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Sexual assault in the metaverse is part of a bigger problem that technology alone won’t solve

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As Meta (formerly Facebook) expands access to its virtual reality (VR) platform, disturbing accounts of women being sexually assaulted and harassed in its metaverse are also racking up. From a vice-president of research for another metaverse company who claims she was groped by a group of male avatars within 60 seconds […]

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UK

Smart meters: Expert reveals ‘much bigger role’ they play for energy companies

The war in Ukraine and reduced supply of Russian gas has sent energy prices soaring, but demand keeps surging, especially for electricity, for the likes of electric vehicles and smart cities, in the pursuit of decarbonisation goals. On July 20, amid the scorching heatwave that brought record-breaking temperatures exceeding 40C degrees, England’s capital barely skipped […]

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US

Patrón concocts cocktail-themed virtual quests in bigger bet on metaverse

Dive Brief: Patrón designed a virtual gamified experience on the Decentraland platform that can be experienced during two weekends in August, according to a press release.  “Summer Made Sensational: A PATRÓN Pop-Up Series” features cocktail-themed quests and virtual venues to explore. Visitors are greeted by a host and tasked by a bartender to seek drink […]

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Sports

Alessia Russo exclusive: England forward hungry for more trophies and bigger crowds after Euro 2022 win

Alessia Russo hopes England’s historic Euro 2022 triumph is the catalyst for more trophies for club and country, and bigger crowds watching the women’s game. Manchester United forward Russo was one of England’s stars of the tournament, scoring four goals – including a stunning backheel against Sweden in the semi-finals – as the Lionesses won […]

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World

Video: My anger is bigger than my pain: Wounded Ukrainian soldier who wants to get back to battle – CNN Video

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Entertainment

Yellowstone gets bigger in the Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator

SCS showed off more of the upcoming Montana map expansion for American Truck Simulator earlier this week and more recently revealed that this new expansion will also bring some new vistas to the incredibly scenic Yellowstone National Park. In addition, the Montana map will also include some challenging new Special Transport routes. This has been […]

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Weird

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Gaming

ASUS’ Zenfone 9 gets a bigger camera in a palm-friendly body | Engadget

With the launch of its latest smartphone today, ASUS finally bids farewell to its quirky “Flip Camera” feature, but it still believes that there’s a market for compact flagships. The new Zenfone 9 only comes in one size, which has kept the same 5.9-inch screen and 169-gram weight as its predecessor, but packing a bigger […]

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Technology

Furious at Amazon Prime price rise? Cancel before this date or face bigger monthly fees

Amazon has just revealed that it is raising the prices of Amazon Prime in the UK. The hike will see the monthly cost of Amazon Prime go up from £7.99 to £8.99, while if you pay for a year upfront it will now cost £95 instead £79. The news was revealed in the early hours […]

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Technology

This foldable charger is ideal for Apple fans who have bigger things to worry about | Boing Boing

We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.  You’ve got a handful of important emails that should’ve been answered yesterday, an end-of-summer trip to plan, and a half-empty coffee mug that desperately needs a warm-up. Needless to say, worrying about your […]