Just after three years of initial launch, Google has decided to shut down Stadia, it’s cloud gaming platform. Now, there’s one thing that demands our attention -The promise of better ‘Games As A Service’ and is it enough of a reason to stray away from the very notion that makes gaming fun? WATCH VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Review: The Only Choice For Team Android! I believe, for cloud gaming to have a future, companies need to double down on making quality games. It’s the games that make a platform, not the other way around. We’ve seen companies like Sony and Nintendo focus primarily on their first-party lineup to build an impressive lineup of games. Can you imagine PlayStation without God of War, Uncharted or Crash Bandicoot? Or let’s say, Nintendo without Mario or the Zelda games? No, right? Despite not launching in India, the Nintendo Switch has found an audience and continues to sell well. Yes, it’s a physical console meant for a tangible experience, but let’s get … [Read more...] about With Google Stadia Dead, Does Cloud Gaming Have A Future?
Conservative figures have accused YouTube of political censorship after the video hosting platform removed an interview with Donald Trump over "misinformation." In July, the former president appeared on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show , with the interview still available to watch on Facebook and on the podcast's website. However, the interview has been pulled from YouTube, with a message on the site stating that the video had violated its community guidelines. In a series of tweets, Travis said YouTube took down the video for "misinformation" without giving further details. "How does censoring interviews with political leaders aid any voters or democracy itself? This is scary. When have political censors ever been on the right side of history?" Travis tweeted. "Voters should be able to see everything that any political figure says in public in order to judge for themselves whether they want to support or not support that person. That's democracy itself. YouTube … [Read more...] about Donald Trump interview removed by YouTube decried as “insane” censorship
It’s somewhat surprising to see Amby Burfoot — the former Boston Marathon champion and longtime running journalist — wearily reference “complex gibberish” like “VO2 max, lactate threshold and cruise intervals” in a 2001 article for Runner’s World . Two decades ago, before smartphones and even smarter wearables , some members of the running community were already sick of their sport’s biometric revolution. They were craving a simpler way to measure and predict performance. Which was the point of Burfoot’s post. He was deliriously excited to share the details on a new workout, relayed to him by his fellow RW correspondent, Bart Yasso. It was simple, and that was what made it so perfect: go to a track and run the 800-meter at a pace that you can manage for 10 repeats. If that pace is 3:30, you should also take three minutes and thirty seconds of rest before your next rep. There was no mandate to change the distance, mix in roadwork, or finish faster. Just cling to your … [Read more...] about Does This Track Workout Really Predict Your Marathon Time?
Tony Blevins, VP of procurement at smartphone giant Apple, has been forced out of the company following controversy over a viral TikTok video featuring the executive joking about his affluent lifestyle. The video, posted earlier this month, apparently set off a chain of events within the company that led to Blevins’ departure, which was confirmed in a comment by an Apple representative to CNBC. According to the CNBC story, Blevins referenced a joke from the movie Arthur featuring an over-the-top description of a decadent lifestyle. But in woke Silicon Valley, that’s enough to get you fired. Via CNBC : In the video reviewed by CNBC, Blevins is getting out of an expensive Mercedes Benz and he is asked what he does for a living by Daniel Mac, who has a channel centered around asking people in expensive cars questions. In the video, Blevins jokes that he buys “rich cars, plays golf, and fondles big-breasted women. But I take weekends and major holidays off.” The joke … [Read more...] about Woke Mob Forces Apple VP to Resign over Mild TikTok Joke
In the physical world, Iran’s authoritarian leaders answer to no one. They try, but often fail, to keep Iranians away from Western entertainment and news. Thanks to their rules, women are required to shroud their hair with head scarves, their bodies with loose clothing. On the internet, Iranians are often able to slip those bonds. They squeal over the Korean boy band BTS and the actor Timothée Chalamet. They post Instagram selfies: no head scarf, just hair. They can watch leaked videos of appalling conditions in Iranian prisons, inspect viral photos of the luxurious lives that senior officials’ children are leading abroad while the economy collapses at home, read about human rights abuses, swarm politicians with questions on Twitter and jeer their supreme leader, anonymously, in comments. “In one world, the government controlled everything, and people always had to hide what they think, what they want, what they like, what they enjoy in their real life,” said Mohammad Mosaed, … [Read more...] about Despite Iran’s Efforts to Block Internet, Technology Has Helped Fuel Outrage
close Video Hurricane Ian devastates homes across Fort Myers Florida resident John Iverson shares the damage done to his home by Hurricane Ian A family fleeing Hurricane Ian in Florida suffered a terrible tragedy on Thursday after their child fell over a balcony to his death. Authorities found the young child dead after they responded to an emergency at the Sterling Reef resort building, according to local outlet WJHG 7 . Police officers and Emergency Medical Service personnel in Panama City Beach were informed that the young boy, 11, had fallen fell from the 19th floor of the resort building on Front Beach Road. "To protect the privacy of those involved, we’re unable to provide any information as this is an ongoing investigation," a spokesperson for the resort told Fox News Digital. LIVE UPDATES: HURRICANE IAN LASHES SOUTH CAROLINA; FLORIDA OFFICIALS REPORT MORE DEATHS The Sterling Reef resort in Panama … [Read more...] about Florida boy whose family fled Hurricane Ian dead after falling from 19th-floor resort balcony
The government's energy plan will cost £60 billion over six months funded by borrowing, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced. Outlining his mini-budget, in which he also announced a cap on bankers' bonuses would be abolished , the Tory finance chief said a "sizable intervention" was appropriate, as it was in the Covid pandemic. But he was immediately criticised for passing the cost of the massive intervention over to the British public rather than hitting energy companies with a windfall tax on their huge profits. Mr Kwarteng's Labour counterpart Rachel Reeves said that the Chancellor would be "toasted" in the boardrooms of energy firms after leaving their multi-billion windfalls untouched . She said: "The Conservatives can't solve the cost of living crisis, the Conservatives ARE the cost of living crisis." Describing the scale of the support, Mr Kwarteng told the House of Commons: "The heavy price of inaction would have been far greater than the cost of these … [Read more...] about Kwasi Kwarteng says energy plan will cost £60 billion over six months funded by borrowing
SIVAJI GANESAN BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Born as V. Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy on October 1, 1928, Sivaji Ganesan was among the most successful actors in the Tamil Film industry during the latter half of the 20th century. Ganesan worked in many on-stage plays before making a debut in Tamil films with the 1952 release Parasakthi. He began working on stage at the age of 10 when after he joined a drama troupe in Sangiliyandapuram. In his filmy career spanning nearly five decades, Ganesan was seen in almost 300 films in various languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Ganesan was last seen in a supporting role in the 1999 release Pooparika Varugirom before he passed away on July 21, 2001. On his 94th birth anniversary today, we take a look back at his journey and list some of the lesser-known facts about the ‘Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema’: Ganesan earned the name ‘Shivaji’ after his portrayal of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the play Shivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam. … [Read more...] about Sivaji Ganesan Birth Anniversary: Lesser-known Fact About the ‘Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema’
Colonel Sanders' huge Kentucky mansion is up for sale but bosses at KFC are not happy. The historic estate includes a 5,000 sq ft private home called Blackwood Hall, where Colonel Harland Sanders lived with his wife until he died aged 94 in 1980. Also on the ground, and included in the listing is a restaurant, which the Sanders opened for his wife in 1959. The Claudia Sanders Dinner House, in Shelbyville, Kentucky draws in locals and tourists with its fried chicken , coleslaw and homemade pies. His home and restaurant are up for sale ( Image: google) Some interested buyers have said they want to franchise Claudia Sanders Dinner House and open more restaurants using its name, the New York Post reports. But the prospect of a rival fried-chicken chain that uses the Sanders name has attracted the attention of KFC’s parent company YUM! Brands, whose legal team have submitted a filing to the US Patent & Trademark Office days after the properties were put up for … [Read more...] about Colonel Sanders’ historic restaurant and mansion for sale but KFC isn’t happy