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Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

“‘Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you kind of want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them at a game that you own. ‘” That’s Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell’s advice to …

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RIP Bernie Stolar, Former Sega, Atari & PlayStation Executive

RIP Bernie Stolar, Former Sega, Atari & PlayStation Executive

Stolar pictured during the Dreamcast’s launchPhoto: Associated Press (AP) Bernie Stolar, one of the most important video game executives of the 1990s, has passed away at the age of 75, GamesBeat reports. Stolar began working in the video game business in 1980, first founding a coin-op company before moving to Atari, where he did everything …

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NASA’s Dust-Choked InSight Lander Likely Won’t Make It to the End of the Year

NASA announced in May that its InSight Mars lander — a spacecraft that has spent nearly four years investigating Martian geology and seismic activity — would likely cease scientific operations in mid-summer and terminate all operations by the end of the year, due to low power levels. Now, the agency plans to stretch InSight’s scientific …

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Crypto crash: forced selling cools down; correlation with equities back in focus

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email …

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Amazon Alexa will be able to mimic deceased loved ones' voices

Amazon Alexa will be able to mimic deceased loved ones’ voices

CNN Business – The latest iteration of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant could sound eerily familiar. The company announced on Wednesday during its annual re: MARS conference, which focuses on artificial intelligence innovation, that it’s working on an update to its Alexa system that would allow the technology to mimic any voice, even a deceased family …

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Can a Future Fleet of Robotic Fish Clean Up Microplastic Pollution in the Ocean?

Microplastics are a threat. They’ve been found everywhere from the top of Mount Everest to melted Antarctic snow. Microplastics have even been found circulating in human blood. But perhaps the place where they are having the worst impact is in Earth’s oceans. Plastic is the single most common debris in the sea — often breaking …

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Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ + Owned Businesses

Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ + Owned Businesses

Businesses can now choose to self-identify on Google Maps.Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack (AP) Google has introduced a new label in Maps and Search that allows businesses to self-identify as LGBTQ + owned, adding to a series of labels already on Google Maps that are meant to help people locate and support local businesses. It also …

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First 1.5TB microSD Card Will Destroy Your Budget

First 1.5TB microSD Card Will Destroy Your Budget

Although as inevitable as death and taxes, yesterday Micron revealed that its new industrial-grade i400 microSD will come in capacities ranging from 256GB to 1TB, and for the first time ever, a never-before-seen 1.5TB option that will undoubtedly be devastatingly expensive. Officially announced at the Embedded World 2022 conference currently taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, …

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