BROOKLYN, N.Y. ― Gov. Andrew Cuomo won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for the third time Thursday, overcoming a spirited progressive challenge that highlighted the ongoing ideological divide within the Democratic Party.Cuomo defeated Cynthia Nixon, 52, an actress and education activist backed by an array of left-leaning groups, who had trouble convincing voters that she had the experience needed to run the fourth-largest state in the country.Cuomo, 60, a two-term incumbent, is due to face Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, a Republican, and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, a Democrat running as an independent, in the November general election. He is heavily favored to win a third term. 9 PHOTOS Andrew Cuomo through the years See Gallery Andrew Cuomo through the years New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee look on as Pope Francis tours Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem in New York, September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan … [Read more...] about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon in Democratic primary
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In early 2017, the Attorney General of the state of New York filed suit against the internet service provider formerly known as Time Warner Cable in that state. The scathing 87-page complaint alleged that TWC (now commonly known as Spectrum in the New York market) defrauded consumers by providing internet service that was much slower than advertised. Now, a public commission is demanding that the ISP create a plan to turn over its network, effectively kicking the company out. As a result of the commission’s action, the ISP has 60 days to submit a plan “to ensure an orderly transition to a successor provider(s).” In 2016, the New York State Public Service Commission approved the merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner, paving the way for Spectrum-branded internet service in that state. In a letter issued on July 27, 2018, it revoked that approval. “Charter, doing business as Spectrum, has — through word and deed — made clear that it has … [Read more...] about New York state commission moves to kick Spectrum out over consumer complaints
Two years ago, No Man’s Sky’s rapturous press cycle that promised the suns and the moons culminated with the messy business of reality. While the game at release technically kept its creators’ promises of nearly infinite animals, planets and star systems, the actual experience was far more pedestrian than it had been presented in trailers and interviews. Much of the core gameplay involved trudging around similar-looking environments and shooting a laser at rocks until you collected enough materials for your spaceship. Repeat that about 1,000 times and congrats, you won the galaxy. Some players, who ignored the game’s throughline (and hype) and embraced its slow and repetitious pace banded together, formed a modest but enthusiastic community. From the rest of the playerbase, the blowback was fierce. Statements made leading up to the game’s release regarding things as esoteric as ringed planets or as meaningful as multiplayer were posted on forums and … [Read more...] about No Man’s Sky Next is an astonishing update, but don’t expect a brand-new game
You might be familiar with Kongregate for its browser games portal, or its mobile games. Now the company has plans to take on the likes of Steam with its own indie-focused PC games retail portal. Called Kartridge, it’s due to launch this summer, offering a range of pricing models including direct payment, free-to-play and Humble Bundle-style pay-what-you-want. Like Kongregate, the online retail hub will encourage social interactivity and feature an achievements program, from which discounts and deals can be earned. Kongregate launched as an advertising revenue-based browser gaming destination in 2006, expanding into mobile in 2013. In recent years, much of its business has been freemium-based, but CEO Emily Greer told Polygon she wants to embrace indie “premium” games. Developers will pay standard industry margins, but with bonus terms that will be especially attractive to smaller developers, according to Greer. “Our initial plan is that the first $10,000 in … [Read more...] about New Steam-style store coming from Kongregate
It’s a scary time for YouTubers: YouTube’s community guidelines are changing seemingly on the fly, demonetization is affecting a large number of creators and the future of the platform that many people call home is uncertain. Creators don’t want to leave YouTube, but they are trying to figure out what’s next. Maybe the answer isn’t finding a new home, but a new browser. Brave is an open-source web browser that YouTubers are using in wake of the platform’s evolving policies. Created by Brian Body and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, Brave’s design is based on Google’s open-software, source code program Chromium. Unlike Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or any other mainstream browser, Brave was built to block intrusive ads and create a less chaotic online experience. Included within the browser is Brave Payments, which the company introduced in beta in September 2016. The idea behind the Payments tool is that users should be … [Read more...] about What’s Brave, YouTubers’ new favorite browser?