PlayStation 5 has Arrived

The PlayStation 5 (PS5)

The much anticipated playstation 5 has arrived. Out in stores since Nov. 12. It was said that all the PS5 consoles available on launch day were sold out. The PS5 takes over from the best selling PS4.

But will this next gen console be a success? Time will tell. The PS5 has been played; it possesses stunning 4k graphics and faster loading times. Sony says the console is compatible with 8k Tv, but the console presently caps at 4k. Looks like there will be a future 8k upgrade later on.

Difference between PS5 and PS4

The PlayStation 5 is superior when compared to the PS4. Presently the  only notable difference is the faster loading times and 4k graphics. PS4 runs at  a resolution of 1080p.The PS5 is said to be capable of producing games never before possible but game producers are still catching up to this reality. If you are not a fan of graphics and the patient type, then you can still stick to your PS4 for a year of two.

Difference between the PS5 and PS4 Pro

The PS5 is also much more powerful than the PS4 pro. It launches games about 10-20 seconds faster. Games have more visual clarity on the PS5 than the PS4 pro. But the PS4 pro also runs on 4k so if you are not looking closely, you might not notice the difference.

PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 will be supporting a lot of next generation games, some of which were released on Nov. 12. One of them is the PS5 exclusive game; Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which features ray tracing which gives the game more realistic lighting and shadow effects. The PS5 comes preinstalled with Astro’s Playroom which showcases the PS5 controller capabilities.

PS5 Size and Noise

The PS5 is the Biggest home console ever made. It has a length of 15.4 inches, breadth of 10.24 inches and thickness of 4.09 inches. Very big indeed. I hope just has it was with the PS4, Sony will trim down the size and give us a PS5 slim as well. Compared to the PS4, the PS5 is a noisier Machine.

Where to Buy PS5

The easiest way to know where to buy PS5 is to search online on google or other search engines to locate a retailer close to you. Amazon for instance is a good play to buy online. If you are in the US, UK, Canada and other accepted countries, you can buy from the official PlayStation website.

Premier League Fixtures & Results, Round 9.

Premier League Table as it stands

English Premier League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City27205256173965
2Manchester United26148453322150
3Leicester City26154745301549
4West Ham United2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2513483833543
8Tottenham Hotspur25116841271439
9Aston Villa24123938261239
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds United26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton Wanderers2797112837-934
13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2686123144-1330
15Burnley2677121834-1628
16Brighton & Hove Albion25511102633-726
17Newcastle United2675142744-1726
18Fulham26312112133-1221
19West Bromwich Albion2538152055-3514
20Sheffield United2633201643-2712

2020 United States Presidential Election.

The United States Presidential Election has come and gone. It is no longer news that the incumbent; Donald Trump has been defeated by Joe Biden. Trump is the first United States president to lose reelection since 1992. Voter turnout is the highest since the 1900s. Both candidates received over 70 million votes with Biden receiving over 79 million votes, the highest ever in favour of any presidential candidate. Biden’s Presidency will be confirmed when he and his vice; Kamala Harris are officially voted in by congress on January 6, 2021.

At the time of writing, vote counting is officially still on, but Biden has an insurmountable lead of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232. Biden is also leading Trump by almost 5million in popular votes. The election also had a record high number of votes casted early by mail due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

At the start of vote counting after the November 3 election, Trump took early lead. But as the large number of mail in ballots were being counted, Biden took the lead and maintained it till He surpassed the 270 electoral votes mark required to win the election.

Biden is already setting things in place as he prepares to take over at the WhiteHouse. President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January  20, 2021.

Outgoing President, Donald Trump is yet to acknowledge Biden’s victory sighting vote counting irregularities. He has instigated lawsuits in some swing states challenging election results and demanding vote recount. Vote recounts have been done in some of these states confirming Biden’s victory.

The 2020 United States Presidential election has so far been adjudged free and fair.

Premier League Fixtures Round 8

The English premier league resumes this weekend with some mouth watering clashes. Chelsea open the floor as they travel to take on Newcastle united. Chelsea will have to be very careful and defend well .

Spurs also take on Manchester City. It will be a tough test for both teams. Mourinho’s men will want all 3 points to maintain their second position on the league table.

League leaders, Leicester City travel to Anfield to face Liverpool . Liverpool has a chance to regain top spot but it wont be easy their againt their giant killing opponent.

Premier League Table as it Stands

English Premier League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City27205256173965
2Manchester United26148453322150
3Leicester City26154745301549
4West Ham United2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2513483833543
8Tottenham Hotspur25116841271439
9Aston Villa24123938261239
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds United26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton Wanderers2797112837-934
13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2686123144-1330
15Burnley2677121834-1628
16Brighton & Hove Albion25511102633-726
17Newcastle United2675142744-1726
18Fulham26312112133-1221
19West Bromwich Albion2538152055-3514
20Sheffield United2633201643-2712

Basic Information about Google AdSense

Google Adsense is a way to make money online. If you own a website, blog or YouTube channel with lots of rich original content, Adsense places ads alongside your content and when visitors click on them, you make money. 

With a Google adsense account, relevant adverts are placed on your website. You can view the results of click activity on the ads. At the end of the month, money made from click activity is summed up and payment is processed through your adsense account.

Requirement for opening an AdSense account.

  1. A Google account. If you already have a Gmail account then you have a Google account. 
  2. A website , blog or YouTube channel you own with lots of good quality original content.

Process of opening a AdSense account

So with a Gmail account and your own website, you can sign up for an Adsense account. After signing up, Google then checks your linked website for adherence to Google Adsense policies. If your website meets the requirements, you will be accepted into the Adsense program. At this stage Google placed ads on your website. When you reach a balance of 10 dollars in your Adsense account, Google verifies your address by sending  a PIN to your physical address. Which is the address you filled in your Adsense account application. When you successfully enter the PIN sent in the right portion of your Adsense account , your account will be fully activated and ready to receive payments..

Adsense payment process

The minimum threshold for payment is 100 dollars. When you meet this threshold at the end of a particular month, Google sends you payment anytime from the 21st day of the next month.

How you receive Google AdSense payments

Google sends your payments by wire transfer to your bank account. Which is the same account you filled in your Adsense account. You can also change your bank account within your Adsense account as the case may be.

Types of Videos You can’t Monetize on YouTube

YouTube is very clear about the types of videos you can’t monetize on their platform. Monetization means Google ads can show while someone is watching your video. If he or she clicks on the advert, you are paid. Here are some types of videos you can’t monetize;

Nudity 

Nudity of any degree in part or all of your video will make the video not eligible to make money. Sexually provocative scenes also fall into this class. 

Copyright

Posting other peoples original video content in whole or part on your channel makes the video not monetizable.. The best way to avoid copyright issues is to make sure you own all the rights in the video you create. However in some cases, YouTube still allows you to monetize other peoples content in your video provided you create your own original commentary. 

Violence

Video showing violent or gory scenes, killing of human beings or animals, firearms, etc. is not eligible for monetization.

Hate speech

Videos promoting hate speech,religious intolerance, racism are not eligible for monetization on YouTube.

Nonsensical content

Videos showing content with no educational value or that makes no sense can’t be monetized.

PowerPoint videos

Powerpoint videos refers to videos containing only a series of pictures with little or no voice narrative. These types of videos are difficult to monetize.

Robotic voice

You can monetize a video containing robotic or computerised voice provided you created the write up  for the robotic voice to use. However, using a robotic voice to read from pages of newspapers or text books which you didn’t create  can’t be monetized.

Animals

Videos showing killing,torturing, mating, cutting open of animals can’t be monetized.

Children

Videos showing children subjected to inhuman treatment, or abuse won’t be monetized.

For more on what videos can’t be monetized you can read YouTube Monetization policies