Daily Archives: April 25, 2019

Epic Games throws down an ultimatum for Steam

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/25/steam-epic-games-store-revenue-share-sweeney-challenge/ Epic Games threw a grenade into the world of digital distribution when it revealed its own storefront late last year, complete with a better deal for developers than anything offered by Steam, the longstanding king of PC gaming. The … Continue reading

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Google Earth Timelapse Now Available for Mobile and It’s Awesome

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/04/25/google-earth-timelapse-now-available-for-mobile-and-its-awesome/ Ever wonder what your favorite area looked like in the mid-80s? With Google Earth’s Timelapse feature, you can see a complete breakdown of how areas have changed, spanning from 1984 to 2018. This week, Google announced that the feature is … Continue reading

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Epic Store Will Stop Going After Exclusives If Steam Makes A Big Change

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/epic-store-will-stop-going-after-exclusives-if-ste/1100-6466479/ Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has laid out an ultimatum in regards to securing further exclusive titles for the Epic Games Store. If Valve offers a revenue share for developers on Steam that matches Epic’s, Sweeney tweeted out, then … Continue reading

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The Emergency Launch Abort Systems of SpaceX and Boeing Explained

https://www.space.com/launch-abort-systems-of-spacex-boeing.html If anything goes wrong when a crew of astronauts launches into space, their spacecraft always has a built-in abort system to help them return to Earth safely. But not all abort systems work the same way.  In October of … Continue reading

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Caffeine Peps Up Solar Energy

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caffeine-peps-up-solar-energy/ Inspiration struck during one of the most critical rituals of university life: a coffee break. “We need coffee to boost our energy,” Rui Wang told Jingjing Xue, a fellow graduate student in the engineering department of the University of … Continue reading

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How to Use Google Assistant’s ‘Tell Me a Story’ Feature on Your Smartphone

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-use-google-assistants-tell-me-a-story-feature-on-1834289768 Starting today, you can take Google Assistant’s “Tell Me a Story” feature on the road with you. The feature rolled out for Google Home last year and allows you to say “Hey Google, tell me a story” to trigger … Continue reading

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Ford introduces the self-braking shopping cart

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/25/ford-self-braking-shopping-cart/ Shopping carts are my greatest fear in supermarket parking lots. People leave them sitting around everywhere in precarious positions between cars or just in the middle of nowhere. My fear is that one of these shopping carts is going … Continue reading

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