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Prior today, Square-Enix and Avalanche Studios made a genuinely unsurprising declaration over the newswire. Just Cause 3 would come back to stores in another ‘Gold Edition’. It will be packaging in the greater part of the game’s DLC into one retail bundle. PS4 and XBox ONE proprietors will have the capacity to get the bundle […]

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Many individuals who have reviewed the Nintendo Switch before today have revealed issues with the Joy-Con’s. On the off chance that it was one individual who announced this, you would believe that they had recently gotten a broken unit. However, for this situation, it’s more than one individual. Nintendo Switch Joycons Don’t Even Work Properly […]

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Amid a discourse at DICE Summit 2017, 343 Industries Studio Head Bonnie Ross discussed the Halo establishment. And about a portion of the things the studio took in the most difficult way possible throughout the years. What he said could determine how Halo 6 would turn out. Halo 6 & Onwards Will All Have Split […]

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Game Reactor as of late got their hands on the up and coming science fiction RPG, Mass Effect Andromeda. And keeping in mind that they were doing as such they additionally had the opportunity to talk with Bioware’s Fabrice Condominas. Mass Effect Andromeda Has Some Explorable Planets Bigger Than The Entire World Of Dragon Age […]

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Recently Koei Tecmo declared with a public statement that it’s as of late discharged Team Ninja created action RPG NiOh outperformed one million shipments. To be more exact, the number incorporates physical copies delivered and digital downloads around the world. And it was accomplished in two weeks from the game’s dispatch. NiOh Free Golden Armor […]

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Opioid’s deadly grip on the US continued to tighten in 2015, pushing up death rates across the board, according to new data released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Overall, drug overdose deaths rose to 16.3 per 100,000 in 2015—that’s 2.5 times the 1999 rate of 6.1 per 100,000. In that time range, increases were seen for both men and women, as well as across all age groups and races, with whites seeing the most dramatic increases. Generally, overdoses of opioid painkillers continued to be a leading killer, but heroin and synthetic opioids, such as deadly fentanyl, are behind an increasing number of deaths.

Drug overdose deaths rose 43 percent in Hispanic persons, 63 percent among blacks, and 240 percent in whites.

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Wi-Fi enabled devices — widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT) — are populating offices and homes in greater and greater numbers.

From smartphones to connected printers and even coffee makers, most of these IoT devices have good intentions and can connect to your company’s network without a problem.

However, as the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are growing at a great pace, they


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The total download capacity for a single 5G cell must be at least 20Gbps, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) has decided. In contrast, the peak data rate for current LTE cells is about 1Gbps. The incoming 5G standard must also support up to 1 million connected devices per square kilometre, and the standard will require carriers to have at least 100MHz of free spectrum, scaling up to 1GHz where feasible.

These requirements come from the ITU’s draft report on the technical requirements for IMT-2020 (aka 5G) radio interfaces, which was published Thursday. The document is technically just a draft at this point, but that’s underselling its significance: it will likely be approved and finalised in November this year, at which point work begins in earnest on building 5G tech.

I’ll pick out a few of the more interesting tidbits from the draft spec, but if you want to read the document yourself, don’t be scared: it’s surprisingly human-readable.

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Spotify is doing more to become the place you go for original audio and video content, rather than just preexisting content. The streaming company announced that it is producing three original podcasts about various aspects of music culture, with more titles to be announced later this year. The first episode of one of the podcasts is already available: Showstoppers, with host Naomi Zeichner, Editor in Chief of The Fader magazine, focuses on “pop culture analysis of our favorite music moments in TV.”

The second podcast, called Unpacked, debuts March 14, coinciding with South by Southwest. Hosted by Matt FX, music supervisor for Comedy Central’s Broad City, and Michele Santucci of Spotify Studios, Unpacked brings the festival scene to you even when you’re miles away from the action. The hosting duo will travel to different music festivals and record interviews daily with musicians, filmmakers, and more so listeners can experience the festival via the podcast.

The third podcast announced, which has the working title The Chris Lightly Story, will showcase how music industry icon Chris Lightly shaped some of the biggest names in hip-hop culture. Hosted by Reggie Ossé, the podcast will dive into Lightly’s life and influence on the careers of artists including Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown, and LL Cool J, with commentary from other big names including Russell Simmons and Fat Joe.

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You can now add bees to the rarefied list of tool-using animals, which already includes primates, crows, octopods, otters, porpoises, and more. A fascinating set of experiments has revealed that bees can be taught to use tools, even though they don’t use them in the wild.

Queen Mary University of London biologist Olli J. Loukola and his colleagues wanted to find out more about how bee intelligence works. Previous experiments with the insects have shown that they can count, communicate with each other using “waggle dances” that reveal the direction of food, and pull strings to get access to food. Loukola’s new tool use test showed that not only are bees good with tools, but they can also extemporize to use them more effectively.

Loukola wanted to test bees’ intelligence with a scenario that they would never encounter in nature. So he decided to teach the bees to move a tiny ball into the center of a platform to get a sugary reward. First, he showed them how it was done by using a plastic bee on the end of a stick. After about five days of training, the bees started to drag the ball to the center of the platform on their own. Then, Loukola allowed the trained bees to show other bees how to unlock the sweet reward. He and his colleagues also trained bees using a “ghost bee,” or a magnet under the platform that moved the ball to the center. Bees learned best from other bees (and the plastic bee), but many were able to learn from the ghost bee, too. Bees without training were not able to figure out how to get sugar water in the test.

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