Decades later, these remakes haven’t fixed their racial representation issues

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Enlarge / Barret was a complex character in Final Fantasy VII. Then you hear him speak in the remake…

April saw the release of both Final Fantasy VII Remake (FF7R) and Trials of Mana, two 20-plus-year-old roleplaying games recreated for modern times. These re-imaginings have received solid receptions from both critics and players and introduced these titles to a new generation of potential fans.

But despite all the changes introduced in the intervening decades, both remakes unfortunately still include some of the same issues present in their original inspirations. Specifically, these games still do a poor job

How to run Python apps on any platform

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How to run Python

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Want to know how to run Python? It sounds simple, but it can actually be tricky to figure this out. In this post, we’ll discuss how to test your Python code, as well as how to run Python in other contexts: online for example, or as a packaged app.

Sometimes, the thing holding you back from learning to code can be extremely simple. I remember wanting to learn to program when I was younger – or learning to take what I’d learned from BASIC on the ZX Spectrum and apply that to a modern

Panasonic RZ-S500W review: top-tier noise cancelling

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Panasonic has spent years refining its lineup of audio gear, and it proves just what it’s capable of with the new Panasonic RZ-S500W earbuds. They’re not only more affordable than the heavy-hitters from Apple and Sony, but the RZ-S500W actually beat the competition in a few categories like active noise cancellation. Let’s dig in and see what else there is to love about these buds.

This Panasonic RZ-S500W review comes from the audio experts at our sister site SoundGuys. Check out their in-depth take on the RZ-S500W true wireless earbuds.

Who should get the Panasonic RZ-S500W?

How to concatenate a string in python and more

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How to concatenate strings in Python

Python is one of the easiest programming languages to get to grips with, and also one of the most powerful and in-demand. Learning Python is not only fun then, but also a fantastic career move. One of the first concepts you’ll need to familiarize yourself with to that end is how to use strings. In this post, you’ll learn how to create, change, and concatenate strings in Python.

Also read: How to round in Python

So… what’s a string?

In case you’re scratching your head, a string is a variable that represents a series of alphanumeric characters and symbols. This

Ubisoft’s “most powerful creative force” resigns in wake of sweeping allegations

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Enlarge / Ubisoft’s Montreal headquarters.

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Ubisoft’s chief creative officer tendered his resignation from the video game publisher behind series like Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed on Saturday, one day before its biggest gaming-reveal event of the year.

Longtime CCO Serge Hascoet, described by Bloomberg game industry reporter Jason Schreier as Ubisoft’s “most powerful creative force” and “the man in charge of ALL of their games,” is leaving the company effective immediately, Schreier confirmed. Ubisoft’s global HR chief Cecile Cornet and Ubisoft Canada’s managing director Yannis Mallat also announced their intentions to “step down” from

This self-driving startup built a “car without wheels” for remote driving

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The ideal self-driving car would drive itself all the time, in all situations. But achieving that goal in practice is difficult—so difficult, in fact, that most self-driving companies have provisions for human backup to help cars get out of tricky or confusing situations.

But companies are often secretive about exactly how these systems work. Perhaps they worry that providing details—or even admitting they exist—will cast their self-driving technology in an unflattering light.

So it was refreshing to see the self-driving startup Voyage unveil its remote driving console as if it was announcing a major new product—which, in a sense, it

Honor 30 Pro Plus review: An upgraded Huawei P40

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You have to hand it to Huawei. While geopolitical wrangling continues to plague its fortunes, the Chinese giant has pressed ahead and continued to launch new phones with barely a break in its stride.

That implacable attitude has also carried over to its sub-brand, Honor. The latest phone(s) to emerge from the youth-orientated company is the Honor 30 series.

In this review, we’ll be casting our critical eye over the Honor 30 Pro Plus — an impressively spec’d phone that sees Honor’s portfolio edging closer than ever to Huawei’s own premium offerings.

Can it overcome all the challenges in

Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip may have been fully revealed in these latest leaks 

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We knew a 5G variant of Samsung’s vertically folding Galaxy Z Flip clamshell was on the way, after the first images leaked earlier this month. Now, we have an entire leaked video and a set of rumors about the new “Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G” that seems to leave nothing to the imagination — and suggest it might be ready for Samsung’s upcoming August 5th Galaxy Unpacked event.

Basically, it looks like it’ll be practically the same folding phone but with a faster processor and 5G.

Based on phone leaker Evan Blass’ video — which shows the phone from

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