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Entertainment Ghost's Friday News Bits! 31-01-2014

It's Friday! And here are the Friday News Bits of this week!

Microsoft Offers 100$ Discount For Xbox One If You Give Them Your PS3, Xbox 360 S and Xbox 360 E

Microsoft has sent emails to users which tells you to "ditch your PS3" and save 100$ for buying an Xbox One. Although the offer sounds to be an anti-Sony move, it's not exactly just that. The Microsoft Store is giving you a 100$ discount on the Xbox One if you trade in your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 S or Xbox 360 E for it. The offer is valid only until March 2, 2014.

Ironically, the price difference between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One also happens to be only 100$, which fans already spoofed by saying "Keep your PS3 and save 100$, buy a PS4". What Microsoft will do with the PS3 consoles is unknown, either they'd put them in a garage or sell them on eBay. However, according to GamingBlend, a spokesperson for Microsoft has stated that the consoles will be recycled.

For trade, the consoles have to be properly functioning and must have original accessories. 

Google Sells Motorola to Lenovo For $2.91 Billion

Google has announced that it has sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion dollars, which Motorola had purchased back in 2012 to help "supercharge the Android ecosystem". Although Google have sold the mobility to Lenovo, it will "retain the vast majority of Motorola's patents", which they will use to "defend the entire Android ecosystem". 

UK Scientists Develop The Purple Tomato

"Indigo Rose" is the name of a newly developed "purple tomato". UK scientists have genetically modified tomatoes and have developed the new purple tomatoes with a high level of antioxidants, which they call the "Indigo Rose".

A professor in the OSU horticulture department has stated that:
The purple tomatoes are intended for home gardens and fresh markets and is available in seeds. It is the first improved tomato variety in the world that has anthocyanins in its fruit.
 According to BBC News, a large-scale production is now under way in Canada with the "first 1,200 litres of purple tomato juice ready for shipping". The purple tomato is intended to give the consumers the nutritions of fruits such as blueberries, in tomatoes, which will increase the nutritional value of everything tomatoes are used in, such as ketchup. The purple pigment is caused as a result of the transfer of a gene from a 'snapdragon plant' which allows the anthocynin within the tomato plant.

The purple pigment is the result of the transfer of a gene from a snapdragon plant - the modification triggers a process within the tomato plant allowing the anthocyanin to develop.

Facebook's New Paper App

Facebook has announced a new app for the iOS called Paper, which is believed to be a rival for Flipboard. The first product to come out of Facebook's Creative Labs, the Paper app displays stories from specific interests and will be customizable for a variety of topics.

As you must have guessed from the title, the Paper app is basically a newspaper, split into multiple sections where the first section will feature content from your News Feed, including photos, videos and posts. The users of the app will have up to 12 sections of topics to choose such as science, photography, sports, food and even design, along with the special section which is called the "Ideas section", which will provide ideas and/or in-depth look at an idea, personality or event and the ideas will change daily.

The app will be out for the US on February 3rd for the iOS. Information for the rest of the world is unknown at the moment.

Saudi Woman Gets Surgery To Look Like Kim Kardashian, Gets Divorced For It

A Saudi woman has told the Arabic newspaper "Sada" that she wanted to please her husband and wanted him to be more attracted to her, and noticing that he admires Kim Kardashian, she made a plan to be like Kim Kardashian and "even more beautiful" than Kim.

However, things completely did not go as the woman planned. The husband, instead, decided to divorce her and married another woman saying he did not "like what she did". The woman has told Sada that:
I changed my hairstyle and visited a plastic surgery clinic. I even tried to walk like Kim Kardashian in the hope my husband would be more attracted to me, but the results were not as I had wished. He said he did not like what I have done and started to argue about what I have done before he decided to divorce me and marry another woman.

Rambo: The Video Game

Rambo: The Video Game's release date has been confirmed. The game will be released on February 21st, 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Rambo: The Video Game is based on the First Blood trilogy, allowing you to relive First Blood, First Blood Part II and Rambo III. The game will feature the voices extracted from the movies, of both Rambo(Sylvester Stallone) and Richard Crenna. The game will feature mechanics of stealth, demolition, fighting with knives and using a cover system with guns. The game will feature destructible terrain and rag-doll physics for the characters.

The game will be played like the movies, like a version of the movies YOU play.

Muhammad Junaid

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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Friday, January 31, 2014