Month: February 2020

Rich McKay: Too early to know whether replay review for pass interference will be renewed

At times during the 2019 season, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that replay review for pass interference calls and non-cals would not be renewed for a second season. Now, it’s not so clear that the biggest source of 100th season consternation will be scrapped. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Competition Committee […]

Tattoo parlour does free designs in marker for kids – but parents are divided

A tattoo parlour that offers free designs in markers for kids has divided parents. Some love the idea of kids getting something designed to look like real ink but others say it’s ‘a gateway to the real thing’. Artists at Ink and Skin Studios, in Shelbywille, Kentucky, offer the designs, which are drawn on in […]

Coronavirus concerns spur odd market moves

Some asset prices are moving together in unusual ways, an indication that investors may be preparing their portfolios for a coronavirus-led global slowdown. U.S. stocks, gold, Treasuries and the dollar have all risen in 2020 alongside persistent concerns over the outbreak’s economic fallout. Such synchronous moves are not typical, as investors usually have different reasons […]

Global PC market predicted to shrink by 3.4% this year (if nothing else goes wrong)

PC shipments along with many other electronics are set for a slower than expected year. Not only is general demand down due to market saturation and slowing innovation in the case of PCs, but present delays caused by the coronavirus may reduce manufacturing capacity by as much as two-thirds. If everything goes okay from here […]

Auschwitz Memorial criticizes new Amazon Prime show ‘Hunters’

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon Prime’s new show about Nazi hunters Sunday, calling its depiction of the Holocaust “dangerous foolishness.” “Hunters,” starring Al Pacino, premiered Friday and chronicles a group of people trying to stop Nazis living in 1970s New York City. In one scene, the show features a human chess game in a Nazi […]

Nearly 30,000 welcome pro football back to St. Louis

Take that, Stan Kroenke. St. Louis welcomed pro football back to town with nearly 30,000 fans at the venue where Kroenke’s Rams last played in December 2015. The lower bowl of the Dome at America’s Center was full, and the crowd was zealous and loud during the BattleHawks 29-9 blowout win over the New York […]

Woman who spent £23k to get 28L size breasts has a song called Boobs Dance

A woman who has spent £23,000 on plastic surgery loves her new 28L breasts and has even written a song called Boobs Dance. Sindy Starlet, from Oslo, Norway, started her journey to pop stardom after undergoing her first cosmetic breast surgery in 2005. Since then, the 30-year-old Instagram influencer has undergone three more breast enlargements […]

Amazon in Holocaust row about ‘Hunters’ series, anti-Semitic books

The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series “Hunters” and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, world leaders and activists have called for action against rising anti-Semitism. “Hunters”, released on Friday […]

GeForce Now reaches a million users as Bethesda backs out

Nvidia’s cloud-based gaming service GeForce Now launched less than three weeks ago but has already accumulated one million users. While many of them are surely just nosing around the free tier, that’s a number that’s sure to impress – unless you’re Bethesda, of course. Yesterday, Nvidia published on the GeForce Now forums that “most” Bethesda […]

Kobe Bryant memorial: What you need to know

Thousands of mourners are expected to assemble at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to honor the lives of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died along with seven other people in a helicopter crash in late January. Vanessa Bryant, the Lakers superstar’s wife, described the memorial service as “a Celebration […]