A casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Sega Sammy, the largest arcade operator in Japan, suffered severe losses this year and is set to close its doors to the public. Though a buyer for the arcade business has been found, it apparently will acquire and rent the machines without keeping the locations. Sonic the Hedgehog fans can rest assured that Sega's game development business is not implicated by the closure of its arcade venues.
It's the day after Election Day in the United States, and there is no declared winner yet, as votes remain to be counted — either Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be the next President. It's already Thursday in Australia, and bookmaker there says it has paid out A$23 million (USD $16.5 million) to betters… READ THE REST
The "Oblivion NPC conversation" genre of YouTubes features real-life interactions that resemble the stilted, uncannily overacted remarks uttered by bystanders in Bethesda's 2006 role-playing game. I'm not a fan, but this one is perfect. READ THE REST
The controlled chaos and cacophony of contemporary pinball machines often makes it difficult to appreciate the subtle engineering wizardry under the glass. The Slow Mo Guys used their Phantom High Speed camera to capture the ballistics. (YouTube) READ THE REST
If you've got a central heating and cooling system in your home, it takes little effort to slap on a new smart thermostat and earn an exciting new level of control over your environment. However, if your home's cooling needs are handled by portable or window-mounted air conditioning units, you're often stuck with manually pushing… READ THE REST
When you sit down to try something called Unicorn Jerky, you already know you're straying a bit off the beaten path. However, you can also go in knowing you're in good hands. Since the world is still looking for a steady supply of unicorns, this confection isn't a meat-based jerky product at all. In fact,… READ THE REST
If you need something, it's always good to shop around to find the best price. That's a tenet of shopping that covers buying a new car, a new towel, eggs…virtually anything. And it's no different if you're in the market for cloud storage space. A quick look at some of the biggest, most well-known cloud… READ THE REST