An additional thorn in the side of Detroit is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently going on in Las Vegas. As vehicles include more and more electronics for connectivity, autonomous driving or other security features, some manufacturers prefer to display in a more favorable environment. This mismatch between high-tech and horsepower has allowed the unlikely expo in the desert to continuously steal the Motor City's thunder. … [Read more...] about Detroit auto show the last of its kind
There has been a particular theory going round for the last year or so, that "box set" TV has replaced movies as the preferred form of mass, culturally meaningful entertainment. It is the likes of Breaking Bad, The Wire and Homeland that are telling us about modern life now, rather than Hollywood's simplified three-act confections. Grand Theft Auto V, however, hints at a future in which that role is taken by games – or at the very least actively sought by them. Unlike the vast swathe of wondrous entertainment the video game industry produces, this series cannot be safely pigeon-holed or ignored by non-players. For the last decade, Rockstar has wielded a sledgehammer over public perceptions of what video games are or can be; now it has struck with merciless force. … [Read more...] about GTA 5 review: a dazzling but monstrous parody of modern life
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China's economy shrinks for first time in decades BBC News - Global Questions, Coronavirus Crisis - China Why does China’s economy matter to you- - BBC News Coal consumption by six major power generators surged back to historical norms after May's "Golden week" holidays, according to investment bank JP Morgan. It currently stands 1.5% above the historical average, suggesting that power demand has returned to normal. … [Read more...] about How bad are China’s economic woes?
Chaos first erupted Tuesday after footage showed a white police officer knelt on the father-of-two's neck for eight minutes. By Wednesday stores including Wendy's, Target, Walmart and AutoZone had been looted, ransacked and some set alight before rioters tried to bust open an ATM. … [Read more...] about White venture capitalist is kicked out of Minneapolis office building after he was filmed threatening to call cops on African American businessmen using gym – one day after death of George Floyd