Month: June 2022

Google Stadiums: Where it's available and how it's comparable to Xbox and Nvidia

Google Stadiums: Where it’s available and how it’s comparable to Xbox and Nvidia

Cloud-based gaming has begun to gain momentum over the past year, with Google Stadia as one of the pioneering companies in getting advanced gaming rigs in the hands of anyone, no matter what hardware they run. So in which countries is Google Stadium available, and how is NVIDIA GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming doing? …

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Open Source Body exits GitHub, prompting you to do the same

Open Source Body exits GitHub, prompting you to do the same

Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit organization focused on free and open source (FOSS), said it has stopped using Microsoft’s GitHub as a project host – and urges other software developers to do the same. In a blog posts On Thursday, Denver Gingerich, SFC FOSS license compliance engineer, and Bradley M. Kuhn, SFC policy fellow, …

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Loyal customers who are overcharged for insurance should start to see prices fall under new rules

Loyal customers who are overcharged for insurance should start to see prices fall under new rules

Loyal customers of insurance companies who have been overcharged for several years should start seeing reductions in the costs of renewing premiums from Friday when new rules banning so-called “price hikes” come into force. The measure is part of a broader effort to reform the insurance sector led by Prime Minister Se├ín Fleming. In an …

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ICESat-2 Illustration

NASA approves the continuation of the ICESat-2 space laser after 3+ years of great results

Illustration of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Altitude Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing altitude of the Earth’s ice. Credit: NASA Melting dust, summer ice and more: space lasers measure the earth’s change Since 2003, Arctic sea ice has lost about a third of its volume. On the other side of the earth, on …

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Latest Genshin Impact Leaks Spark Whitewashing Controversy

Latest Genshin Impact Leaks Spark Whitewashing Controversy

Screenshot: HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly looking forward to the new Sumeru region since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer far back in 2020. But ever since the new one Sumerian characters leaked online yesterdayfans have expressed concern that the developers have been whitewashing the signs. Society …

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How plesiosaurs swam underwater

The hawk has landed: Brakes in the air to prioritize safety over energy or speed

New research from the Oxford Flight Group, which uses computer simulations and Hollywood-style motion capture, shows how birds optimize their landing maneuvers for an accurate descent. Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that hawks control their flight to ensure the safest landing conditions when they land, although it takes longer and more energy …

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Initiator of "barbaric" attack on Mayo businessman appeals conviction |  BreakingNews.ie

Initiator of “barbaric” attack on Mayo businessman appeals conviction | BreakingNews.ie

The “architect” behind a plan to rob a businessman, who asked to be shot after being severely beaten by men who claimed to be in the Continuity IRA, has appealed his sentence because he had withdrawn from the company before the attack . Mayo businessman Edward McAndrew was subjected to a “barbaric” attack by men …

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