Dead whale in the Mediterranean probably ‘one of the largest’ ever found – Livescience.com

The carcass of an enormous finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was discovered near the Italian port of Sorrento earlier this week, the Italian Coast Guard said in a Facebook post. Officials discovered the carcass on Sunday (Jan. 17), before towing it to the nearby port at Naples. The whale measured about 65 feet (20 meters) long and likely weighed more than 77 tons (70 metric tons) — likely making the corpse “one of the largest” ever found in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the agency. Coast Guard divers first discovered the…

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs and price predictions arrive just as more tech tipsters sound the death knell for the Galaxy Note series – Notebookcheck.net

There have already been plenty of reports stating that the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series is nigh and now two more well-known social media users have hammered their nails into the phablet’s coffin. Display expert Ross Young said “although now there is no Note 21 coming, we may see a Note 20 FE.” A Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition for the 2020 series might not be a bad way for the South Korean OEM to close the chapter on a device that has been loved by millions since…

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Microsoft backtracks on a price hike for Xbox Live Gold – USA TODAY

Brett Molina   | USA TODAY Show Caption Hide Caption New Xbox controller ‘adapts’ to disabled gamers Xbox’s latest release, the Adaptive Controller, allows compatibility external joysticks, pedals, switches and buttons. USA TODAY That price hike for online service Xbox Live Gold won’t happen after all. Microsoft is pulling away from an increase in cost of the subscription service following online backlash to the proposed changes.  The tech giant had initially planned to increase the price of a 1-month subscription by $1 to $10.99, while a three-month membership would increase by…

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Microsoft backtracks on Xbox Live Gold price hike – The Verge

Microsoft has reversed its controversial Xbox Live price increase. The company announced a price hike on Friday that would have doubled the cost of a yearly subscription to the service, which is required to play games online on Xbox consoles, to $120 for many users. Now, though, Microsoft says the price will stay the same. Beyond that, Microsoft has decided to bring Xbox Live in line with Sony and Nintendo’s online services by dropping the subscription requirement for free-to-play games. Popular free-to-play titles like Fortnite are playable on PlayStation consoles…

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Nintendo Game Boy Getting New Exclusive Game 31 Years After Release – ComicBook.com

Nintendo Game Boy is getting a new and exclusive game 31 years after it released in 1989, courtesy of Green Boy Games and Kickstarter. In 2021, everyone and their mother’s sister’s fiance’s pet Banana Slug may want a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and games for them, but there also a few nostalgic gamers who would love a reason to break out the Nintendo Game Boy, one of the greatest handheld consoles ever made. That said, it’s not often the 31-year-old, soon to be 32-year-old, nostalgic hardware gets a new…

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaker Reveals Why We Haven’t Seen One Highly-Requested DLC Character – ComicBook.com

A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leaker has revealed why we haven’t seen one of the most highly-requested DLC characters come to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite game. Ahead of every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character reveal, a few names start to make the rounds and trend on Twitter, such as Sora from Kingdom Hearts and Crash Bandicoot. Among these in-demand characters is Geno, one of the main characters in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Typically — unless your name is Waluigi — being a…

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Vicarious Visions Reportedly Brought Into Blizzard to Work on Diablo 2 Remake – IGN – IGN

Following the news that Vicarious Visions has been merged into Blizzard Entertainment, a new report says that the studio was brought into Blizzard to work on on the Diablo franchise, including a planned remake of Diablo 2.As reported by Bloomberg, Vicarious Visions, the studio behind such games as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, has been working with Blizzard since last year, even though the announcement of its merger was only made today, January 22. Up until 2020, the Diablo 2 remake was set to…

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New PS5 Game Accidentally Leaked Ahead of Announcement – ComicBook.com

A new PS5 game has been accidentally leaked ahead of its announcement, courtesy of the official Taiwanese video game rating board, which has rated a PS5 version of The Sinking City, an action-adventure game from developer Frogwares inspired by the horror fiction work of author H. P. Lovecraft. At the moment of publishing, the game is available via the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, but not current-gen consoles, though it’s playable on these machines via backward compatibility. Right now, it hasn’t been officially announced for PS5, or the…

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New light shed on Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ – BBC News

In August 1881, only months before his death, he wrote to Hooker: “Nothing is more extraordinary in the history of the Vegetable Kingdom, as it seems to me, than the apparently very sudden or abrupt development of the higher plants. I have sometimes speculated whether there did not exist somewhere during long ages an extremely isolated continent perhaps near the South Pole.” Source

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How to watch SpaceX launch over 100 satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket tomorrow – CNET

SpaceX shared this scenic view of a Falcon 9 awaiting launch. SpaceX SpaceX will transform one of its Falcon 9 rockets into the space equivalent of a crowded Uber when it launches its Transporter-1 ride-share mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida as soon as Saturday. The payload for this mission includes a cornucopia of small satellites from government and commercial entities, along with 10 of SpaceX’s own Starlink broadband satellites. We learned Thursday that the cargo will include 48 SuperDove satellites for Planet Labs, reportedly bringing the total to a…

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