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China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered

Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters This week, President Trump refused to let up on his rebukeof the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem. His response to these on-the-field demonstrations, along with ... Read More »

Colbert I. King: I don’t care about ‘Merry Christmas’

President Donald Trump went before a Values Voter Summit audience here in Washington last week and declared, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” There is no warrant in law that directs Americans to say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays” or anything at all. How we greet one another during the holiday season, Mr. President, is our business. Americans have a right to ... Read More »

Stick to sports? Here’s what these legends say about mixing politics and ballgames

“Stick to sports” has been heard this fall almost as much as “The President said what?” The developments surrounding the national anthem protests have put sports journalists in a vice: Do we ignore what athletes are doing on the field when it’s not sports? Or do we talk about it and potentially alienate the masses who want their sports page to be ... Read More »

Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console

Xbox One X. That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console ever.” That was Microsoft’s main message during the console’s reveal at E3 2017, repeatedly emphasizing the Xbox One X’s advantages over the competing PlayStation 4 Pro (without ever mentioning ... Read More »

Attention, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University is launching a new course on the singer to teach about black feminism

Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about Beyonce from the next academic session. ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’, a new course being offered at Copenhagen University Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ... Read More »

The Toys R Us Christmas payment plan all parents need to know about

Toys R Us is launching a new payment programme to help parents make Christmas more easily affordable. Yuletide is only 16 weeks away and some parents will already be scouring the shelves for that special gift for their young ones. However, it is a time when the worry caused by financial pressure can take the shine off festivities. With this ... Read More »

The Manual Car Is About More Than Shifting Gears

We need to talk about turn signals. The other day I got into a fight with a Lexus. The GS F we were test-driving is a sleek piece of $85,000 machinery with a snarling 458-hp engine and all the future tech you’d expect. It ate up the I-95 between New York and D.C. in rapid comfort and joy. Except for ... Read More »

Apple’s App Store Has a Big Problem That No One Is Talking About

Khamosh Pathak, a Vadodara-based technology writer, spends more than 10GB of Internet data per month on his iPhone for simply downloading new apps and updates. He says the amount of data he ends up consuming with this “less essential” chore has increased significantly over the years. Pathak’s views represent a growing concern among many iPhone and iPad users who say that ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but there’s even more attention on this year’s release. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy ... Read More »