Sony Slashes PlayStation VR2 Headset Output After Pre-Orders Disappoint

(Bloomberg) — Sony Group Corp . reduced projections for the initial launch of its PlayStation VR2 headset dramatically after early pre-orders disappointed, signaling little improvement for the hyped-but-unproven virtual reality sector. The company halved its forecast for shipments of the PSVR2, which is set for a Feb. 22 release, this quarter to about a million … Read more

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF lifts global growth forecasts | International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its 2023 global growth outlook slightly due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict zero-COVID strategy. The IMF said global growth would still fall to 2.9 percent in 2023 from 3.4 percent in 2022, … Read more

Wagner defector sheds light on brutality in Ukraine

Oslo, Norway CNN — A former Wagner mercenary says the brutality he witnessed in Ukraine ultimately pushed him to defect, in an exclusive CNN interview on Monday. Wagner fighters were often sent into battle with little direction, and the company’s treatment of reluctant recruits was ruthless, Andrei Medvedev told CNN’s Anderson Cooper from Norway’s capital … Read more

New publishing initiative provides open access

Today, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) announced a new transformative open access publishing agreement that will provide open access to new research conducted by Canadian scientists. This three-year agreement is an essential first step to a “made in Canada” approach to the publication of open access research, and will … Read more

Prime Minister stands behind newly appointed special representative on combating Islamophobia

Amira Elghawaby, a human-rights advocate and journalist, pointed out that the specific sentence from a 2019 article co-authored that has raised ire – that Quebeckers appeared to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiment – ​​was not her opinion, but rather, a description of a poll’s findings.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood by … Read more

Law society schedules vote after 50 lawyers petition to get rid of mandatory Indigenous course

The fate of a required Indigenous course for Alberta lawyers is at risk after a group petitioned the Law Society of Alberta (LSA) to remove a rule that allows the regulator to mandate legal education. Currently, all Alberta lawyers are required to take a free, five-hour online course called The Path, which teaches Indigenous cultural … Read more

Big Oil Reports Record Profits, But There’s A Catch

Big Oil had a record year in 2022, earning billions from the imbalance between oil and gas demand and supply, and from the massive uncertainty that geopolitical events and decisions in Europe precipitated. The record profits drove higher dividends and lofty share buyback plans. They are also drawing highly unwanted attention from governments. And this … Read more