Atari returns

Plus: Scientists make a Y chromosome breakthrough
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In today's edition:

// Y chromosome

// Atari

// Driverless bus

// The music industry

46 Years Later, Atari Revives Its Most Iconic Console With Modern Upgrades | Inverse

“Staying true to its iconic 1977 design, the Atari 2600+ keeps the fake wood grain panel and is compatible with actual Atari 2600 and 7800 cartridges. Don’t own any OG Atari cartridges? Not a problem! The Atari 2600+ comes with a 10-in-1 game cartridge with classics like Missile Command, Video Pinball, and Yars’ Revenge. No Pac-Man, Space Invaders, or Frogger, though, but if you still have the original cartridges, you can go crazy."

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As well as 24-hour robotaxis, San Francisco now has a driverless bus service too | Business Insider

"Just a week after allowing robotaxis to operate around the clock, San Francisco has launched box-shaped bus will operate on a fixed route on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to serve its 2,000 residents."

Scientists finally uncover complete Y-chromosome sequence | Interesting Engineering

“Scientists have cracked the Y chromosome mystery, providing a full genetic map of the male sex chromosome. This breakthrough will help us decode conditions ranging from infertility to cancer.”

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How robots are replacing talent scouts in the crisis-ridden music industry | The Telegraph

“...the wild days of being an A&R scout appear to be over. The rise of social media and streaming sites like TikTok and Spotify mean that the Next Big Thing is as likely to be found online as on-stage. Some industry insiders talk of labels’ A&R departments being stuffed with desk-based young people analysing internet traffic to uncover future pop stars. Data mining is replacing venue hopping as the modus operandi, people argue."

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