Universal Music in talks with big platforms to overhaul streaming model – Financial Times

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Apple Music’s Replay 2023 playlist is here to track your favorite songs – The Verge

Apple Music users who love having a playlist of their favorite songs rejoice: Apple has made the Replay 2023 playlist available, letting you see which songs you’ve listed to the most this year. The songs that are on it and their rankings will almost certainly change before the big replay roundup in December, but it’s nice to start…….

Acer Add-In-One 24 all-in-one desktop solution is modular & includes a computer & monitor – Gadget Flow

Enhance your workspace with the Acer Add-In-One 24 all-in-one desktop solution. This modular solution works with an Acer Chromebox CXI5 or a Chromebox Enterprise CXI5. That fits in the dock on the back of the 24-inch FHD 1080p monitor. Thanks to this design, you can easily swap out Chromeboxes when necessary! With a 115-degree wide-angle 5 MP webcam, it also has dual microphones and dual 4-watt speakers. Not only that, but it also has AI noise reduction so you always create clear audio no matter how busy it is around you. Plus, you’ll appreciate that the webcam has a built-in camera shutter. Designed with a premium IPS panel, this device has narrow bezels as well as a monitor t…….

These 6 Gadgets Make Life Easier and More Energy Efficient – The New York Times

Smart-home devices make life more convenient, more secure, and even a little more fun, but when used right they excel at making your home more energy and resource efficient, too.

Without much fuss or money, you can install any one of these devices and quickly experience the benefits. And if you install a few, not only can they work together, but your savings can compound, as well.

The efficiency and savings come from smart devices’ ability to do things automatically, such as adjusting the thermostat at night or turning off the lights when you’re not home. The following collection draws from the top picks in our various guides to smart-home devices. Our guides are great res…….

Tesla’s Self-Driving Technology Comes Under Justice Dept. Scrutiny – The New York Times

Federal officials have asked Tesla for documents related to the company’s self-driving software, the carmaker has disclosed, a potential setback for technology that Elon Musk, the chief executive, has identified as a critical competitive advantage.

Tesla said in an annual report dated Monday and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had received requests from the Justice Department “for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD features.”

Autopilot, introduced in 2015, is a collection of technologies designed to steer, brake and accelerate vehicles on its own.</…….

US blocks export license renewals for China’s Huawei – The Associated Press – en Español

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Washington on Tuesday of pursuing “technology hegemony,” as the United States has begun stepping up pressure on tech giant Huawei by blocking access to American suppliers.

The Biden administration has stopped approving renewal of licenses to some U.S. companies that have been selling essential components to the Chinese company, according to two people familiar with the matter. Neither was authorized to comment publicly on the sensitive matter and they spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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I guess I’m a casual gamer now – but who cares? – The Guardian

I am addicted to video games again. Addicted like I haven’t been in years. Addicted to the point where my left thumb and right forefinger are borderline arthritic from playing them as soon as I open my eyes in the morning and last thing before I close them at night.

This is ridiculous behaviour in a man approaching his mid-50s. I should be waking up and performing pilates. My eyelids should droop while perusing Reader’s Digest at bedtime. I should be getting arthritis in my hands from planting peonies or unwrapping Werther’s Originals. But no. It’s games wot done it, and not even hardcore ones involving gods or war or elden rings. I am…….

Dead Space fans think ‘indecipherable’ New Game+ log points to more remakes in the future – PC Gamer

Like many games these days, the Dead Space (opens in new tab) remake has a New Game+ mode that becomes available after the game is finished for the first time. It enables players to start a new game loaded up with all the weapons, suits, and upgrades they’ve already earned, ostensibly making for an easier experience, and it also adds a number of new text logs that provide additional narrative background to life aboard USG Ishimura.

One of those NG+ logs is a supposedly “indecipherable” scrawl of marker symbols—basically a Dead Space hieroglyphic. But it’s actually very translatable: It’s a straight character-for-character exchange that was decoded (opens in new tab) not long aft…….

GM’s V-8 engines will ‘continue to be around for a while,’ CFO says – Yahoo Finance

GM (GM) may be targeting $50 billion in sales from electric vehicles by 2025, but the automaker still sees a future where it banks money from good old-fashioned gas-powered V-8 engines.

“We continue to believe that the ICE [internal combustion engine] portfolio has really strong value,” GM CFO Paul Jacobson said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “In fact, it’s funding the transformation [to EVs]. … They’re going to continue to be around for a while as we transform our vehicles into 100% EVs by 2035.”

A Cadillac Black Wing V8 engine is pictured at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City, New York, U.S, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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NASA’s rotating detonation rocket engine posts record test results – New Atlas

Explosions get you much more bang from your fuel buck than combustion – if your engine can withstand them. NASA believes the rotating detonation engine could be the future of deep space travel, and it’s getting strong results in prototype testing.

Combustion engines are tried and true, and however angry they might look and sound in a top-fuel dragster or space rocket booster, the combustion process of oxidizing fuel in air is relatively slow and predictable. Detonation, on the other hand, is as chaotic and destructive as it sounds. It’s how most bombs work; you take an explosive fuel and hit it with a jolt of energy, and the chemical bonds holding each molecule together break apar…….