Archive for February, 2017

Q&A: What next in the long battle over Texas voter ID law?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has abandoned an Obama-era challenge to a 2011 Texas voter ID law that is among the toughest in the nation. Civil rights groups are still contesting the Texas law in federal court, but without the muscle of the federal government behind them. Here are answers to key questions about the case so far— and where it goes from here. ___ HOW DID WE GET HERE? Texas Republicans passed the measure in 2011 requiring voters to show one of seven forms of state-approved photo identification at the polls to cast a ballot. That […] Read More →

YouTube is coming to Comcast's X1 pay TV service

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

A screenshot from a Comcast demonstration of YouTube integrated into the Xfinity X1 platform. (Photo: Comcast) Comcast is adding another X factor to its Xfinity X1 pay TV service: YouTube. The nation’s largest cable TV provider, later this year, will add Google’s streaming video network to its X1 system, available in 50% of its 22.5 million homes. YouTube content will show up alongside other on-demand content and be searchable using the X1 voice remote. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated YouTube on Xfinity X1 Monday at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco. He showed how a search for The […] Read More →

Album Review: UNEARTHLY TRANCE Stalking The Ghost – Metal

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Unearthly Trance had quite a run from 2000 to 2012; five albums and a plethora of splits with bands like the mighty Endless Blockade and Minsk, along with several demos and a few solo EPs. But then they decided to call it off and Serpentine Path happened. Nothing wrong with that, always sad to see a good band go, but Serpentine Path has been plenty good. And then a 2015 announcement came. Unearthly Trance were back in business. Having been around for over thirty years, I get it when someone or ones want to hang it up and move on. […] Read More →

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