ROBLOX is finally going to add voice chat to the game – after years of only offering text. Here's a quick guide on everything we know about the upgrade so far. What is Roblox voice chat? Roblox is a wildly popular "building" game like Minecraft. Until now, players could only communicate via text – but that's about to change. "Text chat is the core of Roblox communication today," said Roblox engineering chief Adam Miller. "In the future, we expect to open up communication through safe voice chat." There's no official release date for voice chat. Is Roblox voice chat safe? While most fans are happy about voice chat, there are some concerns around safety for younger players. We still don't have all the details on how the system works. Until then, it's impossible to say if it's safe for youngsters. And arguably no online communication system is truly ever safe – for kids or adults. But Roblox is at least thinking about safety, security and privacy. … [Read more...] about Is Roblox adding voice chat? Release date and fan reaction
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Tory Rishi Sunak today announced changes to tax, furlough and Stamp Duty in his 2021 Budget . The Chancellor said he must take "unpopular" and "honest" decisions as he reversed some Tory Corporation Tax cuts and cancelled an Income Tax break for millions of Brits. He warned next year borrowing will hit £234bn or 10.3% of GDP - “an amount so large it has only one rival in recent history, this year”. And Covid spending including fiscal support has hit £407bn. But in reality the Chancellor put off many of the most painful decisions until later and gave businesses a huge tax break for now - one he claimed was the biggest in history. He also extended several breaks and Covid support schemes beyond the end of the roadmap. Mr Sunak said more than 700,000 people have lost their jobs since March and the economy has fallen by more than 10% - the fastest fall in more than 300 years. “It’s going to take this country and the whole world a long time to recover from this extraordinary … [Read more...] about Budget 2021 summary: Key announcements at a glance as Covid spending hits £407bn
Germany on Wednesday took a step towards forcing companies to take responsibility for any labor or environmental abuses in their global supply chain. A new law (Lieferkettengesetz in German) allows for hefty fines starting at several hundred thousand euros if their contractors abroad are found to breach human rights or environmental rules. The fines go up to two percent of the company's annual revenues if they exceed 400 million euros ($484 million). The companies are held responsible for every step of the way: from the raw materials to the finished product. "This law protects workers from exploitation across sprawling supply chains and protects human rights across the world," Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday, adding "In future, it will be clear that 'Made in Germany' also means respect for human rights." The SPD-run development and labor ministries initially wanted the law to also target smaller companies, but backed down in the face of strong opposition from the … [Read more...] about Germany to implement supply chain law against exploitation
IF LIKE us you are already pining for Married At First Sight Australia, then fear not, ITV2 have just the thing. The network is showing Love Island Australia season 2, which was originally filmed back in 2019, which means a winner has already been announced. WARNING: The below article features MAJOR spoilers from Love Island Australia season 2 Who won Love Island Australia 2019? Love Island Australia was won by Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham. The couple were viewer favourites after they got together halfway through the show and made their relationship official just before the show's final. After the series ended, Anna and Josh moved in together during the pandemic and shared loads of photos from their time in lockdown. Unfortunately, by November 2020, the couple took to Instagram to announce their split after a year together. Who were the runner-ups of Love Island Australia 2019? In the final, Anna and Josh were joined by three other couples. Matthew … [Read more...] about Who won Love Island Australia 2019?
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview "will be cancelled by ITV if Prince Philip's health worsens." The bombshell tell-all interview is set to air in the US on Sunday - but the broadcast may be pulled off air in the UK due to Prince Philip’s ill health , sources claim. With the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital, aged 99, it is thought ITV is ready to pull the plug should Prince Philip deteriorate, reports Birmingham Mail . Sources say the mood at Buckingham Palace has "shifted" after the Duke was transferred to a new hospital earlier this week. One insider told the Daily Express : “I don’t imagine CBS will care but ITV won’t be able to broadcast it.” The 99-year-old royal is now battling an infection and a pre-existing heart condition at London's St Bartholomew's hospital. Public relations and crisis consultant Mark Borkowski warned that Harry and Meghan are at risk of a "real reputational mess" if they go ahead with the broadcast. Mr Borkowski said … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview ‘will be cancelled by ITV if Prince Philip’s health worsens’