated.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are ten years old, and you should not expect older devices running the latest Android 13 to run smoothly. Both smartphones had flagship specs for their time, but the 1GB and 2GB of RAM in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 might not be enough for a full system at the moment.
Recall that the basic versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were running Android 4.0.4 and 4.1.1, respectively. Android 4.3 and 4.4.4, respectively, were released as the final software versions for these smartphones.
The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. RMP application introduced
The GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards are already presented and will soon begin to hit the market, and the Radeon RX 7000 will also be released towards the end of the year. But is it worth buying new ones if you can get by with the RX 6000 line, significantly speeding it up?
Renowned developer and enthusiast Yuri Bubliy (1usmus) created the Radeon Monster Profile (RMP) application, which allows you to significantly increase the performance of current generation AMD adapters. From the name it is clear that in fact we are talking about overclocking profiles, but not everything is so simple. The author describes his brainchild as a combination of unique settings and voltage parameters. Thanks to RMP, the performance of RX 6000 cards can be significantly improved.
As you can see, for example, Yuri took the RX 6800 XT, the core frequency of which, thanks to the settings, increased by 300 MHz, which provides an increase of 11-13% and allows this card to bypass the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at least in 3DMark, which even now is almost twice as expensive. At the same time, the profiles are designed in such a way that the operating voltage is reduced by 6%, which allows you not to worry about excessive heating.
The application is expected later this year.
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