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Photos Show Hurricane Ian’s Path of Destruction

Residents inspect damage to a marina as boats are partially submerged in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida, on September 29, 2022.Photo: Giorgio VIERA / AFP (Getty Images)Hurricane Ian made landfall near Florida’s Punta Gorda yesterday as a category 4 storm, bringing huge storm surges and high winds. It has since weakened into a tropical storm but is predicted to continue flooding parts of Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.Since the storm has moved over the state, Ian has dropped

Google Killing Stadia, Issuing Refunds for Hardware and Games

Photo: Florence Ion / GizmodoStadia is not long for this world. Google’s cloud gaming service will persist for a few more months until it shuts down completely in January. The news came via a blog post by Stadia’s General Manager, Phil Harrison, where he goes into detail on how Google’s phasing out its cloud gaming service. Google will refund all Stadia hardware purchased through the Google Store, including the marquee controller. Any games and add-on content purchased through the service will also get refunded.That $60

Company Stomps Out Union Organizers

After Kotaku released reports that Nintendo was experiencing an uproar among contract employees, Doug Bowser reportedly called allegations of anti-union activity “troubling” in an internal memo.Photo: Michael Loccisano (Getty Images)Unlike its poster boy Mario, Nintendo cannot seem to jump high enough to clear accusations they are working to stomp out unions among contracting staff harder than a boot planted squarely on a goomba’s head.In an interview with Axios, the person who filed an April complaint with the National

Wakanda Forever Confirms Lengthy Runtime

Image: MarvelWe now know the runtime for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has confirmed that the highly anticipated Marvel sequel has a two hour and 41-minute runtime, which is long but still shorter than Avengers: Endgame, which ran just over three hours.Ryan Coogler’s newest installment into the MCU will show show the hyper-advanced African nation of Wakanda dealing with the aftermath of their king’s death and the power vacuum and political struggle that will occur.

More States Than Ever Have High Obesity Rates, CDC Data Shows

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)More and more Americans across the country are living with obesity, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The number of states and territories with high obesity rates has more than doubled since 2018. There are also wide disparities in obesity prevalence among different groups of Americans.The latest data comes from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing survey of Americans’ health-related and lifestyle habits. Based on the 2021

A Hurricane Is Not a Political Indictment

Boats washed up onto a causeway in Fort Meyers, Fl. by Hurricane Ian. Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images)Because Florida is in the news, we have to do this again.With Hurricane Ian devastating Florida this week, folks across the political spectrum are using the storm to score easy points. Before the storm even arrived, conservative media made a mountain over the fact that President Biden neglected to call Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis (he eventually did make that phone call). Meanwhile, after Biden granted Florida emergency

The 10 Best Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Films From Fantastic Fest

6. Kids vs. AliensImage: RLJE FilmsWhat happens when a group of best friends are forced to fight a group of killer aliens? That’s the basic premise of Kids vs. Aliens, a very violent, funny, nostalgic sci-fi action film from director Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun, Dark Side of the Ring.) I didn’t review the film because I’m personal friends with Jason but I’d be remiss if I didn’t get it on your radar, because I thought it was just so much fun. RLJE Films recently picked it up for distribution so check for it in

OnePlus 11R specs leak – news

The OnePlus 10R was released this May, and the Chinese company is allegedly hard at work on its successor, the aptly named OnePlus 11R. According to a new leak from a usually reliable source, the 11R will come with a 6.7-inch 1080x2412 120 Hz AMOLED touchscreen, just like its predecessor. Unlike the 10R, however, it will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is quite the upgrade from the Dimensity 8100. OnePlus 10R The OnePlus 11R will apparently be offered with 8GB and 16GB RAM options, and…

Elon Musk’s texts with Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal detail tumultuous Twitter negotiations

A tranche of Elon Musk’s private messages have been made public as part of his ongoing lawsuit with Twitter. The messages, revealed in a Thursday, shed new light on Musk’s behind-the-scenes negotiations with Twitter’s leadership, as well discussions with former CEO Jack Dorsey, and how Musk’s talks with CEO Parag Agrawal quickly soured. The messages include the moment Musk tells Agrawal he wants to acquire Twitter and take it private, rather than join the board. Agrawal confronts Musk about an April 9th questioning if…

New York to Ban New Gas-Powered Vehicles, Following California’s Lead

New York is following in California’s tire treads, making drastic moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Empire State will entirely ban the purchase of new petroleum-powered cars by 2035. “With sustained state and federal investments, our actions are incentivizing New Yorkers, local governments, and businesses to make the transition to electric vehicles. We’re driving New York’s transition to clean transportation forward, and today’s announcement will benefit our climate and the health of our communities for…