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Guy Gets Saved From Being Fired Over Gaming In The Best Way

Photo: Alberto Ortega/Europa Press (Getty Images)The union-oriented Twitter account Daily Union Elections asked the world in a recent tweet, “Union folks, what is the best grievance/[Unfair Labor Practice] that you’ve ever won?” And the world responded in kind. As a proud union girl myself, I thought a few stories stood out, but one came up above the rest—a worker accused of gaming on the job, saved because his work computer’s graphics card was too weak.“A member was accused of playing video games on his work computer,” union organizing director Erik Strobl said. “I got him cleared by proving conclusively that the employer-provided graphics card couldn’t handle the resource-hungry game his supervisor claimed to have seen.”“If you’re being accused of being a gamer, solve the problem like a ...
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Final Google Stadia Game, Released Today, Is A Piece Of History

Image: GoogleIf you haven’t heard, Google Stadia is shutting down and closing shop next week. But before the never-quite-successful game streaming service dies, it has provided one neat (and free) little gift you can only play for a few days before it all goes offline. Launched back in 2019, Google Stadia was a costly and massive investment from Google into the world of video games. Powered by the cloud aka a bunch of servers and off-site computers, Stadia’s big promise was instantaneous gaming on the go. No more updates or expensive consoles. And while it sometimes worked, the high cost of games, lack of features, small library, and internet costs ended up dooming the service. Sure, some superfans logged thousands of hours into it, but for most, it just wasn’t what they wanted or needed f...
Which technologies will help us fight climate change?
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Which technologies will help us fight climate change?

Clarified: Which technologies will help us fight climate change? With global warming already disrupting ecosystems and human life, technology has the potential to slow climate change and even save our changing planet Updated: 1:17 PM EST Jan 6, 2023 Climate change poses an ever-apparent challenge for life on our planet as we know it, but technology offers an exciting new opportunity to combat the global problem and create solutions to help us protect the planet. Which technologies will be the most important and most broadly used in the future remains to be seen.What is climate change?The burning of fossil fuels, like oil and coal, t...
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BeyonC selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures’ Catalyst Program

(WO) — BeyonC announced that it has been selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures' (CTV) Catalyst Program, an initiative to help early-stage companies mature their technologies with the aim of benefiting the energy industry around the world. BeyonC mini-ROV in operation The program incentivizes BeyonC to further develop proprietary technology that is designed to improve the safety of performing subsea inspections while reducing carbon emissions, potentially improving asset reliability and reducing cost. BeyonC has patent-pending technology that provides mini-ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) with cost-effective, on-demand asset integrity data. The BeyonC technology platform has been shown to provide a dramatic reduction in CO2 footprint compared to s...
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10 Best Things From 2022 We Can’t Live Without

What do you mean you don’t know what this is? Isn’t it obvious?Image: Impact Acoustics / Kotaku / LUMIKK555 (Shutterstock)2022 was the year I decided to get serious about my retrogaming setup. I was tired of having a 104lb CRT dominating half my computer desk and a PlayStation 2, MiSTer, and whatever other consoles I was currently interested in always in peripheral vision. After a bit of thought I concluded that the TV and all the consoles would be better off on a wheeled cart. A retro cart, if you would. It could live in my closet, or be wheeled out to wherever seemed fun. So I started speccing that out.The best form factor ended up having two lower shelves—for the consoles, a smaller TATE-friendly/PAL-compatible PVM-1354Q CRT a friend had recently sold me, and bookshelf speakers—with the...
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Getting A PS5 Or Xbox Series S/X Is Sorta Easier 2 Years Later

After two years on the market, you’d probably think scooping up a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X would be simpler by now.Sure, there’s the semiconductor shortage the world is still contending with and a supply-chain bottleneck that’s expected to last until 2023 (if not 2024 according to some estimates). But, as Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan said at the annual PlayStation Partner Awards ceremony in Japan on December 2, the company has apparently “resolved the long-term supply issue of the PlayStation 5" in Asian markets. Oh yeah? Then why, when Kotaku called several brick-and-mortar stores just a few days before Christmas this year were we told inventory for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles was either very limited or completely gone?The truth of the matt...
Microsoft Surface is nearly a $7 billion business after a decade
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Microsoft Surface is nearly a $7 billion business after a decade

Panos Panay, chief product officer of Microsoft Corp., displays the new Surface Laptop 3 computer during a Microsoft product event in New York on Oct. 2, 2019. Microsoft unveiled a dual-screen, foldable phone that will run on Google's Android operating system, jumping back into a market it exited years ago.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMicrosoft made a splash in 2012 when it introduced the Surface, the first computer it had built in its 37 years of existence. The computers are still kicking 10 years later, with Microsoft issuing annual updates, but Surface's mega-growth is long in the past.Microsoft tried to reimagine tablets, which are made popular by the iPad, when it launched into the PC market. In 2012, the Surface with Windows RT, later named Surface RT, was more than just...
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Third Issue Of A Profound Waste Of Time (APWOT) Up For Order

Image: APWOTIn 2016, the first issue of a magazine called A Profound Waste of Time was released. Marrying heartfelt essays on video games with beautiful art, it was great, and did well enough that five years later, a second edition was put together that was just as good. Now, another year on, it’s time for issue #3.Some of the highlights of this latest issue include:- Journalist and author Simon Parkin travels to Tokyo, Japan to speak with Fumito Ueda (Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, The Last Guardian), exploring the themes and philosophies behind both his iconic games and his working practice.- Grace Curtis explores the history of early web games with a focus on Nitrome, a British independent games studio that started out making online browser games.- Rodney Greenblat (PaRappa the Rapper) is...
Era of creativity points to new frontier in science and technology
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Era of creativity points to new frontier in science and technology

[Photo/VCG] Monitoring real-time status of network to aid users Ericsson (China) Communications Co Ltd The time-critical communication toolbox combines the ultrareliable low latency communications (URLLC) standard in third generation partnership projects (3GPP) with Ericsson"s innovations. These can be found in architecture, scheduling algorithms and AI, etc., to realize the collaboration between networks and services, and provide bounded latency for delay-sensitive services. Technology in the toolbox can identify potential freezes of applications by monitoring the real-time status of the network and terminals, and eliminate them to provide a smooth user experience through cross-layer optimization. It's the world's first 5G, time-critical, communic...
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V Technology : Notice on Revision of Earnings and Dividends Forecast

November 10, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE V Technology Co., Ltd. Shigeto Sugimoto: President & CEO Shogo Yoshimura: IR Group Leader Notice on Revision of Earnings and Dividends Forecast In light of recent business trends, we have revised our business forecast announced on May 13, 2022 as follows. 1.Earnings Forecast for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2023 (April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023) Net sales Operating ...