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Video game industry on the end of Roe: I'm 'not proud to be an American'

Washington Post - Technology News

Shortly after Twitch personality Ali "Myth" Kabbani booted up his live stream on Friday, he crossed his arms and turned to the camera on his desk in Los Angeles. "By the way, chat, Roe v. Wade was overturned. This is a tragic f------ 'L' for America, once again," said Kabbani, who boasts more than 7.4 million followers on Twitch. "It's all going to come down to your local government or your state government now." Friday morning, the Supreme Court overturned the nearly 50 year precedent set by Roe v. Wade.


Hisense Announces the Availability of the U6H Series Quantum ULED 4K UHD Smart Google TV

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Hisense, provider of high-performance televisions and appliances, announces the availability of its first ULED Google TV, the U6H. Serving as the brand's introduction to the premium TV category, the U6H offers premium features like Quantum Dot Color, Dolby Vision IQ, and Game Mode Plus, at an affordable price. The U6H will be available in four TV sizes ranging from 50 to 75-inches. AI and ML News: Why SMBs Shouldn't Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence (AI) "We've worked hard over the past few years to put premium TV options within people's reach, and we're continuing that in 2022 with our new lineup, specifically with our U6H" "We've worked hard over the past few years to put premium TV options within people's reach, and we're continuing that in 2022 with our new lineup, specifically with our U6H," said David Gold, President of Hisense USA. "With an even more robust audio and visual experience at a lower price point than our competitors, the 2022 U6 series is a Hisense television that's great for everyone."


🇺🇸 Remote Machine learning job: Senior AI Programmer at PlayStation (Bend, Oregon, United States)

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Senior AI Programmer at PlayStation United States › Oregon › Bend (Posted May 26 2022) Do they allow remote work? Remote work is possible, see the description below for more information. PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -- it's also the Best Place to Work. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more. PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity.


How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today's words could shape tomorrow's reality and who benefits from it

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Quick, define the word "metaverse." Coined in 1992 by science fiction author Neal Stephenson, the relatively obscure term exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly after Facebook rebranded as Meta in October 2021. There are now myriad articles on the metaverse, and thousands of companies have invested in its development. Citigroup Inc. has estimated that by 2030 the metaverse could be a US$13 trillion market, with 5 billion users. From climate change to global connection and disability access to pandemic response, the metaverse has incredible potential.


Two in five UK Nintendo Switch owners have experienced Joy-Con 'drift', survey reveals

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Owners of the popular Nintendo Switch games console have been left footing hefty bills to replace faulty Joy-Con controllers because of a flaw in the technology, according to a new report. Since the Nintendo Switch was launched in 2017, there have been many reports of'Joy-Con drift', where the console registers movement even when players are not touching the controllers. Now a survey by Which? has revealed that one in five Nintendo Switch Classic owners in the UK have experienced the problem. The consumer watchdog is calling on Nintendo to commission an independent investigation into the issue, and is urging the gaming giant to make the findings of any investigation public. Nintendo says the issue has only affected a small number of devices.


The Morning After: Sony made a $3,700 Walkman

Engadget

Sony has released two ultra-high-end Walkman MP3 players aimed squarely at audiophiles -- and no-one else. The headliner, the $3,700 NW-WM1ZM2 (pictured left), combines an S-Master HX digital amp with "fine-tuned" capacitors, thick Kimber Kable (to link the amp to the headphone jack) and a 99.99 percent pure gold-plated, oxygen-free copper chassis. It'll have 256GB of expandable storage. A lower-cost model, the $1,400 NW-WM1AM2 (shown right), offers similar functionality to the ZM2, but in an aluminum alloy body with'just' a low-resistance oxygen-free copper cable. You'll also have to make do with 128GB of expandable space. Both Walkman models are available now.


'I put on 40 pounds of muscle. Holy mackerel!' Pablo Schreiber on playing Halo's ripped hero

The Guardian

And so, after 17 years of false starts, numerous failed attempts at feature films (including a Peter Jackson venture), more than 265 drafts, a reported budget of $200m and a production schedule in Hungary decimated by the pandemic, we are finally set to see a TV series of the video game Halo. Will it have been worth such perseverance? Since the release of the first video game in Microsoft's crown jewel franchise – 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved – the series has sold more than 81m games, generating in excess of $6bn. If a network sticks the landing, a Halo TV show could be a significant weapon in its arsenal. For the uninitiated: Halo takes place at a time of intergalactic war between humans and a collective of quasi-religious alien species known as the Covenant.


Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023

Engadget

Universal Studios Hollywood is aiming to open Super Nintendo World sometime in early 2023, the theme park tweeted today. The Nintendo-themed amusement park is currently being built inside the existing Universal Studios theme park in California, and will feature rides, games and an immersive environment modeled after the Super Mario video game franchise. According to Disney Parks news site WDWNT, construction is currently underway on Bowser's Castle and other areas of the park. The theme park also released a sneak preview of its signature ride, Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge, where riders will collect coins and throw shells in order to defeat Team Bowser. Riders will don Mario hats and special AR goggles while aboard a four-seat Mario Kart-style vehicle.


John Madden returning to cover of Madden NFL 23 video game

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. For the first time in two decades, late football legend John Madden will grace the cover of a Madden NFL video game. EA Sports on Wednesday announced that the Hall of Fame coach, who died in December, will appear on the cover of all three editions of this year's Madden NFL 23 video game. The covers will include him in different parts of his life, including as a coach and as a broadcaster.


Video Gaming Got Its First Major Union. Now What?

WIRED

History is about to take place in Madison, Wisconsin. A group of game developers have gathered in person to await the results of a National Labor Relations Board election that will determine whether the quality assurance workers at Call of Duty developer Raven Software have the majority vote needed to unionize roughly two dozen employees under the behemoth known as Activision Blizzard. "It's a beautiful day to unionize," says Jessica Gonzalez, a former Activision Blizzard employee who now works as a campaign organizer at CODE-CWA, in a Twitter Spaces stream on May 23. "It's taken months to get here," Gonzalez notes. Now it's just minutes before they'll learn whether employee efforts have been successful. "BOOM!" someone yells in the background, while Gonzalez announces the official verdict: 19 for and 3 against.