Squid Game

Squid Game Might Be Too Popular!! South Korean ISP SK Broadband Sues Netflix For Millions In bandwidth usage Fees

According to Reuters, SK Broadband, a South Korean internet service provider, is suing Netflix to recover increased network expenses and bandwidth usage as a result of the streaming service’s content in the country. Squid Game and D.P., two popular Korean Netflix dramas, are cited as contributing to the problem.

The demand for payment by SK Broadband is reasonable. According to The Korea Herald, a South Korean court concurred with the ISP in June, implying that Netflix was to blame for the demands its content places on SK.

The court found Netflix had “the obligation of paying the fee for the services to SK Broadband,” despite Netflix’s argument that it not be taxed because customers are the ones streaming and already pay for it.

According to Reuters, SK estimates the cost at 27.2 billion won (about $23 million) for 2020 alone.

Netflix has been contacted for comment by The Verge. In response to SK’s demands, the business sent the following statement to TechCrunch:

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We’ll look into the claim made against us by SK Broadband. Meanwhile, we continue to seek open communication with SK Broadband and explore methods to collaborate in order to provide a seamless streaming experience for our shared clients.

Thanks to the surprise smash Squid Game, Netflix’s popularity in Korea and in popularizing Korean film and television in the United States has reached a pinnacle in the last year, and particularly in the last week.

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said Monday that it was on course to be the company’s most popular show yet and that it was already number one in the US on Netflix’s top ten rankings four days after its premiere.

Netflix makes agreements with service providers such as Comcast in the United States to provide its connection priority treatment and, as a result, higher video quality.

Netflix, on the other hand, is in a different position now than it was when it agreed to pay Comcast it has already lost in court, and SK Telecom isn’t incentivized to make a deal while regulators consider a pending Big Cable merger so, while it has more clout, it has already demonstrated why it might pay in the first place.

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Adjetey Anang

Find Ghanaian Top Actor Adjetey Anang On Showmax

Adjetey Anang, regarded as one of Ghana’s top performers, has appeared in a number of well-known Ghanaian films, including the award-winning drama A Sting in A Tale and the commercial success Picture Perfect.

He may be seen in the five movies and TV shows listed below on Showmax, including two of his most recent parts – To Have and To Hold and Dede, his first telenovela role.

The Origins of the Cartel

An elite team takes on a strong drug cartel in the Ghanaian action film Cartel: The Genesis, as they strive to curb the increasing underground narcotics trade. Anang portrays Fifi, the determined agent at the heart of the plot, who is driven by personal reasons — he lost his brother to addiction – to bring down the cartel, even if it means risking his own safety.

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Cartel: The Genesis stars Joselyn Dumas (Potato Potahto), Prince David Osei (The Dead), Kofi Bucknor (Shampaign), and Fred Kanebi (Adams Apples), among others, and is directed by Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice nominee Pascal Amanfo.

Kintampo

Kintampo is an adventure thriller that follows Stephanie (Sika Osei, Sidechic Gang) and her pals as they travel through the Kintampo forest in search of the narrative of a miracle plant that is said to cure HIV.

Chris Attoh’s directorial debut, Kintampo, starring Anang as Stephanie’s ex-boyfriend Mike. He offers to take Stephanie and her team through Kintampo as a former Special Forces member, but only after warning them of a mystery beast that roams the forest.

Deyemi Okanlawon (Castle & Castle), Kofi Adjorlolo (Aloe Vera), Chris Attoh (Shuga), and Africa Movie Academy Award winner Lydia Forson (To Have and To Hold) are among the other actors in the film.

Dede

This Ghanaian drama features Dede (Adomaa Adjeman), a naive country girl whose huge ambitions are shattered when she is “sold off” by her stepmother to work as a domestic assistant in the Robertson family’s home. She falls in love with Robertson’s youngest son there (Dean Amegashie).

Anang plays Dede’s caring and committed father, Nii Ocansey, in his first telenovela role, a man who would do anything to defend his daughter, even against her stepmother Felicity (played by Joselyn Dumas).

Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Love or Something Like That, Shampaign) directed and produced Dede, which also features Ken Attoh (Devil in the Detail, Potomanto) as a co-producer.

To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold is based on the South African series Unmarried, which also had a Nigerian adaptation. It follows three women, Akosua (Lydia Forson, Perfect Picture), Enyonam (Naa Ashorkor, Checkmate), and Kuukua (Zynnel Zuh, When Love Comes Around), as they deal with the challenges that their marriages, relationships, and careers throw at them.

Enyonam’s partner, Nii, is played by Anang, who has been with her for nine years but has yet to ask for her hand in marriage. Nii succumbs to gambling and drunkenness after losing his job (and lying about it) and barely generating enough money to feed his family, jeopardizing his relationship with Enyonam.

Ivan Quashigah, a prominent Ghanaian director, directs To Have and Hold (Things We Do for Love, YOLO).

Daggers and Roses

Winifred (Zakia Kunge) and Sesi (Esi Hammond, Nina’s Mahogany) are two young women from humble backgrounds who battle with love and making ends meet in the city in the drama series Roses and Daggers. Marjorie (Michelle McKinney Hammond), a loving mother and insecure wife, is dealing with her husband’s adultery on the other hand.

Anang plays Joshua, Marjorie’s son, who has to deal with his mother’s interference in his personal life as well.

Adjetey Anang can also be seen on Showmax in the drama series Table of Men and the feature film Double Cross.

iPhone 13

Checkout The Trending Rumours About iPhone 13

Apple has announced “California Streaming,” their September 14 launch event, which is expected to usher in the iPhone 13 as well as other items such as the AirPods 3 and Apple Watch Series 7. With an all-new design, upgraded cameras, and more, the iPhone 12 was a huge step forward for the iPhone series – but if reports are to be believed, the iPhone 13 could be even better.

iPhone 13 design

The iPhone 12 series introduced significant design modifications to the iPhone, owing to the blockier form that was inspired by the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. As a result, we don’t expect many changes to the iPhone 13’s overall design and appearance — but there may be a few adjustments.

Serial leaker Jon Prosser claims to have gotten CAD renders of the impending iPhone 13 in one of the first disclosures about the device. For non-Pro iPhone models, the renders indicate a redesigned diagonal camera configuration, as well as a somewhat thicker frame to allow a larger battery. They also appear to show a gadget with a narrower notch.

Apple is expected to switch to a port-free iPhone at some time in the future, according to rumours. Apple’s choice to add MagSafe charging to the iPhone, according to many analysts, is the first step toward that transition. However, with the iPhone 13, this is unlikely to happen. While there have been reports that at least one model may be devoid of ports, and the well-known TF Although International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in 2019 that Apple would debut a portless iPhone in 2021, subsequent rumours suggest that Apple may remain with the tried-and-true Lightning port for at least another year.

Another theory floating around is that the iPhone will have a smaller notch. According to speculations, Apple planned to put a smaller notch on the iPhone 12 as part of its new design but was unable to do so, thus the modification would be made on the iPhone 13. The notch is unlikely to be removed entirely, although Ice Universe, a well-known Twitter leaker, claims that it will be shallower. According to a leak from Everything Apple Pro, the notch will be narrower rather than shallower, and Unbox Therapy has a dummy iPhone 13 Pro Max device that may reveal this smaller notch design.

Touch ID was believed to be returning with the iPhone 13. Face recognition is cool, but it doesn’t always make sense — like when you’re wearing a mask — as the epidemic has demonstrated. Bloomberg previously reported that Apple was considering an In-Display fingerprint sensor, but then noted that it was unlikely the company would deploy one this year. Instead, Apple is said to be developing a Face ID version that will let it work when wearing a mask and with fogged-up glasses. It’s unclear whether Apple will include this feature with the iPhone 13 at launch or will make it available later via a software update.

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Last but not least, the iPhone 13 may be available in a variety of colours. According to EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach, the iPhone 13 series will be available in a matte black that is darker than the existing Graphite hue on the iPhone 12 Pro. According to other recent speculations, at least some iPhone 13 models will be available in a new Rose Pink colour.

iPhone 13 display

The iPhone 12 introduced OLED display technology to the entire iPhone 12 series, resulting in a display experience that is nearly identical across all iPhone 12 models. Apple, on the other hand, may give the iPhone 13 Pro models a new upgrade in the form of a 120Hz refresh rate in 2021.

High-refresh-rate iPhone rumours have been swirling for years, and many experts believed it might appear on the iPhone 12 at one point. However, speculations surfaced in 2020 that Apple had abandoned 120Hz panels for the iPhone 12 due to battery drain difficulties. According to the Korean website The Elec, Apple will use LTPO technology on the iPhone 13 models, allowing for a high refresh rate when needed and a lower refresh rate when not.

Weinbach corroborated this in a leak, stating that the iPhone 13 will have a 120Hz display and that it will have an always-on display, similar to what we’ve seen on some Android phones. The always-on display, according to Weinbach, will resemble a “toned-down lock screen” and will always show the time and battery status. Notifications will appear as well, however, only a portion of the screen is said to light up to display the notice. The appearance of the always-on display feature was later confirmed in a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

The ordinary iPhone 13 models are unlikely to have a fast refresh rate technology. However, it’s hoped that they’ll all get it with the iPhone 14 series.

Specifications for the iPhone 13

There aren’t many rumours about the iPhone 13’s internal specifications, but there are a few. According to Jon Prosser, certain iPhone 13 prototypes have a massive 1TB of storage, which is double the iPhone 12’s maximum capacity.

Other assumptions about the iPhone 13’s specifications can be made. The iPhone 13 will most likely employ a new Apple A15 chip, which is slated to be manufactured in a 5nm process. Apple is pouring billions of dollars into semiconductor development, with much of the focus on laptop-class processors like the M1. While it’s unlikely that the iPhone will get an M-series processor, the A-series will almost certainly get a performance upgrade and will maintain the legacy of being the most powerful mobile chip in the game. According to a DigiTimes story, chipmaker TSMC will continue to produce A-series CPUs for the iPhone 13.

When it comes to the larger battery mentioned above, a report from Trendforce (via Pocket-Lint) in mid-August claims that Apple won’t really make their iPhones thicker or heavier, instead of relying on clever engineering and circuit board design adjustments to fit a larger battery in the same size chassis. In terms of specifics, ZDNet says that the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery capacity would increase from 3,687mAh to 4,352mAh. According to the report, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 will now share a 3095mAh battery rather than a 2,815mAh battery, while the iPhone 13 Mini will ship with a 2406mAh battery rather than the 2227mAh found in the 12 Mini.

iPhone 13 cameras

The iPhone 12 didn’t get as much of a camera improvement as the iPhone 11 series, but it was still a step forward, especially with the bigger sensors and sensor-shift technology on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to reports, that technology will be available in lower-end iPhones in 2021. According to display specialist Ross Young, all iPhone 13 handsets will be equipped with the same sensors as the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

However, another rumour promises a different update. All four iPhone 13 models will have an ultrawide camera with an f/1.8 aperture, according to a Barclays investor report. It’s worth noting that Kuo denies this, claiming that the iPhone 13 Pro models will be the only ones with a larger aperture.

However, Kuo claims that the ultrawide camera will receive autofocus for the first time, which will be a significant boost. Kuo’s estimate is supported by a later report from TrendForce, which claims that autofocus will be included in the iPhone 13 Pro versions, but that it will be included in all 2022 models.

According to Weinbach, the iPhone 13 will place a greater emphasis on astrophotography, which will apparently be an automatic mode that the iPhone may switch to. Weinbach also claims that the iPhone will be able to record videos in portrait mode and that users will be able to tweak the bokeh effect after they’ve been recorded. Bloomberg later confirmed this information, adding that Apple was calling this Cinematic Video. Apple is also rumoured to be adding ProRes support to its video capture arsenal, a codec that enables more powerful adjustments to captured video. It’s essentially a video version of the ProRaw, which was introduced to iPhones last year and has long been a standard for creatives on non-mobile platforms.

According to other speculations, Apple may integrate a lidar sensor in all four iPhone 13 models, which would help with low-light autofocus and could play a role in future augmented reality (AR) technology.

How many iPhone 13 models will there be?

Apple is expected to match the iPhone 12’s lineup with the iPhone 13. This implies that an iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, as well as an iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, will be released. The business tested its charger on four new models, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission for a supposedly little upgraded MagSafe charger. According to reports from analysts such as Trendforce, the business plans to focus on the larger iPhones for promotional purposes, given the iPhone Mini’s initial sales were underwhelming.

Will it really be called iPhone 13?

According to some sources, Apple will call the 2021 iPhone an iPhone 12S, with Trendforce claiming that the company sees the 2021 series as a continuation of the 2020 iPhone 12 series. There have also been some terrible cultural connections with the number 13. However, according to a fresh claim from the Economic Daily News, which cites supply chain sources, Apple will indeed call the 2021 iPhone the iPhone 13, with a September release date in mind.

iPhone 13 pricing and release date

The phones were supposed to be priced similarly to the iPhone 12 series, but according to Digitimes, Apple may raise the price of the iPhone 13 instead to cover a recent increase in component costs from its processor supplier.

Although the iPhone 12 was released in October, Apple has a habit of releasing new models in September, and Apple has announced that the iPhone will be unveiled during a “California Streaming” event in Apple Park on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PT. Following that, a pre-order date of September 17 and a street release of September 24 are expected. It’s also a positive sign for the supply chain since Apple is still expecting to sell more iPhones than normal, with a production run of 90 million iPhones instead of the customary 75 million.

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Galaxy Unpacked Event

Revealed: Everything Samsung Announced At today’s Galaxy Unpacked Event

Samsung just conducted its latest Galaxy Unpacked event, announcing new devices such as a new Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold, the Galaxy Buds 2, and the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the first smartwatches running on Google and Samsung’s unified wearable operating system. Despite the chip scarcity and supply line concerns plaguing most manufacturers, this is Samsung’s first late summer Unpacked event without the Galaxy Note series, and the company has still managed to put out an amazing slate of devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Galaxy Unpacked Event

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the star of the show, and we got our hands on one. It will take the place of the Note 21 as Samsung’s big-screen device, and it will include the S Pen.This isn’t a new feature; Samsung included it in the S21 Ultra earlier this year, albeit there’s no place to put it unless you acquire a case. It does, however, make the Note 21’s absence more bearable for pen lovers.

However, it won’t be the same S Pen we’re used to seeing on standard smartphones and tablets. Samsung is releasing two new pens: the S Pen Fold Edition and the S Pen Pro. They’re designed exclusively for the Z Fold 3 and have a retractable tip to protect the device’s screen. Samsung claims that this S Pen has even reduced latency than previous S Pens, resulting in “the finest S Pen experience yet.”

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Samsung Electronics President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Dr. TM Roh, said, “With Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, Samsung is once again expanding the possibilities with foldable smartphones that empower consumers with the flexibility and versatility needed for today’s fast-paced world.” “With the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, we’re thrilled to continue our tradition of innovation as a pioneer and industry leader in the foldable category. With an ecosystem founded on openness and innovation, these gadgets provide customers with technologies that unlock new ways to maximize and enjoy every moment.”

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage power the Z Fold 3. It’s kept charged thanks to a 4,400mAh battery and 25W rapid charging.

It has a 6.2-inch 120Hz HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display on the outside for use while folded. When fully unfolded, users will enjoy a larger 7.6-inch 120Hz QHD AMOLED display on which to watch media and work. Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Green are the color possibilities for the models.

This is Samsung’s first foldable device to be IPX8-certified for water resistance (but not dust resistance). The firm claims that these gadgets are manufactured of “Armor Aluminum” and Gorilla Glass Victus, which is not the corporation’s sole concession to durability. They’ll be more resistant to scratches and falls than prior foldable. Samsung also claims that the Z Fold can fold 200,000 times. The company is eager to avoid the failure of the first Galaxy Fold, and these hardware upgrades will help.

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With the Z Fold 3, Samsung is introducing the world’s first under-display camera. It won’t be very big, though, because it’ll only be 4MP. That only applies to the unfolded Fold. When folded, the 10MP front-facing camera on the cover screen should perform significantly better for selfies. On the back, Samsung is introducing a triple 12MP camera system with a wide-angle camera, an ultrawide camera, and a telephoto lens.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 was also a continuation of Samsung’s Z Flip range. While there is no “Flip 2,” it’s likely that Samsung will refer to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G as the Flip 2 in order to harmonize its foldables’ branding. It did the same thing with the Note and S-Line about the same time as the S7 and Note 7, so it’s not unheard of.

The internals of this device are comparable to those of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. When opened, the laptop has a 1.9-inch external display, a 6.7-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has a 3,300mAh battery and comes with a variety of fast charging methods, including 15W wired and 10W fast wireless charging.

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The Flip 3 sports a 10MP front-facing camera and a dual 12MP camera system with wide-angle and ultrawide lenses. It, like the Z Fold 3, has an IPX8 rating and other tough features including Aluminum Armor and Gorilla Glass Victus. Samsung offers this in cream, green, lavender, and Phantom Black colors. Customers who purchase via Samsung.com will have the option of gray, white, or pink as well.

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

Galaxy Unpacked Event

This year, Samsung is releasing two Watch-branded smartwatches instead of one. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Classic are the two models. These are Samsung’s first smartwatches to run the new Google Wear OS, and they’re powered by “One UI watch,” as the company describes it. For the first time in a long time, Google apps like Messages, Maps, Google Pay, and YouTube Music will be available alongside Samsung apps like SmartThings and Bixby on a Samsung smartwatch.

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The standard Watch 4 is a sleek affair with an aluminum body and a rubber strap that is the spiritual successor of the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This is being marketed as a sleek, minimalist smartwatch for everyday use by Samsung. This will be available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm), with color possibilities altering depending on the size. Black, silver, and pink gold will be available in the 40mm variant, while black, silver, and green will be available in the 44mm option.

Galaxy Unpacked Event

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3, and it is described as a “premium, timeless smartwatch design” with a rotating bezel. Users can choose between a stainless steel or aluminum case, and the display will be protected by Gorilla Glass DX or DX+, depending on which case they choose. The Watch 3 Classic is available in two different sizes: 42mm and 46mm. Both Black and Silver varieties will be available to buyers.

Inside, the Exynos W920, one of Samsung’s most powerful chips, will be combined with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage in both watches. Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, body composition analysis, enhanced sleep tracking, V02 Max, blood oxygen monitoring, an ECG, a heart rate monitor, optional LTE, and an Always On Display are some of the other features.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 

Galaxy Unpacked Event

Apart from foldable and wearables, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Buds 2, the follow-up to the well-received Galaxy Buds. Samsung’s newest true wireless earbuds, which join the Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro, bring variation to the company’s existing lineup.

Samsung touts the “smallest and lightest earphones yet,” claiming that they are “comfortable to wear.” Samsung has included dynamic two-way speakers and active noise cancellation in these phones, allowing you to choose between entirely immersing yourself in sound or paying closer attention to the real world.

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The earbuds will be available in graphite, white, olive, and lavender, with the color options reflected on the interior of the case.

Pricing and availability of everything Samsung announced

Samsung promised earlier this year that it would make its foldable lines more accessible, and it delivered on that promise. Samsung’s Galaxy Z devices start at $1,000 for the Z Flip 3 and $1,800 for the Z Fold 3. It’s still a little pricey, but carrier offers and trade-ins will put downward pressure on the price, which will be discussed later.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will cost $150, while the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Classic will cost $249 and $349 for Bluetooth-only devices, respectively, and $299 and $399 for LTE ones. Limited Thom Browne editions are available for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Watch Classic. The Watch 4 Classic is Rhodium-plated, and the foldables have Thom Browne’s characteristic red, white, and blue colors, as well as leather accents.

Galaxy Unpacked Event
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You’ll have similar discount options if you buy through AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile. When you trade in a qualifying smartphone and sign up for an installment plan or choose unlimited plans, AT&T will give you up to $1,000 off the Z Fold or Z Flip 3.

Verizon will offer the same, however on some plans, you’ll be able to get a Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G and a 128 Galaxy Z Flip 5G for the same price. If you trade in an eligible smartphone and join up for T-Equipment Mobile’s Installation Plan on Magenta Max, you can get up to $1,000 off the Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3 (essentially making it free), or $500 off if you use any other postpaid plan.

Preorders for all of these devices begin today, with a year of Samsung Care+ included.

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IMDb TV

IMDb TV app finally arrives on iOS and Android

After releasing on other major platforms earlier this year, Amazon’s free streaming service IMDb TV now has its own dedicated app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android.

IMDb TV is a dedicated site for free, ad-supported movies and series, as well as Amazon Studios’ own devoted originals. Previously, IMDb TV’s content was only available through the main IMDb app, and there was no independent streaming app for iOS or Android. The content is still available to stream on IMDb, according to a spokesman, but the new IMDb TV app was “built for the streaming experience.”

IMDb TV

Even if its originals have struggled to make as much of an impact as titles from other premium providers, IMDb TV’s content portfolio is rather impressive. If you don’t mind commercials, the site has a ton of free content to stream, including documentaries, science fiction titles, dramas, and enough TV to binge. The service presently has Mad Men, How to Train Your Dragon, Schitt’s Creek, and Lost available to stream.

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IMDb TV will also exclusively stream some live-action and animated pictures from Universal following their release in cinemas and a brief pay-one premiere on Peacock, thanks to a recently announced arrangement with the studio.

The app was previously available on Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, Android TV, Android TV OS devices, newer LG Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, Chromecast with Google TV, and Nvidia Shield, among other streaming devices and smart TVs. Within the Prime Video experience, it’s also available as a free channel.

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