On Thursday evening, Israel was almost successful in getting lunar history rewritten. Unfortunately, it fell short after the spacecraft Beresheet did not manage to make a safe landing on the surface of the Moon. Millions of people all across the world had tuned in to watch the live telecast of the SpaceIL vessel, carrying the flag of Israel and a small Bible. It was set to descend to the Mare Serenitatis of the Moon. The moment was such that the State of Israel had sought to become only the fourth member of a prestigious pool of nations to complete the formidable task of landing up a spacecraft on the surface of the moon. The SpaceIL went over to lose contact with the spacecraft just minutes before it was set to complete the landing.
The spacecraft landing was only achieved before by the United States, Russia, and China. This was after covering a journey of 6.5 million km for a period of seven weeks since Beresheet. It is quite an ambitious project that is developed by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries. The spacecraft was blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida with the SpaceX rocket on board on 22nd February. For a period of 48 days, the ground crew of Beresheet had watched,m monitored and went on to execute each and every movement of the spacecraft right from a control centre at the Yehud headquarters of IAI.
Once they were in a position to go down, the landing operation split into two phases of decreased horizontal velocity, followed by vertical velocity. The commencement to descend had started but ultimately failed to land after contact got lost with the main engine of the spacecraft. Thus it led to a loss of altitude and a crash landing in a subsequent manner.
Skype is getting their attention turned towards mobile. Their latest beta feature adds up screen sharing to their Android and iOS apps. It might not seem to be as significant as some of the recent iterations for Skype. The recent iterations include group calls for 50 people and background blur effect in video calls. Still, it provides workers as well as friends another reason to remain locked in the application.
Microsoft feels that people would use this feature of screen share to show even a colleague one’s presentation in PowerPoint. People could also swipe through Tinder with the help of a BFF. It also allows Skype to remain apart from their biggest rivals, including Messenger, Snapchat and WhatsApp. They all lack this particular feature. Their absence on larger platforms has let smaller applications, which offer mobile screen sharing similar to Squad, to fill up the spot that has remained vacant. Though there are a whole lot of other options available still there are none, which gets used widely like Skype. Plus, it allows people to make calls and moreover, the calls are absolutely free. In addition to this, the cross-platform feature of Skype clearly means that people would be able to share the screen with all those who use MacOS, Windows or iOS. Hence, this makes it even more relevant.
Now, before this feature became available on a widespread basis, it will only remain confined to one particular thing. The feature will only be available in the preview build of the app. One can easily try this one out in version 184.108.40.206. Anyone can download this version from APK Mirror. This is indeed a shame that Google is still not allowing people to do that with Duo, especially when it is gaining a lot of popularity.
The year 2018 was indeed a very tough year for Facebook from all respects. The company had spent the whole year reeling from the scandal of Cambridge Analytica. Plus there was a bubbling-up of anger from the general public. People had a lot of animosity towards the founder of this organization. Facebook had to deal with this issue as well. Zuckerberg was provided with a lot of cash towards full security for himself and his family.
The annual salary of Mark Zuckerberg is $1. He does not receive any annual bonus. He receives millions of dollars in other compensation. It is mainly related to security costs. SEC has published a document in the afternoon. Facebook said that Zuckerberg earned more than $22 million in other compensation in the year 2018. The amount was much higher than $9 million. This, he had earned in 2017. Almost $2.6 million of the figure in 2018 allotted for the personal travel of Zuckerberg on a private jet. Nearly $20 million out of that total amount goes towards his personal security.
Zuckerberg had received an award of $9,956,847. It was the income before tax for the year 2018. The amount was intended for all the security related to his personal travelling. The protection of his residence was also one of the reasons. Apart from these, the company even gave him a further pre-tax allowance of $10 million. It was meant for covering up the additional costs. Those costs were related to his as well the security of his family. The personal security program compensation was also provided to Sheryl Sandberg. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She had earned an amount of $3.8 million in other compensation. $2.9 million, out of the total amount was spent towards her personal security.