It is not Netflix for Games

Google re-emphasized that you’ll be able to use any games you purchase, even if Stadia is discontinued down the road. At the same time, Doronichev said Google is “super committed” to the platform. “We have hundreds of passionate people who have spent years building it. We’ve invested a ton in tech, infrastructure and content.”

Google’s $10 Stadia Pro plan includes one free game per month

Boek televisie

Trailer for His Dark Materials by BBC/HBO

Please don’t mess this up. Pretty please.

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Neuralink is recruiting

For Musk, the central problem of interacting with AI is actually “bandwidth.” You can take in information much more quickly than you put push it out via your voice or your thumbs. Hence, his goal is for this system to allow humans to more quickly communicate with machines directly from their brains.

Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them


A Moment of Zen

We’re on holiday in Tenerife. After the morning struggle of reserving seats at the pool, we go for breakfast and right after that, I have my little moment of zen.

The island has a climate unlike the one I’m used to. The morning has an amazing chill and the day turns hot quickly only to bring out everyone on the streets when it cools down again. Which it does, but it never gets really cold, just that awesome sweet spot of around 25 degrees, which is perfect for someone coming from Belgium.

Right after breakfast the streets are still empty, except for runners and other people having the same ritual as I do: go and fetch a newspaper. It’s something my father also did and truth be told, the newspaper isn’t what’s driving me out there. It’s those 15 minutes of me-time. It’s wandering those empty streets that are so alive at night. It’s looking at the mountains that form the background.

Mountains didn’t have that effect on me when I was younger. Huge piles of rock, so what. I don’t know what changed or when, but looking at them now gives me some sort of peace. It makes me feel tiny, but in a good way.

Monday we’re going up the biggest one here, the vulcano Teide. When we get there it’ll be turning dark and we’ll be in the second best spot in the world to watch the stars. I can’t wait to sit down with Evelyne and the kids for that one. I just hope it doesn’t ruin my Moment of Zen the next day.


The first day

Sometimes having kids is exhausting. “Stop stalling!”, “How many times do I have to say NO?”,  “That’s no reason to cry, stop the drama!”, “You just drank water a minute ago, get in bed!”

But today, I picked our eldest up from school. When I entered, I saw all the kids watching TV but he wasn’t with them. I was sitting all by himself, coloring. “He wanted to finish the drawing”, one of the women looking after them told me. I went and sat down next to him. He was nearly done. I asked him who the drawing was for and he said it was for the woman who just talked to me. He finished up and went over to her to give it. She didn’t expect it and was clearly moved by it.

If you hear a parent complain about children and ending it with “but it’s worth it”, this is the type of thing they’re referring to. Might sound simple enough, but I can’t be more proud, of both of them really.

My first day at the new job was awesome, but this takes the cake.