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Napster publishes ‘litepaper’ on its plans for a web3 relaunch

Decentraland’s Iara Dias talks music, metaverse and wearables After NFTs, DAOs and web3 music services, the final topic for our Sandbox Summit Web3 Special conference this week was the metaverse. June 30, 2022 Source link

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Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Despite Facebook’s big plans, ‘there isn’t an agreement on what the metaverse is’ yet

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt appears to be among the Americans who roll their eyes – and scratch their heads – when imagining the metaverse. At the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, this week, Schmidt conveyed indifference and a bit of confusion when asked how the metaverse might affect global relations. “There’s not an […]

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Gaming

Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for ‘serious times’ | Engadget

In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing “one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history.” According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent. Meta previously said that […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone plans to reopen its north loop and do away with a limited capacity system

(CNN) — Yellowstone National Park’s north loop will reopen to all visitors Saturday, nearly three weeks after epic floods swallowed roads and bridges, caused mudslides and prompted officials to shutter all of the park’s entrances. “We have attempted to balance major recovery efforts while reopening as much of the park as possible,” Yellowstone National Park […]

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UK

Norway says NATO’s northern expansion will aid Nordic defense plans

MADRID — NATO’s expected northward growth expansion will help solidify Nordic military defenses at a time when Moscow is posing a threat to the alliance, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on Thursday.  Speaking to POLITICO on the last day of a NATO summit in Madrid, Støre said the security situation in the north is stable but […]

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Gaming

Apple plans to let you pay for gas using CarPlay | Engadget

Apple has a big update to CarPlay slated for sometime later this year, but in the meantime, the tech giant has begun working with partners to support a new feature that will let users pay for gas directly inside the company’s infotainment platform.  While the ability to purchase fuel using CarPlay was first revealed during […]

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Travel

Cornwall holiday fears as cost of living crisis could change plans this summer

The number of tourists visiting Cornwall is still expected to be high as tourists choose staycations due to airport chaos. However, officials fear they may not spend much. “The most concerning thing is the cost of living crisis”, Visit Cornwall Ceo Malcolm Bell told Cornwall Live. He said that tourists may cut short their stays […]

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Finance

Staffing agencies attack UK government strikebreaking plans

The UK’s largest recruiters and staffing companies have attacked government plans to replace picketing workers with agency staff, arguing that the use of temporary workforces to break industrial action would prove inflammatory. In a letter to Kwasi Kwarteng seen by the Financial Times, the bosses of companies such as Adecco, Hays, Randstad and Manpower urged […]

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Science

Russia’s horror plans to dominate North Sea foiled as melting ice break Putin’s trade grip

For decades, scientists have sounded alarms over the melting of ice in the Arctic region as a result of a warming planet. However, researchers have now found this gradual degradation of ice is set to have the unintended consequence of weakening Russia’s control over popular shipping routes. As ice-covered regions of the Arctic melt away, a new […]

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Finance

TV licence fee shake-up plans could see property-rich pensioners ‘pay more for licence’

The TV Licence may be changed in the future, with Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries describing the fee as “discriminatory”. She also appeared recently on LBC, and discussed the potential alternatives to chart a path forward. Ms Dorries told the radio station the Government would be considering a number of options, and added: “Germany doesn’t have […]