The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 29th, 2022 evening edition

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Sony Electronics is launching a gaming gear brand called Inzone, aimed at PC gamers.

Inzone had been in the works since 2019 — before the pandemic — as Sony executives observed growth in the video game and esports industries.

Admitted latecomers to the PC gaming market, Sony plans to win players over through competitively priced products.

The Japanese conglomerate hopes that PC gamers — particularly first-person shooter players — will give Inzone a chance, and not associate Sony primarily with consoles.

He added that he hopes Sony can catch up by appealing to top competitive gamers and influencers who might use Inzone products and promote them to their audiences.

While Sony hopes to woo PC gamers, it hasn’t left PlayStation 5 users behind.

Inzone hardware builds on Sony’s current offerings for TVs, monitors and noise-cancelling ear buds, tailoring that technology to appeal to gamers. »

Alabama cites Roe decision in urging court to let state ban trans health care

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) on Tuesday urged a federal court to drop its block on the state's ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth arguing such care is not protected by the Constitution.

The big picture: Prior to Roe being overturned, abortion access was protected under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

The State can thus regulate or prohibit those interventions for children, even if an adult wants the drugs for his child," Marshall wrote in a court document. »

Zelenskyy calls Russia terror state, demands expulsion from U.N.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday called for Russia's expulsion from the United Nations and accused Russia of being a "terrorist state.".

"Although Russia is violating fundamental principles of the U.N. and international legal order, it is still not held to account at the global level," Zelenskyy said in a virtual address to the U.N. Security Council.

Zelenskyy's remarks come one day after a Russian missile struck a busy shopping center in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk. »

Couple bought home in Seattle, then learned Comcast Internet would cost $27,000

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Cohn spent many months trying to get answers from Comcast on how he and Zenobi could get Internet service.

Eventually, he contacted his City Councillor's office, which was able to get a real response from Comcast.

Comcast ultimately said it would require installing 181 feet of underground cable to connect the house and that the couple would have to pay Comcast over $27,000 to make that happen. »

California DOJ data breach exposes personal information of all concealed carry permit holders across state

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The names, addresses and license types of all concealed carry permit holders in California were exposed after the state Department of Justice suffered a data breach, authorities said Tuesday.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday learned of the breach from the California State Sherriff’s Association, according to a statement.

"This public site allows access to certain information, however, personal information of Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit holders is not supposed to be visible," the agency said. »