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When a recording artist gets an award for going gold or platinum, the record in the award frame is rarely the record they actually recorded. While early awards would put “masters”, “mothers”, or “stampers” (metal parts used for pressing records out of vinyl) in the frame, today it is far more common for there just to be a random record in there with the official label pasted on (modern awards often use CDs).

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Warner Bros. Discovery, the new corporate behemoth created from AT&T selling WarnerMedia to Discovery, Inc, revealed its multi-year streaming and content plan yesterday. HBO Max and Discovery+ are sticking around, but next year, they will become one service.

We talked earlier this week about how Start11 can help you customize the start menu and taskbar on Windows 10 and 11, and not long after, Start11 was released on Steam! Now you can put that $0.78 of Steam store credit to good use.

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