Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

Metacritic changes its user review policy to combat score bombing 

To prevent score bombing, Metacritic makes users wait 36 hours before reviewing a brand new game.

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Panagarry: Fear of Aus and NZ has gone 

Natalie Panagarry joined Off The Court to discuss being selected as part of the Vitality Roses full-time programme for the 2020-2021 season and said the “fear” of Australia and New Zealand has gone.

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Dell’s Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop is $600 at Best Buy 

Today only, Best Buy is discounting the 13.3-inch Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptop. It usually costs $850, but you can get one for $600. This laptop won’t outperform options that cost considerably more, but it seems to be a well-rounded machine for those who don’t use intensive applications — especially at this price. It has a 1080p touchscreen that can rota […]

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Reverend C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Icon Who Helped Organize the Freedom Rides, Dies at 95 

Vivian helped organize the Freedom Rides to integrate buses in the South and trained activists in non-violent protest

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Floods Put Residents And Vulnerable Wildlife At Risk In India’s Assam 

Heavy rains in the northeastern region have caused flooding and landslides, killing at least 80 people. Workers are also rushing to save species including the greater one-horned rhino.

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Walmart’s sustainability chief: ‘You can’t separate environmental, social and economic success’ 

‘The world has woken up — this is good business. This is about resilience,’ Kathleen McLaughlin tells the FT

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Princess Beatrice marries in secret Windsor Castle ceremony 

Princess Beatrice has married Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in secret at Windsor Castle. The couple were due to tie the knot  at the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace In May.

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Rising coronavirus infections risk a ‘W-shaped’ recovery, economists warn 

Rising coronavirus infections in large economies such as the U.S., Brazil and India have underlined the fragility of the economic rebound and increased the risk of a “W-shaped” recovery, according to economists at research firm IHS Markit.

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’30 Rock’ reunites for a ‘one-time special’ that’s really just an infomercial 

The cast of “30 Rock” got back together on Thursday night, but unlike some of the higher-minded reunions mounted during the coronavirus pandemic, the stunt had an overt commercial motivation to it — serving as an infomercial for all things NBC and its new streaming service, Peacock.

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Urbanista London review: Budget AirPods Pro with a fatal flaw 

Disappointing sound leads a list of several reasons you should look elsewhere for AirPods Pro alternatives.

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What Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 means for your next PC 

It’s hard to get excited for a new interface protocol, I get it. But Intel’s upcoming Thunderbolt 4 tech could end up making your next PC a lot more capable than today’s systems. Just imagine hooking up two 4K displays to an impossibly thin and sleek…

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Daniel Snyder is detrimental to the welfare of the NFL. He must go. 

Washington’s pro football franchise offers little to the league beyond losing and disgrace.

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Learn how to build a company that puts profits and users first, and VCs last at Disrupt SF 

Contrary to popular belief, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to success in Silicon Valley. Beyond raising traditional venture capital and beyond pursuing growth at all costs strategy, there are people in the start ecosystem that are finding success through less mainstream avenues. At TechCrunch Disrupt on September 14-18, I’ll be chatting with Conducto […]

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Jarvis Cocker Talks First Album in 11 Years and His First Time Crowdsurfing 

There was a time when live music was all there was. No shaky mobile phone camera videos of concerts uploaded to Instagram Stories or YouTube. No hissing bootleg tapes recorded out of the lint-ridden pocket of a teenage concertgoer’s knitted wool sweater. No sounds emanating from a needle against a scratched-up piece of easily shattered…

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Charlotte Hawkins presents Good Morning Britain in odd shoes  

The TV star, 45, only realised after the show that she was wearing two different pink heels.

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