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Google Play Games for PC to Expand Support for Native PC Games This Year

Google Play Games was released for Windows in 2022, bringing a diverse lineup of select Android games to PC. Google's gaming service, first announced in 2021, was launched in Beta in India last year, as well, offering optimised Android games for PC. Google recently announced that it will expand support for native PC games on the platform, offering more bespoke PC titles on Google Play Games, in addition to Android games.At its 2024 Google for Games Developer Summit held last week, the company announced that it will bring…

Researchers Discover New Native Species of Mouse in Australia

Two new species of the delicate mouse have been discovered in Australia, thanks to genetic research by ANU and CSIRO, underscoring the need for specific conservation efforts and highlighting the species’ unique ecological role. Above is a picture of Pseudomys pilbarensis. Credit: Ian BoolAustralia can lay claim to two new species of native rodent thanks to a study from The Australian National University (ANU).The aptly named delicate mouse was previously thought to be a single species spanning a massive stretch of the…

Who gets to decide whether a scholar is Native American?

The dilemma arose just a few days before the book was set to go to press.Two contributing authors confronted their editor, Larry Gross, an associate professor of race and ethnic studies at University of Redlands, who had worked for months to assemble the anthology, “Native American Rhetoric.” The two authors wanted to talk to Gross about a fellow contributor to the book. As a classmate at UC Santa Barbara, she had always identified to them as white, the writers told Gross. But in the book she claimed ancestry from the…

Pixelmator’s Photomator gets a big file-browsing upgrade on Mac — find your photos fast with native macOS tech

Pixelmator Pro might be one of the best Mac apps available when it comes to photo editing, but Pixelmator's subscription-based alternative Photomator is a capable substitute that just got a big upgrade. Not only is Photomator free, but it also works across iPhone, iPad, and Mac for seamless editing across all of your Apple devices. With synchronization at its heart, finding files is important, which is why version 3.3 brings a powerful new file browser with macOS's design in mind. Pixelmator says the update "makes it…

A Native American tribe is building a $1B solar farm in Colorado

Photo: Sun Bear Solar Project The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is going to build the Sun Bear Solar Project, one of the US’s largest solar farms, in Colorado. The up to 971 megawatt (MW) solar farm will sit on around 4,000 acres of Ute Mountain Ute tribal land, nine miles south of the tribe’s capital, Towaoc, in southwestern Colorado. Sun Bear will be around eight miles long and one mile wide and will feature 2.2 million solar panels. It’s also expected to create up to 1,000 construction jobs,…

Apple Vision Pro now has a native TikTok app

The Apple Vision Pro is officially two weeks old, and TikTok was conspicuously absent on launch day, but now our long national nightmare has come to an end. The Vision Pro has a native TikTok app.This isn’t just the iPad app with a new coat of paint. There are some neat features here that take advantage of headset. The navigation bar and like button are moved entirely off-screen, giving users an uninterrupted view of video content. TikTokThis extends to comment sections and creator profiles, as they both now appear as…

‘It’s a public health issue’: inside the fight to change Native American mascots | Documentary films

The documentary film-maker Ben West hails from Washington DC, and thus grew up rooting for its football team. He wore the gear, watched the games, cheered on an organization named for a slur against Native Americans. Even as a kid, West, who is Cheyenne, felt the dissonance between the team he rooted for and the supposedly “honorific” idea it represented – that Native Americans were a symbol of war and violence, a costume to be donned in the name of gladiatorial sport. “Is that me on that helmet?” he recalled thinking.…

YouTube is working on a native app for Apple Vision Pro

When the Vision Pro was released, there were a number of big companies missing a native app on the platform. YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix can only be accessed through the Safari browser on the device, setting up new owners with a subpar experience for some of their most beloved services. Thankfully, it seems that at least one of those three is breaking ranks.In an email to Nilay Patel at The Verge, YouTube spokesperson Jessica Gibby confirmed that the company now plans to release its own native app for the…

Apple Vision Pro Will Offer Over 600 Native Apps and Games Ready at Launch

Apple Vision Pro's sales will begin on Friday (February 2) in the US and the company just announced that over 600 apps and games have already been readied for its first mixed-reality headset. These will be available in addition to the one million Vision Pro-compatible apps already available across iOS and iPadOS. Streaming apps including Disney+ and Warner Bros. Discovery's Max have all been optimised to take advantage of the Vision Pro's spatial interface. For gaming enthusiasts, the Vision Pro offers over 250 Apple…

Apple Vision Pro will have over 600 native apps at launch

Apple has today announced that Apple Vision Pro will have more than 600 native apps available at launch "designed to take advantage of the unique and powerful capabilities" of its new headset. In a press release Thursday, Apple revealed that "more than 600 new spatial experiences" will be available on the Vision Pro App Store from day one, alongside the more than 10 million iPhone and iPad apps already announced. Early highlights noted by Apple include:PGA Tour Vision - watch golf with real-time shot tracking, 3D models…