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  • Sony’s US$250 million investment into Epic Games could go beyond next-gen console games

    The next-generation consoles are upon us. With a November 2020 release date, both Microsoft and Sony are playing a poker game that will determine the winners of the console war.

    Back in 2018, Microsoft announced the acquisition of famous studios like Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice), Playground Games (Forza Horizon 4), and Obsidian Entertainment (The Outer Words and Fallout: New Vegas) to name a few.

    While Sony was mum on their plans to make the PlayStation 5 standout, its console exclusive games were the company’s biggest weapon. But it would seem Sony still has its weapons drawn as they have announced an investment of US$250 million into Epic Games.

    According to a press release, both companies hope that their collaboration would create unique experiences for consumers and creators.

    But obviously, the investment is not to further propel Epic’s massively popular video game Fortnite

  • YouTube creator Jeffree Star dropped by makeup retailer Morphe

    Makeup retailer Morphe has parted with YouTuber Jeffree Star, after weeks of public acrimony in the YouTube beauty community. Star has been accused of using racist and offensive language, as well as manipulating other creators and people close to him.

    “Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products,” a tweet from Morphe’s account reads. As of right now, Star’s products remain on the site, but a tweet from the Morphe account says that will change in “the coming weeks,” without giving a specific date. Star’s relationship with Morphe was once a major source of income for the creator, who’s launched several lines with the company and become a face for its brand. A statement posted on Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s Instagram account stated the team was “shocked and extremely saddened by the decision” to part ways.

  • Biotechnology Market

    Biotechnology unifies biology and expertise by protecting a variety of subjects like agriculture, animal husbandry, biochemistry, bio-statistics, cell biology, chemistry, crop administration, cropping system, ecology, engineering, genetics, well being, immunology, medication, microbiology, plant physiology, soil science, soil conservation, seed expertise, and virology, and so forth. Psychological and communication scientists use a variety of methodologies to reinforce our understanding of the function of media in human habits. Sadly, like in other fields of social science ( Pashler & Harris, 2012 ), much of what we expect we all know could also be based mostly on a tenuous empirical foundation. As a first estimation in this discipline, our evaluation of JMP publications signifies that supplies and data of few, if any, media psychology reports are openly obtainable, many lack the statistical energy required to reliably detect the consequences they were set out to detect, and a substantial number comprise statistical errors of …

  • Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

    Percival Lowell wasn’t the first to think he’d discovered life on Mars, but he was among the last. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the American astronomer published a series of books promoting his theory that observable features on the surface of the Red Planet were the handiwork of an intelligent species on the verge of extinction. The objects of Lowell’s fascination—and the wider astronomy community’s scorn—were the so-called “Martian canals,” which he believed were used to route water from the planet’s ice caps.

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    Everything you need to know about SETI, the Drake equation, ’Oumuamua, and hot tubs.

    NASA has been robotically exploring Mars since the mid-’60s, and because of these missions we’re now fairly certain that the planet isn’t home to any extraterrestrial engineers. (Sorry, Percy.) But these spacecraft did find an abundance of geological evidence that Mars may once have had

  • We live in a 'new normal' now. Here's a starter kit to get you on track.

    New possessions, new habits, new normal.

    It has come to this. A listicle about ‘new normal’ essentials.

    As depressing as it is, it’s something we’ve got to face. We are living in this ‘new normal’ because of the deadly and far-reaching impact of the coronavirus.

    And while there are promises of a viable vaccine, nothing is ……

  • Google confirms new Nest smart speaker with official photo and video

    Google has responded to the inadvertent reveal of a new Nest smart speaker through regulatory filings by, well, confirming its existence. The company just sent The Verge an official photo of the device, referring to it only as “what the Nest team is working on from home.”

    The speaker looks somewhere between the pillowy Nest Mini and the larger Google Home Max, with a similar ability to stand vertically. The picture shows it wrapped in a blue fabric, while the photos from the filing depicted a more neutral grey design.

    Google also shared a brief teaser video that shows the speaker being used in the background, including a pink-ish color variant.

    Google’s hardware products are notorious for leaking early, so as with the Pixel 4, it’s helpful to see the company get ahead of that reality. No word on when this new Nest speaker will be revealed in full