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35 years ago the Senate held hearings on rock lyrics. It was a First Amendment showdown for the ages.

Tipper Gore testifies at the Senate hearings on rock lyrics on September 19, 1985. C-Span It's become known as the "PMRC Senate hearing," or the "Tipper Gore-Frank Zappa hearing," or the "rock-porn hearing." It was September 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Reagan era. Moral panics were the order of the day. Sen. Al Gore's wife, Tipper, was upset that a Prince album she bought for her daughter had risque lyrics. She literally made a federal case out of it. As politicians and their ...
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Fortnite: Save the World For Mac Is Shutting Down Because of Epic's Battle With Apple

Epic Games says Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be playable on macOS beginning on September 23rd because Apple is preventing the game from receiving new updates. The Verge reports: The co-op action shooter was initially released as a paid early access title in 2017. Epic's far more popular free-to-play battle royale will still be playable on Mac, the company says. Epic says Apple is blocking new updates and patches for the macOS version of Save the World, and an upcoming update going out...
Tags: Apple, Tech, World, Epic, Save the World


DC Universe Rebrands as Comic Book Subscription Only, All Original Shows Heading to HBO Max

When HBO Max launched earlier this year and touted the huge catalog of movies, TV shows, and animated series based on DC Comics, it felt like it was only a matter of time before the DC Universe streaming came to an end. The writing on the wall came when Doom Patrol and Harley Quinn became available on HBO Max, and now it’s official: DC Universe will be no more in 2021, and it will be rebranded as DC Universe Infinite, solely a comic book subscription service. The good news is that all the origi...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Dc Comics, World, Harley Quinn, Dc, Jim Lee, Titans, Comic Book/Superhero, DC Universe, Young Justice, Doom Patrol, StarGirl, HBO Max, DC Universe Infinite


How Joe Biden might handle a showdown with North Korea

Former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images North Korea has already issued a number of vivid insults about former Vice President Joe Biden, but in just a few months Biden could be the leader North Korea has to deal with. The World asked two experts on US-North Korea relations what to expect if Biden wins the election, but either way, they said, the next US president will be stuck with the same predicament. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Politics, North Korea, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, World, Kim Jong Un, Un, Kim, Biden, Pyongyang


DC Universe Infinite: DC’s Digital Comic Book Service Rebranded

DC Universe Infinite: DC’s Digital Comic Book Service Rebranded Calling all comic book fans to Explore the Multiverse! DC today announced the evolution of DC Universe into DC Universe Infinite, a premium digital comic book service set to launch on January 21, 2021. With access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC Universe Infinite subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, member access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months aft...
Tags: Comics, TV, Movies, Kaley Cuoco, World, TV News, Streaming, Harley Quinn, Dc, Max, Jim Lee, Barbara Gordon, DC Universe, Warner Bros Animation, Young Justice Seasons, HBO Max


Epic Games Announces 'Fortnite: Save the World' Will No Longer Be Playable on macOS

Epic Games has announced that "Fortnite: Save the World" will no longer be playable on macOS, after Apple terminated ‌Epic Games‌' developer account. Fortnite has been in violation of the ‌App Store‌ rules since August 13, when it introduced a direct payment option that skirted Apple's in-app purchase system by allowing payments directly to ‌‌Epic Games‌‌. Shortly after Epic blatantly disregarded ‌‌App Store‌‌ policies, Apple pulled the app from the ‌‌App Store‌‌, leading to a lawsuit from Ep...
Tags: Apple, World, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Homebase, Save the World, Fortnite, macOS, Epic Games vs. Apple, Fortnite Epic Games vs Apple


8 Netflix Nature Documentaries To Watch And Explore The World

Travel around the globe from your couch.
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The Morning Watch: Making a Paunch Burger from ‘Parks and Recreation’, VFX Artists React to ‘The World’s End’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how to make the artery clogging Paunch Burger from the series Parks and Recreation. Plus, see what VFX artists think of the visual effects used in movies like The World’s End, Charlie’s Angels Full ...
Tags: Movies, Indiana, World, Conan, Parks and Recreation, Visual Effects, Conan O Brien, Charlie, Roll Hall of Fame, CLEVELAND Ohio, Video Of The Day, 2001:-A-Space-Odyssey, Babish, Conan-OBrien, The World's End, The Morning Watch


As Wildfires Rage, Portland’s Air Quality Is Currently The Worst In The World

Seattle, San Francisco, and Vancouver also have some of the world's worst air pollution because of the deadly wildfires.
Tags: News, World, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle San Francisco


8 reasons why you should move your startup to Cork

In a post-COVID recession, new global startup ecosystems are going to be vital to boosting the economy. Founders and entrepreneurs who are looking to relocate their startups should consider a number of factors, including a city with ready access to angel and venture capital funding, as well as a collaborative climate that will support startups. The City of Cork, as the second-largest economic hub in Ireland and one of the only English-speaking cities in the Euro-zone, is quickly becoming a top c...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Tech, World, Ireland, Cork, City of Cork


Peaty’s tubeless valves now compatible with tire inserts, plus spoke key cap

Peaty’s have updated their original tubeless valve offering to bring you tire insert compatibility, a World first spoke key cap and no fewer than 11 Chris King colorways to choose from. Available in two lengths, 42mm and 60mm, and covered by Peaty’s Valves for Life Warranty, surely there’s no reason to look any further. Let’s […] The post Peaty’s tubeless valves now compatible with tire inserts, plus spoke key cap appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, World, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Chris King, Peaty


Dieselgate’s cost Volkswagen over $30 billion, now its former CEO faces conviction

A German court today ordered former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to stand trial on charges of organized commercial fraud over his alleged involvement in the ‘dieselgate’ emissions rigging scandal. In 2015 the US formally charged Volkswagen with defrauding the US government and consumers after it was discovered certain models claiming to use ‘clean diesel‘ technology used illegal software to cheat emissions tests. Winterkorn and four unnamed alleged co-conspirators are charged with the creati...
Tags: Startups, US, Tech, World, Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, Winterkorn


Dieslegate’s cost Volkswagen over $30 billion, now its former CEO faces conviction

A German court today ordered former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to stand trial on charges of organized commercial fraud over his alleged involvement in the ‘dieselgate’ emissions rigging scandal. In 2015 the US formally charged Volkswagen with defrauding the US government and consumers after it was discovered certain models claiming to use ‘clean diesel‘ technology used illegal software to cheat emissions tests. Winterkorn and four unnamed alleged co-conspirators are charged with the creati...
Tags: Startups, US, Tech, World, Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, Winterkorn


Giant Cloud of Incompetence Hangs Over California

Giant clouds are hanging over California and blotting out the sun. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds are a type of cumulonimbus cloud that forms above a source of heat, such as a wildfire. The size and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, California, Government, World, Innovation, Risks


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The World’s Longest Glass-Bottom Bridge Stretches Across the Lianjiang River in China (Thanks to John Lobert)
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8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare

With the demand for tech skills continuously growing across the board, there’s no shortage of new domains where software developers can look for new careers. Perhaps one of the most exciting — and critical — industries where developers can look to expand their horizons is the healthcare sector. The coronavirus pandemic has put serious strain on medical and healthcare infrastructures across the globe and has shown us just how much space there is for innovation in the field. From old-school web an...
Tags: Startups, Tech, World, Design & Dev


Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead The post Death in small-town America appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: America, World, United States, Donald Trump, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Funeral Homes, Coronavirus Deaths, Coughlin Funeral Home, Dean Sulpy, George Layton


'World's End Club' Debuts on Apple Arcade, Three More Games Coming Soon

This week's addition to Apple Arcade is World's End Club, described as a new type of action-adventure game that fuses a thrilling story with 2D side-scrolling action. The game is available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. World's End Club revolves around a group of "oddball kids" from Japan who get into an accident while on a bus for a class trip. When they wake up, they find they are trapped in an abandoned theme park under the sea. Suddenly, a mysterious clown appears and orders the ...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Mac, World, Danganronpa, Apple Arcade, Kotaro Uchikoshi, Kazutaka Kodaka, World s End Club, Apple TV World s End Club


A pretty chart showing Norway and Sweden’s top EVs of the moment

Compared to the rest of Europe, Nordic countries are leading the way when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). According to figures from the OFV, Norway’sroad traffic information council, nearly half of all new car sales in the country this year were EVs. Over the border in Sweden, figures from the country’s traffic licensing body, the BIL, showed that EVs make up around 10% of all new car sales. The average across the whole of Europe, however, is somewhere around 4%. Norway and ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Sweden, Cars, World, Norway, Shift, Bil, Europe Nordic


Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo terror attacks that stunned France

14 people accused of helping jihadist gunmen storm the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket went on trial on Wednesday, five years after three days of terror sent shock waves through France The post Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo terror attacks that stunned France appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, Islamic State, Syria, World, Jihadists, Charlie Hebdo, Openaccess, Top Six


Russia has lessons for Americans about tearing down statues

People step on the head of the statue of the founder of the KGB, Felix Dzerzhinsky, after it was toppled in Moscow, August 23, 1991. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s featured another kind of downfall: that of the country's many statues honoring Soviet leaders.Some Russians say the way they've dealt with those statues, and the legacies they reflect, could inform how Americans grapple with the histories behind their own monuments.Visit Busi...
Tags: Politics, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, World, Moscow, Statues, Ussr, Vladimir Lenin, Stalin, FELIX, Soviet Union, KGB, Lenin, Josef Stalin


PS5 Faces An Apparent Delay: Initial launch in USA/Canada, Delayed For Rest Of The World

PS5 faces an apparent delay, initial launch expected in USA/Canada followed by the rest of the world The post PS5 Faces An Apparent Delay: Initial launch in USA/Canada, Delayed For Rest Of The World appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, World, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Xbox, Consoles, USA Canada, PS5


EVs aren’t worse for the environment than regular cars — so stop trying to prove it

Electric vehicles are sold as a more sustainable option than combustion engine vehicles. Many studies have shown that over their life, EVs are better for the environment. They’re not perfect, but they’re a very good step in the right direction. But that doesn’t seem to stop some from trying to prove the opposite. As German news outlet De Spiegel reports, a recent study by the IFO, a Munich-based economic research think-tank, claimed that a Mercedes-Benz C-class diesel produces fewer CO2 emission...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, World, Munich, Shift, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Model, IFO, De Spiegel


We asked 3 CEOs what tech trends will dominate post-COVID

In a globalized world, we’ve become accustomed to doing business, buying products, and traveling across the globe at lightning speed.  But the introduction of social distancing measures this year suddenly placed major barriers on movement. This caused a rapid acceleration in the transition to digital and the adoption of emerging tech, as society quickly adapted to this new reality. Although more and more cities and businesses are opening up again, this period of rapid transformation has left its...
Tags: Startups, Tech, World, Dutch Disruptors


Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news in battle over media law

Australians would be stopped from posting local and international articles on Facebook and Instagram, the company said, claiming the move was "not our first choice" but the "only way to protect against an outcome that defies logic". The post Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news in battle over media law appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Media, Australia, Social Media, World, Media law, Openaccess, Rod Sims


Bill Arnett, Dead At 81, Brought Unknown Southern Black Artists To The World’s Attention

Among the artists whose works he bought, exhibited, and donated to museums (and to some of whom he paid regular stipends) were Thornton Dial Sr., Lonnie Holley, Bessie Harvey, Mose Tolliver, and the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama — and he would compare their art to that of Rauschenberg, Johns and de Kooning. His efforts did not go without criticism, though, including accusations of white paternalism and enthusiasm to the point of pushiness. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Alabama, People, World, Thornton, 08.27.20, Bill Arnett Dead, Lonnie Holley Bessie Harvey Mose Tolliver, Rauschenberg Johns


Netflix Unveils Trailer & Key Art for The Babysitter: Killer Queen

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix unveils trailer & key art for The Babysitter: Killer Queen After giving audiences an early look at the horror sequel with first-look photos earlier this month, Netflix has unveiled the first trailer and key art for The Babysitter: Killer Queen, which is set to debut on the streaming service next month. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Netflix Unveils First-Look Images & Premiere for Babysitter Sequel PB = PB |...
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TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits company

Mayer's resignation comes days after TikTok filed a lawsuit challenging a crackdown by the US government over claims the wildly popular social media app can be used to spy on Americans. The post TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits company appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Microsoft, US, World, Donald Trump, Oracle, Openaccess, Mayer, Sci-tech, Kevin Mayer, Top Six, Bytedance, Tiktok, Vanessa Pappas, International Emergency Economic Powers Act


Google Career Certificates

Google has career certificates that can replace the four-year degree. People can complete the 3 to 6 month online programs that are taught by google employees. The certifications are currently for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Nikki Bella, Brie Bella Reveal Their Baby Boys’ Names To The World

The "Total Bellas" stars, who gave birth one day apart, named their sons Mateo Artemovich Chigvintsev and Buddy Dessert.
Tags: News, World, Nikki Bella Brie Bella, Mateo Artemovich Chigvintsev