Admiral Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates—the top defense officials in the United States—have come out in support of allowing openly gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve in their country's military. Both criticized the current "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and Gates has appointed a team to figure out how the military would have to change things like housing and benefits in order to accommodate queer soldiers. Interestingly, Gates seems to be planning on taking action whether or not Congress formally repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", at least making application of the law "more fair" by no longer discharging service members who get outed by someone else.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new bill that requires state colleges and universities to survey students, faculty, and staff at Florida colleges and universities to register their political views with the state, reports Raw Story. From the article: "It used to be thought that a university campus was a place where you'd be exposed… READ THE REST
PC Gamer summarizes its best 2021 picks on Windows and MacOS from the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, as does Eurogamer (which includes console picks) and Gizmodo (focusing on nerdy stuff). In previous years, we focused our awards on E3 games we've actually been able to play. E3 2021 was all-digital, which meant fewer… READ THE REST
Ivory Hecker, a Fox 26 reporter (and, apparently, a wannabe pop star) accused Fox of having "muzzled" her over a mystery story she was working on, and said that Project Veritas would be posting it instead. She blurted out the accusation during an unrelated segment about air conditioning. "Before we get to that story, I… READ THE REST
Staying home for birthdays, date nights, or just a regular Thursday used to be boring, but by tweaking your surroundings, just a little bit, you'd be surprised at how different your space can feel, even if it's just your good old living room. If you want to create an ambiance that you'll always remember, these… READ THE REST
Whether you work from home, are a gamer, or simply own a smart gadget or two, finding enough outlets to plug everything into feels a lot like hunting for the world's hottest toy at Christmas time. In other words, it's a little chaotic, to say the least. And while traditional power strips are an obvious… READ THE REST
iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, oh my! Okay, that may not be what Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, but if she lived in today's world, she very well may. While all these Apple gadgets have become a part of our daily lives, necessary for many of our routines and tasks, caring for them and… READ THE REST