Link Tank: Minecraft Classic Has Launched

Minecraft Classic, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Uber, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Minecraft Classic Has Launched

Clean energy growth has reversed after a twenty-year trend upwards.

“Clean energy growth failed to increase year-over-year for the first time in nearly 20 years, a landmark report revealed this week. The finding puts the possibility of achieving the planet’s climate change goals into jeopardy, as annual growth currently stands at just a fraction what is ultimately needed.”

Read more at Inverse.

The first son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has been revealed to the world.

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“Today, the world got its first look at Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of Meghan Markle, actress, philanthropist, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. The young lad is 7th in line for the throne, and while the Sussexes have decided to not give him any formal titles, once his grandfather becomes King of England, he’ll be formally a prince.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Uber drivers have protested the company’s policies on the eve of Uber’s IPO.

“Just days ahead of Silicon Valley’s most hyped mega-IPO, a group of a several hundred Uber drivers gathered in front of the company’s San Francisco headquarters and took over the street in a protest demanding fair pay, benefits, and greater transparency from the rideshare giant.”

Read more at Gizmodo. 

Minecraft Classic has launched to celebrate the company’s ten-year anniversary.

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“Video games are regularly patched, tweaked, and modified to the point where the original experience is lost for better or worse. For Minecraft $26.95 at Amazon, that original experience is being resurrected to help celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. Posting on the Minecraft website, Tom Stone, creative communications assistant at developer Mojang AB, announced the launch of Minecraft Classic. It’s the original game, which provided players with, “just 32 blocks to build with, all the original bugs, and an (inter)face only a mother could love.”

Read more at PCMag.

New York may be the first state to ban declawing cats.

“A veterinary procedure criticized for being inhumane could soon be outlawed altogether in one state. As NBC New York reports, a bill that would ban declawing cats has been approved by one committee in the New York State Assembly, but it still has a few more rounds of voting to go before it becomes law.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Netflix’s The Last Summer is a pretty boring coming-of-age movie. 

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“The final moments of senior year and that summer after high school graduation have been the subject of more than a few coming-of-age films: Can’t Hardly WaitDazed and ConfusedSay Anything, etc. It’s a time for goodbyes to old friends, last ditch hometown flings, and the crumbling security of adolescence as decisions about the future creep closer, forcing teens of a certain age into finding themselves… or whatever. Netflix’s latest entry into the post-high school, rom-com genre, aptly titled The Last Summer, follows a group of recent grads throughout, you guessed it, the last summer before college in an anthology focusing on the individual experiences of several Chicago teens. Mostly, it’s pretty boring!”

Read more at Thrillist.