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    C: \ B_retro \ Issue_70 \: Sega Game Gear

    As a handheld game console of the 4th generation, the Sega Game Gear competed against the Nintendo Game Boy and the Atari Lynx from 1990 onwards. Although technically and graphically superior to the worldwide success of Nintendo, which has sold almost 120 million times, the Game Gear, as a portable master system, clearly lost out in favor of gamers. C: \ B_retro \ Ausgabe_70 \ Sega_Game_Gear Based largely on the technology of the stationary Sega Master System , the Japanese manufacturer Sega released the Sega Game Gear on October 6, 1990 as a portable game console of the 4th generation. Intended as a direct counter to the Nintendo Game Boy, the Sega Game Gear was able to convince primarily…

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    TEST: your wisdom according to six characteristics

    The concept of wisdom is very old. It has aroused new interest in recent years in psychology ” as a personality trait that has an impact on physical and mental health, well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, personal mastery and resilience. “. But what is wisdom? What are the characteristics of the people we consider to be wise? The American neuropsychiatrist Dilip V. Jeste and his colleagues (1) analyzed the descriptions of wisdom proposed in the psychological and philosophical literature. They identified six components widely considered to contribute to wisdom and developed this test, the San Diego Scale of Wisdom , to assess them. See what are your strengths among these, by…

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    Emotions and sociability: an influence of the seasons on the brain

    The seasons have an impact on emotions and social life. Negative emotions are more moderate in the summer, while the frequency of seasonal affective disorder peaks in the darker winter months. Since endogenous opioids , which are neurotransmitters, contribute to the brain’s regulation of both mood and sociability, researchers at the University of Turku (Finland) compared the amount of opioid receptors in the brain according to seasons. Their work was published in February 2021 in the Journal of Neuroscience . Lihua Sun and his colleagues analyzed brain images from 204 volunteers. A small dose of radioactive tracer that binds to opioid receptors has been injected into the bloodstream. The images…

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    Two Forms of Psychotherapy Reduce Anxiety and Change Personality

    Previous research by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has shown that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from cognitive-behavioral and metacognitive psychotherapies. In a new study, the team shows that the improvement in anxiety brought about by these therapies is accompanied by changes in personality. These results are published in December 2020 in the journal Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy .Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair and colleagues (1) conducted this study with 55 people with generalized anxiety . They were randomly assigned to a group receiving cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy or a group receiving metacognitive psychotherapy.The cognitive behavioral therapy aims to help identify and change harmful thought patterns and practicing relaxation. The more recent metacognitive psychotherapy aims to modify the metacognitions about worry…

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    The runner’s euphoria isn’t due to endorphins but cannabinoids

    Exercise-induced euphoria and reduced anxiety are not caused, as is believed, by the release of endorphins , which are endogenous opioids , shows a study to be published in April 2021 in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology . Exercise releases two classes of rewarding molecules, endocannabinoids and opioids. Michael Siebers and Johannes Fuss of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), along with their colleagues, conducted this study with 63 participants to check whether the runner’s “ high ”, i.e. euphoria and reduction anxiety, depends on opioid signaling. They used naltrexone, an antagonist of the receptor opioid (which blocks the action of opioids) in a randomized experiment with placebo, double-blind. Participants showed increased…

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    RAISING VEGAN CHILDREN AND TEENS

    INFANTS Even the most confident vegan adults might feel a little nervous about a vegan diet for their newborn baby. Infants typically triple their weight in the first year of life and need enough nutritious food to see them through this early growth spurt. Can a vegan diet satisfy their needs? During the first months of a baby’s life, this isn’t even an issue. All infants start out as vegetarians. Or, to be more correct, they begin their lives as “lactarians.” For the first four months or so, infants don’t need anything other than breast milk. It’s the perfect, complete food for a newborn. Unless they are given B12 supplements…

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    A HEALTHY START Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

    Family members, friends, and even your health-care provider might express surprise and concern at the idea of a vegan pregnancy. But vegan diets can easily meet the nutritional needs of you and your growing baby. The proof comes from a 1987 study of 775 women living on the Farm, a vegan community in Tennessee.1 The researchers looked at weight gain in pregnant women and birth weights of their babies—two important measures of a healthy pregnancy. They found that the women’s vegan diets had no effect on the birth weights of their babies and that their own weight gain during pregnancy was adequate. In fact, these women actually gained a little…

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    Crypto skeptic: Bill Gates warns everyone who is not Elon Musk about Bitcoin

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates also commented on Bitcoins on Tuesday. He made it clear that he is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. In the “Bloomberg Technology” format, Bill Gates spoke to Emily Chang about disinformation in social media, bitcoins and the latest developments in the corona pandemic. Gates tried to remain friendly and obliging at all times. Sometimes that presented him with visible challenges. Gates: Bitcoin hype can have a negative impact on retail investors The most difficult part of the interview dealt with Elon Musk, Tesla and Bitcoin (from minute 7:05). In doing so, he first made it clear that he recognized Tesla as a good company with good products. And he does…

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    E-car: Hyundai Ioniq 5 turns the cockpit into a living room

    The Ioniq 5 is the first electric model of the Ioniq sub-brand founded by Hyundai . Designed as a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle), it is based on the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This creates a flat floor with a movable island in the interior. Two 12.25-inch displays adorn the living room cockpit. With the sub-brand Ioniq (Ion + Unique), Hyundai wants to take on a pioneering role in the field of alternative drives. The Ioniq 5 is the first model of this electric brand and is due to hit the German market in early summer 2021 after today’s presentation. A basic model with “extensive equipment” is planned for 41,900 euros, which comes with a 58 kWh battery…

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    Lenovo Tab P11 in the test: multimedia tablet with Android 10 for 249 euros

    The Tab P11 from Lenovo is a good family tablet for a wide variety of usage scenarios, and its display impresses with pen input and battery life in the test. However, the outdated Android 10 contrasts with these and other positive aspects.   Design and processing The Tab P11 from Lenovo is quite elegant, but its appearance does not come close to its big brother, the P11 Pro . For an RRP from 249 euros, the workmanship is decent, even if the edges of some of the more expensive models are a bit narrower. The 11-inch display, which is not common in the targeted price range, has dimensions of 258.4 × 163.0 mm. This means that the…

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    Corsair MP600 Pro 2 TB in the test: next-gen SSD with almost 2 GB / s in SLC mode

    The NVMe SSD Corsair MP600 Pro relies on the second generation PCIe 4.0 controller from Phison and TLC-NAND. In the test, the drive is not only fast in SLC mode, but also outshines the MP600, especially in TLC write mode. File transfers of several hundred GB are no problem.   MP600 Pro: Corsair’s 2nd generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs In spring 2019, Corsairs MP600 was one of the first SSDs with PCIe 4.0 . Since then, a number of manufacturers have relied on the Phison-developed platform with the Phison E16 controller, which has a peak of 5,000 MB / s for sequential reading and more than 4,000 MB / s for writing. A new generation of…

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    PS5 stock: we will have to wait at least until the second part of 2021

    As expected, the PS5 shortage will continue in 2021. While Sony is reassuring for the second half of the year, it’s not guaranteed that you can easily get your hands on a copy in 2021. As you’ve probably noticed, the Sony PlayStation 5 – along with the Xbox Series X and S – has been nearly impossible to buy since its launch on November 19, 2020. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, a officially mentioned this subject during an interview.   A SHORTAGE THAT WILL LAST IN 2021 During an exchange with the Washington Post and the Financial Times, the boss of PlayStation returned to the last…

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    Password Checkup on Android: Google will prompt you to change your bad passwords

    Thanks to Google’s Password Checkup, Android will now be able to notify you when it notices that you are using a compromised password. The function Checkup Passwords – Password Checkup in English – is available for some time on your Google account. Today, it benefits from deeper integration on Android to strengthen the security of your data. BETTER PASSWORD PROTECTION Google in fact writes the following:   Your login credentials are one of your first lines of defense against intruders, which is why we have integrated the password verification feature in devices running Android 9 and above. This function lets you know if the password you used has been exposed before and what to…

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    Sony reports on PS5’s (new) PlayStation VR

    It’s been just over four years since PlayStation VR arrived with many PS4 gamers . A virtual reality headset “ made in PlayStation ” therefore, which allows you to enjoy a rather large game library, with excellent experiences, but also the possibility of enjoying “ real ” games like Resident Evil VII, AstroBot Rescue Mission, Blood & Truth, Moss … A “new” PlayStation VR for the PS5 Today, Sony wanted to unveil some information about the next generation of PlayStation VR, namely the future headset that will be compatible with the all new PS5. “ Gamers will feel an even stronger sense of presence and be even more immersed in their gaming…

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    LinkedIn is down around the world

    The social network for professionals LinkedIn is currently down . According to the Downdetector site, France like the whole world would be affected. Users can no longer log in, and a server error message is displayed on the screen. In addition, it is no longer possible to perform actions if you had opened the LinkedIn page earlier. The blackout would have started shortly after 7 p.m. in France. It concerns both the site but also the mobile application available on Android and iOS. At 9:30 p.m., the platform is still out of service. On Twitter, the social network’s help page confirmed that it is currently facing a computer problem. LinkedIn specified: “Some members may have a problem accessing LinkedIn…

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    Tesla Model 3 (2021): the complete comparison between the Standard Plus (SR +), the Long Range (LR) and the Performance

    Among the more affordable options in the EV market, the Tesla Model 3 (2021) is arguably the most talked about. Especially since its recent price reduction, the Autonomie Standard Plus model now benefits from the ecological bonus of 7,000 euros. We wanted to address ourselves to those who have decided to buy a Model 3 but who are still hesitating between the different variants: Standard Plus (SR +), Grande Autonomie (LR) and Performance. COMPARISON TABLE BETWEEN STANDARD PLUS (SR +), LONG RANGE (LR) AND PERFORMANCE MODELS Here we are looking at the Model 3 of 2021 , it is the version presented last year and which is currently on the market. AUTONOMY IS THE…

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    VEGAN ON A BUDGET

    Making the change to a vegan diet won’t automatically save you money, but it’s easy enough to plan healthy and enjoyable meals with a budget in mind. There’s a balance, though: The best way to cut back on food expenses is to eat out less frequently and limit pricey convenience foods. But that usually translates to more time spent cooking, and not everyone has that time. Here are a few ideas that will help you save money without spending hours in the kitchen. • Cook beans and grains from scratch but in large enough quantities to stretch for several meals. Leftovers don’t have to be the same old thing. Serve…

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    Telegram: how to enable end-to-end encryption

    Protect your sensitive conversations in instant messaging by enabling end-to-end encryption. Contrary to what everyone seems to believe, Telegram doesn’t encrypt conversations by default, while Signal does. Therefore, new users of the messaging app naively think their exchanges are protected when it is not. Whether for individual or group conversations, end-to-end encryption will need to be enabled manually by the user. Here’s how, in a few quick steps, to protect all your conversations by enabling end-to-end encryption in Telegram. Enable end-to-end encryption on iOS Launch Telegram and open a conversation you want to protect. Then tap on the name of the correspondent or discussion group to access the conversation settings, then tap the More button to display additional…

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    Mercedes: we tried the latest on-board technologies from the manufacturer

    True standard-bearer of the Mercedes range, while waiting for the EQS, the 100% electric sedan, the S-Class remains the technological showcase of the brand and carries a long list of equipment. We were able to try them out.   “S” for “Special”, the Mercedes S-Class is special in more than one way and not just its seventh and latest generation, the technologies of which we are going to present to you today. The S-Class has been, for decades, a car that has become inseparable from the history of the automobile . Since the 1950s and the Type 220, seven generations have followed and three million copies have been sold worldwide. The flagship of the star…

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    MAKING THE TRANSITION TO A VEGAN DIET

    When you go meatless and dairy-free, what on earth do you eat? Some of the best food you’ve ever tasted! It would seem that dropping entire food categories from your menus would leave a diet that feels very restricted. But upon going vegan, many people find that their food horizons actually expand as they explore new menu items like crusty barbecued Indonesian tempeh, sweet almond milk, crispy falafel croquettes, and tangy sesame butter sauce. Dining at a vegan table is anything but dull! But what if exotic fare isn’t your thing? What if you have neither the patience nor time to follow a recipe? That’s fine. You can build healthful…

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