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Ubisoft Toronto’s Watch Dogs: Legion is a triumph of innovative game design

Playing as multiple characters in a video game is hardly a novel concept, especially in party-based role-playing games. In fact, you could even argue that letting you assume the roles of many different characters is one of the most unique and appealing aspects of the medium. But what about a game where you can play…

Commvault launches Metallic backup service in Europe

viperagp - stock.adobe.com Backup giant adds backup as a service, with cloud-to-cloud backup and e-discovery functionality that can work across on-site datacentres and the AWS and Azure clouds By Antony Adshead, Storage Editor Published: 28 Oct 2020 0:01 Commvault has launched its Metallic cloud backup-as-a-service product in several European countries and in Israel. Metallic comes…

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court, Cementing Conservative Majority

Topline After weeks of partisan back-and-forth over whether a justice should be appointed so close to the presidential election, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday, eight days before Election Day—making her the third successful nomination during President Trump’s tenure and the sixth conservative justice on the nine-person court. Supreme Court…

The Pop World Kept Putting Nija Charles in a Box. Then She Composed ‘Rain on Me’

If you don't know Nija Charles, aka Nija, you definitely know the songs she's helped create. The 22-year-old New Jersey native has cowritten some of the biggest hits of the last three years, racking up two Grammys in the process. A nonexhaustive list: "Ring" by Cardi B; "Heard About Us" and "LoveHappy" by The Carters;…

Dominic Fike Calls To Defund The Cops In Powerful New Essay

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Dominic Fike has been poised for his debut breakout moment for the past few years now, scoring a No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart in 2018 ("3 Nights") and palling around with Brockhampton. He also got his own song, the ethereal "Dominic's Interlude," on Halsey's album Manic earlier this year, where…

The Very Best Frightening Reveals on Netflix Produce a Long Night of Scary

Campfire story season is upon us. While shining that flashlight under your chin is a special effect that has timelessly proven to amp up the scare-factor, letting blue TV light hit your face in a dark room can provide double the scare for half the effort. (Remember: Scare smarter, not harder.) If you’re looking for…

We Discover 100 Of The Funniest Tweets About “The Saddle Club”

If you ever cantered around the playground, pretending you were a horse, this one's for you. 1. Remember that bizarre group of girls in school who were obsessed with saddle club, said they could understand a horses feelings, and made sure you saw them eating carrots any chance they got? 😂 Just wanted to let…

18 Books So Undoubtedly Terrific, Individuals Have Quit Sleep Simply To Complete Them

Books·Posted 3 minutes ago"Sleep? I don't know her." —Your bookshelf, probably. We recently asked our BuzzFeed Community, "What is one book that is so good you literally COULD NOT put it down?" and their answers were so freakin' great, they inspired even MORE incredible responses. Here are just a few of the books that are…

Black Lady Sun Block Evaluation: Black-Owned No White Cast SPF

My earliest memory of sunscreen is in the fifth grade, the summer I earned a much-coveted trip to NASA Space Camp. I’ll never forget standing under the sun in the deep South as my classmates passed around a bottle of SPF. I slathered myself in a generous helping and began to rub it in, expecting…

On ‘Insecure,’ Exists Any Wish for Issa and Molly’s Relationship?

Not much compares to the pain of losing a best friend. It's a heartbreaking experience that often leads to bouts of uncontrollable crying, a carton of ice cream or two, and an unnecessarily long movie marathon. We do these things because we’re mourning a special relationship that once brought so much joy. Unfortunately, losing a…

29 Finger Tattoo Concepts That Are In Fact Excellent

1. buzzfeed.com "I got this the day I finished undergrad and was officially done with my education. I felt like I could finally breathe and exhale for the first time in my life." —aidagrace 2. buzzfeed.com "Since I tend to put others before myself in relationships, I had a heart tattooed on the inside of…

‘Recently Tonight’: John Oliver On How Policing Is Knotted With White Supremacy, Reforming The System And Defunding The Cops

At the top of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the George Floyd protests and Donald Trump’s bible photo opp and the excessive force police officers use — specifically against the Black community. That said, he spent the entire episode unpacking the problematic police system. Oliver points out that the violence we have seen is…

The 15 finest programs presently streaming on Amazon Prime

Need a new binge? We've looked through Amazon's catalog for the best shows included with a Prime membership. So whether you're searching for a snappy comedy, a historical adventure, or an emotional medical drama, we have you covered. In no particular order, here are fifteen shows on Amazon Prime that you should be streaming right…

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A Compilation of Command Prompt Tips, Tricks & Cool Things You Can Do

Although Windows settings provide easy access for configuring most things, the Command Prompt -- elevated or otherwise -- can be indispensable in a number of scenarios, especially when you know how to take advantage of it. Sometimes settings can be applied by typing a few characters instead of clicking through a series of menus, while…

White House Lists ‘Ending’ Covid-19 Pandemic As Trump Accomplishment

Topline The White House science office lists "ending the Covid-19 pandemic" as one of the top accomplishments of the Trump administration's first term despite the fact that new coronavirus cases are rising precipitously throughout the country, resulting in many hospitals nationwide approaching maximum capacity. President Donald Trump walks on the south lawn of the White…

Ubisoft Toronto’s Watch Dogs: Legion is a triumph of innovative game design

Playing as multiple characters in a video game is hardly a novel concept, especially in party-based role-playing games. In fact, you could even argue that letting you assume the roles of many different characters is one of the most unique and appealing aspects of the medium. But what about a game where you can play…

Commvault launches Metallic backup service in Europe

viperagp - stock.adobe.com Backup giant adds backup as a service, with cloud-to-cloud backup and e-discovery functionality that can work across on-site datacentres and the AWS and Azure clouds By Antony Adshead, Storage Editor Published: 28 Oct 2020 0:01 Commvault has launched its Metallic cloud backup-as-a-service product in several European countries and in Israel. Metallic comes…