Approximately one in five Sims under my care will die in a kitchen fire. Those who survive will face an even bigger threat: smart speakers. EA and Maxis recently announced The Sims 4 would arrive on Amazon‘s Alexa smart speakers in the form of a new Alexa skill. And, as art imitates life, your Sims are also getting their own smart speaker with a virtual assistant called “Lin-Z.” The Amazon collaboration means The Sims 4 is the latest AAA title to debut on the Alexa platform, joining Skyrim. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, the Alexa integration isn’t a… This story continues at The Next Web
Insect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures serves an extraordinary variety of functions in bug and human life. Unlike most animals, many insect species actually use their excrement. They utilize it as their home, for feeding, in predator-prey interactions, for hygiene, habitat location, shelter construction, for reproduction and physical or chemical defense against natural enemies. (Kids: don’t try this at home.) For members of our own species, insect faeces may even have important and largely unlocked medicinal properties. Let’s take a look. A… This story continues at The Next Web
In addition to Dailyhunt, we also have updates from Delegate, Go-Jek, Coins.ph, and a scholarship programme for IT talents Indian news aggregator Dailyhunt raises US$3.5 million – Dealstreet Asia Indian regional language news aggregator platform Dailyhunt has raised INR24.61 crore (US$3.5 million) in Series E2 funding round, Dealstreet Asia reported. Documents from intelligence platform Paper.VC […]
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