Epic will mock Apple’s most iconic ad as possible revenge for Fortnite’s App Store ban

Epic will mock Apple’s most iconic ad as possible revenge for Fortnite’s App Store ban

Hot on the heels of Apple banning Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games has announced that it’ll premiere a new short film within the game called Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, in an obvious parody of Apple’s iconic 1984 commercial that introduced the original Macintosh computer. The original advertisement, directed by Ridley Scott, portrayed Apple (and the … Read more

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ejected from stands in MLB oddity

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg ejected from stands in MLB oddity

Stephen Strasburg was forced to do some extra social distancing. The Washington Nationals pitcher, taking in Thursday’s tilt with the Mets from the empty stands, was ejected by umpire Carlos Torres in the bottom of the third inning. Upset with a pair of borderline pitch calls from teammate Austin Voth to Mets slugger Pete Alonso, … Read more

Lady Gaga joins performers lineup

Lady Gaga joins performers lineup

The 2020 MTV VMAs will be a Little Monsters Ball. Lady Gaga is the latest addition to the growing list of performers for the annual extravaganza, the singer announced on social media on Thursday. The event, hosted this year by Keke Palmer, is already stacked with a wicked lineup, including The Weeknd, K-pop stars BTS, … Read more

2020 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Can anyone battle Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes for top quarterback spots?

2020 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Can anyone battle Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes for top quarterback spots?

Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes? It’s a question that will be debated in fantasy football circles (and real-life football circles) for years to come, and heading into the 2020 season, we side with Lamar, placing him atop our QB rankings. But it’s not as if Jackson and Mahomes are the only quarterbacks destined to put up … Read more

Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mail

Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also claimed anew — falsely — that Democrats were pushing … Read more

Apple removes Fortnite from App Store

Apple removes Fortnite from App Store

On Thursday, Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store. This move appears to be in response to Epic’s recent decision to let players directly purchase V-Bucks in Fortnite, circumventing Apple’s own payment processing and its 30% cut. Epic recently announced a new pricing plan for V-Bucks, Fortnite’s real-money currency. The studio reduced the price of … Read more

How women combat sexist stereotypes about car knowledge

How women combat sexist stereotypes about car knowledge

From price-checking to handling repairs themselves, women are embracing all sorts of tactics to feel more confident in their buying decisions, according to new research. The study of 2,000 women examined how respondents feel empowered by educating themselves and researching before making a purchase, especially in “male-centric” businesses. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Continental … Read more

US to declare Confucius Institute DC headquarters as foreign mission

US to declare Confucius Institute DC headquarters as foreign mission

The Trump Administration will require the Chinese government-backed Confucius Institutes to register their US headquarters as a foreign mission, the State Department announced Thursday. The Chinese government-backed Confucius Institutes operate 550 Chinese culture and language programs in colleges and universities, including 75 in the US. Last year, a Senate Intelligence subcommittee decried the institutes given … Read more