The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 5th, 2023 evening edition

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Following days of speculation, Insider Gaming can report that there’s a new PlayStation Handheld in development.

Codenamed the Q Lite, the next PlayStation handheld is the next piece of Sony hardware that aims to be yet another piece of hardware that requires the PlayStation 5.

Insider Gaming understands that the Q Lite is not a cloud-streaming device, but instead uses Remote Play with the PlayStation 5 – A feature the console giant has been pushing these past couple of weeks.

Sporting adaptive streaming up to 1080p and 60FPS, the new device will require constant connectivity to the internet.

Ironically though, this “second phase” is very much true for Sony’s hardware offerings, with the new detachable disc drive PlayStation 5, Project Nomad (wireless earphones), Project Voyager (wireless headset), and Q Lite (handheld) all scheduled to release within a very short period.

It’s understood that the PlayStation 5 Pro is aiming for a holiday 2024 release.

So whenever Sony’s next PlayStation Showcase will be, it’s seemingly going to be a big one. »

Video: Ocean Cleanup removes 200,000th kilogram of plastic from the Pacific Ocean

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The organization's plastic catching efforts have now fished more than 200,000 kilograms of plastic out of the Pacific Ocean, Ocean Cleanup said on Twitter.

BREAKING: 200,000 kg of plastic extracted from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

With that, the Ocean Cleanup team said it reached the "exciting milestone" of 200,000 kilograms pulled from the Pacific Ocean. »

Maya beekeepers blame Bayer-Monsanto for deaths of 300,000 bees

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Beekeepers in Campeche are blaming agrochemical testing linked to Bayer-Monsanto for the deaths of more than 300,000 bees in their apiaries.

The mass bee death affected around 100 apiaries and up to 2,500 hives in San Francisco Suctuc and Crucero Oxá, in the municipality of Hopelchén.

A 2016 study by the Autonomous University of Campeche (UAC) found agrochemicals in the groundwater of 17 Hopelchén communities near Mennonite fields. »

Carson Briere booted from NCAA hockey team after charges laid in wheelchair incident

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Carson Briere, the 23-year-old son of Gatineau hockey great Daniel Briere, has been officially removed from the Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team, a Division 1 team in the NCAA.

Briere was temporarily suspended from the Mercyhurst Lakers hockey team shortly after security footage of him shoving an unoccupied wheelchair down a staircase at a bar in Erie, Pa., went viral.

On Monday night, Mercyhurst Athletics announced that Briere “has been removed” from the university’s hockey team. »

The changing balance in the Indian Ocean

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A new axis among Moscow, Beijing and Tehran might bring major changes to geopolitics in the Indian Ocean.

The British Empire saw a Russian threat to its hold over India and a challenge to its dominance in the Indian Ocean.

Russian access to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, China’s developing influence in the Middle East and the “unholy” axis of Moscow, Tehran and Beijing are additional factors challenging existing spheres of interest. »