Monthly Archives: September, 2021

At 2:12 p.m., the Landsat 9, a NASA satellite designed to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched. Monday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Landsat 9 was launched from Vandenberg’s Space Launch Complex 3E on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in a joint mission with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Around 83 minutes after launch, the Svalbard satellite-monitoring ground station in Norway received signals from the spacecraft. As it approaches its final orbital altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers), Landsat 9 is performing as expected. “NASA studies our own planet…

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Recent clinical research indicates that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the most active component of marijuana, can successfully alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety, sadness, and even certain types of cancer. However, evidence indicates that chronic marijuana users may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. The link between marijuana and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease The study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, examined 2,600 participants. The authors sought to establish whether the movement of blood (perfusion) through specific brain regions on functional neuroimaging (such as those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease) is altered in chronic marijuana users in a negative…

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Microsoft’s Xbox strategy for the next few years is only to counter new consoles from Sony, like the PlayStation 5 Slim, according to Youtube’s Tom N.. A look into the rumor mill! We had already given you an insight into Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) theoretical hardware strategy a few days ago. Many gamers are justifiably asking themselves the question, should it all come to pass, how would Team Xbox react? Tom N., Youtuber with the channel “Moore’s Law id Dead” has his theories. We would like to inform you that these are speculations, not leaks or statements from Microsoft officials.…

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Elaborate measurements prove that Sony has not worsened the performance and loudness in the new cooler revision of the Playstation 5. Sony has been shipping the Playstation 5 Digital Edition with the model number CFI-1100B01 for a few weeks now, which differs significantly from the previous variant called CFI-1000B in one aspect: The cooler is significantly smaller and weighs 300 grams less, which led to speculations that it is worse. However, Sony’s team has actually done a great job: As the test setup from Hardware Busters International (via Igor’s Lab) shows, the revision of the Playstation 5 is accompanied by…

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Back in July 2021, former Diablo boss and Blizzard North co-founder David Brevik had already spoken out about the abuses at Blizzard. “I’m beside myself and pissed off!” he wrote on Twitter. In a new post, he also confirms that he will not support the remaster of Diablo 2, Diablo 2: Resurrected (D2R). “Sorry, but currently I do not support Blizzard, including everything related to D2R,” the game developer writes. He wants to answer as few questions on the subject as possible and not release any streams or other content about the upcoming remaster himself. Brevik, in his time at…

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If you own an Amazon Echo or a speaker with Alexa built in, you’re probably familiar with the problem that the digital assistant is hard to understand when there’s more going on in the same room – for example, kids are running around, the dishwasher is running, the TV is set too loud, etc. Amazon has come up with a feature called “Adaptive Volume” for this problem (via The Verge), which can currently already be activated by US customers by saying “Alexa, turn on adaptive volume”. With Adaptive Volume, the speaker detects if it is a bit louder at the…

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