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Who Owns Generative AI Platforms? The Intel 4004 and Alexa's Impact

A new generation of technology is emerging, shaking up the industry in more ways than one. There's much to unpack, from the Intel 4004 generative AI platform to Samsung's Galaxy S23's "huge" system partition. Does Spotify's AI DJ have a soul? Hector Martin, a tech expert, asks the question on everyone's mind: "For those wondering why the hell we need all this..." He's not the only one asking questions—what happened to Alexa? Is it really easy to hack your smart home? What can Android developers learn from Stripe's Tap to Pay SDK? And what does China's vanishing tech rainmaker mean for business confidence? We explore all of these questions and more in this article.

6 months ago#technology
Alex Jones Reveals Guns, Crypto in Bankruptcy & Impact of Russia's War on Ukraine Is Money the Key to Happiness?

The controversial figure and talk show host Alex Jones recently revealed that he has been moving more of his guns and crypto assets into bankruptcy. This news comes one year into Russia's war on Ukraine, which has caused a global divide. It begs the question, what made Putin snap in 2022? We also see attorneys alleging that Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse is evading them, the UK and EU appear to be on the brink of a new Brexit deal, and the financial crime watchdog added South Africa to the 'grey list.' It's more proof that money can buy happiness or a life with less stress.

6 months ago#politics
Ocean-Based Molecule Could Fight Parkinson's China Silent on Mars Rover

From the deep depths of the ocean to the vastness of space, chemists and astronomers have made some remarkable discoveries in the past year. In South Korea, scientists debuted their first search for DFSZ axion dark matter, and China remained silent on the fate of its Tianwen 1 Mars mission’s Zhurong rover. In outer space, the Hubble Space Telescope spotted three galaxies about to collide, and a new type of salty ice may exist on extraterrestrial ocean moons. Closer to home, chemists have synthesized an ocean-based molecule that could fight Parkinson’s, and an unknown class of water-rich asteroids has been identified. Finally, telomeres have been in the spotlight as scientists study their role in aging and the impact of antioxidants on our health.

7 months ago#science
Bobby Lashley Outlasts Brock Lesnar; India Implements Energy Law; Bitcoin Rejected at $25K.

The world of sports, finance, and business had a busy weekend. Bobby Lashley defeated Brock Lesnar by disqualification in the highly anticipated MMA match, and Lesnar went berserk after the match. India invoked its maximum energy output law from coal plants. Bitcoin saw a rejection at the $25K mark, and volatility is returning to pre-Wall Street levels. 20 years ago, Lance Bass was kicked off a Russian spaceflight, but now he's back. Walmart is getting cautious on its economic outlook, and Gold prices may be going lower.

7 months ago#politics
Katie Maloney Slams Ex-Friend, Boosie & TI Beef Over Cousin, & Ali Wong Reunites with Justin Hakuta

Rapper Boosie recently made headlines when he went off on TI, saying, “If TI snitched on his dead cousin, he’s a rat. Our joint album is over.” Boosie’s comments sparked a fan frenzy, and many are wondering if the duo will ever collaborate on a joint album. Meanwhile, Ali Wong reunited with her ex-husband Justin Hakuta nearly a year after their divorce announcement. Katie Maloney slammed Raquel Leviss for a pic with Tom Schwartz, and Jeremy Renner shared a look at his electric stimulation workout for recovery. Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny’s rumored romance is heating up, and country rocker Marcus King married Briley Hussey in a beautiful ceremony. Sami Zayn said he felt “strange” after his WWE Elimination Chamber loss, Liam Neeson thought the “Taken” phone call scene was “corny” at first, Edge & Beth Phoenix defeated Finn Bálor & Rhea Ripley, and Adele said she’d become a “constant meme” following the Super Bowl.

7 months ago#entertainment
Goldman Sachs and US Economy at Risk Matt Weiss Put on Leave and Yellen Warns of Widespread Damage

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported record-breaking earnings for the fourth quarter of 2022. Meanwhile, Michigan's Matt Weiss was put on leave after a police investigation, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen warned that a default would cause widespread damage to the economy. In other news related to the cryptocurrency industry, SWIFT has reportedly cut off payments network access to cryptocurrency exchanges. But tech companies' quiet defunding of diversity pledges, combined with industry layoffs that disproportionately affect Black and Brown workers, has experts saying the message is clear.

8 months ago#politics
Saudi Arabia Wants Trade Talks on Non-US Currencies and US Military Slot Machines Earn $100M Annually

In a world of ever-changing international trade and investment, Saudi Arabia is open to talks on trade in non-US dollar currencies. Meanwhile, the US military reportedly earns $100 million a year from service members overseas through military-run slot machines. In a separate case, the Feds have seized more than $600 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Furthermore, Ethiopia is in denial about the injustices of the past, where "if you had money, you had slaves." In addition, JPMorgan CEO Dimon sees interest rates going beyond 5%. The Federal Reserve is also testing how climate change could hurt big banks and White House has made it clear that they will not negotiate on the debt limit. The US has also hit its debt ceiling, prompting the Treasury to take extraordinary measures. The trillion-dollar coin opinion is also making waves. Stay tuned for more details.

8 months ago#politics
Investigating High Egg Prices How the Federal Reserve Benefits the Rich and WWII Uncovers Ancient Royal Tomb

In todays news, U.S. farm group is urging an investigation into the high price of eggs, the Federal Reserve is being criticized for protecting the top one percent, a two 400-year-old royal tomb was found by accident during WWII, hedge fund letters provide a glimpse into the inner workings of the market, the high forgiveness rate of PPP loans is causing concern to many people. In addition, Turkey is trying to put a bounty on an NBA star, a video shows a man trying to kidnap a barista through a drive-thru window, Google employees are searching for answers after layoffs, ex-Genesis execs are claiming they raised cash for a crypto hedge fund before filing for bankruptcy, and finally a lesson for Italy from some old German ghosts on how not to criticize a central bank. These topics and more will be discussed in the upcoming article.

8 months ago#politics
Teen Girl Charged with Murder, First US Modular Nuclear Reactor Certified, Alec Baldwin to Face Manslaughter Charges

This article looks at some of the major news stories that have been making headlines recently. From the tragic shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Dallas by a 14-year-old girl, the certification of the first small modular nuclear reactor for use in the US, and Alec Baldwin being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 'Rust' shooting to the alarming inflation rate in Argentina at 95%. In addition to this, the opportunity to own half of a government asset through AWS, the Department of Justice informing Congressman Jim Jordan that information on ongoing investigations is off limits, a Utah doctor allegedly destroying vaccines and giving fake shots to children. Tony Dungy also apologized again for a tweet about litter box claims, and New York Yankees President Randy Levine joining AC Milan's Board of Directors, to Ukraine's allies failing to agree on sending German-made Leopard Tanks - this article looks at all of these stories and more.

8 months ago#politics
Texas Proposed Laws Labeling of Foods Containing Aborted Fetuses, SF Gallery Owner Arrested for Hosing Homeless Woman, RTE Calls for All-Household Fee to Cover €65 Million Deficit

The past week has seen several major news stories, from RTE's call for an all-household fee to make up for its €65 million deficit to the high-profile arrest of San Francisco gallery owner Collier Gwin for spraying a homeless woman with a hose. In Texas, proposed laws to label food containing aborted fetuses have also been making headlines. Meanwhile, D.A. Bragg, DOI Commissioner Strauber, and NYPD Commissioner Sewell have announced indictments in a massive construction industry kickback scheme. The state has rejected an AP African American studies class in Florida, while President Donald Trump has questioned whether not paying taxes is “really criminal.” According to Bank of America, China's reopening has spurred record inflows into emerging market funds, while the LAPD's ban of "thin blue line" flags has been viewed as a salvo in the culture wars. Finally, GM has reportedly abandoned a joint venture battery plant with LG, and the TSA's "no-fly" list has been leaked after being found on an unsecured airline server.

8 months ago#politics
Ice Spice Hip-Hop's New Princess is Just Getting Started

Alec Baldwin is set to face manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of a bystander during the filming of the movie "Rust". Meanwhile, Ice Spice is heating the music scene with a record that can't be ignored. Madonna is also in the news with her massive 2023 tour, and boygenius has released a track that has caught the attention of many. Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" is one of the biggest hits of all time. Jennifer Coolidge's acting chops were on full display in the filming of Shotgun Wedding, leaving J-Lo and Josh Duhamel unable to tell when she was acting.

8 months ago#entertainment
Rock Album with Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pink & Kelela's 'Contact' on Apple Music

Kelela recently dropped her new album, Contact, on Apple Music, marking a triumphant return to the music scene. Meanwhile, the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, is teaming up with music industry heavyweights Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, and Pink for her upcoming Rock album. Caroline Polachek's new album embraces the chaos and includes a unique blend of sonic textures. Gwen Stefani recently revealed her surprise at discovering her Japanese heritage and how it has influenced her songwriting. Spotify 22 recently caused a stir as it was unsupported by many browsers, while Spotify Japan has been relatively quiet over the controversy surrounding Gwen Stefani’s alleged cultural appropriation. To top it off, Arlo Parks recently announced her upcoming album and European tour dates, including the release of her new single “Weightless.”

8 months ago#entertainment
Tesla Price Cuts a 'Huge Success' Market Share Grows in China, Japan Downgrading COVID Restrictions

The Tesla price cut has proven to be a huge success, with their market share growth in China. Japan is looking to lift indoor mask guidance as part of its COVID downgrade. The European Parliament voted to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction, gold farming, and more in Europe. In New Mexico, the shooting suspect showed that Republicans seek a violent solution to rejection. According to Larry Summers, the 'greatest tragedy' would be if central banks don't finish the job on inflation, and the GOP debt ceiling battle could lead to a historic financial crisis in 2023. Meanwhile, a GOP bill would throw librarians in prison in the United States if they don't remove books about sexual or gender identity. Finally, the Supreme Court said it's unable to identify who leaked the draft abortion ruling, and the Fed is set to deliver two 25-basis-point hikes in Q1, followed by a long pause.

8 months ago#politics
Riley and Rihanna Make Headlines Apology to Rihanna and Eula Rochard's Take on George Santos

This week in entertainment news, Riley Keough spoke out following the death of her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, Stephen A. Smith apologized to Rihanna for his Super Bowl comments, Eula Rochard declared George Santos "crazy" and "unable to cut it" as a drag queen, the nominations for the 2023 BAFTA Awards were revealed, Regina King paid tribute to her late son Ian Alexander Jr., a cartoon from 1923 eerily predicting AI art generators in 2023 surfaced, Emilia Clarke looked chic at the premiere of her new movie The Pod Generation during Sundance, James Cameron slammed watching movies on phones, and Kim Kardashian purchased the Attallah Cross pendant previously worn by Princess Diana.

8 months ago#entertainment
Brian Cox and Adam Lambert Weigh In on Recent Film News J.K. Rowling, Theo James and Channing Tatum

Celebrities from the world of entertainment were in the news again this week. Scientist Brian Cox doubled down on his defense of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. At the same time, singer Adam Lambert criticized the idea of actor Theo James playing George Michael in an upcoming biopic. Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' sold a remarkable 3.2 million copies in the first week of its release. Actor Channing Tatum is still pushing for Marvel to make a movie about his character Gambit. Meanwhile, celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai-Aaradhya Bachchan, and Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh attended Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's party. According to actor Liam Neeson, the reboot of the classic movie 'Naked Gun' is hoping to start shooting this summer. Singer Selena Gomez declared that she is single, despite rumors of her dating music producer Drew Taggart. And actor Robert Pattinson made headlines for eating only potatoes for two weeks, criticizing the body standards set by Hollywood.

8 months ago#entertainment
EU Fines WhatsApp 5.5 Mln Euros, Meta's George Santos Member of Anti-LGBTQ Party Appears in Drag as Kitara in Brazil, Berlin Halts Exports of Tanks to Ukraine

In an influential series of events, WhatsApp was fined 5.5 million euros by George Santos, lead EU privacy regulator and member of an anti-LGBTQ party, who had previously been seen in drag under the name "Kitara" in Brazil. Berlin also announced it would only allow exports of German tanks to Ukraine if the U.S. sends its own. In a surprise move, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently resigned ahead of the election as the conservative party took the lead in the 2023 polls. In the U.S., weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fell, although the source of the COVID vaccine waiver's mysterious death remains unknown. A French union has threatened to cut electricity to MPs and billionaires amid a nationwide strike. New York's selection of Hector LaSalle by Kathy Hochul to become the state's chief judge is raising eyebrows. Finally, a Planned Parenthood clinic was recently set on fire just two days after the state passed an abortion rights law.

8 months ago#politics
Economic Crisis Fed Fears and the Right's Ridicule of Trump's Imprisonment

In a time of crisis due to the war, Europe is called upon to be a powerful force to help restore peace. The Proud Boys have brought attention to the fact that President Trump has yet to be imprisoned, while George Santos, a supporter of anti-LGBTQ+ laws, has been found to have participated in drag shows under the name "Kitara" in Brazil. Meanwhile, the stock market has plummeted due to fears of the Federal Reserve tightening. An old coin may have the key to unlocking the mystery of a lost Roman Emperor, while Pittsburgh Police have resumed certain minor traffic stops against policy. Prisoners in Texas have gone on a hunger strike to protest the use of solitary confinement, and President Trump has accused investigators of planting documents in empty folders. As the tech world takes a step in the right direction with Amazon ending its charity donation program AmazonSmile, Greek youth marched in solidarity with arrested influencer Andrew Tate.

8 months ago#politics
WoW Offline in China, 'FIFA 23' Beats 'God of War', 'Rocket League' Cheaters Hacked AI Bot

The gaming world is abuzz with news of the upcoming week. World of Warcraft, the popular online game, will go offline in China, ending its decade-long run. Meanwhile, FIFA 23 has dethroned God of War Ragnarok from the No.1 spot on the charts. Cheaters have managed to outsmart the AI bot in the popular game Rocket League. And finally, Sony has announced the launch of the PlayStation VR2, along with 13 exciting new titles. Lastly, GitHub updated its codebase, offering various new features and functionality.

8 months ago#gaming
Microsoft Cuts 10,000 Jobs as Boebert and McCarthy Butt Heads Over Vote

Frontiers MTG, the popular trading card game, is again in the spotlight. A report from The Washington Post has alleged that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) got into a heated argument with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) over her vote against the Republican party. In other news, Microsoft has announced laying off 10,000 employees as part of its “restructuring” plan. Meanwhile, the Elko County health board is set to consider banning COVID and flu vaccines. German police have reportedly detained climate activist Greta Thunberg during protests in a German coal village. The European Parliament has voted to take action against loot boxes, gaming addiction, gold farming, and more. Sweden's Prime Minister has expressed a desire to put Romania's Schengen accession topic on the agenda in the JHA Council. In other news, a recent report has suggested that pension reform may stoke social anger that feeds the RN. Finally, Eddie Jones was appointed as the new head coach of Australia after Dave Rennie was sacked. In a recent interview, Kate Middleton accused Meghan Markle of dividing the Royal Family.

8 months ago#politics
Ron DeSantis Pushes Permanent Ban as Covid Spikes in China Before Lunar New Year

The world has been in flux lately, with many newsworthy events occurring around the globe. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing to ban Covid permanently in the United States. At the same time, a Republican candidate was arrested in connection to a string of shootings at Democratic lawmakers' homes. In China, Covid cases have been spiking ahead of the Lunar New Year. Meanwhile, environmental activist Greta Thunberg was detained by police during an eco protest in a German village. In the UK, royal watchers have asked if the royal family is poking fun at Prince Harry and Meghan. In Finland, Prime Minister Sanna Marin declared, "we have to make sure the Ukrainians win." Finally, the United States has used the sale of F-16s as a diplomatic tool. With so much happening worldwide, staying informed and up-to-date is important.

8 months ago#politics
Sarah Michelle Gellar Weighs in on 'Buffy' Legacy, Tom Hanks Reflects on 'The Last of Us' & HBO Sets Premiere Ratings

HBO's 'The Last. of Us' premiered with impressive change in the game for Hollywood. Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of the hit show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' is opening up about the complicated legacy of the performance and its impact on the entertainment industry. Tom Hanks has recently commented on one of his best-loved movies that, surprisingly, no one talks about. With the box-office failure of 'Tár,' can Tom Cruise bring his maverick magic to the table? Finally, Madonna has announced a career-spanning greatest hits tour, promising a night of nostalgia and music.

8 months ago#entertainment
Fatal Violence in Afghanistan and US Two Deaths and a Robbery.

This week's news was filled with tragedy and headline-grabbing stories. In Afghanistan, a former female lawmaker was shot dead in Kabul. OL Devin Willock and a recruiting staffer in Georgia died in a car crash. In Los Angeles, two suspects are being sought after a smash-and-grab robbery at Macy's in Baldwin Hills. A new report suggests criminalization of marijuana may be a waste of time and resources. In Uvalde, Texas, the school police chief said he didn't try to stop the gunman in a massacre because he feared more deaths. Germany says that jailed Russian critic Alexei Navalny needs 'urgent medical assistance,' and a "kill list" was discovered at a Tennessee high school. Danny Masterson will face a retrial on rape charges, tech stocks have slumped, but a rally is sweeping across most of the S&P 500. Finally, oil prices are slipping as markets await demand forecasts and economic clarity.

8 months ago#politics
The Last of Us How HBO Adapted the Game and Pulled off the Sarah Shocker

The long-awaited HBO series adaptation of 'The Last of Us' has finally arrived, and with it came a major plot twist involving Sarah. But what other changes were made to bring the beloved video game to the small screen? Meanwhile, mobile game spending has dipped 5% as the market cools, but what does this mean for the industry's future? We'll also look at the debate between scanlines and hard pixels and whether pixel art is still retro or not, as well as explore the history of the 'Legend of Zelda' cartoon, the beloved Nintendo show.

8 months ago#gaming
2023 Critics Choice Awards John Williams' Refusal to Retire, Kim Kardashian's Hello Kitty Party

The Critics Choice Awards 2023 Winners and Best Moments was a memorable night! Highlights included John Williams not retiring, famously proclaiming, “Spielberg is not a man you can say no to.” Kim Kardashian threw a Hello Kitty-themed birthday party for Chicago, but Kanye West was absent. Lastly, the top 5 Veerayya fever gripping the Telugu States was a big hit of the night. Prince Harry recalled his “painfully awkward” first date with Cressida Bonas, and Andy Cohen reacted to Chris Wallace's question about The Real Housewives. Seth Rogen also appeared, blasting The CW for being "the least favorite network." It was a memorable evening of awards, star-studded surprises, and more.

8 months ago#entertainment
COVID Soars in China and NYC; Central Asia's Drought Crisis Lingers

This article explores a range of issues recently in the news: the devastating drought crisis in Central Asia to the new COVID variant sending NYC case rates soaring and Sweden's record fine of rare earth minerals. We'll also look at the cost of living in Australia, Europe's energy war with Putin, the Hawaiian Airlines plane that hit severe turbulence, and the official passport index ranking. Finally, we'll consider the startling new results that reveal the surprising behavior of minerals deep in the Earth and the alarming prediction of excess deaths in 2022.

8 months ago#world
GitHub, Docker Desktop 4.16 Faster Performance & More Extensions.

GitHub, Docker Desktop 4.16, Elon Musk and Tesla, ChatGPT-Written Malware, Sam Bankman-Fried, and basic electronics are in the news today. Read on to find out how the blog broke the web, how Elon Musk and Tesla owners are learning a harsh lesson on revaluation, what ChatGPT-Written Malware is, how Sam Bankman-Fried allegedly ordered FTX co-founder to create a secret backdoor to Alameda Research, as well as the inner beauty of basic electronics.

8 months ago#technology
The Myth of Anonymity Exploring Ekaitz's Tech Blog 'The Bibites by The Bibites'

Ekaitz's tech blog, The Myth of Anonymity, dives into anonymity on the internet. In this blog, readers will learn the dangers of relying too heavily on anonymity and how it can be used against us. The Bibites by The Bibites provides readers with a closer look at the most recent technology trends and how it affects our daily lives. GitHub Opinion dives into the world of open-source software, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of using it. Microsoft: Kubernetes clusters hacked in malware campaign via PostgreSQL show readers how malware can exploit certain software and how to protect their systems. AWS IAM: Advantages, Common Misconfigurations, and Best Practices provide readers with valuable information on how to configure their AWS IAM accounts and best use them properly. Finally, GitHub provides readers with an introduction to the world of open-source software and how to benefit from it. Together, these topics give the readers an in-depth look into the tech world and the importance of staying secure.

8 months ago#technology
James Webb Telescope to Unveil Moon and Planetary Atmospheres in Unprecedented Detail

The universe is full of mysteries, and astronomers use the most advanced technology to explore them. The James Webb Space Telescope is helping scientists to study the atmospheres of newly-discovered planets, while the most detailed images of the moon ever taken on Earth are giving us an unprecedented look at our closest celestial neighbor. Astronomers are beginning to understand the mysterious "backsplash" galaxies and the surprising similarity between mouse lemur retroviruses in Madagascar and those found in polar bears and domestic sheep. And in a remarkable discovery, newly-spotted black holes have been found to consume stars repeatedly. All this progress is being recognized with the Royal Astronomical Society's Gold Medal, awarded to Professor Tim Palmer for his groundbreaking research. Join us as we explore the world in grains of interstellar dust!

8 months ago#science
NCOSS Chief Joanna Quilty Families Going Without Food, Medication to Save Costs Amid Cost of Living Crisis

The professional wrestling and entertainment world is abuzz with speculation over a potential merger between All Elite Wrestling and WWE. Meanwhile, the latest on the Khans' interest in the union has yet to be revealed. In other news, Hollywood director Michael Bay has been charged with killing a pigeon on the set of his Netflix movie 6 Underground in Italy. In Australia, the cost of living crisis has seen families going without food and medication to save costs, according to NCOSS chief Joanna Quilty. A large-scale fraud has been uncovered, with Olympic legend Usain Bolt's millions feared lost in the process. Finally, your mortgage interest rate could rise further, even after the RBA stops hiking, due to the ongoing US-China chip war, which America is currently winning.

8 months ago#politics
Billionaire Nelson Peltz Vies for Disney Seat as Adidas Loses Court Battle & Uber Eats Could Cost You $628K

Billionaire Nelson Peltz is making news with his business decisions as he vies for a seat on Disney's board. Meanwhile, Adidas lost a court battle against designer Thom Browne over stripes. Uber Eats and coffee runs may cost you up to $628,000 in potential investments, and McDonald's potato scallops have an Aussie fish and chip owner slamming their "bulls**t" move. ABC is now facing a lawsuit from T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach that could become racial, and Justin Roiland, creator of "Rick and Morty," faces a domestic violence charge. In Giants news, Adoree' Jackson's status, Evan Neal, Daniel Jones, and more headlines are making the rounds. Air New Zealand calls out Prince Harry for a bizarre lie in his memoir, and Wall Street rises as data offset disappointing bank results.

8 months ago#politics
Kate Middleton Marks 41st Birthday & Aidan is Back A Tale of Two Remarkable Stories

The celebrity news world is constantly in flux, and this week is no exception! From Prince Harry's new book, Spare, to Cate Blanchett discussing her latest movie, Tár, and the fallout from Kate Middleton's 41st birthday, this story is full of newsworthy events. Add to that Robbie Bachman's death, the return of Aidan from "Sex and the City," Miley Cyrus' new song about her marriage with Liam Hemsworth, Lisa Marie Presley's death and Russell Crowe's fond memories of her, Ezra Miller's legal troubles, and Kanye West's reported marriage to an Australian Yeezy designer, and you have a week full of celebrity news that is sure to keep you informed and entertained.

8 months ago#entertainment
Lisa Marie Presley and Tatjana Patitz Two Iconic '90s Supermodels Pass Away, Andrew Garfield's Flirty Interview Goes Viral.

It has been a week of tragedy and triumph in the world of celebrities. Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, has died at the age of 54. Supermodel Tatjana Patitz has also passed away at 56, prompting a look back at the '90s supermodels and where they are now. Andrew Garfield's flirty interview has gone viral, and Prince Harry reveals he has enough material to publish a second memoir. At the same time, Margot Robbie recalls her 'wild ride' filming Babylon, and BIGBANG's Taeyang released a music video for his solo single featuring BTS's Jimin. Finally, Pokimane is scared of future AI streamers.

8 months ago#entertainment
Unusual Brightening Star Captured by NASA's Lunar Flashlight Probe on its Way to the Moon

NASA is pushing the boundaries of space exploration with their Lunar Flashlight probe, heading to the moon despite some technical difficulties. Meanwhile, an unusually brightening star has caught the attention of scientists, and the James Webb telescope has traced arcs of dusty star formation. If you're looking for something to spot in the night sky, the International Space Station is an easy way to get started. Even more exciting, two huge black holes are on the verge of colliding with an explosion that will be incalculable. NASA has also proposed ambitious and innovative funding ideas, such as a space seaplane. The James Webb Space Telescope recently revealed the first world discovered outside our Earth. We now know we live inside a 1000-light-year-wide bubble whose magnetism has been mapped. Scientists have also found an extinct giant tortoise from 1,000 years ago, and an unusually large fossilized flower preserved in amber has been identified. With all this going on in the world of space exploration, the future of space is certain to be full of surprises!

8 months ago#science
Delta CEO Calls for Increased FAA Funding After Outage; BlackRock Buys Stake in 401k Startup; BofA Tops Estimates.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian has called Washington to increase FAA funding following an "unacceptable" outage. Meanwhile, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, just acquired a stake in a small-business 401(k) startup. Bank of America exceeded expectations, with revenue driven up by higher rates. China has also developed 'golden shares' in two Alibaba units. Despite these newsworthy headlines, Tesla shares are sinking in the premarket today. Ioneer, a lithium mining company, was recently granted a $700 million conditional loan from the Energy Department, while Citigroup's fourth-quarter profit declined 21%. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also announced he will take a 50% pay hit following shareholder feedback. To learn more about these headlines, keep reading to learn the five key things to know before the stock market opens on Friday, January 13.

8 months ago#politics
Tom Brady a Shareholder in Bankrupt FTX 2023 Open, NBA Analysis

From the FTX bankruptcy revealing Tom Brady as one of the company's biggest shareholders to the Australian Open 2023 draw featuring Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic in Round 1 matches and their paths to the final. In the NBA, Ben Simmons assisted the Brooklyn Nets against the Boston Celtics with scores, reactions, analysis, Kevin Durant, and video. Kevin Harvick is set to race his final NASCAR season in 2023, and Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo hospital after nine days of suffering cardiac arrest during a game. Finally, the Premier League offers ten things to look out for this weekend! Keep your eyes peeled!

8 months ago#sports
EPL 2023 Fulham Upends Chelsea; Messi Offered $430 Million Salary, Ronaldo Left Off FIFA Award List.

It's been a busy 2023 in sports news, with the English Premier League, Australian Open, NRL, and cricket all making headlines. The EPL saw Premier League side Fulham stun Chelsea in a match that saw Joao Felix sent off and debut his first red card. Willian and Graham Potter were the show's stars, with the latest updates on Lionel Messi's astronomical salary offer and Ronaldo left off the FIFA award list. The NRL has been abuzz with Transfer Whispers involving Tom Duffy, the Bulldogs, and the Cowboys, and Tristan Sailor and the Brisbane Broncos, with contracts and player movements in full swing. When is the first Ashes Test? Meanwhile, cricket news is about Steve Smith, who is set to play county cricket for Sussex and the Ashes between Australia and England. And in tennis, Novak Djokovic has kicked off the mind games with a subtle swipe at Nick Kyrgios. All the latest news and updates on this and more in 2023.

8 months ago#sports
Watch Rare Green Comet Tonight, Plus Biggest Rare Earth Metals Deposit Found and DNA Study Launched

A rare celestial event will occur in the night sky: a green comet that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age. The comet will be visible to the naked eye and will surely be an amazing sight. But that's not all - from the depths of Swedish mines to the mysterious formation of rocky planets, the night sky is only the beginning of the exciting scientific news of the day. In addition to the comet, scientists have discovered Europe's largest deposit of rare earth metals in Sweden, launched a DNA chemical marker study, and developed synthetic nerve cells that mimic biology.

8 months ago#science
Scientists Uncover Gemstones on Mars

From discovering gemstones on Mars to detecting black holes buried deep in our Milky Way Galaxy, astronomers have been busy uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. In a recent flurry of activity, scientists have also pinpointed the origins of a cosmic factory, spotted the International Space Station in the night sky, and revealed the most-distant stars lurking in our galaxy. Meanwhile, China plans to launch more than 60 rockets in 2023, and GitHub is making strides to keep astronomy accessible for all. Join us as we explore the exciting and ever-expanding universe!

8 months ago#science
Dow Boosts After CPI Report, Cognizant Appoints New CEO, Disney-Peltz Clash, FTX Cash

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 200 points on Wednesday following the December Consumer Price Index report, which showed that inflation is cooling. Additionally, Cognizant has appointed Ravi Kumar S as its new Chief Executive Officer, while Disney's Peltz fight and FTX cash were also in the news. Meanwhile, Bernard Arnault has appointed his daughter Delphine Arnault to run Dior. Finally, the proposed ban on noncompete clauses has implications for top advisors, while Yahoo is part of the Yahoo family of brands.

8 months ago#politics
Estonia Seizing Russian Assets, Tate Loses Appeal, Duke Students Preparing For Mask Return

In the Middle East, America's security stick is no match for China's carrots. Estonia has announced a plan to seize Russian assets and deliver them to Ukraine. Meanwhile, divisive influencer Tate has lost an appeal against asset seizures, and Duke students have mixed feelings about the university's call to wear masks. Japan is looking to bring semiconductor manufacturing back home to thwart China. Finally, a Brooklyn judge has resigned after being accused of making racist and homophobic remarks.

8 months ago#politics
Tory Rebellion Over Internet Safety Law; Illinois Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Assault Weapons Ban

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is facing a major rebellion from within the Conservative Party over his proposed internet safety law. Meanwhile, Illinois county sheriffs have refused to enforce the state's newly implemented assault weapons ban, deeming it unconstitutional. Strategy Letter V has put community engagement on the back burner for 2022, with ten new things to obsess over instead. Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty to 8 counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy. We'll also be looking into why the FAA system crashed and why it could happen again. Additionally, we'll explore the potential of machine learning in schools and the US government's position on a potential gas stove ban. Finally, we have an exclusive transcript of the full testimony Bankman-Fried planned to give Congress.

8 months ago#politics
Biden Admin Tackles Covid, Lithium Mine Fate in Judge's Hands, Iran Enforces Facial Recognition for Women Without Hijabs

The Biden administration has renewed its commitment to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, but the fate of America’s largest lithium mine still lies in the hands of a federal judge. Meanwhile, Iran has declared that women who do not wear the hijab will be identified via facial recognition technology. The UK Culture Secretary has boldly stated that the Parthenon sculptures belong in Britain. Video game maker Epic Games is in legal trouble and will have to pay out over half a billion dollars to the FTC over privacy violations and unwanted charges. The UAE has announced that Holocaust education will be included in school curriculums, while the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the Supreme Court’s impartiality. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that war has not affected Russia much, yet complains that there have been no orders for new aircraft. Finally, lawyers who aided Trump in his election plot may face heightened risks of charges.

8 months ago#politics
Alex Jones' CT Attorney Suspended for Privacy Breach, Charged with Intimidating Judge

The news of Alex Jones' Connecticut attorney's law license being suspended for six months for sharing Sandy Hook families' medical records is just one of the recent legal stories making headlines. In other news, a lawyer representing churches in the battle over COVID mandates has been charged with intimidating a judge. A study has found that narcissism reduces the quality of long-term friendships. Additionally, Poland is set to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine. A Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly shot a teacher has had three school-related shootings in 17 months. Finally, conservatives who attacked school boards in 2022 are now targeting libraries. Tom Cruise missed a Shelly Miscavige joke at the Golden Globes, and a judge suspended a lawyer's law license for Alex Jones following Sandy Hook document leaks.

8 months ago#politics
Celebrities in the News Ezra Miller to Plead Guilty, Hugh Jackman Denies Steroid Use, The Chainsmokers Admit to Threesomes

This year's Golden Globes was full of surprises, from Ezra Miller reportedly pleading guilty to a Vermont case, Hugh Jackman denying taking steroids for Wolverine, and The Chainsmokers admitting to having threesomes together. Even the star of the upcoming series "House of the Dragon," Milly Alcock, looked drunk on stage. There were interesting moments such as a flowery pianist, Eddie's brevity, and Prince Harry watching and fact-checking Netflix's "The Crown." But the biggest surprise came from Golden Globes host Jerrod Carmichael, who made a jab at Tom Cruise over Scientology. Finally, fans of the hit TV show "Yellowstone" were shocked at the potential impending death of a character in the season 5 finale and star Cole Hauser's reaction. All this and more make this year's Golden Globes memorable and remind us why we love bad TV shows.

8 months ago#entertainment
Alicia Molik's Brilliance Shines at Australian Open 2023 as Blind Tennis Player

The 2023 sporting year is off to a thrilling start, with David Warner and Alicia Molik heading the headlines. Alicia, a blind tennis player, is shining in the Australian Open 2023, while David Warner is returning to the football field. January signings include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona, Garang Kuol to Hearts, and Jorginho and Sergio Busquets to Al-Nassr. The New Orleans Pelicans and Boston Celtics face off on Jan 11, 2023, with the Australian Open serving up a tough draw for Alja Tomljanović and Nick Kyrgios, who responded to Pat Rafter's 'clueless' comments. English Premier League football officials have banned an offensive ‘rent boy’ chant, and Apple and Major League Soccer have announced their MLS Season Pass broadcasters. It's shaping up to be a great year of sports!

8 months ago#sports
Valorant Map Guide & Xbox/Bethesda Event How To Play & Watch from Australia

Are you ready for the Xbox and Bethesda event later this month? With the upcoming games showcase, there's never been a better time to get into gaming. But if you want to ensure you're prepared, check out this helpful guide on Valorant maps and how to watch the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct in Australia. If you've recently picked up a PS5, you'll want to ensure you're making the most of it. This article will describe the things every new PS5 owner should try or consider!

8 months ago#gaming
Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head Face Off in 2022 Test Cricket Docu-Series

The world of sports has been abuzz with recent news. The Green Bay Packers' Quay Walker was recently ejected for shoving a Detroit Lions medical staffer. With Emily in Paris season 3 premiering, viewers are anxious to see what the show has in store. Meanwhile, cricket fans are eager to learn more about the upcoming Australia v Sri Lanka Test series, featuring Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head. And John McEnroe recently spoke out on Australian Open winner Ash Barty's retirement, saying it "hurt the sport." With rising tennis star Iga Swiatek dominating the court and music streaming giant Spotify playing a huge role in the tournament, now is the time to stay up to date on all the latest sports news.

8 months ago#entertainment
Uniqlo Boosts Pay, NDIS Providers Facing Losses, & Arnault Puts Daughter In Charge of Dior.

With the world of fashion, finance, and technology in flux, some of the biggest names in the industry are making headlines. Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo is set to raise employee pay by up to 40%, while NDIS providers face increasing losses. Meanwhile, Bernard Arnault, the world's richest man, has put his daughter Delphine in charge of Christian Dior, Ford has hiked Ranger pricing with the introduction of the Clean Car Standard, and Elon Musk has broken the world record for the greatest loss of personal fortune in history. Meanwhile, the Australian watchdog is probing banks' offers to savers as cash rates rise. Stay tuned as we follow these major fashion, finance, and technology developments.

8 months ago#politics
Elon Musk & Bernard Arnault Make Business History

From the world of business, it's been a busy week full of news stories. Elon Musk broke a world record for the largest personal fortune lost in history, while the chairman of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, appointed his daughter Delphine as the new boss of Christian Dior. In Northern Ireland, it was announced that business rates could be falling for hotels, pubs, and shops. Meanwhile, unions have said that pay deals to avoid further rail strikes are still a long way off, and more than 750,000 households are at risk of mortgage default. Finally, an MP questions whether Evri should be investigated for 'poor customer service.'

8 months ago#politics
Rendering Videos with Node.js and FFmpeg Using cert-manager on GitHub

This article will explore several exciting topics in the software engineering world. We'll look at cert-manager, a tool used to manage TLS certificates. We'll also discuss GitHub Video Rendering with Node.js and FFmpeg, a tool for creating videos from images and videos. We'll discuss Firecracker, a lightweight virtualization for serverless applications, and GitHub Argos, which helps developers create and debug their applications. We'll also look at the gaps in software, IEC formalizing f-strings, and Spotify2PDF-Save Spotify Playlist to PDF File. Get ready to learn about the latest software engineering tools, trends, and technologies!

8 months ago#programming
Ireland's Rent Crisis Why Are Rents So High and Houses So Expensive?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently commented that rent prices in Ireland are "very high" and out of line with competitive countries, with the average house costing 7 to 8 times the average individual income. Allen Weisselberg, former Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization, was recently sentenced to five months in jail. Meanwhile, in Texas, a Republican has filed articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This, coupled with rising attacks on power substations worldwide, begs the question: why is the electric grid so hard to protect? The Swiss National Bank posted a record $143 billion loss in 2022, and the EPA proposed tightening its fine particulate matter standard, which may affect coal power plants. As if that weren't enough, China's Covid wave is threatening another US medical supply chain disruption. Elon Musk's $182 billion net worth drop has broken a Guinness World Record and has driven more than a million people to Mastodon. There is no doubt that this is a turbulent time for the world.

8 months ago#politics
Startup Dreams Ruined by VC Funding Fine Print LastPass Password Vault Leak

From leaked password vaults to current vaccine pricing, this article delves into the latest developments that are shaking the world of business, technology, and politics. Learn how security experts are dissecting LastPass's disclosure of leaked password vaults, how VC funding can make or break a startup's future, how Roman Abramovich's billion-dollar trusts were transferred before Russia sanctions, how U.S. News & World Report is revamping its law school ranking system, the controversy surrounding €7.91 hourly pay for younger workers, Moderna CEO's comments on a 400% price hike, a government watchdog's success in cracking a federal agency's passwords in minutes, and the Democrats' warning to McCarthy about George Santos being a ‘direct threat to national security.’ Finally, find out what Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had to say about the Fed becoming a 'Climate Policy Maker' and private equity's role in giving hackers access to bank passwords.

8 months ago#politics
Brooklyn Judge Resigns After Racist, Homophobic Remarks; Haiti Suffers Anarchy

Brooklyn Judge John R. Smith has resigned after being accused of making racist and homophobic remarks during his time on the bench. Haiti is facing a political crisis as it spirals towards anarchy without elected government officials. The Swiss National Bank reported a record loss of $143 billion. The UK government is planning to list an IPO in London with the Register Labour Party calling for mask-wearing on public transport and crowded places until March 1 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The EU has announced new sanctions on Belarus and Iran for their support of Russia's war against Ukraine. US Representative Katie Porter has announced her 2024 Senate bid. Finland's foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has stated that Finland is not in such a hurry to join NATO as to rush ahead without Sweden.

8 months ago#politics
U.S. Air Travel Resumes as VA's Senate Sees Shifting Dynamics

The United States air travel industry is slowly coming back to life after a costly FAA computer outage, while Democrats are taking back a closely watched Virginia Senate seat. Meanwhile, Switzerland is blocking Spanish arms for Ukraine, and Joe Biden is set to visit Canada later this year. Iran is introducing face recognition technology to identify women breaking hijab laws, while Binance has lost $12 billion in assets in less than two months. Ukraine's President Zelenskyy made a speech at the Golden Globes, while Mexico captured El Chapo's son, resulting in at least 29 deaths. Democrats are also calling for Brazil's Bolsonaro to be expelled from the U.S. after an attack in Brazil, and Donald Trump's tax returns reveal a larger risk than previously thought.

8 months ago#politics
Hugh Jackman Gives Himself 6 Months to Get in Shape for 'Deadpool 3'!

Hugh Jackman is reportedly preparing to reprise his iconic role as Wolverine in the highly anticipated ‘Deadpool 3’ and has given himself a six-month deadline to get in shape! Meanwhile, Jeremy Renner celebrated his 52nd birthday in the hospital after being involved in a snowplow accident. In other news, the Avatar sequel has become the seventh highest-grossing film ever, having earned over $1.7 billion. Finally, a new AI watermark generator has been released to protect art from being trained, and Spotify has released a Fake Tweet Generator.

8 months ago#entertainment
Robo-Lawyer Valued at $210 Million Receives Backing from Andreessen, a Yahoo Family Brand

The tech world is abuzz with the latest news and developments! From Robo-Lawyer Valued at $210 Million With Backing From Andreessen to Apple's transition away from Qualcomm modem chips in the next few years, there's no shortage of interesting news. We'll also explore the rising popularity of Multiplayer SaaS and Apple's rumored all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip. Finally, we'll take a look at popular services like Zapier, Make.com, and Pipedream.com from a developer perspective, and poll2hook's experimentation with federation and migrating accounts. It's a busy time for tech, and we've got all the news you need right here!

8 months ago#technology
Exploring the Carbon Footprint of ChatGPT and the Possibility of Improving Psychotherapy Through Language Analysis

The world of finance and economics is ever-evolving, and the origins of money are often overlooked. In this article, we explore the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and provide an estimate of the carbon emissions. Can we use technology to improve psychotherapy by quantifying the language therapists use? Alternatively, could a memristor-based Bayesian machine provide a more sustainable living environment similar to Uruguay? We also discuss the implications of large language models encoding clinical knowledge and every model learned by gradient descent being approximately a kernel machine. Finally, we look at the UN report that states Earth's ozone layer is on course to be healed within decades.

8 months ago#science
SourceHut Blacklists Go Module Mirror, Microsoft Turns to OpenAI's GPT for Office Suite

SourceHut, the open-source development platform, has announced that it will blacklist the Go module. Also, Microsoft is looking at OpenAI's GPT for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. GitHub Indie Web Stack of the Future and understanding and generating a UPC-A barcode using Python. Mastodon Chirper, ngrok-go: Ingress network straight from your app and tracing in Spring Boot 3 WebFlux. Learn how to utilize Micrometer tracing in Apache® Appropriation and the introduction of Komodor Free.

8 months ago#programming
Norway Overtakes Russia as Germany's Main Gas Source, EPA Proposes Tighter Emissions Limits

We explore the news that Norway has replaced Russia as Germany’s top gas supplier and the potential ban on gas stoves by a US federal agency. We also discuss the potential impact tightening fine particulate matter standards, potentially affecting coal power plants, and a four-day work week could have on Australia. We take a closer look at the schools using social networks, claiming they “exploit neurophysiology” of kids’ brains, Amazon’s plan to close three UK warehouses, and the repercussions of the latest tech layoffs from Salesforce. Lastly, we consider the implications of tech protectionism’s incentives and what a labor shortage could mean for the future.

8 months ago#politics
Seattle Schools Sue Social Platforms Over Mental Health Crisis, Black Soldier Sues Police Over Violent Stop

The tech world has been in a flurry of activity this week as Seattle public schools sue social media platforms for youth's "mental health crisis," a messenger billed as better than Signal is riddled with vulnerabilities, and a Black soldier sues police over a violent stop caught on camera. China follows through on a plan to ban deepfake tech, a former US fighter pilot's extradition to the US over China training is approved by the Attorney-General, the EPA tightens air quality standards as respiratory diseases rise, Coinbase lays off a fifth of staff as the crypto downturn continues, Russia's flagship oil is trading at half global prices with a tiny pool of buyers, and an ethics watchdog files an FEC complaint against George Santos. Stay tuned as more tech news unfolds!

8 months ago#politics
Forever Chemicals US Lawsuit Aims to Reduce Plastic Food Containers' Impact on Health

From the US lawsuit targeting 'forever chemicals' to the lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of causing the wrongful death of a Capitol Police officer, this week has been full of newsworthy events. In addition, Salesforce has announced plans to reduce their workforce by 10%, investors have settled a lawsuit with the developer of Cyberpunk 2077 for $1.85 million, and the CFPB and New York Attorney General have filed suit against Credit Acceptance. Finally, Europe has announced a plan to become the first climate-neutral continent. With so much news, it's worth exploring why traffic reduction schemes attract so many conspiracy theories. You can just read on to learn more about the topic and what it means for the future.

8 months ago#politics
Two Charged with Sabotage, Biden Documents Found, Schools Sue Over Mental Health Crisis

Two individuals have been charged with four attacks on power substations in Pierce County, Washington. In more news, a source has reported that classified documents from Joe Biden's time as Vice President have been discovered in a private office. Schools are suing Meta and Google for their alleged role in creating a 'youth mental health crisis.' Norway has reactivated a fund to protect the Amazon forest in Brazil, while Salesforce will lay off 10% of its staff as part of a restructuring process. A Beijing official has stated that the tech crackdown in the region is 'over.' Spain is set to implement a digital nomad visa before the end of January 2023, and South Africa has reported its first case of the most transmissible Covid-19 variant.

8 months ago#places
Ethical Considerations of Using ChatGPT for Mental Health Support

The rise of artificial intelligence has been a highly controversial topic, especially when it comes to AI being used for mental health support. Recently, a company has been using ChatGPT, an AI system, to offer mental health advice, raising ethical issues. Native code being slow is also a widely discussed issue, and it's been a long-standing debate whether that will ever change. Moreover, posts identifying people using cell phone location data have become more common, and the discussion around data privacy has become even more pressing. BitEscrow is a cryptocurrency payment service that has been gaining traction in the industry. KidoTail AI is a machine-learning platform that matches customer intent with the right product. Furthermore, a taboo topic such as robots having ‘consciousness’ has become increasingly popular, and it's now considered the last word. Finally, an AI that can "write" is causing people to have delusions about the actual capabilities of AI. In light of all this, it's clear that the world of artificial intelligence is ever-evolving, and the implications of these advancements will be long-lasting.

8 months ago#technology
NFL Suspends Bengals Game, Canada Wins Gold at 2023 World Juniors, Shiffrin Ties Vonn's Women's Cup Record

The NFL announced that the Bengals-Suspended Bills game would not be resumed this week, while Canada won a gold medal at the 2023 World Junior Championship. In other sports news, skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin has tied American compatriot Lindsey Vonn's women's World Cup record with 82 wins, and the Dubz B.C. Regional Junior Hockey League has handed out 35 games worth of suspensions for an on-ice brawl. On the tennis court, Venus Williams has pulled out of the Australian Open due to injury, and Dayana Yastremska has replaced Naomi Osaka. Finally, a group of researchers has shed light on how exercise can help prevent NFL-related concussions and training injuries. The league has now turned to machine learning to avoid these issues further.

8 months ago#sports
Novak Djokovic and Dubz 2022 NFL Standings A Roundup

The 2022 NFL season has been full of surprises, and the division standings are no exception. Novak Djokovic is off to a good start with a win in the first round of the Adelaide International. Meanwhile, the tragic news that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes continues to spread. On a lighter note, the White Sox's Liam Hendriks was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and the Los Angeles Dodgers cut ties with embattled pitcher Trevor Bauer. On the college sports front, Rutgers made headlines for the second time in two seasons with a stunning upset of No. 1 Purdue, and South Dakota State won its first FCS title over North Dakota State. It's been a wild few months, and the sports world continues to surprise us.

8 months ago#sports
99% Efficiency New Technology for Removing Microplastics and Treating Blindness

The International Space Station astronauts have been busy building objects impossible on Earth, and Princeton engineers have developed a new way to remove microplastics from water. Meanwhile, lab-grown retinal cells are opening the door to treating blindness and degenerative eye diseases. A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Earn account assets belong to Celsius, and lithium-sulfur batteries are one step closer to powering our future. Fungi that cause serious lung infections have been discovered across the U.S., and Quanta Magazine has the latest data on measuring ripples in spacetime. Someone has even gone as far as to recreate the Star Wars theme entirely in Logic Pro and sample libraries, and a 'holy grail' wheat gene discovery could feed our overheated world. There is no shortage of exciting news in technology and science!

8 months ago#science
Building Conscious Robots to Fight Epidemics

The world is fascinating, and its recent scientific breakthroughs have been no exception. This article will explore some of the most impressive and important recent discoveries. From epidemics that have been avoided through careful public health interventions to the development of conscious robots, we'll look at how science is changing the world. We'll also explore the FDA's important information on the risk of COVID, the potential of generating electricity from snow in Japan, and the progress (or lack thereof) of plastic-eating bacteria. With these advances, we can look to the future with the hope that science will continue to make the world a better place.

8 months ago#science
Danish Health Officials Declare No Need for New Covid Restrictions

Denmark's health authorities say there's no need for new Covid restrictions for Alabama women who joined ISIS hoping to return from a Syrian camp; the news is constantly changing. A new report claims the IRS targeted the poorest taxpayers while millionaires went mostly unscathed in 2022. In Massachusetts, police have arrested the husband of a missing mom of 3 for allegedly misleading investigators. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state needs money, while he spent millions on busing migrants. Thailand has had a U-turn on its COVID vaccination rule for visitors. The director's son of 'Romeo and Juliet' criticized actors for a nudity lawsuit. House Minority Leader McCarthy pledged to repeal IRS funding to target wealthy tax cheats. A Readout of a congressional visit to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division was released, and Warner Bros. Head Honcho got real about HBO Max, canceling all those projects, and how they 'went on a spending frenzy.' Keep up to date with this and more with our latest article.

8 months ago#politics
Tesla Driver Arrested for Attempted Murder and Child Abuse

Tesla driver, Austin Lee Edwards, is facing a litany of charges, including attempted murder, child abuse, and grooming a minor after plunging off of Devil's Slide. Experts are raising concerns over the "urgent need" to understand the link between teens' self-diagnosing disorders and social media use. Ben Sasse steps down from the Senate to become the University of Florida President, and CNN's Roberts Court Report finds that the Chief Justice doesn't understand what's wrong at the court he presides over. US Soccer is investigating Manager Gregg Berhalter, Steve Bannon, and his January 6 followers are cheering on the Brazilian insurrection. In Sweden, the police chief has called the fatal gun violence a failure, and President Biden has called MOHELA's role in blocking student loan debt relief "completely unacceptable."

8 months ago#politics
Cannabis Use Among Adults with Chronic Pain Health Experts Caution XBB.1.5

A recent study has revealed that a quarter of adults with chronic pain are turning to cannabis, which health experts are warily eyeing. Meanwhile, the FBI has been investigating a series of shootings at the homes and offices of Democratic officials in Albuquerque. A conservative politician has recently proposed bringing down the Supreme Court, and two men have been charged in connection to attacks on Pierce County substations. Furthermore, Brazil's Congress recently saw Lula vow to punish supporters of Bolsonaro after a riot. Finally, the FDA has approved a new antibody to slow Alzheimer's disease, even as safety concerns linger. Sources for this article include Texas Democrat's call for U.S. authorities to extradite Bolsonaro to Brazil.

8 months ago#politics
29 Killed in Arrest Operation Aftermath of Russia's Revenge Attack, Lula's Intervention in Brazil Capital.

The world is currently in a state of upheaval, as evidenced by Russia's revenge attack on Ukrainian soldiers, the extradition of El Chapo's son halted after an arrest operation left 29 killed, and Lula declaring a security intervention in Brazil's capital. Germany is considering delivering Leopard tanks to Ukraine, while France's prized nuclear sector has stalled in Europe's hour of need. In Brazil, Bolsonaro supporters stormed the National Congress, and Rep. Scott Perry, the focus of January 6 probes, declined to recuse himself from investigations. Finally, conservatives are aiming for tenure for university professors. In this current climate, staying informed and aware of the events unfolding around the world is important.

8 months ago#politics
RAYE Reaches No. 1 With 'Escapism'; 'M3GAN' Outperforms 'Avatar 2' at the Box Office; 50 Cent Announces '8 Mile' TV Series with Eminem's Blessing

RAYE has achieved a major milestone in her career, claiming her first Number 1 single with her song 'Escapism.' Meanwhile, the movie 'M3GAN' has beaten expectations at the box office and placed second behind 'Avatar 2'. 50 Cent has announced a modern TV series based on '8 Mile' with Eminem's blessing, while Anthony Willis and Jenna Davis have released the new song 'Titanium' on Apple Music, and Ice Spice has released 'In Ha Mood.' Nicolas Cage has no plans to join the 'Star Wars universe, and Taiwan's pop music star Abao is producing hits in her Indigenous language. Lastly, Mariah Carey's 'Christmas' has topped the Hot 100 for its 12th week.

8 months ago#entertainment
Nicole Kidman in Paramount+'s 'Lioness' and Chad Kroeger Teases a 'REM-esque' Song

From A-list actress Nicole Kidman's casting in Taylor Sheridan's upcoming release, Lioness at Paramount+, to Chad Kroeger's unique take on a REM classic, it's been a busy week in the world of entertainment. The age gap in Hollywood has been a hot topic of conversation, and the latest in the chat is Aaron Taylor-Johnson's emerging as a frontrunner for the role of James Bond. Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx is the latest song to enter Number One's list. SZA's "SOS" remains at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart for the fourth consecutive month. It's a week of musical and movie magic!

8 months ago#entertainment
WWIII on the Horizon? Elon Musk Seeks to Move Tesla Tweet Trial

Two years after the Jan. 6 riot, key GOP lawmakers have gone unpunished, while a series of recent events have sparked a heightened sense of global uncertainty. From China's increasing power to Russia's looming threat, the possibility of war is rising. Shootings were reported at the homes and offices of five New Mexico Democrats, and tech mogul Elon Musk seeks to move trial over Tesla tweets, citing bias from San Francisco jurors. December's jobs report heralds the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, and an iconic human rights activist is not welcomed at Harvard. Additionally, in Spain, tobacco companies have been mandated to pay for the clean-up of discarded cigarettes, and Uganda has enacted the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act. Finally, U.S. government officials have announced an intent to slash the citizenship renunciation fee by four-fifths. With all these factors in play, the world is left wondering what could be next.

8 months ago#politics
Tesla Owners in China Protest, Sen. Hawley Mocked, & Elon Musk Seeks New Trial Location

Tesla owners in China are protesting against surprise price cuts they missed, while Senator Josh Hawley is being mocked by his rivals for inciting a mob he subsequently fled. Elon Musk's attorneys are trying to move their trial from California to Texas due to local negativity. Additionally, the Ukrainian War is still ongoing, and a Wagner mercenary group's boss claims he wants access to Bakhmut for its underground cities. Lastly, bump stocks were recently struck down by a U.S. appeals court, and five Arizona tribes have been granted water rights and land from Biden's latest legislation. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Katie Porter is going viral for reading a book during a chaotic Speaker fight.

8 months ago#politics
Justice Sotomayor's 'Shell Shocked' Reaction to Supreme Court Term and Phone Call With Trump Amid GOP Crisis

Justice Sotomayor recently told a group of law professors that she felt "shell shocked" at the end of the recent Supreme Court term, citing the complexity of the cases and the number of decisions made. Meanwhile, venture capital MTG has faced a legal threat, while a GOP rebel received a phone call from President Trump amid a speaker crisis. On the tech front, BusterAI's AI Detector API has been released, and in politics, experts are saying that Belarus has no future as an independent country. An appeals court also blocked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's deposition in a social media lawsuit. Elon Musk has publicly stated that he can't get a fair trial in California and wants to move the proceedings to Texas. Lastly, Iran has reportedly executed a karate champion and volunteer children's coach amidst a crackdown on protests. China has also talked with Pfizer to obtain a generic version of their COVID drug.

8 months ago#politics
Hasbro's Wizards of the Coast Cancels Video Game Projects

It's an incredible time to be a gamer, and this article looks at the latest developments in the world of gaming. This article looks at the amazing changes that have occurred in gaming in recent times. Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast have canceled their video game projects. At the same time, Patch 6.3 Notes (Preliminary) AI-assisted graphics, Antoinette Project tools to create the next generation of flight simulators, Really Simple Arcade on the App Store, AI-written Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, lowercase Gs, Sony's PS5 design flaw, and modern C# on game consoles are all topics discussed in this article.

8 months ago#gaming
Investing in Drone, Battlefield AI Tech During War In Europe — Tips and Tricks for AWS Cost Explorer and USB-C

Get ready for an exciting journey into the heart of the tech sector! The European theater of war is drawing in investors and technology giants like Microsoft, Google, and Samsung as they battle for a piece of the lucrative drone, artificial battlefield intelligence (AI), and mobile software markets. In this article, we'll look at the potential for success for the big players and explore some tips and tricks for using AWS Cost Explorer to get the most out of your investments. We'll also discuss the future of USB-C: resistors, emarkers, and other technologies. Finally, we'll examine the tech sector in the US and explore how Microsoft, Google, and Samsung are preparing for the future with OpenAI, ChatGPT, and other programs.

8 months ago#technology
Robot Consciousness From Taboo to the Last Word

With the world of technology advancing rapidly, the latest trends and topics in the tech industry have been growing in both interest and coverage. From Footprint Analytics’ Crypto Analysis Dashboards to Palantir’s Covid-era UK health contract, this article will take you through some of the top tech news of the year. We’ll explore the “consciousness” of robots, the new 13th-gen Intel Core desktop CPUs, and the countdown to the global connectivity campaign. Plus, learn about Tesla’s stock tanking, ChatGPT being banned in NYC schools, and how MegaCortex ransomware victims can recover stolen files for free. Stay informed on the latest tech news with this comprehensive article.

8 months ago#technology
Ukraine Digitizing Fighting Forces on a Budget & Tesla Models Y & 3 Top American-Made Cars of 2022

Ukraine has taken a unique approach to modernize its fighting forces on a limited budget: digitization. By embracing technology, the nation has achieved cost savings and increased efficiency. From Malawi's biometric ID system to Tesla's most American-made cars of 2022, technology is revolutionizing how we do things. Gwern.net is taking it a step further by utilizing clean energy charging on iPhones, and the Richardson Maturity Model allows us to assess fighter pilots' performance. Read on to explore the world of zero-copy serialization with NIC Scatter-Gather, and the standardized tests for assessing lidars in autonomous vehicles.

8 months ago#technology
Free VPNs Understanding Their Financial Model in a Post-RISC World

As the demand for virtual private networks (VPNs) continues to rise, many people ask how free VPNs make money. Different financial operations have their struggles when transitioning to the cloud. Ars Technica takes a look at RISC vs. CISC in the Post-RISC Era. Lucas Kostka Folklore.org has created an original Macintosh student-built app to detect if ChatGPT wrote essays to fight plagiarism. Millisecond accurate Chrony NTP with a USB GPS for USD 12 is an exclusive offer. ChatGPT owner OpenAI projects $1 billion in revenue by 2024. Additionally, according to a recent test, physical buttons outperform touchscreens in new cars. Tesla's stock has taken a hit, dropping 12% following a deliveries report.

8 months ago#technology
Can AI Outsmart the TV Industry?

The world is changing rapidly, with it, the media we consume. With the emergence of TikTok, GitHub, HTTPie, AI, and the Core i9 CPU, the TV industry needs help to keep up. But what about the startup M&A market and databases? Is the market over? And what can tech learn from the pandemic? This article explores the power of scaling, the potential of generative AI, and the lessons businesses can learn from the toilet paper Magik.

8 months ago#technology
Saving the Honey Bees World's First Vaccine Approved Unlock the Power of the Zettelkasten Method" "Time-Traveling Black Holes: What's the Catch?

In recent news, the US has approved the world's first vaccine for declining honey bee populations. Scientists also find that black holes may serve as time machines, with a catch. In addition, the FDA has approved a breakthrough drug for Alzheimer's, while the Zettelkasten Method is gaining traction as a way to organize ideas. ONELAB, a new open numerical engineering laboratory, is also focusing on the Slicing Problem for computational theories of consciousness. On the other hand, the head of the international nuclear fusion project has admitted that its completion may be delayed for years. Finally, there have been new developments in robots outwriting humans and parenting/language acquisition, as well as facial age recognition and AI technology.

8 months ago#science
U.S. Approves Biotech Firm's Honeybee Vaccine NPR

Fermi Estimates and Dyson Designs Opinion: A biotech firm recently announced that the U.S. has approved its honeybee vaccine, but is it enough? GitHub is buzzing with news that COVID drug Paxlovid has been hailed as a game-changer. NPR dives into the story. What happened? According to a Government, Scientists have discovered an Entirely New Kind of Quantum Entanglement in Breakthrough, the brain's ability to perceive space is expanding like the universe. Wikipedia Signpost/2023 delves into the story. Paul Ehrlich, who got it all wrong about population growth, is the subject of Why Paul Ehrlich got everything wrong.

8 months ago#science
CDC Examines Wastewater for Long COVID Subtypes

A new study from the CDC has tested wastewater from aircraft for Covid-19 as part of their efforts to monitor the pandemic. Meanwhile, Plan 9 from Bell Labs Study has identified four major subtypes of long COVID. In the realm of renewable energy, space-based solar power hardware is ready for actual testing in space and has recently been launched into orbit for this purpose. In other news, NuScale has marked progress in the development of SMRs in the United States and Romania. In contrast, lecanemab, a new Alzheimer's drug, has recently been granted accelerated approval by the FDA despite safety concerns. Finally, a new study has looked into whether H-bombs or chicken bones are responsible for the start of the Anthropocene. In contrast, another study has found that losing weight doesn't resolve inflammation tied to weight gain.

8 months ago#science
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