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The 60th Farm Science Review to showcase the newest technology in agriculture
Science

The 60th Farm Science Review to showcase the newest technology in agriculture

With 10,000 people expected to be in attendance, Ohio State will host its 60th Farm Science Review Tuesday. Credit: Katie Good | Asst. Photo Editor Ohio State will host its 60th Farm Science Review Tuesday through Thursday at Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, to educate attendees with new agriculture technology and learn from the industry’s experts.  Nick Zachrich, FSR manager, said when the event first started in 1963, it was a way for the agriculture industry to show off its new technology, and it gave Ohio State a chance to showcase its research. Zachrich said what started out with around 100 exhibitors on 20 acres of land now has hundreds of exhibitors spanning 90 acres. There are over 100,000 people expected to attend, he said. According to the Farm Science Review...
Gaming

GeoGuessr Pro Finds Where Fan Proposed To Wife 13 Years Later

Screenshot: Google Maps / RainboltThe map-oriented YouTuber Trevor Rainbolt, a self-described “magician” when it comes to pinpointing obscure locations in Google Maps-based browser game GeoGuessr, found a fan’s long-forgotten proposal site after 13 years. The fan had emailed Ludwig Ahgren, another popular YouTuber that makes gaming-related content, hoping he could ask Rainbolt to assist him with a planned trip. Rainbolt complied and made a brief video sharing exactly how he did it.“This man proposed to his wife 13 years ago,” he says in the video, “right here, but couldn’t remember where it was.” According to Rainbolt, the fan forgot the site of his engagement because a tornado derailed his original plan to propose at the base of Mount Fuji. That is typical tornado behavior.Not a problem—m...
Gaming

Crunchyroll Buys Popular Anime Video Store, Removes Its Hentai

Image: Crunchyroll / Fakku / BoBoBo / KotakuYesterday, Crunchyroll announced its acquisition of Right Stuf, a popular online video publisher and distributor of anime products. The anime streaming service touted its merger leading to an expanded eCommerce platform that would allow it to serve a wider array of customers with anime goodies. However, the CEO of FAKKU, the world’s largest distributor of adult manga, said Crunchyroll left out one important detail of its acquisition: the removal of hentai. Crunchyroll, the internet’s leading anime streaming service, includes explicit content—up to a point. Over the years, as anime has become more popular, the streamer has become more conservative in its offerings, specifically with its figurines and shows. The surge in anime popularity, however,...
Gaming

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old Union-Busting Tricks

Image: BlizzardNearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced the company would finally begin bargaining its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven Software, staff at Blizzard Albany, currently working on Diablo IV, say the publisher is back to trying to union-bust. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring the law firm Reed Smith to undermine their own organizing effort rather than voluntarily recognize the company’s second union.“Instead of following Microsoft’s lead and committing to a labor neutrality agreement, Activision has made the clear and conscious decision to deny us our basic labor rights while once again spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a union-busting firm,” Albany Game Workers Alliance, which is organizing for thi...
Elon Musk’s politics are dividing consumers
Business

Elon Musk’s politics are dividing consumers

Washington, DC CNN  —  Jason Simon placed an order for a Tesla Model 3 this April, eager to own an electric vehicle. He heard from Tesla in June that his car was ready, but he backed out of the purchase, losing the $250 order fee he paid. Simon told CNN Business his feelings changed this spring after Tesla CEO Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter. Musk has since backtracked and indicated that he wants out of the deal to purchase the social media company. Simon is one of many electric vehicle buyers who have developed new, stronger feelings about Musk and Tesla in recent weeks. Driving a Tesla has long been a way for consumers to signal values on the environment and sust...
Gaming

EA Was Deep In Merger Talks With NBCUniversal

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images)The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. The Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal isn’t currently in the works, it doesn’t sound like EA plans to give up anytime soon.“In recent years, as media companies have taken greater interest in the rapidly growing gaming industry, Wilson and Electronic Arts have held talks with a number of different potential suitors, including Disney, Apple and Amazon, sources with knowledge of those talks told me,” wrote Puck’s veteran media reporter, Dylan Beyers. “Several sources familiar w...
Should Corporations Engage on Social and Political Issues Like Abortion?
Politics

Should Corporations Engage on Social and Political Issues Like Abortion?

Text size Pro-choice activists and anti-abortion activists protest in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the U.S. Supreme Court May 3, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images About the author: Mike Callahan is professor of the practice of law at Stanford Law School and executive director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford ...
Twitter Should Be a Public Service Instead of Elon Musk’s Private Business
Business

Twitter Should Be a Public Service Instead of Elon Musk’s Private Business

Text size A monitor with Twitter Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, April 29, 2022. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg About the author: Anamitra Deb is the managing director at Omidyar Network. Can Elon Musk generate new revenue streams and turn around Twitter’s bottom line? How will he deal with issues like free speech, content moderation, open-sourci...