Thursday, September 29
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Check what sensations a neighborhood gives on Google Maps, one of the curious novelties that will arrive shortly

Millions of people use Google Maps on a daily basis. Its simplicity is its greatest virtue, but also its multiple functionalities. Now the search giant is launching a new tool ideal for travelers. Android It wouldn't be the operating system we know today if it weren't for applications like Chrome or Google Maps. The apps Google has convinced hundreds of millions of users around the world and its intention is to continue growing. For this he has an ace up his sleeve. Google is announcing new features that will come to Google Maps in the coming months and, among them, is the new Immersive View. Let's see what this is.using a combination of Artificial Intelligence, Street View and aerial imagesthis feature is designed to take you to an area you're planning to visit (u...
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Direct | Vara rules out reducing taxes but announces a drop in prices and rates

It will reduce the price of the ITV by 25% and the rates on school canteens, morning classes, hunting licenses or transport cards by 50%EP Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10:17 The president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, has announced for 2023 "the greatest drop in prices and public rates that has ever been made" in the community, something that "does not affect essential services, does not affect architecture of our country", and "does not touch the taxes that finance essential services". Thus, it has advanced that the price of the ITV will be reduced by 25 percent, the rates on school cantee...
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Grumman X-29, the amazing fighter that dared to fly with inverted swept wings

In 1984 some of the most advanced US agencies gave the green light to a special project: the new Grumman X-29 fighter jet with which they sought to have the most advanced aircraft of its time (and it had its competitors). That fighter was special for many reasons, but one of its characteristics stood out above the rest: it had an inverted swept wing design, which made it the most aerodynamically unstable aircraft ever built. That, surprisingly enough, had its advantages. (more…)
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‘Economists should study it’: inside Disney Dreamlight Valley, the latest game taking over TikTok | Games

When I first noticed TikTokers effusing about something called Disney Dreamlight Valley, I imagined it was your standard gem-matching mobile game, complete with in-app purchases and the occasional uncanny valley Elsa cheering you on from the sidelines. But throughout September, TikTok continued to feed me more and more videos of people claiming to be “addicted” to a game that had “taken over their life”. Someone, somewhere called it “Disney Animal Crossing” and with that, I was off to see a mouse about a house.Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Gameloft's Disney Dreamlight Valley is a simulation adventure that owes Tom Nook-levels of debt to everyone's favorite pandemic play, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In both games, you obtain a home in a strange land and st...
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Florida Gulf Coast sees major damage

Editor's note: Is your power out? Click here for a lite version of this page with a quicker load time.Floridians woke up Thursday to flooded homes and uprooted trees as Hurricane Ian doused the Sunshine State with heavy rain and strong winds after slamming into it as one of the strongest storms in US history.The storm, which is on track to weaken to a tropical storm, was forecast to continue lashing the state for most of Thursday before heading out into the Atlantic Ocean. Meteorologists with the National Hurricane Center say it will then turn northwest toward Georgia and South Carolina.The storm made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon, flooding parking garages and leaving residents stranded in their homes with battering 150 mph maximum sustained winds — just 7 mph shy ...
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“Putin is an idiot, he wants to take kyiv but it is not possible”, the revealing audios of Russian soldiers in Ukraine

the american daily 'The New York Times' has brought to light verified audios of Russian soldiers talking on the phone from the battlefield in Ukraine with their relatives in Russia, and in which they criticize Putin's management of the war, the terrible conditions of his regiments or the difficulty to do against the Ukrainian troops. “We are in Bucha. Our defense is deadlocked. We are losing this war. We have been given orders to kill everyone we see (...) Putin is an idiot. He wants to take kyiv, but there is no way to do it », said one of the Russian soldiers in the audios to which the aforementioned newspaper has had access. Behind thousands of calls made between the military and their families in Russia, were the ukrainian government and its intelligence services taxing and a...
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Díaz points to deductions and reductions of personal income tax for low incomes

The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz. / EFEThe second vice president maintains that the objective of the Budget negotiations within the Government is to raise taxes on those who have the most in order to lower them for those who have the leastThe fiscal package that will include the 2023 Budget project will not only affect the highest incomes. Yolanda Díaz argued this Wednesday that the objective is to raise taxes on those who have the most in order to lower them for the lowest incomes. The second vice president admitted that this purpose is part of the negotiation between UP and PSOE and, although she eluded more specificity, she did point to a surgical intervention in personal income tax to act above on capital income an...
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NFL early season surprises: the Jags are good, Hurts’ MVP bid and broken Bucs | NFL

1) The Jaguars are goodDoug Pederson deserves a ton of credit for Jacksonville's turnaround. He's installed an imaginative yet simple offense that has helped unlock the potential of Trevor Lawrence. But while Pederson and Lawrence have drawn the early-season acclaim, it's Jacksonville's defense that stands out.Through three weeks, the Jags' defense is second in the league in success rate and third in EPA per play, the top two measures of a unit's down-to-down quality. Sure, the defense has feasted on rough quarterback play and banged-up offenses: Carson Wentz doing Carson Wentz things, a creaking Matt Ryan and an injury-riddled Chargers offense have not formed the most intimidating schedule. But this is no wonder.Jacksonville have all the component parts for a top-10 unit. Up front...
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Kamala Harris caps Asia trip with stop at DMZ dividing North and South Korea

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — US Vice President Kamala Harris capped her four-day trip to Asia with a stop Thursday at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula as she emphasized US commitment to the security of its Asian allies in face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea.The visit comes on the heels of North Korea's latest missile launches and amid fears that the country may conduct a nuclear test. Visiting the DMZ has become something of a ritual for American leaders hoping to show their resolve to stand firm against aggression.North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, while Harris was in Japan, and had fired one before she left Washington on Sunday. The launches contribute to a record level of missile testing this year that is intended to move Py...
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13 years ago Microsoft’s antivirus for Windows was born: Microsoft Security Essentials

There was a time when choosing antivirus was not so easy. Many asked for too much processor and RAM, slowing down the PC. Others were not reliable. And there were those who did nothing in the face of threats. That's why Microsoft entered the business 13 years ago. If we had to name software indispensable in our computer we could not forget the Office package or the antivirus. The latter, very important in the 2000s, has saved millions of people. lucky for us, microsoft decided to launch his own program: Microsoft Security Essentials. When the word antivirus was synonymous with Panda either McafeeMicrosoft decided to bet on software that would protect all its users in Windows 7. Today we celebrate the 13th birthday of the company's first program in the cybersecurit...