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Sony and Microsoft's loot box crackdown means big changes for 2020 games

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will require videogame publishers to disclose drop rates for all games that include loot boxes in order to be released on the big t...

Sony and Microsoft's loot box crackdown means big changes for 2020 games

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Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are taking a stand on 'loot boxes' by forcing new games to disclose their odds (MSFT, SNE, NTDOY) Blizzard Entertainment Loot boxes are digital merchandise that offer a mix of randomized video game rewards at a fixed price. Video game companies have defended the use of "surprise mechanics" like loot boxes, and these sorts of microtransactions ha...
04:13, 08/08/2019

ESA Says Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony will be required to implement new policies requiring the disclosure of all loot box odds for games on their platforms....
23:00, 08/07/2019

Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo team up to force loot box odds disclosures Enlarge (credit: Yuki Shimazu / Flickr) Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony will start requiring new and updated games that sell randomized loot boxes on their consoles to reveal the relative odds of getting individual in-game items through those loot bo...
23:52, 08/07/2019

Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony will make game devs disclose loot box odds The three major console makers -- Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony -- have come together to pledge new regulations requiring games to disclose loot box odds.Read More...
00:39, 08/08/2019

Sony CEO: The PS5 will prioritize AAA games over indie games Indie games may take a bit of a backseat on the PlayStation 5 at launch as Sony has recently stated that the company will invest in marketing for bigger AAA games, new features like 8K and focus on ‘serious gamers’.The comments were rep...
05:39, 07/02/2019

Belgian loot box decision takes down some of Nintendo’s mobile games An example of the randomized hero summons in Fire Emblem Heroes Nintendo has become the latest publisher affected by a 2018 decision by Belgium's Gaming Commission to treat games with randomized loot boxes as an illegal form of gambling. The publish...
19:13, 05/22/2019

Nintendo pulls two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box laws Nintendo is pulling two of its popular mobile games in Belgium due to the nation's anti-gambling laws aimed at loot boxes. Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be removed from app stores on August 27th, according to an announ...
23:39, 05/21/2019

Senate bill would ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids Efforts to crack down on loot boxes in the US might be underway in earnest. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill, the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, that would bar games from including paid loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics and othe...
21:00, 05/08/2019

US lawmakers seek to ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids Loot boxes remain one of the most controversial topics in gaming, and now lawmakers in the US are planning to ban paid loot boxes in titles aimed at kids.Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has put forward a bill called the Protecting Children from Abusive ...
17:13, 05/09/2019

What Microsoft and Sony’s streaming partnership means for gaming’s future Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty / Hanna-Barbera) In a rare move, console rivals Microsoft and Sony announced a major collaboration on Thursday to join forces on a potentially huge new gaming sector: the cloud. The companies announced today t...
22:39, 05/16/2019

Video game ‘loot boxes’ would be outlawed in many games under forthcoming federal bill Video games popular among kids would be prohibited from offering "loot boxes," or randomized assortments of digital weapons, clothing and other items that can be purchased for a fee, under new federal legislation previewed by Republican Sen. Josh Haw...
20:39, 05/08/2019

You Can Now Read The Proposed Senate Bill That Would Ban Loot Boxes In Games Aimed At Kids As expected, Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has introduced a bill that would ban the inclusion of “pay-to-win microtransactions and sales of loot boxes in minor-oriented games.” It would not affect cosmetic items and also has a long way...
23:39, 05/23/2019

PS4 PS Plus Games SALE: PlayStation games going cheap in Sony Summer sale PlayStation Plus subscribers can save the most in Sony's Summer Sale. But even if you don't have PS Plus, there's loads of savings to be found in the new PlayStation sale....
14:39, 07/25/2019

Angst over 'pay to win' prompts FTC workshop on loot boxes in video games The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a public workshop Wednesday to discuss the use of 'loot boxes' in video games.       ...
04:13, 08/08/2019

Sony to buy 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games PlayStation console maker Sony Interactive Entertainment said on Monday it would buy privately held Insomniac Games Inc, known for developing games such as Marvel's "Spider-Man" and third-person shooter "Ratchet & Clank" franchise....
00:00, 08/20/2019

Sony to Buy Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games Sony Interactive Entertainment on Monday announced a deal to buy Insomniac Games, the studio behind hot-selling Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank video games....
10:26, 08/20/2019

PS5 vs Xbox Scarlett Specs: Is PlayStation 5 more powerful than Microsofts next console? New information is starting to surface about the power of the PlayStation 5 machine compared to main rival Xbox Scarlett - at least, that's if new reports from industry experts can be believed....
09:13, 06/21/2019

New Documents Show Power Games Behind China’s Tiananmen Crackdown A book released in Hong Kong reveals how after the 1989 massacre, China’s top officials united to denounce an ousted leader and embrace a darkly wary worldview....
05:13, 05/31/2019

PS5: all the games, specs, news, and rumors for Sony’s Playstation 5 There's a new PlayStation coming. Whether it's called the PS5, PlayStation 5 or something else remains to be seen, but there's new gaming hardware on the way from Sony, confirmed by Mark Cerny, the key architect of the next-gen console...
18:00, 05/15/2019

Sony’s best-selling Infamous series did X-Men games better than the actual X-Men For decades, superheroes had the worst luck when it came to video games, the X-Men chief among them. There are a few welcome outliers—Raven Software’s X-Men Legends duology remains a classic, Wolverine’s game adaptation for his first solo movie has i...
19:13, 06/07/2019

Sony is acquiring Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games Sony Interactive Entertainment announces plans to acquire Marvel's Spider-Man developer Insomniac games. The studio joins Sony WWS upon the deal's close.Read More...
23:39, 08/19/2019

Sony Buys Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games Sony has purchased the California-based game studio Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man on PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says....
07:39, 08/20/2019

Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop new image sensors....
19:39, 05/16/2019

Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games Sony Interactive took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, announcing that it had acquired Insomniac Games, the studio behind last year's PS4 smash-hit Spider-Man....
02:26, 08/20/2019

Sony studio will turn PlayStation games into movies and shows Sony is no longer content to wait for media giants to produce shows based on its games. The company has formed a PlayStation Productions studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on games. Sony Studios will help distribute the material, bu...
17:52, 05/20/2019

PS4 Free Games Download: Try this new PlayStation exclusive from Sony this week One of Sony's most successful new titles has a pretty robust trial going live on the PlayStation Store this weekend - here's what you need to know about this exciting new demo....
08:39, 07/20/2019

Insomniac Games acquired by Sony, calls out “a special relationship” Enlarge / One of these PlayStation controller icons is not like the other. Insomniac Games' logo, third from the left, is now an official part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment family. (credit: Sony / Sam Machkovech) Insomniac Games, one of Pla...
01:39, 08/20/2019

Sony launches production company to make movies out of PlayStation games That Sonic The Hedgehog movie is all anyone wants to talk about, so video game movies are obviously a big deal once again. Perhaps with that in mind, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new film and TV production studio called PlayStation ...
23:26, 05/20/2019

Microsoft and Sony team up for video games in the cloud, but what's it mean for gamers? Microsoft and Sony battle it out console video game dominance. But they are teaming up to make cloud gaming services as good as video streaming.        ...
14:00, 05/18/2019

Australia sues Sony for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games Global video game company Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd broke Australian consumer law by telling customers they could not get a refund for faulty PlayStation games, Australia's consumer watchdog said in a lawsuit....
04:13, 05/29/2019

PS Plus May 2019 FREE PS4 Game REVEALED: Sony announces May PlayStation Plus games PlayStation Plus May 2019 free games will be revealed on Wednesday. Here's when Sony will make the PS Plus announcement and what we're expecting to see....
10:26, 05/02/2019

Sony discounts tons of PlayStation games in its latest flash sale Hot on the heels of its major Days of Play E3 sale and adding a bunch of games to its PlayStation Hits lineup, Sony is back at it with a Flash Sale on a wealth of PS4, PS3 and Vita games. As you'd expect, PS4 gets the lion's share. Among th...
22:13, 06/21/2019

Sony is pulling PES 2019 from this month's PlayStation Plus free games line-up If you're a PS4 owner and PlayStation Plus subscriber hoping to settle down with a quality football simulator next month, you're out of luck. In an unprecedented move, Sony is swapping out its line-up of PS Plus games for July.Subscribers h...
09:39, 07/03/2019

PS4 Games Blow: Bad News for Sony fans - this major exclusive may be coming to Xbox One It looks like a game that was initially billed as a PlayStation exclusive could be coming to Xbox One as well - at least if a mysterious new listing is to be believed....
18:52, 06/08/2019

PS4 FREE Games Update: New download is good news for PlayStation 4 owners and Sony VR PS4 owners have some great news and soon they will be able to play one of the best PlayStation VR games without paying for a VR headset, thanks to this excellent free update....
11:26, 05/25/2019

President Trump Calls for Crackdown on Violent Video Games, Mental Health Reforms After Shootings President Donald Trump called for a crackdown on violent video games and reforms to mental health laws, arguing that “mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” in a speech from the White House after mass shootings in El P...
17:00, 08/05/2019

PS4 Free Games Bonus: New PS Plus July freebie added after Sony's PES 2019 lineup change PS4 PS Plus subscribers can grab another PlayStation Plus freebie in July. It's not quite the PES 2019 free game we were originally promised, but it's still likely to please Pro Evo fans....
08:00, 07/12/2019

Winged Foot’s US Open history means plenty of 2020 intrigue PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tickets are already on sale for the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, and they probably won’t last long. By the time next June rolls around next year, it figures to be a wide-open tournament with players ge...
10:26, 06/18/2019

PS5 games news: Bad news Xbox, Sony PlayStation could bring back this huge game exclusive Sony looks like it could be staffing up to bring back a massive PlayStation exclusive franchise - here's what you need to know about the studio's potential future plans....
12:52, 07/05/2019

What's next: Pan Am Games athletes ponder Tokyo 2020 From facing elite competition to hanging out at the athletes' village, the 2019 Pan American Games was a vital experience for those hoping to shine in sport's biggest stage, the Olympics....
08:39, 08/14/2019

What's next: Pan Am Games' athletes ponder Tokyo 2020 From facing elite competition to hanging out at the athletes' village, the 2019 Pan American Games was a vital experience for those hoping to shine in sport's biggest stage, the Olympics....
03:13, 08/14/2019

'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020 A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year....
16:13, 06/17/2019

IOC lifts ban on Kuwait ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games Kuwaiti athletes will compete at next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics under their country's flag after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday lifted its suspension of the nations after almost four years....
19:26, 07/05/2019

Sony TV lineup 2019: every Sony Bravia and Master Series set coming this year Sony has a bumper year for its TV ranges ahead, with refreshes of its 4K HDR sets and upgrades to both its LCD and OLED TVs in store. And now that Sony's confirmed pricing and release dates for near all their sets, this guide is packed with ever...
16:26, 04/29/2019

The best Sony phones of 2019: find the right Sony Xperia smartphone for you Sony has a fantastically loyal fan base for its smartphones, but even if you're not fully aligned with the Xperia way of doing things there are some enticing handsets on offer and we're here to find the best Sony phone for you.Its high-end ...
18:13, 04/29/2019

2020 Olympic Games: Tokyo's crisis-ridden preparations With just one year to go before the 2020 Summer Olympics, host city Tokyo would like you to believe that preparations are going according to plan. However, a number of crises are causing headaches for the organizers....
17:26, 07/22/2019

IOC proposes Tokyo 2020 Games boxing plan without AIBA The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics as it looks to run them without the suspended international boxing federation AIBA....
20:00, 06/19/2019

| IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 games budget cuts Tokyo 2020 can make further reductions to its budget despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Games....
14:39, 05/21/2019

The Hunger Games Prequel Book Out 2020, Movie in the Works The Hunger Games world is expanding, with a new prequel book set 64 years before the start of the original set to be published May 2020. A film adaptation of the same is also in the works....
10:39, 06/18/2019

IOC approves exclusion of boxing body from Tokyo 2020 Games The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday officially took over the boxing qualification and competition for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics and suspended international boxing federation AIBA following a vote at its session....
13:26, 06/26/2019

PS4 Secret Game News: Mystery Sony PlayStation project teased by Sony Boss Shuhei Yoshida? Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has been visiting developers around the world - and we think that could mean work on the first slate of PS5 game is starting to power up....
12:26, 06/02/2019

MLB scraps 2020 Asia opener; Manfred hopes more Europe games LONDON (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrapped plans to open its 2020 season in Asia and hopes to play more games in Europe. MLB started its season in Tokyo for the fifth time in 2019, and its labor contract with the players’ union called for...
18:52, 06/29/2019

Tokyo 2020 medals unveiled with one year until Olympic Games – video The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled today with exactly one year to go until next year's Games.The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony, which was attended by Inter...
19:26, 07/24/2019

Toyota unveils electric shuttles for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Toyota's first dedicated vehicle for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo isn't a flying car, but it shows promise. The automaker today unveiled the APM (Accessible People Mover), an all-electric vehicle it designed especially for...
22:52, 07/18/2019

2020 Land Rover Defender Prototype To Be Showcased At The Fifth Invictus Games The Defender has been a long-standing productin Land Rover's line-up and the British carmaker is gearing up to introduce a brand-new model. Albeit, before presenting it to the world, Land Rover has......
10:39, 05/13/2019

Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organizers must tackle before next year's Tokyo games....
15:52, 08/06/2019

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Five new sports set to feature at next summer's Games In August 2016, the International Olympic Committee approved five new sports for Tokyo, bringing the total number to 33. Here's what you can expect to see next summer......
21:39, 07/24/2019

How one American gymnast is charting a unique course to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games Jade Carey is on track to make the 2020 Olympics in a way no other American gymnast has ever done before -- or will ever do again.       ...
13:26, 08/10/2019

Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic Games torch relay route The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, dubbed Tokyo 2020, unveiled details Saturday of the official Olympic torch relay route....
19:52, 06/01/2019

“Happy Hunger Games!” A Prequel to the Blockbuster Series Will Hit Bookstores in 2020 (NEW YORK) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently u...
19:39, 06/17/2019

Tokyo 2020 Games domestic sponsorship tops $3 billion as companies pile in The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have generated record domestic sponsorship revenues of more than $3 billion, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday - three times more than any previous summer Games....
19:13, 06/25/2019

Prince Harry: 'No idea' whether newborn son Archie will attend 2020 Invictus Games Britain's Prince Harry said on Thursday during his first business trip since becoming a father that he had "no idea" whether newborn son Archie will attend the 2020 Invictus Games in the Netherlands....
16:26, 05/09/2019

Rory McIlroy declares intention to play for Ireland at 2020 Olympic Games • McIlroy did not play at 2016 Games in Rio• World No4 said: ‘I’m excited to play for Ireland’Rory McIlroy is expected to compete for Ireland at next year’s Olympics after revealing a change of stance regarding his participation. McIlroy was one of a...
20:39, 05/14/2019

Sony A7R IV: everything we know so far about Sony's rumored mirrorless camera Sony may be on the cusp of announcing the Sony A7R Mark IV if current rumors are borne out. This would be the first fourth-generation model in the A7 line of cameras from the company, and an update to the excellent A7R III (pictured above), so we exp...
14:52, 07/16/2019

Pita Taufatofua, shirtless Tongan at past two Olympics, is aiming for 2020 Tokyo Games Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete who went viral for shirtless appearances at past two Olympics, is turning his attention to 2020 - in sprint kayak.        ...
16:26, 04/29/2019

Discovery commits to delivering the biggest digital Olympic Games for Europe at Tokyo 2020 "With one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 begins, Discovery announced today that is will present the most comprehensive digital coverage of a Summer edition of the Olympic Games ever across Europe*."...
23:26, 07/24/2019

The Uncertain Future Of Loot Boxes With the recent news that the major console manufacturers will be requiring game developers to disclose the probability of obtaining “randomized virtual items” from loot boxes, as well as Rocket League’s announcement that the game would be ditching l...
23:26, 08/09/2019

Why That Anti-Loot Box Bill Is Actually Kinda Shitty A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aims to ban pay-to-win microtransactions and loot boxes in video games that are “minor-oriented.” The bill, however, essentially applies to all video games ever made, whether children were th...
11:52, 05/24/2019

EA: Loot boxes actually “surprise mechanics” that are “ethical and fun” Enlarge / If this image seems irrelevant to the story, may I suggest you need to catch up on your "Spaceship Surprise" viewing. (credit: YouTube / Sesame Street) Representatives from EA and Epic Games spoke in front of a UK parliamentary panel Wedn...
18:52, 06/20/2019

EA rep calls loot boxes ‘surprise mechanics’ — no, just no Electronic Arts, when called upon to defend its practice of including loot boxes in its games, chose to defend its money-maker in the most cringeworthy way possible, by comparing them to Kinder eggs. The UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and S...
00:39, 06/21/2019

Loot boxes are ‘not gambling’ says UK authority – here’s why that’s a problem It’s hard to even utter the term ‘loot boxes’ without accompanying the words with a despairing sigh. It’s the plague of gaming industry conversations, a topic which never seems to die - but it’s also a topic that sh...
23:39, 07/24/2019

EA: Our Loot Boxes Are Actually 'Surprise Mechanics' That Are 'Quite Ethical' Given that 2017's Star Wars Battlefront II is broadly considered the tipping point in an anti-loot-box conversation that has recently led to a loot box bill in the United States senate, you might be forgiven for thinking that Electronics Arts ga...
02:39, 06/20/2019

Both Democrats And Republicans Agree: Loot Boxes Bad Earlier this week, Republican senator Josh Hawley announced a bill that would regulate the use of loot boxes and microtransactions in “games played by minors.” But aren’t Republicans typically against any type of regulation on the free market? On thi...
06:26, 05/10/2019

GOP, Dem Senators officially introduce loot box, “pay-to-win” legislation Unlike this ceramic replica, video game loot boxes are not filled with real candy. (credit: ThinkGeek) Weeks ago, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released an outline for the The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, aimed at stopping randomized l...
00:39, 05/24/2019

No season passes or loot boxes in Gears 5 As we count down the days until Gears 5's September release date, The Coalition has announced some more details around how players will be able to earn new content and items as they play. In a blog post on the official Gears 5 site, which p...
13:52, 06/23/2019

EA tells UK Parliament loot boxes are 'quite ethical' With loot boxes receiving heavy scrutiny lately, EA has come up with a novel explanation for what the controversial game mechanic should be considered perfectly legal. Appearing before the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Commi...
17:13, 06/20/2019

M.I.A, Doctor Strange and Borderlands 3: the inspiration behind the loot shooter Remember when the ‘grim dark’ look was everywhere? Whether you were at the cinema watching a superhero movie, or playing your favourite shooter franchise on your games console, it wasn’t too long ago when the prevalent colour pal...
02:26, 05/02/2019

Despite backlash, loot boxes could be essential to gaming’s future Enlarge / Some might object to using a slot machine to illustrate a piece on loot boxes, but Juniper directly calls them "a form of in-game gambling" so... (credit: Wikimedia Commons) With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Drop rates for loot boxes to be disclosed on consoles Three major gaming console makers will require publishers to declare the drop rates for any loot boxes on their games from next year, amid concerns the feature promotes addiction....
11:52, 08/08/2019

'Rocket League' is ditching randomized loot crates Game publishers will soon have to disclose the likelihood of players claiming rare items in loot boxes in their console games, following an agreement between many of them, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Psyonix had already revealed the odds of Rocket....
02:39, 08/08/2019

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) today announced a bill that would ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in “games played by minors,” a broad label that the senator says will include both games designed for kids under 18 and games “whose develope...
18:13, 05/08/2019

Google Now Requires App Makers To Disclose Loot Box Odds Google rolled out a new Play Store policy requiring game makers to show players what the chances are of getting any items that might be contained in a paid random-chance scenario....
06:52, 05/31/2019

Anthem's Latest Update Removes Special Loot Chests Today’s Anthem update has removed special Elysian chests from the game just over a month after they were added. This comes on the heels of several delayed updates, leaving the game’s remaining players bewildered and frustrated....
22:00, 05/07/2019

"Blood Will Flow": Upendra Kushwaha Warns Against Trying To "Loot Votes" Rashtriya Lok Samta Party leader Upendra Kushwaha today warned of violent reprisals from the public if the ruling BJP and its allies try to manipulate voting machines in their favour in the run-up to......
22:13, 05/21/2019

Loot-Starved Black Ops 4 Players Finally Get A 'Contracts' Mode Players finally have a better way to earn more rewards in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, besides the game’s unfavorable microtransactions system. This week’s update marks the introduction of Contracts on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC....
07:26, 06/28/2019

Fallout 76’s Meat Week Lets You Grind For Loot By Barbecuing Live games have come up with all sorts of creative ways to repackage the grind of killing things over and over again in the hopes of earning rare loot. Fallout 76’s Meat Week cookouts are by far some of the strangest I’ve seen, and I absolutely love ...
23:00, 08/07/2019

E3 2019: Expo has new blockbuster video games, while streaming of games gathers momentum At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, there's buzz around Google's Stadia cloud gaming service and new 'Star Wars' and 'Doom' games.       ...
16:39, 06/09/2019

E3 2019: Video games take a cue from Netflix, but can Google and cloud games score? At next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the focus is on cloud gaming and upcoming video games such as 'Doom' and 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.'       ...
23:00, 06/07/2019

Earthquake postpones games in Nevada, rattles baseball games in California The NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas were called for the night and baseball fans in California felt the earthquake.       ...
14:27, 07/06/2019

Epic Games offers up to 75 percent off select games in its 'Mega Sale' Tired of waiting for the Steam Sale? Starting today, you can find some of your favorite games for up to 75 percent off. The "Epic Mega Sale" runs now through June 13th, and during the sale, Epic Games is also offering an additional $10 off for every....
21:13, 05/16/2019

Games with Gold July 2019: Get this Xbox Live deal now to double down on your free games The Xbox Games with Gold July 2019 reveal will be confirmed in the coming days, but make sure you take advantage of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal before it's too late...
12:39, 06/24/2019

Two games temporarily leave Epic Games Store during first-ever sale Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 took itself off of the Epic Games Store temporarily rather than take part in the recent "Mega Sale" Epic's first "Mega Sale," launched yesterday, is causing some pricing and availability hiccups for a few pub...
19:13, 05/17/2019

Epic Games Store cloud saves roll out for two games Cloud saves are making their way onto the Epic Games Store, but they're only available for a couple of games so far. The first titles to support the feature are Moonlighter and This War of Mine, which are currently available for zilch via Epic&#...
01:52, 07/27/2019

Best single player PC games 2019: the top PC games for playing solo Welcome to our pick of the best single player PC games in 2019. Single player PC games exhibit gaming at its finest. Throw around all the numbers you want about the popularity of Fortnite, or how League of Legends fills out arenas all over the w...
04:52, 08/19/2019

Epic Games Store Will Block Your Account If You Buy Too Many Games Too Quickly There’s a big sale on right now at the Epic Games Store, a time when many users—conditioned by Steam’s frequently generous discounts on a huge range of titles—go nuts and buy a ton of stuff real quickly. On Valve’s store that’s enough to get you a pi...
04:39, 05/21/2019

U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill that will ban loo...
22:52, 05/21/2019

The Division 2 Adds Two Short Missions For People Who Don’t Play For The Loot Grind A pair of missions that Ubisoft added to The Division 2 this morning are a welcome treat for players like me, who are more excited finding the next audio log in an open-world game than grabbing the next statistically favorable piece of loot....
07:00, 05/15/2019

Remnant: From the Ashes shows more of this loot-driven romp from the Darksiders III crew Remnant: From The Ashes is showing off more gameplay and other goodies today during the PC Gaming Show at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.Read More...
22:52, 06/10/2019

Opioid burglars smash through Walgreens, lose loot – and their freedom Two men who led police on a 100 m.p.h. car chase after breaking into a Walgreens drive-thru window to steal drugs are going to prison.        ...
23:13, 07/09/2019

Senator Hawley announces bill banning loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) (credit: Senate.gov) Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today announced plans to introduce "The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act," which would target "the exploitation of children through 'pay-to-win' and 'loot box' mon...
00:00, 05/09/2019

Left Parties File Complaint Against Trinamool Congress For ''Vote Loot'' The Left parties on Wednesday lodged a complaint before the Election Commission (EC) against Trinamool Congress (TMC) alleging "vote loot" in booths of the Bolpur seat during fourth phase of Lok Sabha......
07:00, 05/02/2019

Google will force Android apps to show the odds of getting loot box items Google has made some major alterations to its Play Store policies that tighten rules surrounding sexual content, hate speech and loot boxes. Android Police has spotted the changes, noting that they were designed to make the platform's ecosystem ...
17:26, 05/30/2019

Twitch is giving away free Apex Legends loot for Amazon Prime Day Needed more of an incentive to get an Amazon Prime subscription? The retail giant is set to unleash a horde of deals in the coming weeks in the run to – and certainly during – this year's Amazon Prime Day sales. But on the gaming s...
14:52, 06/28/2019

Games with Gold June 2019 FREE Xbox Games News: Major Nelson reveal imminent Microsoft is expected to announce its Games with gold lineup very soon: here's everything you need to know about when we'll hear about these upcoming free games....
13:52, 05/28/2019

Games with Gold July 2019 Free Xbox One Games News: Major Nelson reveal imminent Xbox boss Major Nelson should be getting ready to reveal the new selection of Games with Gold titles very soon. Here's everything you need to know about when we'll hear about these upcoming free games...
00:26, 06/22/2019

Xbox Games with Gold August Free Games News: Next Major Nelson reveal coming this week? Xbox boss Major Nelson should be getting ready to reveal the new selection of Games with Gold titles very soon. Here's everything you need to know about when we'll hear about these upcoming free games...
08:13, 07/23/2019

Games: Peru basks in dream start to Pan Am Games Peru got the Pan Am Games off to a dream start on Saturday, taking gold in both the men's and women's marathon to leave an astonished nation in an unfamiliar spot -- top of the medal table ahead of the mighty United States....
02:39, 07/28/2019

Bowl season to start on a Friday; 15 games between CFP games College football’s bowl season will begin on a Friday this season and several minor bowls have been pushed back on the calendar to fill 15 days between the playoff semifinals and national championship...
22:52, 05/23/2019

Games are getting harder to run: are PC games still held back by consoles? Its no secret that many video games are made primarily for mainstream consoles, like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. It only makes sense, too - consoles have by far the widest install base, so making your game work best for most people is  an easy c...
22:39, 08/03/2019

Best Nintendo Switch games: must-have games to play in 2019 Long gone are the days when gamers called the Nintendo Switch a "Zelda machine". Two years into the console's lifespan, the Nintendo Switch has a lively and jam-packed assortment of titles to keep you occupied, whether you're nestled into y...
18:13, 04/29/2019

Best laptop games: 20 games for laptops that won't melt your machine These days, the best games aren’t limited to expensive consoles with online memberships that cost hundreds per year. And, while the best laptops won’t be able to play some of the best PC games, like Far Cry 5, the best laptop games and ...
19:52, 05/09/2019

Black Ops 4's 'Apocalypse' Brings Fan-Favorite Maps And Modes (And More Annoying Loot Boxes) The undead apocalypse started spreading across Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on July 9, bringing zombie-themed content that features brand new maps as well as plenty of nostalgia for Call of Duties past....
01:00, 07/11/2019

After Epic purchase, Psyonix removes random loot boxes from Rocket League Yeeeeeehawwwww! (credit: Psyonix) Players looking for specific cosmetic items in Rocket League will have an easier time buying them directly in the near future. That's because developer Psyonix has announced that later this year, it will "remove al...
23:52, 08/07/2019

The Division 2’s Developers Walk Back Planned Loot Change That Inflamed Fanbase Citing fan feedback, player data and “intense internal discussions,” the makers of The Division 2 will not be introducing 515-level gear in the game’s big update coming next week. That decision that may seem granular to outsiders but is actually a si...
21:13, 05/08/2019

Former Kings Executive Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Repurposing $13.4 Million Of Sponsorship Loot Former Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat chief revenue officer Jeffrey David was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday for embezzling $13.4 million from two Kings sponsors in an arena naming rights scheme he executed in 2015. David pleaded guilty t...
04:26, 06/25/2019

Nintendo is shutting down Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in Belgium due to loot box regulation concerns The loot box debate has been a hot topic in games for several years now, with several government bodies opting to classify the in-game feature as gambling and regulating them as such. One of these countries has been Belgium, whose Gaming Commiss...
19:52, 05/21/2019

What's the future for cash? Target register outages prove physical loot still has its place Is cash on borrowed time? The outages at Target stores remind us that nothing beats cash when technology fails.       ...
13:39, 06/19/2019

Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy and Lays Off Workers But Promises to Ship Remaining Boxes Loot Crate was once the go-to company for monthly shipments of geek and gamer gear, but now its stock has run dry. The company is filing for bankruptcy and has laid off dozens of employees, on top of the 150 warehouse workers who were let go last mon...
01:13, 08/14/2019

Sen. Josh Hawley proposes ban of Candy Crush, other so-called ‘loot box’ apps that he says target kids Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is targeting the tech industry by proposing a ban on “pay-to-win” and “loot box apps aimed at children that offer an assortment of digital items that critics say can be costly for parents and fosters addiction and gambling....
11:13, 05/09/2019

Best PS4 games 2019: the PlayStation 4 games you need to play The Sony PlayStation 4 is an incredible console, and possibly even Sony's greatest achievement to date (at least until the PlayStation 5 arrives). To make the most of it though, you need a library filled with the best PS4 games, and that&ap...
02:26, 05/02/2019

PS5 games: all the games confirmed and expected on the PlayStation 5 Once upon a time the PlayStation 5 merely seemed like a gamer's dream but, now Sony has dropped the first solid details of its next generation console, things are starting to get very real.  Despite knowing we won't be seeing a PS...
20:13, 04/30/2019

Two Of Steam's Top Games Last Month Were Anime Sex Games It’s no great secret that Steam is overflowing with anime games intended to titillate portions of its vast user base. But how many people pay attention to these seemingly niche games, really? Turns out, enough people do that two of these games ended ...
02:13, 08/21/2019

Latest Returned 1MDB Loot Includes a Vintage King Kong Poster and a Basquiat Drawing A vintage French “King Kong” poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures that were allegedly bought with money stolen from the Malaysian 1MDB state fund. “Wolf o...
08:39, 07/16/2019

Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal COUNTDOWN: Twitch Stream Start Time, How to Watch, Earn loot 2K and Gearbox are planning to unveil more information about Borderlands 3 in an upcoming Twitch stream soon - here's everything you need to know, including how to get free loot ahead of the September release date....
15:39, 05/01/2019

Best PlayStation VR games: the best PSVR games around The PlayStation VR, which works with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, was released nearly three yyears ago. When it launched, it was the first good quality virtual reality headset experience you could try at home that didn't need a powerful PC to get it up-...
16:00, 06/21/2019

Xbox Games with Gold July 2019: these are the free Xbox One games this month Looking for the latest Xbox Games with Gold titles? You've come to the right place.One of the main benefits of being an Xbox Live Gold subscriber is definitely the fact that each month you get access to a range of free games across the Xbox One ...
19:52, 07/01/2019

Xbox Project Scarlett games: all the games confirmed and expected on the next Xbox Microsoft officially announced Xbox Project Scarlett during its E3 2019 keynote conference. It's real, and it's coming.Faster and capable of more advanced graphics than its predecessors, the next-generation hardware promises to be the ...
22:00, 07/23/2019

What a Kid Really Means When They Ask, 'Why?' Little kids are notorious for asking incessant questions, the most common variety being the endless, “Why?” And we try to answer them—we always swore we’d be the parent who would encourage their curiosity, after all—but sometime between the fifth and...
19:52, 07/17/2019

GM's Cadillac unveils two new performance cars: the 2020 CT4-V and 2020 CT5-V The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V performance sedans made their debut as GM aims to rejuvenate luxury sedan sales.        ...
14:52, 05/31/2019

Nobody Knows What Socialism Means The title of this post is not meant to convey that I know what socialism means, so you should defer to me. Instead, it is mean to convey that nobody knows what socialism means. Nor will we all come to agree on what it means. Our grand national politi...
19:52, 06/12/2019

What "Hentai" Means “Hentai is brilliant,” reads the title of a recent Guardian article about a British game show contestant who won a round with the word “hentai.” But what does hentai actually mean and how has that meaning changed? Let’s dive into the word’s etymology...
14:00, 07/10/2019

Being Bipolar Means Always Having to Say, ‘Um … What’s Your Name Again?’ Charlie Sheen, who at one time was definitely a terrible person who also happens to struggle with mental illness and addiction, once said (and I paraphrase) that most people wouldn’t last very long in his head. While during the very manic time when h...
22:26, 05/13/2019

iTunes is over: what this means for you Will my iPod still work? What if I use Windows? Don’t worry – the closure of Apple’s music app will not bulldoze your libraryApple is closing iTunes this autumn, but don’t panic: the change means less than it sounds, your music is safe and iTunes isn...
15:39, 06/04/2019

2020 Skoda Superb To Launch In India By Mid-2020 The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift is expected to launch in the second quarter of the next calendar year and the Czech carmaker is also evaluating the prospects of bringing in the plug-in hybrid variant......
21:13, 05/28/2019

GGG means business, both in and out of the ring Former middleweight world titleholder Gennady Golovkin sees his fight on Saturday against Steve Rolls as the beginning of the final stage of his boxing career -- and beyond....
18:52, 06/07/2019

Here's what that Fed rate cut means for your finances Everything from credit cards to car loans are generally based on a benchmark rate, which in turn is influenced by the Fed's target interest rate....
07:13, 08/01/2019

Tanker ban bill: What it means, who is for and against it, and what’s next The so-called tanker ban bill, officially called Bill C-48 or the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is one step closer to becoming law after the Senate rejected a recommendation to dismiss the bill....
20:39, 06/07/2019

IRS means business when it comes to bitcoin In my last column, I reported that the IRS is going after people who trade bitcoin and other virtual currencies — and didn’t bother to pay tax on their gains. In fact, I’m told the IRS sent out 10,000 letters to people who could be tax scofflaws beca...
06:13, 08/08/2019

The Capital One Breach: What It Means for You A hacker accessed personal information of over 100 million Capital One credit-card customers and applicants. Here’s what you need to know to protect your information....
20:52, 07/30/2019

'Medicare for all' means choice for none “Medicare for all” is another name for socialized health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office published a paper on the general idea this week, reigniting debates over the costs....
02:39, 05/03/2019

What 'Six Weeks Pregnant' Really Means In the wake of a Georgia law banning abortions after five to six weeks of pregnancy, a few people—I’m not naming names—have shown that they have no idea how weeks are counted in pregnancy. Folks, on the day you have sex to make a baby, you are consid...
22:13, 05/08/2019

Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan’s pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, as security forces fanned out across the capital...
23:00, 06/07/2019

At least 50 killed in Sudan crackdown At least 50 people are dead and 326 injured after troops stormed the main camp of pro-democracy protesters in Sudan's capital Monday, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD)....
06:13, 06/05/2019

Inside the Crackdown in Kashmir A week after India stripped Kashmir of its autonomy and imposed a communications blackout, we spent Eid in Srinagar, where security forces are stopping people from moving and speaking freely....
17:13, 08/14/2019

Senator to introduce legislation banning video game 'loot boxes,' 'pay to win' features U.S. Senator Josh Hawley said he will introduce legislation calling for the ban of 'pay to win' and 'loot box' features in video games.        ...
23:00, 05/08/2019

What Trump’s Huawei blacklisting means for you In just 24 hours, Huawei smartphones have gone from thriving to endangered. Last night, Google announced that it’s ceasing business with the company. This means it won’t be allowed to use Google Play services, or proprietary apps like Gmail and Googl...
15:00, 05/20/2019

Seven charts that explain what net zero emissions means for the UK The Committee on Climate Change has urged the government to adopt a target of net zero emissions by 2050. These seven charts show how that might unfold, and what it means for the UK economy...
08:00, 05/02/2019

OnePlus TV will be a 'unique' Android TV – whatever that means Watch out, television audiences: it looks like the OnePlus TV is finally on its way. A number of model sizes have now been listed by the official Bluetooth SIG website, confirming that the OnePlus TV will ship in 43-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 7...
13:26, 08/09/2019

U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah? What It Means With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the Persian Gulf last week. In the event, he went big, ...
13:13, 06/26/2019

Yankees’ all-in approach means no one is off-limits As the Yankees pursue pitching help, for better or worse, here stands the reality about their farm system: No one is untouchable. No one should be unattainable. That speaks in large part to the strength of their major league roster, with positions an...
04:26, 07/16/2019

What It Means When You Get 'SSSS' on Your Boarding Pass Recently, a friend of mine tried to print his boarding pass for a return trip home from San Francisco and had some issues. No matter how many times he reloaded Delta’s site or tried checking in on his phone, he kept getting a message that he wouldn’t...
00:13, 06/05/2019

The first 5G phone in Europe was unexpected - and here's what it means for you We're finally starting to see 5G phones make their way to Europe, after networks and phones became available in the US and South Korea in April, but the race to release the first 5G phone in Europe was a tight one.In the end the top three conten...
01:26, 05/05/2019

What Knicks’ ongoing silence really means There was no song and dance in Las Vegas from Knicks coach David Fizdale. Nor were there any remarks from Knicks president Steve Mills or general manager Scott Perry. None of the trio was made available to the media during the NBA Summer League, whic...
22:39, 07/13/2019

What massive Yankees win really means in big picture BOSTON — And just like that, the Yankees have clinched the American League East. OK, that’s overstating the situation. But a critical, 9-6 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday night at Fenway Park did more than avert a four-game sweep and cease the sta...
16:26, 07/29/2019

Trump Wants to Keep Poor Immigrants Out by Any Means Necessary On Monday, the Trump administration announced a new rule that will bar many poor immigrants from receiving green cards, specifically because they are or are likely to be deemed “public charges”—i.e., receive benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid—o...
23:26, 08/12/2019

All the reasons why the FedEx Cup means so much this weekend Tiger is still hoping for a spot at East Lake. Everybody is still chasing Brooks Koepka. And why next year's majors are on some players' minds this weekend....
09:13, 08/17/2019

What a ‘No-Deal Brexit’ Means and Why It’s a Risk Again The threat of a no-deal Brexit is back, and companies on both sides of the English Channel are gearing up once again for the scenario they consider the worst case. Prime Minister Theresa May had all but ruled out the possibility of Britain exiting th...
21:00, 07/02/2019

Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After c...
23:00, 07/15/2019

New job means having to make new work friends Usually, finding “our people” at work takes weeks and months of daily proximity and small talk, borrowing staplers and awkwardly sipping sodas at work-sponsored social events....
11:13, 08/17/2019

Chemicals from sunscreen get into your blood: Here's what that means When people slather on sunscreen, chemicals in the products are absorbed into the bloodstream, and the health effects are still unknown, a new government study reports....
17:00, 05/07/2019

When Providing for Your Family Means Leaving It Behind Jason DeParle’s “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves” is a deeply reported look at global migration centered on the experiences of a single Filipino family over the course of 30 years....
14:13, 08/20/2019

Here's what we know about new UK PM Boris Johnson and what he means for Brexit Boris Johnson is to be the U.K.'s next prime minister but the charismatic and controversial figure will already divides the party and British public alike....
14:00, 07/23/2019

31 foreign nationals busted in ICE crackdown Federal officials nabbed 31 foreign nationals in New York for U.S. immigration laws in a five-day crackdown. Nearly all of those picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 19 and 23 had stayed in the U.S. after being ordered to leav...
18:13, 05/26/2019

China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' The Chinese government has said the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square, which left hundreds of protesters dead, was not a mistake. The defense came days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the killings....
22:26, 06/02/2019

US wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week...
14:00, 06/15/2019

US wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown The top United States diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in Khartoum last week....
13:52, 06/15/2019

Xbox Live Free Games BONUS: Good news for Microsoft and Xbox as mobile games add Xbox Live Xbox Live might have once been the beating heart of Xbox One consoles online service, but it's rapidly coming to mobile as three titles confirm support for Microsoft achievements and more...
10:13, 05/11/2019

Best free games 2019: the top free games to download on PC If you’re looking for the best free games to distract you with after a long day’s work, then you’ve come to the right place. Everyone loves free stuff, especially when it comes to the best PC games. There are so many fun, enterta...
00:39, 06/11/2019

Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Ask us anything Our Sony Xperia 1 review is out, answering all of the important questions regarding Sony's first flagship phone for 2019. We used and tested the device for more than a week, and our verdict is clear - it's a rather good phone that has just a few shor...
19:39, 06/17/2019

Sony just laid out everything there is to know about the PS5 Sony's next-generation console isn't due to launch anytime this year, but the tech giant has been surprisingly generous with details. During a corporate strategy presentation, the company has listed all the information it has revealed so fa...
15:26, 05/21/2019

What it means to actually ‘disrupt’ an industry (and 3 signs your startup is doing it) Though there are many issues startup founders need to address if they wish to achieve rapid growth, few concepts are gaining as much attention as “disruption.” After all, many of the most successful companies in the world have gained thei...
00:52, 05/30/2019

New front in trade war means Fed's dry powder may get burned The U.S. Federal Reserve's hesitance to react to world trade tensions may have been dealt a fatal blow Friday by President Donald Trump's surprise announcement of new tariffs on Mexico, levies that could slam investment and business confidence and le...
00:26, 06/01/2019

What Boris Johnson’s Premiership Means for Brexit and the U.K. Boris Johnson became the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister this week. The former London mayor and foreign secretary assumed the U.K.’s premiership with a mandate to lead the U.K. out of the E.U. He has promised to secure a better Brexit dea...
00:13, 07/27/2019

What the Equifax Data-Breach Settlement Means for You Equifax said it had exposed the data of almost 150 million people in 2017. Now it will pay at least $650 million to settle claims relating to the data breach....
04:26, 07/23/2019

The way I masturbate means I don’t enjoy sex. How will I ever find a partner? Because I masturbate while prone, coitus is not pleasurable. I worry that I will never like it, which is making me depressedI am a 25-year-old woman who has always masturbated in the prone position. Sex with another person, even oral sex, brings me n...
17:13, 05/20/2019

A New Processor Means Fossil's Smartwatches Might Be Getting Good Remember when we were all hopeful that Qualcomm releasing the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip would mean better, faster, longer-lasting Wear OS wearables? Well a year on, turns out it was just a dream as most Wear OS watches are still running that busted o...
18:39, 08/05/2019

Fed holds rates steady. Here's what that means for your wallet Here's a breakdown of what Wednesday's Fed decision means for your bank account, mortgage, credit card, student loan balance and car payment....
22:26, 06/19/2019

Black Hole Given the Hawaiian Name ‘Powehi.’ Here’s What That Means The black hole that was captured in a first-ever picture this week has been named “Powehi,” courtesy of a language professor at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Powehi means “embellished dark source of unending creation”, accord...
20:13, 04/28/2019

'Private Post' Means Something Slightly Different to Facebook When you privately share something to a specific group of friends on Facebook, there’s a chance other people will read it. Reuters reports that Facebook employs a couple hundred contractors to read all Facebook posts, including the private ones, in o...
19:39, 05/06/2019

Obie Awards Honor ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates theater beyond Broadway, also gave a prize to Quincy Tyler Bernstine for sustained excellence of performance....
05:13, 05/21/2019

Ugh, this is what Bitcoin’s hash rate means and why it matters Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Earlier this year, Bitcoin was setting records for 12-month price highs. It’s also been demonstrating marke...
18:39, 08/05/2019

Another critical software bug means the Boeing 737 Max still isn’t safe to fly The Boeing 737 Max saga continues with a new development that’s not good news for Boeing. There’s a new software issue that Boeing has to fix, which was discovered during recent FAA testing with the platform. There’s no telling when...
16:26, 06/28/2019

What Netflix's New High-Quality Audio Means for You Netflix users may soon find that TV and movies on the platform sound better than before. The company announced today that the platform now uses “studio quality” audio that “sounds closer to what creators hear in the studio,” and results in an overall...
22:00, 05/02/2019

‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050“Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says Prof David Reay at the University of Edinburgh. “If the meticulous and robust expert advice here is heed...
01:52, 05/02/2019

Erik Karlsson's Megadeal Means The End Of Something In San Jose Erik Karlsson’s first season in San Jose was a mixed bag. The superstar d-man put up 0.85 points per game, but he was hurt all year, and was in and out of the lineup late in the season, including in the playoffs. If the Sharks didn’t get the best dis...
20:39, 06/17/2019

What America's Got Talent Means to Kodi Lee and His Family With one performance on America's Got Talent, Kodi Lee became a star. The 22 year-old singer is blind and autistic and he also has an incredible voice that wowed all four judges......
05:39, 06/05/2019

GRAPHIC-What the Fed interest rate cut means for your wallet The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to lower interest rates may do little to cut some of the costs that matter to many consumers. From mortgages to credit cards, banks and other lenders may resist offering substantially lower rates t...
00:01, 08/01/2019

Taj Gibson’s homecoming with Knicks means everything to ailing dad At some point this season, Wilbert Gibson, former Brooklyn carpenter and furniture mover, will make his way to the Garden and watch his son Taj play for the Knicks. It may not be for the Garden’s opener Oct. 26 versus the Celtics. It may not be in No...
03:39, 08/20/2019

'Congestion' means different things to doctors and patients (Reuters Health) - Patients who say they're "congested" may have a runny nose, but a new study suggests their doctors may think they mean their nose feels blocked and treat them for the wrong symptoms....
20:13, 06/06/2019

EU nations are living far beyond the Earth's means: report The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources faster than they can be renewed and none of them has sustainable consumption policies, a report released on Thursday said, as EU leaders met to discuss priorities for the next five years...
20:26, 05/09/2019

Expect Sexier F1 Cars in 2021, Whatever that Means Formula One will have a different set of rules come its regular overhaul interval of 2021, and we’ve had an idea of what those rules will entail for a while now—mainly, because it’s obvious what needs to change. But F1 gave some more detailed ideas t...
20:52, 07/19/2019

The U.S. and Guatemala Reached an Asylum Deal: Here’s What It Means President Trump says the deal will take effect soon. But there are still major obstacles to clear — and uncertainty about its potential effectiveness....
05:00, 07/29/2019

Ingraham: 'Left' trying to destroy what it means to be American Fox News' Laura Ingraham addressed Thursday a large agenda to "destroy" what it means to be American blasting the left for trying to take away the county's identity....
10:39, 07/12/2019

Flaw means Mac cameras can be turned on remotely A flaw in the Zoom video conferencing software for Mac could allow someone running a website to turn on the cameras of visiting Apple users and record them....
16:52, 07/09/2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Infinite Means’ May Be a Mirage Mr. Epstein, facing sex-trafficking charges, has long been hailed as a financial wizard. He got rich with the help of two wealthy connections, but there is little evidence he’s a billionaire....
05:52, 07/11/2019

Why the U.S. Labeled China a Currency Manipulator and What It Means After a decade of flirting with the issue, the U.S. Treasury on Monday labeled China a currency manipulator, something the U.S. hadn’t done since 1994. Here is a look at what the action means, and why the Treasury Department acted now....
01:52, 08/07/2019

What Swiss Vote on Taxes Means for Multinationals Switzerland is trying to hold on to its appeal as an attractive place for companies. In a May 19 referendum, voters will decide whether to accept or reject a new corporate tax regime to replace the special tax breaks that multinational companies now ...
07:26, 05/15/2019

Hulu will belong to Disney. Here's what that means Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox means it took Fox's share of Hulu in that deal, adding to its own and giving it majority control of Hulu.        ...
14:00, 06/03/2019

Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a co...
15:39, 05/09/2019

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown The protest, which authorities declared illegal beforehand, did not represent a major challenge to President Vladimir Putin and his allies who have the resources to break up such demonstrations and jail people....
23:52, 07/27/2019

Democrats defy Waters on Ex-Im Bank crackdown House Democrats are poised to challenge a deal negotiated by Rep. Maxine Waters that would impose new restrictions on the Export-Import Bank, the first show of resistance among members of the Financial Services Committee since she became chairwoman i...
18:13, 06/21/2019

Crackdown targets scammers behind 1 billion robocalls Federal authorities announced a major crackdown on dozens of robocallers responsible for about 1 billion robocalls. The effort, dubbed “Operation Call it Quits,” included actions by the Federal Trade Commission and 25 additional federal, ...
23:39, 06/26/2019

German ministers urge crackdown on far-right crime BERLIN (AP) — German government ministers have called on Germans to stand up against far-right extremists. In remarks published Saturday in the German daily newspaper Bild, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said “looking away can be fatal — we must c...
15:13, 06/22/2019

“Operation Call It Quits” – Robocall Crackdown The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on robocalls. “Our message is simple: it’s time to call it quits,” Bureau of Consumer Protections Director Andrew Smith said Tuesday as he announced a collaboration with multiple law enf...
03:00, 06/26/2019

Muslims celebrate Eid despite severe crackdown in Kashmir The Muslim celebration of Eid-al-Adha was held in the India-administered region of Kashmir Sunday, without its traditional autonomy for the first time in decades....
10:13, 08/13/2019

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
06:00, 06/14/2019

| 4 dead in Sudan a week after bloody crackdown One week after dozens died in a crackdown on Sudanese protesters demanding civilian rule, four people were killed as security forces moved to quell a civil disobedience campaign launched Sunday....
11:00, 06/10/2019

Expert: UN failed before Rohingya crackdown in Myanmar An independent review of United Nations operations in the years before hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar's military has concluded that the organization's many bodies failed to act together resulting in "sys...
11:39, 06/18/2019

Israel seeks Swiss help in overseas tax crackdown Israel's finance ministry has sought help from Switzerland in identifying Israelis it believes have undeclared assets at Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) and Bank Julius Baer, Swiss government documents show....
18:13, 06/26/2019

Sudan military leader says perpetrators of crackdown ID’d The deputy chief of Sudan’s ruling military council says the military has identified the perpetrators of the violent dispersal of a pro-democracy sit-in, which left hundreds dead earlier this month...
15:52, 06/20/2019

Mexico Detains More Migrants as Crackdown Steps Up ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande...
11:00, 06/24/2019

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep....
00:26, 06/20/2019

U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 25 state and local agencies on Tuesday unveiled a crackdown on robocalls as a congressional panel approved a bill that would take new steps to reduce the unwanted calls....
02:00, 06/26/2019

Nicaragua officials release more prisoners after crackdown Principal leaders of protests against President Daniel Ortega's government and two prominent journalists were freed from prison Tuesday ahead of a June 18 deadline to release the last of hundreds of people the opposition considers political prisoners...
22:52, 06/11/2019

Former protesters recount 1989's crackdown Thirty years ago, Dong Shengkun was a 28-year-old worker at a printing factory who listened to students' speeches at the Tiananmen Square and joined the protests out of a desire for change. (May 31)        ...
17:39, 05/31/2019

RPT-Moscow braces for another election protest despite crackdown Thousands of Russians are expected to rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a police crackdown and a refusal by authorities to meet protesters' demands....
03:00, 08/10/2019

In Sudan crackdown, bullets fly as doctors struggle During the chaos of a deadly raid on Sudanese protesters at a pro-democracy sit-in Khartoum on Monday, a man grimaced in pain as doctors sewed his ear back together with no anesthetic....
18:00, 06/05/2019

Church wants more vigorous crackdown on Sri Lankan Islamists The Catholic church in Sri Lanka says the government should crack down on Islamists with more vigor “as if on war footing” in the aftermath of the Easter bombings...
09:39, 04/29/2019

Emissions Crackdown Fuels Palladium Rally Rising anxiety about the world economy has sent gold on a stellar run. But the haven has been left in the dust by one of its precious-metal peers: palladium....
15:13, 07/04/2019

At least 60 killed in Sudan crackdown, say protest groups Many demonstrators caught up in attack in Khartoum are still unaccounted forParamilitaries killed at least 60 people when they attacked pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum, civil society groups in Sudan have said.Previous estimates put the number of...
14:26, 06/05/2019

The political jostling behind Tory internet crackdown Online harms white paper fuses work of DCMS and Home Office, led by PM hopeful Sajid JavidSajid Javid’s warning social media companies face “serious consequences” if they don’t keep users safe marks one of the biggest incursions by the Home Office in...
15:00, 05/01/2019

Sudan hospital traumatized by bloody crackdown After the victims of a deadly crackdown on a protest camp started pouring into a Khartoum hospital, many previous patients there begged to leave in terror, overwhelming doctors....
20:13, 06/07/2019

China says Tiananmen crackdown was 'correct' policy Defence minister Wei Fenghe dismisses criticism that the incident was not handled properlyChina has defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a rare public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying ...
13:39, 06/02/2019

Facebook's Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation Plods Along Ten weeks after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation, such content remains widely available across its platforms as the social-media giant grapples with how to combat hoaxes and deceptions....
23:26, 05/30/2019

What Planned Parenthood's Funding Change Means for Patients Recently the Trump administration changed the rules for Title X funds, and this week Planned Parenthood decided to stop accepting the money. As a result, free and sliding scale birth control, STD testing, and other services may become harder to acces...
03:00, 08/21/2019

Here's what the surge in mortgage applications means for the housing sector Bob Broeksmit, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the increase in mortgage application volume....
03:52, 06/13/2019

They see me scrollin' they hatin': what the 90Hz OnePlus 7 Pro screen means for you While it may have come as a surprise for OnePlus fans that two very different models were just released - the 7 and 7 Pro - it shouldn't have been for everyone that has followed the recent developments in flagships and 5G-capable phones. Apple issued...
23:39, 05/14/2019

What ‘rewilding’ really means for forestry and heather moorland | Letters Plantations are an excellent way to combat climate breakdown, writes Andrew Weatherall, of the National School of Forestry. And Rachel Kerr says heather moorland is rarer than rainforest and the underlying peat is more effective at carbon storage tha...
18:52, 05/24/2019

Stanley Cup 2019: Even matchup means there’s value in betting Blues The saying is there’s nothing more exciting in sports than a Game 7 — except for having a bet on a Game 7. The Boston Bruins host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night for the right to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. This has been a back-and-forth series w...
22:13, 06/12/2019

Google's Q1 means cloud revenue run rate still AWOL Google's parent company delivered mixed first quarter financial results due in part to the recent $1.7 billion antitrust fine​ by the European Commission...
01:00, 04/30/2019

‘It means everything’: Morgan hopes World Cup win can have lasting impact • England captain praises Ben Stokes for heroic batting effort• ‘To come through all that is extraordinary, almost superhuman’After the most heart-stopping of all finals, from which England’s men emerged as World Cup winners for the first time, their...
04:13, 07/15/2019

For Amazon workers in Minnesota, Prime Day means protest One hundred employees, many of them East African Muslim immigrants, plan to walk off the job as part of one of the largest Amazon strikes among U.S. workers....
15:26, 07/15/2019

Health funding gap means 1,700 in Gaza may face amputations: U.N. A lack of health funding in Gaza means 1,700 people shot by Israeli security forces may have to have amputations in the next two years, Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied Palestinian territory, told reporters on Wednesda...
01:39, 05/09/2019

Google is rolling out RCS messaging without waiting for carriers – here’s what that means Almost two years after showing off the first glimpse of  its Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google is rolling it out without waiting for carrier support. The Verge today reported that The Verge reported today that Android users in the UK and Fran...
13:13, 06/18/2019

Trustpilot: Building AI for your company means not falling in love Figure out what your company's goals are and what problems you need to solve, and then build the AI you need. Don't get distracted by shiny AI objects.Read More...
01:00, 07/28/2019

What all the stuff in email headers means—and how to sniff out spoofing Enlarge / Come to think of it, maybe you shouldn't open this one at all. (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) I pretty frequently get requests for help from someone who has been impersonated—or whose child has been impersonated—via email. Even when you kn...
15:00, 08/07/2019

What Panama’s Worst Drought Means for Its Canal’s Future A severe drought this year led to restrictions for the Panama Canal. The rains are now returning, but weather patterns are likely to make limits more commonplace in years to come....
19:39, 05/17/2019

Rap and R&B Queens Salt-N-Pepa and SWV Reflect on What Motherhood Means to Them Our ’90s faves, Salt-N-Pepa and SWV love music but they really love being mothers. For Mother’s Day, the R&B and hip-hop veterans shared their favorite things about motherhood with The Root....
15:39, 05/11/2019

My Rock Climbing Obsession Means I Need an Affordable Off-Roader! What Car Should I Buy? Erin has caught that rock climbing bug and wants a better car for when she’s not on the pavement, and one that can haul her gear and help her spend time in the wild. She doesn’t have a big budget, but it should be enough to get her a nice off-road ri...
22:13, 05/09/2019

"Fani" Means Snake's Hood. Here's How Cyclones Are Named Cyclone Fani: Mala, Helen, Nargis and Nilofer may sound like the names of yesteryear Bollywood actors, but they are, in fact, lethal cyclones that have brought violent winds, heavy rains and wreaked......
17:39, 05/03/2019

The Freedom of the Press Is Enshrined in the First Amendment—But What That Means Has Changed The United Nations recognizes May 3 as World Press Freedom Day, and this year’s theme is “Media for Democracy, Journalism, and Elections in Times of Disinformation” — a choice meant to encourage discussions of the challenges f...
17:39, 05/03/2019

Living with HIV means increased risk of heart disease (Reuters Health) - People living with HIV are more likely to get heart disease than those without the virus, making it all the more critical they do things like exercise, eat well, and avoid smoking, U.S. doctors say....
20:13, 06/06/2019

Dust has settled which means one thing: NBA power rankings LAS VEGAS — There’s a new world order in the NBA. Figuring out that order is another beast. After Kawhi Leonard picked the Clippers late Friday night, and made it a stunner by ensuring that Paul George joined him there in a trade from the Thunder, th...
10:52, 07/07/2019

Amazon Prime Day means protest for workers in Minnesota One-hundred employees, many of them East African Muslim immigrants, plan to walk off the job as part of one of the largest Amazon strikes among U.S. workers....
20:13, 07/16/2019

Uber’s Twisted Logic Means This Isn't a Strike. It's a Boycott Today, many Uber and Lyft drivers in major cities across the country are striking to protest their pay and working conditions, in large part because they’re classified as independent contractors instead of employees. But Uber doesn’t think of its dri...
23:39, 05/08/2019

John Means takes no-hit bid into sixth inning before it all comes crashing down The Orioles’ all-star rookie fails to record an out in the sixth inning after not allowing a hit through five in 5-4 loss to the Royals at Camden Yards....
06:52, 08/20/2019

Crests aside, more rain means more worries for river towns OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Mississippi River has crested at many of the hardest-hit towns, but with more heavy rain expected over the next several days, the latest round of spring flooding may be far from finished. The river was starting to decline at Da...
16:39, 05/04/2019

What Tottenham defeat means for the Premier League top-four race Tottenham's Premier League top-four fate will go down to the final day after they suffered a late 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth having had two men sent off....
17:26, 05/04/2019

This road trip means everything for the Mets’ betting future Beginning a road trip that features visits to Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia, the New York Mets clearly are at the crossroads of their 2019 season. Betting-market followers have been skeptical about the Mets’ chances for quite some time. New York ...
20:39, 06/18/2019

A new babysitter means it’s tidy up time at home… in appearance at least Stepping up the war on domestic mess and chaos in advance of an outsider arriving provokes bubble wrap-induced separation anxiety‘That’s not, like, mess mess,’ I say to myself, looking at the plastic bin filled with bubble-wrap atop our fridge. It’s ...
11:52, 05/26/2019

Johnson is rattled - and that means a glimmer of hope for Hunt The Boris Johnson show rolled into Birmingham for the first of 16 Tory leadership hustings, with a full-blown scandal and an unwelcome press entourage demanding answers to uncomfortable questions....
08:39, 06/23/2019

What Kevin Durant addition means for Brooklyn Nets SportsPulse: Kevin Durant is headed to Brooklyn and may have just created the new super team. As Jeff Zillgitt explains, despite Durant likely missing all of next season the Nets are in prime position for years.       ...
23:39, 06/30/2019

What Kevin Durant addition means for the Brooklyn Nets SportsPulse: Kevin Durant is headed to Brooklyn and may have just created the new super team. As Jeff Zillgitt explains, despite Durant likely missing all of next season the Nets are in prime position for years.       ...
00:00, 07/01/2019

Destiny 2 Players Can't Decide What This Weird Cat Statue Means Last week, Destiny 2’s Solstice of Heroes event began, bringing with it a new activity set in a new area: the European Aerial Zone. Ever since, players have been scouring it for potential hidden lore or secret areas that could be tucked away somewher...
03:26, 08/08/2019

Iron Man’s ‘Learning to Fly’ breaks down what it means to be inside the suit In a YouTube video titled “Learning to Fly” embedded above and a PS blog post, Camouflaj discusses how they tried to nail that feeling of what it means to be Iron Man.Read More...
12:13, 07/22/2019

What Encarnacion trade really means for Clint Frazier: Yankees GM Let’s not overcomplicate matters. The Yankees — like just about any team, particularly a contender, specifically a big-market contender — complete acquisitions when they perceive an addition will upgrade their roster and the cost is not prohibitive. ...
19:52, 06/17/2019

No cart means no John Daly at British Open John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open three days after being told he can’t ride in a cart. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced Tuesday that Daly, who won the Open at St. Andrews in 1995, withdrew because of a medical condition. He was rep...
08:00, 07/10/2019

John Oliver: 'A death certificate isn’t like a degree from USC. It means something' The Last Week Tonight host focused on the underfunded system of medical examiners and coronersThis Sunday’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on death investigations. While portrayed glamorously on television, the field is suffering. Over ha...
01:26, 05/21/2019

Climate change means nearly all glaciers in the Alps may disappear A study of what will happen to glaciers in the Alps under various climate scenarios suggests they will almost completely disappear if we keep pumping out carbon dioxide...
18:26, 04/28/2019

By all means back healthcare tech, but only once it is shown to work It makes sense to champion high-tech innovations, but UK health minister Matt Hancock would do well to wait until they have been shown to work effectively...
19:13, 04/28/2019

Mate X launch delay means you’re getting much better hardware for the same price One of the most anticipated handsets of the year was just delayed for the second time in a matter of just a few months with virtually no explanation. That’s Huawei first foldable phone, the Mate X, that was unveiled all the way back in late Feb...
16:39, 08/20/2019

Fed officials face weak inflation, but split over what it means U.S. Federal Reserve officials were divided Friday over how seriously to treat a slide in inflation, with one top policymaker saying the Fed was "close" to its inflation target and three others warning the weak price increases posed major risks the F...
20:39, 06/21/2019

Beth Grant on why working with women in entertainment means everything Beth Grant is probably best know for her roles in The Mindy Project and Bryan Fuller’s many shows, and for popping up in dozens of your favorite shows and movies. We sat down with the prolific character actress to talk about what it means to work wi...
20:39, 07/01/2019

First day of school means time to ‘leave the nest’ for kindergartens TUCSON – As many students are returning back to their classrooms for the new school year, kindergartens are ‘leaving the nest.’ For many parents, leaving their little ones can be difficult and emotional. RELATED: 20 things your kid should know ...
19:26, 08/05/2019

Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors Enlarge / How it's made: silicon wafers! (credit: Micron) At Micron's memory chip fabrication facility in the Washington, DC, suburb of Manassas, Virginia, the entire manufacturing area is blanketed in electronic detectors in all their various form...
21:26, 06/21/2019

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS unleashed Sony's new beast of a telephoto lens, the FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS, might be getting a lot of attention, but it's the more affordable FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS launched alongside it that will no doubt end up being adopted by more photographer...
17:26, 06/11/2019

We need Sony's wearable air conditioner right now The new Sony Reon Rocket is a body-cooling wearable that promises to chill you out in the heat. Folks suffering the current heat waves sweeping the world can all agree: it sucks to be caught in it between air conditioning havens. But, what if you cou...
22:26, 07/25/2019

The best lenses for Sony FE mount More often than not, there's no wow factor to standard zoom lenses. But that's not necessarily the case with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8GM lens, which is designed to be ideal for portrait and travel photography. The best feature of this G Mas...
21:00, 05/08/2019

Sony Xperia 1 Review The Xperia 1 is more than just Sony's latest flagship phone. It is the catalyst in the company's transformative turn in a new direction – one that would hopefully bring the Xperia brand back on the radar. It is the first Sony phone with a triple came...
19:26, 06/14/2019

Sony’s already won the next console war thanks to PSVR Sony skipped gaming’s biggest event, E3, this year and Microsoft pounced. Xbox stormed the stage with a veritable bevvy of announcements. about new games and services, and a slew of details about its next generation console — dubbed Project Scarlett....
02:39, 06/11/2019

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus Review Review indexDesign | Display | Using a phone with a 21:9 aspect ratio | Interface and Software | Hardware and performance | Camera | Multimedia, sound, call quality | Battery life | ConclusionHistorically, Sony has been conservative with its smartpho...
12:52, 05/02/2019

Sony Walkman through the years If you wanted to listen to music a generation ago, you likely did so with a Sony Walkman. The original cassette model debuted July 1, 1979.       ...
19:52, 07/01/2019

Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
09:26, 06/17/2019

Hundreds Protest in Indian-Controlled Kashmir After Crackdown (NEW DELHI) — Hundreds of people have held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir as India’s government assured the Supreme Court that the situation in the disputed region is being reviewed daily and unprecedented security restrict...
06:00, 08/17/2019

The Latest: Sudanese protesters defiant after army crackdown The Latest on aftermath of Sudanese military crackdown on protest sit-in (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters remain defiant of the country's military rulers, a day after the main sit-in site in the capital was...
13:26, 06/04/2019

46 ice cream trucks seized in New York City crackdown The city accused ice cream truck operators of evading nearly $4.5 million in fines and violating traffic laws for more than a decade.        ...
19:13, 06/06/2019

‘What is our crime?’: Detentions of politicians deepen crackdown in Kashmir To maintain control in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke autonomy for Muslim-majority Kashmir, India has sent thousands of troops to the region and detained hundreds of local politicians and party workers....
09:26, 08/13/2019

| Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings: activists Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday....
02:39, 07/11/2019

Mexico’s crackdown on migrants sends some heading south Mexico’s efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory is showing some bite as some people turn around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials say they will target human smuggling rings...
20:52, 06/17/2019

Moscow couple shaken but defiant after police crackdown Images of a young Moscow couple being beaten in a police crackdown against protesters have spread on Russian social media, and they say the violence has left them shaken but with their resolve strengthened...
21:39, 07/31/2019

PM targets drugs, weapons and phones in prison crackdown Prisons must not be "factories for making bad people worse", Boris Johnson has warned, as he announced £100m investment to boost security and cut crime in jails....
02:13, 08/13/2019

Trump says does not want to see a violent crackdown by China in Hong Kong U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would not want to see China violently suppressing protesters in Hong Kong and that President Xi Jinping could resolve the situation quickly if he met personally with protest leaders....
02:00, 08/16/2019

De Blasio gets hotel union endorsement after Airbnb crackdown Mayor Bill de Blasio gained his first major endorsement in his quixotic presidential quest from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council — following his administration’s crackdown on union rival Airbnb. De Blasio will join the labor union...
19:52, 06/05/2019

Death toll rises to 60 following Sudanese crackdown on protesters The death toll rose to 60 Tuesday following Sudanese troops having used live fire the day before to break up months-long protests for civil rule in the country's capital, according to opposition forces....
08:39, 06/05/2019

FTC crackdown targets operations responsible for one billion robocalls The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its law enforcement partners are cracking down on robocallers. Today, the FTC announced that it's filed 94 actions against organizations responsible for more than one billion illegal calls. As part of "Oper...
23:00, 06/25/2019

Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown Mexico's foreign affairs secretary says the government will not tolerate human trafficking and provided new details of the weekend "rescue" of nearly 800 migrants packed into semi-trailers....
18:00, 06/17/2019

Huawei founder: US crackdown will cost the company $30 billion Huawei’s founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years.       ...
16:26, 06/17/2019

LIRR employees refusing to work overtime after MTA crackdown Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers are refusing to work overtime shifts this weekend to protest the MTA’s crackdown on OT abuse, according to a new report. The agency is planning to use its police force to monitor workers’ attendan...
07:26, 05/11/2019

Stephen Miller flexes policy might with new asylum crackdown The White House move this week to crackdown on asylum fraud is the latest example of top aide Stephen Miller’s influence on President Trump’s trademark issue, according to insiders....
12:26, 05/02/2019

German state vows crackdown on criminal clans Intimidation, coercion, assault: clan crime is "not petty crime," according to the interior minister of Germany's most populous state. The problem had been "deliberately ignored" in the past, he said. But not any more....
12:39, 05/16/2019

Sudanese protesters: Death toll in military crackdown at 60 Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say the death toll across the country since the violent dispersal of their sit-in in Khartoum earlier this week has increased to 60....
10:52, 06/05/2019

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago....
04:39, 06/17/2019

UN Relocates Staff From Sudan Amid Crackdown On Protesters The United Nations is moving some of its staff from Sudan, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, as the number of dead from a crackdown on protesters soared to more than 100....
03:13, 06/06/2019

U.S. to press Pakistan PM on Afghan peace, terrorism crackdown U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations....
22:13, 07/21/2019

30 Years Since The Deadly Tiananmen Crackdown, US Calls It "Heroic" In China the Communist Party made sure the anniversary remained a distant memory, detaining several activists in the run-up to June 4 while popular livestreaming sites conspicuously shut down for......
17:26, 06/04/2019

U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday: Washington Post U.S. immigration authorities plan to launch on Sunday a sweeping effort to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed U.S. officials....
22:26, 06/21/2019

General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan on the first day of a general strike called by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council...
23:26, 06/09/2019

Sudan’s protesters launch general strike after crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan’s capital on the first day of a general strike called for by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Associa...
16:39, 06/09/2019

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators. Tuesday’s announcement caps the nationwide investigation conducted by federal, st...
18:39, 06/11/2019

Sudan's protesters launch general strike after crackdown Shops are closed and streets are empty across Sudan's capital on the first day of a general strike called for by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council....
12:26, 06/09/2019

Russian opposition plans new election protest despite crackdown Thousands of Russian opposition protesters were expected to try and rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a sweeping police crackdown and ban on the event....
02:26, 08/03/2019

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Is Curiously Sparing the Bosses Let’s say you’re a piece of shit who wants to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants in this country, for whatever dumbass reason—just pure racism, or because they’re takin’ our jobs, or because MAYBE ISIS???? Surely, with your totally consiste...
19:13, 05/31/2019

Trial of Armenia’s ex-president opens over police crackdown YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A court in Armenia has opened a trial of the country’s former president on charges stemming from a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago. Robert Kocharian, who has been jailed since December on charges ...
18:13, 05/13/2019

El Salvador eyes crackdown on gangs over killings of police SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s new National Police chief says he has been ordered to crack down on gangs in the face of rising attacks on security forces. Mauricio Arriaza Chicas says new President Nayib Bukele is taking a stron...
03:26, 06/13/2019

Russia detains nearly 1,400 people in crackdown on opposition protest The protest, which authorities declared illegal beforehand, did not represent a major challenge to President Vladimir Putin and his allies who have the resources to break up such demonstrations and jail people....
15:26, 07/28/2019

Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal....
23:26, 08/03/2019

Russian Police Detain Nearly 800 In Opposition Crackdown In Moscow Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the......
00:39, 08/04/2019

China scapegoats US to set stage for Hong Kong crackdown China is accusing the United States of orchestrating the Hong Kong protests to set the stage for a military crackdown, a rhetorical tactic that hardens ideological tensions between the rival powers....
05:39, 08/15/2019

Vanuatu to ban disposable nappies in plastics crackdown: 'We had no choice' Nation suffering disproportionately from climate emergency to phase in ban, believed to be world first, by DecemberIt is but a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, but the island state of Vanuatu is leading the global fight against plastic waste. The nat...
10:39, 06/22/2019

Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within a week...
04:13, 07/23/2019

Chinese crackdown on foreign names draws protest BEIJING (AP) — The Manhattan neighborhood, Venice Garden, the Vienna hotel chain. To the ears of the Chinese government, the names are too foreign-sounding and must go. Provinces and cities across China have been issuing notices pressuring private an...
06:13, 06/21/2019

Twitter’s crackdown on bots and abuse is finally paying off Twitter’s stock soared nearly 10 percent after the social network said moves to ban bots and bad actors are luring new users and advertisers. The San Francisco-based company’s quarterly results on Friday beat Wall Street’s expectations on revenue, ra...
17:52, 07/27/2019

Nearly 40,000 People Join Moscow Opposition Rally After Crackdown Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Moscow on Saturday after mass police detentions at recent protests that have been among the largest since President Vladimir Putin's return to the......
00:13, 08/11/2019

Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown SAN MARCOS, Guatemala (AP) — A near-death experience in the Arizona desert a year ago won’t deter Francisco Pérez from another attempt to migrate to the U.S., nor will an increased police presence in southern Mexico. The 23-year-old Guatemalan ...
21:00, 06/10/2019

Google cuts off Huawei after Trump administration crackdown The suspension amounts to a major blow to the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, which will no longer receive access and support for Google’s proprietary apps like Gmail, YouTube and Chrome....
21:13, 05/20/2019

Chinese defense minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the "correct" decision, citing the country's "stability" since then....
06:00, 06/02/2019

South Africa’s Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country’s new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa’s lawmakers were ...
17:39, 05/22/2019

China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown Tourists thronged Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday amid tighter-than-usual security, although most visitors approached by Reuters said they were unaware of the bloody crackdown on student-led protests 30 years ago or would not discuss it....
07:26, 06/04/2019

Four UK citizens arrested in China days after drug crackdown Four British citizens have been arrested by Chinese authorities in eastern Jiangsu province, the UK Foreign Office said Friday, two days Chinese police announced a drug raid there involving 16 foreigners....
17:39, 07/12/2019

Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdown Europol says about 15m of the creatures were seized last year in trade worth €3bn annuallyThe number of arrests for the smuggling of eels in Europe has increased by 50% after a concerted effort by enforcement agencies to tackle the problem.Eels are i...
20:13, 06/27/2019

YouTube issues sitewide crackdown on ‘hateful’ videos YouTube will yank down and ban “hateful” and “supremacist” videos — including those that deny violent, well-documented events such as the Holocaust, the company announced Wednesday. “Today, we’re taking another step in o...
22:00, 06/05/2019

U.S. might blacklist China's Hikvision over Uighur crackdown: source The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision over the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, a person briefed on the matter said, the latest effort by the Trump administration t...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Sudan protest leaders reject talks after 60 die in crackdown Sudan's protest leaders have rejected the offer of talks with the country's military rulers after 60 people reportedly died in a violent security crackdown....
18:39, 06/05/2019

Deportee tried to re-enter US with boy not his son, ICE says amid child-smuggling crackdown A Honduran man who had been deported in 2013 was charged with alien smuggling in Texas last week for trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with a 6-month-old child he falsely claimed was his son, U.S. immigration officials said....
13:39, 05/17/2019

Crackdown On Immigrant Families To Start Sunday, Says Trump A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of......
03:26, 07/13/2019

Barcelona mayor promises crackdown on cruise ships Ada Colau will also oppose airport expansion to curb tourism and pollutionBarcelona’s mayor, Ada Colau, has pledged to restrict the number of cruise ships allowed to dock in the city and to oppose the expansion of the city’s airport, saying: “We don’...
19:13, 07/05/2019

Crackdown on immigrant families to start Sunday, Trump says A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a dela...
00:52, 07/13/2019

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term....
17:52, 05/22/2019

Free Games with Prime: the free PC games on Twitch Prime in June 2019 Amazon Prime has a number of services you might already know and love. There's the free two-day delivery, a music streaming service and a video streaming service that all come with your subscription. But there's also free games. Yes, that&#...
01:52, 06/18/2019

House Ways and Means Chairman Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns Richard E. Neal, the panel’s chairman, dropped his use of a century-old provision in the tax code and instead used a more common instrument to demand President Trump’s tax returns: the subpoena....
01:00, 05/11/2019

Wash-out at Queens’ Club means Murray’s comeback delayed LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray’s comeback has been delayed after rain washed out the entire day’s play at the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament for only the third time in 18 years on Tuesday. Murray, who is competing in the doubles alo...
23:39, 06/18/2019

Broken UK politics means Scotland needs to choose its own path: SNP's Sturgeon Britain's parliamentary system is broken and as a result Scotland needs to make its own choice over its future, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday....
18:13, 04/28/2019

5% of Congress Was Born Abroad. Those Members Show What It Means to Be American. Twenty-nine members of Congress were born abroad, many on U.S. military bases, but more than a dozen are immigrants with at least one foreign-born parent....
04:39, 07/17/2019

Jump in wildfires means smoke’s health impact will spread BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will affect tens of millions of people and cause premature deaths to spike. That’s prompting peo...
07:26, 06/25/2019

Summer means a parade of long, sunny days, and it’s actually the worst Most people welcome long summer days. And then there are the haters, who loathe the unending light that doesn’t give way to night until it’s almost time for bed....
13:00, 06/24/2019

'It means nothing': Jürgen Klopp says Community Shield should be cancelled – video Jürgen Klopp questioned the importance of the Community Shield after one reporter referred to the final as a ‘pre-season friendly’ and ‘curtain-raiser’.The Liverpool manager also said it would be ‘completely mad’ to deduce how the season will unfold ...
06:00, 07/30/2019

What Robinson Cano’s ‘great’ day means for Mets return plans Robinson Cano’s return is growing near. Cano had a “great” day, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before his team faced the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Friday night. The day for Cano included batting practice and hitting against high velocit...
04:39, 06/01/2019

What Hong Kong's unrest means for Asia's largest financial hub Hong Kong has witnessed clashes between police and young people since April, after the city attempted to amend extradition laws to allow criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China....
23:00, 08/07/2019

What ASAP Rocky’s Guilty Verdict in Sweden Means for the Rapper Rapper ASAP Rocky was found guilty of assault in Sweden on Wednesday, but received a suspended sentence that makes him unlikely to serve additional time....
20:52, 08/14/2019

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03:39, 08/16/2019

Jeffrey Epstein called billionaire, 'man of nearly infinite means' — but is it true? Even as his attorneys Thursday reportedly proposed a $77 million package to spring him from jail, reports are emerging that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein may not be so wealthy after all....
21:13, 07/11/2019

Why your next Jeep could be electric: What Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger means for you Your next Jeep could be electric if a budding deal to combine Jeep maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Renault becomes a reality.        ...
22:26, 05/28/2019

Blizzard's no-show at Gamescom means we might have to wait until Blizzcon to see Diablo 4 It's been nearly seven years since the release of Diablo 3, so you can't blame us for waiting with baited breath for the official announcement of the inevitable Diablo 4. While Blizzard hasn't actually confirmed we'll be seei...
14:00, 05/01/2019

For Congress, OROP Means One Rahul, One Priyanka, Says Amit Shah BJP President Amit Shah asserted at a public rally in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan that the Narendra Modi government not just ensured national security but also brought in One Rank One Pension scheme for......
21:52, 05/12/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
22:26, 06/18/2019

TSMC's announcement means more powerful smartphones are coming next year Last week, Digitimes reported that manufacturer TSMC has started mass production of chips using its 7nm N7+ technology. This uses extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) to help produce more precise markings on silicon allowing billions of transistors ...
02:26, 05/28/2019

‘Winning by any means possible,’ U.S. grinds past Spain to World Cup quarterfinals The United States was hardly at its best against a spirited and physical underdog, but "we showed a lot of grit and experience,” said Megan Rapinoe, whose two goals were the difference....
03:00, 06/25/2019

Counterpoint: A Little Scuffle Only Means The Sharks Are Ready To Shock The World I have been a lifelong Sharks fan for at least two weeks, and if there’s anything my hours of fandom have taught me it’s this: Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky is wrong to underestimate the mighty Sharks....
02:13, 05/22/2019

Saskatchewan loses carbon tax challenge — what it means for the rest of Canada Chief Justice Robert Richards ruled that establishing minimum national standards for a price on greenhouse gas emissions falls under federal jurisdiction....
23:13, 05/03/2019

AFL-CIO tweets Marxist video calling to ‘seize the means of production’ The AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United States, has stirred controversy by tweeting a Marxist video and declaring: "We all need to seize the means of production."...
23:39, 05/20/2019

'This means everything to the city': Toronto parties as Raptors clinch NBA title Kawhi Leonard and his teammates brought home the city’s first-ever NBA championship. And their achievement was celebrated across CanadaWhen Megan MacKeigan made a dinosaur costume two years ago for a performance at a local comedy show, she never imag...
18:26, 06/14/2019

ABC teases a Marvel show about a "mostly" new female character, so let's guess what that means Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to wrap up its run on ABC next year with its seventh season, but it sounds like the network isn’t ready to get out of the Marvel game just yet (god bless corporate synergy!). According to a mysterious report from Deadlin...
08:39, 08/06/2019

What a disastrous pro debut means for Olympic champ Robeisy Ramirez One of the most highly anticipated pro debuts in boxing turned out to be a complete disaster for Robeisy Ramirez, but there are still reasons to be optimistic about his future....
23:26, 08/12/2019

European Union nations are living far beyond the Earth's means: report The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources much faster than they can be renewed, and none of them has sustainable consumption policies, a report released on Thursday said, as EU leaders meet to discuss priorities for the next fiv...
02:26, 05/09/2019

Trump Would 'Prefer' No One Make Racist Chants at His Rally & He Really Means It! Donald Trump spoke with reporters outside the White House today just before departing for tonight’s big rally in Cincinnati, and he had some interesting thoughts on what will happen if the crowd revives the Ilhan Omar-directed “Send Her Back” chant ...
00:26, 08/02/2019

New Breakthrough Means We Can Finally Detect the Color Red in Ancient Fossils Some 3 million years ago, a tiny mouse featuring reddish fur on its back and a white belly scurried across the landscape of what is now Germany. We know this thanks to a remarkable new breakthrough in which reddish color pigment was detected in an an...
23:13, 05/21/2019

Villar slam, Means’ pitching lifts Orioles past Red Sox 4-1 BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam, John Means handcuffed Boston’s torrid offense over seven innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox 4-1 Monday night. Villar connected in the second inning off Josh Smith (0-1), who was...
05:00, 05/07/2019

Pride, film history — What 2019 means for the LGBT community This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the gay pride movement. 2019 also marks 100 years since the first movie to deal with homosexuality, which caused an uproar back then....
17:13, 06/28/2019

For Greeks, burgeoning gig economy means low wages, long hours When he set up his own business washing boats and cars on the Greek island of Skyros nearly a decade ago, 42-year old Nikos Vourliotis was a young man with dreams and aspirations....
23:13, 07/04/2019

Google expected to achieve quantum supremacy in 2019: Here’s what that means Google‘s reportedly on the verge of demonstrating a quantum computer capable of feats no ordinary classical computer could perform. The term for this is quantum supremacy, and experts believe the Mountain View company could be mere months from achiev...
14:13, 07/20/2019

SBI Introduces Repo Rate-Linked Home Loan. Here's What It Means For You SBI or State Bank of India has introduced repo rate-linked home loans. SBI, the country's largest bank by assets, said in a statement last Friday that it would offer home loans linked to the repo rate......
10:52, 06/10/2019

Met Gala 2019: Stars explain what camp means, show off their looks Celine Dion, Billy Porter, Lena Waithe and more celebrities take over the Met Gala red carpet and explore the theme, "Notes on Fashion."        ...
08:26, 05/07/2019

Why Trump’s China trade talks boosted the market — and what it all means First, nothing new has happened with the China talks except that the two countries, after a casual meeting this past weekend, appear to have decided to pull back on the threat of more trade tariffs and to resume talks....
07:26, 07/02/2019

U.S. Agents Told Huawei Still Blacklisted Despite Trump Comments, Because Nothing Means Anything Last week during the Group of 20 summit in Japan, President Donald Trump announced that U.S. companies could start selling tech components to Huawei, seemingly halting a weeks-long ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant.Read more......
21:52, 07/03/2019

Tennis: Wawrinka means business as he opens with easy victory Stan Wawrinka was barely mentioned in the Wimbledon build-up with all the focus on the men's "big three" and the young guns hoping to shake things up but the Swiss means business....
15:13, 07/01/2019

The Indian Government Is Revoking Kashmir’s Special Status. Here’s What That Means The Indian government on Monday announced plans to divide up the contested Himalayan region of Kashmir and change the constitutional settlement guaranteeing its semi-autonomous status, provoking uproar in Parliament and fears of an imminent clash wit...
21:00, 08/05/2019

Sony shows off PS4 Spider-Man game on PS5 We’ve allegedly had our first look at what Sony‘s next-generation PlayStation console will be capable of doing — and, unfortunately, what we saw didn’t show us much of anything except that the PS5 will be able to run PS4 games very well. That’s great...
23:13, 05/21/2019

Sony’s HT-Z9F Atmos Soundbar Is More Impressive Than It Has Any Right to Be When it comes to home theater gear, sound quality is often at odds with practicality. While I love my big tower speakers and the Marantz receiver they’re connected to, they’ve become less sensible in a living room with toddlers running around. So I b...
00:26, 06/28/2019

'Spider-Man' and 'God of War' highlight Sony's E3 PS4 sale Sony might not officially have a physical presence at E3 this year, but that isn't stopping it from holding its PlayStation Days of Play sale. Not only is there a limited edition, 1TB PS4 in steel black ($300) and a discount on the jet black PS4...
20:13, 06/07/2019

Sony Has Shipped 100 Million PS4s The PS5 may be on the horizon, but the PS4 is far from dead. Sony reports that they have now shipped 100 million PS4s between the machine’s late 2013 launch and June 30 of this year....
17:13, 07/30/2019

Sony is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company's First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner, the Reon Pocket, that slips into a pouch in a speci...
16:39, 07/28/2019

Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Your questions answered Our Sony Xperia 1 review is out, answering all of the important questions regarding Sony's first flagship phone for 2019. We used and tested the device for more than a week, and our verdict is clear - it's a rather good phone that has just a few shor...
18:39, 06/26/2019

Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar Review The Sony HT-X8500 promises a sound boost to your TV audio without taking up as much space as a typical surround-sound speaker system. We review this Rs. 30,990 soundbar to see what it's capable of....
12:39, 06/10/2019

Sony appears to register three new cameras Is the Sony A7S III finally on its way? News of three cameras being registered for wireless certification has once again fueled speculation that Sony's long-awaited full-frame mirrorless camera is on the way.Of the raft of ways in which informat...
20:39, 07/04/2019

Sony will keep making smartphones, whatever the cost Sony's new CEO has confirmed that the company will keep faith in its mobile division, despite its numerous struggles. Kenichiro Yoshida (pictured), who replaced Kaz Hirai as head of the Japanese giant, told journalists that he wouldn't walk...
15:00, 05/22/2019

Sony could be working on a foldable 5G phone Although there are still no commercially-available foldable phones, nearly every smartphone company has a foldable handset rumored or confirmed to be in the works, and it seems Sony might be joining that ever-growing list with the Sony Xperia F.The S...
13:39, 05/30/2019

Sony Xperia 1 review: Powerful, but not sensible I don't love admitting this, but it can be hard to take Sony's phones seriously sometimes. That's not because of a lack of effort on its part — it's more that the phones they do release often seem gleefully out of step with ...
21:13, 07/15/2019

CHEAP: $500 off a complete Sony A7R III photography kit? Why the F not Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Look, let’s be honest: smartphone cameras are getting ridiculously good these days. The images are getting sharper, brighter, and more vibrant as the tech inside ...
18:00, 08/02/2019

PS5 Price Warning: Would you be willing to pay THIS for Sony's Next-Gen Console PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are on their way, but how much will they cost? One survey has asked gamers what they’d be willing to pay for next-gen tech and the results are in....
11:01, 08/11/2019

Sony Is Testing 16-Person Parties For PS4 Party chat on PS4 may be doubling, if an upcoming test by Sony is a success. The platform-holder announced today that users can sign up to beta test 16-person parties, up from the current limit of eight....
17:52, 06/04/2019

The Morning After: Sony and Microsoft are teaming up Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's Friday. We'll have to wait until next week for SpaceX's Starlink launch, but, for now, there's a review of Beats new true-wireless earbuds and an unexpected online-gaming alignment betwe...
15:52, 05/17/2019

Sony wants to build a wearable ‘air conditioner’ This is certainly one way to beat the heat. Sony, via its experimental First Flight program, is crowdfunding a wearable “air conditioner” known as the Reon Pocket that people could wear as they deal with high temperatures. According to a ...
00:00, 07/30/2019

Sony won't sell off its mobile unit Sony has no plans to sell or shut down its smartphone business, believing the unit to be an important strategic asset in its efforts to sell other products such as televisions and gaming equipment.At its peak, Sony commanded a nine per cent share of ...
11:26, 05/23/2019

Sony developing wearable air conditioner CNN – When it’s brutally hot, anywhere with air conditioning is the place to be. But what about those times when you can’t enjoy air conditioning’s cool breeze? Get your AC to go! Seriously. Take a look at Sony’s mini AC...
01:39, 08/01/2019

Sony says the PlayStation 5 will be 'immersive' and 'seamless' Sony has revealed that the next-generation PS5 will have "immersive" gameplay and "seamless" PlayStation Now online performance thanks to "dramatically" improved graphics performance and a revamped cloud system. During a corporate strategy presentati...
06:00, 05/21/2019

Sony shares some details about the PlayStation 5 Lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Mark Cerny gave a lengthy interview to Wired’s Peter Rubin and shared some details about Sony’s next-gen console — the console that is likely to be called the PlayStation 5. The next PlayStati...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Sony Shows Off PS5 Loading Times We’re still a while away from getting an official look at Sony’s next PlayStation console, but the company has provided an early glimpse at some of its capabilities today during a meeting in Japan....
04:39, 05/21/2019

Sony's Xperia XZ4 Compact isn't dead after all, but you still can't have it The Xperia Z1 Compact was announced back in early 2014 and kicked off a new lineup that’d eventually include smaller versions of many Sony flagships. These smartphones were never best-sellers but the company did always seem pleased with results, so i...
20:13, 05/16/2019

Spider-Man is out of the MCU thanks to Sony/Disney standoff Enlarge / "Mr. Feige, I don't feel so good." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will not be producing the next two Spider-Man films with Sony Pictures. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Marvel / Getty) Deadline Hollywood reports that future blockbuster fi...
03:00, 08/21/2019

Sony's 61-MP A7R IV Looks Like the New Mirrorless Champ to Beat It’s been a wild past year for the camera industry. After years spent focusing on DSLRs or smaller-sensor mirroless cameras, Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic have finally all entered the full-frame mirrorless market with their EOS R, Nikon Z, and Lumix S1...
04:00, 07/17/2019

Sony wants to build a wearable 'air conditioner' Sony, via its experimental First Flight program, is crowdfunding a wearable "air conditioner" known as the Reon Pocket that people could wear as they deal with high temperatures....
04:26, 07/30/2019

Has Sony just registered another new Alpha camera? Sony threw us recently with the announcement of the Alpha A7R IV (above), just as everyone had their hopes raised for an A7S III, A7000 or an A9 Mark II – and that was before launching the seventh iteration in its RX100 line, the RX100 Mark VI...
19:39, 08/01/2019

Third Point Calls for Breakup of Sony ---Again Daniel Loeb’s activist hedge fund is pushing for the Japanese company to spin off its semiconductor business, saying its stock is undervalued and its portfolio needs to be less complex....
11:52, 06/14/2019

Sony vs Samsung TV: choosing the TV brand for you Samsung and Sony, both being massive TV makers with an international install base, might not seem too different at first glance. But if you're sussing out which to pick for your next television, you'll want to go into your purchase knowing ...
22:39, 07/22/2019

The German Data Diver Who Exposed China's Muslim Crackdown Research by Adrian Zenz, a born-again Christian anthropologist working alone in a German suburb, thrust China and the West into one of their biggest clashes over human rights in decades, after he showed how China built internment camps and surveillan...
12:00, 05/21/2019

India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown India's government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, the most far-reaching move on the troubled Himalayan territory in nearly seven decades....
09:52, 08/05/2019

| In blow to big pharma, Canada enacts drug-price crackdown The Canadian government announced final regulations that should cut billions of dollars from patented drug prices that are among the highest in the world....
17:26, 08/10/2019

Mexico’s border crackdown sends migrants south Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite as people turned around to head south.        ...
12:39, 06/21/2019

Putin leads Russian naval parade after crackdown in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has led Russia’s first major naval parade in years the day after a violent police crackdown on anti-government protesters in Moscow...
14:13, 07/28/2019

Balloon 'Tank Man' in Taiwan marks 30 years since Tiananmen crackdown A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's......
18:13, 05/21/2019

Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow's biggest protest for years Tens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the country's biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow's city legislature....
19:52, 08/10/2019

Vietnam to crackdown on Chinese goods relabelled to beat U.S. tariffs Vietnam has said it will crackdown on goods of Chinese origin illegally relabelled "Made in Vietnam" by exporters seeking to avoid U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports. Vietnamese customs have found scores of such cases amid the o...
09:13, 06/10/2019

Feds arrest 32 in kickoff of San Francisco drug, crime crackdown Federal officials said Wednesday that 32 people, many of them Honduran nationals, had been arrested in connection with two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into San Francisco's notorious Tenderloin District....
01:26, 08/08/2019

Russian police accuse 10 of mass unrest in crackdown on eve of rally Russian authorities on Friday moved to press criminal charges against 10 people for their involvement in what they called mass unrest at an opposition protest last weekend, as defiant Kremlin critics vowed to hold another rally on Saturday....
22:26, 08/02/2019

Sudan Pro-Democracy Groups Vow to Continue Protests After Deadly Crackdown A heavy military presence in the Sudanese capital appeared to deter demonstrations. Citing this week’s killings, the African Union suspended Sudan from all activities....
19:26, 06/06/2019

Sudan army urges elections after brutal crackdown on protesters The Sudanese military has promised elections after its agreement with the main opposition coalition broke down. The announcement comes after dozens of protesters were killed by the army and militia....
11:00, 06/04/2019

A pollution crackdown compounds slowdown woes in China's heartland For years, China's industrial heartland has been cloaked in smog, its waterways choked with pollution pumped from enormous clusters of factories churning out the mountains of cement and steel needed to build the Chinese economy....
03:52, 05/24/2019

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence. López Obrador said in the northern state of Chihuahua Saturday that the refusal to help foreigners in need is ...
00:52, 06/16/2019

Taiwan calls on China to 'repent' for Tiananmen Square crackdown Taiwan has called on China to "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square, as the government remains silent on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy....
11:26, 06/04/2019

| Sudan general vows 'gallows' for perpetrators of deadly crackdown A top Sudanese general as vowed to send to the "gallows" those who carried out a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this month that killed dozens and left hundreds wounded....
10:52, 06/17/2019

Huawei Chief Predicts Sales Will Flatline After Trump Crackdown Efforts to cut off the Chinese company from U.S. technology will crimp business over the next two years, said Ren Zhengfei, though he vowed a 2021 recovery....
11:39, 06/17/2019

Huawei says Trump crackdown will cost it $30 billion as smartphone sales take a hit Huawei says they are anticipating a huge drop in smartphone sales. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard has the story.       ...
16:26, 06/17/2019

'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report....
02:13, 06/18/2019

"If I Disappear...": Chinese Student Amid Crackdown Over Labour Activism The video opens with the 21-year-old sociology student facing the camera. His voice quivers as he recounts his interrogation - his humiliation - for days at the hands of Beijing police....
07:39, 05/26/2019

Taiwan says 'unrepentant' China covering up June 4 Tiananmen crackdown China continues to cover up the truth about the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Taiwan's president said on Tuesday, ahead of vigils in the region to commemorate the event....
10:13, 06/04/2019

Sudan’s Military Calls for Election After Violent Crackdown on Protesters At least 60 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Khartoum on June 3 when the Sudanese military raided a peaceful sit-in calling for democratic reform. Troops shot into the crowd with live ammunition, set tents alight and beat fleeing protesters...
21:00, 06/06/2019

Putin’s Uncertain Future Shadows a Crackdown on Moscow Protests With questions over what will happen when the Russian leader’s term ends in 2024, the Kremlin appears resolved to prevent critics from gaining a political foothold....
21:39, 08/02/2019

Mexico's president says sale of plane will fund migrant crackdown Funds from sale of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s jet will be put toward the deployment of the newly-formed national guardAndrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to fund a crackdown on migrants to Mexico from Central America with proceeds from the sa...
21:13, 06/12/2019

Sudanese Protestors Say 60 People Have Died in This Week’s Military Crackdown (KHARTOUM, Sudan) — Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say the death toll across the country since the violent dispersal of their sit-in in Khartoum earlier this week has increased to 60. The previously reported death toll stood ...
15:13, 06/05/2019

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are feeling the chill of the Trump administration’s crackdown on fetal tissue research. Tissue left over from abortions has long been used in lifesaving research. New restrictions are ending such work at the Nationa...
17:13, 06/08/2019