ALF star Max Wright has died aged 75 after a long battle with cancer. The actor, who played dad Willie Tanner in the 1980s comedy, died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, according to TMZ.com . The website reports Wright was diagnosed with with lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for a long time. He played Willie Tanner - adoptive dad to stroppy alien Alf - in the show for four years from 1986 until 1990. Wright also appeared in early episodes of another hit sitcom, Friends, as the manager of the Central Perk coffee shop. As well as ALF and Friends, his TV work included appearances in E/R, Cheers, Murder, She Wrote, Quantum Leap and the TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. His film credits include Bob Fosse's 1979 movie All That Jazz and1995 comedy sequel Grumpier Old Men. His later years were mostly devoted to his first love - theatre, starring in shows such as Twelfth Night and No Man's Land. The actor landed a Tony nomination for his performance in a 1998 … [Read more...] about ALF star Max Wright dies aged 75 after cancer battle
Answer: Jets Bill Lear, founder of the Lear Jet Corporation, was continually focused on refining and improving the experience of passengers in his jets. Among the many things he researched and worked on was an alternative to the record player in order to provide jet passengers with smooth and skip-free music during their flights. Lear’s efforts were largely unsuccessful until one of his designers, Richard Kraus, built the first 8-track player (which was heavily informed by the cartridge design of George Eash and the work of Earl “Madman” Muntz with his smaller, lesser-known 4-track cartridges). In 1964, the Lear Corporation constructed and distributed 100 demonstration models to recording and automotive executives in a bid to drum up interest and support for the new format. Lear’s efforts to introduce a new format were successful and soon 8-track players were in use in his jets as well as cars and homes across America. … [Read more...] about 8-Track Music Players Were Originally Invented For Use In What?
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei said its patent talks with U.S. carrier Verizon is “common” business activity and such negotiations should not be politicized, days after a senator filed legislation to prevent the Chinese firm from seeking damages in American courts. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is seen at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2019 in Shanghai, China June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo The company has demanded that Verizon pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the telecoms equipment maker’s patents and is seeking over $1 billion, a person has told Reuters, against a background of mounting U.S.-China trade tensions. Republican Senator Marco Rubio has described Huawei’s demand as “baseless” and filed the legislation as an amendment to the U.S. defense law, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - which places a broad ban on the use of federal money to buy Huawei products citing national security concerns. … [Read more...] about Huawei shrugs off Verizon patent talks as ‘common’ business
As a part of the ongoing Ubuntu-Steam spectacle, Valve has published a new update on their website. The Steam-maker company has reaffirmed its plans to continue to support Linux gamers and work with leading Linux distributions that are known to be popular among gamers.Starting with Ubuntu, Valve has confirmed that it will continue to support Steam officially on Ubuntu. “It seems likely that we will be able to continue to officially support Steam on Ubuntu,” Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais wrote in the update. This statement comes after Ubuntu decided to ditch its plans to retire the 32-bit packages starting with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release.Explaining its earlier stance, Steam writes that the support for 32-bit libraries is also necessary for thousands of Steam games that only run on 32-bit architecture. While there are workarounds to ensure running such games in an additional compatibility layer, Valve doesn’t consider this viable for a regular user.Valve … [Read more...] about Valve To Work With More Distros To Improve Linux Gaming
Back in May 2019, Google promised that it would let you auto-delete the web activity and location history it collects through your Google account. The company is keeping its word by releasing new tools to set a time-limit for the expiration of your personal data.Now users can delete their location history, both on Android and iOS. You can choose between auto-deleting data after 3 or 18 months. Enabling this feature will wipe out the extensive trail of info that you left online.Please note that the same functionality for app and web activity data hasn’t arrived yet. Google has said that auto-delete tools for the same will arrive sometime in the “coming weeks.” Nevertheless, it is reassuring that we now have more control over our data.How to delete your Google location data?You can follow these steps to have your data deleted automatically at regular intervals:On Android, open your Google account in the Settings app.Go to to ‘Data & Personalization’Tap … [Read more...] about How To Auto-Delete Google’s ‘Location History’ Tracking Data?