China is cracking down on the amount of time children can play online video games.
Bloomberg reports China’s National Press and Publication Administration on Monday imposed new rules that restrict kids and teens under 18 to one hour of gaming from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The new regulation arrives nearly two years after a previous restriction was implemented in 2019, limiting online gaming to 1.5 hours per day.
In 1979, when Sony introduced the Walkman—a 14-ounce cassette player, blue and silver with buttons that made a satisfying chunk when pushed—even the engineers inside Sony weren’t impressed. It wasn’t particularly innovative; cassette players already existed, and so did headphones. Plus, the Walkman could only play back—it couldn’t record. Who was going to want a device like that?
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No one can know everything all the time—but we humans sure like to pretend we do. So it’s no wonder our species has a long-standing tendency to compile information. What started with some old dudes writing down their own observations morphed through the years into compendia, libraries, and now vast repositories of digitally gathered knowledge. Here’s how much space our worldly understanding took up, in bits and bytes, as we chewed off bigger and bigger chunks.
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Fender guitars have been played by countless rock legends, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Eddie Van Halen. But their new hybrid acoustic/electric model is boasting groundbreaking new capabilities for 2019. Continue reading FENDER DEBUTS GROUNDBREAKING ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC HYBRID GUITAR →
Samsung’s The Wall made the rounds last month because a modular high-definition television with almost infinite capacity for expansion is definitely going to get attention. Continue reading SAMSUNG SHOWCASES MONSTROUS 219-INCH TV AT CES 2019 →
Almost out of thin air, ARC has materialized as a newcomer on the electric bike scene, and they’ve taken the spotlight at EICMA to unveil their advanced Vector electric motorcycle. Continue reading THE ARC VECTOR MAY BE THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE →