'Not Good Enough': Rights Groups Respond to Obama's Foreign Policy Speech
Better, but not nearly good enough. That's the message many were sending after President Obama's speech at the National Defense University in Washington, DC on Thursday.
Collapse: Does Washington Bridge Expose the Crumbling of a Nation?
(Photo: Harley Soltes / Special to The Seattle Times) As the nation continues to follow the slash and burn economic policies of the austerity hawks in Washington, will a dramatic bridge collapse in Washington state renew talk of America's eroding infrastructure?
Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale
Chewbacon writes "Details about the used-game policy on Microsoft's newly-announced Xbox One console have been leaked. The policy explains how used-game retailers can survive Xbox One destroying the used-game market as we know it: they have to agree to Microsoft's terms and conditions to do so. In summary, the used game retailer can still buy the game from the consumer, but they must report the consumer relinquishing their license to play the game to a Microsoft database. They must also sell it at a market price (35£ in the UK), but the publisher will get a cut of the price. The article goes on to explain how Xbox One will phone home periodically to verify a player hasn't sold the game according to the aforementioned database." A big downside is that we're likely going to see the end of cheap, used games. A potential upside pointed out by Ben Kuchera at the Penny Arcade Report is that this would unquestionably boost revenue for game publishers, giving the smart ones an opportunity to step ...
Fed's Bullard wants inflation pickup before tapering QE
LONDON - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday U.S. inflation would have to pick up before he voted to scale back monetary policy stimulus and that this was unlikely to happen in the coming month.
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Turkey parliament passes anti-alcohol bill
Measure to curb consumption and advertising seen by critics as sign of government's increasing conservative policies.