Anita Hill wants Joe Biden to prove he understands the violence women face

Anita Hill wants Joe Biden to prove he understands the violence women face

“I really want our leaders to stand up and say what happened in 1991 will never happen again.” Anita Hill would consider voting for Joe Biden if he’s the Democratic nominee, despite how he handled her testimony during Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings nearly three decades ago, she said in an interview with NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell that aired Thursday. He — along with the rest of the 2020 field — will have to demonstrate that…

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Taylor Swift will release a new album in August and a new single on June 14

Taylor Swift will release a new album in August and a new single on June 14

Swift’s new album Lover comes out in August, and her single “You Need to Calm Down” drops June 14. After months of teases, Taylor Swift has at last announced her new album. It’s going to be called Lover, and it comes out August 23. It will include 18 tracks, and a new single, “You Should Calm Down,” will drop at midnight on June 14. Per Swift, it will be “romantic.” Swift released Lover’s first single,…

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E3 proved that video game publishers want to become Netflix

E3 proved that video game publishers want to become Netflix

With the first details coming out around the next Xbox and PlayStation, you might expect those upcoming consoles to be the buzz of this year’s E3. But instead, subscription services have become the talk of the show, as seemingly every console maker and game publisher looks to shift the way that games are sold. Every major publisher is racing to offer the first real “Netflix for games,” selling games to players via a monthly subscription…

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Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

They also shot down a bill that would legally require campaigns to do so. Senate Republicans, by and large, said they would tell the FBI if a foreign actor offered them opposition research on a political opponent, drawing a stark contrast with the ambivalent approach that Trump espoused this week. As part of a conversation with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump said he’d be open to accepting dirt from a foreign actor on a…

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for attacks on oil tankers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for attacks on oil tankers

Tensions between the US and Iran are already high. These attacks will likely make things worse. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, an allegation that is likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Tehran. Earlier on Thursday, two oil vessels traveling through the critical energy shipping route caught fire, in what the US has now characterized as an attack. Pompeo…

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Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia hands-on: Why I can’t compare them yet

Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia hands-on: Why I can’t compare them yet

Cloud gaming is the undeniably industry-altering shadow looming over this year’s E3 video game conference. Paired with the rise of subscription services, the idea of running games from remote servers could not only change how they’re are played, distributed and sold, but even how games are developed, thanks to the promise of running software off the equivalent of multiple consoles strung together. The two frontrunners in the race are Google and Microsoft, two of the…

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Huawei is apparently showing ads on lockscreens for some of its phones

Huawei is apparently showing ads on lockscreens for some of its phones

A number of Huawei phone owners have noticed that their devices have suddenly begun displaying ads in their lockscreens, according to Android Police. Users began complaining yesterday that ads from Booking.com have appeared on their phones. 9to5Google notes that a variety of phones appear to be displaying them, and that Huawei appears to have slipped them into the phone’s Magazine Unlock feature. That feature allows users to have a rotating set of images on their…

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Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June

Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June

An announcement from Trump alluded to a potential run for Arkansas Governor down the line. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who’s known for offering misleading statements in defense of the president, is officially leaving her post, according to a Thursday tweet from Trump. Sanders, one of the longest-serving communications officials for a president who most often speaks for himself, will be leaving at the end of the month. After 3 1/2 years,…

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