The Real Reason Google Search Labeled the California GOP as Nazis

If you Googled the California Republican Party earlier this week, the so-called "knowledge panel" that's supposed to surface the most relevant results would have told you that the party's primary ideologies are conservatism, market liberalism, and, oh, Nazism. Conservatives have been quick to point fingers at Google and other tech giants, claiming another example of [&hellip

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‘Prince & Knight’ Puts A Gay-Inclusive Twist On Traditional Fairy Tales

Haack, who resides in Los Angeles, said an overall lack of LGBTQ representation in children’s media inspired him to write Prince & Knight, released May 1. The book features stunning, full-color illustrations by Stevie Lewis that depict the prince’s stuggles in finding a bride, a battle with a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon and, finally, true love’s kiss.   Stevie Lewis First-time [&hellip

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Music payments startup Exactuals debuts R.AI, a Palantir for music royalties

Exactuals, a software service offering payments management for the music industry, is debuting R.AI, a new tool that it’s dubbed the “Palantir for music.” It’s a service that can track songwriting information and rights across different platforms to ensure attribution for music distributors. As companies like Apple and Spotify demand better information from labels about the [&hellip

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Nintendo Switch save backups are coming, but only to Nintendo Online subscribers

Image: James Sheppard/Future Publishing via Getty Images Nintendo’s long-awaited online service is finally coming to Switch in November, and it’s bringing a slew of benefits — including, importantly, the ability to back up save data in the cloud. Nintendo Switch Online, as it’s called, also includes free access to a library of classic NES games, [&hellip

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Stephen Hawking Finished Mind-Bending Parallel Universe Paper Days Before His Death

The prominent theoretical physicist and cosmologist co-authored a research paper about the existence of parallel universes similar to our own, which the Journal of High-Energy Physics posthumously published on Friday.  Thomas Hertog, a co-author of the study, told the BBC that he and Hawking were wrestling with the idea that the Big Bang actually resulted in the creation of [&hellip

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The Fall of Gondolin, ‘new’ JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018

Edited by his son Christopher, Tolkiens tale of a reluctant hero defending a city was written while the author was in hospital after the Battle of the Somme JRR Tolkiens The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called the first [&hellip

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FBI sought Trump’s communications with his personal lawyer regarding ‘Access Hollywood’

(CNN)FBI agents who raided the home, office and hotel of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer sought communications that Trump had with attorney Michael Cohen and others regarding the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that captured Trump making lewd remarks about women that surfaced a month before the election, according to sources familiar with the matter. The search [&hellip

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Trump Defends Pruitts Condo Lease, Security; Says Travel Spending OK

President has seen condo lease documents, official says Person familiar says Republican-led panel also probing Pruitt prominent conservatives have come to Pruitt’s defense. Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina indicated he’d begun inquiring into Pruitt’s actions, according to a video shot by activists on Friday and released by Friends of the Earth. Security [&hellip

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Trevor Noah Says The Scary Truth About Trump’s Rumored Love Child

That’s what Trevor Noah wants to know after a rumor of a Donald Trump love child emerged Thursday. The New Yorker investigated a claim that the National Enquirer’s publishing company paid off a doorman in Trump Tower to keep quiet about a child Trump supposedly fathered with an employee. Several former employees of the publisher anonymously [&hellip

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New federal rules blamed in disappearance of Kindle erotica titles

The upcoming Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in addition to making Microsoft move to reduce obscenity on its platform, has hit erotica authors on Amazon. After many authors saw their rankings stripped on the Kindle store, essentially reducing their availability and visibility, while forcing others in the romance category to recategorize or get dinged as [&hellip

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