The CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock, says the Russia-Ukraine war has a “potential impact on accelerating digital currencies.” He confirms that Blackrock “is studying digital currencies, stablecoins and the underlying technologies to understand how they can help us serve our clients.” Blackrock on the Acceleration of Digital Currencies Blackrock CEO Larry Fink […]
The subject of cannabis legalization in Malta (population 516,000 as of 2021 census data) is a long-suffering subject much like in the rest of the world. The essence of the argument is simple. The criminalization of cannabis possession and usage is the proximate cause of criminal proliferation and distribution. Why? Simple; cannabis cultivation is trivial...
In operation, Mercedes’ new Drive Pilot appears to be similar to many other “traffic jam assistant” solutions available on the market. A Drive Pilot-equipped S-Class or EQS will assume command of the car’s speed, steering, and brakes on specific highways below 40 mph to move you forward in traffic. However, there is one significant difference: […]
UK Environment Secretary George Eustice made some notable comments recently that got picked up by The Daily Mail. These comments were about EVs, that they produce more fine particulate matter through brake and tire pollution than traditional ICE vehicles. Speaking to MPs on the Commons’ environment, food, and rural affairs committee last month, UK Environment […]
Weird Wednesday is a chance for us to dive into the stranger PC games and stories from the last few decades. This week, we take a look at developer Softie, Inc., one of the earliest examples of companies that made video game adaptations for various game shows including Family Feud, Double Dare, and Wheel of Fortune. It also created DOS platformers based on The Flintstones and The Jetsons.
Where the story gets weird, though, is with Softie, Inc.’s president, Arnold Zaler. Over several years, Zaler conned his way into millions of dollars through multiple business enterprises spanning from video games to, well, hot dogs. Some people called him the “Bernie Madoff of Denver” — a brilliant criminal who almost got away with innumerable riches.
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Very little information exists today about developer Softie, Inc. The company popped up around 1987, developed games for about five years, and disappeared without making ...
Cut VAT on retrofit measures to reduce energy waste, household bills, and UK reliance on Russian gas, urges cities network UK100 To reduce the costs of public transport to improve the travel choices of the poorest in society and to cut UK reliance on Russian oil Fund Local Net Zero Hubs to accelerate the transition […]
InterTalent, the UK talent representative agency whose clients have included the likes of Kelly Brook, Mel B, Joan Collins, Boy George, Pixie Lott and Vinnie Jones, have decided that they want to expand their horizons and move into the esports industry. To enable them to do that, the company has founded a new business XU […]
Flybe (2nd) has announced its first flight and route. The first route will be operated between Birmingham (above) and Belfast City (BHD) (below) on April 13. Both airports will be the focus hubs for the revitalized carrier. Here is full list of routes and starting dates: Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX) From 13th April up to 4x […]