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Researchers see an increase in the number of extreme cold days in North China during 2003–2012

Winter temperature (red solid curve) increases over past decades. Within the study period (1989–2021), the number of extreme cold days (blue solid line) in North China increases around the year 2003 and then decreases around the year 2013. The dashed lines are 5-year-smoothed data. Credit: Zhu Yali How extreme weather and climate events change is an intriguing issue in the context of global warming. As IPCC AR6 points out, cold…

Living Wage for Musicians Act Would Increase Musician Streaming Royalties

Congressional representatives Rashida Tlaib and Jamaal Bowman introduced the proposed Living Wage for Musicians Act on Thursday, aimed at increasing streaming royalties for musicians online. The resolution, created in partnership with the United Musicians and Allied Workers union, calls “for economic justice and fairness in streaming,” a release from Tlaib’s office reads. Per the release, the act “would create a new streaming royalty, with the aim to compensate artists and musicians more fairly…

Ikon pass price increase for 2024-25 ski season

Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company revealed early-bird price increases for next year’s Ikon passes on Thursday that were less than the increases rival Vail Resorts announced Tuesday for its Epic passes. But Ikon passes still cost more than comparable Epic passes. When Ikon passes go on sale next Thursday, the early-bird cost will be $1,249, which is $267 more than the comparable Epic Pass. The Ikon Base Pass will cost $869, which is $138 more than the Epic Local pass. Year-over-year, Ikon increased $90, a 7.7%…

Spotify to increase subscription price in France to counter new music-streaming tax

Spotify has revealed plans to increase subscription fees in France, in response to a planned new tax directed at all music-streaming services operating in the country. The move comes nearly three months after the company vowed to begin disinvesting in France, initially pulling support from two festivals with the promise of more action to come this year. Now we have a clearer idea of what kind of “action” Spotify has been cooking up, with its lobbying efforts now cranking into overdrive as it…

Google’s Pixel 8a to see price increase and come in four colors

Google’s upcoming Pixel 8a is now rumored to see a price increase that would put the cost of it over last year’s Pixel 7a. The phone is also said to come in four different colorways, giving users a wide variety of choices for the model that suits them best. Google’s Pixel ‘A ‘ series phones have always been about giving consumers a less expensive option in the Pixel lineup. Something that offered all the best parts of the flagship Pixel phones but, without the flagship price. That is still going to remain true. However,…

How to increase character bonds in Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth

Bonds between friends is one of the core themes in Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, and plays a bigger role than ever in terms of gameplay. By building strong relationships between Cloud and the entire cast of characters, you will not only unlock powerful new moves for every pair you can perform, but also open them up as potential partners on a date in the latter part of the game. Unlike some other games, there's no gift-giving mechanic to boost your bonds in Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, meaning you will need to do a bit more…

Third-party chat support in WhatsApp could increase spam risk

The European Commission’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) requires WhatsApp (and Messenger) to offer interoperability with other messaging platforms in the European Union (EU). In simpler terms, it requires WhatsApp to allow people to send and receive messages from people on other messaging services in the region, such as Signal or Telegram. According to a new report from WABetaInfo, the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android (v2.23.19.8) features ‘third-party chats’ to comply with those regulations (to allow people to…

HONOR has a 3-year plan to increase global market share considerably

HONOR has been doing great for years now. The is doing great in both China and Europe, and it’s planning to continue growing. HONOR actually has a 3-year plan to increase its global market share quite considerably. HONOR has a plan to increase its presence/sales in global markets, a 3-year plan According to the company’s CEO, George Zhao, HONOR plans to increase its global smartphone sales to over 50% of its total sales in the next 3 years. That figure currently sits at 20%, reports GizmoChina. The CEO added that the key…

Delhi Metro: PWD Plans To Increase Green Covers Under Viaduct To Combat Air Pollution

Last Updated: February 26, 2024, 16:30 ISTDelhi Metro: PWD Plans To Increase Green Covers Under Viaduct To Combat Air Pollution. (PTI Photo)New Delhi's PWD plans to combat air pollution by enhancing greenery under metro viaducts, aiming to reduce dust on roads and increase green cover citywide.The Public Works Department (PWD) has reportedly chalked out a new plan to battle air pollution in New Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).The department has decided to add more greeneries in the spaces…