The adventure-loving persons are getting bored during the pandemic situation. What if, you can feel the thrill of adventure in the virtual world? Try Minecraft! Released in 2011, this sandbox video game was developed by Mojang Studios. Though this game was initially designed for personal computers, now it is compatible with diverse platforms. For its versatile gaming interface and creative design, Minecraft has acquired its position among the top-selling video games worldwide. Around 126-million people are playing this game around the world every month in 2020. In this article, we are going to discuss some beginner tips and tricks for the Minecraft game. Stay with Us!
If you are playing the Minecraft Pocket Edition, you have to choose between two game modes: Creative or Survival. Pick the one which suits your personality.
In the ‘Survival’ mode you find a 3D interface. This random setting won’t give you any provisions. In this gaming mode, you have to start the hunt for mining with limited health. The enemies or hostile mobs would come out after sunset. To survive and excavate treasure, you have to act skillfully.
On the other hand, the ‘Creative’ mode offers you the opportunity to build the world of your own using diverse crafty items, architectural techniques as well as unlimited resources. Unlike the survival mode, in creative mode, you don’t need to be bothered about enemy attacks!
In the world of Minecraft, you can be whatever you desire to be. Isn’t it exciting? From the settings, you can choose your virtual character browsing the provided options of ready-made skins. What if, you do not like the pre-built skins and want to design a unique character? Thanks to Minecraft designers for allowing the players to customize their own characters following respective dreams. Certainly, you can play this video game with both fun and creativity.
In the Minecraft game, each player needs to collect resources for survival. Initially, you have to start gathering resources from your nearby places. For instance, you can collect wood, stone, or even dirt. You can easily gather resources by tapping and holding on a specific block. Try to collect resources at your best capacity. During the quest for resources, do not forget that you have to survive at any cost.
Home is your shelter where you can stay safe from enemies and take rest for the whole night until sunrise. Try to find a suitable place covering about two by two or one by three grid area to build your home. It is wise to create a simple home, instead of drowning energy and time in building a luxury one.
Your safe-house can be placed at mountain-side, small cube, or ground-hole. Apply available materials like wood, dirt, or stone to build your shelter. You can keep some open space on the roof portion of your home for watching the first rays of the sun.
While staying in your home, you can start crafting in no delay. By virtue of crafting skills, you would be able to create handy items that would facilitate your survival and excavation journey. Utilizing the inventory tools and gathered resources, you can create different items. Initially, the inventory offers you a four by four grid area. Now choose the wood and create plank. Then decide what kind of item you do require. For example, to build a crafting table, select a three by three grid area. Thus, getting skilled you can dare to build advanced items like tools, weapons, and armors.
Remember one thing that your enemies can appear only during the darkness. In order to guard your home, you can arrange torches. Try to place the torches sporadically around your safe house. Maintaining some distance among the torches, you can illuminate the surrounding space of your shelter. Thus, you can prevent the aggressive mobs from attacking your home and nearby area. However, the enemy can still roam around that place.
After sunset, do not waste all your energies in fighting the enemies. A healthy sleep during the nighttime can keep your body energetic for the next day's adventure. Try to craft a cozy bed for placing inside your sweet virtual home. Sleep may not be so easy in real life. But in Minecraft, all you need to do is to tap on the bed and you fall into sleep.
Health is wealth. The Minecraft game won’t let you forget it even in the virtual world! In this game, Food is considered an essential resource that restores the player’s health; especially when he gets injured. However, managing food requires some skills and hard work too. First, you need to hunt fish or animals (like cows, or chickens). Then cook the meat using a furnace. If you love farming, then grow diverse grains, vegetables, or fruits. You can also bake a cake or other delicious food.
You would find the real taste of adventure while excavating mines. Most of the precious treasures are hidden under the ground area. Like real life, you have to work hard to acquire those resources. On the journey of hunting, you would need diverse tools. First, craft essential tools like an ax. Then start the process of tunneling down utilizing the stair-like pattern.
It would be wise to carry torches wherever you move. If you find any resources, try to collect it. While searching the dungeon, caves, or mines, stay safe from the probable dangers like poisonous water or burning lava. Another essential thing this you have to know the pros and cons of different kinds of resources like wood, gold, or metal.
Australian researchers have developed a technology that can turn seawater safe to drink in less than 30 minutes by using only a high-tech filter and direct sunlight.
According to the Melbourne-based Monash University, the specially-designed filter is capable of generating hundreds of litres of drinkable water per day, reports Xinhua.
The technology requires only direct sunlight to purify, making the process energy-efficient, low-cost and sustainable.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a class of compounds consisting of metal ions that form a crystalline material with the largest surface area of any material known, are used in making the filters.
During the desalination process, a functionalised MOF filter firstly adsorbs salt from water, which consumes no energy, then the salt filled MOF can be put under sunlight to regenerate, taking less than four minutes, before it can absorb salt from water again.
Lead author of the research, Professor Huanting Wang from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, said desalination is a feasible option to address the pressing water shortage crisis around the world.
Desalination has been used to address escalating water shortages globally.
Due to the availability of brackish water and seawater, and because desalination processes are reliable, treated water can be integrated within existing aquatic systems with minimal health risks," Wang said.
"But thermal desalination processes by evaporation are energy-intensive, and other technologies, such as reverse osmosis, have a number of drawbacks, including high energy consumption and chemical usage in membrane cleaning and dechlorination."
With low energy consumption and no chemicals needed during the process, Wang said this highlights the durability and sustainability of this new technology for future clean water solutions.
"This study has successfully demonstrated that the photoresponsive MOFs are a promising, energy-efficient, and sustainable adsorbent for desalination," he said.
Local electronics brand Walton has extended its ongoing Digital Campaign after witnessing huge customers' response.
The campaign provide chance of getting Tk 10 lakh or Tk 1 lakh or attractive amounts of cash vouchers on the purchase of any model of fridge, washing machine and microwave oven from Walton Plaza, distributors’ outlets or E-plaza across the country.
Under the Digital Campaign Season-7, already, a good number of customers became millionaire, also received Tk 1 lakh worth and different amounts of cash vouchers, said a press release.
Walton has been conducting ‘Digital Campaign’ across the country to make customer database for delivering online based sales service.
The details of the customers and their purchased products including are being stored on a server through the digital registration. As a result, customers are getting the after sales service from any Walton service center any time, even if they lost the product’s warranty card.
Engineer Al Imran, CEO of Walton Home Appliances, said they have 12 models of semi-automatic and automatic top and front loading washing machines.
Prices range from Tk.6,900 to Tk.45,500 with nine models of Walton microwave ovens will cost between Tk.6,990 and Tk.19,000.
Walton refrigerators have received several standard certifications at national and international level, including BSTI’s ‘Five Star’ energy rating, ISO, OHSAS, EMC, CB, ROHS, SASO, ESMA, ECHA, G-Mark, E-Mark etc. Walton refrigerators are also being exported to different countries of the world as well.
Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited on Monday inaugurated its annual programme - ‘Seeds for the Future 2020 in Bangladesh’.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, was the chief guest of the virtual inauguration ceremony, said a press release.
Palak said, “We believe this program will boost the students in their career paths and help them to gain knowledge about new technologies such as big data and IoT. Besides, this will aid them in helping the country to achieve the Vision of Digital Bangladesh 2021.”
‘Seeds for the Future’ is a flagship CSR programme of Huawei which mainly focuses on bridging the gap between academic and industry knowledge and also a long-term CSR activity dedicated to the top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students worldwide.
This year, students from Dhaka University (DU), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), and Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) will be participating in the program.
The students from DU, CUET, and KUET will be from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department and in contrast, the students from BUET and RUET will be from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department.
Two best students from the final undergraduate year in the said department from each university will be chosen based on their CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average), spot examination and their presentation on new technology and innovative companies.
The selected students will be attending five days online programme of cultural and technological training from the Huawei Headquarters of China (Beijing and Shenzhen).
Banglalink, the third largest mobile operator company of Bangladesh, said the data revenue and data customer base grew by 30.3% YoY and 3.3% YoY respectively in Q2 2020 during coronavirus pendamic.
Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer of Banglalink came up with the announcement on Banglalink’s performance in Q2 2020 at a virtual press conference held on Monday, said a press release.
He shared his views on Banglalink’s role during the pandemic, its key undertakings, customers' benefits and other related issues with the journalists.
Banglalink’s continued investment in 4G network contributed to 30.3% YoY data revenue growth in Q2 2020, said a press release.
The enhanced 4G network enabled Banglalink to achieve 79.2% YoY increase in data usage supported by accelerated 4G penetration which resulted in 3.3% YoY growth in data customers during the quarter.
Moreover, the strengthened 4G network attributed to Banglalink’s winning of the Ookla® Speedtest® Award as the fastest mobile network in the country for Q1-Q2 2020.
As part of Banglalink’s increased focus in embracing digital services, Banglalink actively promoted the use of digital channels to facilitate top-ups, account management and the adoption of additional services.
As a result, the user base of the Banglalink self-care app increased by 58% during 2Q20 compared to 1Q20 while Banglalink’s video streaming app “Toffee” saw a 62% uplift in its user numbers.
In line with the general industry trend resulting from Coronavirus outbreak, Banglalink experienced decline in its customers base and total revenue during 2Q 2020 although there were impressive growth in data customers base and data revenue.
Aas said, “As part of our prompt response to the pandemic, we had to implement the ‘home office’ work model to make sure that our employees stay safe and keep working for providing uninterrupted services. It is really encouraging to see our earnest efforts yielding positive results, especially in the digital business segment. Our digital endeavors have received the recognition from the recent Ooklaaward. It was given for being the fastest mobile network in the country for Q1-Q2 2020, which is the result of our technological advancement such as the expansion of 4G network and more spectrum per customer. We would like to dedicate it to our valued customers, whose consistent support always inspires us to move forward as a digital service provider.”
During the virtual discussion session with the journalists, Aas highlighted some of the initiatives taken by Banglalink during the pandemic such as setting up free Corona hotline numbers, launching e-learning facilities through “Teach It”platform, introducing virtual internship and seminars for university students and distributing relief among affected households in association with Bangladesh Sena KalyanSangstha and Bangladesh Army.
Aas concluded the session welcoming Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)’s initiative to implement the Significant Market Power (SMP) Guidelines, which he believes is a positive step towards establishing a level playing field in the industry.
He also reiterated Banglalink’s firm commitment to enhancing customers’ digital experiences by introducing more innovative digital products and platforms.
Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, Cem Velipasaoglu, Chief Financial Officer, Banglalink, Mohammad Zubayed Ul Islam, Sales & Distribution Director, Banglalink and other top management members of the organization also participated in the virtual press conference.