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    Nintendo Says It's 'Difficult' to Make All the Sequels Fans Ask For

    Nintendo appreciates its passionate and patient fan base, but says it's difficult to make (and remake) all the games it's asked for. At the company's annual general meeting (independently translated by IGN), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked if there were any plans to release remakes or new entries in long-dormant franchises such as F-Zero.

  • 4 days ago
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    Streaming bill C-11 heads to the Canadian Senate for approval

    Bill C11, the so-called online streaming bill, passed its third reading in the House of Commons, and is now headed to the Senate for approval.

  • 4 days ago
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    To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

    Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon season, four divers, carrying measuring equipment, shoes and toothbrushes descended in turns to the sea-bed reef restoration site on the Shimoni channel.

  • 5 days ago
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    For people seeking abortions, digital privacy is suddenly critical

    When someone gets an abortion, they may decide not to share information with friends and family members. But chances are their smartphone knows. The Supreme Court decision to effectively overturn the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade turns years of warnings about digital surveillance into a pressing reality in many states. Suddenly, Google searches, location information, period-tracking apps and other data could be used as evidence of a crime.

  • 6 days ago
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    Scientists unveil stem cell research breakthrough

    Chinese scientists have discovered a drug cocktail capable of converting a certain type of stem cell into a much more potent version that has the potential to grow into a complete organism on its own, according to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature this week.

  • 6 days ago
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    Great Scott, the DeLorean is back! Meet the 188mph Alpha5

    Well, if you're going to resurrect an icon from the silver screen, why not do it with a massive battery and huge speed. Welcome one and all, to the DMC Alpha5.

  • 7 days ago
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    Assange was stripped and placed in “suicide watch” isolation cell after British extradition announcement

    Immediately after British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Friday last week that she had approved Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States, the publisher and journalist was stripped naked and placed in a bare cell of London’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison.

  • 8 days ago
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    How to combat the unethical and costly use of deepfakes

    Deepfakes are video, audio and image content generated by artificial intelligence. This technology can produce false images, videos or sounds of a person, place or event that appear authentic. In 2018, there were approximately 14,698 deepfake videos circulating online. Since then, the number has soared through the popularity of deepfake apps like DeepFaceLab, Zao, FaceApp and Wombo.

  • 10 days ago
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    Canada is banning the sale, production and import of some single-use plastics | Engadget

    Canada is banning companies from producing and importing a handful of single-use plastics by the end of the year, Reuters reports. Among the items the country won’t allow the production of include plastic shopping bags, takeout containers and six-pack rings for holding cans and bottles together.

  • 10 days ago
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    The Drowned Scouts of Magician Lake

    Wilbur Harper Sr. (W.C. to most everyone that knew him) heard his son shout and then felt a hard tug on his coat sleeve. He looked down to see his son Wayne’s ashen face staring wide-eyed at the lake water. “That boat is going down, Papa,” Wayne said. W.C. Harper followed his son’s gaze to the choppy water.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The FDA approved an Apple Watch app to track Parkinson's

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to an Apple Watch app to monitor Parkinson’s disease, developed by San Francisco-based startup Rune Labs. As reported by Reuters, the Apple Watch’s pre-existing sensors can already detect falls, tremors, and other movement disorders consistent with symptoms of Parkinson’s. But Rune Labs has taken things a step further with its app, gathering individual data on the symptoms patients experience so that it can be shared wit...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Meta, Google, and Twitter are set to face huge fines if they don't tackle deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms

    The European Union is preparing to force tech companies to police manipulative accounts and content on their platforms or else face huge fines, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. The document seen by Reuters mandates signatories: "Adopt, reinforce and implement clear policies regarding impermissible manipulative behaviors and practices on their services, based on the latest evidence on the conducts and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) employed by malicious actors.&q...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Apple's AR glasses reportedly coming late 2024 along with second-gen VR headset

    There’s a lot going on when it comes to Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset, which is expected to combine both AR and VR technologies into a single device. However, at the same time, the company has also been working on new AR glasses. According to Haitong Intl Tech Research analyst Jeff Pu, Apple’s AR glasses will be announced in late 2024.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Meta has reportedly shelved its rumored dual-camera smartwatch

    Reports over the last couple of years have suggested that not only was Meta working on a smartwatch, it was developing one with two cameras. However, that project is on hold, according to Bloomberg, as Meta is focusing on other wearables instead. The long-rumored smartwatch was pegged as a possible Apple Watch competitor and the report suggests it was expected to go on sale next spring for around $349. A prototype was said to have features including activity tracking, a calendar, photo gallery a...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Car companies haven’t figured out if they’ll let Apple CarPlay take over all the screens

    Apple can’t seem to build its own car, so it’ll just have to take over everyone else’s. At its annual WWDC event on Monday, the tech giant announced that the next generation of CarPlay will soon break free from the bonds that confine it to the main infotainment screen and spread to additional screens within the vehicle. CarPlay will also, for the first time, use vehicle data to show crucial driving information like speed, fuel level, and engine temperature measurements as well as allow use...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Climate crisis could make humans shrink in size, says fossil expert

    The climate crisis may lead the human race to shrink in size, as mammals with smaller frames appear better able to deal with rising global temperatures, a leading fossil expert has said. Prof Steve Brusatte, a palaeontologist at the University of Edinburgh, suggested that the way in which other mammals have previously responded to periods of climate change could offer an insight into humans’ future.

  • 1 month ago
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    I miss the whimsical charm of the Nintendo 3DS

    It’s hard to believe that already a year and a half has passed since the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds ceased production. Obviously, Nintendo saw no further need to keep the product afloat amid rocketing sales of the hybrid Switch, a console that has now claimed fifth place in all-time hardware sales — a particularly startling feat considering it has only been on the market for five years.

  • 1 month ago
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    Scientists Think They Know What Causes Mars's Planet-Encompassing Dust Storms

    Seasonal dust storms are well-known on Mars, and they can sometimes cover the entire planet. The dust storms got so intense in June 2018 that they hid most of the planet's surface, prompting NASA to lose touch with Opportunity, which proved catastrophic for the world-record-breaking rover.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Most Successful People Do Not Give the Best Advice

    A recent study by Levari et al. from Harvard University and the University of Virginia questions the assumptions that the best performers (e.g., most successful authors, singers, chess players, business people) give the best advice. The research, published in the May issue of Psychological Science, is summarized below.

  • 1 month ago
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    Astronomers identify 116,000 new variable stars

    Ohio State University astronomers have identified about 116,000 new variable stars, according to a new paper. These heavenly bodies were found by The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), a network of 20 telescopes around the world which can observe the entire sky about 50,000 times deeper than the human eye. Researchers from Ohio State have operated the project for nearly a decade.