Second Life’s creator is returning to advise the original metaverse company

The creator of one of the earliest and most enduringly iconic virtual worlds is returning to his roots. Second Life’s founder Philip Rosedale will rejoin the company he founded in 1999 as a strategic advisor after High Fidelity, the spatial audio company Rosedale co-founded in 2013, invested in Second Life’s developer Linden Lab. The deal includes an unspecified cash investment, relevant patents and some members of its development team.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 5:31pm
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Software stocks give up even more ground

Quick blog here to update you on some pretty important movements in the market. Today, in a nasty day for stocks generally, shares of software and cloud companies took a pounding.

In numerical terms, the Nasdaq Composite lost 2.51%, per CNBC data. That’s a very bad day for a huge, critical category of publicly traded wealth. And then the Bessemer Cloud Index, our favorite method of tracking a more targeted basket of modern software concerns, tanked 5.45% during regular trading.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:48pm
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Row, row, row your phone, gently, ’till it’s charged

Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has shredded supply chains and gym memberships alike, it was mildly surreal to see professional-grade gym machine company SportsArt launch a rowing machine that can pump energy back into the grid. Like a wind turbine or a solar panel, except powered by pecs, deltoids and trapeziuses.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:35pm
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7 Things to Consider When Buying an Instant Camera

Some of the first personal cameras that were ever released were instant cameras. They're easy to use, fun, and having a physical photograph brings much more value than one that lives on your smartphone. Instant cameras have grown in popularity even in the age of affordable digital cameras and smartphones. But which instant camera should you choose?

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 4:00pm
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How to Make App-Specific Hotkeys With AutoHotkey

Isn't it annoying when almost identical apps use different key combinations to achieve the same outcome? Even worse, don't you hate it when a piece of software insists on using obscure keyboard shortcuts without offering an option to remap them? Wouldn't it be great to have absolute control over how your keyboard functions in every application? Well, that's possible, thanks to AutoHotkey.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:45pm
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