Sunday, December 08, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
By Peter Janssen dpa (MCT)
BANGKOK — Anti-government protesters took a break from weeks of demonstrations Saturday to prepare for a final push to topple the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban set Monday as the final battle in their campaign to oust the premier and end the political influence of her elder brother, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
"On Monday, December 9, this struggle needs to end," Suthep told a crowd of supporters at the Government Complex in northern Bangkok, which they have occupied since Nov. 27.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
By Chris Riemenschneider
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)
MINNEAPOLIS — Before saying goodbye in a trans-Atlantic phone conversation Monday, Grant Hart suddenly asked, "What time is it back home?"
Talking from the London offices of his new record label, Domino (home to the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand), the Twin Cities music vet rather ominously explained why he needed the time: "I'm expecting a phone call from a lawyer in Los Angeles."
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
By Robert Workman
Ever since its release earlier this year, "Star Wars Pinball" has dominated the genre handily. How couldn't it? With impeccable design that hews straight from the films and legacy, and superb gameplay additions that will keep you competitively flipping, it's the kind of thing that demands expansion, just to see what's next.
Zen Studios has done just that with "Balance of the Force." This new add-on features three all-new tables based on bits and pieces of the Star Wars universe. You've got a table dedicated to the villainy of Darth Vader; one based upon the third film in the original trilogy, "Return of the Jedi"; and a third that's entirely original, allowing you to play as either Rebel or Imperial pilots in "Starfighter Assault."
Sunday, November 03, 2013
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
By Ricci Kearney
Anytime an original IP is released during a time where sequels and prequels are the norm, the company is taking a huge monetary risk. Still, when done right, the resulting game can result in a unique experience and spawn a franchise all its own. This is the story of "Dishonored." The first-person stealth assassin game was an instant hit and fans rejoiced. Now, "Dishonored" continues its reign of stealth and intrigue with its latest downloadable content (DLC) release titled "The Brigmore Witches." Is this supernatural tale worth the download?
I want to start off first by stating that if you have any connection to the story of Daud in "Dishonored," stop reading this review now and complete the other DLC offerings for "Dishonored." This is the final DLC for the game, and it completes Daud's story for the moment. It carries over all powers, stats and abilities into this game so it is important to finish the other stories first before tackling this story. Trust us, it will be well worth it.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
By Paul Rogers
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. Not long after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan in 2011, washing whole towns out to sea, concerns grew that huge amounts of debris could wash up on California's coast.
But as an estimated 70,000 Californians prepare to participate Saturday in the state's annual coastal cleanup, the question remains: Where is it?
Very little tsunami trash has reached California, or other Pacific coastal states, even though the disaster happened more than 2 years ago.
Federal officials have confirmed only 35 objects from the tsunami that have come ashore in the United States and British Columbia, ranging from two large chunks of docks that washed up in Oregon and Washington state last year to a soccer ball found off an Alaskan island and traced back to a Japanese schoolboy.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Spouses no longer need to nag
to get things done, digital devices
are taking over the task of reminders.
Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT
By Katie Humphrey
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)
It used to be that Mom harped "Sit up straight!" when you slouched. Now there's a smartphone app with a belt that gives you a buzz if your posture slips.
Other apps send reminders — by e-mail, text message or pop-up, on-screen alerts — to take medications, go for a run, get an oil change or clean out the refrigerator.
As technology aims to help us solve all sorts of mundane problems, smartphones have morphed into digital nags. Repeated "suggestions" from a spouse can grate on the nerves, but users say it's easier — and less abrasive — to let a device issue the orders.