Anti-loot box bill poses a real threat to sports video games

If passed in anything close to its proposed form, Sen. Josh Hawley’s anti-microtransaction legislation will punish, if not obliterate, a staple genre of video gaming for offenses it never really committed. That may be fine with you. You may not like sports or their games, you may hate Electronic Arts because everyone else does. But this is the […]

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Bill Yoast Dies: Inspiration For Coach Portrayal In ‘Remember The Titans’ Was 94

Bill Yoast, the football coach whose personality was portrayed by Will Patton in the film Remember The Titans, has died. He was 94 and passed at an assisted living facility in Springfield, Virginia, according to a news release from the Alexandria City Public Schools. Yoast coached at Francis C. Hammond High School, an all-white school, before integration in the […]

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Data Protection Bill a Deterrent for Businesses Who Wilfully Do Wrong: Justice B Srikrishna

The proposed data protection bill, making offences cognisable and non-bailable, is a deterrent for businesses who willfully do wrong as giant corporations can otherwise get away with flagrant breaches ‘merely by throwing the fine monies,’ Justice B Srikrishna has said. “Every modern statute has a criminal liability clause. That is a deterrent for those who will […]

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US Senate Panel Releases Draft of Controversial Encryption Bill

Two US senators on Wednesday issued a formal draft of a controversial bill that would give courts the power to order technology companies like Apple to help authorities break into encrypted devices or communications for law enforcement or intelligence purposes. The proposal arrives just days after an earlier draft leaked online and drew fire from […]

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Fertiliser subsidy bill set to reduce by Rs 10,000 crore next fiscal: Crisil

The reduction in the subsidy bill could help the government narrow its fertiliser subsidy arrears. economy, business and finance agriculture Overall reduction in the subsidy bill will be about Rs.10,000 crore. The next financial year will see the government’s subsidy bill reduce by around Rs 10,000 crore thanks to the cut in the nutrient-based subsidy […]

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Gujarat Passes Bill to Impose Tax on E-Commerce Transactions

With an aim to provide a level playing field for traders and retailers in the state, Gujarat government Wednesday passed a bill to levy entry tax on goods purchased through e-commerce portals. The Gujarat Tax on Entry of Specified Goods into Local Areas (Amendment) Bill, 2016, was passed in the state assembly in the absence […]

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Alexa, Pay My Credit Card Bill Please!

Amazon Echo users can already ask their virtual assistant Alexa to update their calendars, dim the lights and play some music. But soon they will also be able to ask Alexa to help them pay their credit cards. Capital One announced Friday that it is the first bank to partner with Amazon to let customers […]

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Bill Gates Says ‘Will Look Into’ Age of Empires Sequel

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and one half of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently took to user-curated social news website Reddit to answer any questions people had in what he said was his fourth Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Gates dealt in a lot of topics, from bio-terrorism to his life at Harvard […]

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